Steven Bensinger*

The Bensinger Laboratory is in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. We apply cutting-edge techniques to understand how lipid metabolism influences cell fate and function. Our work aims to find new ways to extend health and treat human diseases.

Websites:

Bensinger Lab

Research Interests:

inflammation, cancer, host defense, T cells, isotope labeling, lipidomics, lipids, macrophage, innate immunity,

Publications:

Jones AE, Rios A, Ibrahimovic N, Chavez C, Bayley NA, Ball AB, Hsieh WY, Sammarco A, Bianchi AR, Cortez AA, Graeber TG, Hoffmann A, Bensinger SJ, Divakaruni AS. The metabolic cofactor Coenzyme A enhances alternative macrophage activation via MyD88-linked signaling. bioRxiv. 2024 Mar 31. view on PubMed

Gao Y, Kennelly JP, Xiao X, Whang E, Ferrari A, Bedard AH, Mack JJ, Nguyen AH, Weston T, Uchiyama LF, Lee MS, Young SG, Bensinger SJ, Tontonoz P. T cell cholesterol transport is a metabolic checkpoint that links intestinal immune responses to dietary lipid absorption. bioRxiv. 2024 Mar 11. view on PubMed

York AG, Skadow MH, Oh J, Qu R, Zhou QD, Hsieh WY, Mowel WK, Brewer JR, Kaffe E, Williams KJ, Kluger Y, Smale ST, Crawford JM, Bensinger SJ, Flavell RA. IL-10 constrains sphingolipid metabolism to limit inflammation. Nature. 2024 Mar; 627(8004):628-635. view on PubMed

Reina-Campos M, Heeg M, Kennewick K, Mathews IT, Galletti G, Luna V, Nguyen Q, Huang H, Milner JJ, Hu KH, Vichaidit A, Santillano N, Boland BS, Chang JT, Jain M, Sharma S, Krummel MF, Chi H, Bensinger SJ, Goldrath AW. Metabolic programs of T cell tissue residency empower tumour immunity. Nature. 2023 Sep; 621(7977):179-187. view on PubMed

Almoughrabie S, Cau L, Cavagnero K, O'Neill AM, Li F, Roso-Mares A, Mainzer C, Closs B, Kolar MJ, Williams KJ, Bensinger SJ, Gallo RL. Commensal Cutibacterium acnes induce epidermal lipid synthesis important for skin barrier function. Sci Adv. 2023 08 18; 9(33):eadg6262. view on PubMed

Desousa BR, Kim KK, Jones AE, Ball AB, Hsieh WY, Swain P, Morrow DH, Brownstein AJ, Ferrick DA, Shirihai OS, Neilson A, Nathanson DA, Rogers GW, Dranka BP, Murphy AN, Affourtit C, Bensinger SJ, Stiles L, Romero N, Divakaruni AS. Calculation of ATP production rates using the Seahorse XF Analyzer. EMBO Rep. 2023 10 09; 24(10):e56380. view on PubMed

Minami JK, Morrow D, Bayley NA, Fernandez EG, Salinas JJ, Tse C, Zhu H, Su B, Plawat R, Jones A, Sammarco A, Liau LM, Graeber TG, Williams KJ, Cloughesy TF, Dixon SJ, Bensinger SJ, Nathanson DA. CDKN2A deletion remodels lipid metabolism to prime glioblastoma for ferroptosis. Cancer Cell. 2023 06 12; 41(6):1048-1060.e9. view on PubMed

York AG, Skadow MH, Qu R, Oh J, Mowel WK, Brewer JR, Kaffe E, Williams KJ, Kluger Y, Crawford JM, Smale ST, Bensinger SJ, Flavell RA. IL-10 constrains sphingolipid metabolism via fatty acid desaturation to limit inflammation. bioRxiv. 2023 May 08. view on PubMed

Kennewick KT, Bensinger SJ. Decoding the crosstalk between mevalonate metabolism and T cell function. Immunol Rev. 2023 08; 317(1):71-94. view on PubMed

Eyme KM, Sammarco A, Jha R, Mnatsakanyan H, Pechdimaljian C, Carvalho L, Neustadt R, Moses C, Alnasser A, Tardiff DF, Su B, Williams KJ, Bensinger SJ, Chung CY, Badr CE. Targeting de novo lipid synthesis induces lipotoxicity and impairs DNA damage repair in glioblastoma mouse models. Sci Transl Med. 2023 01 18; 15(679):eabq6288. view on PubMed

