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Ebola virus produces discrete small non-coding RNAs independent of the host microRNA pathway and which lack RNA interference activity in bat and human cells.

Prasad AN, Ronk AJ, Widen SG, Wood TG, Basler CF, Bukreyev A.

J Virol. 2019 Dec 18. pii: JVI.01441-19. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01441-19. [Epub ahead of print]


Japanese encephalitis vaccine-specific envelope protein E138K mutation does not attenuate virulence of West Nile virus.

Kaiser JA, Luo H, Widen SG, Wood TG, Huang CY, Wang T, Barrett ADT.

NPJ Vaccines. 2019 Dec 5;4:50. doi: 10.1038/s41541-019-0146-0. eCollection 2019.


Dianke virus: A new mesonivirus species isolated from mosquitoes in Eastern Senegal.

Diagne MM, Gaye A, Ndione MHD, Faye M, Fall G, Dieng I, Widen SG, Wood TG, Popov V, Guzman H, Bâ Y, Weaver SC, Diallo M, Tesh R, Faye O, Vasilakis N, Sall AA.

Virus Res. 2020 Jan 2;275:197802. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2019.197802. Epub 2019 Nov 4.


Characterization of Three Novel Viruses from the Families Nyamiviridae, Orthomyxoviridae, and Peribunyaviridae, Isolated from Dead Birds Collected during West Nile Virus Surveillance in Harris County, Texas.

Walker PJ, Tesh RB, Guzman H, Popov VL, Travassos da Rosa APA, Reyna M, Nunes MRT, de Souza WM, Contreras-Gutierrez MA, Patroca S, Vela J, Salvato V, Bueno R, Widen SG, Wood TG, Vasilakis N.

Viruses. 2019 Oct 10;11(10). pii: E927. doi: 10.3390/v11100927.


Attenuation of Live-Attenuated Yellow Fever 17D Vaccine Virus Is Localized to a High-Fidelity Replication Complex.

Davis EH, Beck AS, Strother AE, Thompson JK, Widen SG, Higgs S, Wood TG, Barrett ADT.

mBio. 2019 Oct 22;10(5). pii: e02294-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02294-19.


Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of West Nile virus NS5 methyltransferase mutants.

Kaiser JA, Luo H, Widen SG, Wood TG, Huang CY, Wang T, Barrett ADT.

Vaccine. 2019 Nov 15;37(48):7155-7164. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.09.045. Epub 2019 Oct 11.


Whole-Genome Sequence of Rickettsia parkeri Strain Atlantic Rainforest, Isolated from a Colombian Tick.

Londoño AF, Mendell NL, Valbuena GA, Routh AL, Wood TG, Widen SG, Rodas JD, Walker DH, Bouyer DH.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Sep 26;8(39). pii: e00684-19. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00684-19.


Ixodes scapularis salivary gland microRNAs are differentially expressed during Powassan virus transmission.

Hermance ME, Widen SG, Wood TG, Thangamani S.

Sci Rep. 2019 Sep 11;9(1):13110. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-49572-5.


Exploiting the Legacy of the Arbovirus Hunters.

Vasilakis N, Tesh RB, Popov VL, Widen SG, Wood TG, Forrester NL, Gonzalez JP, Saluzzo JF, Alkhovsky S, Lam SK, Mackenzie JS, Walker PJ.

Viruses. 2019 May 23;11(5). pii: E471. doi: 10.3390/v11050471. Review.


Genome Sequence of Chiqui Virus, a Novel Reovirus Isolated from Mosquitoes Collected in Colombia.

Contreras-Gutiérrez MA, Guzman H, Cardoso JF, Popov VL, Nunes MRT, Uribe S, Widen SG, Wood TG, Vasilakis N, Tesh RB.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2018 Sep 27;7(12). pii: e00881-18. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00881-18. eCollection 2018 Sep.


Comparative Transcriptomics in Ebola Makona-Infected Ferrets, Nonhuman Primates, and Humans.

