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Raul Martin Torres

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM-IMM MICRO GENERAL OPER
Phone303/724-8669

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    R01AI143261     (TORRES, RAUL MARTIN)Mar 1, 2020 - Feb 28, 2025
    NIH
    Lysophosphatidic Acid Regulation of CD8 T cell activation and function
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI136534     (TORRES, RAUL MARTIN)Jul 3, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    NIH
    Humoral Immunity by Anergic B cells
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AI078468     (TORRES, RAUL M)Mar 1, 2008 - Feb 28, 2010
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    Marginal Zone B Cell Response to HIV
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01AI052157     (TORRES, RAUL MARTIN)Aug 1, 2002 - Apr 30, 2019
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    Antigen and lysophospholipid receptor regulation of lymphocyte development and fu
    Role: Principal Investigator

    T32AI007405     (TORRES, RAUL MARTIN)Sep 30, 1991 - Jul 31, 2026
    NIH
    Training Program in Immunology
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Turner JA, Paton EL, Van Gulick R, Stefanoni D, Cendali F, Reisz J, Tobin RP, McCarter M, D'Alessandro A, Torres RM, Robinson WA, Couts KL, Schlaepfer IR. BRAF Modulates Lipid Use and Accumulation. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Apr 23; 14(9). PMID: 35565240.
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    2. Castleman MJ, Stumpf MM, Therrien NR, Smith MJ, Lesteberg KE, Palmer BE, Maloney JP, Janssen WJ, Mould KJ, Beckham JD, Pelanda R, Torres RM. SARS-CoV-2 infection relaxes peripheral B cell tolerance. J Exp Med. 2022 06 06; 219(6). PMID: 35420627.
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    3. Peterson JN, Boackle SA, Taitano SH, Sang A, Lang J, Kelly M, Rahkola JT, Miranda AM, Sheridan RM, Thurman JM, Rao VK, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Elevated Detection of Dual Antibody B Cells Identifies Lupus Patients With B Cell-Reactive VH4-34 Autoantibodies. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:795209. PMID: 35185888.
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    4. Pelanda R, Greaves SA, Alves da Costa T, Cedrone LM, Campbell ML, Torres RM. B-cell intrinsic and extrinsic signals that regulate central tolerance of mouse and human B cells. Immunol Rev. 2022 05; 307(1):12-26. PMID: 34997597.
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    5. Mathew D, Torres RM. Lysophosphatidic Acid Is an Inflammatory Lipid Exploited by Cancers for Immune Evasion via Mechanisms Similar and Distinct From CTLA-4 and PD-1. Front Immunol. 2020; 11:531910. PMID: 33584637.
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    6. Agazio A, Torres RM. Ushering along B cells to neutralize HIV. Science. 2019 12 06; 366(6470):1197-1198. PMID: 31806801.
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    7. Atif SM, Gibbings SL, Redente EF, Camp FA, Torres RM, Kedl RM, Henson PM, Jakubzick CV. Immune Surveillance by Natural IgM Is Required for Early Neoantigen Recognition and Initiation of Adaptive Immunity. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2018 11; 59(5):580-591. PMID: 29953261.
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    8. Sang A, Danhorn T, Peterson JN, Rankin AL, O'Connor BP, Leach SM, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Innate and adaptive signals enhance differentiation and expansion of dual-antibody autoreactive B cells in lupus. Nat Commun. 2018 09 28; 9(1):3973. PMID: 30266981.
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    9. Greaves SA, Peterson JN, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Corrigendum: Activation of the MEK-ERK Pathway Is Necessary but Not Sufficient for Breaking Central B Cell Tolerance. Front Immunol. 2018; 9:2218. PMID: 30323810.
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    10. Agazio AE, Pelanda R, Torres RM. Silencing of TLM B cells by chronic HIV infection. Nat Immunol. 2018 09; 19(9):902-903. PMID: 30104630.
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    11. Greaves SA, Peterson JN, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Activation of the MEK-ERK Pathway Is Necessary but Not Sufficient for Breaking Central B Cell Tolerance. Front Immunol. 2018; 9:707. PMID: 29686680.
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    12. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 35394866.
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    13. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 32743507.
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    14. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 30948496.
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    15. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 31231367.
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    16. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 26375484.
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    17. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 28698284.
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    18. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 20566717.
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    19. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 23335750.
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    20. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 20093499.
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    21. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 16210610.
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    22. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 20039302.
