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The Witebsky Center

The Witebsky Center
University at Buffalo
Bacteriology hostmicrobe immunology parasitology virology bioinformatics mycology
The Witebsky Center The Witebsky Center
Recent Publications

Publications as of October, 2007:

Genco RJ. Grossi SG. Ho A. Nishimura F. Murayama Y. A proposed model linking inflammation to obesity, diabetes, and peridontal infections. Journal of Periodontology. 76(11 suppl):2075-84, 2005 Nov.

Wactawski-Wende J. Hausmann E. Hovey K. Trevisan M. Grossi S. Genco RJ. The association between osteoporosis and alveolar crestal height in postmenopausal women. Journal of Periodontology. 76(11 Suppl):2116-24, 2005 Nov.

Nevins M. Giannobile WV. McGuire MK. Kao RT. Mellonig JT. Hinrichs JE. McAllister BS. Murphy KS. McClain PK. Nevins ML. Paquette DW. Han TJ. Reddy MS. Lavin PT. Genco RJ. Lynch SE. Platelet-derived growth factor stimulates bone fill and rate of attachment level gain: results of a large multicenter randomized controlled trial. [see comment]. Journal of Periodontology. 76(12):2205-15, 2005 Dec.

Tezal M. Scannapieco FA. Wactawski-Wende J. Grossi SG. Genco RJ. Supragingival plaque may modify the effects of subgingival bacteria on attachment loss. Journal of Peridontology. 77(5):808-13, 2006 May.

Andriankaja OM. Genco RJ. Dorn J. Dmochowski J. Hovey K. Falkner KL. Scannapieco F. Trevisan M. The use of different measurements and definitions of periodontal disease in the study of the association between periodontal disease and risk of myocardial infarction. Journal of Periodontology. 77(6):1067-73, 2006 Jun.

Lynch SE. Lavin PT. Genco RJ. Beasley WG. Wisner-Lynch LA. New composite endpoints to assess efficacy in peridontal therapy clinical trials. Journal of Periodontology. 77(8):1314-22, 2006 Aug.

Shultis WA. Weil EJ. Looker HC. Curtis JM. Shlossman M. Genco RJ. Knowler WC. Nelson RG. Effect of periodontitis on overt nephropathy and end-stage renal disease in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 30(2):306-11, 2007 Feb.

Brennan RM. Genco RJ. Wilding GE. Hovey KM. Trevisan M. Wactawski-Wende J. Bacterial species in subgingival plaque and oral bone loss in postmenopausal women. Journal of Periodontology. 78(6):1051-61, 2007 Jun.

Eke PI. Genco RJ. CDC Periodontal Disease surveillance Project: background, objectives, and progress report. Journal of Periodontology. 78(7) Suppl): 1366-71, 2007 Jul.

Genco RJ. Falkner KL. Grossi S. Dunford R. Trevisan M. Validity of self-reported measures for surveillance of periodontal disease in two western New York population-based studies. Journal of Periodontology. 78(7 Suppl):1439-54, 2007 Jul.

As of November, 2007:

Fowler VG Jr. Nelson CL. McIntyre LM. Kreiswirth BN. Monk A. Archer GL. Federspiel J. Naidich S. Remortel B. Rude T. Brown P. Reller LB. Corey GR. Gill SR. Potential associations between hematogenous complications and bacterial genotype in Staphylococcus aureus infection. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 196(5):738-47, 2007 Sep 1.

As of March 2008:

Nazareth MR. Broderick L. Simpson-Abelson MR. Kelleher RJ Jr. Yokota SJ. Bankert RB. Characterization of human lung tumor-associated fibroblasts and their ability to modulate the activation of tumor-associated T cells.[see comment]. Journal of Immunology. 178(9):5552-62, 2007 May 1.

Lou Q. Conway TF Jr. Egilmez NK. Loyall JL. Bernstein SH. Kelleher RJ Jr. Bankert RB. B cell tumor vaccine enhanced by covalent attachment of immunoglobulin to surface proteins on dendritic cells. Clinical Immunology. 118(1):66-76, 2006 Jan.

Loehfelm TW. Luke NR. Campagnari AA. Identification and characterization of an Acinetobacter baumannii biofilm-associated protein. Journal of Bacteriology. 190(3):1036-44, 2008 Feb.

Luke NR. Jurcisek JA. Bakaletz LO. Campagnari AA. Contribution of Moraxella catarrhalis type IV pili to nasopharyngeal colonization and biofilm formation. Infection & Immunity. 75(12):5559-64, 2007 Dec.

Connell TD. Cholera toxin, LT-I, LT-IIa and LT-IIb: the critical role of ganglioside binding in immunomodulation by type I and type II heat-labile enterotoxins. [Review] [139 refs] Expert Review of Vaccines. 6(5):821-34, 2007 Oct.

Shen F. Gaffen SL. Structure-function relationships in the IL-17 receptor: implications for signal transduction and therapy. [Review] [160 refs] Cytokine. 41(2):92-104, 2008 Feb.

