Christy L. Ventura, Ph.D.

2004 University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, United States 
Microbiology Biology
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Janet Yother grad student 2004 UAB
 (Preludes to polysaccharides: Characterization of precursors of capsule biosynthesis in Streptococcus pneumoniae.)
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Smith MA, Weingarten RA, Russo LM, et al. (2015) Antibodies against hemolysin and cytotoxic necrotizing factor type 1 (CNF1) reduce bladder inflammation in a mouse model of urinary tract infection with toxigenic uropathogenic Escherichia coli. Infection and Immunity. 83: 1661-73
Vergis JM, Cote CK, Bozue J, et al. (2013) Immunization of mice with formalin-inactivated spores from avirulent Bacillus cereus strains provides significant protection from challenge with Bacillus anthracis Ames. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology : Cvi. 20: 56-65
Garcia TA, Ventura CL, Smith MA, et al. (2013) Cytotoxic necrotizing factor 1 and hemolysin from uropathogenic Escherichia coli elicit different host responses in the murine bladder. Infection and Immunity. 81: 99-109
Simon NC, Vergis JM, Ebrahimi AV, et al. (2013) Host cell cytotoxicity and cytoskeleton disruption by CerADPr, an ADP-ribosyltransferase of Bacillus cereus G9241. Biochemistry. 52: 2309-18
Wilson MK, Vergis JM, Alem F, et al. (2011) Bacillus cereus G9241 makes anthrax toxin and capsule like highly virulent B. anthracis Ames but behaves like attenuated toxigenic nonencapsulated B. anthracis Sterne in rabbits and mice. Infection and Immunity. 79: 3012-9
Ventura CL, Malachowa N, Hammer CH, et al. (2010) Identification of a novel Staphylococcus aureus two-component leukotoxin using cell surface proteomics. Plos One. 5: e11634
Ventura CL, Higdon R, Hohmann L, et al. (2008) Staphylococcus aureus elicits marked alterations in the airway proteome during early pneumonia. Infection and Immunity. 76: 5862-72
Ventura CL, Higdon R, Kolker E, et al. (2008) Host airway proteins interact with Staphylococcus aureus during early pneumonia. Infection and Immunity. 76: 888-98
Ventura CL, Cartee RT, Forsee WT, et al. (2006) Control of capsular polysaccharide chain length by UDP-sugar substrate concentrations in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Molecular Microbiology. 61: 723-33
Hardy GG, Magee AD, Ventura CL, et al. (2001) Essential role for cellular phosphoglucomutase in virulence of type 3 Streptococcus pneumoniae. Infection and Immunity. 69: 2309-17
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