• Ballesteros-Arias L, Silva JG, Paiva RA, Carbonetto B, Faisca P, Martins VC. 2019. T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia as a Consequence of Thymus Autonomy. J Immunol 202: 1137-44. https://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1801373.



  • Krowiorz K, Ruschmann J, Lai C, Ngom M, Maetzig T, Martins V, Scheffold A, Schneider E, Pochert N, Miller C, Palmqvist L, Staffas A, Mulaw M, Bohl SR, Buske C, Heuser M, Kraus J, O'Neill K, Hansen CL, Petriv OI, Kestler H, Dohner H, Bullinger L, Dohner K, Humphries RK, Rouhi A, Kuchenbauer F. 2016. MiR-139-5p is a potent tumor suppressor in adult acute myeloid leukemia. Blood Cancer J 6: e508. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/bcj.2016.110.


  • Rode I, Martins VC, Kublbeck G, Maltry N, Tessmer C, Rodewald HR. 2015. Foxn1 Protein Expression in the Developing, Aging, and Regenerating Thymus. J Immunol 195: 5678-87. https://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1502010.


  • Martins VC, Busch K, Juraeva D, Blum C, Ludwig C, Rasche V, Lasitschka F, Mastitsky SE, Brors B, Hielscher T, Fehling HJ, Rodewald HR. 2014. Cell competition is a tumour suppressor mechanism in the thymus. Nature 509: 465-70. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13317.


  • Luche H, Nageswara Rao T, Kumar S, Tasdogan A, Beckel F, Blum C, Martins VC, Rodewald HR, Fehling HJ. 2013. In vivo fate mapping identifies pre-TCRalpha expression as an intra- and extrathymic, but not prethymic, marker of T lymphopoiesis. J Exp Med 210: 699-714. https://dx.doi.org/10.1084/jem.20122609.


  • Martins VC, Ruggiero E, Schlenner SM, Madan V, Schmidt M, Fink PJ, von Kalle C, Rodewald HR. 2012. Thymus-autonomous T cell development in the absence of progenitor import. J Exp Med 209: 1409-17. https://dx.doi.org/10.1084/jem.20120846.



  • Benz C, Martins VC, Radtke F, Bleul CC. 2008. The stream of precursors that colonizes the thymus proceeds selectively through the early T lineage precursor stage of T cell development. J Exp Med 205: 1187-99. https://dx.doi.org/10.1084/jem.20072168.


  • Heinzel K, Benz C, Martins VC, Haidl ID, Bleul CC. 2007. Bone marrow-derived hemopoietic precursors commit to the T cell lineage only after arrival in the thymic microenvironment. J Immunol 178: 858-68. https://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.178.2.858.

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