Xiao X, Kennelly JP, Ferrari A, Clifford BL, Whang E, Gao Y, Qian K, Sandhu J, Jarrett KE, Brearley-Sholto MC, Nguyen A, Nagari RT, Lee MS, Zhang S, Weston TA, Young SG, Bensinger SJ, Villanueva CJ, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Tontonoz P. Hepatic nonvesicular cholesterol transport is critical for systemic lipid homeostasis. Nat Metab. 2023 01; 5(1):165-181. view on PubMed

Magtanong L, Mueller GD, Williams KJ, Billmann M, Chan K, Armenta DA, Pope LE, Moffat J, Boone C, Myers CL, Olzmann JA, Bensinger SJ, Dixon SJ. Context-dependent regulation of ferroptosis sensitivity. Cell Chem Biol. 2022 Oct 20; 29(10):1568. view on PubMed

Magtanong L, Mueller GD, Williams KJ, Billmann M, Chan K, Armenta DA, Pope LE, Moffat J, Boone C, Myers CL, Olzmann JA, Bensinger SJ, Dixon SJ. Context-dependent regulation of ferroptosis sensitivity. Cell Chem Biol. 2022 09 15; 29(9):1409-1418.e6. view on PubMed

Li S, Yokota T, Wang P, Ten Hoeve J, Ma F, Le TM, Abt ER, Zhou Y, Wu R, Nanthavongdouangsy M, Rodriguez A, Wang Y, Lin YJ, Muranaka H, Sharpley M, Braddock DT, MacRae VE, Banerjee U, Chiou PY, Seldin M, Huang D, Teitell M, Gertsman I, Jung M, Bensinger SJ, Damoiseaux R, Faull K, Pellegrini M, Lusis AJ, Graeber TG, Radu CG, Deb A. Cardiomyocytes disrupt pyrimidine biosynthesis in nonmyocytes to regulate heart repair. J Clin Invest. 2022 01 18; 132(2). view on PubMed

Lee MS, Bensinger SJ. Reprogramming cholesterol metabolism in macrophages and its role in host defense against cholesterol-dependent cytolysins. Cell Mol Immunol. 2022 03; 19(3):327-336. view on PubMed

Lee AH, Sun L, Mochizuki AY, Reynoso JG, Orpilla J, Chow F, Kienzler JC, Everson RG, Nathanson DA, Bensinger SJ, Liau LM, Cloughesy T, Hugo W, Prins RM. Neoadjuvant PD-1 blockade induces T cell and cDC1 activation but fails to overcome the immunosuppressive tumor associated macrophages in recurrent glioblastoma. Nat Commun. 2021 11 26; 12(1):6938. view on PubMed

Su B, Bettcher LF, Hsieh WY, Hornburg D, Pearson MJ, Blomberg N, Giera M, Snyder MP, Raftery D, Bensinger SJ, Williams KJ. A DMS Shotgun Lipidomics Workflow Application to Facilitate High-Throughput, Comprehensive Lipidomics. J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2021 Nov 03; 32(11):2655-2663. view on PubMed

Flores YN, Amoon AT, Su B, Velazquez-Cruz R, Ramírez-Palacios P, Salmerón J, Rivera-Paredez B, Sinsheimer JS, Lusis AJ, Huertas-Vazquez A, Saab S, Glenn BA, May FP, Williams KJ, Bastani R, Bensinger SJ. Serum lipids are associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a pilot case-control study in Mexico. Lipids Health Dis. 2021 Oct 10; 20(1):136. view on PubMed

Bhat K, Saki M, Cheng F, He L, Zhang L, Ioannidis A, Nathanson D, Tsang J, Bensinger SJ, Nghiemphu PL, Cloughesy TF, Liau LM, Kornblum HI, Pajonk F. Dopamine Receptor Antagonists, Radiation, and Cholesterol Biosynthesis in Mouse Models of Glioblastoma. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 08 02; 113(8):1094-1104. view on PubMed

