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Storage Primes Erythrocytes for Necroptosis and Clearance.

McCaig WD, Hodges AL, Deragon MA, Haluska RJ Jr, Bandyopadhyay S, Ratner AJ, Spitalnik SL, Hod EA, LaRocca TJ.

Cell Physiol Biochem. 2019;53(3):496-507. doi: 10.33594/000000153.


High prevalence of Group B Streptococcus colonization among pregnant women in Amman, Jordan.

Clouse K, Shehabi A, Suleimat AM, Faouri S, Khuri-Bulos N, Al Jammal A, Chappell J, Fortner KB, Chamby AB, Randis TM, Ratner AJ, Aronoff DM, Halasa N.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 May 20;19(1):177. doi: 10.1186/s12884-019-2317-4.


Notes from the Field: Multistate Coccidioidomycosis Outbreak in U.S. Residents Returning from Community Service Trips to Baja California, Mexico - July-August 2018.

Toda M, Gonzalez FJ, Fonseca-Ford M, Franklin P, Huntington-Frazier M, Gutelius B, Kawakami V, Lunquest K, McCracken S, Moser K, Oltean H, Ratner AJ, Raybern C, Signs K, Zaldivar A, Chiller TM, Jackson BR, McCotter O.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2019 Apr 12;68(14):332-333. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6814a5. No abstract available.


Enhanced postnatal acquisition of hypervirulent Group B Streptococcus.

Ratner AJ.

Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Apr 4. pii: ciz035. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz035. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.


High Rate of Serotype V Streptococcus agalactiae Carriage in Pregnant Women in Botswana.

A'Hearn-Thomas B, Khatami A, Randis TM, Vurayai M, Mokomane M, Arscott-Mills T, Banda FM, Mazhani T, Lepere T, Gaolebale P, Nchingane S, Chamby A, Gegick M, Suzman E, Steenhoff AP, Ratner AJ.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 May;100(5):1115-1117. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0847.


Gardnerella and Prevotella: Co-conspirators in the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Vaginosis.

Randis TM, Ratner AJ.

J Infect Dis. 2019 Aug 30;220(7):1085-1088. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy705. No abstract available.


A Counterselectable Sucrose Sensitivity Marker Permits Efficient and Flexible Mutagenesis in Streptococcus agalactiae.

Hooven TA, Bonakdar M, Chamby AB, Ratner AJ.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2019 Mar 22;85(7). pii: e03009-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03009-18. Print 2019 Apr 1.


Distribution of Late-Onset Neonatal Sepsis Pathogens Differs in Inpatient and Outpatient Settings.

Black CG, Tavares L, Stachel A, Ratner AJ, Randis TM.

Am J Perinatol. 2019 Sep;36(11):1136-1141. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1675643. Epub 2018 Dec 14.


Vaginal co-colonization with multiple Group B Streptococcus serotypes.

Khatami A, Randis TM, Tavares L, Gegick M, Suzman E, Ratner AJ.

Vaccine. 2019 Jan 14;37(3):409-411. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.12.001. Epub 2018 Dec 8.


Decidual stromal cell-derived PGE2 regulates macrophage responses to microbial threat.

Rogers LM, Anders AP, Doster RS, Gill EA, Gnecco JS, Holley JM, Randis TM, Ratner AJ, Gaddy JA, Osteen K, Aronoff DM.

Am J Reprod Immunol. 2018 Oct;80(4):e13032. doi: 10.1111/aji.13032. Epub 2018 Aug 7.


Improving the Sensitivity of Real-time PCR Detection of Group B Streptococcus Using Consensus Sequence-Derived Oligonucleotides.

Khatami A, Randis TM, Chamby A, Hooven TA, Gegick M, Suzman E, A'Hearn-Thomas B, Steenhoff AP, Ratner AJ.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Jul 7;5(7):ofy164. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofy164. eCollection 2018 Jul.


Higher Levels of a Cytotoxic Protein, Vaginolysin, in Lactobacillus-Deficient Community State Types at the Vaginal Mucosa.

Nowak RG, Randis TM, Desai P, He X, Robinson CK, Rath JM, Glover ED, Ratner AJ, Ravel J, Brotman RM.

Sex Transm Dis. 2018 Apr;45(4):e14-e17. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000774.