Cross RW, Speranza E, Borisevich V, Widen SG, Wood TG, Shim RS, Adams RD, Gerhardt DM, Bennett RS, Honko AN, Johnson JC, Hensley LE, Geisbert TW, Connor JH.

J Infect Dis. 2018 Nov 22;218(suppl_5):S486-S495. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy455.


Terrestrial Bird Migration and West Nile Virus Circulation, United States.

Swetnam D, Widen SG, Wood TG, Reyna M, Wilkerson L, Debboun M, Symonds DA, Mead DG, Beaty BJ, Guzman H, Tesh RB, Barrett ADT.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Dec;24(12):2184-2194. doi: 10.3201/eid2412.180382.


Structural and Nonstructural Genes Contribute to the Genetic Diversity of RNA Viruses.

Collins ND, Beck AS, Widen SG, Wood TG, Higgs S, Barrett ADT.

mBio. 2018 Oct 30;9(5). pii: e01871-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01871-18.


Analysis By Deep Sequencing of Discontinued Neurotropic Yellow Fever Vaccine Strains.

Beck AS, Wood TG, Widen SG, Thompson JK, Barrett ADT.

Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 7;8(1):13408. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-31085-2.


The NFκB subunit RELA is a master transcriptional regulator of the committed epithelial-mesenchymal transition in airway epithelial cells.

Tian B, Widen SG, Yang J, Wood TG, Kudlicki A, Zhao Y, Brasier AR.

J Biol Chem. 2018 Oct 19;293(42):16528-16545. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.003662. Epub 2018 Aug 30.


Regulons and protein-protein interactions of PRD-containing Bacillus anthracis virulence regulators reveal overlapping but distinct functions.

Raynor MJ, Roh JH, Widen SG, Wood TG, Koehler TM.

Mol Microbiol. 2018 Mar 31. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13961. [Epub ahead of print]


Global Transcriptome Analysis of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes in Response to Zika Virus Infection.

Etebari K, Hegde S, Saldaña MA, Widen SG, Wood TG, Asgari S, Hughes GL.

mSphere. 2017 Nov 22;2(6). pii: e00456-17. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00456-17. eCollection 2017 Nov-Dec.


Characterization of Three New Insect-Specific Flaviviruses: Their Relationship to the Mosquito-Borne Flavivirus Pathogens.

Guzman H, Contreras-Gutierrez MA, Travassos da Rosa APA, Nunes MRT, Cardoso JF, Popov VL, Young KI, Savit C, Wood TG, Widen SG, Watts DM, Hanley KA, Perera D, Fish D, Vasilakis N, Tesh RB.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Feb;98(2):410-419. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.17-0350. Epub 2017 Aug 31.


Upregulation of Cystathionine-β-Synthase in Colonic Epithelia Reprograms Metabolism and Promotes Carcinogenesis.

Phillips CM, Zatarain JR, Nicholls ME, Porter C, Widen SG, Thanki K, Johnson P, Jawad MU, Moyer MP, Randall JW, Hellmich JL, Maskey M, Qiu S, Wood TG, Druzhyna N, Szczesny B, Módis K, Szabo C, Chao C, Hellmich MR.

Cancer Res. 2017 Nov 1;77(21):5741-5754. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-3480. Epub 2017 Sep 18.


Abundance and distribution of sylvatic dengue virus vectors in three different land cover types in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo.

Young KI, Mundis S, Widen SG, Wood TG, Tesh RB, Cardosa J, Vasilakis N, Perera D, Hanley KA.

Parasit Vectors. 2017 Aug 31;10(1):406. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2341-z.


Zika virus alters the microRNA expression profile and elicits an RNAi response in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Saldaña MA, Etebari K, Hart CE, Widen SG, Wood TG, Thangamani S, Asgari S, Hughes GL.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 17;11(7):e0005760. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005760. eCollection 2017 Jul.


Patient-derived Xenografts from Colorectal Carcinoma: A Temporal and Hierarchical Study of Murine Stromal Cell Replacement.

Chao C, Widen SG, Wood TG, Zatarain JR, Johnson P, Gajjar A, Gomez G, Qiu S, Thompson J, Spratt H, Hellmich MR.

