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Corresponding author research articles

1. Weisshaar, N., Wu, J., Ming, Y., Madi, A., Hotz-Wagenblatt, A., Ma, S., Mieg, A., Hering, M.,  Zettl, F.,  Mohr, K., Schlimbach, T., Ten Bosch, N., Hertel, F., Müller, L., Byren, H., Wang, M., Borgers, H., Munz, M., Schmitt, L., van der Hoeven, F., Kloz, U., Carretero, R., Schleußner, N., Jackstadt, R.F., Hofmann, I., and Cui, G. (2022). Rgs16 Promotes Anti-tumor CD8+ T Cell Exhaustion. Science Immunology 7, eabh1873.

2. Madi, A#., Weisshaar, N., Buettner, M., Poschet, G., Ma, S., Wu, J., Mieg, A., Hering, M., Ming, Y., Mohr, K., Ten Bosch, N., and Cui, G#. (2022). CD8 agonism functionally activates memory T cells and enhances anti-tumor immunity. International Journal of Cancer DOI: 10.1002/ijc.34059  (#co-corresponding authors)

3. Xu, S., Chaudhary, O., Rodríguez-Morales, P., Sun, X., Zappasodi, R., Xu, Z., Pinto, A.F.M., Williams, A., Chen, D., Low, J.S., Farsakoglu, Y., Tang, W., Wang, H., Varanasi, S.K., McDonald, B., Tripple, V., Downes, M., Evans, R.M., Abumrad, N.A., Merghoub, T., Wolchok, J.D., Shokhirev, M.N., Ho, P.-C., Witztum, J.L., Emu, B., Cui, G.#, and Kaech, S.M#. (2021). Oxidized Lipids and CD36-Mediated Lipid Peroxidation in CD8 T Cells Suppress Anti-Tumor Immune Responses. Immunity 54, 1561 – 1577. (#co-corresponding authors)

4. Wu, J., Weisshaar, N., Hotz-Wagenblatt, A., Madi, A., Ma, S., Mieg, A., Hering, M., Mohr, K., Schlimbach, T., Borgers, H., and Cui, G. (2020). Skeletal Muscle Antagonizes Antiviral CD8+ T Cell Exhaustion. Science Advances 6:eaba3458.

5. Wu, J., Madi, A., Mieg, A., Hotz-Wagenblatt, A., Weisshaar, N., Ma, S., Mohr, K., Schlimbach, T., Hering, M., Borgers, H., and Cui, G. (2020). T Cell Factor 1 Suppresses CD103+ Lung Tissue-Resident Memory T Cell Development. Cell Reports31, 107484.

6. Wu, J.*, Ma, S.*, Hotz-Wagenblatt, A., Angel, P., Mohr, K., Schlimbach, T., Schmitt, M. and Cui, G. (2019). Regulatory T Cells Sense Effector T Cell Activation Through Synchronized JunB Expression. FEBS Letters 593, 1020 – 1029. (*co-first authors)

7. Wu, J.*, Ma, S.*, Sandhoff, R.*, Ming, Y., Hotz-Wagenblatt, A., Timmerman, V., Bonello-Palot, N., Schlotter-Weigel, B., Auer-Grumbach, M., Seeman, P., Löscher, W.N., Reindl, M., Weiss, F., Mah, E., Weisshaar, N., Madi, A., Mohr, K., Schlimbach, T., Velasco Cárdenas, R.M.H., Koeppel, J., Grünschläger, F., Müller, L., Baumeister, M., Brügger, B., Schmitt, M., Wabnitz, G., Samstag, Y., and Cui, G. (2019). Loss of Neurological Disease HSAN-I-Associated Gene SPTLC2 Impairs CD8+ T Cell Responses to Infection by Inhibiting T Cell Metabolic Fitness. Immunity 50, 1218 – 1231. (*co-first authors)


Corresponding author invited reviews

1. Madi, A., and Cui, G. (2020). Regulation of immune cell metabolism by cancer cell oncogenic mutations. International Journal of Cancer 147, 307–316.

