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Recent advances on the immunobiology of Bithynia spp. hosts of Opisthorchis viverrini.

Suwannatrai K, Suwannatrai AT, Loukas A, Sotillo J.

Dev Comp Immunol. 2019 Aug 2:103460. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2019.103460. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Longitudinal Patterns of Multiple Tobacco and Nicotine Product Use Among Texas College Students: a Latent Transition Analysis.

Clendennen SL, Loukas A, Creamer MR, Pasch KE, Perry CL.

Prev Sci. 2019 Jul 13. doi: 10.1007/s11121-019-01031-3. [Epub ahead of print]


Trematode Genomics and Proteomics.

Sotillo J, Pearson MS, Loukas A.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2019;1154:411-436. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-18616-6_13.


Metabolomic profiling of the excretory-secretory products of hookworm and whipworm.

Wangchuk P, Kouremenos K, Eichenberger RM, Pearson M, Susianto A, Wishart DS, McConville MJ, Loukas A.

Metabolomics. 2019 Jun 28;15(7):101. doi: 10.1007/s11306-019-1561-y.


Bidirectional associations between young adults' reported exposure to e-cigarette marketing and e-cigarette use.

Kreitzberg DS, Pasch KE, Marti CN, Loukas A, Perry CL.

Addiction. 2019 Jun 10. doi: 10.1111/add.14710. [Epub ahead of print]


Vaccination of hamsters with Opisthorchis viverrini extracellular vesicles and vesicle-derived recombinant tetraspanins induces antibodies that block vesicle uptake by cholangiocytes and reduce parasite burden after challenge infection.

Chaiyadet S, Sotillo J, Krueajampa W, Thongsen S, Brindley PJ, Sripa B, Loukas A, Laha T.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 May 28;13(5):e0007450. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007450. eCollection 2019 May.


In-depth proteomic characterization of Schistosoma haematobium: Towards the development of new tools for elimination.

Sotillo J, Pearson MS, Becker L, Mekonnen GG, Amoah AS, van Dam G, Corstjens PLAM, Murray J, Mduluza T, Mutapi F, Loukas A.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 May 15;13(5):e0007362. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007362. eCollection 2019 May.


New Insights Into the Kinetics and Variability of Egg Excretion in Controlled Human Hookworm Infections.

Hoogerwerf MA, Coffeng LE, Brienen EAT, Janse JJ, Langenberg MCC, Kruize YCM, Gootjes C, Manurung MD, Dekker M, Becker L, Erkens MAA, van der Beek MT, Ganesh MS, Feijt C, Winkel BMF, Westra IM, Meij P, Loukas A, Visser LG, de Vlas SJ, Yazdanbakhsh M, van Lieshout L, Roestenberg M.

J Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 9;220(6):1044-1048. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz218.


Characterization of Tapeworm Metabolites and Their Reported Biological Activities.

Wangchuk P, Constantinoiu C, Eichenberger RM, Field M, Loukas A.

Molecules. 2019 Apr 15;24(8). pii: E1480. doi: 10.3390/molecules24081480.


Explaining sexual minority young adult cigarette smoking disparities.

Hinds JT, Loukas A, Perry CL.

Psychol Addict Behav. 2019 Jun;33(4):371-381. doi: 10.1037/adb0000465. Epub 2019 Apr 8.


Exposure to ENDS advertising and use of marijuana in ENDS among college students.

Kreitzberg DS, Hinds JT, Pasch KE, Loukas A, Perry CL.

Addict Behav. 2019 Jun;93:9-13. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2019.01.012. Epub 2019 Jan 17.


Trajectories of Tobacco and Nicotine Use Across Young Adulthood, Texas, 2014-2017.

Loukas A, Marti CN, Perry CL.

Am J Public Health. 2019 Mar;109(3):465-471. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304850. Epub 2019 Jan 24.


Hookworm-Derived Metabolites Suppress Pathology in a Mouse Model of Colitis and Inhibit Secretion of Key Inflammatory Cytokines in Primary Human Leukocytes.

Wangchuk P, Shepherd C, Constantinoiu C, Ryan RYM, Kouremenos KA, Becker L, Jones L, Buitrago G, Giacomin P, Wilson D, Daly N, McConville MJ, Miles JJ, Loukas A.

