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1.

Hospital-Associated Multicenter Outbreak of Emerging Fungus Candida auris, Colombia, 2016.

Armstrong PA, Rivera SM, Escandon P, Caceres DH, Chow N, Stuckey MJ, Díaz J, Gomez A, Vélez N, Espinosa-Bode A, Salcedo S, Marin A, Berrio I, Varón C, Guzman A, Pérez-Franco JE, Escobar JD, Villalobos N, Correa JM, Litvintseva AP, Lockhart SR, Fagan R, Chiller TM, Jackson B, Pacheco O.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Jul;25(7). doi: 10.3201/eid2507.180491.

PMID:
31211679
2.

Utility of Whole-Genome Sequencing to Ascertain Locally Acquired Cases of Coccidioidomycosis, Washington, USA.

Oltean HN, Etienne KA, Roe CC, Gade L, McCotter OZ, Engelthaler DM, Litvintseva AP.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 Mar;25(3):501-506. doi: 10.3201/eid2503.181155.

3.

Coccidioides ecology and genomics.

Barker BM, Litvintseva AP, Riquelme M, Vargas-Gastélum L.

Med Mycol. 2019 Feb 1;57(Supplement_1):S21-S29. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myy051. Review.

PMID:
30690605
4.

Genomic insights into multidrug-resistance, mating and virulence in Candida auris and related emerging species.

Muñoz JF, Gade L, Chow NA, Loparev VN, Juieng P, Berkow EL, Farrer RA, Litvintseva AP, Cuomo CA.

Nat Commun. 2018 Dec 17;9(1):5346. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07779-6.

5.

Phenotypic switching in newly emerged multidrug-resistant pathogen Candida auris.

Bentz ML, Sexton DJ, Welsh RM, Litvintseva AP.

Med Mycol. 2018 Oct 16. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myy100. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
30329075
6.

Multiple introductions and subsequent transmission of multidrug-resistant Candida auris in the USA: a molecular epidemiological survey.

Chow NA, Gade L, Tsay SV, Forsberg K, Greenko JA, Southwick KL, Barrett PM, Kerins JL, Lockhart SR, Chiller TM, Litvintseva AP; US Candida auris Investigation Team.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2018 Dec;18(12):1377-1384. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30597-8. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

7.

Direct Detection of Emergent Fungal Pathogen Candida auris in Clinical Skin Swabs by SYBR Green-Based Quantitative PCR Assay.

Sexton DJ, Kordalewska M, Bentz ML, Welsh RM, Perlin DS, Litvintseva AP.

J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Nov 27;56(12). pii: e01337-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01337-18. Print 2018 Dec.

8.

Evaluation of a new T2 Magnetic Resonance assay for rapid detection of emergent fungal pathogen Candida auris on clinical skin swab samples.

Sexton DJ, Bentz ML, Welsh RM, Litvintseva AP.

Mycoses. 2018 Oct;61(10):786-790. doi: 10.1111/myc.12817. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

PMID:
29938838
9.

Molecular Epidemiology of Candida auris in Colombia Reveals a Highly Related, Countrywide Colonization With Regional Patterns in Amphotericin B Resistance.

Escandón P, Chow NA, Caceres DH, Gade L, Berkow EL, Armstrong P, Rivera S, Misas E, Duarte C, Moulton-Meissner H, Welsh RM, Parra C, Pescador LA, Villalobos N, Salcedo S, Berrio I, Varón C, Espinosa-Bode A, Lockhart SR, Jackson BR, Litvintseva AP, Beltran M, Chiller TM.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Jan 1;68(1):15-21. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy411.

PMID:
29788045
10.

Genome Sequence of a Multidrug-Resistant Candida haemulonii Isolate from a Patient with Chronic Leg Ulcers in Israel.

Chow NA, Gade L, Batra D, Rowe LA, Juieng P, Ben-Ami R, Loparev VN, Litvintseva AP.

Genome Announc. 2018 Apr 12;6(15). pii: e00176-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00176-18.

11.

Genome Sequence of the Amphotericin B-Resistant Candida duobushaemulonii Strain B09383.

Chow NA, Gade L, Batra D, Rowe LA, Juieng P, Loparev VN, Litvintseva AP.

