Victor J. Torres, Ph.D. - Publications

Affiliations: 
2004 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 
Area:
Microbiology Biology

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2016 Balasubramanian D, Ohneck EA, Chapman J, Weiss A, Kim MK, Reyes-Robles T, Zhong J, Shaw LN, Lun DS, Ueberheide B, Shopsin B, Torres VJ. Staphylococcus aureus Coordinates Leukocidin Expression and Pathogenesis by Sensing Metabolic Fluxes via RpiRc. Mbio. 7. PMID 27329753 DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00818-16  0.92
2016 Reyes-Robles T, Lubkin A, Alonzo F, Lacy DB, Torres VJ. Exploiting dominant-negative toxins to combat Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis. Embo Reports. 17: 780. PMID 27139260 DOI: 10.15252/embr.201670010  0.52
2016 Jetten MS, Martin MO, Römling U, Torres VJ. The Endurance of Microbiology: An Interview with Mike Jetten, Mark Martin, Ute Römling, and Victor Torres. Trends in Microbiology. 24: 319-23. PMID 27102958 DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2016.02.020  0.92
2016 Reyes-Robles T, Lubkin A, Alonzo F, Lacy DB, Torres VJ. Exploiting dominant-negative toxins to combat Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis. Embo Reports. PMID 26882549 DOI: 10.15252/embr.201540994  0.92
2015 Sause WE, Buckley PT, Strohl WR, Lynch AS, Torres VJ. Antibody-Based Biologics and Their Promise to Combat Staphylococcus aureus Infections. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. PMID 26719219 DOI: 10.1016/j.tips.2015.11.008  0.92
2015 Lubkin A, Torres VJ. The ever-emerging complexity of α-toxin's interaction with host cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112: 14123-4. PMID 26542682 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1519766112  0.92
2015 De S, Bubnys A, Alonzo F, Hyun J, Lary JW, Cole JL, Torres VJ, Olson R. The Relationship Between Glycan-Binding and Direct Membrane Interactions in Vibrio cholerae Cytolysin, a Channel-Forming Toxin. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. PMID 26416894 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M115.675967  0.92
2015 Yoong P, Torres VJ. Counter inhibition between leukotoxins attenuates Staphylococcus aureus virulence. Nature Communications. 6: 8125. PMID 26330208 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9125  0.92
2015 Spaan AN, Reyes-Robles T, Badiou C, Cochet S, Boguslawski KM, Yoong P, Day CJ, de Haas CJ, van Kessel KP, Vandenesch F, Jennings MP, Le Van Kim C, Colin Y, van Strijp JA, Henry T, ... Torres VJ, et al. Staphylococcus aureus Targets the Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines (DARC) to Lyse Erythrocytes. Cell Host & Microbe. 18: 363-70. PMID 26320997 DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2015.08.001  0.92
2015 Scherr TD, Hanke ML, Huang O, James DB, Horswill AR, Bayles KW, Fey PD, Torres VJ, Kielian T. Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms Induce Macrophage Dysfunction Through Leukocidin AB and Alpha-Toxin. Mbio. 6. PMID 26307164 DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01021-15  0.92
2015 Melehani JH, James DB, DuMont AL, Torres VJ, Duncan JA. Staphylococcus aureus Leukocidin A/B (LukAB) Kills Human Monocytes via Host NLRP3 and ASC when Extracellular, but Not Intracellular. Plos Pathogens. 11: e1004970. PMID 26069969 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004970  0.92
2015 Maurer K, Torres VJ, Cadwell K. Autophagy is a key tolerance mechanism during Staphylococcus aureus infection. Autophagy. 11: 1184-6. PMID 26046478 DOI: 10.1080/15548627.2015.1058685  0.92
2015 Rawlings SA, Alonzo F, Kozhaya L, Torres VJ, Unutmaz D. Elimination of HIV-1-Infected Primary T Cell Reservoirs in an In Vitro Model of Latency. Plos One. 10: e0126917. PMID 25993666 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126917  0.92
2015 Mootz JM, Benson MA, Heim CE, Crosby HA, Kavanaugh JS, Dunman PM, Kielian T, Torres VJ, Horswill AR. Rot is a key regulator of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation. Molecular Microbiology. 96: 388-404. PMID 25612137 DOI: 10.1111/mmi.12943  0.92
