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Selected Publications:

1. Xu K# , Wang Y, Shen CH, Chen Y, Zhang B, Liu K, Tsybovsky Y, Wang S, Farney SK, Gorman J, Stephens T, Verardi R, Yang Y, Zhou T, Chuang GY, Lanzavecchia A, Piccoli L, Kwong PD# . Structural basis of LAIR1 targeting by polymorphic Plasmodium RIFINs. (2021) Nat Commun. Jul 9;12(1):4226. ( #corresponding author)

2. Laing ED, Navaratnarajah CK, Cheliout Da Silva S, et al, Broder CC# and Xu K# . Structural and Functional Analyses Reveal Promiscuous and Species-Specific Use of Ephrin Receptors by Cedar Virus. (2019) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Oct 8;116(41):20707-20715. ( #corresponding author)

3. Xu J*, Xu K*, Jung S, Conte A, Lieberman J, Muecksch F, Lorenzi JCC, Park S, Schmidt F, Wang Z, Huang Y, Luo Y, Nair M, Wang P, Schulz JE, Tessarollo L, Bylund T, Chuang GY, Olia AS, Stephens T, Teng IT, Tsybovsky Y, Zhou T, Munster V, Ho DD, Hatziioannou T, Bieniasz PD, Nussenzweig MC, Kwong PD, Casellas R. Nanobodies from camelid mice and llamas neutralize SARS-CoV-2 variants. (2021) Nature. Jun 7. PMID:34098567. (*Co-first author)

4. Yiwei Chen*, Kai Xu*, Luca Piccoli, Mathilde Foglierini, Joshua Tan, Wenjie Jin, Jason Gorman, Yaroslav Tsybovsky, Baoshan Zhang, Boubacar Traore, Chiara Silacci-Fregni, Claudia Daubenberger, Peter D. Crompton, Roger Geiger, Federica Sallusto, Peter D. Kwong & Antonio Lanzavecchia Structural basis of malaria RIFIN binding by LILRB1- containing antibodies (2021) Nature Apr;592(7855):639-643. PMID: 33790470 (*Co-first author)

5. Xu K*, Acharya P*, Kong R*, Cheng C*, et al, Mascola JR, Kwong PD. Epitope-based vaccine design yields fusion peptide-directed antibodies that neutralize diverse strains of HIV-1. (2018) Nat Med. Jun;24(6):857-867. (*Co-first author)

6. Kong R*, Duan H*, Sheng Z*, Xu K*, Acharya P*, Chen X*, Cheng C*, Dingens AS*, Gorman J*, Sastry M*, Shen CH*, Zhang B*, Zhou T*, et al, Kwong PD, Mascola JR. Antibody Lineages with Vaccine-Induced Antigen-Binding Hotspots Develop Broad HIV Neutralization. (2019) Cell. Jul 25; 178(3): 567-584. (*Co-first author)

7. Kong R*, Xu K*, Zhou T*, et al, Kwong PD, Mascola JR. Fusion peptide of HIV-1 as a site of vulnerability to neutralizing antibody. (2016) Science. May 13;352(6287):828-33. (*Cofirst author)

8. Xu K*, Wu Z*, Renier N*, Antipenko A, Tzvetkova-Robev D, Xu Y, Minchenko M, NardiDei V, Rajashankar KR, Himanen J, Tessier-Lavigne M, Nikolov DB. Structures of netrin1 bound to two receptors provide insight into its axon guidance mechanism. (2014) Science. 344(6189):1275-9.