Genome Announc. 2018 Mar 29;6(13). pii: e00204-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00204-18.

12.

Management of an Outbreak of Exophiala dermatitidis Bloodstream Infections at an Outpatient Oncology Clinic.

Vasquez A, Zavasky D, Chow NA, Gade L, Zlatanic E, Elkind S, Litvintseva AP, Pappas PG, Perfect JR, Revankar S, Lockhart SR, Chiller T, Ackelsberg J, Vallabhaneni S.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 5;66(6):959-962. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix948.

PMID:
29121235
13.

Survival, Persistence, and Isolation of the Emerging Multidrug-Resistant Pathogenic Yeast Candida auris on a Plastic Health Care Surface.

Welsh RM, Bentz ML, Shams A, Houston H, Lyons A, Rose LJ, Litvintseva AP.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Oct;55(10):2996-3005. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00921-17. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

14.

Tracing Genetic Exchange and Biogeography of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii at the Global Population Level.

Rhodes J, Desjardins CA, Sykes SM, Beale MA, Vanhove M, Sakthikumar S, Chen Y, Gujja S, Saif S, Chowdhary A, Lawson DJ, Ponzio V, Colombo AL, Meyer W, Engelthaler DM, Hagen F, Illnait-Zaragozi MT, Alanio A, Vreulink JM, Heitman J, Perfect JR, Litvintseva AP, Bicanic T, Harrison TS, Fisher MC, Cuomo CA.

Genetics. 2017 Sep;207(1):327-346. doi: 10.1534/genetics.117.203836. Epub 2017 Jul 5.

15.

Population genomics and the evolution of virulence in the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.

Desjardins CA, Giamberardino C, Sykes SM, Yu CH, Tenor JL, Chen Y, Yang T, Jones AM, Sun S, Haverkamp MR, Heitman J, Litvintseva AP, Perfect JR, Cuomo CA.

Genome Res. 2017 Jul;27(7):1207-1219. doi: 10.1101/gr.218727.116.

16.

Isolation of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus from the environment in the south-eastern USA.

Hurst SF, Berkow EL, Stevenson KL, Litvintseva AP, Lockhart SR.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Sep 1;72(9):2443-2446. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx168.

PMID:
28575384
17.

Notes from the Field: Ongoing Transmission of Candida auris in Health Care Facilities - United States, June 2016-May 2017.

Tsay S, Welsh RM, Adams EH, Chow NA, Gade L, Berkow EL, Poirot E, Lutterloh E, Quinn M, Chaturvedi S, Kerins J, Black SR, Kemble SK, Barrett PM; MSD, Barton K, Shannon DJ, Bradley K, Lockhart SR, Litvintseva AP, Moulton-Meissner H, Shugart A, Kallen A, Vallabhaneni S, Chiller TM, Jackson BR.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 May 19;66(19):514-515. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6619a7. No abstract available.

18.

Development of an enzyme immunoassay for detection of antibodies against Coccidioides in dogs and other mammalian species.

Chow NA, Lindsley MD, McCotter OZ, Kangiser D, Wohrle RD, Clifford WR, Yaglom HD, Adams LE, Komatsu K, Durkin MM, Baker RJ, Shubitz LF, Derado G, Chiller TM, Litvintseva AP.

PLoS One. 2017 Apr 5;12(4):e0175081. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175081. eCollection 2017.

19.

Microevolution of Serial Clinical Isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii and C. gattii.

Chen Y, Farrer RA, Giamberardino C, Sakthikumar S, Jones A, Yang T, Tenor JL, Wagih O, Van Wyk M, Govender NP, Mitchell TG, Litvintseva AP, Cuomo CA, Perfect JR.

MBio. 2017 Mar 7;8(2). pii: e00166-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00166-17.

20.

Investigation of the First Seven Reported Cases of Candida auris, a Globally Emerging Invasive, Multidrug-Resistant Fungus-United States, May 2013-August 2016.

