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A Burkholderia pseudomallei outer membrane vesicle vaccine provides protection against lethal sepsis

Nieves, W., Petersen, H., Judy, B. M., Blumentritt, C. A., Russell-Lodrigue, K., Roy, C. J., Torres, A. G. & Morici, L. A., May 2014, In : Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. 21, 5, p. 747-754 8 p.

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46 Scopus citations

Adhesin-encoding genes from Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli are more prevalent in atypical than in typical enteropathogenic E. coli

Gomes, T. A. T., Hernandes, R. T., Torres, A. G., Salvador, F. A., Guth, B. E. C., Vaz, T. M. I., Irino, K., Silva, R. M. & Vieira, M. A. M., Sep 2011, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 49, 9, p. 3334-3337 4 p.

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18 Scopus citations

A double, long polar fimbria mutant of Escherichia coli O157:H7 expresses curli and exhibits reduced in vivo colonization

Lloyd, S. J., Ritchie, J. M., Rojas-Lopez, M., Blumentritt, C. A., Popov, V. L., Greenwich, J. L., Waldor, M. K. & Torres, A. G., Mar 2012, In : Infection and immunity. 80, 3, p. 914-920 7 p.

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33 Scopus citations

A gold nanoparticle-linked glycoconjugate vaccine against Burkholderia mallei

Gregory, A. E., Judy, B. M., Qazi, O., Blumentritt, C. A., Brown, K. A., Shaw, A. M., Torres, A. G. & Titball, R. W., Feb 1 2015, In : Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. 11, 2, p. 447-456 10 p.

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47 Scopus citations

Burkholderia mallei CLH001 attenuated vaccine strain is immunogenic and protects against acute respiratory glanders

Hatcher, C. L., Mott, T. M., Muruato, L. A., Sbrana, E. & Torresa, A. G., 2016, In : Infection and immunity. 84, 8, p. 2345-2354 10 p.

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14 Scopus citations

Burkholderia pseudomallei ΔtonB Δhcp1 live attenuated vaccine strain elicits full protective immunity against aerosolized melioidosis infection

Khakhum, N., Bharaj, P., Myers, J. N., Tapia, D., Kilgore, P. B., Ross, B. N., Walker, D. H., Endsley, J. J. & Torresa, A. G., Jan 1 2019, In : mSphere. 4, 1, e00570-18.

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8 Scopus citations

Characterization of the Burkholderia mallei tonB mutant and its potential as a backbone strain for vaccine development

Mott, T. M., Vijayakumar, S., Sbrana, E., Endsley, J. J. & Torres, A. G., Jun 26 2015, In : PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 9, 6, e0003863.

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21 Scopus citations

Characterization of the universal stress protein F from atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli and its prevalence in Enterobacteriaceae

de Souza, C. S., Torres, A. G., Caravelli, A., Silva, A., Polatto, J. M. & Piazza, R. M. F., Dec 1 2016, In : Protein Science. 25, 12, p. 2142-2151 10 p.

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5 Scopus citations

Comparative Burkholderia pseudomallei natural history virulence studies using an aerosol murine model of infection

Massey, S., Yeager, L. A., Blumentritt, C. A., Vijayakumar, S., Sbrana, E., Peterson, J. W., Brasel, T., Leduc, J. W., Endsley, J. J. & Torres, A. G., Mar 7 2014, In : Scientific reports. 4, 4305.

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25 Scopus citations

Comparative genomics and immunoinformatics approach for the identification of vaccine candidates for enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7

García-Angulo, V. A., Kalita, A., Kalita, M., Lozano, L. & Torres, A. G., May 2014, In : Infection and immunity. 82, 5, p. 2016-2026 11 p.

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15 Scopus citations

Comparative genomics of a subset of Adherent/Invasive Escherichia coli strains isolated from individuals without inflammatory bowel disease

Barrios-Villa, E., Martínez de la Peña, C. F., Lozano-Zaraín, P., Cevallos, M. A., Torres, C., Torres, A. G. & Rocha-Gracia, R. D. C., Mar 2020, In : Genomics. 112, 2, p. 1813-1820 8 p.

