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Clonal Confinement of a Highly Mobile Resistance Element Driven by Combination Therapy in Rhodococcus equi.

Álvarez-Narváez S, Giguère S, Anastasi E, Hearn J, Scortti M, Vázquez-Boland JA.

mBio. 2019 Oct 15;10(5). pii: e02260-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02260-19.


The pathogenic actinobacterium Rhodococcus equi: what's in a name?

Vázquez-Boland JA, Meijer WG.

Mol Microbiol. 2019 Jul;112(1):1-15. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14267. Epub 2019 Jun 17. Review.


Spontaneous Loss of Virulence in Natural Populations of Listeria monocytogenes.

Maury MM, Chenal-Francisque V, Bracq-Dieye H, Han L, Leclercq A, Vales G, Moura A, Gouin E, Scortti M, Disson O, Vázquez-Boland JA, Lecuit M.

Infect Immun. 2017 Oct 18;85(11). pii: e00541-17. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00541-17. Print 2017 Nov.


Listeria Placental Infection.

Vázquez-Boland JA, Krypotou E, Scortti M.

mBio. 2017 Jun 27;8(3). pii: e00949-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00949-17. Review.


Comparative Genomics of Rhodococcus equi Virulence Plasmids Indicates Host-Driven Evolution of the vap Pathogenicity Island.

MacArthur I, Anastasi E, Alvarez S, Scortti M, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Genome Biol Evol. 2017 May 1;9(5):1241-1247. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx057.


Pangenome and Phylogenomic Analysis of the Pathogenic Actinobacterium Rhodococcus equi.

Anastasi E, MacArthur I, Scortti M, Alvarez S, Giguère S, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Genome Biol Evol. 2016 Oct 23;8(10):3140-3148.


Novel transferable erm(46) determinant responsible for emerging macrolide resistance in Rhodococcus equi.

Anastasi E, Giguère S, Berghaus LJ, Hondalus MK, Willingham-Lane JM, MacArthur I, Cohen ND, Roberts MC, Vazquez-Boland JA.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 Dec;70(12):3184-90. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkv279. Epub 2015 Sep 16. Erratum in: J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Jun;71(6):1746.


PrfA regulation offsets the cost of Listeria virulence outside the host.

Vasanthakrishnan RB, de Las Heras A, Scortti M, Deshayes C, Colegrave N, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Environ Microbiol. 2015 Nov;17(11):4566-79. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12980. Epub 2015 Aug 27.


An Invertron-Like Linear Plasmid Mediates Intracellular Survival and Virulence in Bovine Isolates of Rhodococcus equi.

Valero-Rello A, Hapeshi A, Anastasi E, Alvarez S, Scortti M, Meijer WG, MacArthur I, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Infect Immun. 2015 Jul;83(7):2725-37. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00376-15. Epub 2015 Apr 20.


Mouse lung infection model to assess Rhodococcus equi virulence and vaccine protection.

González-Iglesias P, Scortti M, MacArthur I, Hapeshi A, Rodriguez H, Prescott JF, Vazquez-Boland JA.

Vet Microbiol. 2014 Aug 6;172(1-2):256-64. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.03.026. Epub 2014 Mar 30.


Rhodococcus equi: the many facets of a pathogenic actinomycete.

Vázquez-Boland JA, Giguère S, Hapeshi A, MacArthur I, Anastasi E, Valero-Rello A.

Vet Microbiol. 2013 Nov 29;167(1-2):9-33. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.06.016. Epub 2013 Jul 5. Review.


Genome and proteome analysis of phage E3 infecting the soil-borne actinomycete Rhodococcus equi.

Salifu SP, Valero-Rello A, Campbell SA, Inglis NF, Scortti M, Foley S, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Environ Microbiol Rep. 2013 Feb;5(1):170-8. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12028. Epub 2013 Jan 16.


The hydroxamate siderophore rhequichelin is required for virulence of the pathogenic actinomycete Rhodococcus equi.

Miranda-Casoluengo R, Coulson GB, Miranda-Casoluengo A, Vázquez-Boland JA, Hondalus MK, Meijer WG.