Vallabhaneni S, Kallen A, Tsay S, Chow N, Welsh R, Kerins J, Kemble SK, Pacilli M, Black SR, Landon E, Ridgway J, Palmore TN, Zelzany A, Adams EH, Quinn M, Chaturvedi S, Greenko J, Fernandez R, Southwick K, Furuya EY, Calfee DP, Hamula C, Patel G, Barrett P, Lafaro P, Berkow EL, Moulton-Meissner H, Noble-Wang J, Fagan RP, Jackson BR, Lockhart SR, Litvintseva AP, Chiller TM.

Am J Transplant. 2017 Jan;17(1):296-299. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14121.

21.

Simultaneous Emergence of Multidrug-Resistant Candida auris on 3 Continents Confirmed by Whole-Genome Sequencing and Epidemiological Analyses.

Lockhart SR, Etienne KA, Vallabhaneni S, Farooqi J, Chowdhary A, Govender NP, Colombo AL, Calvo B, Cuomo CA, Desjardins CA, Berkow EL, Castanheira M, Magobo RE, Jabeen K, Asghar RJ, Meis JF, Jackson B, Chiller T, Litvintseva AP.

Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Jan 15;64(2):134-140. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciw691. Epub 2016 Oct 20.

22.

Investigation of the First Seven Reported Cases of Candida auris, a Globally Emerging Invasive, Multidrug-Resistant Fungus - United States, May 2013-August 2016.

Vallabhaneni S, Kallen A, Tsay S, Chow N, Welsh R, Kerins J, Kemble SK, Pacilli M, Black SR, Landon E, Ridgway J, Palmore TN, Zelzany A, Adams EH, Quinn M, Chaturvedi S, Greenko J, Fernandez R, Southwick K, Furuya EY, Calfee DP, Hamula C, Patel G, Barrett P; MSD, Lafaro P, Berkow EL, Moulton-Meissner H, Noble-Wang J, Fagan RP, Jackson BR, Lockhart SR, Litvintseva AP, Chiller TM.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016 Nov 11;65(44):1234-1237. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6544e1.

23.

Detection of mucormycetes and other pathogenic fungi in formalin fixed paraffin embedded and fresh tissues using the extended region of 28S rDNA.

Gade L, Hurst S, Balajee SA, Lockhart SR, Litvintseva AP.

Med Mycol. 2017 Jun 1;55(4):385-395. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myw083.

PMID:
27630252
24.

Molecular detection of airborne Coccidioides in Tucson, Arizona.

Chow NA, Griffin DW, Barker BM, Loparev VN, Litvintseva AP.

Med Mycol. 2016 Aug 1;54(6):584-92. doi: 10.1093/mmy/myw022. Epub 2016 May 3.

25.

Local Population Structure and Patterns of Western Hemisphere Dispersal for Coccidioides spp., the Fungal Cause of Valley Fever.

Engelthaler DM, Roe CC, Hepp CM, Teixeira M, Driebe EM, Schupp JM, Gade L, Waddell V, Komatsu K, Arathoon E, Logemann H, Thompson GR 3rd, Chiller T, Barker B, Keim P, Litvintseva AP.

MBio. 2016 Apr 26;7(2):e00550-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00550-16.

26.

Whole-Genome Sequencing to Determine Origin of Multinational Outbreak of Sarocladium kiliense Bloodstream Infections.

Etienne KA, Roe CC, Smith RM, Vallabhaneni S, Duarte C, Escadon P, Castaneda E, Gomez BL, de Bedout C, López LF, Salas V, Hederra LM, Fernandez J, Pidal P, Hormazabel JC, Otaiza F, Vannberg FO, Gillece J, Lemmer D, Driebe EM, Englethaler DM, Litvintseva AP.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Mar;22(3):476-81. doi: 10.3201/eid2203.151193.

27.

Evaluation of the Specificity of Two Enzyme Immunoassays for Coccidioidomycosis by Using Sera from a Region of Endemicity and a Region of Nonendemicity.

Lindsley MD, Ahn Y, McCotter O, Gade L, Hurst SF, Brandt ME, Park BJ, Litvintseva AP.

Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2015 Oct;22(10):1090-5. doi: 10.1128/CVI.00375-15. Epub 2015 Aug 5.

28.

Comparative analyses of clinical and environmental populations of Cryptococcus neoformans in Botswana.