2015 Mashruwala AA, Pang YY, Rosario-Cruz Z, Chahal HK, Benson MA, Mike LA, Skaar EP, Torres VJ, Nauseef WM, Boyd JM. Nfu facilitates the maturation of iron-sulfur proteins and participates in virulence in Staphylococcus aureus. Molecular Microbiology. 95: 383-409. PMID 25388433 DOI: 10.1111/mmi.12860  0.92
2015 Killikelly A, Benson MA, Ohneck EA, Sampson JM, Jakoncic J, Spurrier B, Torres VJ, Kong XP. Structure-based functional characterization of repressor of toxin (Rot), a central regulator of Staphylococcus aureus virulence. Journal of Bacteriology. 197: 188-200. PMID 25331435 DOI: 10.1128/JB.02317-14  0.92
2015 Rose HR, Holzman RS, Altman DR, Smyth DS, Wasserman GA, Kafer JM, Wible M, Mendes RE, Torres VJ, Shopsin B. Cytotoxic Virulence Predicts Mortality in Nosocomial Pneumonia Due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 211: 1862-74. PMID 25298028 DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiu554  0.92
2015 Parker D, Ryan CL, Alonzo F, Torres VJ, Planet PJ, Prince AS. CD4+ T cells promote the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 211: 835-45. PMID 25240171 DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiu525  0.92
2015 Kernbauer E, Maurer K, Torres VJ, Shopsin B, Cadwell K. Gastrointestinal dissemination and transmission of Staphylococcus aureus following bacteremia Infection and Immunity. 83: 372-378. DOI: 10.1128/IAI.02272-14  0.92
2015 Maurer K, Reyes-Robles T, Alonzo F, Durbin J, Torres VJ, Cadwell K. Autophagy mediates tolerance to staphylococcus aureus alpha-toxin Cell Host and Microbe. 17: 429-440. DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2015.03.001  0.92
2014 Shewell LK, Harvey RM, Higgins MA, Day CJ, Hartley-Tassell LE, Chen AY, Gillen CM, James DB, Alonzo F, Torres VJ, Walker MJ, Paton AW, Paton JC, Jennings MP. The cholesterol-dependent cytolysins pneumolysin and streptolysin O require binding to red blood cell glycans for hemolytic activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111: E5312-20. PMID 25422425 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1412703111  0.92
2014 Spaan AN, Vrieling M, Wallet P, Badiou C, Reyes-Robles T, Ohneck EA, Benito Y, de Haas CJ, Day CJ, Jennings MP, Lina G, Vandenesch F, van Kessel KP, Torres VJ, van Strijp JA, et al. The staphylococcal toxins γ-haemolysin AB and CB differentially target phagocytes by employing specific chemokine receptors. Nature Communications. 5: 5438. PMID 25384670 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6438  0.92
2014 Benson MA, Ohneck EA, Ryan C, Alonzo F, Smith H, Narechania A, Kolokotronis SO, Satola SW, Uhlemann AC, Sebra R, Deikus G, Shopsin B, Planet PJ, Torres VJ. Evolution of hypervirulence by a MRSA clone through acquisition of a transposable element. Molecular Microbiology. 93: 664-81. PMID 24962815 DOI: 10.1111/mmi.12682  0.92
2014 Alonzo F, Torres VJ. The bicomponent pore-forming leucocidins of Staphylococcus aureus. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews : Mmbr. 78: 199-230. PMID 24847020 DOI: 10.1128/MMBR.00055-13  0.92
2014 Yang Y, Torchinsky MB, Gobert M, Xiong H, Xu M, Linehan JL, Alonzo F, Ng C, Chen A, Lin X, Sczesnak A, Liao JJ, Torres VJ, Jenkins MK, Lafaille JJ, et al. Focused specificity of intestinal TH17 cells towards commensal bacterial antigens. Nature. 510: 152-6. PMID 24739972 DOI: 10.1038/nature13279  0.92
2014 DuMont AL, Yoong P, Liu X, Day CJ, Chumbler NM, James DB, Alonzo F, Bode NJ, Lacy DB, Jennings MP, Torres VJ. Identification of a crucial residue required for Staphylococcus aureus LukAB cytotoxicity and receptor recognition. Infection and Immunity. 82: 1268-76. PMID 24379286 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01444-13  0.92
2014 Thomsen IP, Dumont AL, James DB, Yoong P, Saville BR, Soper N, Torres VJ, Creech CB. Children with invasive Staphylococcus aureus disease exhibit a potently neutralizing antibody response to the cytotoxin LukAB. Infection and Immunity. 82: 1234-42. PMID 24379282 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01558-13  0.92
2014 DuMont AL, Torres VJ. Cell targeting by the Staphylococcus aureus pore-forming toxins: it's not just about lipids. Trends in Microbiology. 22: 21-7. PMID 24231517 DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2013.10.004  0.92
