Balmer ML, Ma EH, Thompson AJ, Epple R, Unterstab G, Lötscher J, Dehio P, Schürch CM, Warncke JD, Perrin G, Woischnig AK, Grählert J, Löliger J, Assmann N, Bantug GR, Schären OP, Khanna N, Egli A, Bubendorf L, Rentsch K, Hapfelmeier S, Jones RG, Hess C. Memory CD8+ T Cells Balance Pro- and Anti-inflammatory Activity by Reprogramming Cellular Acetate Handling at Sites of Infection. Cell Metab. 2020 Sep 1;32(3):457-467.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2020.07.004. Epub 2020 Jul 31. PMID: 32738204.

Pfister SP, Schären OP, Beldi L, Printz A, Notter MD, Mukherjee M, Li H, Limenitakis JP, Werren JP, Tandon D, Cuenca M, Hagemann S, Uster SS, Terrazos MA, Gomez de Agüero M, Schürch CM, Coelho FM, Curtiss R 3rd, Slack E, Balmer ML, Hapfelmeier S. Uncoupling of invasive bacterial mucosal immunogenicity from pathogenicity. Nat Commun. 2020 Apr 24;11(1):1978. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-15891-9. Erratum in: Nat Commun. 2021 Jan 29;12(1):798. PMID: 32332737; PMCID: PMC7181798.

Kolev M, West EE, Kunz N, Chauss D, Moseman EA, Rahman J, Freiwald T, Balmer ML, Lötscher J, Dimeloe S, Rosser EC, Wedderburn LR, Mayer-Barber KD, Bohrer A, Lavender P, Cope A, Wang L, Kaplan MJ, Moutsopoulos NM, McGavern D, Holland SM, Hess C, Kazemian M, Afzali B, Kemper C. Diapedesis-Induced Integrin Signaling via LFA-1 Facilitates Tissue Immunity by Inducing Intrinsic Complement C3 Expression in Immune Cells. Immunity. 2020 Mar 17;52(3):513-527.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2020.02.006. PMID: 32187519; PMCID: PMC7111494.


Lötscher J, Balmer ML. Sensing between reactions - how the metabolic microenvironment shapes immunity. Clin Exp Immunol. 2019 Aug;197(2):161-169. doi: 10.1111/cei.13291. Epub 2019 Mar 25. PMID: 30868561; PMCID: PMC6642869.


Bantug GR, Fischer M, Grählert J, Balmer ML, Unterstab G, Develioglu L, Steiner R, Zhang L, Costa ASH, Gubser PM, Burgener AV, Sauder U, Löliger J, Belle R, Dimeloe S, Lötscher J, Jauch A, Recher M, Hönger G, Hall MN, Romero P, Frezza C, Hess C. Mitochondria-Endoplasmic Reticulum Contact Sites Function as Immunometabolic Hubs that Orchestrate the Rapid Recall Response of Memory CD8+ T Cells. Immunity. 2018 Mar 20;48(3):542-555.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2018.02.012. Epub 2018 Mar 6. PMID: 29523440; PMCID: PMC6049611.

2017 and older release date

Buschor S, Cuenca M, Uster SS, Schären OP, Balmer ML, Terrazos MA, Schürch CM, Hapfelmeier S. Innate immunity restricts Citrobacter rodentium A/E pathogenesis initiation to an early window of opportunity. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Jun 29;13(6):e1006476. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006476. PMID: 28662171; PMCID: PMC5507559.

Balmer ML, Hess C. Starving for survival-how catabolic metabolism fuels immune function. Curr Opin Immunol. 2017 Jun;46:8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.coi.2017.03.009. Epub 2017 Mar 27. PMID: 28359914.

Ma EH, Bantug G, Griss T, Condotta S, Johnson RM, Samborska B, Mainolfi N, Suri V, Guak H, Balmer ML, Verway MJ, Raissi TC, Tsui H, Boukhaled G, Henriques da Costa S, Frezza C, Krawczyk CM, Friedman A, Manfredi M, Richer MJ, Hess C, Jones RG. Serine Is an Essential Metabolite for Effector T Cell Expansion. Cell Metab. 2017 Feb 7;25(2):482. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2017.01.014. Erratum for: Cell Metab. 2017 Feb 7;25(2):345-357. PMID: 28178570.

Moor K, Fadlallah J, Toska A, Sterlin D, Balmer ML, Macpherson AJ, Gorochov G, Larsen M, Slack E. Analysis of bacterial-surface-specific antibodies in body fluids using bacterial flow cytometry. Nat Protoc. 2016 Aug;11(8):1531-53. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2016.091. Epub 2016 Jul 28. PMID: 27466712.

Balmer ML, Ma EH, Bantug GR, Grählert J, Pfister S, Glatter T, Jauch A, Dimeloe S, Slack E, Dehio P, Krzyzaniak MA, King CG, Burgener AV, Fischer M, Develioglu L, Belle R, Recher M, Bonilla WV, Macpherson AJ, Hapfelmeier S, Jones RG, Hess C. Memory CD8(+) T Cells Require Increased Concentrations of Acetate Induced by Stress for Optimal Function. Immunity. 2016 Jun 21;44(6):1312-24. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2016.03.016. Epub 2016 May 17. PMID: 27212436.

Balmer ML, Hess C. Feeling Worn Out? PGC1α to the Rescue for Dysfunctional Mitochondria in T Cell Exhaustion. Immunity. 2016 Aug 16;45(2):233-5. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2016.07.024. PMID: 27533009.