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    23. Rulifson G, Bielefeldt AR. Evolution of Students' Varied Conceptualizations About Socially Responsible Engineering: A Four Year Longitudinal Study. Sci Eng Ethics. 2019 06; 25(3):939-974. PMID: 24455753.
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    24. Lang J, Zhang B, Kelly M, Peterson JN, Barbee J, Freed BM, Di Santo JP, Matsuda JL, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Replacing mouse BAFF with human BAFF does not improve B-cell maturation in hematopoietic humanized mice. Blood Adv. 2017 Dec 26; 1(27):2729-2741. PMID: 29296925.
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    25. Schroeder KM, Agazio A, Torres RM. Immunological tolerance as a barrier to protective HIV humoral immunity. Curr Opin Immunol. 2017 Aug; 47:26-34. PMID: 28728075.
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    26. Chisholm CF, Soucie KR, Song JS, Strauch P, Torres RM, Carpenter JF, Ragheb JA, Randolph TW. Immunogenicity of Structurally Perturbed Hen Egg Lysozyme Adsorbed to Silicone Oil Microdroplets in Wild-Type and Transgenic Mouse Models. J Pharm Sci. 2017 06; 106(6):1519-1527. PMID: 28216023.
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    27. Malarkey CS, Gustafson CE, Saifee JF, Torres RM, Churchill ME, Janoff EN. Mechanism of Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A Attenuation of CpG-Induced Antibody Production. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6):e0157157. PMID: 27280778.
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    28. Born WK, Huang Y, Zeng W, Torres RM, O'Brien RL. A Special Connection between ?d T Cells and Natural Antibodies? Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz). 2016 Dec; 64(6):455-462. PMID: 27235134.
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    29. Chisholm CF, Baker AE, Soucie KR, Torres RM, Carpenter JF, Randolph TW. Silicone Oil Microdroplets Can Induce Antibody Responses Against Recombinant Murine Growth Hormone in Mice. J Pharm Sci. 2016 05; 105(5):1623-1632. PMID: 27020987.
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    30. Lang J, Ota T, Kelly M, Strauch P, Freed BM, Torres RM, Nemazee D, Pelanda R. Receptor editing and genetic variability in human autoreactive B cells. J Exp Med. 2016 Jan 11; 213(1):93-108. PMID: 26694971.
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    31. Chisholm CF, Nguyen BH, Soucie KR, Torres RM, Carpenter JF, Randolph TW. In Vivo Analysis of the Potency of Silicone Oil Microdroplets as Immunological Adjuvants in Protein Formulations. J Pharm Sci. 2015 Nov; 104(11):3681-3690. PMID: 26190624.
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    32. Teodorovic LS, Babolin C, Rowland SL, Greaves SA, Baldwin DP, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Activation of Ras overcomes B-cell tolerance to promote differentiation of autoreactive B cells and production of autoantibodies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 08; 111(27):E2797-806. PMID: 24958853.
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    33. Hu J, Oda SK, Shotts K, Donovan EE, Strauch P, Pujanauski LM, Victorino F, Al-Shami A, Fujiwara Y, Tigyi G, Oravecz T, Pelanda R, Torres RM. Lysophosphatidic acid receptor 5 inhibits B cell antigen receptor signaling and antibody response. J Immunol. 2014 Jul 01; 193(1):85-95. PMID: 24890721.
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    34. Christie M, Torres RM, Kedl RM, Randolph TW, Carpenter JF. Recombinant murine growth hormone particles are more immunogenic with intravenous than subcutaneous administration. J Pharm Sci. 2014 Jan; 103(1):128-39. PMID: 25133276.
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    35. Fuquay R, Renner B, Kulik L, McCullough JW, Amura C, Strassheim D, Pelanda R, Torres R, Thurman JM. Renal ischemia-reperfusion injury amplifies the humoral immune response. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Jun; 24(7):1063-72. PMID: 23641055.
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    36. Guan Y, Torres RM, Hartney JM. The influence of Arhgef1 on pulmonary leukocyte function. Immunol Res. 2013 Mar; 55(1-3):162-6. PMID: 22941563.
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    37. Swanson CL, Pelanda R, Torres RM. Division of labor during primary humoral immunity. Immunol Res. 2013 Mar; 55(1-3):277-86. PMID: 22945808.
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    38. Rowland SL, Tuttle K, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Antigen and cytokine receptor signals guide the development of the naïve mature B cell repertoire. Immunol Res. 2013 Mar; 55(1-3):231-40. PMID: 22941591.
