Fernandez Lab - Publications

  • N. Marr, N. Shah, R. Lee, E.J. Kim and R. C. Fernandez. Bordetella pertussis autotransporter Vag8 binds human C1 esterase inhibitor and confers serum resistance. PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e20585. Epub 2011 Jun 14 [Abstract]
  • Stockwell, S.B., H. Kuzmiak, N. Beach, D. Miyamoto, R.  Fernandez, and  L. Temple. 2011. The autotransporter protein from Bordetella avium, Baa1, is involved in host cell attachment. Microbiol Res. doi:10.1016/j.micres.2011.04.003. [Abstract]
  • N. Marr†, A. Novikov†, A. M. Hajjar, M. Caroff, and R. C. Fernandez. 2010. Variability in the lipooligosaccharide structure and endotoxicity among Bordetella pertussis strains. J.  Infect. Dis. 201:1897-906. [Abstract]
  • N. Marr, A.M. Hajjar, N. Shah, A. Novikov, C. Yam,  M. Caroff, and R. C. Fernandez. 2010. Substitution of the Bordetella pertussis lipid A phosphate groups with glucosamine is required for robust NF-κB activation and release of pro-inflammatory cytokines in cells expressing human but not murine TLR4-MD-2-CD14.  Infect. Immun. 78: 2060-2069. Selected for inclusion in the “Spotlight” section of this issue of Infection and Immunity. [Abstract]
  • Zhao, L, N. T. Nguyen, R. C. Fernandez and M. E. P. Murphy. 2009. Crystallographic characterization of the passenger domain of the Bordetella autotransporter BrkA. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. Jun 1;65(Pt 6):608-11. [Abstract]
  • Marr N, Oliver DC, Laurent V, Poolman J, Denoël P, Fernandez RC. 2008. Protective activity of the Bordetella pertussis BrkA autotransporter in the murine lung colonization model. Vaccine 26:4306-11. [Abstract]
  • Marr N, Tirsoaga A, Blanot D, Fernandez R, Caroff M. 2008. Glucosamine found as a substituent of both phosphate groups in Bordetella lipid A backbones: role of a BvgAS-activated ArnT ortholog. J. Bacteriol.  190:4281-90. [Abstract]
  • Yen YT, Karkal A, Bhattacharya M, Fernandez RC, Stathopoulos C. 2007. Identification and characterization of autotransporter proteins of Yersinis pestis KIM. Mol. Membr. Biol. 24:28-40. [Abstract]
  • Marr N, Luu RA, Fernandez RC. 2007. Bordetella pertussis binds human C1 esterase inhibitor during the virulent phase, to evade complement-mediated killing. J. Infect. Dis. 195:585-8. [Abstract]
  • Economou A, Christie PJ, Fernandez RC, Palmer T, Plano GV, Pugsley AP. 2006. Secretion by numbers: Protein traffic in prokaryotes. Mol. Microbiol. 62: 308-19. Review. [Abstract]
  • Henderson IR, Navarro-Garcia F, Desvaux M, Fernandez RC, Ala'Aldeen D. 2004. Type V protein secretion pathway: the autotransporter story. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 68:692-744. Review. [Abstract]
  • Oliver, D.C., G. Huang, E. Nodel, S. Pleasance and R.C. Fernandez. 2003. A conserved region within the Bordetella pertussis autotransporter BrkA is necessary for folding of its passenger domain. Molecular Microbiology 47:1367-1383. [Abstract]
  • Oliver, D. C., G. Huang and R.C. Fernandez. 2003. Identification of secretion determinants of the Bordetella pertussis BrkA autotransporter. J. Bacteriol. 185:489-495. [Abstract]
  • Malloff, C., E. Dullaghan, A. Li, R. Stokes, R. Fernandez, and W. Lam. 2003. Two-dimensional DNA displays for comparisons of bacterial genomes. Biol. Proced. Online 5:143-152. [Abstract]
  • Brinkman, F.S.L., J.L. Blanchard, A. Cherkasov, Y. Av-Gay, R.C. Brunham, R. C. Fernandez, B. B. Finlay, S.P. Otto, B.F. Ouellette, P. Keeling, A.M. Rose, R.E.W. Hancock, S.J.M. Jones. 2002. Evidence that plant-like genes in Chlamydia species reflect an ancestral relationship between Chlamydiaceae, cyanobacteria and the chloroplast. Genome Res. 12:1159-1167. [Abstract]
  • Malloff, C., R.C. Fernandez, E. M. Dullaghan, R. W. Stokes, and W.L. Lam. 2002. Two-dimensional display and whole genome comparison of bacterial pathogen genomes of high G + C DNA content. Gene 293:205-211. [Abstract]
  • Oliver, D.C., and R.C. Fernandez. 2001. Antibodies to BrkA augment killing of Bordetella pertussis. Vaccine 20:235-241. [Abstract]
  • Malloff, C.A., R.C. Fernandez, and W.L.Lam. 2001. Bacterial Comparative Genomic Hybridization: A Method for Directly Identifying Lateral Gene Transfer. J. Mol. Biol. 312:1-5. [Abstract]
  • Shannon, J.L. and R. C. Fernandez. The C-terminal Domain of the Bordetella pertussis Autotransporter BrkA Forms a Pore in Lipid Bilayer Membranes. 1999. J. Bacteriol. 181:5838-5842. [Abstract]
  • Weiss, A.A., P.S. Mobberley, R.C. Fernandez, and C.M. Mink. 1999. Characterization of Human Bactericidal Antibodies to Bordetella pertussis. Infect. Immun. 67:1424-31. [Abstract]
  • Fernandez, R.C., and A.A. Weiss. Serum Resistance in Bvg-regulated Mutants of Bordetella pertussis. 1998. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 163:57-63. [Abstract]
  • Fernandez, R.C., and A.A. Weiss. 1996. Susceptibilities of Bordetella pertussis strains to Antimicrobial Peptides. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 40:1041-1043. [Abstract]
  • Fernandez, R.C., and A.A. Weiss. 1995. Cloning and Sequencing of the Bordetella pertussis cpn10/cpn60 (groESL) homolog. Gene 158:151-152. [Abstract]
  • Fernandez, R. C., and A. A. Weiss. 1994. Cloning and Sequencing of a Bordetella pertussis Serum Resistance Locus. Infect. Immun. 62:4727-4738. [Abstract]