Gerald Lipshutz*

Dr. Gerald Lipshutz holds the Joan S. and Ralph N. Goldwyn Chair in Immunobiology and Transplantation Research.


Koeberl D, Schulze A, Sondheimer N, Lipshutz GS, Geberhiwot T, Li L, Saini R, Luo J, Sikirica V, Jin L, Liang M, Leuchars M, Grunewald S. Interim analyses of a first-in-human phase 1/2 mRNA trial for propionic acidaemia. Nature. 2024 Apr 03. view on PubMed

Meera P, Uusi-Oukari M, Lipshutz GS, Wallner M. GABAA receptors as plausible molecular targets and mediators for taurine and homotaurine actions. Front Pharmacol. 2023; 14:1271203. view on PubMed

Schaenman J, Ahn R, Lee C, Hale-Durbin B, Abdalla B, Danovitch G, Huynh A, Laviolette R, Shigri A, Bunnapradist S, Kendrick E, Lipshutz GS, Pham PT, Lum EL, Yabu JM, Seligman B, Goldwater D. Physical Frailty Predicts Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Evaluation for Kidney Transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2023 Dec; 55(10):2372-2377. view on PubMed

Ladner DP, Goldstein AM, Billiar TR, Cameron AM, Carpizo DR, Chu DI, Coopersmith CM, DeMatteo RP, Feng S, Gallagher KA, Gillanders WE, Lal BK, Lipshutz GS, Liu A, Maier RV, Mittendorf EA, Morris AM, Sicklick JK, Velazquez OC, Whitson BA, Wilke LG, Yoon SS, Zeiger MA, Farmer DL, Hwang ES, ASA Task Force for Research Sustainability. Transforming the Future of Surgeon-Scientists. Ann Surg. 2024 Feb 01; 279(2):231-239. view on PubMed

Meera P, Uusi-Oukari M, Wallner M, Lipshutz GS. Guanidinoacetate (GAA) is a potent GABAA receptor GABA mimetic: Implications for neurological disease pathology. J Neurochem. 2023 05; 165(3):445-454. view on PubMed

Prasad S, Dimmock DP, Greenberg B, Walia JS, Sadhu C, Tavakkoli F, Lipshutz GS. Immune Responses and Immunosuppressive Strategies for Adeno-Associated Virus-Based Gene Therapy for Treatment of Central Nervous System Disorders: Current Knowledge and Approaches. Hum Gene Ther. 2022 Nov 01. view on PubMed

Soria LR, Makris G, D'Alessio AM, De Angelis A, Boffa I, Pravata VM, Rüfenacht V, Attanasio S, Nusco E, Arena P, Ferenbach AT, Paris D, Cuomo P, Motta A, Nitzahn M, Lipshutz GS, Martínez-Pizarro A, Richard E, Desviat LR, Häberle J, van Aalten DMF, Brunetti-Pierri N. O-GlcNAcylation enhances CPS1 catalytic efficiency for ammonia and promotes ureagenesis. Nat Commun. 2022 09 05; 13(1):5212. view on PubMed

Khoja S, Liu XB, Truong B, Nitzahn M, Lambert J, Eliav A, Nasser E, Randolph E, Burke KE, White R, Zhu X, Martini PGV, Nissim I, Cederbaum SD, Lipshutz GS. Intermittent lipid nanoparticle mRNA administration prevents cortical dysmyelination associated with arginase deficiency. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2022 Jun 14; 28:859-874. view on PubMed

Khoja S, Lambert J, Nitzahn M, Eliav A, Zhang Y, Tamboline M, Le CT, Nasser E, Li Y, Patel P, Zhuravka I, Lueptow LM, Tkachyova I, Xu S, Nissim I, Schulze A, Lipshutz GS. Gene therapy for guanidinoacetate methyltransferase deficiency restores cerebral and myocardial creatine while resolving behavioral abnormalities. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2022 Jun 09; 25:278-296. view on PubMed

Nitzahn M, Truong B, Khoja S, Vega-Crespo A, Le C, Eliav A, Makris G, Pyle AD, Häberle J, Lipshutz GS. CRISPR-Mediated Genomic Addition to CPS1 Deficient iPSCs is Insufficient to Restore Nitrogen Homeostasis. Yale J Biol Med. 2021 12; 94(4):545-557. view on PubMed

Boonpheng B, Zuckerman JE, Lipshutz GS, Danovitch GM, Phelps A, Pena M, Yabu JM. Mesangial sclerosis in a patient with type 1 diabetes following simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation despite maintenance of normoglycemia: a case report. BMC Nephrol. 2021 12 11; 22(1):412. view on PubMed