Anticancer Res. 2017 Jul;37(7):3405-3412.


Corrigendum to 'Sinu virus, a novel and divergent orthomyxovirus related to members of the genus Thogotovirus isolated from mosquitoes in Colombia' [Virology 501 (2017) 166-175].

Contreras-Gutiérrez MA, Nunes MRT, Guzman H, Uribe S, Suaza Vasco JD, Cardoso JF, Popov VL, Widen SG, Wood TG, Vasilakis N, Tesh RB.

Virology. 2017 Mar;503:114. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2017.02.005. No abstract available.


Differential Responses of Human Fetal Brain Neural Stem Cells to Zika Virus Infection.

McGrath EL, Rossi SL, Gao J, Widen SG, Grant AC, Dunn TJ, Azar SR, Roundy CM, Xiong Y, Prusak DJ, Loucas BD, Wood TG, Yu Y, Fernández-Salas I, Weaver SC, Vasilakis N, Wu P.

Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Mar 14;8(3):715-727. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2017.01.008. Epub 2017 Feb 16.


Genetic characterization, molecular epidemiology, and phylogenetic relationships of insect-specific viruses in the taxon Negevirus.

Nunes MRT, Contreras-Gutierrez MA, Guzman H, Martins LC, Barbirato MF, Savit C, Balta V, Uribe S, Vivero R, Suaza JD, Oliveira H, Nunes Neto JP, Carvalho VL, da Silva SP, Cardoso JF, de Oliveira RS, da Silva Lemos P, Wood TG, Widen SG, Vasconcelos PFC, Fish D, Vasilakis N, Tesh RB.

Virology. 2017 Apr;504:152-167. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2017.01.022. Epub 2017 Feb 11.


Sinu virus, a novel and divergent orthomyxovirus related to members of the genus Thogotovirus isolated from mosquitoes in Colombia.

Contreras-Gutiérrez MA, Nunes MRT, Guzman H, Uribe S, Suaza Vasco JD, Cardoso JF, Popov VL, Widen SG, Wood TG, Vasilakis N, Tesh RB.

Virology. 2017 Jan 15;501:166-175. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2016.11.014. Epub 2016 Dec 6. Erratum in: Virology. 2017 Mar;503:114.


Almendravirus: A Proposed New Genus of Rhabdoviruses Isolated from Mosquitoes in Tropical Regions of the Americas.

Contreras MA, Eastwood G, Guzman H, Popov V, Savit C, Uribe S, Kramer LD, Wood TG, Widen SG, Fish D, Tesh RB, Vasilakis N, Walker PJ.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jan 11;96(1):100-109. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0403. Epub 2016 Oct 31.


Functional motifs responsible for human metapneumovirus M2-2-mediated innate immune evasion.

Chen Y, Deng X, Deng J, Zhou J, Ren Y, Liu S, Prusak DJ, Wood TG, Bao X.

Virology. 2016 Dec;499:361-368. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2016.09.026. Epub 2016 Oct 13.


Outbreak of Zika Virus Infection, Chiapas State, Mexico, 2015, and First Confirmed Transmission by Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes in the Americas.

Guerbois M, Fernandez-Salas I, Azar SR, Danis-Lozano R, Alpuche-Aranda CM, Leal G, Garcia-Malo IR, Diaz-Gonzalez EE, Casas-Martinez M, Rossi SL, Del Río-Galván SL, Sanchez-Casas RM, Roundy CM, Wood TG, Widen SG, Vasilakis N, Weaver SC.

J Infect Dis. 2016 Nov 1;214(9):1349-1356. Epub 2016 Jul 19.


A Global Genomic Characterization of Nairoviruses Identifies Nine Discrete Genogroups with Distinctive Structural Characteristics and Host-Vector Associations.

Walker PJ, Widen SG, Wood TG, Guzman H, Tesh RB, Vasilakis N.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 May 4;94(5):1107-1122. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0917. Epub 2016 Feb 22.


