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Genomic, Phenotypic, and Virulence Analysis of Streptococcus sanguinis Oral and Infective-Endocarditis Isolates.

Baker SP, Nulton TJ, Kitten T.

Infect Immun. 2018 Dec 19;87(1). pii: e00703-18. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00703-18. Print 2019 Jan.


Manganese acquisition is essential for virulence of Enterococcus faecalis.

Colomer-Winter C, Flores-Mireles AL, Baker SP, Frank KL, Lynch AJL, Hultgren SJ, Kitten T, Lemos JA.

PLoS Pathog. 2018 Sep 20;14(9):e1007102. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007102. eCollection 2018 Sep.


Inhibiting Pneumococcal Surface Antigen A (PsaA) with Small Molecules Discovered through Virtual Screening: Steps toward Validating a Potential Target for Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Obaidullah AJ, Ahmed MH, Kitten T, Kellogg GE.

Chem Biodivers. 2018 Dec;15(12):e1800234. doi: 10.1002/cbdv.201800234. Epub 2018 Nov 21.


Streptococcus sanguinis biofilm formation & interaction with oral pathogens.

Zhu B, Macleod LC, Kitten T, Xu P.

Future Microbiol. 2018 Jun 1;13:915-932. doi: 10.2217/fmb-2018-0043. Epub 2018 Jun 8. Review.


Analysis of essential gene dynamics under antibiotic stress in Streptococcus sanguinis.

El-Rami F, Kong X, Parikh H, Zhu B, Stone V, Kitten T, Xu P.

Microbiology. 2018 Feb;164(2):173-185. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000595.


ciaR impacts biofilm formation by regulating an arginine biosynthesis pathway in Streptococcus sanguinis SK36.

Zhu B, Ge X, Stone V, Kong X, El-Rami F, Liu Y, Kitten T, Xu P.

Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 7;7(1):17183. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17383-1.


Involvement of signal peptidase I in Streptococcus sanguinis biofilm formation.

Aynapudi J, El-Rami F, Ge X, Stone V, Zhu B, Kitten T, Xu P.

Microbiology. 2017 Sep;163(9):1306-1318. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000516. Epub 2017 Sep 4.


Heterologous expression of Streptococcus mutans Cnm in Lactococcus lactis promotes intracellular invasion, adhesion to human cardiac tissues and virulence.

Freires IA, Avilés-Reyes A, Kitten T, Simpson-Haidaris PJ, Swartz M, Knight PA, Rosalen PL, Lemos JA, Abranches J.

Virulence. 2017 Jan 2;8(1):18-29. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2016.1195538. Epub 2016 Jun 3.


Fabrication, characterization, and in vitro evaluation of silver-containing arabinoxylan foams as antimicrobial wound dressing.

Aduba DC Jr, An SS, Selders GS, Wang J, Andrew Yeudall W, Bowlin GL, Kitten T, Yang H.

J Biomed Mater Res A. 2016 Oct;104(10):2456-65. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.35783. Epub 2016 Jun 3.


Involvement of NADH Oxidase in Biofilm Formation in Streptococcus sanguinis.

Ge X, Shi X, Shi L, Liu J, Stone V, Kong F, Kitten T, Xu P.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 7;11(3):e0151142. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151142. eCollection 2016.


Involvement of NADH Oxidase in Competition and Endocarditis Virulence in Streptococcus sanguinis.

Ge X, Yu Y, Zhang M, Chen L, Chen W, Elrami F, Kong F, Kitten T, Xu P.

Infect Immun. 2016 Apr 22;84(5):1470-1477. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01203-15. Print 2016 May.


Manganese uptake and streptococcal virulence.

Eijkelkamp BA, McDevitt CA, Kitten T.

Biometals. 2015 Jun;28(3):491-508. doi: 10.1007/s10534-015-9826-z. Epub 2015 Feb 5. Review.


The relationship of the lipoprotein SsaB, manganese and superoxide dismutase in Streptococcus sanguinis virulence for endocarditis.

Crump KE, Bainbridge B, Brusko S, Turner LS, Ge X, Stone V, Xu P, Kitten T.

Mol Microbiol. 2014 Jun;92(6):1243-59. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12625. Epub 2014 May 12.


Streptococcus sanguinis class Ib ribonucleotide reductase: high activity with both iron and manganese cofactors and structural insights.

Makhlynets O, Boal AK, Rhodes DV, Kitten T, Rosenzweig AC, Stubbe J.

J Biol Chem. 2014 Feb 28;289(9):6259-72. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.533554. Epub 2013 Dec 31.


Genetic characterization and role in virulence of the ribonucleotide reductases of Streptococcus sanguinis.

Rhodes DV, Crump KE, Makhlynets O, Snyder M, Ge X, Xu P, Stubbe J, Kitten T.

J Biol Chem. 2014 Feb 28;289(9):6273-87. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.533620. Epub 2013 Dec 31.


Peracetic acid: a practical agent for sterilizing heat-labile polymeric tissue-engineering scaffolds.

Yoganarasimha S, Trahan WR, Best AM, Bowlin GL, Kitten TO, Moon PC, Madurantakam PA.

Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2014 Sep;20(9):714-23. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEC.2013.0624. Epub 2014 Feb 6.


Two-component system response regulators involved in virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4 in infective endocarditis.

Trihn M, Ge X, Dobson A, Kitten T, Munro CL, Xu P.

PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54320. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054320. Epub 2013 Jan 16.


Genome-wide essential gene identification in Streptococcus sanguinis.