Infect Immun. 2019 Mar 25;87(4). pii: e00851-18. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00851-18. Print 2019 Apr.


Programmed knockout mutation of liver fluke granulin attenuates virulence of infection-induced hepatobiliary morbidity.

Arunsan P, Ittiprasert W, Smout MJ, Cochran CJ, Mann VH, Chaiyadet S, Karinshak SE, Sripa B, Young ND, Sotillo J, Loukas A, Brindley PJ, Laha T.

Elife. 2019 Jan 15;8. pii: e41463. doi: 10.7554/eLife.41463.


Patterns of sustained e-cigarette use in a sample of young adults.

Creamer M, Case K, Loukas A, Cooper M, Perry CL.

Addict Behav. 2019 May;92:28-31. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.12.011. Epub 2018 Dec 12.


Helminth-based therapies for rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Langdon K, Phie J, Thapa CB, Biros E, Loukas A, Haleagrahara N.

Int Immunopharmacol. 2019 Jan;66:366-372. doi: 10.1016/j.intimp.2018.11.034. Epub 2018 Dec 4.


Opisthorchis viverrini Proteome and Host-Parasite Interactions.

Suttiprapa S, Sotillo J, Smout M, Suyapoh W, Chaiyadet S, Tripathi T, Laha T, Loukas A.

Adv Parasitol. 2018;102:45-72. doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2018.06.002. Epub 2018 Jul 18. Review.


Defined Small Molecules Produced by Himalayan Medicinal Plants Display Immunomodulatory Properties.

Wangchuk P, Apte SH, Smout MJ, Groves PL, Loukas A, Doolan DL.

Int J Mol Sci. 2018 Nov 6;19(11). pii: E3490. doi: 10.3390/ijms19113490.


Engineering of an Anti-Inflammatory Peptide Based on the Disulfide-Rich Linaclotide Scaffold.

Cobos C, Bansal PS, Jones L, Wangchuk P, Wilson D, Loukas A, Daly NL.

Biomedicines. 2018 Oct 6;6(4). pii: E97. doi: 10.3390/biomedicines6040097.


Heat not burn tobacco promotion on instagram.

Kreitzberg DS, Murthy D, Loukas A, Pasch KE.

Addict Behav. 2019 Apr;91:112-118. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.09.003. Epub 2018 Sep 6. No abstract available.


Perceived Weight Discrimination and School Connectedness Among Youth: Does Teacher Support Play a Protective Role?

Golaszewski NM, Pasch KE, Fernandez A, Poulos NS, Batanova M, Loukas A.

J Sch Health. 2018 Oct;88(10):754-761. doi: 10.1111/josh.12682.


Structural Variants of a Liver Fluke Derived Granulin Peptide Potently Stimulate Wound Healing.

Dastpeyman M, Bansal PS, Wilson D, Sotillo J, Brindley PJ, Loukas A, Smout MJ, Daly NL.

J Med Chem. 2018 Oct 11;61(19):8746-8753. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.8b00898. Epub 2018 Sep 24.


Examining the Bidirectional Associations between Adolescents' Disclosure, Parents' Solicitation, and Adjustment Problems among Non-Hispanic White and Hispanic Early Adolescents.

Fernandez A, Loukas A, Pasch KE.

J Youth Adolesc. 2018 Dec;47(12):2569-2583. doi: 10.1007/s10964-018-0896-4. Epub 2018 Jul 20.


Hookah use as a predictor of other tobacco product use: A longitudinal analysis of Texas college students.

Case KR, Creamer MR, Cooper MR, Loukas A, Perry CL.

Addict Behav. 2018 Dec;87:131-137. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.06.028. Epub 2018 Jun 30.


Youth or Young Adults: Which Group Is at Highest Risk for Tobacco Use Onset?

Perry CL, PĂ©rez A, Bluestein M, Garza N, Obinwa U, Jackson C, Clendennen SL, Loukas A, Harrell MB.

J Adolesc Health. 2018 Oct;63(4):413-420. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.04.011. Epub 2018 Jul 9.


Helminth-induced regulatory T cells and suppression of allergic responses.

Logan J, Navarro S, Loukas A, Giacomin P.

Curr Opin Immunol. 2018 Oct;54:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.coi.2018.05.007. Epub 2018 May 29. Review.