Van C, Condro MC, Ko HH, Hoang AQ, Zhu R, Lov K, Ricaflanca PT, Diep AL, Nguyen NNM, Lipshutz GS, MacKenzie-Graham A, Waschek JA. Targeted deletion of PAC1 receptors in retinal neurons enhances neuron loss and axonopathy in a model of multiple sclerosis and optic neuritis. Neurobiol Dis. 2021 12; 160:105524. view on PubMed

Nitzahn M, Lipshutz GS. CPS1: Looking at an ancient enzyme in a modern light. Mol Genet Metab. 2020 11; 131(3):289-298. view on PubMed

Nitzahn M, Allegri G, Khoja S, Truong B, Makris G, Häberle J, Lipshutz GS. Split AAV-Mediated Gene Therapy Restores Ureagenesis in a Murine Model of Carbamoyl Phosphate Synthetase 1 Deficiency. Mol Ther. 2020 07 08; 28(7):1717-1730. view on PubMed

Truong B, Allegri G, Liu XB, Burke KE, Zhu X, Cederbaum SD, Häberle J, Martini PGV, Lipshutz GS. Lipid nanoparticle-targeted mRNA therapy as a treatment for the inherited metabolic liver disorder arginase deficiency. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 10 15; 116(42):21150-21159. view on PubMed

Liu XB, Haney JR, Cantero G, Lambert JR, Otero-Garcia M, Truong B, Gropman A, Cobos I, Cederbaum SD, Lipshutz GS. Hepatic arginase deficiency fosters dysmyelination during postnatal CNS development. JCI Insight. 2019 09 05; 4(17). view on PubMed

Korayem IM, Agopian VG, Lunsford KE, Gritsch HA, Veale JL, Lipshutz GS, Yersiz H, Serrone CL, Kaldas FM, Farmer DG, Bunnapradist S, Danovitch GM, Busuttil RW, Zarrinpar A. Factors predicting kidney delayed graft function among recipients of simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation: A single-center experience. Clin Transplant. 2019 06; 33(6):e13569. view on PubMed

Soria LR, Nitzahn M, De Angelis A, Khoja S, Attanasio S, Annunziata P, Palmer DJ, Ng P, Lipshutz GS, Brunetti-Pierri N. Hepatic glutamine synthetase augmentation enhances ammonia detoxification. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2019 11; 42(6):1128-1135. view on PubMed

Khoja S, Nitzahn M, Truong B, Lambert J, Willis B, Allegri G, Rüfenacht V, Häberle J, Lipshutz GS. A constitutive knockout of murine carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 results in death with marked hyperglutaminemia and hyperammonemia. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2019 11; 42(6):1044-1053. view on PubMed

Angarita SAK, Truong B, Khoja S, Nitzahn M, Rajbhandari AK, Zhuravka I, Duarte S, Lin MG, Lam AK, Cederbaum SD, Lipshutz GS. Human hepatocyte transplantation corrects the inherited metabolic liver disorder arginase deficiency in mice. Mol Genet Metab. 2018 06; 124(2):114-123. view on PubMed

Khoja S, Nitzahn M, Hermann K, Truong B, Borzone R, Willis B, Rudd M, Palmer DJ, Ng P, Brunetti-Pierri N, Lipshutz GS. Conditional disruption of hepatic carbamoyl phosphate synthetase 1 in mice results in hyperammonemia without orotic aciduria and can be corrected by liver-directed gene therapy. Mol Genet Metab. 2018 08; 124(4):243-253. view on PubMed

Salas JR, Chen BY, Wong A, Duarte S, Angarita SAK, Lipshutz GS, Witte ON, Clark PM. Noninvasive Imaging of Drug-Induced Liver Injury with 18F-DFA PET. J Nucl Med. 2018 08; 59(8):1308-1315. view on PubMed

Koo M, Lipshutz GS, Cederbaum SD, Lassman C. Biopsy-proven Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a 53-year-old Woman With Arginase Deficiency. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2017 Nov-Dec; 20(6):517-521. view on PubMed

Lee PC, Truong B, Vega-Crespo A, Gilmore WB, Hermann K, Angarita SA, Tang JK, Chang KM, Wininger AE, Lam AK, Schoenberg BE, Cederbaum SD, Pyle AD, Byrne JA, Lipshutz GS. Restoring Ureagenesis in Hepatocytes by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated Genomic Addition to Arginase-deficient Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2016 Nov 29; 5(11):e394. view on PubMed