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2 Scopus citations

Consensus on the development of vaccines against naturally acquired melioidosis

Limmathurotsakul, D., Funnell, S. G. P., Torres, A. G., Morici, L. A., Brett, P. J., Dunachie, S., Atkins, T., Altmann, D. M., Bancroft, G. & Peacock, S. J., Jun 1 2015, In : Emerging infectious diseases. 21, 6, p. e1-e7

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31 Scopus citations

Development of a gold nanoparticle vaccine against enterohemorrhagic escherichia coli o157:H7

Sanchez-Villamil, J. I., Tapia, D. & Torres, A. G., 2019, In : mBio. 10, 4, e01869-19.

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Open Access
5 Scopus citations
Open Access
22 Scopus citations

Development of reagents and assays for the detection of pathogenic Burkholderia species

Qazi, O., Rani, M., Gnanam, A. J., Cullen, T. W., Stead, C. M., Kensing, H., McCaul, K., Ngugi, S., Prior, J. L., Lipka, A., Nagy, J. M., Whitlock, G. C., Judy, B. M., Harding, S. V., Titball, R. W., Sidhu, S. S., Trent, M. S., Kitto, G. B., Torres, A., Estes, D. M. & 3 others, Iverson, B., Georgiou, G. & Brown, K. A., 2011, In : Faraday Discussions. 149, p. 23-36 14 p.

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3 Scopus citations

Development of subunit vaccines that provide high-level protection and sterilizing immunity against acute inhalational melioidosis

Burtnick, M. N., Shaffer, T. L., Ross, B. N., Muruato, L. A., Sbrana, E., DeShazer, D., Torres, A. G. & Brett, P. J., Jan 1 2018, In : Infection and immunity. 86, 1, e00724-17.

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13 Scopus citations

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli adhesins

McWilliams, B. D. & Torres, A. G., 2014, In : Microbiology Spectrum. 2, 3

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44 Scopus citations

Environmental regulation of the long polar fimbriae 2 of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157: H7

Arenas-Hernández, M. M., Rojas-López, M., Medrano-López, A., Nuñez-Reza, K. J., Puente, J. L., Martínez-Laguna, Y. & Torres, A. G., Aug 2014, In : FEMS Microbiology Letters. 357, 2, p. 105-114 10 p.

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6 Scopus citations

Evaluating new compounds to treat Burkholderia pseudomallei infections

Ross, B. N., Myers, J. N., Muruato, L. A., Tapia, D. & Torres, A. G., Jun 25 2018, In : Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 8, JUN, 210.

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3 Scopus citations

Evaluating the role of Burkholderia pseudomallei K96243 toxins BPSS0390, BPSS0395, and BPSS1584 in persistent infection

Ross, B. N., Micheva-Viteva, S., Hong-Geller, E. & Torres, A. G., Dec 1 2019, In : Cellular Microbiology. 21, 12, e13096.

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1 Scopus citations
Open Access
3 Scopus citations

Exploiting the power of OMICS approaches to produce E. Coli O157 vaccines

Kalita, A., Kalita, M. & Torres, A. G., Jan 26 2015, In : Gut Microbes. 5, 6, p. 770-774 5 p.

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5 Scopus citations

Extensive identification of bacterial riboflavin transporters and their distribution across bacterial species

Gutiérrez-Preciado, A., Torres, A. G., Merino, E., Bonomi, H. R., Goldbaum, F. A. & García-Angulo, V. A., May 4 2015, In : PloS one. 10, 5, e0126124.

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41 Scopus citations

Fimbriation and curliation in escherichia coli O157:H7 a paradigm of intestinal and environmental colonization

Lloyd, S. J., Ritchie, J. M. & Torres, A. G., 2012, In : Gut Microbes. 3, 3, p. 272-276 5 p.

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26 Scopus citations

Finding regulators associated with the expression of the long polar fimbriae in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Hu, J., Ross, B. N., Cieza, R. J. & Torres, A. G., 2015, In : Journal of bacteriology. 197, 23, p. 3658-3665 8 p.

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2 Scopus citations

From in silico protein epitope density prediction to testing escherichia coli o157: H7 vaccine candidates in a murine model of colonization

Tapia, D., Ross, B. N., Kalita, A., Kalita, M., Hatcher, C. L., Muruato, L. A. & Torres, A. G., Aug 30 2016, In : Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 6, AUG, 94.

