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Ellis L. Reinherz, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-3412
Fax: (617) 632-3351


ellis_reinherz@dfci.harvard.edu

Ellis L. Reinherz, MD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Laboratory of Immunobiology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

The Laboratory of Immunobiology continues to focus on T lymphocyte recognition of antigen as well as the process of T cell activation and differentiation. Particular emphasis has been placed on studying the structure-function relationship of the T cell receptor (TCR) for antigen in major histocompatibility complex (MHC) products (CD3-Ti), CD2 and CD4. A multi-disciplinary approach involving x-ray crystallography and NMR technologies as well as cellular immunology and molecuar biology is employed.

Publications

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  • Das DK, Mallis RJ, Duke-Cohan JS, Hussey RE, Tetteh PW, Hilton M, Wagner G, Lang MJ, Reinherz LE. Pre-TCRs leverage Vβ CDRs and hydrophobic patch in mechanosensing thymic self-ligands. J Biol Chem 2016. PubMed
  • Mallis RJ, Reinherz EL, Wagner G, Arthanari H. Backbone resonance assignment of N15, N30 and D10 T cell receptor β subunits. Biomol NMR Assign 2015. PubMed
  • Mallis RJ, Bai K, Arthanari H, Hussey RE, Handley M, Li Z, Chingozha L, Duke-Cohan JS, Lu H, Wang JH, Zhu C, Wagner G, Reinherz EL. Pre-TCR ligand binding impacts thymocyte development before αβTCR expression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015; 112:8373-8. PubMed
  • Reinherz EL, Wang JH. Codification of bidentate pMHC interaction with TCR and its co-receptor. Trends Immunol 2015. PubMed
  • Reinherz EL. αβ TCR-mediated recognition: relevance to tumor-antigen discovery and cancer immunotherapy. Cancer Immunol Res 2015; 3:305-12. PubMed
  • Hanson MC, Abraham W, Crespo MP, Chen SH, Liu H, Szeto GL, Kim M, Reinherz EL, Irvine DJ. Liposomal vaccines incorporating molecular adjuvants and intrastructural T-cell help promote the immunogenicity of HIV membrane-proximal external region peptides. Vaccine 2015; 33:861-8. PubMed
  • Das DK, Feng Y, Mallis RJ, Li X, Keskin DB, Hussey RE, Brady SK, Wang JH, Wagner G, Reinherz EL, Lang MJ. Force-dependent transition in the T-cell receptor β-subunit allosterically regulates peptide discrimination and pMHC bond lifetime. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015; 112:1517-22. PubMed
  • Brazin KN, Mallis RJ, Li C, Keskin DB, Arthanari H, Gao Y, Wu SL, Karger BL, Wagner G, Reinherz EL. Constitutively oxidized CXXC motifs within the CD3 heterodimeric ectodomains of the T cell receptor complex enforce the conformation of juxtaposed segments. J Biol Chem 2014. PubMed
  • Yi T, Zhai B, Yu Y, Kiyotsugu Y, Raschle T, Etzkorn M, Seo HC, Nagiec M, Luna RE, Reinherz EL, Blenis J, Gygi SP, Wagner G. Quantitative phosphoproteomic analysis reveals system-wide signaling pathways downstream of SDF-1/CXCR4 in breast cancer stem cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014; 111:E2182-90. PubMed
  • Choi YI, Duke-Cohan JS, Chen W, Liu B, Rossy J, Tabarin T, Ju L, Gui J, Gaus K, Zhu C, Reinherz EL. Dynamic control of β1 integrin adhesion by the plexinD1-sema3E axis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014; 111:379-84. PubMed
  • Zhang GL, Keskin DB, Lin HN, Lin HH, DeLuca DS, Leppanen S, Milford EL, Reinherz EL, Brusic V. Human leukocyte antigen typing using a knowledge base coupled with a high-throughput oligonucleotide probe array analysis. 2014; 5:597. PubMed
  • Zhang GL, Riemer AB, Keskin DB, Chitkushev L, Reinherz EL, Brusic V. HPVdb: a data mining system for knowledge discovery in human papillomavirus with applications in T cell immunology and vaccinology. Database (Oxford) 2014; 2014:bau031. PubMed
  • Olsen LR, Kudahl UJ, Simon C, Sun J, Schönbach C, Reinherz EL, Zhang GL, Brusic V. BlockLogo: visualization of peptide and sequence motif conservation. J Immunol Methods 2013; 400-401:37-44. PubMed