2014 Zurek OW, Nygaard TK, Watkins RL, Pallister KB, Torres VJ, Horswill AR, Voyich JM. The role of innate immunity in promoting SaeR/S-mediated virulence in Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Innate Immunity. 6: 21-30. PMID 23816635 DOI: 10.1159/000351200  0.92
2014 Torres VJ. Co-evolving host-pathogen interactions Microbe. 9: 47.  0.92
2014 Reyes-Robles T, Alonzo F, Torres VJ. S. aureus virulence factors thwart host immune responses Microbe. 9: 240-244.  0.92
2013 Yoong P, Torres VJ. Animal models and imaging technologies: paving the way towards insights into Staphylococcus aureus-induced osteomyelitis. Future Microbiology. 8: 1515-8. PMID 24266351 DOI: 10.2217/fmb.13.136  0.92
2013 Reyes-Robles T, Alonzo F, Kozhaya L, Lacy DB, Unutmaz D, Torres VJ. Staphylococcus aureus leukotoxin ED targets the chemokine receptors CXCR1 and CXCR2 to kill leukocytes and promote infection. Cell Host & Microbe. 14: 453-9. PMID 24139401 DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.09.005  0.92
2013 Price-Whelan A, Poon CK, Benson MA, Eidem TT, Roux CM, Boyd JM, Dunman PM, Torres VJ, Krulwich TA. Transcriptional profiling of Staphylococcus aureus during growth in 2 M NaCl leads to clarification of physiological roles for Kdp and Ktr K+ uptake systems. Mbio. 4. PMID 23963175 DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00407-13  0.92
2013 Cassat JE, Hammer ND, Campbell JP, Benson MA, Perrien DS, Mrak LN, Smeltzer MS, Torres VJ, Skaar EP. A secreted bacterial protease tailors the Staphylococcus aureus virulence repertoire to modulate bone remodeling during osteomyelitis. Cell Host & Microbe. 13: 759-72. PMID 23768499 DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.05.003  0.92
2013 DuMont AL, Yoong P, Day CJ, Alonzo F, McDonald WH, Jennings MP, Torres VJ. Staphylococcus aureus LukAB cytotoxin kills human neutrophils by targeting the CD11b subunit of the integrin Mac-1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110: 10794-9. PMID 23754403 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1305121110  0.92
2013 Alonzo F, Torres VJ. Staphylococcus aureus and CCR5: unveiling commonalities in host-pathogen interactions and potential treatment strategies. Future Microbiology. 8: 425-8. PMID 23534355 DOI: 10.2217/fmb.13.12  0.92
2013 DuMont AL, Yoong P, Surewaard BG, Benson MA, Nijland R, van Strijp JA, Torres VJ. Staphylococcus aureus elaborates leukocidin AB to mediate escape from within human neutrophils. Infection and Immunity. 81: 1830-41. PMID 23509138 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00095-13  0.92
2013 Yoong P, Torres VJ. The effects of Staphylococcus aureus leukotoxins on the host: cell lysis and beyond. Current Opinion in Microbiology. 16: 63-9. PMID 23466211 DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2013.01.012  0.92
2013 Alonzo F, Torres VJ. Bacterial survival amidst an immune onslaught: the contribution of the Staphylococcus aureus leukotoxins. Plos Pathogens. 9: e1003143. PMID 23436994 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003143  0.92
2013 Alonzo F, Torres VJ. A lesson in survival: S. aureus versus the skin. Cell Host & Microbe. 13: 3-5. PMID 23332150 DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.01.001  0.92
2013 Alonzo F, Kozhaya L, Rawlings SA, Reyes-Robles T, DuMont AL, Myszka DG, Landau NR, Unutmaz D, Torres VJ. CCR5 is a receptor for Staphylococcus aureus leukotoxin ED. Nature. 493: 51-5. PMID 23235831 DOI: 10.1038/nature11724  0.92
2013 Huang ML, Benson MA, Shin SBY, Torres VJ, Kirshenbaum K. Amphiphilic cyclic peptoids that exhibit antimicrobial activity by disrupting Staphylococcus aureus membranes European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 3560-3566. DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201300077  0.92
2012 Benson MA, Lilo S, Nygaard T, Voyich JM, Torres VJ. Rot and SaeRS cooperate to activate expression of the staphylococcal superantigen-like exoproteins. Journal of Bacteriology. 194: 4355-65. PMID 22685286 DOI: 10.1128/JB.00706-12  0.92