Learning to Compose Domain-Specific Transformations for Data Augmentation.

Ratner AJ, Ehrenberg HR, Hussain Z, Dunnmon J, Ré C.

Adv Neural Inf Process Syst. 2017 Dec;30:3239-3249.


Environmental pH modulates inerolysin activity via post-binding blockade.

Rampersaud R, Lewis EL, LaRocca TJ, Ratner AJ.

Sci Rep. 2018 Jan 24;8(1):1542. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-19994-8.


The Streptococcus agalactiae Stringent Response Enhances Virulence and Persistence in Human Blood.

Hooven TA, Catomeris AJ, Bonakdar M, Tallon LJ, Santana-Cruz I, Ott S, Daugherty SC, Tettelin H, Ratner AJ.

Infect Immun. 2017 Dec 19;86(1). pii: e00612-17. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00612-17. Print 2018 Jan.


Scalp Lesions in a Pediatric Patient with Hyper IgM Syndrome: Clinical and Histologic Mimicry of Cryptococcus neoformans Infection.

Acker KP, Fetch A, Schnell SA, Hammond J, Herrera C, Niedt G, Ratner AJ, Lauren CT.

J Pediatr. 2018 Jan;192:256-258. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.08.065. Epub 2017 Sep 28.


Whole-Genome Sequences of Bacteremia Isolates of Bordetella holmesii.

Tettelin H, Hooven TA, Zhao X, Su Q, Sadzewicz L, Tallon LJ, Fraser CM, Ratner AJ.

Genome Announc. 2017 Sep 28;5(39). pii: e01023-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01023-17.


Group B Streptococcus and the Vaginal Microbiota.

Rosen GH, Randis TM, Desai PV, Sapra KJ, Ma B, Gajer P, Humphrys MS, Ravel J, Gelber SE, Ratner AJ.

J Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 15;216(6):744-751. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jix395.


Inhibition of NADPH oxidase 2 (NOX2) prevents sepsis-induced cardiomyopathy by improving calcium handling and mitochondrial function.

Joseph LC, Kokkinaki D, Valenti MC, Kim GJ, Barca E, Tomar D, Hoffman NE, Subramanyam P, Colecraft HM, Hirano M, Ratner AJ, Madesh M, Drosatos K, Morrow JP.

JCI Insight. 2017 Sep 7;2(17). pii: 94248. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.94248. eCollection 2017 Sep 7.


Group B Streptococcal Infections.

Randis TM, Baker JA, Ratner AJ.

Pediatr Rev. 2017 Jun;38(6):254-262. doi: 10.1542/pir.2016-0127. Review. No abstract available.


Mucosal vaccination promotes clearance of Streptococcus agalactiae vaginal colonization.

Baker JA, Lewis EL, Byland LM, Bonakdar M, Randis TM, Ratner AJ.

Vaccine. 2017 Mar 1;35(9):1273-1280. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.01.029. Epub 2017 Feb 2.


Real-time PCR-based serotyping of Streptococcus agalactiae.

Breeding KM, Ragipani B, Lee KD, Malik M, Randis TM, Ratner AJ.

Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 2;6:38523. doi: 10.1038/srep38523.


Pregnant women's attitudes about topical microbicides for the prevention and treatment of bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy.

Catallozzi M, Fraiz LD, Hargreaves KM, Zimet GD, Stanberry LR, Ratner AJ, Gelber SE, Rosenthal SL.

Int J STD AIDS. 2017 Aug;28(9):881-886. doi: 10.1177/0956462416679067. Epub 2016 Nov 4.


Group B Streptococcus vaccine development: present status and future considerations, with emphasis on perspectives for low and middle income countries.

Kobayashi M, Vekemans J, Baker CJ, Ratner AJ, Le Doare K, Schrag SJ.

F1000Res. 2016 Sep 22;5:2355. eCollection 2016. Review.


Structural Basis for Receptor Recognition by the Human CD59-Responsive Cholesterol-Dependent Cytolysins.

Lawrence SL, Gorman MA, Feil SC, Mulhern TD, Kuiper MJ, Ratner AJ, Tweten RK, Morton CJ, Parker MW.