Immunobiology of parasitic worm extracellular vesicles.

Eichenberger RM, Sotillo J, Loukas A.

Immunol Cell Biol. 2018 May 29. doi: 10.1111/imcb.12171. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


HaloDom: a new database of halophiles across all life domains.

Loukas A, Kappas I, Abatzopoulos TJ.

J Biol Res (Thessalon). 2018 Jan 15;25:2. doi: 10.1186/s40709-017-0072-0. eCollection 2018 Dec.


Hookworm Secreted Extracellular Vesicles Interact With Host Cells and Prevent Inducible Colitis in Mice.

Eichenberger RM, Ryan S, Jones L, Buitrago G, Polster R, Montes de Oca M, Zuvelek J, Giacomin PR, Dent LA, Engwerda CR, Field MA, Sotillo J, Loukas A.

Front Immunol. 2018 Apr 30;9:850. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2018.00850. eCollection 2018.


Developmental Sensitivity in Schistosoma mansoni to Puromycin To Establish Drug Selection of Transgenic Schistosomes.

Yan HB, Smout MJ, Ju C, Folley AE, Skinner DE, Mann VH, Loukas A, Hu W, Brindley PJ, Rinaldi G.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Jul 27;62(8). pii: e02568-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02568-17. Print 2018 Aug.


The NLRP3 Inflammasome Suppresses Protective Immunity to Gastrointestinal Helminth Infection.

Alhallaf R, Agha Z, Miller CM, Robertson AAB, Sotillo J, Croese J, Cooper MA, Masters SL, Kupz A, Smith NC, Loukas A, Giacomin PR.

Cell Rep. 2018 Apr 24;23(4):1085-1098. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.03.097.


A longitudinal study of risk perceptions and e-cigarette initiation among college students: Interactions with smoking status.

Cooper M, Loukas A, Case KR, Marti CN, Perry CL.

Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 May 1;186:257-263. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.11.027. Epub 2018 Jan 31.


A novel blood-feeding detoxification pathway in Nippostrongylus brasiliensis L3 reveals a potential checkpoint for arresting hookworm development.

Bouchery T, Filbey K, Shepherd A, Chandler J, Patel D, Schmidt A, Camberis M, Peignier A, Smith AAT, Johnston K, Painter G, Pearson M, Giacomin P, Loukas A, Bottazzi ME, Hotez P, LeGros G.

PLoS Pathog. 2018 Mar 22;14(3):e1006931. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006931. eCollection 2018 Mar.


Exposure to tobacco and nicotine product advertising: Associations with perceived prevalence of use among college students.

Kreitzberg DS, Herrera AL, Loukas A, Pasch KE.

J Am Coll Health. 2018 Nov-Dec;66(8):790-798. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1454925. Epub 2018 May 22.


Flatworm-specific transcriptional regulators promote the specification of tegumental progenitors in Schistosoma mansoni.

Wendt GR, Collins JN, Pei J, Pearson MS, Bennett HM, Loukas A, Berriman M, Grishin NV, Collins JJ 3rd.

Elife. 2018 Mar 20;7. pii: e33221. doi: 10.7554/eLife.33221.


Granulin Secreted by the Food-Borne Liver Fluke Opisthorchis viverrini Promotes Angiogenesis in Human Endothelial Cells.

Haugen B, Karinshak SE, Mann VH, Popratiloff A, Loukas A, Brindley PJ, Smout MJ.

Front Med (Lausanne). 2018 Feb 16;5:30. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2018.00030. eCollection 2018.


Very light smoking and alternative tobacco use among college students.

Li X, Loukas A, Perry CL.

Addict Behav. 2018 Jun;81:22-25. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.01.038. Epub 2018 Jan 31.


Longitudinal predictors of cigarette use among students from 24 Texas colleges.

Creamer MR, Loukas A, Clendennen S, Mantey D, Pasch KE, Marti CN, Perry CL.

J Am Coll Health. 2018 Oct;66(7):617-624. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2018.1431907. Epub 2018 Mar 12. Corrected and republished in: J Am Coll Health. 2019 Aug-Sep;67(6):610.


Characterization of Trichuris muris secreted proteins and extracellular vesicles provides new insights into host-parasite communication.