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5 Scopus citations

Hacking the host: exploitation of macrophage polarization by intracellular bacterial pathogens

Thiriot, J. D., Martinez-Martinez, Y. B., Endsley, J. J. & Torres, A. G., Feb 1 2020, In : Pathogens and disease. 78, 1

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Open Access
2 Scopus citations

Host S-nitrosylation inhibits clostridial small molecule-activated glucosylating toxins

Savidge, T. C., Urvil, P., Oezguen, N., Ali, K., Choudhury, A., Acharya, V., Pinchuk, I., Torres, A. G., English, R. D., Wiktorowicz, J. E., Loeffelholz, M., Kumar, R., Shi, L., Nie, W., Braun, W., Herman, B., Hausladen, A., Feng, H., Stamler, J. S. & Pothoulakis, C., Sep 2011, In : Nature Medicine. 17, 9, p. 1136-1142 7 p.

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62 Scopus citations

Identification and characterization of ribN, a novel family of riboflavin transporters from rhizobium leguminosarum and other proteobacteria

García Angulo, V. A., Bonomi, H. R., Posadas, D. M., Serer, M. I., Torres, A. G., Zorreguieta, Á. & Goldbaum, F. A., 2013, In : Journal of bacteriology. 195, 20, p. 4611-4619 9 p.

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20 Scopus citations

Identification of coli surface antigen 23, a novel adhesin of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

Del Canto, F., Botkin, D. J., Valenzuela, P., Popov, V., Ruiz-Perez, F., Nataro, J. P., Levine, M. M., Stine, O. C., Pop, M., Torres, A. G. & Vidal, R., Aug 2012, In : Infection and immunity. 80, 8, p. 2791-2801 11 p.

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29 Scopus citations

Increased mortality in mice following immunoprophylaxis therapy with high dosage of nicotinamide in burkholderia persistent infections

Micheva-Viteva, S. N., Ross, B. N., Gao, J., Adikari, S., Zhang, P., Mourant, J. R., Wu, T. H., Werner, J. H., Torres, A. G. & Hong-Geller, E., Jan 1 2019, In : Infection and immunity. 87, 1, e00592.

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3 Scopus citations

In vivo bio luminescence imaging of burkholderia mallei respiratory infection and treatment in the mouse model

Massey, S., Johnston, K., Mott, T. M., Judy, B. M., Kvitko, B. H., Schweizer, H. P., Estes, D. M. & Torres, A. G., Jan 1 2011, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 2, AUG

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30 Scopus citations

In vivo bioluminescence imaging of Escherichia coli O104:H4 and role of aerobactin during colonization of a mouse model of infection

Torres, A. G., Cieza, R. J., Rojas-Lopez, M., Blumentritt, C. A., Souza, C. S., Johnston, R. K., Strockbine, N., Kaper, J. B., Sbrana, E. & Popov, V. L., 2012, In : BMC Microbiology. 12, 112.

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16 Scopus citations

Long polar fimbriae of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 bind to extracellular matrix proteins

Farfan, M. J., Cantero, L., Vidal, R., Botkin, D. J. & Torres, A. G., Sep 2011, In : Infection and immunity. 79, 9, p. 3744-3750 7 p.

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41 Scopus citations
4 Scopus citations

Meeting report melioidosis is in the Americas: A call to action for diagnosing and treating the disease

Torres, A. G., Montufar, F. E., Gee, J. E., Hoffmaster, A. R., Elrod, M. G., Duarte-Valderrama, C., Huertas, M. G. & Blaney, D. D., 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 99, 3, p. 563-564 2 p.

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5 Scopus citations

Melioidosis

Wiersinga, W. J., Virk, H. S., Torres, A. G., Currie, B. J., Peacock, S. J., Dance, D. A. B. & Limmathurotsakul, D., Feb 1 2018, In : Nature Reviews Disease Primers. 4, 17107.