Structure. 2016 Sep 6;24(9):1488-98. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2016.06.017. Epub 2016 Aug 4.


New Systems for Studying Intercellular Interactions in Bacterial Vaginosis.

Herbst-Kralovetz MM, Pyles RB, Ratner AJ, Sycuro LK, Mitchell C.

J Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 15;214 Suppl 1:S6-S13. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw130. Review.


Cigarette Smoke Extract-Exposed Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Regulates Leukocyte Function for Pulmonary Persistence.

Kulkarni R, Caskey J, Singh SK, Paudel S, Baral P, Schexnayder M, Kim J, Kim N, Kosmider B, Ratner AJ, Jeyaseelan S.

Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2016 Oct;55(4):586-601.


The essential genome of Streptococcus agalactiae.

Hooven TA, Catomeris AJ, Akabas LH, Randis TM, Maskell DJ, Peters SE, Ott S, Santana-Cruz I, Tallon LJ, Tettelin H, Ratner AJ.

BMC Genomics. 2016 May 26;17:406. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2741-z.


Hyperglycemic Conditions Prime Cells for RIP1-dependent Necroptosis.

LaRocca TJ, Sosunov SA, Shakerley NL, Ten VS, Ratner AJ.

J Biol Chem. 2016 Jun 24;291(26):13753-61. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.716027. Epub 2016 Apr 29.


Neonatal Herpes Infection Associated With Direct Orogenital Suction During Ritual Jewish Circumcision.

Pellett Madan R, Herold BC, Ratner AJ, Saiman L, Gershon AA, Stanberry LR.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015 Sep;4(3):283-4. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piv021. Epub 2015 Apr 24. No abstract available.


S. aureus Toxins Join the DARC Side.

Ratner AJ.

Cell Host Microbe. 2015 Sep 9;18(3):272-4. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2015.08.010.


Congenital Parvovirus B19 Infection: Persistent Viremia and Red Blood Cell Aplasia.

Nadimpalli SS, Miller RS, Kamath VM, Farkouh CR, Nhan-Chang CL, Rathe JA, Collins A, Duchon JM, Neu N, Simpson LL, Ratner AJ.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 15;2(2):ofv049. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv049. eCollection 2015 Apr.


Proton Pump Inhibitors Alter Specific Taxa in the Human Gastrointestinal Microbiome: A Crossover Trial.

Freedberg DE, Toussaint NC, Chen SP, Ratner AJ, Whittier S, Wang TC, Wang HH, Abrams JA.

Gastroenterology. 2015 Oct;149(4):883-5.e9. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2015.06.043. Epub 2015 Jul 9.


CD59 signaling and membrane pores drive Syk-dependent erythrocyte necroptosis.

LaRocca TJ, Stivison EA, Mal-Sarkar T, Hooven TA, Hod EA, Spitalnik SL, Ratner AJ.

Cell Death Dis. 2015 May 28;6:e1773. doi: 10.1038/cddis.2015.135.


Rational manipulation of mRNA folding free energy allows rheostat control of pneumolysin production by Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Amaral FE, Parker D, Randis TM, Kulkarni R, Prince AS, Shirasu-Hiza MM, Ratner AJ.

PLoS One. 2015 Mar 23;10(3):e0119823. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119823. eCollection 2015.


Complete Genome Sequence of Streptococcus agalactiae CNCTC 10/84, a Hypervirulent Sequence Type 26 Strain.

Hooven TA, Randis TM, Daugherty SC, Narechania A, Planet PJ, Tettelin H, Ratner AJ.

Genome Announc. 2014 Dec 24;2(6). pii: e01338-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01338-14.


Case Report: Group B Streptococcus meningitis in an adolescent  .

Vittorino R, Hui-Yuen J, Ratner AJ, Starr A, McCann T.

F1000Res. 2014 Jul 22;3:167. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.4651.1. eCollection 2014.


Human-specific bacterial pore-forming toxins induce programmed necrosis in erythrocytes.

LaRocca TJ, Stivison EA, Hod EA, Spitalnik SL, Cowan PJ, Randis TM, Ratner AJ.

MBio. 2014 Aug 26;5(5):e01251-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01251-14.


Attitudes towards microbicide use for bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy.