Mareninova OA, Vegh ET, Shalbueva N, Wightman CJ, Dillon DL, Malla S, Xie Y, Takahashi T, Rakonczay Z, French SW, Gaisano HY, Gorelick FS, Pandol SJ, Bensinger SJ, Davidson NO, Dawson DW, Gukovsky I, Gukovskaya AS. Dysregulation of mannose-6-phosphate-dependent cholesterol homeostasis in acinar cells mediates pancreatitis. J Clin Invest. 2021 08 02; 131(15). view on PubMed

Hsieh WY, Williams KJ, Su B, Bensinger SJ. Profiling of mouse macrophage lipidome using direct infusion shotgun mass spectrometry. STAR Protoc. 2021 03 19; 2(1):100235. view on PubMed

Zhou QD, Chi X, Lee MS, Hsieh WY, Mkrtchyan JJ, Feng AC, He C, York AG, Bui VL, Kronenberger EB, Ferrari A, Xiao X, Daly AE, Tarling EJ, Damoiseaux R, Scumpia PO, Smale ST, Williams KJ, Tontonoz P, Bensinger SJ. Interferon-mediated reprogramming of membrane cholesterol to evade bacterial toxins. Nat Immunol. 2020 07; 21(7):746-755. view on PubMed

Hsieh WY, Zhou QD, York AG, Williams KJ, Scumpia PO, Kronenberger EB, Hoi XP, Su B, Chi X, Bui VL, Khialeeva E, Kaplan A, Son YM, Divakaruni AS, Sun J, Smale ST, Flavell RA, Bensinger SJ. Toll-Like Receptors Induce Signal-Specific Reprogramming of the Macrophage Lipidome. Cell Metab. 2020 07 07; 32(1):128-143.e5. view on PubMed

Chi X, Bensinger SJ. (Sterol)ized Immunity: Could PI3K/AKT3 Be the Answer? Immunity. 2020 01 14; 52(1):4-6. view on PubMed

Williams KJ, Bensinger SJ. Cellular Fatty Acid Analysis in Macrophage Using Stable Isotope Labeling. Methods Mol Biol. 2020; 2184:47-60. view on PubMed

Argus JP, Wilks MQ, Zhou QD, Hsieh WY, Khialeeva E, Hoi XP, Bui V, Xu S, Yu AK, Wang ES, Herschman HR, Williams KJ, Bensinger SJ. Development and Application of FASA, a Model for Quantifying Fatty Acid Metabolism Using Stable Isotope Labeling. Cell Rep. 2018 12 04; 25(10):2919-2934.e8. view on PubMed

Erbilgin A, Seldin MM, Wu X, Mehrabian M, Zhou Z, Qi H, Dabirian KS, Sevag Packard RR, Hsieh W, Bensinger SJ, Sinha S, Lusis AJ. Transcription Factor Zhx2 Deficiency Reduces Atherosclerosis and Promotes Macrophage Apoptosis in Mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2018 09; 38(9):2016-2027. view on PubMed

He C, Hu X, Weston TA, Jung RS, Sandhu J, Huang S, Heizer P, Kim J, Ellison R, Xu J, Kilburn M, Bensinger SJ, Riezman H, Tontonoz P, Fong LG, Jiang H, Young SG. Macrophages release plasma membrane-derived particles rich in accessible cholesterol. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 09 04; 115(36):E8499-E8508. view on PubMed

Newton RH, Shrestha S, Sullivan JM, Yates KB, Compeer EB, Ron-Harel N, Blazar BR, Bensinger SJ, Haining WN, Dustin ML, Campbell DJ, Chi H, Turka LA. Maintenance of CD4 T cell fitness through regulation of Foxo1. Nat Immunol. 2018 08; 19(8):838-848. view on PubMed

Raud B, Roy DG, Divakaruni AS, Tarasenko TN, Franke R, Ma EH, Samborska B, Hsieh WY, Wong AH, Stüve P, Arnold-Schrauf C, Guderian M, Lochner M, Rampertaap S, Romito K, Monsale J, Brönstrup M, Bensinger SJ, Murphy AN, McGuire PJ, Jones RG, Sparwasser T, Berod L. Etomoxir Actions on Regulatory and Memory T Cells Are Independent of Cpt1a-Mediated Fatty Acid Oxidation. Cell Metab. 2018 09 04; 28(3):504-515.e7. view on PubMed

