Recent Publications

Jenkins SA and Xu Y. ‘Characterization of Bacillus anthracis persistence in vivo’. PLoS One, 2013 Jun 4;8(6):e66177. PMCID: PMC3672131.

Gu, C., Jenkins, S. A., Xue, Q., and Xu, Y. ‘Activation of the Classical Complement Pathway by Bacillus anthracis Is the Primary Mechanism for Spore Phagocytosis and Involves the Spore Surface Protein BclA’. J Immunol, 2012, 188(9):4421-31.

Qiong Xue, Chunfang Gu, Jose Rivera, Magnus Hook, Xiwu Chen, Ambra Pozzi, and Yi Xu. ‘Entry of Bacillus anthracis spores into epithelial cells is mediated by the spore surface protein BclA, integrin α2β1, and complement component C1q’. Cell Microbiol, 2011, 13(4): 620-34.

Qiong Xue, Sarah A. Jenkins, Chunfang Gu, Emanuel Smeds, Qing Liu, Ranga Vasan, Brooke Russell, and Yi Xu. ‘Bacillus anthracis spore entry into epithelial cells is an actin-dependent process requiring c-Src and PI3K’. PloS One. 2010, Jul 20; 5(7): e11665.

Scott E. Evans, Yi Xu, Michael J. Tuvim, and Burton F. Dickey. ‘Inducible Innate Resistance of Lung Epithelium to Infection’. Annu. Rev. Physiol. 2010, 72:413-435.

Brown EL, Xue Q, Jiang ZD, Xu Y, Dupont HL. ‘Pretreatment of epithelial cells with rifaximin alters bacterial attachment and internalization profiles.’ Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Jan;54(1):388-96.

Evans SE, Scott BL, Clement CG, Larson DT, Kontoyiannis D, Lewis RE, Lasala PR, Pawlik J, Peterson JW, Chopra AK, Klimpel G, Bowden G, Hook M, Xu Y, Tuvim MJ, Dickey BF. ‘Stimulated innate resistance of lung epithelium protects mice broadly against bacteria and fungi’. Am. J. Respir. Cell. Mol. Biol. 2010, 42: 40-50, PMID: 19329554.

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