Martin J, Balmer ML, Rajendran S, Maurhofer O, Dufour JF, St-Pierre MV. Nutritional stress exacerbates hepatic steatosis induced by deletion of the histidine nucleotide-binding (Hint2) mitochondrial protein. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2016 Apr 1;310(7):G497-509. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00178.2015. Epub 2016 Jan 14. PMID: 26767982.

Balmer ML, Schürch CM, Saito Y, Geuking MB, Li H, Cuenca M, Kovtonyuk LV, McCoy KD, Hapfelmeier S, Ochsenbein AF, Manz MG, Slack E, Macpherson AJ. Microbiota-derived compounds drive steady-state granulopoiesis via MyD88/TICAM signaling. J Immunol. 2014 Nov 15;193(10):5273-83. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1400762. Epub 2014 Oct 10. PMID: 25305320.

Balmer ML, Slack E, de Gottardi A, Lawson MA, Hapfelmeier S, Miele L, Grieco A, Van Vlierberghe H, Fahrner R, Patuto N, Bernsmeier C, Ronchi F, Wyss M, Stroka D, Dickgreber N, Heim MH, McCoy KD, Macpherson AJ. The liver may act as a firewall mediating mutualism between the host and its gut commensal microbiota. Sci Transl Med. 2014 May 21;6(237):237ra66. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3008618. PMID: 24848256.

Erdoes G, Balmer ML, Slack E, Kocsis I, Lehmann LE, Eberle B, Stüber F, Book M. CD62L (L-selectin) shedding for assessment of perioperative immune sensitivity in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e53045. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053045. Epub 2013 Jan 3. PMID: 23301018; PMCID: PMC3536798.

Balmer ML, Trüeb B, Zhuang L, Slack E, Beltraminelli H, Villiger PM. Splicing defect of CD33 and inflammatory syndrome associated with occult bacterial infection. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Aug;132(2):490-3.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2013.03.027. Epub 2013 May 14. PMID: 23683466.

Seleznik GM, Reding T, Romrig F, Saito Y, Mildner A, Segerer S, Sun LK, Regenass S, Lech M, Anders HJ, McHugh D, Kumagi T, Hiasa Y, Lackner C, Haybaeck J, Angst E, Perren A, Balmer ML, Slack E, MacPherson A, Manz MG, Weber A, Browning JL, Arkan MC, Rülicke T, Aguzzi A, Prinz M, Graf R, Heikenwalder M. Lymphotoxin β receptor signaling promotes development of autoimmune pancreatitis. Gastroenterology. 2012 Nov;143(5):1361-1374. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2012.07.112. Epub 2012 Aug 2. PMID: 22863765.

Hapfelmeier S, Lawson MA, Slack E, Kirundi JK, Stoel M, Heikenwalder M, Cahenzli J, Velykoredko Y, Balmer ML, Endt K, Geuking MB, Curtiss R 3rd, McCoy KD, Macpherson AJ. Reversible microbial colonization of germ-free mice reveals the dynamics of IgA immune responses. Science. 2010 Jun 25;328(5986):1705-9. doi: 10.1126/science.1188454. PMID: 20576892; PMCID: PMC3923373.

Balmer ML, Joneli J, Schoepfer A, Stickel F, Thormann W, Dufour JF. Significance of serum adiponectin levels in patients with chronic liver disease. Clin Sci (Lond). 2010 Aug 5;119(10):431-6. doi: 10.1042/CS20100008. PMID: 20524936; PMCID: PMC2916712.

Balmer ML, Siegrist K, Zimmermann A, Dufour JF. Effects of ursodeoxycholic acid in combination with vitamin E on adipokines and apoptosis in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Liver Int. 2009 Sep;29(8):1184-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-3231.2009.02037.x. Epub 2009 Apr 28. PMID: 19422479.

Slack E, Balmer ML, Macpherson AJ. B cells as a critical node in the microbiota-host immune system network. Immunol Rev. 2014 Jul;260(1):50-66. doi: 10.1111/imr.12179. PMID: 24942681.

Balmer ML, Berger CT. Besser Impfen - neue Wege zur gezielten Immunmodulation bei Gesunden und Immunsupprimierten [Better vaccinations - new approaches for targeted immunomodulation in healthy and immunosuppressed]. Ther Umsch. 2014 Jan;71(1):5-15. German. doi: 10.1024/0040-5930/a000476. PMID: 24394204.

Slack E, Balmer ML, Fritz JH, Hapfelmeier S. Functional flexibility of intestinal IgA - broadening the fine line. Front Immunol. 2012 May 3;3:100. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2012.00100. PMID: 22563329; PMCID: PMC3342566.

Cahenzli J, Balmer ML, McCoy KD. Microbial-immune cross-talk and regulation of the immune system. Immunology. 2013 Jan;138(1):12-22. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2567.2012.03624.x. PMID: 22804726; PMCID: PMC3533697.

Balmer ML, Dufour JF. Nicht-alkoholische Steatohepatitis - von NAFLD zu MAFLD [Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis - from NAFLD to MAFLD]. Ther Umsch. 2011 Apr;68(4):183-8. German. doi: 10.1024/0040-5930/a000148. PMID: 21452138.

Balmer ML, Dufour JF. Treatment of hypercholesterolemia in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis might be more beneficial than indicated. Swiss Med Wkly. 2008 Jul 26;138(29-30):415-9. PMID: 18654866.

Contributions to books

1. Balmer ML, Dufour JF. Molecular Mechanisms of Liver Cancer Metastasis. Bentham Books 2012. ISBN-9781608053780
2. Balmer ML, Dufour JF. Hepatocellular carcinoma. Chapter II : Biology of HCC. 1st Edition. Springer Verlag 2010. ISBN-1603275215