2. Weisshaar, N.*, Madi, A.*, and Cui, G. (2018). Early TCR Signaling Sweetens Effector Function through PDHK1. Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism 29, 595-597. (*, co-first authors)


First author research articles

1. Cui, G., Staron, Matthew M., Gray, Simon M., Ho, P.-C., Amezquita, Robert A., Wu, J., and Kaech, Susan M. (2015). IL-7-Induced Glycerol Transport and TAG Synthesis Promotes Memory CD8+ T Cell Longevity. Cell 161, 750-761.

2. Cui, G., Qin, X., Wu, L., Zhang, Y., Sheng, X., Yu, Q., Sheng, H., Xi, B., Zhang, J.Z., and Zang, Y.Q. (2011). Liver X receptor (LXR) mediates negative regulation of mouse and human Th17 differentiation. J Clin Invest 121, 658-670.

3. Cui, G., Zhang, Y., Gong, Z., Zhang, J.Z., and Zang, Y.Q. (2009). Induction of CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cell response by glatiramer acetate in type 1 diabetes. Cell Res 19, 574-583.

4. Cui, G.*, Qin, X.*, Zhang, Y., Gong, Z., Ge, B., and Zang, Y.Q. (2009). Berberine differentially modulates the activities of ERK, p38 MAPK, and JNK to suppress Th17 and Th1 T cell differentiation in type 1 diabetic mice. J Biol Chem 284, 28420-28429. (*, co-first authors)

5. Cui, G., Zhang, Y., Liu, C., Skinner, S., and Qin, Y. (2008). Pancreatic Cancer Suppression by Natural Polyphenols. Scholarly Research Exchange 2008, Article ID 540872.


Co-author research articles

1. Qi X., Qiu J., Chang J., Ji Y., Yang Q., Cui, G., Sun, L., Chai Q., Qin J., Qiu J. (2020) Brg1 restrains the pro-inflammatory properties of intestinal ILC3s and modulates intestinal inflammation. Mucosal Immunology (

2. Lamas-Murua, M., Stolp, B., Kaw, S., Thoma, J., Tsopoulidis, N., Trautz, B., Ambiel, I., Reif, T., Arora, S., Imle, A., Tibroni, N., Wu, J., Cui, G., Stein, J.V., Tanaka, M., Lyck, R., and Fackler, O.T. (2018). HIV-1 Nef Disrupts CD4+ T Lymphocyte Polarity, Extravasation, and Homing to Lymph Nodes via Its Nef-Associated Kinase Complex Interface. The Journal of Immunology 201, 2731-2743.

3. Hwangbo, C.*, Wu, J.*, Papangeli, I., Adachi, T., Sharma, B., Park, S., Zhao, L., Ju, H., Go, G.-w., Cui, G., Inayathullah, M., Job, J.K., Rajadas, J., Kwei, S.L., Li, M.O., Morrison, A.R., Quertermous, T., Mani, A., Red-Horse, K., and Chun, H.J. (2017). Endothelial APLNR regulates tissue fatty acid uptake and is essential for apelin’s glucose-lowering effects. Sci Transl Med 9, eaad4000. (*, co-first authors)

4. Ho, P.C., Bihuniak, J.D., Macintyre, A.N., Staron, M., Liu, X., Amezquita, R., Tsui, Y.C., Cui, G., Micevic, G., Perales, J.C., Kleinstein, S.H., Abel, E.D., Insogna, K.L., Feske, S., Locasale, J.W., Bosenberg, M.W., Rathmell, J.C., and Kaech, S.M. (2015). Phosphoenolpyruvate Is a Metabolic Checkpoint of Anti-tumor T Cell Responses. Cell 162, 1217-1228.

5. Staron, M.M., Gray, S.M., Marshall, H.D., Parish, I.A., Chen, J.H., Perry, C.J., Cui, G., Li, M.O., and Kaech, S.M. (2014). The transcription factor FoxO1 sustains expression of the inhibitory receptor PD-1 and survival of antiviral CD8(+) T cells during chronic infection. Immunity 41, 802-814.

6. Han, R., Lai, R., Ding, Q., Wang, Z., Luo, X., Zhang, Y., Cui, G., He, J., Liu, W., and Chen, Y. (2007). Apolipoprotein A-I stimulates AMP-activated protein kinase and improves glucose metabolism. Diabetologia 50, 1960-1968.




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