Infectious Disease Research Laboratory, CIMR, publications, calendar year 2018

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Phillips, A., Fiorello, C.V., Baden, R.M., Liu J., Burmas, N., Ruvalcaba, C., Monroy, R., Mohr, F.C., Gehring, R., Delplanque, J-P., Clemons, K.V., Stevens, D.A., Tell, L.A. Amphotericin B concentrations in mallard ducks following a single intratracheal dose of liposomal amphotericin B using an atomizer. Med. Mycol. 56:322-331, 2018.

Anand, R., Moss, R., Sass, G., Banaei, N., Clemons, K.V., Martinez, M., Stevens, D.A. Small colony variants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa display heterogeneity in inhibiting Aspergillus fumigatus biofilm. Mycopathol. 183:263-272, 2018.

Hsu, J.L., Manouvakhova, O.V., Clemons, K.V., Inayathullah, M., Tu, A.B., Sobel, R.A., Tian, W., Nazik, H., Pothineni, V.R., Pasupneti, S., Jiang, X., Dhillion, G.S., Bedi, H., Rajadas J., Haas, H., Aurelian, L., Stevens, D.A., Nicolls, M.R. Microhemorrhage-associated tissue iron enhances the risk for Aspergillus fumigatus invasion in murine airway transplantation. Science Translational Med. 10:eaag2616, 2018.

Sass, G., Nazik, H., Penner, J., Shah, H., Ansari, S.R., Clemons, K.V., Groleau, M-C., Dietl, A-M., Visca, P., Haas, H., Déziel, E., Stevens, D.A. Studies of Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutants indicate pyoverdine as the central factor in inhibition of Aspergillus fumigatus biofilm. J. Bacteriol. 200(1):e00345-17, 2018.

Shah, M., Hsiao, E., Kirsch, C., Gohil, A., Narasimhan, S., Stevens, D.A. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and influenza co-infection in immunocompetent hosts: Cases and review of the literature. Diag. Micro. Infect. Dis. 91:147-152, 2018.

Shankar, J., Cerqueira, G.C., Wortman, J.R., Clemons, K.V., Stevens, D.A. RNA-Seq profile reveals Th-1 and Th-17 type immune responses in mice infected systemically with Aspergillus fumigatus. Mycopathol. 183:645-658, 2018
Baldin, C., Soliman, S.S.M., Jeon, H.H., Alkhazraji, S., Gebremariam, T., Gu, Y., Bruno, V.M., Cornely, O.A., Leather, H.L., Sugrue, M.W., Wingard, J.R., Stevens, D.A., Edwards, J.E., Ibrahim, A.S. PCR-based approach targeting Mucorales specific gene family for the diagnosis of mucormycosis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 56(10): e00746-18, 2018 (12 pgs.)

Matthaiou, E.I., Sass, G., Stevens, D.A., Hsu, J.L. Iron: an essential nutrient for Aspergillus fumigatus and a fulcrum for pathogenesis. Current Opinion Infect. Dis. 31:506-511, 2018.


Sass, G., Stevens, D.A. Aspergillus fumigatus hydroxamate siderophores protect formation of Aspergillus fumigatus biofilms from the Pseudomonas aeruginosa product pyoverdine. Infectious Disease Week, San Diego, 2017, Abstract 64828/270.

Selected for presentation to Maternal and Child Health Research Institute Inaugural Research Symposium, Stanford, 2018, Abstract no. 34.

Nazik, H., Joubert, L-M., Secor, P.R., Sweere, J., Bollyky, P.L., Sass, G., Cegelski, L., Stevens, D.A. Pseudomonas phage inhibition of Candida albicans. Ann. Conf. on Microbial Pathogenesis, Infectious Disease, Antimicrobials and Drug Resistance. Toronto, 2017. Arch. Clin. Microbiol. 8:67, DOI: 10.4172/1989-8436-C1-003

Matthaiou, E.I., Manouvakhova, O., Clemons, K.V., Inayathullah, M., Dhillion, G.S., Bedi, H., Stevens, D.A., Nicolls, M.R., Hsu, J.L. Airway tissue iron induces macrophage activation and Aspergillus fumigatus invasion in murine tracheal transplantation. Program of the 8th Advances Against Aspergillosis meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018, Abstracts, no. 133.

Nazik, H., Sass, G., Ansari, S.R., Haas, H., Déziel, E., Stevens, D.A. Novel and paradoxical intermicrobial molecular interaction: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) Quinolone Signal (PQS) chelates iron (Fe) and inhibits Aspergillus fumigatus (Af) when Fe scarce, but when Fe plentiful, delivers Fe to Af. Program of the 8th Advances Against Aspergillosis meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018, Abstracts, no. 132.

Sass, G., Nazik, H., Stevens, D.A. Intermicrobial interactions with Aspergillus for survival in the airway. Program of the 8th Advances Against Aspergillosis meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018, Abstracts, p. 41-42.

Sass, G., Madigan, R.T., Bozzi, A., Sayed, N., Wu, J.C., Stevens, D.A. A combination of itraconazole and amiodarone is highly effective against Trypanosoma cruzi infection of human stem cell derived cardiomyocytes. Infectious Disease Week, San Francisco, 2018, Abstract no. 69060. Open Forum Infectious Diseases 5:S415-S416, 2018.

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