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Correlation between fecal egg count, presence of Strongylus vulgaris, and body score of feral horses on Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Cain JL, Jarisch K, Macaluso KR, Luedtke BE.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports. 2018 Aug;13:14-17. doi: 10.1016/j.vprsr.2018.03.002. Epub 2018 Mar 15.


Inward rectifier potassium (Kir) channels mediate salivary gland function and blood feeding in the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum.

Li Z, Macaluso KR, Foil LD, Swale DR.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 Feb 7;13(2):e0007153. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007153. eCollection 2019 Feb.


Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia Infection and Transmission Dynamics in Amblyomma maculatum.

Suwanbongkot C, Langohr IM, Harris EK, Dittmar W, Christofferson RC, Macaluso KR.

Infect Immun. 2019 Mar 25;87(4). pii: e00804-18. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00804-18. Print 2019 Apr.


Rickettsia felis: A Review of Transmission Mechanisms of an Emerging Pathogen.

Legendre KP, Macaluso KR.

Trop Med Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 19;2(4). pii: E64. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed2040064. Review.


A Tangled Web: Origins of Reproductive Parasitism.

Gillespie JJ, Driscoll TP, Verhoeve VI, Rahman MS, Macaluso KR, Azad AF.

Genome Biol Evol. 2018 Sep 1;10(9):2292-2309. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy159.


Role of Sca2 and RickA in the Dissemination of Rickettsia parkeri in Amblyomma maculatum.

Harris EK, Jirakanwisal K, Verhoeve VI, Fongsaran C, Suwanbongkot C, Welch MD, Macaluso KR.

Infect Immun. 2018 May 22;86(6). pii: e00123-18. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00123-18. Print 2018 Jun.


Microbial Invasion vs. Tick Immune Regulation.

Sonenshine DE, Macaluso KR.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2017 Sep 5;7:390. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00390. eCollection 2017. Review.


Comparative vertical transmission of Rickettsia by Dermacentor variabilis and Amblyomma maculatum.

Harris EK, Verhoeve VI, Banajee KH, Macaluso JA, Azad AF, Macaluso KR.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2017 Jun;8(4):598-604. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.04.003. Epub 2017 Apr 6.


Effect of Rickettsia felis Strain Variation on Infection, Transmission, and Fitness in the Cat Flea (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae).

Healy SP, Brown LD, Hagstrom MR, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

J Med Entomol. 2017 Jul 1;54(4):1037-1043. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjx046.


Differential Rickettsial Transcription in Bloodfeeding and Non-Bloodfeeding Arthropod Hosts.

Verhoeve VI, Jirakanwisal K, Utsuki T, Macaluso KR.

PLoS One. 2016 Sep 23;11(9):e0163769. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163769. eCollection 2016.


Rickettsial Infections among Ctenocephalides felis and Host Animals during a Flea-Borne Rickettsioses Outbreak in Orange County, California.

Maina AN, Fogarty C, Krueger L, Macaluso KR, Odhiambo A, Nguyen K, Farris CM, Luce-Fedrow A, Bennett S, Jiang J, Sun S, Cummings RF, Richards AL.

PLoS One. 2016 Aug 18;11(8):e0160604. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160604. eCollection 2016.


Effect of Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae) Saliva on the Acute Cutaneous Immune Response to Rickettsia parkeri Infection in a Murine Model.

Banajee KH, Verhoeve VI, Harris EK, Macaluso KR.

J Med Entomol. 2016 Nov;53(6):1252-1260. Epub 2016 Aug 13.


Rickettsia felis, an Emerging Flea-Borne Rickettsiosis.

Brown LD, Macaluso KR.

Curr Trop Med Rep. 2016;3:27-39. Epub 2016 Apr 23. Review.


Transmission mechanisms of an emerging insect-borne rickettsial pathogen.

Brown LD, Banajee KH, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

Parasit Vectors. 2016 Apr 26;9:237. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1511-8.


Electrotransformation and Clonal Isolation of Rickettsia Species.

Riley SP, Macaluso KR, Martinez JJ.

Curr Protoc Microbiol. 2015 Nov 3;39:3A.6.1-3A.6.20. doi: 10.1002/9780471729259.mc03a06s39.


Cofeeding intra- and interspecific transmission of an emerging insect-borne rickettsial pathogen.