Chen Y, Litvintseva AP, Frazzitta AE, Haverkamp MR, Wang L, Fang C, Muthoga C, Mitchell TG, Perfect JR.

Mol Ecol. 2015 Jul;24(14):3559-71. doi: 10.1111/mec.13260. Epub 2015 Jul 7.

29.

Investigating fungal outbreaks in the 21st century.

Litvintseva AP, Brandt ME, Mody RK, Lockhart SR.

PLoS Pathog. 2015 May 21;11(5):e1004804. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004804. eCollection 2015 May. Review. No abstract available.

30.

Next generation multilocus sequence typing (NGMLST) and the analytical software program MLSTEZ enable efficient, cost-effective, high-throughput, multilocus sequencing typing.

Chen Y, Frazzitta AE, Litvintseva AP, Fang C, Mitchell TG, Springer DJ, Ding Y, Yuan G, Perfect JR.

Fungal Genet Biol. 2015 Feb;75:64-71. doi: 10.1016/j.fgb.2015.01.005. Epub 2015 Jan 24.

31.

Utility of real-time PCR for detection of Exserohilum rostratum in body and tissue fluids during the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections.

Gade L, Grgurich DE, Kerkering TM, Brandt ME, Litvintseva AP.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Feb;53(2):618-25. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02443-14. Epub 2014 Dec 17.

32.

Valley fever: finding new places for an old disease: Coccidioides immitis found in Washington State soil associated with recent human infection.

Litvintseva AP, Marsden-Haug N, Hurst S, Hill H, Gade L, Driebe EM, Ralston C, Roe C, Barker BM, Goldoft M, Keim P, Wohrle R, Thompson GR 3rd, Engelthaler DM, Brandt ME, Chiller T.

Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Jan 1;60(1):e1-3. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu681. Epub 2014 Aug 27.

33.

Whole-genome analysis of Exserohilum rostratum from an outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections.

Litvintseva AP, Hurst S, Gade L, Frace MA, Hilsabeck R, Schupp JM, Gillece JD, Roe C, Smith D, Keim P, Lockhart SR, Changayil S, Weil MR, MacCannell DR, Brandt ME, Engelthaler DM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Sep;52(9):3216-22. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00936-14. Epub 2014 Jun 20.

34.

Coccidioides immitis identified in soil outside of its known range - Washington, 2013.

Marsden-Haug N, Hill H, Litvintseva AP, Engelthaler DM, Driebe EM, Roe CC, Ralston C, Hurst S, Goldoft M, Gade L, Wohrle R, Thompson GR, Brandt ME, Chiller T; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 May 23;63(20):450.

35.

Multilocus sequence typing of serially collected isolates of Cryptococcus from HIV-infected patients in South Africa.

Van Wyk M, Govender NP, Mitchell TG, Litvintseva AP; GERMS-SA.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jun;52(6):1921-31. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03177-13. Epub 2014 Mar 19.

36.

The Cryptococcus neoformans transcriptome at the site of human meningitis.

Chen Y, Toffaletti DL, Tenor JL, Litvintseva AP, Fang C, Mitchell TG, McDonald TR, Nielsen K, Boulware DR, Bicanic T, Perfect JR.

MBio. 2014 Feb 4;5(1):e01087-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01087-13.

37.

Development of a loop-mediated isothermal amplification method for detection of Histoplasma capsulatum DNA in clinical samples.

Scheel CM, Zhou Y, Theodoro RC, Abrams B, Balajee SA, Litvintseva AP.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Feb;52(2):483-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02739-13. Epub 2013 Nov 27.

38.

Utility of (1-3)-β-D-glucan testing for diagnostics and monitoring response to treatment during the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections.

Litvintseva AP, Lindsley MD, Gade L, Smith R, Chiller T, Lyons JL, Thakur KT, Zhang SX, Grgurich DE, Kerkering TM, Brandt ME, Park BJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Mar;58(5):622-30. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit808. Epub 2013 Dec 12.

39.

Preliminary laboratory report of fungal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone injections.

Lockhart SR, Pham CD, Gade L, Iqbal N, Scheel CM, Cleveland AA, Whitney AM, Noble-Wang J, Chiller TM, Park BJ, Litvintseva AP, Brandt ME.