Infect Immun. 2012 Dec;80(12):4106-14. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00678-12. Epub 2012 Sep 10.


Allosteric mutants show that PrfA activation is dispensable for vacuole escape but required for efficient spread and Listeria survival in vivo.

Deshayes C, Bielecka MK, Cain RJ, Scortti M, de las Heras A, Pietras Z, Luisi BF, Núñez Miguel R, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Mol Microbiol. 2012 Aug;85(3):461-77. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2012.08121.x. Epub 2012 Jun 21.


Complete genome sequence of the animal pathogen Listeria ivanovii, which provides insights into host specificities and evolution of the genus Listeria.

Buchrieser C, Rusniok C, Garrido P, Hain T, Scortti M, Lampidis R, Kärst U, Chakraborty T, Cossart P, Kreft J, Vazquez-Boland JA, Goebel W, Glaser P.

J Bacteriol. 2011 Dec;193(23):6787-8. doi: 10.1128/JB.06120-11.


The vapA co-expressed virulence plasmid gene vcgB (orf10) of the intracellular actinomycete Rhodococcus equi.

Miranda-CasoLuengo R, Miranda-CasoLuengo AA, O'Connell EP, Fahey RJ, Boland CA, Vázquez-Boland JA, Meijer WG.

Microbiology. 2011 Aug;157(Pt 8):2357-2368. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.049759-0. Epub 2011 May 12.


Regulation of Listeria virulence: PrfA master and commander.

de las Heras A, Cain RJ, Bielecka MK, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2011 Apr;14(2):118-27. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2011.01.005. Epub 2011 Mar 8. Review.


The genome of a pathogenic rhodococcus: cooptive virulence underpinned by key gene acquisitions.

Letek M, González P, Macarthur I, Rodríguez H, Freeman TC, Valero-Rello A, Blanco M, Buckley T, Cherevach I, Fahey R, Hapeshi A, Holdstock J, Leadon D, Navas J, Ocampo A, Quail MA, Sanders M, Scortti MM, Prescott JF, Fogarty U, Meijer WG, Parkhill J, Bentley SD, Vázquez-Boland JA.

PLoS Genet. 2010 Sep 30;6(9):e1001145. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001145.


The sensor kinase MprB is required for Rhodococcus equi virulence.

MacArthur I, Parreira VR, Lepp D, Mutharia LM, Vazquez-Boland JA, Prescott JF.

Vet Microbiol. 2011 Jan 10;147(1-2):133-41. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2010.06.018. Epub 2010 Jun 26.


Identification of atypical Rhodococcus-like clinical isolates as Dietzia spp. by 16S rRNA gene sequencing.

Pilares L, Agüero J, Vázquez-Boland JA, Martínez-Martínez L, Navas J.

J Clin Microbiol. 2010 May;48(5):1904-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01730-09. Epub 2010 Mar 10.


Rhodococcus equi comes of age.

Vazquez-Boland JA, Prescott JF, Meijer WG, Leadon DP, Hines SA.

Equine Vet J. 2009 Jan;41(1):93-5. No abstract available.


Evolution of the Rhodococcus equi vap pathogenicity island seen through comparison of host-associated vapA and vapB virulence plasmids.

Letek M, Ocampo-Sosa AA, Sanders M, Fogarty U, Buckley T, Leadon DP, González P, Scortti M, Meijer WG, Parkhill J, Bentley S, Vázquez-Boland JA.

J Bacteriol. 2008 Sep;190(17):5797-805. doi: 10.1128/JB.00468-08. Epub 2008 Jul 7.


The intracellular pathogen Rhodococcus equi produces a catecholate siderophore required for saprophytic growth.

Miranda-CasoLuengo R, Prescott JF, Vázquez-Boland JA, Meijer WG.

J Bacteriol. 2008 Mar;190(5):1631-7. Epub 2007 Dec 21.


Rhodococcus equi infection in foals: the science of 'rattles'.

