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Biologically active pigment and ShlA cytolysin of Serratia marcescens induce autophagy in a human ocular surface cell line.

Brothers KM, Stella NA, Shanks RMQ.

BMC Ophthalmol. 2020 Mar 26;20(1):120. doi: 10.1186/s12886-020-01387-z.


Production of prodigiosin pigment by Serratia marcescens is negatively associated with cellular ATP levels during high-rate, low-cell-density growth.

Haddix PL, Shanks RMQ.

Can J Microbiol. 2020 Mar;66(3):243-255. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2019-0548. Epub 2020 Jan 10.


The Toxin-Antitoxin MazEF Drives Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm Formation, Antibiotic Tolerance, and Chronic Infection.

Ma D, Mandell JB, Donegan NP, Cheung AL, Ma W, Rothenberger S, Shanks RMQ, Richardson AR, Urish KL.

mBio. 2019 Nov 26;10(6). pii: e01658-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01658-19.


Topical Vancomycin 5% Is More Efficacious Than 2.5% and 1.25% for Reducing Viable Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Infectious Keratitis.

Romanowski EG, Romanowski JE, Shanks RMQ, Yates KA, Mammen A, Dhaliwal DK, Jhanji V, Kowalski RP.

Cornea. 2020 Feb;39(2):250-253. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002186.


Use of Collagen Binding Domains to Deliver Molecules to the Cornea.

Klarlund JK, Callaghan JD, Stella NA, Kowalski RP, McNamara NA, Shanks RMQ.

J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Nov;35(9):491-496. doi: 10.1089/jop.2019.0065. Epub 2019 Oct 10.


The Prevalence of Bacteria, Fungi, Viruses, and Acanthamoeba From 3,004 Cases of Keratitis, Endophthalmitis, and Conjunctivitis.

Kowalski RP, Nayyar SV, Romanowski EG, Shanks RMQ, Mammen A, Dhaliwal DK, Jhanji V.

Eye Contact Lens. 2019 Aug 1. doi: 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000642. [Epub ahead of print]


Blowing epithelial cell bubbles with GumB: ShlA-family pore-forming toxins induce blebbing and rapid cellular death in corneal epithelial cells.

Brothers KM, Callaghan JD, Stella NA, Bachinsky JM, AlHigaylan M, Lehner KL, Franks JM, Lathrop KL, Collins E, Schmitt DM, Horzempa J, Shanks RMQ.

PLoS Pathog. 2019 Jun 20;15(6):e1007825. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007825. eCollection 2019 Jun.


High-Throughput Analysis of Gene Function in the Bacterial Predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus.

Duncan MC, Gillette RK, Maglasang MA, Corn EA, Tai AK, Lazinski DW, Shanks RMQ, Kadouri DE, Camilli A.

mBio. 2019 Jun 11;10(3). pii: e01040-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01040-19.


Moraxella nonliquefaciens and M. osloensis Are Important Moraxella Species That Cause Ocular Infections.

LaCroce SJ, Wilson MN, Romanowski JE, Newman JD, Jhanji V, Shanks RMQ, Kowalski RP.

Microorganisms. 2019 Jun 4;7(6). pii: E163. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms7060163.


Thermoregulation of Prodigiosin Biosynthesis by Serratia marcescens is Controlled at the Transcriptional Level and Requires HexS.

Romanowski EG, Lehner KM, Martin NC, Patel KR, Callaghan JD, Stella NA, Shanks RMQ.

Pol J Microbiol. 2019;68(1):43-50. doi: 10.21307/pjm-2019-005.


Endophthalmitis after intravitreal triamcinolone-moxifloxacin.

Dhaliwal DK, Jhanji V, Kowalski RP, Mammen A, Romanowski EG, Shanks RMQ.

J Cataract Refract Surg. 2019 May;45(5):705-706. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2019.01.037. No abstract available.


Benzalkonium Chloride Demonstrates Concentration-Dependent Antiviral Activity Against Adenovirus In Vitro.

Romanowski EG, Yates KA, Shanks RMQ, Kowalski RP.

J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Jun;35(5):311-314. doi: 10.1089/jop.2018.0145. Epub 2019 Apr 10.


Platelets inhibit apoptotic lung epithelial cell death and protect mice against infection-induced lung injury.