  • Kang YJ, Zeng W, Song W, Reinhold B, Choi J, Brusic V, Yamashita T, Munshi A, Li C, Minvielle S, Anderson KC, Munshi N, Reinherz EL, Sasada T. Identification of human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-A*0201-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitopes derived from HLA-DOβ as a novel target for multiple myeloma. British Journal of Haematology 2013; 163:343-51. PubMed
  • Wang JH, Reinherz EL. Revisiting the putative TCR Cα dimerization model through structural analysis. 2013; 4:16. PubMed
  • Li XL, Teng MK, Reinherz EL, Wang JH. Strict Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecule Class-Specific Binding by Co-Receptors Enforces MHC-Restricted αβ TCR Recognition during T Lineage Subset Commitment. 2013; 4:383. PubMed
  • Choi YI, Duke-Cohan JS, Tan J, Gui J, Singh MK, Epstein JA, Reinherz EL. Plxnd1 expression in thymocytes regulates their intrathymic migration while that in thymic endothelium impacts medullary topology. 2013; 4:392. PubMed
  • Wang JH, Reinherz EL. The structural basis of αβ T-lineage immune recognition: TCR docking topologies, mechanotransduction, and co-receptor function. Immunol Rev 2012; 250:102-19. PubMed
  • Riemer AB, Keskin DB, Reinherz EL. Identification and validation of reference genes for expression studies in human keratinocyte cell lines treated with and without interferon-γ - a method for qRT-PCR reference gene determination. Exp Dermatol 2012; 21:625-9. PubMed
  • Reinherz EL. Pharmacology: A false sense of non-self. Nature 2012; 486:479-81. PubMed
  • Lank SM, Golbach BA, Creager HM, Wiseman RW, Keskin DB, Reinherz EL, Brusic V, O'Connor DH. Ultra-high resolution HLA genotyping and allele discovery by highly multiplexed cDNA amplicon pyrosequencing. BMC Genomics 2013; 13:378. PubMed
  • Zhang GL, DeLuca DS, Keskin DB, Chitkushev L, Zlateva T, Lund O, Reinherz EL, Brusic V. MULTIPRED2: a computational system for large-scale identification of peptides predicted to bind to HLA supertypes and alleles. J Immunol Methods 2011. PubMed
  • Anderson KS, Zeng W, Sasada T, Choi J, Riemer AB, Su M, Drakoulakos D, Kang YJ, Brusic V, Wu C, Reinherz EL. Impaired tumor antigen processing by immunoproteasome-expressing CD40-activated B cells and dendritic cells. Cancer Immunol Immunother 2011. PubMed
  • Zhang Z, Tongchusak S, Mizukami Y, Kang YJ, Ioji T, Touma M, Reinhold B, Keskin DB, Reinherz EL, Sasada T. Induction of anti-tumor cytotoxic T cell responses through PLGA-nanoparticle mediated antigen delivery. Biomaterials 2011; 32:3666-78. PubMed
  • Reinhold B, Keskin DB, Reinherz EL. Molecular Detection of Targeted Major Histocompatibility Complex I-Bound Peptides Using a Probabilistic Measure and Nanospray MS(3) on a Hybrid Quadrupole-Linear Ion Trap. Anal Chem 2010. PubMed
  • Riemer AB, Keskin DB, Zhang G, Handley M, Anderson KS, Brusic V, Reinhold B, Reinherz EL. A conserved E7-derived cytotoxic T lymphocyte epitope expressed on human papillomavirus 16-transformed HLA-A2+ epithelial cancers. J Biol Chem 2010; 285:29608-22. PubMed
  • Kim ST, Touma M, Takeuchi K, Sun ZY, Dave VP, Kappes DJ, Wagner G, Reinherz EL. Distinctive CD3 heterodimeric ectodomain topologies maximize antigen-triggered activation of alpha beta T cell receptors. J Immunol 2010; 185:2951-9. PubMed
  • Zhang W, Choi J, Zeng W, Rogers SA, Alyea EP, Rheinwald JG, Canning CM, Brusic V, Sasada T, Reinherz EL, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Wu CJ. Graft-versus-leukemia antigen CML66 elicits coordinated B-cell and T-cell immunity after donor lymphocyte infusion. Clin Cancer Res 2010; 16:2729-39. PubMed
  • Kim ST, Takeuchi K, Sun ZY, Touma M, Castro CE, Fahmy A, Lang MJ, Wagner G, Reinherz EL. The alphabeta T cell receptor is an anisotropic mechanosensor. J Biol Chem 2009; 284:31028-37. PubMed
