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Our published findings

1: Zehentmeier S and Pereira JP. Cell circuits and niches controlling B cell development. Immunol. Rev. 2019 Apr 11.

2: Fistonich C, Zehentmeier S, Bednarski J, Miao R, Schjerven H, Sleckman BP, and Pereira JP. Cell circuits between B cell progenitors and IL-7+ mesenchymal progenitor cells control B cell development. J. Exp. Med.  2018 Aug 29.  


3: Arojo OA, Ouyang X, Liu D, Meng T, Kaech SM, Pereira JP, Su B. Active mTORC2 Signaling in Naive T Cells Suppresses Bone Marrow Homing by Inhibiting CXCR4 Expression. J Immunol. 2018 Jun 22.   


4: Emgård J, Kammoun H, García-Cassani B, Chesné J, Parigi SM, Jacob JM, Cheng HW, Evren E, Das S, Czarnewski P, Sleiers N, Melo-Gonzalez F, Kvedaraite E, Svensson M, Scandella E, Hepworth MR, Huber S, Ludewig B, Peduto L, Villablanca EJ, Veiga-Fernandes H, Pereira JP, Flavell RA, Willinger T. Oxysterol Sensing through the Receptor GPR183 Promotes the Lymphoid-Tissue-Inducing Function of Innate Lymphoid Cells and Colonic Inflammation. Immunity. 2018 Jan 16;48(1):120-132.


5: Lim VY, Zehentmeier S, Fistonich C, Pereira JP. A Chemoattractant-Guided Walk Through Lymphopoiesis: From Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Mature B Lymphocytes. Adv Immunol. 2017;134:47-88.  


6: Cordeiro Gomes A, Hara T, Lim VY, Herndler-Brandstetter D, Nevius E, Sugiyama T, Tani-Ichi S, Schlenner S, Richie E, Rodewald HR, Flavell RA, Nagasawa T, Ikuta K, Pereira JP. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niches Produce Lineage-Instructive Signals to Control Multipotent Progenitor Differentiation. Immunity. 2016 Dec 20;45(6):1219-1231.   


7: Nevius E, Gomes AC, Pereira JP. Inflammatory Cell Migration in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Comprehensive Review. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2016 Aug;51(1):59-78.   


8: Zhu M, Sun BH, Saar K, Simpson C, Troiano N, Dallas SL, Tiede-Lewis LM, Nevius E, Pereira JP, Weinstein RS, Tommasini SM, Insogna KL. Deletion of Rac in Mature Osteoclasts Causes Osteopetrosis, an Age-Dependent Change in Osteoclast Number, and a Reduced Number of Osteoblasts In Vivo. J Bone Miner Res. 2016 Apr;31(4):864-73.   


9: Nevius E, Pinho F, Dhodapkar M, Jin H, Nadrah K, Horowitz MC, Kikuta J, Ishii M, Pereira JP. Oxysterols and EBI2 promote osteoclast precursor migration to bone surfaces and regulate bone mass homeostasis. J Exp Med. 2015 Oct 19;212(11):1931-46.   


10: Nadrah K, Beck TC, Pereira JP. Immature B Cell Egress from Bone Marrow Is SOCS3 Independent. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 14;10(8):e0136061.   


11: Beck TC, Gomes AC, Cyster JG, Pereira JP. CXCR4 and a cell-extrinsic mechanism control immature B lymphocyte egress from bone marrow. J Exp Med. 2014 Dec 15;211(13):2567-81.  


12: Willinger T, Ferguson SM, Pereira JP, De Camilli P, Flavell RA. Dynamin 2-dependent endocytosis is required for sustained S1PR1 signaling. J Exp Med. 2014 Apr 7;211(4):685-700.  


13: Kelly LM, Pereira JP, Yi T, Xu Y, Cyster JG. EBI2 guides serial movements of activated B cells and ligand activity is detectable in lymphoid and nonlymphoid tissues. J Immunol. 2011 Sep 15;187(6):3026-32.   


14: Hannedouche S, Zhang J, Yi T, Shen W, Nguyen D, Pereira JP, Guerini D, Baumgarten BU, Roggo S, Wen B, Knochenmuss R, Noël S, Gessier F, Kelly LM, Vanek M, Laurent S, Preuss I, Miault C, Christen I, Karuna R, Li W, Koo DI, Suply T, Schmedt C, Peters EC, Falchetto R, Katopodis A, Spanka C, Roy MO, Detheux M, Chen YA, Schultz PG, Cho CY, Seuwen K, Cyster JG, Sailer AW. Oxysterols direct immune cell migration via EBI2. Nature. 2011 Jul 27;475(7357):524-7.  