Bain W, Olonisakin T, Yu M, Qu Y, Hulver M, Xiong Z, Li H, Pilewski J, Mallampalli RK, Nouraie M, Ray A, Ray P, Cheng Z, Shanks RMQ, St Croix C, Silverstein RL, Lee JS.

Blood Adv. 2019 Feb 12;3(3):432-445. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2018026286.


The In Vitro Evaluation of Povidone-Iodine Against Multiple Ocular Adenoviral Types.

Yates KA, Shanks RMQ, Kowalski RP, Romanowski EG.

J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Mar;35(2):132-136. doi: 10.1089/jop.2018.0122. Epub 2018 Dec 27.


Vibrio cholerae motility exerts drag force to impede attack by the bacterial predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus.

Duncan MC, Forbes JC, Nguyen Y, Shull LM, Gillette RK, Lazinski DW, Ali A, Shanks RMQ, Kadouri DE, Camilli A.

Nat Commun. 2018 Nov 12;9(1):4757. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07245-3.


Serralysin family metalloproteases protects Serratia marcescens from predation by the predatory bacteria Micavibrio aeruginosavorus.

Garcia CJ, Pericleous A, Elsayed M, Tran M, Gupta S, Callaghan JD, Stella NA, Franks JM, Thibodeau PH, Shanks RMQ, Kadouri DE.

Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 19;8(1):14025. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32330-4.


Postsurgical Cataract Prophylaxis With Intravitreal "Triamcinolone-Moxifloxacin" May Not Be Optimal For Preventing Endophthalmitis.

Kowalski RP, Romanowski EG, Shanks RMQ, Mammen A, Dhaliwal DK.

Eye Contact Lens. 2018 Nov;44 Suppl 2:S338-S343. doi: 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000488.


Prodigiosin pigment of Serratia marcescens is associated with increased biomass production.

Haddix PL, Shanks RMQ.

Arch Microbiol. 2018 Sep;200(7):989-999. doi: 10.1007/s00203-018-1508-0. Epub 2018 Apr 3.


Thrombospondin-1 protects against pathogen-induced lung injury by limiting extracellular matrix proteolysis.

Qu Y, Olonisakin T, Bain W, Zupetic J, Brown R, Hulver M, Xiong Z, Tejero J, Shanks RM, Bomberger JM, Cooper VS, Zegans ME, Ryu H, Han J, Pilewski J, Ray A, Cheng Z, Ray P, Lee JS.

JCI Insight. 2018 Feb 8;3(3). pii: 96914. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.96914. eCollection 2018 Feb 8.


In Vitro Evaluation of a Hypochlorous Acid Hygiene Solution on Established Biofilms.

Romanowski EG, Stella NA, Yates KA, Brothers KM, Kowalski RP, Shanks RMQ.

Eye Contact Lens. 2018 Nov;44 Suppl 2:S187-S191. doi: 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000456.


An IgaA/UmoB Family Protein from Serratia marcescens Regulates Motility, Capsular Polysaccharide Biosynthesis, and Secondary Metabolite Production.

Stella NA, Brothers KM, Callaghan JD, Passerini AM, Sigindere C, Hill PJ, Liu X, Wozniak DJ, Shanks RMQ.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018 Mar 1;84(6). pii: e02575-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02575-17. Print 2018 Mar 15.


Bacteria induce autophagy in a human ocular surface cell line.

Brothers KM, Kowalski RP, Tian S, Kinchington PR, Shanks RMQ.

Exp Eye Res. 2018 Mar;168:12-18. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2017.12.010. Epub 2017 Dec 27.


Elimination of Antibiotic Resistant Surgical Implant Biofilms Using an Engineered Cationic Amphipathic Peptide WLBU2.

Mandell JB, Deslouches B, Montelaro RC, Shanks RMQ, Doi Y, Urish KL.

Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 22;7(1):18098. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17780-6.


Pseudomonas aeruginosa Contact-Dependent Growth Inhibition Plays Dual Role in Host-Pathogen Interactions.

Melvin JA, Gaston JR, Phillips SN, Springer MJ, Marshall CW, Shanks RMQ, Bomberger JM.

mSphere. 2017 Nov 15;2(6). pii: e00336-17. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00336-17. eCollection 2017 Nov-Dec.


Gene Acquisition by a Distinct Phyletic Group within Streptococcus pneumoniae Promotes Adhesion to the Ocular Epithelium.