2012 Nygaard TK, Pallister KB, DuMont AL, DeWald M, Watkins RL, Pallister EQ, Malone C, Griffith S, Horswill AR, Torres VJ, Voyich JM. Alpha-toxin induces programmed cell death of human T cells, B cells, and monocytes during USA300 infection. Plos One. 7: e36532. PMID 22574180 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036532  0.92
2012 Morrison JM, Miller EW, Benson MA, Alonzo F, Yoong P, Torres VJ, Hinrichs SH, Dunman PM. Characterization of SSR42, a novel virulence factor regulatory RNA that contributes to the pathogenesis of a Staphylococcus aureus USA300 representative. Journal of Bacteriology. 194: 2924-38. PMID 22493015 DOI: 10.1128/JB.06708-11  0.92
2012 Huang ML, Shin SB, Benson MA, Torres VJ, Kirshenbaum K. A comparison of linear and cyclic peptoid oligomers as potent antimicrobial agents. Chemmedchem. 7: 114-22. PMID 21990117 DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201100358  0.92
2011 Dumont AL, Nygaard TK, Watkins RL, Smith A, Kozhaya L, Kreiswirth BN, Shopsin B, Unutmaz D, Voyich JM, Torres VJ. Characterization of a new cytotoxin that contributes to Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis. Molecular Microbiology. 79: 814-25. PMID 21255120 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2010.07490.x  0.92
2010 Pishchany G, McCoy AL, Torres VJ, Krause JC, Crowe JE, Fabry ME, Skaar EP. Specificity for human hemoglobin enhances Staphylococcus aureus infection. Cell Host & Microbe. 8: 544-50. PMID 21147468 DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2010.11.002  0.92
2010 Attia AS, Benson MA, Stauff DL, Torres VJ, Skaar EP. Membrane damage elicits an immunomodulatory program in Staphylococcus aureus. Plos Pathogens. 6: e1000802. PMID 20300601 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000802  0.92
2010 Torres VJ, Attia AS, Mason WJ, Hood MI, Corbin BD, Beasley FC, Anderson KL, Stauff DL, McDonald WH, Zimmerman LJ, Friedman DB, Heinrichs DE, Dunman PM, Skaar EP. Staphylococcus aureus fur regulates the expression of virulence factors that contribute to the pathogenesis of pneumonia. Infection and Immunity. 78: 1618-28. PMID 20100857 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01423-09  0.92
2008 Loh JT, Torres VJ, Algood HM, McClain MS, Cover TL. Helicobacter pylori HopQ outer membrane protein attenuates bacterial adherence to gastric epithelial cells. Fems Microbiology Letters. 289: 53-8. PMID 19065710 DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2008.01368.x  0.92
2008 Ivie SE, McClain MS, Torres VJ, Algood HM, Lacy DB, Yang R, Blanke SR, Cover TL. Helicobacter pylori VacA subdomain required for intracellular toxin activity and assembly of functional oligomeric complexes. Infection and Immunity. 76: 2843-51. PMID 18443094 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01664-07  0.92
2008 Stauff DL, Bagaley D, Torres VJ, Joyce R, Anderson KL, Kuechenmeister L, Dunman PM, Skaar EP. Staphylococcus aureus HrtA is an ATPase required for protection against heme toxicity and prevention of a transcriptional heme stress response. Journal of Bacteriology. 190: 3588-96. PMID 18326576 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01921-07  0.92
2008 Corbin BD, Seeley EH, Raab A, Feldmann J, Miller MR, Torres VJ, Anderson KL, Dattilo BM, Dunman PM, Gerads R, Caprioli RM, Nacken W, Chazin WJ, Skaar EP. Metal chelation and inhibition of bacterial growth in tissue abscesses. Science (New York, N.Y.). 319: 962-5. PMID 18276893 DOI: 10.1126/science.1152449  0.92
2007 Torres VJ, Stauff DL, Pishchany G, Bezbradica JS, Gordy LE, Iturregui J, Anderson KL, Dunman PM, Joyce S, Skaar EP. A Staphylococcus aureus regulatory system that responds to host heme and modulates virulence. Cell Host & Microbe. 1: 109-19. PMID 18005689 DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2007.03.001  0.92
2007 Torres VJ, VanCompernolle SE, Sundrud MS, Unutmaz D, Cover TL. Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin inhibits activation-induced proliferation of human T and B lymphocyte subsets. Journal of Immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 179: 5433-40. PMID 17911630  0.92