Eichenberger RM, Talukder MH, Field MA, Wangchuk P, Giacomin P, Loukas A, Sotillo J.

J Extracell Vesicles. 2018 Jan 21;7(1):1428004. doi: 10.1080/20013078.2018.1428004. eCollection 2018.


Of dogs and hookworms: man's best friend and his parasites as a model for translational biomedical research.

Shepherd C, Wangchuk P, Loukas A.

Parasit Vectors. 2018 Jan 25;11(1):59. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2621-2. Review.


Extracellular vesicles from parasitic helminths and their potential utility as vaccines.

Mekonnen GG, Pearson M, Loukas A, Sotillo J.

Expert Rev Vaccines. 2018 Mar;17(3):197-205. doi: 10.1080/14760584.2018.1431125. Epub 2018 Jan 30. Review.


Sertraline, Paroxetine, and Chlorpromazine Are Rapidly Acting Anthelmintic Drugs Capable of Clinical Repurposing.

Weeks JC, Roberts WM, Leasure C, Suzuki BM, Robinson KJ, Currey H, Wangchuk P, Eichenberger RM, Saxton AD, Bird TD, Kraemer BC, Loukas A, Hawdon JM, Caffrey CR, Liachko NF.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 17;8(1):975. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18457-w.


Polypyridylruthenium(II) complexes exert anti-schistosome activity and inhibit parasite acetylcholinesterases.

Sundaraneedi MK, Tedla BA, Eichenberger RM, Becker L, Pickering D, Smout MJ, Rajan S, Wangchuk P, Keene FR, Loukas A, Collins JG, Pearson MS.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Dec 14;11(12):e0006134. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006134. eCollection 2017 Dec.


Polypyridylruthenium(II) complexes exert in vitro and in vivo nematocidal activity and show significant inhibition of parasite acetylcholinesterases.

Sundaraneedi M, Eichenberger RM, Al-Hallaf R, Yang D, Sotillo J, Rajan S, Wangchuk P, Giacomin PR, Keene FR, Loukas A, Collins JG, Pearson MS.

Int J Parasitol Drugs Drug Resist. 2018 Apr;8(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpddr.2017.11.005. Epub 2017 Nov 29.


Establishing consensus on survey measures for electronic nicotine and non-nicotine delivery system use: Current challenges and considerations for researchers.

Weaver SR, Kim H, Glasser AM, Sutfin EL, Barrington-Trimis J, Payne TJ, Saddleson M, Loukas A.

Addict Behav. 2018 Apr;79:203-212. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.11.016. Epub 2017 Nov 16. Review.


Exposure to Point-of-Sale Marketing of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes as Predictors of Smoking Cessation Behaviors.

Mantey DS, Pasch KE, Loukas A, Perry CL.

Nicotine Tob Res. 2019 Jan 4;21(2):212-219. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntx246.


Examining College Students' Social Environment, Normative Beliefs, and Attitudes in Subsequent Initiation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems.

Agarwal D, Loukas A, Perry CL.

Health Educ Behav. 2018 Aug;45(4):532-539. doi: 10.1177/1090198117739672. Epub 2017 Nov 8.


Suppression of inflammation and tissue damage by a hookworm recombinant protein in experimental colitis.

Ferreira IB, Pickering DA, Troy S, Croese J, Loukas A, Navarro S.

Clin Transl Immunology. 2017 Oct 6;6(10):e157. doi: 10.1038/cti.2017.42. eCollection 2017 Oct.


Suppression of mRNAs encoding CD63 family tetraspanins from the carcinogenic liver fluke Opisthorchis viverrini results in distinct tegument phenotypes.

Chaiyadet S, Krueajampa W, Hipkaeo W, Plosan Y, Piratae S, Sotillo J, Smout M, Sripa B, Brindley PJ, Loukas A, Laha T.

Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 30;7(1):14342. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13527-5.


The Aromatic Head Group of Spider Toxin Polyamines Influences Toxicity to Cancer Cells.

Wilson D, Boyle GM, McIntyre L, Nolan MJ, Parsons PG, Smith JJ, Tribolet L, Loukas A, Liddell MJ, Rash LD, Daly NL.

Toxins (Basel). 2017 Oct 27;9(11). pii: E346. doi: 10.3390/toxins9110346.

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