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104 Scopus citations

Misidentification of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Other Burkholderia Species from Pediatric Infections in Mexico

Meza-Radilla, G., Mendez-Canarios, A., Xicohtencatl-Cortes, J., Escobedo-Guerra, M. R., Torres, A. G., Antonio Ibarra, J. & Estrada-De Los Santos, P., Feb 2019, In : Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 6, 2

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Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Monitoring therapeutic treatments against Burkholderia infections using imaging techniques

Mott, T. M., Johnston, R. K., Vijayakumar, S., Estes, D. M., Motamedi, M., Sbrana, E., Endsley, J. J. & Torres, A. G., May 23 2013, In : Pathogens. 2, 2, p. 383-401 19 p.

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7 Scopus citations
Open Access

Polysaccharide specific monoclonal antibodies provide passive protection against intranasal challenge with burkholderia pseudomallei

AuCoin, D. P., Reed, D. E., Marlenee, N. L., Bowen, R. A., Thorkildson, P., Judy, B. M., Torres, A. G. & Kozel, T. R., Apr 17 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 4, e35386.

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28 Scopus citations

Polysorbates prevent biofilm formation and pathogenesis of Escherichia coli O104:H4

Sloup, R. E., Cieza, R. J., Needle, D. B., Abramovitch, R. B., Torres, A. G. & Waters, C. M., Aug 18 2016, In : Biofouling. 32, 9, p. 1131-1140 10 p.

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9 Scopus citations

Prophylactic application of CpG oligonucleotides augments the early host response and confers protection in acute melioidosis

Judy, B. M., Taylor, K., Deeraksa, A., Johnston, R. K., Endsley, J. J., Vijayakumar, S., Aronson, J. F., Estes, D. M. & Torres, A. G., Mar 20 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 3, e34176.

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22 Scopus citations

Protection of non-human primates against glanders with a gold nanoparticle glycoconjugate vaccine

Torres, A. G., Gregory, A. E., Hatcher, C. L., Vinet-Oliphant, H., Morici, L. A., Titball, R. W. & Roy, C. J., Jan 29 2015, In : Vaccine. 33, 5, p. 686-692 7 p.

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37 Scopus citations

Protective antigens against glanders identified by expression library immunization

Whitlock, G. C., Robida, M. D., Judy, B. M., Qazi, O., Brown, K. A., Deeraksa, A., Taylor, K., Massey, S., Loskutov, A., Borovkov, A. Y., Brown, K., Cano, J. A., Magee, D. M., Torres, A. G., Estes, D. M. & Sykes, K. F., 2011, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 2, NOV

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14 Scopus citations

Recent progress in melioidosis and glanders

Torres, A. G. & Steinmetz, I., 2012, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 3, APR

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1 Scopus citations

Regulatory control of the Escherichia coli O157:H7 lpf1 operon by H-NS and Ler

Rojas-López, M., Arenas-Hernández, M. M. P., Medrano-López, A., Martínez De La Peña, C. F., Puente, J. L., Martínez-Laguna, Y. & Torres, A. G., Apr 2011, In : Journal of bacteriology. 193, 7, p. 1622-1632 11 p.

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19 Scopus citations

Restrictive streptomycin resistance mutations decrease the formation of attaching and effacing lesions in escherichia coli O157:H7 strains

Chen, C., Blumentritt, C. A., Curtis, M. M., Sperandio, V., Torres, A. G. & Dudley, E. G., Sep 2013, In : Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. 57, 9, p. 4260-4266 7 p.

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3 Scopus citations

The Escherichia coli O157: H7 cattle immunoproteome includes outer membrane protein A (OmpA), a modulator of adherence to bovine rectoanal junction squamous epithelial (RSE) cells

Kudva, I. T., Krastins, B., Torres, A. G., Griffin, R. W., Sheng, H., Sarracino, D. A., Hovde, C. J., Calderwood, S. B. & John, M., Jun 1 2015, In : Proteomics. 15, 11, p. 1829-1842 14 p.

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11 Scopus citations

The IbeA invasin of adherent-invasive Escherichia coli mediates nteraction with intestinal epithelia and macrophages

Cieza, R. J., Hu, J., Ross, B. N., Sbrana, E. & Torres, A. G., Jan 1 2015, In : Infection and immunity. 83, 5, p. 1904-1918 15 p.

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25 Scopus citations