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Rapid Bladder Interleukin-10 Synthesis in Response to Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Is Part of a Defense Strategy Triggered by the Major Bacterial Flagellar Filament FliC and Contingent on TLR5.

Acharya D, Sullivan MJ, Duell BL, Goh KGK, Katupitiya L, Gosling D, Chamoun MN, Kakkanat A, Chattopadhyay D, Crowley M, Crossman DK, Schembri MA, Ulett GC.

mSphere. 2019 Nov 27;4(6). pii: e00545-19. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00545-19.


Evaluation of hematogenous spread and ascending infection in the pathogenesis of acute pyelonephritis due to group B streptococcus in mice.

Sullivan MJ, Ulett GC.

Microb Pathog. 2019 Oct 12;138:103796. doi: 10.1016/j.micpath.2019.103796. [Epub ahead of print]


Complex Multilevel Control of Hemolysin Production by Uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

Nhu NTK, Phan MD, Forde BM, Murthy AMV, Peters KM, Day CJ, Poole J, Kidd TJ, Welch RA, Jennings MP, Ulett GC, Sweet MJ, Beatson SA, Schembri MA.

mBio. 2019 Oct 1;10(5). pii: e02248-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02248-19.


Innate immune response to bacterial urinary tract infection sensitises high-threshold bladder afferents and recruits silent nociceptors.

Brierley SM, Goh KGK, Sullivan MJ, Moore KH, Ulett GC, Grundy L.

Pain. 2020 Jan;161(1):202-210. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001692.


Physical Extraction and Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography for Purifying Flagella Filament From Uropathogenic Escherichia coli for Immune Assay.

Acharya D, Sullivan MJ, Duell BL, Eveno T, Schembri MA, Ulett GC.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019 Apr 24;9:118. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00118. eCollection 2019.


Unique structural features of a bacterial autotransporter adhesin suggest mechanisms for interaction with host macromolecules.

Paxman JJ, Lo AW, Sullivan MJ, Panjikar S, Kuiper M, Whitten AE, Wang G, Luan CH, Moriel DG, Tan L, Peters KM, Phan MD, Gee CL, Ulett GC, Schembri MA, Heras B.

Nat Commun. 2019 Apr 29;10(1):1967. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09814-6.


Variation in hemolysin A expression between uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolates determines NLRP3-dependent vs. -independent macrophage cell death and host colonization.

Murthy AMV, Sullivan MJ, Nhu NTK, Lo AW, Phan MD, Peters KM, Boucher D, Schroder K, Beatson SA, Ulett GC, Schembri MA, Sweet MJ.

FASEB J. 2019 Jun;33(6):7437-7450. doi: 10.1096/fj.201802100R. Epub 2019 Mar 14.


Quantification of bacteriuria caused by Hemolysin-positive Escherichia coli in human and mouse urine using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) targeting hlyD.

Chamoun MN, Sullivan MJ, Ulett GC.

J Microbiol Methods. 2018 Sep;152:173-178. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2018.08.004. Epub 2018 Aug 12.


Stable Expression of Modified Green Fluorescent Protein in Group B Streptococci To Enable Visualization in Experimental Systems.

Sullivan MJ, Ulett GC.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018 Aug 31;84(18). pii: e01262-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01262-18. Print 2018 Sep 15.


Type 2 NADH Dehydrogenase Is the Only Point of Entry for Electrons into the Streptococcus agalactiae Respiratory Chain and Is a Potential Drug Target.

Lencina AM, Franza T, Sullivan MJ, Ulett GC, Ipe DS, Gaudu P, Gennis RB, Schurig-Briccio LA.

mBio. 2018 Jul 3;9(4). pii: e01034-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01034-18.


Regulation of hemolysin in uropathogenic Escherichia coli fine-tunes killing of human macrophages.

M V Murthy A, Phan MD, Peters KM, Nhu NTK, Welch RA, Ulett GC, Schembri MA, Sweet MJ.

Virulence. 2018 Dec 31;9(1):967-980. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2018.1465786.


Inflammatory Bacteriome and Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Perera M, Al-Hebshi NN, Perera I, Ipe D, Ulett GC, Speicher DJ, Chen T, Johnson NW.

J Dent Res. 2018 Jun;97(6):725-732. doi: 10.1177/0022034518767118. Epub 2018 Apr 9.


Bacterial pathogenesis and interleukin-17: interconnecting mechanisms of immune regulation, host genetics, and microbial virulence that influence severity of infection.