Muscatello G, Leadon DP, Klayt M, Ocampo-Sosa A, Lewis DA, Fogarty U, Buckley T, Gilkerson JR, Meijer WG, Vazquez-Boland JA.

Equine Vet J. 2007 Sep;39(5):470-8. Review.


The PrfA virulence regulon.

Scortti M, Monzó HJ, Lacharme-Lora L, Lewis DA, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Microbes Infect. 2007 Aug;9(10):1196-207. Epub 2007 May 7. Review.


Molecular epidemiology of Rhodococcus equi based on traA, vapA, and vapB virulence plasmid markers.

Ocampo-Sosa AA, Lewis DA, Navas J, Quigley F, Callejo R, Scortti M, Leadon DP, Fogarty U, Vazquez-Boland JA.

J Infect Dis. 2007 Sep 1;196(5):763-9. Epub 2007 Jul 13.


Internally controlled real-time PCR method for quantitative species-specific detection and vapA genotyping of Rhodococcus equi.

Rodríguez-Lázaro D, Lewis DA, Ocampo-Sosa AA, Fogarty U, Makrai L, Navas J, Scortti M, Hernández M, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006 Jun;72(6):4256-63.


Coexpression of virulence and fosfomycin susceptibility in Listeria: molecular basis of an antimicrobial in vitro-in vivo paradox.

Scortti M, Lacharme-Lora L, Wagner M, Chico-Calero I, Losito P, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Nat Med. 2006 May;12(5):515-7. Epub 2006 Apr 23.


Mammalian peptidoglycan recognition protein TagL inhibits Listeria monocytogenes invasion into epithelial cells.

Kibardin A, Karpova T, Sapenko T, Vazquez-Boland JA, Kiselev S, Ermolaeva S.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2006 Mar;46(2):284-90.


A spontaneous genomic deletion in Listeria ivanovii identifies LIPI-2, a species-specific pathogenicity island encoding sphingomyelinase and numerous internalins.

Domínguez-Bernal G, Müller-Altrock S, González-Zorn B, Scortti M, Herrmann P, Monzó HJ, Lacharme L, Kreft J, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Mol Microbiol. 2006 Jan;59(2):415-32.


A novel real-time PCR for Listeria monocytogenes that monitors analytical performance via an internal amplification control.

Rodríguez-Lázaro D, Pla M, Scortti M, Monzó HJ, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2005 Dec;71(12):9008-12.


Crystal structure of SmcL, a bacterial neutral sphingomyelinase C from Listeria.

Openshaw AE, Race PR, Monzó HJ, Vázquez-Boland JA, Banfield MJ.

J Biol Chem. 2005 Oct 14;280(41):35011-7. Epub 2005 Aug 10.


[Effect of the constitutive activity of pathogenicity genes in Listeria monocytogenes].

Karpova TI, Marakusha BI, Sapenko TP, Tartakovskiĭ IS, Vazquez-Boland JA, Ermolaeva SA.

Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol. 2005 May-Jun;(3):3-8. Russian.


A validated PCR-based method to detect Listeria monocytogenes using raw milk as a food model--towards an international standard.

D'Agostino M, Wagner M, Vazquez-Boland JA, Kuchta T, Karpiskova R, Hoorfar J, Novella S, Scortti M, Ellison J, Murray A, Fernandes I, Kuhn M, Pazlarova J, Heuvelink A, Cook N.

J Food Prot. 2004 Aug;67(8):1646-55.


New Listeria monocytogenes prfA* mutants, transcriptional properties of PrfA* proteins and structure-function of the virulence regulator PrfA.

Vega Y, Rauch M, Banfield MJ, Ermolaeva S, Scortti M, Goebel W, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Mol Microbiol. 2004 Jun;52(6):1553-65.


Negative control of Listeria monocytogenes virulence genes by a diffusible autorepressor.

Ermolaeva S, Novella S, Vega Y, Ripio MT, Scortti M, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Mol Microbiol. 2004 Apr;52(2):601-11.


Quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria innocua by real-time PCR: assessment of hly, iap, and lin02483 targets and AmpliFluor technology.