Hickey MJ, Zheng Y, Valenzuela N, Zhang Q, Krystal C, Lum E, Tsai EW, Lipshutz GS, Gritsch HA, Danovitch G, Veale J, Gjertson D, Cecka M, Reed EF. New priorities: Analysis of the New Kidney Allocation System on UCLA patients transplanted from the deceased donor waitlist. Hum Immunol. 2017 Jan; 78(1):41-48. view on PubMed

Mavila N, Trecartin A, Spurrier R, Xiao Y, Hou X, James D, Fu X, Truong B, Wang C, Lipshutz GS, Wang KS, Grikscheit TC. Functional Human and Murine Tissue-Engineered Liver Is Generated from Adult Stem/Progenitor Cells. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2017 01; 6(1):238-248. view on PubMed

Vega-Crespo A, Truong B, Hermann KJ, Awe JP, Chang KM, Lee PC, Schoenberg BE, Wu L, Byrne JA, Lipshutz GS. Investigating the functionality of an OCT4-short response element in human induced pluripotent stem cells. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2016; 3:16050. view on PubMed

Cantero G, Liu XB, Mervis RF, Lazaro MT, Cederbaum SD, Golshani P, Lipshutz GS. Rescue of the Functional Alterations of Motor Cortical Circuits in Arginase Deficiency by Neonatal Gene Therapy. J Neurosci. 2016 06 22; 36(25):6680-90. view on PubMed

Liu Y, Du J, Choi JS, Chen KJ, Hou S, Yan M, Lin WY, Chen KS, Ro T, Lipshutz GS, Wu L, Shi L, Lu Y, Tseng HR, Wang H. A High-Throughput Platform for Formulating and Screening Multifunctional Nanoparticles Capable of Simultaneous Delivery of Genes and Transcription Factors. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2016 Jan 04; 55(1):169-73. view on PubMed

Tai DS, Hu C, Kim EH, Lipshutz GS. Augmentation of transgene-encoded protein after neonatal injection of adeno-associated virus improves hepatic copy number without immune responses. Pediatr Res. 2015 Sep; 78(3):239-246. view on PubMed

Nayak AB, Ettenger RB, McGuire S, Lipshutz GS, Reed EF, Veale J, Tsai EW. Optimizing HLA matching in a highly sensitized pediatric patient using ABO-incompatible and paired exchange kidney transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol. 2015 May; 30(5):855-8. view on PubMed

Tai DS, Shen N, Szot GL, Posselt A, Feduska NJ, Habashy A, Clerkin B, Core E, Busuttil RW, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Lipshutz GS. Autologous islet transplantation with remote islet isolation after pancreas resection for chronic pancreatitis. JAMA Surg. 2015 Feb; 150(2):118-24. view on PubMed

Hu C, Kasten J, Park H, Bhargava R, Tai DS, Grody WW, Nguyen QG, Hauschka SD, Cederbaum SD, Lipshutz GS. Myocyte-mediated arginase expression controls hyperargininemia but not hyperammonemia in arginase-deficient mice. Mol Ther. 2014 Oct; 22(10):1792-802. view on PubMed

Awe JP, Lee PC, Ramathal C, Vega-Crespo A, Durruthy-Durruthy J, Cooper A, Karumbayaram S, Lowry WE, Clark AT, Zack JA, Sebastiano V, Kohn DB, Pyle AD, Martin MG, Lipshutz GS, Phelps PE, Pera RA, Byrne JA. Generation and characterization of transgene-free human induced pluripotent stem cells and conversion to putative clinical-grade status. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2013 Jul 26; 4(4):87. view on PubMed

Kasten J, Hu C, Bhargava R, Park H, Tai D, Byrne JA, Marescau B, De Deyn PP, Schlichting L, Grody WW, Cederbaum SD, Lipshutz GS. Lethal phenotype in conditional late-onset arginase 1 deficiency in the mouse. Mol Genet Metab. 2013 Nov; 110(3):222-30. view on PubMed

Blumberg JM, Gritsch HA, Reed EF, Cecka JM, Lipshutz GS, Danovitch GM, McGuire S, Gjertson DW, Veale JL. Kidney paired donation in the presence of donor-specific antibodies. Kidney Int. 2013 Nov; 84(5):1009-16. view on PubMed