Bacterial small RNAs in the Genus Rickettsia.

Schroeder CL, Narra HP, Rojas M, Sahni A, Patel J, Khanipov K, Wood TG, Fofanov Y, Sahni SK.

BMC Genomics. 2015 Dec 18;16:1075. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-2293-7.


Divergent Viruses Discovered in Arthropods and Vertebrates Revise the Evolutionary History of the Flaviviridae and Related Viruses.

Shi M, Lin XD, Vasilakis N, Tian JH, Li CX, Chen LJ, Eastwood G, Diao XN, Chen MH, Chen X, Qin XC, Widen SG, Wood TG, Tesh RB, Xu J, Holmes EC, Zhang YZ.

J Virol. 2015 Oct 21;90(2):659-69. doi: 10.1128/JVI.02036-15. Print 2016 Jan 15.


Genomic Characterization of Yogue, Kasokero, Issyk-Kul, Keterah, Gossas, and Thiafora Viruses: Nairoviruses Naturally Infecting Bats, Shrews, and Ticks.

Walker PJ, Widen SG, Firth C, Blasdell KR, Wood TG, Travassos da Rosa AP, Guzman H, Tesh RB, Vasilakis N.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Nov;93(5):1041-51. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0344. Epub 2015 Aug 31.


Mercadeo Virus: A Novel Mosquito-Specific Flavivirus from Panama.

Carrera JP, Guzman H, Beltrán D, Díaz Y, López-Vergès S, Torres-Cosme R, Popov V, Widen SG, Wood TG, Weaver SC, Cáceres-Carrera L, Vasilakis N, Tesh RB.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Nov;93(5):1014-9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0117. Epub 2015 Aug 24.


Neil2-null Mice Accumulate Oxidized DNA Bases in the Transcriptionally Active Sequences of the Genome and Are Susceptible to Innate Inflammation.

Chakraborty A, Wakamiya M, Venkova-Canova T, Pandita RK, Aguilera-Aguirre L, Sarker AH, Singh DK, Hosoki K, Wood TG, Sharma G, Cardenas V, Sarkar PS, Sur S, Pandita TK, Boldogh I, Hazra TK.

J Biol Chem. 2015 Oct 9;290(41):24636-48. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.658146. Epub 2015 Aug 5.


Analysis of the TGFβ-induced program in primary airway epithelial cells shows essential role of NF-κB/RelA signaling network in type II epithelial mesenchymal transition.

Tian B, Li X, Kalita M, Widen SG, Yang J, Bhavnani SK, Dang B, Kudlicki A, Sinha M, Kong F, Wood TG, Luxon BA, Brasier AR.

BMC Genomics. 2015 Jul 18;16:529. doi: 10.1186/s12864-015-1707-x.


Physiologic and molecular changes in the tracheal epithelium of rats following burn injury.

Jacob S, Zhu Y, Kraft R, Cotto C, Carmical JR, Wood TG, Enkhbaatar P, Herndon DN, Hawkins HK, Cox RA.

Int J Burns Trauma. 2015 Mar 20;5(1):36-45. eCollection 2015.


Different Temporal Effects of Ebola Virus VP35 and VP24 Proteins on Global Gene Expression in Human Dendritic Cells.

Ilinykh PA, Lubaki NM, Widen SG, Renn LA, Theisen TC, Rabin RL, Wood TG, Bukreyev A.

J Virol. 2015 Aug;89(15):7567-83. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00924-15. Epub 2015 May 13.


Itaya virus, a Novel Orthobunyavirus Associated with Human Febrile Illness, Peru.

Hontz RD, Guevara C, Halsey ES, Silvas J, Santiago FW, Widen SG, Wood TG, Casanova W, Vasilakis N, Watts DM, Kochel TJ, Ebihara H, Aguilar PV.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 May;21(5):781-8. doi: 10.3201/eid2105.141368.


Evolution of genome size and complexity in the rhabdoviridae.

Walker PJ, Firth C, Widen SG, Blasdell KR, Guzman H, Wood TG, Paradkar PN, Holmes EC, Tesh RB, Vasilakis N.

