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  • Paiva RA, Sousa AGG, Ramos CV, Avila M, Lilue J, Paixao T, Martins VC. 2021. Self-renewal of double-negative 3 early thymocytes enables thymus autonomy but compromises the beta-selection checkpoint. Cell Rep 35: 108967. link


  • Paiva RS, Ramos CV, Azenha SR, Alves C, Basto AP, Graca L, Martins VC. 2021. Peptidylprolyl isomerase C (Ppic) regulates invariant Natural Killer T cell (iNKT) differentiation in mice. Eur J Immunol 51: 1968-79. link

  • Ramos CV & Martins VC. 2021. Cell competition in hematopoietic cells: Quality control in homeostasis and its role in leukemia. Dev Biol 475: 1-9. link

  • Ramos CV, Ballesteros-Arias L, Silva JG, Paiva RA, Nogueira MF, Carneiro J, Gjini E, Martins VC. 2020. Cell Competition, the Kinetics of Thymopoiesis, and Thymus Cellularity Are Regulated by Double-Negative 2 to 3 Early Thymocytes. Cell Rep 32:107910. link

  • Alves NL, Carvalho A, Serre K, Martins VC, Saraiva M. 2020. The Portuguese Society for Immunology (SPI): history and mission. Eur J Immunol 50(7):918-920. link

  • 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. link

  • Paiva RA, Ramos CV, Martins VC. 2018. Thymus autonomy as a prelude to leukemia. FEBS J 285: 4565-74. link


  • 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. link


  • 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. link


  • 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. link


  • 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. link


  • 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. link


  • Martins VC, Boehm T, Bleul CC. 2008. Ltbetar signaling does not regulate Aire-dependent transcripts in medullary thymic epithelial cells. J Immunol 181: 400-7. link


  • 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. link


  • 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. link

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