Kramer JM. Hanel W. Shen F. Isik N. Malone JP. Maitra A. Sigurdson W. Swart D. Tocker J. Jin T. Gaffen SL. Cutting edge: identification of a pre-ligand assembly domain (PLAD) and ligand binding site in the IL-17 receptor. Journal of Immunology. 179(10):6379-83, 2007 Nov 15

Hakansson AP. Smith AW. Enzymatic characterization of dihydrolipoamide dehydrogenase from Streptococcus pneumoniae harboring its own substrate. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 282(40):29521-30, 2007 Oct 5.

Cilloniz C. Jackson W. Grose C. Czechowski D. Hay J. Ruyechan WT. The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) ORF9 protein interacts with the IE62 major VZV transactivator. Journal of Virology. 81(2):761-74, 2007 Jan.

Yang M. Peng H. Hay J. Ruyechan WT. Promoter activation by the varicella-zoster virus major transactivator IE62 and the cellular transcription factor USF. Journal of Virology. 80(15):7339-53, 2006 Aug.

Russo TA. Davidson BA. Beanan JM. Olson R. Holm BA. Notter RH. Knight PR 3rd. Capsule and O-antigen from an extraintestinal isolate of Escherichia coli modulate cytokine levels in rat macrophages in vitro and in a rat model of pneumonia. Experimental Lung Research. 33(7):337-56, 2007 Sep.

Liu JS. Kuo SR. Melendy T. DNA damage-induced RPA focalization is independent of gamma-H2AX and RPA hyper-phosphorylation. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 99(5):1452-62, 2006 Dec 1.

Masih PJ. Kunnev D. Melendy T. Mismatch Repair proteins are recruited to replicating DNA through interaction with Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA). Nucleic Acids Research. 36(1):67-75, 2008 Jan.

Wu W. Niles EG. LoVerde PT. Thyroid hormone receptor orthologues from invertebrate species with emphasis on Schistosoma mansoni. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 7:150, 2007.

Pasternack DA. Sayegh J. Clarke S. Read LK. Evolutionarily divergent type II protein arginine methyltransferase in Trypanosoma brucei. Eukaryotic Cell. 6(9):1665-81, 2007 Sep.

Cree MG. Newcomer BR. Read LK. Sheffield-Moore M. Paddon-Jones D. Chinkes D. Aarsland A. Wolfe RR. Plasma triglycerides are not related to tissue lipids and insulin sensitivity in elderly following PPAR-alpha agonist treatment. Mechanisms of Ageing & Development. 128(10):558-65, 2007 Oct

Pusnik M. Small I. Read LK. Fabbro T. Schneider A. Pentatricopeptide repeat proteins in Trypanosoma brucei function in mitochondrial ribosomes. Molecular & Cellular Biology. 27(19):6876-88, 2007 Oct.

Mattiacio JL. Read LK. Roles for TbDSS-1 in RNA surveillance and decay of maturation by-products from the 12S rRNA locus. Nucleic Acids Research. 36(1):319-29, 2008 Jan.

Abdul-Careem MF. Hunter BD. Sarson AJ. Parvizi P. Haghighi HR. Read L. Heidari M. Sharif S. Host responses are induced in feathers of chickens infected with Marek's disease virus. Virology. 370(2):323-32, 2008 Jan 20.

Russo TA. Davidson BA. Beanan JM. Olson R. Holm BA. Notter RH. Knight PR 3rd. Capsule and O-antigen from an extraintestinal isolate of Escherichia coli modulate cytokine levels in rat macrophages in vitro and in a rat model of pneumonia. Experimental Lung Research. 33(7):337-56, 2007 Sep.

Hamza MA. Higgins DM. Ruyechan WT. Two alphaherpesvirus latency-associated gene products influence calcitonin gene-related peptide levels in rat trigeminal neurons. Neurobiology of Disease. 25(3):553-60, 2007 Mar.

Che X. Berarducci B. Sommer M. Ruyechan WT. Arvin AM. The ubiquitous cellular transcriptional factor USF targets the varicella-zoster virus open reading frame 10 promoter and determines virulence in human skin xenografts in SCIDhu mice in vivo. Journal of Virology. 81(7):3229-39, 2007 Apr.

Hamza MA. Higgins DM. Feldman LT. Ruyechan WT. The latency-associated transcript of herpes simplex virus type 1 promotes survival and stimulates axonal regeneration in sympathetic and trigeminal neurons. Journal of Neurovirology. 13(1):56-66, 2007.

Narayanan A. Ruyechan WT. Kristie TM. The coactivator host cell factor-1 mediates Set1 and MLL1 H3K4 trimethylation at herpesvirus immediate early promoters for initiation of infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104(26):10835-40, 2007 Jun 26.

Siveter DJ. Fortey RA. Sutton MD. Briggs DE. Siveter DJ. A Silurian 'marrellomorph' arthropod. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Series B: Biological Sciences. 274(1623):2223-9, 2007 Sep 22.

Sigwart JD. Sutton MD. Deep molluscan phylogeny: synthesis of palaeontological and neontological data. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Series B: Biological Sciences. 274(1624):2413-9, 2007 Oct 7.