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Alexander Banks, Ph.D.


This page shows the publications co-authored by Alexander Banks and Bruce Spiegelman.
Connection Strength

  1. An ERK/Cdk5 axis controls the diabetogenic actions of PPAR?. Nature. 2015 Jan 15; 517(7534):391-5.
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    Score: 0.579
  2. Obesity-Linked PPAR? S273 Phosphorylation Promotes Insulin Resistance through Growth Differentiation Factor 3. Cell Metab. 2020 10 06; 32(4):665-675.e6.
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    Score: 0.217
  3. ?d T cells and adipocyte IL-17RC control fat innervation and thermogenesis. Nature. 2020 02; 578(7796):610-614.
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    Score: 0.209
  4. Ablation of PM20D1 reveals N-acyl amino acid control of metabolism and nociception. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 07 17; 115(29):E6937-E6945.
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    Score: 0.186
  5. Noncanonical agonist PPAR? ligands modulate the response to DNA damage and sensitize cancer cells to cytotoxic chemotherapy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 01 16; 115(3):561-566.
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    Score: 0.180
  6. Genetic Depletion of Adipocyte Creatine Metabolism Inhibits Diet-Induced Thermogenesis and Drives Obesity. Cell Metab. 2017 10 03; 26(4):693.
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    Score: 0.177
  7. Genetic Depletion of Adipocyte Creatine Metabolism Inhibits Diet-Induced Thermogenesis and Drives Obesity. Cell Metab. 2017 Oct 03; 26(4):660-671.e3.
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    Score: 0.176
  8. Thrap3 docks on phosphoserine 273 of PPAR? and controls diabetic gene programming. Genes Dev. 2014 Nov 01; 28(21):2361-9.
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    Score: 0.144
  9. Adipsin is an adipokine that improves ß cell function in diabetes. Cell. 2014 Jul 03; 158(1):41-53.
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    Score: 0.141
  10. Ablation of PRDM16 and beige adipose causes metabolic dysfunction and a subcutaneous to visceral fat switch. Cell. 2014 Jan 16; 156(1-2):304-16.
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    Score: 0.137
  11. TRPV4 is a regulator of adipose oxidative metabolism, inflammation, and energy homeostasis. Cell. 2012 Sep 28; 151(1):96-110.
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    Score: 0.125
  12. Anti-diabetic drugs inhibit obesity-linked phosphorylation of PPARgamma by Cdk5. Nature. 2010 Jul 22; 466(7305):451-6.
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    Score: 0.107
  13. Tumor-Derived Ligands Trigger Tumor Growth and Host Wasting via Differential MEK Activation. Dev Cell. 2019 01 28; 48(2):277-286.e6.
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    Score: 0.048
  14. IRF4 is a key thermogenic transcriptional partner of PGC-1a. Cell. 2014 Jul 03; 158(1):69-83.
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    Score: 0.035
  15. Antidiabetic actions of a non-agonist PPAR? ligand blocking Cdk5-mediated phosphorylation. Nature. 2011 Sep 04; 477(7365):477-81.
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    Score: 0.029
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.