Antic I, Brothers KM, Stolzer M, Lai H, Powell E, Eutsey R, Cuevas RA, Miao X, Kowalski RP, Shanks RMQ, Durand D, Hiller NL.

mSphere. 2017 Oct 25;2(5). pii: e00213-17. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00213-17. eCollection 2017 Sep-Oct.


Association Between Fungal Contamination and Eye Bank-Prepared Endothelial Keratoplasty Tissue: Temperature-Dependent Risk Factors and Antifungal Supplementation of Optisol-Gentamicin and Streptomycin.

Brothers KM, Shanks RMQ, Hurlbert S, Kowalski RP, Tu EY.

JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Nov 1;135(11):1184-1190. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2017.3797.


Release of Moxifloxacin From Corneal Collagen Shields.

Zhou S, Hunt KM, Grewal AS, Brothers KM, Dhaliwal DK, Shanks RMQ.

Eye Contact Lens. 2018 Nov;44 Suppl 2:S143-S147. doi: 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000421.


Susceptibility of colistin-resistant pathogens to predatory bacteria.

Dharani S, Kim DH, Shanks RMQ, Doi Y, Kadouri DE.

Res Microbiol. 2018 Jan;169(1):52-55. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2017.09.001. Epub 2017 Sep 15.


Widespread Fosfomycin Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria Attributable to the Chromosomal fosA Gene.

Ito R, Mustapha MM, Tomich AD, Callaghan JD, McElheny CL, Mettus RT, Shanks RMQ, Sluis-Cremer N, Doi Y.

mBio. 2017 Aug 29;8(4). pii: e00749-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00749-17.


Contribution of the TetB Efflux Pump to Minocycline Susceptibility among Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Strains.

Wang P, McElheny CL, Mettus RT, Shanks RMQ, Doi Y.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Sep 22;61(10). pii: e01176-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01176-17. Print 2017 Oct. No abstract available.


Viable bacteria persist on antibiotic spacers following two-stage revision for periprosthetic joint infection.

Ma D, Shanks RMQ, Davis CM 3rd, Craft DW, Wood TK, Hamlin BR, Urish KL.

J Orthop Res. 2018 Jan;36(1):452-458. doi: 10.1002/jor.23611. Epub 2017 Jun 28.


Structural Modification of Lipopolysaccharide Conferred by mcr-1 in Gram-Negative ESKAPE Pathogens.

Liu YY, Chandler CE, Leung LM, McElheny CL, Mettus RT, Shanks RMQ, Liu JH, Goodlett DR, Ernst RK, Doi Y.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 May 24;61(6). pii: e00580-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00580-17. Print 2017 Jun.


SlpE is a calcium-dependent cytotoxic metalloprotease associated with clinical isolates of Serratia marcescens.

Stella NA, Callaghan JD, Zhang L, Brothers KM, Kowalski RP, Huang JJ, Thibodeau PH, Shanks RMQ.

Res Microbiol. 2017 Jul - Aug;168(6):567-574. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2017.03.006. Epub 2017 Mar 30.


Suppressor analysis of eepR mutant defects reveals coordinate regulation of secondary metabolites and serralysin biosynthesis by EepR and HexS.

Shanks RMQ, Stella NA, Lahr RM, Aston MA, Brothers KM, Callaghan JD, Sigindere C, Liu X.

Microbiology. 2017 Feb;163(2):280-288. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000422.


Endophthalmitis Prophylaxis Using a Single Drop of Thermoresponsive Controlled-Release Microspheres Loaded with Moxifloxacin in a Rabbit Model.

Mammen A, Romanowski EG, Fedorchak MV, Dhaliwal DK, Shanks RM, Kowalski RP.

Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2016 Dec 1;5(6):12. eCollection 2016 Dec.


CD36 Provides Host Protection Against Klebsiella pneumoniae Intrapulmonary Infection by Enhancing Lipopolysaccharide Responsiveness and Macrophage Phagocytosis.

Olonisakin TF, Li H, Xiong Z, Kochman EJ, Yu M, Qu Y, Hulver M, Kolls JK, St Croix C, Doi Y, Nguyen MH, Shanks RM, Mallampalli RK, Kagan VE, Ray A, Silverstein RL, Ray P, Lee JS.

J Infect Dis. 2016 Dec 15;214(12):1865-1875. Epub 2016 Sep 28.


