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Recent papers from our lab

A lipase-independent pathway of lipid release and immune modulation by adipocytes. Flaherty III SE, Grijalva A, Xu X, Ables E, Nomani A, Ferrante AW Jr. Science (2019) 363: 989-993.

Evidence for a Non-leptin System that Defends against Weight Gain in Overfeeding. Ravussin Y, Edwin E, Gallop M, Xu L, Bartolomé A, Kraakman MJ, LeDuc CA, Ferrante AW Jr.  Cell Metab 2018 28:289-299

Adipose Tissue Macrophages in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence, Disease-Related Indicators, and Associations With Cardiometabolic Risk Factors. Giles JT, Ferrante AW, Broderick R, Zartoshti A, Rose J, Downer K, Zhang HZ, Winchester RJ. Arthritis Care Res 2018 70:175-184

Adipose Gene Expression Profile Changes With Lung Allograft Reperfusion. Diamond JM, Arcasoy S, McDonnough JA, Sonett JR, Bacchetta M, D'Ovidio F, Cantu E 3rd, Bermudez CA, McBurnie A, Rushefski M, Kalman LH, Oyster M, D'Errico C, Suzuki Y, Giles JT, Ferrante A, Lippel M, Singh G, Lederer DJ, Christie JD; Lung Transplant Body Composition Study. Am J Transplant  2017 17:239-245

Autophagy Is Dispensable for Macrophage-Mediated Lipid Homeostasis in Adipose Tissue. Grijalva A, Xu X, Ferrante AW Jr. Diabetes 2016  65:967-80

Macrophage and adipocyte IGF1 maintain adipose tissue homeostasis during metabolic stresses. Chang HR, Kim HJ, Xu X, Ferrante AW Jr. Obesity  2016  24:172-83

Keeping Off the Weight with DCs. Edwin EA, Ferrante AW Jr. Immunity. 2015 43:624-6.

Suppression of Adaptive Immune Cell Activation Does Not Alter Innate Immune Adipose Inflammation or Insulin Resistance in Obesity. Subramanian M, Ozcan L, Ghorpade DS, Ferrante AW Jr, Tabas I. PLoS One. 2015 10:e0135842

A missing link in body weight homeostasis: the catabolic signal of the overfed state. Ravussin Y, Leibel RL, Ferrante AW Jr. Cell Metab 2014 20:565-72

Metabolic inflexibility impairs insulin secretion and results in MODY-like diabetes in triple FoxO-deficient mice. Kim-Muller JY, Zhao S, Srivastava S, Mugabo Y, Noh HL, Kim YR, Madiraju SR, Ferrante AW, Skolnik EY, Prentki M, Accili D. Cell Metab 2014 20:593-602

RAGE regulates the metabolic and inflammatory response to high-fat feeding in mice. Song F, Hurtado del Pozo C, Rosario R, Zou YS, Ananthakrishnan R, Xu X, Patel PR, Benoit VM, Yan SF, Li H, Friedman RA, Kim JK, Ramasamy R, Ferrante AW Jr, Schmidt AM. Diabetes. 2014 63:1948-65

Obesity accelerates Helicobacter felis-induced gastric carcinogenesis by enhancing immature myeloid cell trafficking and TH17 response. Ericksen RE, Rose S, Westphalen CB, Shibata W, Muthupalani S, Tailor Y, Friedman RA, Han W, Fox JG, Ferrante AW Jr, Wang TC. Gut. 2014 63:385-94

Obesity activates a program of lysosomal-dependent lipid metabolism in adipose tissue macrophages independently of classic activation. Xu X, Grijalva A, Skowronski A, van Eijk M, Serlie MJ, Ferrante AW Jr. Cell Metab 2013 18:816-30

Oncostatin m is produced in adipose tissue and is regulated in conditions of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Sanchez-Infantes D, White UA, Elks CM, Morrison RF, Gimble JM, Considine RV, Ferrante AW, Ravussin E, Stephens JM. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 99:E217-25

Macrophages, fat, and the emergence of immunometabolism. Ferrante AW Jr. J Clin Invest. 2013 123:4992-3

The immune cells in adipose tissue. Ferrante AW Jr. Diabetes Obes Metab 2013 15 Suppl 3:34-8

Expanded granulocyte/monocyte compartment in myeloid-specific triple FoxO knockout increases oxidative stress and accelerates atherosclerosis in mice. Tsuchiya K, Westerterp M, Murphy AJ, Subramanian V, Ferrante AW Jr, Tall AR, Accili D. Circ Res 2013 112:992-1003

 Improving metabolism by throwing out all the JNK. Ferrante AW Jr. Science. 2013 339:147-8