Brown LD, Christofferson RC, Banajee KH, Del Piero F, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

Mol Ecol. 2015 Nov;24(21):5475-89. doi: 10.1111/mec.13403.


Correction: Amblyomma maculatum Feeding Augments Rickettsia parkeri Infection in a Rhesus Macaque Model: A Pilot Study.

Banajee KH, Embers ME, Langohr IM, Doyle LA, Hasenkampf NR, Macaluso KR.

PLoS One. 2015 Aug 31;10(8):e0137598. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137598. eCollection 2015. No abstract available.


Amblyomma maculatum Feeding Augments Rickettsia parkeri Infection in a Rhesus Macaque Model: A Pilot Study.

Banajee KH, Embers ME, Langohr IM, Doyle LA, Hasenkampf NR, Macaluso KR.

PLoS One. 2015 Aug 5;10(8):e0135175. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135175. eCollection 2015. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015;10(8):e0137598.


Immunoproteomic profiling of Rickettsia parkeri and Rickettsia amblyommii.

Pornwiroon W, Bourchookarn A, Paddock CD, Macaluso KR.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2015 Sep;6(6):829-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.07.012. Epub 2015 Jul 22.


Identification of host proteins involved in rickettsial invasion of tick cells.

Petchampai N, Sunyakumthorn P, Banajee KH, Verhoeve VI, Kearney MT, Macaluso KR.

Infect Immun. 2015 Mar;83(3):1048-55. doi: 10.1128/IAI.02888-14. Epub 2014 Dec 29.


Genomic diversification in strains of Rickettsia felis Isolated from different arthropods.

Gillespie JJ, Driscoll TP, Verhoeve VI, Utsuki T, Husseneder C, Chouljenko VN, Azad AF, Macaluso KR.

Genome Biol Evol. 2014 Dec 4;7(1):35-56. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu262.


Feeding by Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae) enhances Rickettsia parkeri (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae) infection in the skin.

Grasperge BJ, Morgan TW, Paddock CD, Peterson KE, Macaluso KR.

J Med Entomol. 2014 Jul;51(4):855-63.


Novel identification of Dermacentor variabilis Arp2/3 complex and its role in rickettsial infection of the arthropod vector.

Petchampai N, Sunyakumthorn P, Guillotte ML, Verhoeve VI, Banajee KH, Kearney MT, Macaluso KR.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 14;9(4):e93768. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093768. eCollection 2014.


Growth of Rickettsia felis in Drosophila melanogaster S2 cells.

Luce-Fedrow A, Macaluso KR, Richards AL.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2014 Feb;14(2):101-10. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2013.1370.


Gene expression of tissue-specific molecules in ex vivo Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae) during rickettsial exposure.

Sunyakumthorn P, Petchampai N, Grasperge BJ, Kearney MT, Sonenshine DE, Macaluso KR.

J Med Entomol. 2013 Sep;50(5):1089-96.


Molecular and functional characterization of vacuolar-ATPase from the American dog tick Dermacentor variabilis.

Petchampai N, Sunyakumthorn P, Guillotte ML, Thepparit C, Kearney MT, Mulenga A, Azad AF, Macaluso KR.

Insect Mol Biol. 2014 Feb;23(1):42-51. doi: 10.1111/imb.12059. Epub 2013 Oct 25.


Dissemination of bloodmeal acquired Rickettsia felis in cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis.

Thepparit C, Hirunkanokpun S, Popov VL, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

Parasit Vectors. 2013 May 24;6:149. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-149.


An insight into the sialotranscriptome of the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis.

Ribeiro JM, Assumpção TC, Ma D, Alvarenga PH, Pham VM, Andersen JF, Francischetti IM, Macaluso KR.

PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e44612. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044612. Epub 2012 Sep 25.


Rickettsia parkeri infection in domestic dogs, Southern Louisiana, USA, 2011.

Grasperge BJ, Wolfson W, Macaluso KR.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;18(6):995-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1806.120165.


Susceptibility of inbred mice to Rickettsia parkeri.

Grasperge BJ, Reif KE, Morgan TD, Sunyakumthorn P, Bynog J, Paddock CD, Macaluso KR.

Infect Immun. 2012 May;80(5):1846-52. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00109-12. Epub 2012 Mar 5.