  • Song L,Sun ZY,Coleman KE,Zwick MB,Gach JS,Wang JH,Reinherz EL,Wagner G,Kim M. Broadly neutralizing anti-HIV-1 antibodies disrupt a hinge-related function of gp41 at the membrane interface. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2009; 106:9057-62. PubMed
  • Grandpre LE,Duke-Cohan JS,Ewald BA,Devoy C,Barouch DH,Letvin NL,Reinherz EL,Baden LR,Dolin R,Seaman MS. Immunogenicity of recombinant Modified Vaccinia Ankara following a single or multi-dose vaccine regimen in rhesus monkeys. Vaccine 2009; 27:1549-56. PubMed
  • Duke-Cohan JS,Wollenick K,Witten EA,Seaman MS,Baden LR,Dolin R,Reinherz EL. The heterogeneity of human antibody responses to vaccinia virus revealed through use of focused protein arrays. Vaccine 2009; 27:1154-65. PubMed
  • Waite AL, Schaner P, Richards N, Balci-Peynircioglu B, Masters SL, Brydges SD, Fox M, Hong A, Yilmaz E, Kastner DL, Reinherz EL, Gumucio DL. Pyrin Modulates the Intracellular Distribution of PSTPIP1. PLoS ONE 2009; 4:e6147. PubMed
  • Choi YI,Duke-Cohan JS,Ahmed WB,Handley MA,Mann F,Epstein JA,Clayton LK,Reinherz EL. PlexinD1 glycoprotein controls migration of positively selected thymocytes into the medulla. Immunity 2008; 29:888-98. PubMed
  • Takeuchi K,Yang H,Ng E,Park SY,Sun ZY,Reinherz EL,Wagner G. Structural and functional evidence that Nck interaction with CD3epsilon regulates T-cell receptor activity. J Mol Biol 2008; 380:704-16. PubMed
  • Garcia-Boronat M,Diez-Rivero CM,Reinherz EL,Reche PA. PVS: a web server for protein sequence variability analysis tuned to facilitate conserved epitope discovery. Nucleic Acids Res 2008; 36:W35-41. PubMed
  • Wang JH, Mallis RJ, Reinherz EL. Immunodominant-peptide recognition: beta testing TCRalphabeta. Immunity 2008; 28:139-41. PubMed
  • Lin HH, Ray S, Tongchusak S, Reinherz EL, Brusic V. Evaluation of MHC class I peptide binding prediction servers: applications for vaccine research. BMC Immunol 2008; 9:8. PubMed
  • Lin HH,Zhang GL,Tongchusak S,Reinherz EL,Brusic V. Evaluation of MHC-II peptide binding prediction servers: applications for vaccine research. BMC Bioinformatics 2009; 9 Suppl 12:S22. PubMed
  • Sun ZY, Oh KJ, Kim M, Yu J, Brusic V, Song L, Qiao Z, Wang JH, Wagner G, Reinherz EL. HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibody extracts its epitope from a kinked gp41 ectodomain region on the viral membrane. Immunity 2008; 28:52-63. PubMed
  • Zhong W, Dixit SB, Mallis RJ, Arthanari H, Lugovskoy AA, Beveridge DL, Wagner G, Reinherz EL. CTL recognition of a protective immunodominant influenza A virus nucleoprotein epitope utilizes a highly restricted Vbeta but diverse Valpha repertoire: functional and structural implications. J Mol Biol 2007; 372:535-48. PubMed
  • Aldaz-Carroll L, Xiao Y, Whitbeck JC, Ponce de Leon M, Lou H, Kim M, Yu J, Reinherz EL, Isaacs SN, Eisenberg RJ, Cohen GH. Major neutralizing sites on vaccinia virus glycoprotein B5 are exposed differently on variola virus ortholog B6. J Virol 2007; 81:8131-9. PubMed
  • Touma M, Antonini V, Kumar M, Osborn SL, Bobenchik AM, Keskin DB, Connolly JE, Grusby MJ, Reinherz EL, Clayton LK. Functional role for I kappa BNS in T cell cytokine regulation as revealed by targeted gene disruption. J Immunol 2007; 179:1681-92. PubMed
  • Kim M, Qiao Z, Yu J, Montefiori D, Reinherz EL. Immunogenicity of recombinant human immunodeficiency virus type 1-like particles expressing gp41 derivatives in a pre-fusion state. Vaccine 2006; 25:5102-14. PubMed
  • Brusic V, Marina O, Wu CJ, Reinherz EL. Proteome informatics for cancer research: From molecules to clinic. Proteomics 2007; 7:976-991. PubMed
  • Touma M, Chang HC, Sasada T, Handley M, Clayton LK, Reinherz EL. The TCR C beta FG loop regulates alpha beta T cell development. J Immunol 2006; 176:6812-23. PubMed
  • Reche PA, Keskin DB, Hussey RE, Ancuta P, Gabduza D, Reinherz EL. Elicitation from virus-naive individuals of cytotoxic T lymphocytes directed against conserved HIV-1 epitopes. Med Immunol 2006; 5:1. PubMed
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