Divakaruni AS, Hsieh WY, Minarrieta L, Duong TN, Kim KKO, Desousa BR, Andreyev AY, Bowman CE, Caradonna K, Dranka BP, Ferrick DA, Liesa M, Stiles L, Rogers GW, Braas D, Ciaraldi TP, Wolfgang MJ, Sparwasser T, Berod L, Bensinger SJ, Murphy AN. Etomoxir Inhibits Macrophage Polarization by Disrupting CoA Homeostasis. Cell Metab. 2018 09 04; 28(3):490-503.e7. view on PubMed

Hasani-Sadrabadi MM, Majedi FS, Bensinger SJ, Wu BM, Bouchard LS, Weiss PS, Moshaverinia A. Mechanobiological Mimicry of Helper T Lymphocytes to Evaluate Cell-Biomaterials Crosstalk. Adv Mater. 2018 Jun; 30(23):e1706780. view on PubMed

Majedi FS, Hasani-Sadrabadi MM, Kidani Y, Thauland TJ, Moshaverinia A, Butte MJ, Bensinger SJ, Bouchard LS. Cytokine Secreting Microparticles Engineer the Fate and the Effector Functions of T-Cells. Adv Mater. 2018 Feb; 30(7). view on PubMed

Mai WX, Gosa L, Daniels VW, Ta L, Tsang JE, Higgins B, Gilmore WB, Bayley NA, Harati MD, Lee JT, Yong WH, Kornblum HI, Bensinger SJ, Mischel PS, Rao PN, Clark PM, Cloughesy TF, Letai A, Nathanson DA. Cytoplasmic p53 couples oncogene-driven glucose metabolism to apoptosis and is a therapeutic target in glioblastoma. Nat Med. 2017 Nov; 23(11):1342-1351. view on PubMed

Kidani Y, Bensinger SJ. Reviewing the impact of lipid synthetic flux on Th17 function. Curr Opin Immunol. 2017 Jun; 46:121-126. view on PubMed

Mukherjee P, Hough G, Chattopadhyay A, Navab M, Fogelman HR, Meriwether D, Williams K, Bensinger S, Moller T, Faull KF, Lusis AJ, Iruela-Arispe ML, Bostrom KI, Tontonoz P, Reddy ST, Fogelman AM. Transgenic tomatoes expressing the 6F peptide and ezetimibe prevent diet-induced increases of IFN-β and cholesterol 25-hydroxylase in jejunum. J Lipid Res. 2017 08; 58(8):1636-1647. view on PubMed

Palumbo T, Nakamura K, Lassman C, Kidani Y, Bensinger SJ, Busuttil R, Kupiec-Weglinski J, Zarrinpar A. Bruton Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition Attenuates Liver Damage in a Mouse Warm Ischemia and Reperfusion Model. Transplantation. 2017 02; 101(2):322-331. view on PubMed

Khialeeva E, Chou JW, Allen DE, Chiu AM, Bensinger SJ, Carpenter EM. Reelin Deficiency Delays Mammary Tumor Growth and Metastatic Progression. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2017 03; 22(1):59-69. view on PubMed

Ito A, Hong C, Oka K, Salazar JV, Diehl C, Witztum JL, Diaz M, Castrillo A, Bensinger SJ, Chan L, Tontonoz P. Cholesterol Accumulation in CD11c+ Immune Cells Is a Causal and Targetable Factor in Autoimmune Disease. Immunity. 2016 12 20; 45(6):1311-1326. view on PubMed

Argus JP, Yu AK, Wang ES, Williams KJ, Bensinger SJ. An optimized method for measuring fatty acids and cholesterol in stable isotope-labeled cells. J Lipid Res. 2017 02; 58(2):460-468. view on PubMed

Gholkar AA, Cheung K, Williams KJ, Lo YC, Hamideh SA, Nnebe C, Khuu C, Bensinger SJ, Torres JZ. Fatostatin Inhibits Cancer Cell Proliferation by Affecting Mitotic Microtubule Spindle Assembly and Cell Division. J Biol Chem. 2016 08 12; 291(33):17001-8. view on PubMed

Kidani Y, Bensinger SJ. Modulating Cholesterol Homeostasis to Build a Better T Cell. Cell Metab. 2016 06 14; 23(6):963-964. view on PubMed

Meriwether D, Sulaiman D, Wagner A, Grijalva V, Kaji I, Williams KJ, Yu L, Fogelman S, Volpe C, Bensinger SJ, Anantharamaiah GM, Shechter I, Fogelman AM, Reddy ST. Transintestinal transport of the anti-inflammatory drug 4F and the modulation of transintestinal cholesterol efflux. J Lipid Res. 2016 07; 57(7):1175-93. view on PubMed