PLoS Pathog. 2015 Feb 13;11(2):e1004664. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004664. eCollection 2015 Feb.


Whole transcriptome analysis reveals an 8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase-1-driven DNA repair-dependent gene expression linked to essential biological processes.

Aguilera-Aguirre L, Hosoki K, Bacsi A, Radák Z, Wood TG, Widen SG, Sur S, Ameredes BT, Saavedra-Molina A, Brasier AR, Ba X, Boldogh I.

Free Radic Biol Med. 2015 Apr;81:107-18. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2015.01.004. Epub 2015 Jan 19.


Discovery of mosquito saliva microRNAs during CHIKV infection.

Maharaj PD, Widen SG, Huang J, Wood TG, Thangamani S.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Jan 22;9(1):e0003386. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003386. eCollection 2015 Jan.


Colorectal Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts are Genotypically Distinct.

Mrazek AA, Carmical JR, Wood TG, Hellmich MR, Eltorky M, Bohanon FJ, Chao C.

Curr Cancer Ther Rev. 2014 Jan;10(2):97-218.


Insect-specific viruses detected in laboratory mosquito colonies and their potential implications for experiments evaluating arbovirus vector competence.

Bolling BG, Vasilakis N, Guzman H, Widen SG, Wood TG, Popov VL, Thangamani S, Tesh RB.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Feb;92(2):422-8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0330. Epub 2014 Dec 15.


Ledantevirus: a proposed new genus in the Rhabdoviridae has a strong ecological association with bats.

Blasdell KR, Guzman H, Widen SG, Firth C, Wood TG, Holmes EC, Tesh RB, Vasilakis N, Walker PJ.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Feb;92(2):405-10. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.14-0606. Epub 2014 Dec 8.


Koolpinyah and Yata viruses: two newly recognised ephemeroviruses from tropical regions of Australia and Africa.

Blasdell KR, Widen SG, Diviney SM, Firth C, Wood TG, Guzman H, Holmes EC, Tesh RB, Vasilakis N, Walker PJ.

Vet Microbiol. 2014 Dec 5;174(3-4):547-553. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.09.031. Epub 2014 Oct 14.


A newly isolated reovirus has the simplest genomic and structural organization of any reovirus.

Auguste AJ, Kaelber JT, Fokam EB, Guzman H, Carrington CV, Erasmus JH, Kamgang B, Popov VL, Jakana J, Liu X, Wood TG, Widen SG, Vasilakis N, Tesh RB, Chiu W, Weaver SC.

J Virol. 2015 Jan;89(1):676-87. doi: 10.1128/JVI.02264-14. Epub 2014 Oct 29.


Lineage II of Southeast Asian/American DENV-2 is associated with a severe dengue outbreak in the Peruvian Amazon.

Williams M, Mayer SV, Johnson WL, Chen R, Volkova E, Vilcarromero S, Widen SG, Wood TG, Suarez-Ognio L, Long KC, Hanley KA, Morrison AC, Vasilakis N, Halsey ES.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Sep;91(3):611-20. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.13-0600. Epub 2014 Jul 7.


Mesoniviruses are mosquito-specific viruses with extensive geographic distribution and host range.

Vasilakis N, Guzman H, Firth C, Forrester NL, Widen SG, Wood TG, Rossi SL, Ghedin E, Popov V, Blasdell KR, Walker PJ, Tesh RB.

Virol J. 2014 May 20;11:97. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-11-97.


Arboretum and Puerto Almendras viruses: two novel rhabdoviruses isolated from mosquitoes in Peru.

Vasilakis N, Castro-Llanos F, Widen SG, Aguilar PV, Guzman H, Guevara C, Fernandez R, Auguste AJ, Wood TG, Popov V, Mundal K, Ghedin E, Kochel TJ, Holmes EC, Walker PJ, Tesh RB.

J Gen Virol. 2014 Apr;95(Pt 4):787-92. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.058685-0. Epub 2014 Jan 13.

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