Molecular characterization and tissue-specific gene expression of Dermacentor variabilis α-catenin in response to rickettsial infection.

Sunyakumthorn P, Petchampai N, Kearney MT, Sonenshine DE, Macaluso KR.

Insect Mol Biol. 2012 Apr;21(2):197-204. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2583.2011.01126.x. Epub 2012 Jan 6.


Horizontal transmission of Rickettsia felis between cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis.

Hirunkanokpun S, Thepparit C, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

Mol Ecol. 2011 Nov;20(21):4577-86. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05289.x. Epub 2011 Oct 4.


Isolation of a rickettsial pathogen from a non-hematophagous arthropod.

Thepparit C, Sunyakumthorn P, Guillotte ML, Popov VL, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

PLoS One. 2011 Jan 25;6(1):e16396. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016396.


Acquisition of Rickettsia felis by cat fleas during feeding.

Reif KE, Kearney MT, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2011 Jul;11(7):963-8. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2010.0137. Epub 2011 Jan 9.


Interaction of Rickettsia felis with histone H2B facilitates the infection of a tick cell line.

Thepparit C, Bourchookarn A, Petchampai N, Barker SA, Macaluso KR.

Microbiology. 2010 Sep;156(Pt 9):2855-63. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.041400-0. Epub 2010 Jun 17.


Proteomic analysis of Rickettsia parkeri strain portsmouth.

Pornwiroon W, Bourchookarn A, Paddock CD, Macaluso KR.

Infect Immun. 2009 Dec;77(12):5262-71. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00911-09. Epub 2009 Sep 21.


Ecology of Rickettsia felis: a review.

Reif KE, Macaluso KR.

J Med Entomol. 2009 Jul;46(4):723-36. Review.


Prevalence and infection load dynamics of Rickettsia felis in actively feeding cat fleas.

Reif KE, Stout RW, Henry GC, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

PLoS One. 2008 Jul 30;3(7):e2805. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002805.


Characterization of rickettsial infection in Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction.

Zanettii AS, Pornwiroon W, Kearney MT, Macaluso KR.

J Med Entomol. 2008 Mar;45(2):267-75.


Identification of Rickettsia felis in the salivary glands of cat fleas.

Macaluso KR, Pornwiroon W, Popov VL, Foil LD.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2008 Jun;8(3):391-6. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2007.0218.


Characterization and growth of polymorphic Rickettsia felis in a tick cell line.

Sunyakumthorn P, Bourchookarn A, Pornwiroon W, David C, Barker SA, Macaluso KR.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 May;74(10):3151-8. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00025-08. Epub 2008 Mar 21.


Comparative microbiota of Rickettsia felis-uninfected and -infected colonized cat fleas, Ctenocephalides felis.

Pornwiroon W, Kearney MT, Husseneder C, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

ISME J. 2007 Sep;1(5):394-402. Epub 2007 Jul 12.


Characterization of Dermacentor variabilis molecules associated with Rickettsial infection.

Macaluso KR, Mulenga A, Simser JA, Azad AF.

Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Oct;1078:384-8.


Development of quantitative real-time PCR assays to detect Rickettsia typhi and Rickettsia felis, the causative agents of murine typhus and flea-borne spotted fever.

Henry KM, Jiang J, Rozmajzl PJ, Azad AF, Macaluso KR, Richards AL.

Mol Cell Probes. 2007 Feb;21(1):17-23. Epub 2006 Jul 1.


Rickettsia felis from cat fleas: isolation and culture in a tick-derived cell line.

Pornwiroon W, Pourciau SS, Foil LD, Macaluso KR.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Aug;72(8):5589-95.


Tick modulation of the in-vitro expression of adhesion molecules by skin-derived endothelial cells.

Maxwell SS, Stoklasek TA, Dash Y, Macaluso KR, Wikel SK.

Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2005 Oct;99(7):661-72.


Functional analysis of secA homologues from rickettsiae.

Rahman MS, Simser JA, Macaluso KR, Azad AF.

Microbiology. 2005 Feb;151(Pt 2):589-96.


Stress and transcriptional regulation of tick ferritin HC.

Mulenga A, Simser JA, Macaluso KR, Azad AF.

Insect Mol Biol. 2004 Aug;13(4):423-33.


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