15: Pereira JP, Kelly LM, Cyster JG. Finding the right niche: B-cell migration in the early phases of T-dependent antibody responses. Int Immunol. 2010 Jun;22(6):413-9.  


16: Lalanne AI, Moraga I, Hao Y, Pereira JP, Alves NL, Huntington ND, Freitas AA, Cumano A, Vieira P. CpG inhibits pro-B cell expansion through a cathepsin B-dependent mechanism. J Immunol. 2010 May 15;184(10):5678-85.   


17: Pereira JP, Xu Y, Cyster JG. A role for S1P and S1P1 in immature-B cell egress from mouse bone marrow. PLoS One. 2010 Feb 18;5(2):e9277.   


18: Jenne CN, Enders A, Rivera R, Watson SR, Bankovich AJ, Pereira JP, Xu Y, Roots CM, Beilke JN, Banerjee A, Reiner SL, Miller SA, Weinmann AS, Goodnow CC, Lanier LL, Cyster JG, Chun J. T-bet-dependent S1P5 expression in NK cells promotes egress from lymph nodes and bone marrow. J Exp Med. 2009 Oct 26;206(11):2469-81.   


19: Pereira JP, Kelly LM, Xu Y, Cyster JG. EBI2 mediates B cell segregation between the outer and centre follicle. Nature. 2009 Aug 27;460(7259):1122-6.  .


20: Pereira JP, An J, Xu Y, Huang Y, Cyster JG. Cannabinoid receptor 2 mediates the retention of immature B cells in bone marrow sinusoids. Nat Immunol. 2009 Apr;10(4):403-11.   


21: Pappu R, Schwab SR, Cornelissen I, Pereira JP, Regard JB, Xu Y, Camerer E, Zheng YW, Huang Y, Cyster JG, Coughlin SR. Promotion of lymphocyte egress into blood and lymph by distinct sources of sphingosine-1-phosphate. Science. 2007 Apr 13;316(5822):295-8.   


22 Boonstra A, Rajsbaum R, Holman M, Marques R, Asselin-Paturel C, Pereira JP, Bates EE, Akira S, Vieira P, Liu YJ, Trinchieri G, O'Garra A. Macrophages and myeloid dendritic cells, but not plasmacytoid dendritic cells, produce IL-10 in response to MyD88- and TRIF-dependent TLR signals, and TLR-independent signals. J Immunol. 2006 Dec 1;177(11):7551-8.   


23: Oliveira MS, Fraga AG, Torrado E, Castro AG, Pereira JP, Filho AL, Milanezi F, Schmitt FC, Meyers WM, Portaels F, Silva MT, Pedrosa J. Infection with Mycobacterium ulcerans induces persistent inflammatory responses in mice. Infect Immun. 2005 Oct;73(10):6299-310.   


24: Schwab SR, Pereira JP, Matloubian M, Xu Y, Huang Y, Cyster JG. Lymphocyte sequestration through S1P lyase inhibition and disruption of S1P gradients. Science. 2005 Sep 9;309(5741):1735-9.   


25: Pereira JP, Girard R, Chaby R, Cumano A, Vieira P. Monoallelic expression of the murine gene encoding Toll-like receptor 4. Nat Immunol. 2003 May;4(5):464-70. Epub 2003 Mar 31.  


A more comprehensive explanation of cell circuits formed between B cell progenitors and IL-7 producing cells.

In this study, Chris Fistonich explains how B cell progenitors interact with IL-7-producing cells during B cell development in bone marrow. This study introduces a new concept into the field!

Nice study by Omotooke showing why naive T cells normally don't home to the bone marrow


The lab's review on the cellular journey from the hematopoietic stem cell until the mature B cell.


In this study, we identified stem cell niches as the site of lymphocyte production.


Erin's review of the chemoattractants sensed by early myeloid precursors as they differentiate into osteoclasts.


Erin's research showed EBI2 as a major chemoattractant receptor used by osteoclast precursors for positioning at the bone surface. Lots of great intravital microscopy here!

Negative results are as important as the positive ones. Title says it all.


The lab's first paper from the lab's first graduate student (Thomas). A very nice journey into how B cells egress from the bone marrow. Also lots of amazing intravital microscopy.