Chamoun MN, Blumenthal A, Sullivan MJ, Schembri MA, Ulett GC.

Crit Rev Microbiol. 2018 Aug;44(4):465-486. doi: 10.1080/1040841X.2018.1426556. Epub 2018 Jan 18. Review.


A dysbiotic mycobiome dominated by Candida albicans is identified within oral squamous-cell carcinomas.

Perera M, Al-Hebshi NN, Perera I, Ipe D, Ulett GC, Speicher DJ, Chen T, Johnson NW.

J Oral Microbiol. 2017 Oct 27;9(1):1385369. doi: 10.1080/20002297.2017.1385369. eCollection 2017.


Genome-Wide Discovery of Genes Required for Capsule Production by Uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

Goh KGK, Phan MD, Forde BM, Chong TM, Yin WF, Chan KG, Ulett GC, Sweet MJ, Beatson SA, Schembri MA.

mBio. 2017 Oct 24;8(5). pii: e01558-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01558-17.


Complete Genome Sequence of Serotype III Streptococcus agalactiae Sequence Type 17 Strain 874391.

Sullivan MJ, Forde BM, Prince DW, Ipe DS, Ben Zakour NL, Davies MR, Dougan G, Beatson SA, Ulett GC.

Genome Announc. 2017 Oct 19;5(42). pii: e01107-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01107-17.


Effect of the Streptococcus agalactiae Virulence Regulator CovR on the Pathogenesis of Urinary Tract Infection.

Sullivan MJ, Leclercq SY, Ipe DS, Carey AJ, Smith JP, Voller N, Cripps AW, Ulett GC.

J Infect Dis. 2017 Feb 1;215(3):475-483. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw589.


Bacterial pathogenesis: Remodelling recurrent infection.

Ulett GC, Schembri MA.

Nat Microbiol. 2016 Dec 20;2:16256. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.256. No abstract available.


A Novel Protective Vaccine Antigen from the Core Escherichia coli Genome.

Moriel DG, Tan L, Goh KG, Phan MD, Ipe DS, Lo AW, Peters KM, Ulett GC, Beatson SA, Schembri MA.

mSphere. 2016 Nov 23;1(6). pii: e00326-16. eCollection 2016 Nov-Dec.


Crystal Structures of Group B Streptococcus Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase: Apo-Form, Binary and Ternary Complexes.

Schormann N, Ayres CA, Fry A, Green TJ, Banerjee S, Ulett GC, Chattopadhyay D.

PLoS One. 2016 Nov 22;11(11):e0165917. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165917. eCollection 2016.


The cytochrome bd-I respiratory oxidase augments survival of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli during infection.

Shepherd M, Achard ME, Idris A, Totsika M, Phan MD, Peters KM, Sarkar S, Ribeiro CA, Holyoake LV, Ladakis D, Ulett GC, Sweet MJ, Poole RK, McEwan AG, Schembri MA.

Sci Rep. 2016 Oct 21;6:35285. doi: 10.1038/srep35285.


Burkholderia pseudomallei Rapidly Infects the Brain Stem and Spinal Cord via the Trigeminal Nerve after Intranasal Inoculation.

St John JA, Walkden H, Nazareth L, Beagley KW, Ulett GC, Batzloff MR, Beacham IR, Ekberg JA.

Infect Immun. 2016 Aug 19;84(9):2681-8. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00361-16. Print 2016 Sep.


Protein-based profiling of the immune response to uropathogenic Escherichia coli in adult patients immediately following hospital admission for acute cystitis.

Sundac L, Dando SJ, Sullivan MJ, Derrington P, Gerrard J, Ulett GC.

Pathog Dis. 2016 Aug;74(6). pii: ftw062. doi: 10.1093/femspd/ftw062. Epub 2016 Jun 27.


Evaluation of the in vitro growth of urinary tract infection-causing gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria in a proposed synthetic human urine (SHU) medium.

Ipe DS, Ulett GC.

J Microbiol Methods. 2016 Aug;127:164-171. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2016.06.013. Epub 2016 Jun 14.


Comprehensive analysis of type 1 fimbriae regulation in fimB-null strains from the multidrug resistant Escherichia coli ST131 clone.

Sarkar S, Roberts LW, Phan MD, Tan L, Lo AW, Peters KM, Paterson DL, Upton M, Ulett GC, Beatson SA, Totsika M, Schembri MA.

Mol Microbiol. 2016 Sep;101(6):1069-87. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13442. Epub 2016 Jul 15.