Tai DS, Hong J, Busuttil RW, Lipshutz GS. Low rates of short- and long-term graft loss after kidney-pancreas transplant from a single center. JAMA Surg. 2013 Apr; 148(4):368-73. view on PubMed

Lee EK, Hu C, Bhargava R, Rozengurt N, Stout D, Grody WW, Cederbaum SD, Lipshutz GS. Long-term survival of the juvenile lethal arginase-deficient mouse with AAV gene therapy. Mol Ther. 2012 Oct; 20(10):1844-51. view on PubMed

Schnickel GT, Busuttil RW, Lipshutz GS. Improvement in short-term pancreas transplant outcome by targeted antimicrobial therapy and refined donor selection. Am Surg. 2011 Oct; 77(10):1407-11. view on PubMed

Hong JC, Yersiz H, Kositamongkol P, Xia VW, Kaldas FM, Petrowsky H, Farmer DG, Lipshutz G, Markovic D, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Liver transplantation using organ donation after cardiac death: a clinical predictive index for graft failure-free survival. Arch Surg. 2011 Sep; 146(9):1017-23. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, McGuire S, Zhu Q, Ziman A, Davis R, Goldfinger D, Reed EF, Wilkinson AH, Danovitch GM, Pham PT. ABO blood type-incompatible kidney transplantation and access to organs. Arch Surg. 2011 Apr; 146(4):453-8. view on PubMed

Hu C, Cela RG, Suzuki M, Lee B, Lipshutz GS. Neonatal helper-dependent adenoviral vector gene therapy mediates correction of hemophilia A and tolerance to human factor VIII. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Feb 01; 108(5):2082-7. view on PubMed

Hu C, Busuttil RW, Lipshutz GS. RH10 provides superior transgene expression in mice when compared with natural AAV serotypes for neonatal gene therapy. J Gene Med. 2010 Sep; 12(9):766-78. view on PubMed

Gaber AO, Mulgaonkar S, Kahan BD, Woodle ES, Alloway R, Bajjoka I, Jensik S, Klintmalm GB, Patton PR, Wiseman A, Lipshutz G, Kupiec-Weglinski J, Gaber LW, Katz E, Irish W, Squiers EC, Hemmerich S. YSPSL (rPSGL-Ig) for improvement of early renal allograft function: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center Phase IIa study. Clin Transplant. 2011 Jul-Aug; 25(4):523-33. view on PubMed

Pham PT, Lipshutz GS, Pham PT, Kawahji J, Singer JS, Pham PC. The evolving role of alemtuzumab (Campath-1H) in renal transplantation. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2009 Sep 21; 3:41-9. view on PubMed

Gau CL, Rosenblatt RA, Cerullo V, Lay FD, Dow AC, Livesay J, Brunetti-Pierri N, Lee B, Cederbaum SD, Grody WW, Lipshutz GS. Short-term correction of arginase deficiency in a neonatal murine model with a helper-dependent adenoviral vector. Mol Ther. 2009 Jul; 17(7):1155-63. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Mihara N, Wong R, Wallace WD, Allen-Auerbach M, Dorigo O, Rao PN, Pham PC, Pham PT. Death from metastatic donor-derived ovarian cancer in a male kidney transplant recipient. Am J Transplant. 2009 Feb; 9(2):428-32. view on PubMed

Gill J, Madhira BR, Gjertson D, Lipshutz G, Cecka JM, Pham PT, Wilkinson A, Bunnapradist S, Danovitch GM. Transplant tourism in the United States: a single-center experience. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 Nov; 3(6):1820-8. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Dow AC, Pham PC, Pham PT. CMV otitis: a rare presentation in an adult transplant recipient. Transplantation. 2008 Jun 27; 85(12):1870-71. view on PubMed

Nguyen AT, Dow AC, Kupiec-Weglinski J, Busuttil RW, Lipshutz GS. Evaluation of gene promoters for liver expression by hydrodynamic gene transfer. J Surg Res. 2008 Jul; 148(1):60-6. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Pham PC, Ghobrial MR, Wallace WD, Miller JM, Pham PT. Thrombotic microangiopathy following pancreas after kidney transplants. Clin Transplant. 2008 Mar-Apr; 22(2):236-41. view on PubMed

Gill J, Cho YW, Danovitch GM, Wilkinson A, Lipshutz G, Pham PT, Gill JS, Shah T, Bunnapradist S. Outcomes of dual adult kidney transplants in the United States: an analysis of the OPTN/UNOS database. Transplantation. 2008 Jan 15; 85(1):62-8. view on PubMed