Ribas V, Drew BG, Zhou Z, Phun J, Kalajian NY, Soleymani T, Daraei P, Widjaja K, Wanagat J, de Aguiar Vallim TQ, Fluitt AH, Bensinger S, Le T, Radu C, Whitelegge JP, Beaven SW, Tontonoz P, Lusis AJ, Parks BW, Vergnes L, Reue K, Singh H, Bopassa JC, Toro L, Stefani E, Watt MJ, Schenk S, Akerstrom T, Kelly M, Pedersen BK, Hewitt SC, Korach KS, Hevener AL. Skeletal muscle action of estrogen receptor α is critical for the maintenance of mitochondrial function and metabolic homeostasis in females. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Apr 13; 8(334):334ra54. view on PubMed

Cunningham CR, Champhekar A, Tullius MV, Dillon BJ, Zhen A, de la Fuente JR, Herskovitz J, Elsaesser H, Snell LM, Wilson EB, de la Torre JC, Kitchen SG, Horwitz MA, Bensinger SJ, Smale ST, Brooks DG. Type I and Type II Interferon Coordinately Regulate Suppressive Dendritic Cell Fate and Function during Viral Persistence. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Jan; 12(1):e1005356. view on PubMed

York AG, Williams KJ, Argus JP, Zhou QD, Brar G, Vergnes L, Gray EE, Zhen A, Wu NC, Yamada DH, Cunningham CR, Tarling EJ, Wilks MQ, Casero D, Gray DH, Yu AK, Wang ES, Brooks DG, Sun R, Kitchen SG, Wu TT, Reue K, Stetson DB, Bensinger SJ. Limiting Cholesterol Biosynthetic Flux Spontaneously Engages Type I IFN Signaling. Cell. 2015 Dec 17; 163(7):1716-29. view on PubMed

Mercer JL, Argus JP, Crabtree DM, Keenan MM, Wilks MQ, Chi JT, Bensinger SJ, Lavau CP, Wechsler DS. Modulation of PICALM Levels Perturbs Cellular Cholesterol Homeostasis. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0129776. view on PubMed

Xie LX, Williams KJ, He CH, Weng E, Khong S, Rose TE, Kwon O, Bensinger SJ, Marbois BN, Clarke CF. Resveratrol and para-coumarate serve as ring precursors for coenzyme Q biosynthesis. J Lipid Res. 2015 Apr; 56(4):909-19. view on PubMed

Kidani Y, Bensinger SJ. Lipids rule: resetting lipid metabolism restores T cell function in systemic lupus erythematosus. J Clin Invest. 2014 Feb; 124(2):482-5. view on PubMed

Schjerven H, McLaughlin J, Arenzana TL, Frietze S, Cheng D, Wadsworth SE, Lawson GW, Bensinger SJ, Farnham PJ, Witte ON, Smale ST. Selective regulation of lymphopoiesis and leukemogenesis by individual zinc fingers of Ikaros. Nat Immunol. 2013 Oct; 14(10):1073-83. view on PubMed

York AG, Bensinger SJ. Subverting sterols: rerouting an oxysterol-signaling pathway to promote tumor growth. J Exp Med. 2013 Aug 26; 210(9):1653-6. view on PubMed

Argus JP, Bensinger SJ. Immunology. Fueling function over expansion in T cells. Science. 2013 Jul 05; 341(6141):37-8. view on PubMed

Ahler E, Sullivan WJ, Cass A, Braas D, York AG, Bensinger SJ, Graeber TG, Christofk HR. Doxycycline alters metabolism and proliferation of human cell lines. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e64561. view on PubMed

Kidani Y, Elsaesser H, Hock MB, Vergnes L, Williams KJ, Argus JP, Marbois BN, Komisopoulou E, Wilson EB, Osborne TF, Graeber TG, Reue K, Brooks DG, Bensinger SJ. Sterol regulatory element-binding proteins are essential for the metabolic programming of effector T cells and adaptive immunity. Nat Immunol. 2013 May; 14(5):489-99. view on PubMed