2007 Stauff DL, Torres VJ, Skaar EP. Signaling and DNA-binding activities of the Staphylococcus aureus HssR-HssS two-component system required for heme sensing. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 282: 26111-21. PMID 17635909 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M703797200  0.92
2007 Loh JT, Torres VJ, Cover TL. Regulation of Helicobacter pylori cagA expression in response to salt. Cancer Research. 67: 4709-15. PMID 17510398 DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-06-4746  0.92
2007 Reniere ML, Torres VJ, Skaar EP. Intracellular metalloporphyrin metabolism in Staphylococcus aureus. Biometals : An International Journal On the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine. 20: 333-45. PMID 17387580 DOI: 10.1007/s10534-006-9032-0  0.92
2007 Ghose C, Perez-Perez GI, Torres VJ, Crosatti M, Nomura A, Peek RM, Cover TL, Francois F, Blaser MJ. Serological assays for identification of human gastric colonization by Helicobacter pylori strains expressing VacA m1 or m2. Clinical and Vaccine Immunology : Cvi. 14: 442-50. PMID 17267587 DOI: 10.1128/CVI.00434-06  0.92
2007 Algood HM, Torres VJ, Unutmaz D, Cover TL. Resistance of primary murine CD4+ T cells to Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin. Infection and Immunity. 75: 334-41. PMID 17074854 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01063-06  0.92
2006 Torres VJ, Pishchany G, Humayun M, Schneewind O, Skaar EP. Staphylococcus aureus IsdB is a hemoglobin receptor required for heme iron utilization. Journal of Bacteriology. 188: 8421-9. PMID 17041042 DOI: 10.1128/JB.01335-06  0.92
2006 Oswald-Richter K, Torres VJ, Sundrud MS, VanCompernolle SE, Cover TL, Unutmaz D. Helicobacter pylori VacA toxin inhibits human immunodeficiency virus infection of primary human T cells. Journal of Virology. 80: 11767-75. PMID 17005643 DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00213-06  0.92
2006 McClain MS, Czajkowsky DM, Torres VJ, Szabo G, Shao Z, Cover TL. Random mutagenesis of Helicobacter pylori vacA to identify amino acids essential for vacuolating cytotoxic activity. Infection and Immunity. 74: 6188-95. PMID 16954403 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00915-06  0.92
2006 Friedman DB, Stauff DL, Pishchany G, Whitwell CW, Torres VJ, Skaar EP. Staphylococcus aureus redirects central metabolism to increase iron availability. Plos Pathogens. 2: e87. PMID 16933993 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0020087  0.92
2006 Busler VJ, Torres VJ, McClain MS, Tirado O, Friedman DB, Cover TL. Protein-protein interactions among Helicobacter pylori cag proteins. Journal of Bacteriology. 188: 4787-800. PMID 16788188 DOI: 10.1128/JB.00066-06  0.92
2006 Torres VJ, McClain MS, Cover TL. Mapping of a domain required for protein-protein interactions and inhibitory activity of a Helicobacter pylori dominant-negative VacA mutant protein. Infection and Immunity. 74: 2093-101. PMID 16552038 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.74.4.2093-2101.2006  0.92
2005 Torres VJ, Ivie SE, McClain MS, Cover TL. Functional properties of the p33 and p55 domains of the Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 280: 21107-14. PMID 15817461 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M501042200  0.92
2004 Sundrud MS, Torres VJ, Unutmaz D, Cover TL. Inhibition of primary human T cell proliferation by Helicobacter pylori vacuolating toxin (VacA) is independent of VacA effects on IL-2 secretion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 101: 7727-32. PMID 15128946 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0401528101  0.92
2004 Torres VJ, McClain MS, Cover TL. Interactions between p-33 and p-55 domains of the Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin (VacA). The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 279: 2324-31. PMID 14593124 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M310159200  0.92
2002 Donahue JP, Israel DA, Torres VJ, Necheva AS, Miller GG. Inactivation of a Helicobacter pylori DNA methyltransferase alters dnaK operon expression following host-cell adherence. Fems Microbiology Letters. 208: 295-301. PMID 11959452 DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1097(02)00479-2  0.92
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