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3. Morimoto J, Matsumoto M, Miyazawa R, et al. Aire suppresses CTLA-4 expression from the thymic stroma to control autoimmunity.
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4. Nishijima H, Matsumoto M, Morimoto J, et al. Aire controls heterogeneity of medullary thymic epithelial cells for the expression of self-antigens.
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6. Morimoto J, Nishikawa Y, Kakimoto T, et al. Aire controls in trans the production of medullary thymic epithelial cells expressing Ly-6C/Ly-6G. 

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8. Mouri Y, Ueda Y, Yamano T, et al. Mode of tolerance induction and requirement for Aire are governed by the cell types that express self-antigen and those that present antigen.

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12. Nishikawa Y, Nishijima H, Matsumoto M, et al. Temporal lineage tracing of Aire-expressing cells reveals a requirement for Aire in their maturation program. 
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13. Mouri Y, Yano M, Shinzawa M, et al. Lymphotoxin signal promotes thymic organogenesis by eliciting RANK expression in the embryonic thymic stroma. 
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16. Yano M, Kuroda N, Han H, et al. Aire controls the differentiation program of thymic epithelial cells in the medulla for the establishment of self-tolerance. 
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17. Matsumoto M, Zhou Y, Matsuo S, et al. Targeted deletion of the murine corneodesmosin gene delineates its essential role in skin and hair physiology. 
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18. Niki S, Oshikawa K, Mouri Y, et al. Alteration of intra-pancreatic target-organ specificity by abrogation of Aire in NOD mice. 

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20. Kuroda N, Mitani T, Takeda N, et al. Development of autoimmunity against transcriptionally unrepressed target antigen in the thymus of Aire-deficient mice.

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22. Kajiura F, Sun S, Nomura T, et al. NF-κB-inducing kinase establishes self-tolerance in a thymic stroma dependent manner. 

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23. Uchida D, Hatakeyama S, Matsushima A, et al. AIRE functions as an E3 ubiquitin ligase.

J. Exp. Med. 199:167-172, 2004.

24. Matsumoto M, Yamada T, Yoshinaga SK, et al. Essential role of NF-κB-inducing kinase in T cell activation through the TCR/CD3 pathway. 
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25. Matsushima A, Kaisho T, Rennert PD, et al. Essential role of NF-κB-inducing kinase and IκB-kinase α in NF-κB activation through lymphotoxin-β receptor, but not though TNF receptor-I. 

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27. Matsumoto M, Iwamasa K, Rennert PD, et al. Involvement of distinct cellular compartments in the abnormal lymphoid organogenesis in lymphotoxin-α-deficient mice and alymphoplasia (aly) mice defined by the chimeric analysis. 
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Nature 382: 462-466, 1996.

31. Matsumoto M, Mariathasan S, Nahm MH, et al. Role of lymphotoxin and the type I TNF receptor in the formation of germinal centers. 

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