Akhavan D, Pourzia AL, Nourian AA, Williams KJ, Nathanson D, Babic I, Villa GR, Tanaka K, Nael A, Yang H, Dang J, Vinters HV, Yong WH, Flagg M, Tamanoi F, Sasayama T, James CD, Kornblum HI, Cloughesy TF, Cavenee WK, Bensinger SJ, Mischel PS. De-repression of PDGFRβ transcription promotes acquired resistance to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors in glioblastoma patients. Cancer Discov. 2013 May; 3(5):534-47. view on PubMed

Williams KJ, Argus JP, Zhu Y, Wilks MQ, Marbois BN, York AG, Kidani Y, Pourzia AL, Akhavan D, Lisiero DN, Komisopoulou E, Henkin AH, Soto H, Chamberlain BT, Vergnes L, Jung ME, Torres JZ, Liau LM, Christofk HR, Prins RM, Mischel PS, Reue K, Graeber TG, Bensinger SJ. An essential requirement for the SCAP/SREBP signaling axis to protect cancer cells from lipotoxicity. Cancer Res. 2013 May 01; 73(9):2850-62. view on PubMed

Kidani Y, Bensinger SJ. Liver X receptor and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor as integrators of lipid homeostasis and immunity. Immunol Rev. 2012 Sep; 249(1):72-83. view on PubMed

Wilson EB, Kidani Y, Elsaesser H, Barnard J, Raff L, Karp CL, Bensinger S, Brooks DG. Emergence of distinct multiarmed immunoregulatory antigen-presenting cells during persistent viral infection. Cell Host Microbe. 2012 May 17; 11(5):481-91. view on PubMed

Bensinger SJ, Christofk HR. New aspects of the Warburg effect in cancer cell biology. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2012 Jun; 23(4):352-61. view on PubMed

Hong C, Kidani Y, A-Gonzalez N, Phung T, Ito A, Rong X, Ericson K, Mikkola H, Beaven SW, Miller LS, Shao WH, Cohen PL, Castrillo A, Tontonoz P, Bensinger SJ. Coordinate regulation of neutrophil homeostasis by liver X receptors in mice. J Clin Invest. 2012 Jan; 122(1):337-47. view on PubMed

Ribas V, Drew BG, Le JA, Soleymani T, Daraei P, Sitz D, Mohammad L, Henstridge DC, Febbraio MA, Hewitt SC, Korach KS, Bensinger SJ, Hevener AL. Myeloid-specific estrogen receptor alpha deficiency impairs metabolic homeostasis and accelerates atherosclerotic lesion development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 27; 108(39):16457-62. view on PubMed

Wolkers MC, Bensinger SJ, Green DR, Schoenberger SP, Janssen EM. Interleukin-2 rescues helpless effector CD8+ T cells by diminishing the susceptibility to TRAIL mediated death. Immunol Lett. 2011 Sep 30; 139(1-2):25-32. view on PubMed

Beaven SW, Wroblewski K, Wang J, Hong C, Bensinger S, Tsukamoto H, Tontonoz P. Liver X receptor signaling is a determinant of stellate cell activation and susceptibility to fibrotic liver disease. Gastroenterology. 2011 Mar; 140(3):1052-62. view on PubMed

Guo D, Prins RM, Dang J, Kuga D, Iwanami A, Soto H, Lin KY, Huang TT, Akhavan D, Hock MB, Zhu S, Kofman AA, Bensinger SJ, Yong WH, Vinters HV, Horvath S, Watson AD, Kuhn JG, Robins HI, Mehta MP, Wen PY, DeAngelis LM, Prados MD, Mellinghoff IK, Cloughesy TF, Mischel PS. EGFR signaling through an Akt-SREBP-1-dependent, rapamycin-resistant pathway sensitizes glioblastomas to antilipogenic therapy. Sci Signal. 2009 Dec 15; 2(101):ra82. view on PubMed

A-Gonzalez N, Bensinger SJ, Hong C, Beceiro S, Bradley MN, Zelcer N, Deniz J, Ramirez C, Díaz M, Gallardo G, de Galarreta CR, Salazar J, Lopez F, Edwards P, Parks J, Andujar M, Tontonoz P, Castrillo A. Apoptotic cells promote their own clearance and immune tolerance through activation of the nuclear receptor LXR. Immunity. 2009 Aug 21; 31(2):245-58. view on PubMed

