[Recent Publications]

Gordon, B.R., Li, Y., Cote, A., Weirauch, M.T., Ding, P., Huges, T.R., Navarre, W.W., Xia, B., and Liu, J. (2011) Structural basis for the recognition of AT-rich DNA by unrelated xenogeneic silence proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. [Epub ahead of print]

Gordon, B., Li, Y, Wang, L., Sintsova, A., Bakel, H.V., Tian, S., Navarre, W.W., Xia, B., and Liu, J. (2010) Lsr2 is a nucleoid-associated protein that targets AT-rich sequences and virulence genes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 107, 5154-59.

Hawkes, M., Li, X., Crockett, M., Diassiti, A., Finney, C., Min-Oo, G., Liles, W.C., Liu, J., Kain, K.C. (2010) CD36 deficiency attenuates experimental mycobacterial infection. BMC Infectious Diseases 10:299.

Hawkes, M., Li, X., Crockett, M., Diassiti, A., Liles, W.C., Liu, J. and Kain, K.C (2010) Malaria exacerbates experimental mycobacterial infection in vitro and in vivo. Microbes and Infection 12, 864-74.

Liu, J., Tran, V., Leung, A.S., Alexander, D.C. and Zhu, B. (2009) BCG Vaccines: their mechanisms of attenuation and impact on safety and protective efficacy. Human Vaccines 5, 2:70-78.

Leung, A.S., Tran, V., Wu, Z., Yu, Z., Alexander, D.C., Gao, G. F., Zhu, B., and Liu, J. (2008) Novel genome polymorphisms in BCG vaccine strains and impact on efficacy. BMC Genomics 9:413.

Gordon, B., Imperial, R., Wang, L., Navarre, W.W., and Liu, J. (2008) Lsr2 of Mycobacterium represents a novel class of H-NS-like proteins. Journal of Bacteriology 190, 7052-7059.

Chen, J. M., Ren, H. P., Shaw, J.M., Wang, Y.J., Li, M., Leung, A.S., Tran, V., Berbenetz, N.M., Kocíncová, D., Yip, C.M., Reyrat, J.M., and Liu, J. (2008) Lsr2 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a DNA-bridging protein. Nucleic Acids Research 36, 2123-35.

Chen, J. M., Islam, S.T., Ren, H.P., and Liu, J. (2007) Differential productions of lipid virulence factors among BCG vaccine strains and implications on BCG safety. Vaccine 25, 8114-8122.

Ren, H.P., Dover, L.G., Alexander, D.C, Islam, S.T., Chen, J.M., Besra, G.S., and Liu, J. (2007) Identification of the lipooligosaccharide biosynthetic gene cluster from Mycobacterium marinum. Molecular Microbiology 63, 1345-1359.

Tan, T., Lee, W. L, Grinstein, S. and Liu, J. (2006) The ESAT-6/CFP-10 secretion system of Mycobacterium marinum modulates phagosome maturation. Cellular Microbiology 8, 1417-1429.

Chen, J. M., German, G.J., Alexander, D. C., Ren, H. P., Tan, T., and Liu, J. (2006) Roles of lsr2 in colony morphology and biofilm formation of Mycobacterium smegmatis. Journal of Bacteriology 188, 633-641.

Ren, H. P., and Liu, J. (2006) AsnB is involved in natural resistance of Mycobacterium smegmatis to multiple drugs. Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy 50, 250-255.

Ip, H., Stratton, K., Zgurskaya, H., and Liu, J. (2003) pH-induced conformational changes of AcrA, the membrane fusion protein of Escherichia coli multidrug efflux system. Journal of Biological Chemistry 278, 50474-50482.

Alexander, D., Jones, J., and Liu, J.  (2003) A rifampin hypersensitive mutant reveals differences between strains of Mycobacterium smegmatis and presence of a novel transposon, IS1623. Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy 47, 3208-3213.

Chen, J., Alexander, D., Behr, M. A. and Liu, J. (2003) Mycobacterium bovis BCG vaccines exhibit defects in alanine and serine catabolism. Infection and Immunity 71, 708-716.


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