Rodríguez-Lázaro D, Hernández M, Scortti M, Esteve T, Vázquez-Boland JA, Pla M.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2004 Mar;70(3):1366-77.


Susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes to antimicrobial peptides.

López-Solanilla E, González-Zorn B, Novella S, Vázquez-Boland JA, Rodríguez-Palenzuela P.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2003 Sep 12;226(1):101-5.


Rapid identification of Rhodococcus equi by a PCR assay targeting the choE gene.

Ladrón N, Fernández M, Agüero J, González Zörn B, Vázquez-Boland JA, Navas J.

J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Jul;41(7):3241-5.


Transcriptome analysis of Listeria monocytogenes identifies three groups of genes differently regulated by PrfA.

Milohanic E, Glaser P, Coppée JY, Frangeul L, Vega Y, Vázquez-Boland JA, Kunst F, Cossart P, Buchrieser C.

Mol Microbiol. 2003 Mar;47(6):1613-25.


A simple method for the differentiation of Listeria monocytogenes based on induction of lecithinase activity by charcoal.

Ermolaeva S, Karpova T, Novella S, Wagner M, Scortti M, Tartakovskii I, Vazquez-Boland JA.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2003 Jan 26;82(1):87-94.


Bacterial growth in the cytosol: lessons from Listeria.

Vázquez-Boland JA.

Trends Microbiol. 2002 Nov;10(11):493-5; author reply 495. No abstract available.


Pathogenicity islands and other virulence elements in Listeria.

Kreft J, Vázquez-Boland JA, Altrock S, Dominguez-Bernal G, Goebel W.

Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2002;264(2):109-25. Review. No abstract available.


Hpt, a bacterial homolog of the microsomal glucose- 6-phosphate translocase, mediates rapid intracellular proliferation in Listeria.

Chico-Calero I, Suárez M, González-Zorn B, Scortti M, Slaghuis J, Goebel W, Vázquez-Boland JA; European Listeria Genome Consortium.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Jan 8;99(1):431-6. Epub 2001 Dec 26.


A role for ActA in epithelial cell invasion by Listeria monocytogenes.

Suárez M, González-Zorn B, Vega Y, Chico-Calero I, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Cell Microbiol. 2001 Dec;3(12):853-64.


Comparative genomics of Listeria species.

Glaser P, Frangeul L, Buchrieser C, Rusniok C, Amend A, Baquero F, Berche P, Bloecker H, Brandt P, Chakraborty T, Charbit A, Chetouani F, Couvé E, de Daruvar A, Dehoux P, Domann E, Domínguez-Bernal G, Duchaud E, Durant L, Dussurget O, Entian KD, Fsihi H, García-del Portillo F, Garrido P, Gautier L, Goebel W, Gómez-López N, Hain T, Hauf J, Jackson D, Jones LM, Kaerst U, Kreft J, Kuhn M, Kunst F, Kurapkat G, Madueno E, Maitournam A, Vicente JM, Ng E, Nedjari H, Nordsiek G, Novella S, de Pablos B, Pérez-Diaz JC, Purcell R, Remmel B, Rose M, Schlueter T, Simoes N, Tierrez A, Vázquez-Boland JA, Voss H, Wehland J, Cossart P.

Science. 2001 Oct 26;294(5543):849-52.


Microinjection and growth of bacteria in the cytosol of mammalian host cells.

Goetz M, Bubert A, Wang G, Chico-Calero I, Vazquez-Boland JA, Beck M, Slaghuis J, Szalay AA, Goebel W.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Oct 9;98(21):12221-6. Epub 2001 Sep 25.


Identification and mutagenesis by allelic exchange of choE, encoding a cholesterol oxidase from the intracellular pathogen Rhodococcus equi.

Navas J, González-Zorn B, Ladrón N, Garrido P, Vázquez-Boland JA.

J Bacteriol. 2001 Aug;183(16):4796-805.


Regulation of virulence genes in Listeria.

Kreft J, Vázquez-Boland JA.

Int J Med Microbiol. 2001 May;291(2):145-57. Review.


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