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Characterization of Two New Multidrug-Resistant Strains of Mycobacterium smegmatis: Tools for Routine In Vitro Screening of Novel Anti-Mycobacterial Agents.

Arthur PK, Amarh V, Cramer P, Arkaifie GB, Blessie EJS, Fuseini MS, Carilo I, Yeboah R, Asare L, Robertson BD.

Antibiotics (Basel). 2019 Jan 2;8(1). pii: E4. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics8010004.


A novel derivative of the fungal antimicrobial peptide plectasin is active against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Tenland E, Krishnan N, Rönnholm A, Kalsum S, Puthia M, Mörgelin M, Davoudi M, Otrocka M, Alaridah N, Glegola-Madejska I, Sturegård E, Schmidtchen A, Lerm M, Robertson BD, Godaly G.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2018 Dec;113:231-238. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2018 Oct 30.


Inhalable poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microparticles encapsulating all-trans-Retinoic acid (ATRA) as a host-directed, adjunctive treatment for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.

O'Connor G, Krishnan N, Fagan-Murphy A, Cassidy J, O'Leary S, Robertson BD, Keane J, O'Sullivan MP, Cryan SA.

Eur J Pharm Biopharm. 2019 Jan;134:153-165. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpb.2018.10.020. Epub 2018 Oct 29.


SLC6A3 Polymorphism Predisposes to Dopamine Overdose in Parkinson's Disease.

Robertson BD, Al Jaja AS, MacDonald AA, Hiebert NM, Tamjeedi R, Seergobin KN, Schwarz UI, Kim RB, MacDonald PA.

Front Neurol. 2018 Aug 21;9:693. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00693. eCollection 2018.


Galleria mellonella - a novel infection model for the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Li Y, Spiropoulos J, Cooley W, Khara JS, Gladstone CA, Asai M, Bossé JT, Robertson BD, Newton SM, Langford PR.

Virulence. 2018;9(1):1126-1137. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2018.1491255.


Rifampin- or Capreomycin-Induced Remodeling of the Mycobacterium smegmatis Mycolic Acid Layer Is Mitigated in Synergistic Combinations with Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides.

Man DK, Kanno T, Manzo G, Robertson BD, Lam JKW, Mason AJ.

mSphere. 2018 Jul 18;3(4). pii: e00218-18. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00218-18.


Analysis of ParAB dynamics in mycobacteria shows active movement of ParB and differential inheritance of ParA.

Uhía I, Priestman M, Joyce G, Krishnan N, Shahrezaei V, Robertson BD.

PLoS One. 2018 Jun 19;13(6):e0199316. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199316. eCollection 2018.


Characterising resuscitation promoting factor fluorescent-fusions in mycobacteria.

Uhía I, Krishnan N, Robertson BD.

BMC Microbiol. 2018 Apr 12;18(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s12866-018-1165-0.


Platelets Regulate Pulmonary Inflammation and Tissue Destruction in Tuberculosis.

Fox KA, Kirwan DE, Whittington AM, Krishnan N, Robertson BD, Gilman RH, López JW, Singh S, Porter JC, Friedland JS.

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul 15;198(2):245-255. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201710-2102OC.


Abusive Injuries Are Worse Than Vehicular Injuries: Should We Refocus Prevention?

Robertson BD, Abbe M, Pelletier J, Hennes H.

Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Oct;34(10):723-728. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001263.


Mycobacteria Modify Their Cell Size Control under Sub-Optimal Carbon Sources.

Priestman M, Thomas P, Robertson BD, Shahrezaei V.

Front Cell Dev Biol. 2017 Jul 12;5:64. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2017.00064. eCollection 2017.


Disruption of drug-resistant biofilms using de novo designed short α-helical antimicrobial peptides with idealized facial amphiphilicity.

Khara JS, Obuobi S, Wang Y, Hamilton MS, Robertson BD, Newton SM, Yang YY, Langford PR, Ee PLR.

Acta Biomater. 2017 Jul 15;57:103-114. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.04.032. Epub 2017 Apr 29.