Predatory bacteria are nontoxic to the rabbit ocular surface.

Romanowski EG, Stella NA, Brothers KM, Yates KA, Funderburgh ML, Funderburgh JL, Gupta S, Dharani S, Kadouri DE, Shanks RM.

Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 16;6:30987. doi: 10.1038/srep30987.


Mechanisms of Bacterial (Serratia marcescens) Attachment to, Migration along, and Killing of Fungal Hyphae.

Hover T, Maya T, Ron S, Sandovsky H, Shadkchan Y, Kijner N, Mitiagin Y, Fichtman B, Harel A, Shanks RM, Bruna RE, García-Véscovi E, Osherov N.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Apr 18;82(9):2585-94. doi: 10.1128/AEM.04070-15. Print 2016 May.


Visualizing Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus by Using the tdTomato Fluorescent Protein.

Mukherjee S, Brothers KM, Shanks RMQ, Kadouri DE.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Dec 28;82(6):1653-1661. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03611-15.


Exploitation of a "hockey-puck" phenotype to identify pilus and biofilm regulators in Serratia marcescens through genetic analysis.

Shanks RM, Stella NA, Brothers KM, Polaski DM.

Can J Microbiol. 2016 Jan;62(1):83-93. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2015-0566. Epub 2015 Nov 3.


The In Vitro Evaluation of Tigecycline and the In Vivo Evaluation of RPX-978 (0.5% Tigecycline) as an Ocular Antibiotic.

Romanowski EG, Kowalski TA, O'Connor KE, Yates KA, Mah FS, Shanks RM, Kowalski RP.

J Ocul Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Mar;32(2):119-26. doi: 10.1089/jop.2015.0095. Epub 2015 Nov 6.


Putting on the brakes: Bacterial impediment of wound healing.

Brothers KM, Stella NA, Hunt KM, Romanowski EG, Liu X, Klarlund JK, Shanks RM.

Sci Rep. 2015 Sep 14;5:14003. doi: 10.1038/srep14003.


EepR Mediates Secreted-Protein Production, Desiccation Survival, and Proliferation in a Corneal Infection Model.

Brothers KM, Stella NA, Romanowski EG, Kowalski RP, Shanks RM.

Infect Immun. 2015 Nov;83(11):4373-82. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00466-15. Epub 2015 Aug 31.


Identification of SlpB, a Cytotoxic Protease from Serratia marcescens.

Shanks RM, Stella NA, Hunt KM, Brothers KM, Zhang L, Thibodeau PH.

Infect Immun. 2015 Jul;83(7):2907-16. doi: 10.1128/IAI.03096-14. Epub 2015 May 4.


Serratia marcescens Cyclic AMP Receptor Protein Controls Transcription of EepR, a Novel Regulator of Antimicrobial Secondary Metabolites.

Stella NA, Lahr RM, Brothers KM, Kalivoda EJ, Hunt KM, Kwak DH, Liu X, Shanks RM.

J Bacteriol. 2015 Aug 1;197(15):2468-78. doi: 10.1128/JB.00136-15. Epub 2015 Apr 20.


Diffusion of Antimicrobials Across Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses.

Zambelli AM, Brothers KM, Hunt KM, Romanowski EG, Nau AC, Dhaliwal DK, Shanks RM.

Eye Contact Lens. 2015 Sep;41(5):277-80. doi: 10.1097/ICL.0000000000000121.


Dexamethasone diffusion across contact lenses is inhibited by Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms in vitro.

Brothers KM, Nau AC, Romanowski EG, Shanks RM.

Cornea. 2014 Oct;33(10):1083-7. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000196.


Modulation of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) by bacterial metalloproteases and protease inhibitors.

Butterworth MB, Zhang L, Liu X, Shanks RM, Thibodeau PH.

PLoS One. 2014 Jun 25;9(6):e100313. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100313. eCollection 2014.


Predatory prokaryotes wage war against eye infections.

Shanks RM, Kadouri DE.

Future Microbiol. 2014;9(4):429-32. doi: 10.2217/fmb.14.19. Review. No abstract available.


Cyclic-AMP inhibition of fimbriae and prodigiosin production by Serratia marcescens is strain-dependent.

Stella NA, Shanks RM.

Arch Microbiol. 2014 May;196(5):323-30. doi: 10.1007/s00203-014-0970-6. Epub 2014 Mar 12.

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