Pham PT, Pham PC, Lipshutz GS, Wilkinson AH. New onset diabetes mellitus after solid organ transplantation. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2007 Dec; 36(4):873-90; vii. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Wilkinson AH. Pancreas-kidney and pancreas transplantation for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2007 Dec; 36(4):1015-38; x. view on PubMed

Mahanty HD, Posselt AM, Lipshutz GS, Schneider DB, Freise CE. Catheter-directed therapy for DVT after pancreas transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2007 Nov-Dec; 21(6):748-54. view on PubMed

Zarrinpar A, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Lipshutz GS, Gu Y, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Liver transplantation for HELLP syndrome. Am Surg. 2007 Oct; 73(10):1013-6. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Busuttil RW. Liver transplantation in those of advancing age: the case for transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2007 Oct; 13(10):1355-7. view on PubMed

Duffy JP, Vardanian A, Benjamin E, Watson M, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Lipshutz G, Yersiz H, Lu DS, Lassman C, Tong MJ, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Liver transplantation criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma should be expanded: a 22-year experience with 467 patients at UCLA. Ann Surg. 2007 Sep; 246(3):502-9; discussion 509-11. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Hiatt J, Ghobrial RM, Farmer DG, Martinez MM, Yersiz H, Gornbein J, Busuttil RW. Outcome of liver transplantation in septuagenarians: a single-center experience. Arch Surg. 2007 Aug; 142(8):775-81; discussion 781-4. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Patel S, Hiatt JR, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, McDiarmid SV, Ghobrial RM, Busuttil RW. Portocaval hemitransposition in pediatric liver transplant recipients: a single-center experience. Liver Transpl. 2006 Jul; 12(7):1097-103. view on PubMed

Cameron AM, Ghobrial RM, Yersiz H, Farmer DG, Lipshutz GS, Gordon SA, Zimmerman M, Hong J, Collins TE, Gornbein J, Amersi F, Weaver M, Cao C, Chen T, Hiatt JR, Busuttil RW. Optimal utilization of donor grafts with extended criteria: a single-center experience in over 1000 liver transplants. Ann Surg. 2006 Jun; 243(6):748-53; discussion 753-5. view on PubMed

Ke B, Lipshutz GS, Kupiec-Weglinski JW. Gene therapy in liver ischemia and reperfusion injury. Curr Pharm Des. 2006; 12(23):2969-75. view on PubMed

Busuttil RW, Farmer DG, Yersiz H, Hiatt JR, McDiarmid SV, Goldstein LI, Saab S, Han S, Durazo F, Weaver M, Cao C, Chen T, Lipshutz GS, Holt C, Gordon S, Gornbein J, Amersi F, Ghobrial RM. Analysis of long-term outcomes of 3200 liver transplantations over two decades: a single-center experience. Ann Surg. 2005 Jun; 241(6):905-16; discussion 916-8. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Mahanty H, Feng S, Hirose R, Stock PG, Kang SM, Posselt AM, Freise CE. BKV in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipients: a leading cause of renal graft loss in first 2 years post-transplant. Am J Transplant. 2005 Feb; 5(2):366-73. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Flechner SM, Govani MV, Vincenti F. BK nephropathy in kidney transplant recipients treated with a calcineurin inhibitor-free immunosuppression regimen. Am J Transplant. 2004 Dec; 4(12):2132-4. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Baxter-Lowe LA, Nguyen T, Jones KD, Ascher NL, Feng S. Death from donor-transmitted malignancy despite emergency liver retransplantation. Liver Transpl. 2003 Oct; 9(10):1102-7. view on PubMed

Brennan TV, Lipshutz GS, Posselt AM, Horn JK. Congenital cleft spleen with CT scan appearance of high-grade splenic laceration after blunt abdominal trauma. J Emerg Med. 2003 Aug; 25(2):139-42. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Titre D, Brindle M, Bisconte AR, Contag CH, Gaensler KM. Comparison of gene expression after intraperitoneal delivery of AAV2 or AAV5 in utero. Mol Ther. 2003 Jul; 8(1):90-8. view on PubMed

Lipshutz GS, Brennan TV, Warren RS. Thorotrast-induced liver neoplasia: a collective review. J Am Coll Surg. 2002 Nov; 195(5):713-8. view on PubMed

Brennan TV, Lipshutz GS, Gibbs VC, Norton JA. Total mesenteric excision in the treatment of rectal carcinoma: methods and outcomes. Surg Oncol. 2002 May; 10(4):171-6. view on PubMed