A benchtop biorobotic platform for in vitro observation of muscle-tendon dynamics with parallel mechanical assistance from an elastic exoskeleton.

Robertson BD, Vadakkeveedu S, Sawicki GS.

J Biomech. 2017 May 24;57:8-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2017.03.009. Epub 2017 Mar 21.


Association of allergy/immunology and obstructive sleep apnea.

Calais CJ, Robertson BD, Beakes DE.

Allergy Asthma Proc. 2016 Nov;37(6):443-449. Review.


Unnatural amino acid analogues of membrane-active helical peptides with anti-mycobacterial activity and improved stability.

Khara JS, Priestman M, Uhía I, Hamilton MS, Krishnan N, Wang Y, Yang YY, Langford PR, Newton SM, Robertson BD, Ee PL.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Aug;71(8):2181-91. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkw107. Epub 2016 Apr 26.


Population Genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Ethiopia Contradicts the Virgin Soil Hypothesis for Human Tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Comas I, Hailu E, Kiros T, Bekele S, Mekonnen W, Gumi B, Tschopp R, Ameni G, Hewinson RG, Robertson BD, Goig GA, Stucki D, Gagneux S, Aseffa A, Young D, Berg S.

Curr Biol. 2015 Dec 21;25(24):3260-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.061. Epub 2015 Dec 10.


Unconstrained muscle-tendon workloops indicate resonance tuning as a mechanism for elastic limb behavior during terrestrial locomotion.

Robertson BD, Sawicki GS.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 27;112(43):E5891-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1500702112. Epub 2015 Oct 12.


Timing matters: tuning the mechanics of a muscle-tendon unit by adjusting stimulation phase during cyclic contractions.

Sawicki GS, Robertson BD, Azizi E, Roberts TJ.

J Exp Biol. 2015 Oct;218(Pt 19):3150-9. doi: 10.1242/jeb.121673. Epub 2015 Jul 31.


Deciphering the metabolic response of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to nitrogen stress.

Williams KJ, Jenkins VA, Barton GR, Bryant WA, Krishnan N, Robertson BD.

Mol Microbiol. 2015 Sep;97(6):1142-57. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13091. Epub 2015 Jul 17.


Mycobacterial Growth.

Uhía I, Williams KJ, Shahrezaei V, Robertson BD.

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2015 May 8;5(10). pii: a021097. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a021097. Review.


Investigation of the high rates of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Ethiopia reveals no single driving factor and minimal evidence for zoonotic transmission of Mycobacterium bovis infection.

Berg S, Schelling E, Hailu E, Firdessa R, Gumi B, Erenso G, Gadisa E, Mengistu A, Habtamu M, Hussein J, Kiros T, Bekele S, Mekonnen W, Derese Y, Zinsstag J, Ameni G, Gagneux S, Robertson BD, Tschopp R, Hewinson G, Yamuah L, Gordon SV, Aseffa A.

BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 3;15:112. doi: 10.1186/s12879-015-0846-7.


Dorsal striatum mediates cognitive control, not cognitive effort per se, in decision-making: An event-related fMRI study.

Robertson BD, Hiebert NM, Seergobin KN, Owen AM, MacDonald PA.

Neuroimage. 2015 Jul 1;114:170-84. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.082. Epub 2015 Apr 8.


Tandem gold/silver-catalyzed cycloaddition/hydroarylation of 7-aryl-1,6-enynes to form 6,6-diarylbicyclo[3.2.0]heptanes.

Robertson BD, Brooner RE, Widenhoefer RA.

Chemistry. 2015 Apr 7;21(15):5714-7. doi: 10.1002/chem.201500371. Epub 2015 Mar 4.


The Extracellular Matrix Regulates Granuloma Necrosis in Tuberculosis.

Al Shammari B, Shiomi T, Tezera L, Bielecka MK, Workman V, Sathyamoorthy T, Mauri F, Jayasinghe SN, Robertson BD, D'Armiento J, Friedland JS, Elkington PT.