Xu P, Ge X, Chen L, Wang X, Dou Y, Xu JZ, Patel JR, Stone V, Trinh M, Evans K, Kitten T, Bonchev D, Buck GA.

Sci Rep. 2011;1:125. doi: 10.1038/srep00125. Epub 2011 Oct 20.


Oral streptococcal bacteremia in hospitalized patients: taxonomic identification and clinical characterization.

Kitten T, Munro CL, Zollar NQ, Lee SP, Patel RD.

J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Mar;50(3):1039-42. doi: 10.1128/JCM.06438-11. Epub 2011 Dec 21.


The Streptococcus sanguinis competence regulon is not required for infective endocarditis virulence in a rabbit model.

Callahan JE, Munro CL, Kitten T.

PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e26403. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026403. Epub 2011 Oct 19.


Physiological and molecular characterization of genetic competence in Streptococcus sanguinis.

Rodriguez AM, Callahan JE, Fawcett P, Ge X, Xu P, Kitten T.

Mol Oral Microbiol. 2011 Apr;26(2):99-116. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-1014.2011.00606.x. Epub 2011 Jan 30. Erratum in: Mol Oral Microbiol. 2011 Jun;26(3):228.


Pooled protein immunization for identification of cell surface antigens in Streptococcus sanguinis.

Ge X, Kitten T, Munro CL, Conrad DH, Xu P.

PLoS One. 2010 Jul 26;5(7):e11666. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011666.


Oral care and bacteremia risk in mechanically ventilated adults.

Jones DJ, Munro CL, Grap MJ, Kitten T, Edmond M.

Heart Lung. 2010 Nov-Dec;39(6 Suppl):S57-65. doi: 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2010.04.009. Epub 2010 Jul 3.


Comprehensive evaluation of Streptococcus sanguinis cell wall-anchored proteins in early infective endocarditis.

Turner LS, Kanamoto T, Unoki T, Munro CL, Wu H, Kitten T.

Infect Immun. 2009 Nov;77(11):4966-75. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00760-09. Epub 2009 Aug 24.


Development of genetic tools for in vivo virulence analysis of Streptococcus sanguinis.

Turner LS, Das S, Kanamoto T, Munro CL, Kitten T.

Microbiology. 2009 Aug;155(Pt 8):2573-82. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.024513-0. Epub 2009 May 7.


Contribution of lipoproteins and lipoprotein processing to endocarditis virulence in Streptococcus sanguinis.

Das S, Kanamoto T, Ge X, Xu P, Unoki T, Munro CL, Kitten T.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Jul;191(13):4166-79. doi: 10.1128/JB.01739-08. Epub 2009 Apr 24.


Identification of Streptococcus sanguinis genes required for biofilm formation and examination of their role in endocarditis virulence.

Ge X, Kitten T, Chen Z, Lee SP, Munro CL, Xu P.

Infect Immun. 2008 Jun;76(6):2551-9. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00338-08. Epub 2008 Apr 7.


EmaA, a potential virulence determinant of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in infective endocarditis.

Tang G, Kitten T, Munro CL, Wellman GC, Mintz KP.

Infect Immun. 2008 Jun;76(6):2316-24. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00021-08. Epub 2008 Mar 17.


Genome of the opportunistic pathogen Streptococcus sanguinis.

Xu P, Alves JM, Kitten T, Brown A, Chen Z, Ozaki LS, Manque P, Ge X, Serrano MG, Puiu D, Hendricks S, Wang Y, Chaplin MD, Akan D, Paik S, Peterson DL, Macrina FL, Buck GA.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Apr;189(8):3166-75. Epub 2007 Feb 2.


An improved arbitrary primed PCR method for rapid characterization of transposon insertion sites.

Das S, Noe JC, Paik S, Kitten T.

J Microbiol Methods. 2005 Oct;63(1):89-94. Epub 2005 Mar 19.


Identification of virulence determinants for endocarditis in Streptococcus sanguinis by signature-tagged mutagenesis.

Paik S, Senty L, Das S, Noe JC, Munro CL, Kitten T.

Infect Immun. 2005 Sep;73(9):6064-74.


Characterization of Porphyromonas gingivalis insertion sequence-like element ISPg5.

Califano JV, Kitten T, Lewis JP, Macrina FL, Fleischmann RD, Fraser CM, Duncan MJ, Dewhirst FE.

Infect Immun. 2000 Sep;68(9):5247-53.


Genetic characterization of a Streptococcus mutans LraI family operon and role in virulence.

Kitten T, Munro CL, Michalek SM, Macrina FL.

Infect Immun. 2000 Aug;68(8):4441-51.


A newly identified regulator is required for virulence and toxin production in Pseudomonas syringae.

Kitten T, Kinscherf TG, McEvoy JL, Willis DK.

Mol Microbiol. 1998 Jun;28(5):917-29.


Genetic regulation in plant pathogenic pseudomonads.

Willis DK, Rich JJ, Kinscherf TG, Kitten T.

Genet Eng (N Y). 1994;16:167-93. Review. No abstract available.


Subtelomeric expression regions of Borrelia hermsii linear plasmids are highly polymorphic.

Restrepo BI, Kitten T, Carter CJ, Infante D, Barbour AG.

Mol Microbiol. 1992 Nov;6(22):3299-311.


Variable antigen genes of the relapsing fever agent Borrelia hermsii are activated by promoter addition.

Barbour AG, Burman N, Carter CJ, Kitten T, Bergström S.

Mol Microbiol. 1991 Feb;5(2):489-93.


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