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    39. Pujanauski LM, Janoff EN, McCarter MD, Pelanda R, Torres RM. Mouse marginal zone B cells harbor specificities similar to human broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 22; 110(4):1422-7. PMID: 23288906.
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    40. Fournier EM, Velez MG, Leahy K, Swanson CL, Rubtsov AV, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Dual-reactive B cells are autoreactive and highly enriched in the plasmablast and memory B cell subsets of autoimmune mice. J Exp Med. 2012 Sep 24; 209(10):1797-812. PMID: 22927551.
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    41. Hartney JM, Chu H, Pelanda R, Torres RM. Sub-chronic exposure to second hand smoke induces airspace leukocyte infiltration and decreased lung elastance. Front Physiol. 2012; 3:300. PMID: 22934051.
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    42. Larson JD, Thurman JM, Rubtsov AV, Claypool D, Marrack P, van Dyk LF, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Murine gammaherpesvirus 68 infection protects lupus-prone mice from the development of autoimmunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 01; 109(18):E1092-100. PMID: 22474381.
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    43. Pelanda R, Torres RM. Central B-cell tolerance: where selection begins. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2012 Apr 01; 4(4):a007146. PMID: 22378602.
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    44. Teodorovic LS, Riccardi C, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Murine B cell development and antibody responses to model antigens are not impaired in the absence of the TNF receptor GITR. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e31632. PMID: 22328941.
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    45. Hartney JM, Gustafson CE, Bowler RP, Pelanda R, Torres RM. Thromboxane receptor signaling is required for fibronectin-induced matrix metalloproteinase 9 production by human and murine macrophages and is attenuated by the Arhgef1 molecule. J Biol Chem. 2011 Dec 30; 286(52):44521-31. PMID: 22086927.
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    46. Lang J, Weiss N, Freed BM, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Generation of hematopoietic humanized mice in the newborn BALB/c-Rag2null Il2r?null mouse model: a multivariable optimization approach. Clin Immunol. 2011 Jul; 140(1):102-16. PMID: 21536497.
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    47. Rowland SL, Leahy KF, Halverson R, Torres RM, Pelanda R. BAFF receptor signaling aids the differentiation of immature B cells into transitional B cells following tonic BCR signaling. J Immunol. 2010 Oct 15; 185(8):4570-81. PMID: 20861359.
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    48. Rowland SL, DePersis CL, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Ras activation of Erk restores impaired tonic BCR signaling and rescues immature B cell differentiation. J Exp Med. 2010 Mar 15; 207(3):607-21. PMID: 20176802.
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    49. Rubtsov AV, Swanson CL, Troy S, Strauch P, Pelanda R, Torres RM. TLR agonists promote marginal zone B cell activation and facilitate T-dependent IgM responses. J Immunol. 2008 Mar 15; 180(6):3882-8. PMID: 18322196.
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    50. Hu J, Strauch P, Rubtsov A, Donovan EE, Pelanda R, Torres RM. Lsc activity is controlled by oligomerization and regulates integrin adhesion. Mol Immunol. 2008 Apr; 45(7):1825-36. PMID: 18157933.
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    51. Velez MG, Kane M, Liu S, Gauld SB, Cambier JC, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Ig allotypic inclusion does not prevent B cell development or response. J Immunol. 2007 Jul 15; 179(2):1049-57. PMID: 17617597.
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    52. Brown JP, Taube C, Miyahara N, Koya T, Pelanda R, Gelfand EW, Torres RM. Arhgef1 is required by T cells for the development of airway hyperreactivity and inflammation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 Jul 01; 176(1):10-9. PMID: 17463415.
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    53. Wu Q, Martin RJ, Rino JG, Breed R, Torres RM, Chu HW. IL-23-dependent IL-17 production is essential in neutrophil recruitment and activity in mouse lung defense against respiratory Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Microbes Infect. 2007 Jan; 9(1):78-86. PMID: 17198762.
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    54. Pelanda R, Torres RM. Receptor editing for better or for worse. Curr Opin Immunol. 2006 Apr; 18(2):184-90. PMID: 16460922.
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    55. Rubtsov A, Strauch P, Digiacomo A, Hu J, Pelanda R, Torres RM. Lsc regulates marginal-zone B cell migration and adhesion and is required for the IgM T-dependent antibody response. Immunity. 2005 Nov; 23(5):527-38. PMID: 16286020.
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    56. Halverson R, Torres RM, Pelanda R. Receptor editing is the main mechanism of B cell tolerance toward membrane antigens. Nat Immunol. 2004 Jun; 5(6):645-50. PMID: 15156139.
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