J Infect Dis. 2015 Aug 1;212(3):463-73. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv076. Epub 2015 Feb 12.


Gold-catalyzed intermolecular anti-markovnikov hydroamination of alkylidenecyclopropanes.

Timmerman JC, Robertson BD, Widenhoefer RA.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2015 Feb 9;54(7):2251-4. doi: 10.1002/anie.201410871. Epub 2014 Dec 22.


More is not always better: modeling the effects of elastic exoskeleton compliance on underlying ankle muscle-tendon dynamics.

Robertson BD, Farris DJ, Sawicki GS.

Bioinspir Biomim. 2014 Nov 24;9(4):046018. doi: 10.1088/1748-3182/9/4/046018.


Teaching the teachers: faculty development in inter-professional education.

Davis BP, Clevenger CK, Posnock S, Robertson BD, Ander DS.

Appl Nurs Res. 2015 Feb;28(1):31-5. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Mar 26.


Sex steroid-independent effects of photostimulation on the song-control system of white-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis).

Robertson BD, Hasstedt MR, Vandermeer CL, MacDougall-Shackleton SA.

Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2014 Aug 1;204:166-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.04.032. Epub 2014 May 10.


Exploiting elasticity: Modeling the influence of neural control on mechanics and energetics of ankle muscle-tendons during human hopping.

Robertson BD, Sawicki GS.

J Theor Biol. 2014 Jul 21;353:121-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.03.010. Epub 2014 Mar 16.


At-risk children of at-risk parents: assessing common injuries to the children of teenage parents.

Robertson BD, Lang C, Bachim A.

J Pediatr. 2014 Feb;164(2):347-51.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.09.024. Epub 2013 Nov 14.


Cell electrospinning: an in vitro and in vivo study.

Sampson SL, Saraiva L, Gustafsson K, Jayasinghe SN, Robertson BD.

Small. 2014 Jan 15;10(1):78-82. doi: 10.1002/smll.201300804. Epub 2013 Jul 29.


Pathways of IL-1β secretion by macrophages infected with clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains.

Krishnan N, Robertson BD, Thwaites G.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2013 Sep;93(5):538-47. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2013 Jul 9.


Deciphering the response of Mycobacterium smegmatis to nitrogen stress using bipartite active modules.

Williams KJ, Bryant WA, Jenkins VA, Barton GR, Witney AA, Pinney JW, Robertson BD.

BMC Genomics. 2013 Jul 2;14:436. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-436.


Elastic ankle exoskeletons reduce soleus muscle force but not work in human hopping.

Farris DJ, Robertson BD, Sawicki GS.

J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 Sep 1;115(5):579-85. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00253.2013. Epub 2013 Jun 20.


Genome wide analysis of the complete GlnR nitrogen-response regulon in Mycobacterium smegmatis.

Jenkins VA, Barton GR, Robertson BD, Williams KJ.

BMC Genomics. 2013 May 4;14:301. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-301.


Rapid in vivo assessment of drug efficacy against Mycobacterium tuberculosis using an improved firefly luciferase.

Andreu N, Zelmer A, Sampson SL, Ikeh M, Bancroft GJ, Schaible UE, Wiles S, Robertson BD.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Sep;68(9):2118-27. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkt155. Epub 2013 Apr 30.


Mycobacterial lineages causing pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis, Ethiopia.

Firdessa R, Berg S, Hailu E, Schelling E, Gumi B, Erenso G, Gadisa E, Kiros T, Habtamu M, Hussein J, Zinsstag J, Robertson BD, Ameni G, Lohan AJ, Loftus B, Comas I, Gagneux S, Tschopp R, Yamuah L, Hewinson G, Gordon SV, Young DB, Aseffa A.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Mar;19(3):460-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1903.120256.


Adenylylation of mycobacterial Glnk (PII) protein is induced by nitrogen limitation.

Williams KJ, Bennett MH, Barton GR, Jenkins VA, Robertson BD.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2013 Mar;93(2):198-206. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2013 Jan 24.


Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen 85B and ESAT-6 expressed as a recombinant fusion protein in Mycobacterium smegmatis elicits cell-mediated immune response in a murine vaccination model.

Tsolaki AG, Nagy J, Leiva S, Kishore U, Rosenkrands I, Robertson BD.

Mol Immunol. 2013 Jul;54(3-4):278-83. doi: 10.1016/j.molimm.2012.11.014. Epub 2013 Jan 16.


Database resources for the tuberculosis community.

Lew JM, Mao C, Shukla M, Warren A, Will R, Kuznetsov D, Xenarios I, Robertson BD, Gordon SV, Schnappinger D, Cole ST, Sobral B.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2013 Jan;93(1):12-7. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2013 Jan 17. Review.


Bioinformatic and empirical analysis of novel hypoxia-inducible targets of the human antituberculosis T cell response.

Gideon HP, Wilkinson KA, Rustad TR, Oni T, Guio H, Sherman DR, Vordermeier HM, Robertson BD, Young DB, Wilkinson RJ.

J Immunol. 2012 Dec 15;189(12):5867-76. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1202281. Epub 2012 Nov 19.


The balance of apoptotic and necrotic cell death in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infected macrophages is not dependent on bacterial virulence.

Butler RE, Brodin P, Jang J, Jang MS, Robertson BD, Gicquel B, Stewart GR.

PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47573. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047573. Epub 2012 Oct 30.


Asymmetric total synthesis of apratoxin D.

Robertson BD, Wengryniuk SE, Coltart DM.

Org Lett. 2012 Oct 19;14(20):5192-5. doi: 10.1021/ol302309c. Epub 2012 Oct 11.


Cell division site placement and asymmetric growth in mycobacteria.

Joyce G, Williams KJ, Robb M, Noens E, Tizzano B, Shahrezaei V, Robertson BD.

PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e44582. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044582. Epub 2012 Sep 10.


Charges associated with pediatric head injuries: a five year retrospective review of 41 pediatric hospitals in the US.

Robertson BD, McConnel CE, Green S.

J Inj Violence Res. 2013 Jan;5(1):51-60. doi: 10.5249/jivr.v5i1.205. Epub 2012 Jul 21.


Detection and treatment of subclinical tuberculosis.

Robertson BD, Altmann D, Barry C, Bishai B, Cole S, Dick T, Duncan K, Dye C, Ehrt S, Esmail H, Flynn J, Hafner R, Handley G, Hanekom W, van Helden P, Kaplan G, Kaufmann SH, Kim P, Lienhardt C, Mizrahi V, Rubin E, Schnappinger D, Sherman D, Thole J, Vandal O, Walzl G, Warner D, Wilkinson R, Young D.

Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2012 Nov;92(6):447-52. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2012 Jul 21.


The use of abdominal binders to treat over-shunting headaches.

Sklar FH, Nagy L, Robertson BD.

J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Jun;9(6):615-20. doi: 10.3171/2012.2.PEDS11146.


Free glucosylglycerate is a novel marker of nitrogen stress in Mycobacterium smegmatis.

Behrends V, Williams KJ, Jenkins VA, Robertson BD, Bundy JG.

J Proteome Res. 2012 Jul 6;11(7):3888-96. doi: 10.1021/pr300371b. Epub 2012 Jun 11.


In vitro and in vivo interrogation of bio-sprayed cells.

Andreu N, Thomas D, Saraiva L, Ward N, Gustafsson K, Jayasinghe SN, Robertson BD.

Small. 2012 Aug 20;8(16):2495-500. doi: 10.1002/smll.201200138. Epub 2012 May 31.


A new in vivo model to test anti-tuberculosis drugs using fluorescence imaging.

Zelmer A, Carroll P, Andreu N, Hagens K, Mahlo J, Redinger N, Robertson BD, Wiles S, Ward TH, Parish T, Ripoll J, Bancroft GJ, Schaible UE.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Aug;67(8):1948-60. doi: 10.1093/jac/dks161. Epub 2012 May 25.

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