Bensinger SJ, Tontonoz P. A Nurr1 pathway for neuroprotection. Cell. 2009 Apr 03; 137(1):26-8. view on PubMed

Frank MJ, Dawson DW, Bensinger SJ, Hong JS, Knosp WM, Xu L, Balatoni CE, Allen EL, Shen RR, Bar-Sagi D, Martin GR, Teitell MA. Expression of sprouty2 inhibits B-cell proliferation and is epigenetically silenced in mouse and human B-cell lymphomas. Blood. 2009 Mar 12; 113(11):2478-87. view on PubMed

Chao LC, Bensinger SJ, Villanueva CJ, Wroblewski K, Tontonoz P. Inhibition of adipocyte differentiation by Nur77, Nurr1, and Nor1. Mol Endocrinol. 2008 Dec; 22(12):2596-608. view on PubMed

Hummasti S, Hong C, Bensinger SJ, Tontonoz P. HRASLS3 is a PPARgamma-selective target gene that promotes adipocyte differentiation. J Lipid Res. 2008 Dec; 49(12):2535-44. view on PubMed

Bensinger SJ, Tontonoz P. Integration of metabolism and inflammation by lipid-activated nuclear receptors. Nature. 2008 Jul 24; 454(7203):470-7. view on PubMed

Bensinger SJ, Bradley MN, Joseph SB, Zelcer N, Janssen EM, Hausner MA, Shih R, Parks JS, Edwards PA, Jamieson BD, Tontonoz P. LXR signaling couples sterol metabolism to proliferation in the acquired immune response. Cell. 2008 Jul 11; 134(1):97-111. view on PubMed

Walsh PT, Buckler JL, Zhang J, Gelman AE, Dalton NM, Taylor DK, Bensinger SJ, Hancock WW, Turka LA. PTEN inhibits IL-2 receptor-mediated expansion of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs. J Clin Invest. 2006 Sep; 116(9):2521-31. view on PubMed

Saleh M, Mathison JC, Wolinski MK, Bensinger SJ, Fitzgerald P, Droin N, Ulevitch RJ, Green DR, Nicholson DW. Enhanced bacterial clearance and sepsis resistance in caspase-12-deficient mice. Nature. 2006 Apr 20; 440(7087):1064-8. view on PubMed

Eck SC, Zhu P, Pepper M, Bensinger SJ, Freedman BD, Laufer TM. Developmental alterations in thymocyte sensitivity are actively regulated by MHC class II expression in the thymic medulla. J Immunol. 2006 Feb 15; 176(4):2229-37. view on PubMed

Janssen EM, Droin NM, Lemmens EE, Pinkoski MJ, Bensinger SJ, Ehst BD, Griffith TS, Green DR, Schoenberger SP. CD4+ T-cell help controls CD8+ T-cell memory via TRAIL-mediated activation-induced cell death. Nature. 2005 Mar 03; 434(7029):88-93. view on PubMed

Biju MP, Neumann AK, Bensinger SJ, Johnson RS, Turka LA, Haase VH. Vhlh gene deletion induces Hif-1-mediated cell death in thymocytes. Mol Cell Biol. 2004 Oct; 24(20):9038-47. view on PubMed

Bensinger SJ, Walsh PT, Zhang J, Carroll M, Parsons R, Rathmell JC, Thompson CB, Burchill MA, Farrar MA, Turka LA. Distinct IL-2 receptor signaling pattern in CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 2004 May 01; 172(9):5287-96. view on PubMed

Burchill MA, Goetz CA, Prlic M, O'Neil JJ, Harmon IR, Bensinger SJ, Turka LA, Brennan P, Jameson SC, Farrar MA. Distinct effects of STAT5 activation on CD4+ and CD8+ T cell homeostasis: development of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells versus CD8+ memory T cells. J Immunol. 2003 Dec 01; 171(11):5853-64. view on PubMed

Wu Z, Bensinger SJ, Zhang J, Chen C, Yuan X, Huang X, Markmann JF, Kassaee A, Rosengard BR, Hancock WW, Sayegh MH, Turka LA. Homeostatic proliferation is a barrier to transplantation tolerance. Nat Med. 2004 Jan; 10(1):87-92. view on PubMed

Adler SH, Bensinger SJ, Turka LA. Stemming the tide of rejection. Nat Med. 2002 Feb; 8(2):107-8. view on PubMed