Catallozzi M, Williams CY, Zimet GD, Hargreaves KM, Gelber SE, Ratner AJ, Stanberry LR, Rosenthal SL.

Sex Health. 2014 Sep;11(4):305-12. doi: 10.1071/SH14011.


α-Intercalated cells defend the urinary system from bacterial infection.

Paragas N, Kulkarni R, Werth M, Schmidt-Ott KM, Forster C, Deng R, Zhang Q, Singer E, Klose AD, Shen TH, Francis KP, Ray S, Vijayakumar S, Seward S, Bovino ME, Xu K, Takabe Y, Amaral FE, Mohan S, Wax R, Corbin K, Sanna-Cherchi S, Mori K, Johnson L, Nickolas T, D'Agati V, Lin CS, Qiu A, Al-Awqati Q, Ratner AJ, Barasch J.

J Clin Invest. 2014 Jul;124(7):2963-76. doi: 10.1172/JCI71630. Epub 2014 Jun 17. Erratum in: J Clin Invest. 2014 Dec 1;124(12):5521.


Lactobacillus crispatus dominant vaginal microbiome is associated with inhibitory activity of female genital tract secretions against Escherichia coli.

Ghartey JP, Smith BC, Chen Z, Buckley N, Lo Y, Ratner AJ, Herold BC, Burk RD.

PLoS One. 2014 May 7;9(5):e96659. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096659. eCollection 2014.


Genome Sequence of Bacterial Interference Strain Staphylococcus aureus 502A.

Parker D, Narechania A, Sebra R, Deikus G, Larussa S, Ryan C, Smith H, Prince A, Mathema B, Ratner AJ, Kreiswirth B, Planet PJ.

Genome Announc. 2014 Apr 10;2(2). pii: e00284-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00284-14.


[Pore-forming toxins in bacterial infections: targets for novel drugs].

Los FC, Ratner AJ.

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2014;158:A6668. Review. Dutch.


Group B Streptococcus β-hemolysin/cytolysin breaches maternal-fetal barriers to cause preterm birth and intrauterine fetal demise in vivo.

Randis TM, Gelber SE, Hooven TA, Abellar RG, Akabas LH, Lewis EL, Walker LB, Byland LM, Nizet V, Ratner AJ.

J Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15;210(2):265-73. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu067. Epub 2014 Jan 28.


Emergence of the epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain USA300 coincides with horizontal transfer of the arginine catabolic mobile element and speG-mediated adaptations for survival on skin.

Planet PJ, LaRussa SJ, Dana A, Smith H, Xu A, Ryan C, Uhlemann AC, Boundy S, Goldberg J, Narechania A, Kulkarni R, Ratner AJ, Geoghegan JA, Kolokotronis SO, Prince A.

MBio. 2013 Dec 17;4(6):e00889-13. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00889-13.


Vaginolysin drives epithelial ultrastructural responses to Gardnerella vaginalis.

Randis TM, Zaklama J, LaRocca TJ, Los FC, Lewis EL, Desai P, Rampersaud R, Amaral FE, Ratner AJ.

Infect Immun. 2013 Dec;81(12):4544-50. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00627-13. Epub 2013 Sep 30.


Role of pore-forming toxins in bacterial infectious diseases.

Los FC, Randis TM, Aroian RV, Ratner AJ.

Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2013 Jun;77(2):173-207. doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00052-12. Review.


Bordetella holmesii: initial genomic analysis of an emerging opportunist.

Planet PJ, Narechania A, Hymes SR, Gagliardo C, Huard RC, Whittier S, Della-Latta P, Ratner AJ.

Pathog Dis. 2013 Mar;67(2):132-5. doi: 10.1111/2049-632X.12028. Epub 2013 Feb 26.


β-Hemolysin/cytolysin of Group B Streptococcus enhances host inflammation but is dispensable for establishment of urinary tract infection.

Kulkarni R, Randis TM, Antala S, Wang A, Amaral FE, Ratner AJ.

PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e59091. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059091. Epub 2013 Mar 7.


DNase inhibits Gardnerella vaginalis biofilms in vitro and in vivo.

Hymes SR, Randis TM, Sun TY, Ratner AJ.

J Infect Dis. 2013 May 15;207(10):1491-7. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit047. Epub 2013 Feb 19.

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