Interleukin-17A Contributes to the Control of Streptococcus pyogenes Colonization and Inflammation of the Female Genital Tract.

Carey AJ, Weinberg JB, Dawid SR, Venturini C, Lam AK, Nizet V, Caparon MG, Walker MJ, Watson ME, Ulett GC.

Sci Rep. 2016 May 31;6:26836. doi: 10.1038/srep26836.


Burkholderia pseudomallei Capsule Exacerbates Respiratory Melioidosis but Does Not Afford Protection against Antimicrobial Signaling or Bacterial Killing in Human Olfactory Ensheathing Cells.

Dando SJ, Ipe DS, Batzloff M, Sullivan MJ, Crossman DK, Crowley M, Strong E, Kyan S, Leclercq SY, Ekberg JAK, St John J, Beacham IR, Ulett GC.

Infect Immun. 2016 Jun 23;84(7):1941-1956. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01546-15. Print 2016 Jul.


Molecular and Structural Characterization of a Novel Escherichia coli Interleukin Receptor Mimic Protein.

Moriel DG, Heras B, Paxman JJ, Lo AW, Tan L, Sullivan MJ, Dando SJ, Beatson SA, Ulett GC, Schembri MA.

mBio. 2016 Mar 15;7(2):e02046. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02046-15.


Binding of CFA/I Pili of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli to Asialo-GM1 Is Mediated by the Minor Pilin CfaE.

Madhavan TPV, Riches JD, Scanlon MJ, Ulett GC, Sakellaris H.

Infect Immun. 2016 Apr 22;84(5):1642-1649. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01562-15. Print 2016 May.


The Basics of Bacteriuria: Strategies of Microbes for Persistence in Urine.

Ipe DS, Horton E, Ulett GC.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2016 Feb 8;6:14. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2016.00014. eCollection 2016. Review.


Molecular Characterization of the Vacuolating Autotransporter Toxin in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

Nichols KB, Totsika M, Moriel DG, Lo AW, Yang J, Wurpel DJ, Rossiter AE, Strugnell RA, Henderson IR, Ulett GC, Beatson SA, Schembri MA.

J Bacteriol. 2016 Apr 28;198(10):1487-98. doi: 10.1128/JB.00791-15. Print 2016 May 15.


Discovery and Characterization of Human-Urine Utilization by Asymptomatic-Bacteriuria-Causing Streptococcus agalactiae.

Ipe DS, Ben Zakour NL, Sullivan MJ, Beatson SA, Ulett KB, Benjamin WH Jr, Davies MR, Dando SJ, King NP, Cripps AW, Schembri MA, Dougan G, Ulett GC.

Infect Immun. 2015 Nov 9;84(1):307-19. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00938-15. Print 2016 Jan.


The role of H4 flagella in Escherichia coli ST131 virulence.

Kakkanat A, Totsika M, Schaale K, Duell BL, Lo AW, Phan MD, Moriel DG, Beatson SA, Sweet MJ, Ulett GC, Schembri MA.

Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 9;5:16149. doi: 10.1038/srep16149.


Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Engages CD14-Dependent Signaling to Enable Bladder-Macrophage-Dependent Control of Acute Urinary Tract Infection.

Carey AJ, Sullivan MJ, Duell BL, Crossman DK, Chattopadhyay D, Brooks AJ, Tan CK, Crowley M, Sweet MJ, Schembri MA, Ulett GC.

J Infect Dis. 2016 Feb 15;213(4):659-68. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv424. Epub 2015 Aug 30.


Blocking the 'MIDAS' touch of Enterococcus faecalis.

Schembri MA, Lo AW, Ulett GC.

Ann Transl Med. 2015 May;3(Suppl 1):S3. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2305-5839.2015.03.32. No abstract available.


Urinary tract infection of mice to model human disease: Practicalities, implications and limitations.

Carey AJ, Tan CK, Ipe DS, Sullivan MJ, Cripps AW, Schembri MA, Ulett GC.

Crit Rev Microbiol. 2016 Sep;42(5):780-99. doi: 10.3109/1040841X.2015.1028885. Epub 2015 May 26. Review.


Strain- and host species-specific inflammasome activation, IL-1β release, and cell death in macrophages infected with uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

Schaale K, Peters KM, Murthy AM, Fritzsche AK, Phan MD, Totsika M, Robertson AA, Nichols KB, Cooper MA, Stacey KJ, Ulett GC, Schroder K, Schembri MA, Sweet MJ.

Mucosal Immunol. 2016 Jan;9(1):124-36. doi: 10.1038/mi.2015.44. Epub 2015 May 20.


