Recent Selected Publications (2018-2023)
Liyayi IK, Forehand AL, Ray JC, Criss AK. Pearl: Metal piracy by Neisseria gonorrhoeae to overcome human nutritional immunity. Accepted 12/30/22, PLOS Pathogens (D-22-01944).
Crawford MA, Ward AE, Gray V, Bailer P, Fisher DJ, Kubicka E, Cui Z, Luo Q, Gray MC, Criss AK, Lum LG, Tamm LK, Letteri RA, Hughes MA#. Disparate regions of the human chemokine CXCL10 exhibit broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against biodefense and antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. ACS Infectious Diseases 9(1):122-139, 2023.
Werner LM, Alcott A, Mohlin F, Ray JC, Belcher Dufrisne, M, Smirnov A, Columbus L, Blom AM, Criss AK. Neisseria gonorrhoeae co-opts C4b-binding protein to enhance complement-independent survival from neutrophils. bioRxiv December 9, 2022.
Potter AD, Baiocco CM, Papin JA, Criss AK. Transcriptome guided metabolic network analysis reveals rearrangements of carbon flux distribution in Neisseria gonorrhoeae during neutrophil co-culture. bioRxiv December 20, 2022.
Smirnov A, Daily KP, Gray MC, Werner LM, Ragland SA, Johnson MB, Eby JC, Hewlett EL, Taylor RP, Criss AK. Phagocytosis via complement receptor 3 enables microbes to evade killing by neutrophils. bioRxiv September 2, 2022.
Alcott AM, Werner LM, Baiocco CM, Belcher Dufrisne M, Columbus L, Criss AK. Variable Expression of Opa Proteins by Neisseria gonorrhoeae Influences Bacterial Association and Phagocytic Killing by Human Neutrophils. Journal of Bacteriology 204(4):e0003522, 2022.
Ray JC, Smirnov A, Maurakis SA, Harrison SA, Ke E, Chazin WJ, Cornelissen CN, Criss AK. Adherence Enables Neisseria gonorrhoeae to Overcome Zinc Limitation Imposed by Nutritional Immunity Proteins. Infection and Immunity 90(3):e0000922, 2022.
Edwards VL, Potter AD, D’Mello A, Gray MC, Shetty AC, Zhao X, Hill KM, Ragland SA, Criss AK, Tettelin H. Dual species transcriptomics reveals core metabolic and immunologic processes in the interaction between primary human neutrophils and Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains. bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/2022.02.28.482360, 2022.
Ragland SA, Gray MC, Melson EM, Kendall MM, Criss AK. The effect of lipidation on the localization and activity of a lysozyme inhibitor in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Journal of Bacteriology 202, doi: 10.1128/JB.00633-19, 2020.
Smirnov A, Solga M, Lannigan J, Criss AK. Using Imaging Flow Cytometry to Quantify Neutrophil Phagocytosis. Neutrophil Methods and Protocols, series Methods in Molecular Biology, volume 2087, 127-140, ed. Mark T. Quinn and Frank DeLeo, SpringerNature. 2020.
Maurakis S, Keller K, Maxwell CN, Pereira K, Chazin WJ, Criss AK, Cornelissen CN. The Novel Interaction Between Neisseria gonorrhoeae TdfJ and Human S100A7 Allows Gonococci to Subvert Host Zinc Restriction. PLOS Pathogens 15(8):e1007937, 2019.
Handing JW, Ragland SA, Bharathan UV, Criss AK. The MtrCDE Efflux Pump Contributes to Survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae From Human Neutrophils and Their Antimicrobial Components. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 2688, 2018.
Palmer A, Criss AK. Gonococcal Defenses against Antimicrobial Activities of Neutrophils. Trends in Microbiology 26: 1022-1034, 2018.
Stevens JS, Gray MC, Morisseau C, Criss AK. Stevens JS, Gray MC, Morisseau C, Criss AK. Endocervical and neutrophil lipoxygenases coordinate neutrophil transepithelial migration to Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 218: 1663-1674, 2018.
Ragland SA, Humbert MV, Christodoulides M, Criss AK. Neisseria gonorrhoeae employs two protein inhibitors to evade killing by human lysozyme. PLOS Pathogens 14:e1007080, 2018 (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007080), 2018.
Stevens JS, Criss AK. Pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the female reproductive tract: neutrophilic host response, sustained infection, and clinical sequelae. Current Opinion in Hematology 25:13-21, 2018.