J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Aug;51(8):2654-61. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01000-13. Epub 2013 Jun 12.

40.

Detection of fungal DNA in human body fluids and tissues during a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections.

Gade L, Scheel CM, Pham CD, Lindsley MD, Iqbal N, Cleveland AA, Whitney AM, Lockhart SR, Brandt ME, Litvintseva AP.

Eukaryot Cell. 2013 May;12(5):677-83. doi: 10.1128/EC.00046-13. Epub 2013 Mar 1.

41.

Population genetic analyses reveal the African origin and strain variation of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii.

Litvintseva AP, Mitchell TG.

PLoS Pathog. 2012 Feb;8(2):e1002495. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002495. Epub 2012 Feb 23. No abstract available.

42.

Variation in chromosome copy number influences the virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans and occurs in isolates from AIDS patients.

Hu G, Wang J, Choi J, Jung WH, Liu I, Litvintseva AP, Bicanic T, Aurora R, Mitchell TG, Perfect JR, Kronstad JW.

BMC Genomics. 2011 Oct 27;12:526. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-12-526.

43.

Evidence that the human pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii may have evolved in Africa.

Litvintseva AP, Carbone I, Rossouw J, Thakur R, Govender NP, Mitchell TG.

PLoS One. 2011 May 11;6(5):e19688. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019688.

44.

Structure, function, and phylogeny of the mating locus in the Rhizopus oryzae complex.

Gryganskyi AP, Lee SC, Litvintseva AP, Smith ME, Bonito G, Porter TM, Anishchenko IM, Heitman J, Vilgalys R.

PLoS One. 2010 Dec 9;5(12):e15273. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015273.

45.

Prevalence of the VNIc genotype of Cryptococcus neoformans in non-HIV-associated cryptococcosis in the Republic of Korea.

Choi YH, Ngamskulrungroj P, Varma A, Sionov E, Hwang SM, Carriconde F, Meyer W, Litvintseva AP, Lee WG, Shin JH, Kim EC, Lee KW, Choi TY, Lee YS, Kwon-Chung KJ.

FEMS Yeast Res. 2010 Sep;10(6):769-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1567-1364.2010.00648.x. Epub 2010 May 19.

46.

Genetic diversity of the Cryptococcus species complex suggests that Cryptococcus gattii deserves to have varieties.

Ngamskulrungroj P, Gilgado F, Faganello J, Litvintseva AP, Leal AL, Tsui KM, Mitchell TG, Vainstein MH, Meyer W.

PLoS One. 2009 Jun 10;4(6):e5862. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005862. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2009;4(7). doi: 10.1371/annotation/348c3375-3918-4e41-bb8c-27aa15d2bdc4. PLoS One. 2009;4(7). doi: 10.1371/annotation/3037bb69-1b8e-4d99-b169-afdf4b74ace2.

47.

Most environmental isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii (serotype A) are not lethal for mice.

Litvintseva AP, Mitchell TG.

Infect Immun. 2009 Aug;77(8):3188-95. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00296-09. Epub 2009 Jun 1.

48.

Rapid global expansion of the fungal disease chytridiomycosis into declining and healthy amphibian populations.

James TY, Litvintseva AP, Vilgalys R, Morgan JA, Taylor JW, Fisher MC, Berger L, Weldon C, du Preez L, Longcore JE.

PLoS Pathog. 2009 May;5(5):e1000458. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000458. Epub 2009 May 29.

49.

Consensus multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii.

Meyer W, Aanensen DM, Boekhout T, Cogliati M, Diaz MR, Esposto MC, Fisher M, Gilgado F, Hagen F, Kaocharoen S, Litvintseva AP, Mitchell TG, Simwami SP, Trilles L, Viviani MA, Kwon-Chung J.

Med Mycol. 2009;47(6):561-70. doi: 10.1080/13693780902953886. Review.

50.

Diploids in the Cryptococcus neoformans serotype A population homozygous for the alpha mating type originate via unisexual mating.

Lin X, Patel S, Litvintseva AP, Floyd A, Mitchell TG, Heitman J.

PLoS Pathog. 2009 Jan;5(1):e1000283. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000283. Epub 2009 Jan 30.

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