Molecular analysis of asymptomatic bacteriuria Escherichia coli strain VR50 reveals adaptation to the urinary tract by gene acquisition.

Beatson SA, Ben Zakour NL, Totsika M, Forde BM, Watts RE, Mabbett AN, Szubert JM, Sarkar S, Phan MD, Peters KM, Petty NK, Alikhan NF, Sullivan MJ, Gawthorne JA, Stanton-Cook M, Nhu NT, Chong TM, Yin WF, Chan KG, Hancock V, Ussery DW, Ulett GC, Schembri MA.

Infect Immun. 2015 May;83(5):1749-64. doi: 10.1128/IAI.02810-14. Epub 2015 Feb 9.


Characterisation of the efficacy of endodontic medications using a three-dimensional fluorescent tooth model: An ex vivo study.

Chen EW, Carey AJ, Ulett GC, George R.

Aust Endod J. 2015 Aug;41(2):88-96. doi: 10.1111/aej.12089. Epub 2015 Jan 13.


The co-transcriptome of uropathogenic Escherichia coli-infected mouse macrophages reveals new insights into host-pathogen interactions.

Mavromatis CH, Bokil NJ, Totsika M, Kakkanat A, Schaale K, Cannistraci CV, Ryu T, Beatson SA, Ulett GC, Schembri MA, Sweet MJ, Ravasi T.

Cell Microbiol. 2015 May;17(5):730-46. doi: 10.1111/cmi.12397. Epub 2015 Jan 24.


Structure of Streptococcus agalactiae glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase holoenzyme reveals a novel surface.

Ayres CA, Schormann N, Senkovich O, Fry A, Banerjee S, Ulett GC, Chattopadhyay D.

Acta Crystallogr F Struct Biol Commun. 2014 Oct;70(Pt 10):1333-9. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X14019517. Epub 2014 Sep 25.


Pathogens penetrating the central nervous system: infection pathways and the cellular and molecular mechanisms of invasion.

Dando SJ, Mackay-Sim A, Norton R, Currie BJ, St John JA, Ekberg JA, Batzloff M, Ulett GC, Beacham IR.

Clin Microbiol Rev. 2014 Oct;27(4):691-726. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00118-13. Review.


Burkholderia pseudomallei penetrates the brain via destruction of the olfactory and trigeminal nerves: implications for the pathogenesis of neurological melioidosis.

St John JA, Ekberg JA, Dando SJ, Meedeniya AC, Horton RE, Batzloff M, Owen SJ, Holt S, Peak IR, Ulett GC, Mackay-Sim A, Beacham IR.

mBio. 2014 Apr 15;5(2):e00025. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00025-14.


Role of capsule and O antigen in the virulence of uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

Sarkar S, Ulett GC, Totsika M, Phan MD, Schembri MA.

PLoS One. 2014 Apr 10;9(4):e94786. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094786. eCollection 2014.


F9 fimbriae of uropathogenic Escherichia coli are expressed at low temperature and recognise Galβ1-3GlcNAc-containing glycans.

Wurpel DJ, Totsika M, Allsopp LP, Hartley-Tassell LE, Day CJ, Peters KM, Sarkar S, Ulett GC, Yang J, Tiralongo J, Strugnell RA, Jennings MP, Schembri MA.

PLoS One. 2014 Mar 26;9(3):e93177. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093177. eCollection 2014.


Infection and cellular defense dynamics in a novel 17β-estradiol murine model of chronic human group B streptococcus genital tract colonization reveal a role for hemolysin in persistence and neutrophil accumulation.

Carey AJ, Tan CK, Mirza S, Irving-Rodgers H, Webb RI, Lam A, Ulett GC.

J Immunol. 2014 Feb 15;192(4):1718-31. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1202811. Epub 2014 Jan 22.


Human bladder uroepithelial cells synergize with monocytes to promote IL-10 synthesis and other cytokine responses to uropathogenic Escherichia coli.

Duell BL, Carey AJ, Dando SJ, Schembri MA, Ulett GC.

PLoS One. 2013 Oct 14;8(10):e78013. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078013. eCollection 2013.


Asymptomatic bacteriuria: prevalence rates of causal microorganisms, etiology of infection in different patient populations, and recent advances in molecular detection.

Ipe DS, Sundac L, Benjamin WH Jr, Moore KH, Ulett GC.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2013 Sep;346(1):1-10. doi: 10.1111/1574-6968.12204. Epub 2013 Jul 17. Review.

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