Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Quantitative Thresholds Enable Accurate Identification of Clostridium difficile Infection by the Luminex xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen PanelJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  56. 2018
2017 Current and Emerging Molecular Tests for Human Papillomavirus–Related Neoplasia in the Genomic EraJournal of Molecular Diagnostics.  19:366-377. 2017
2016 Clinical Significance of Commensal Gram-Positive Rods Routinely Isolated from Patient SamplesJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  54:2928-2936. 2016
2016 Closing the Brief Case: Recurrent Granulomatous Mastitis Due to Corynebacterium kroppenstedtiiJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  54:2212-2212. 2016
2016 The Brief Case: Recurrent Granulomatous Mastitis Due to Corynebacterium kroppenstedtiiJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  54:1938-1941. 2016
2016 Histidine biosynthesis plays a crucial role in metal homeostasis and virulence of Aspergillus fumigatusVirulence.  7:465-476. 2016
2015 Erratum: Activation of neutrophils by autocrine IL-17A–IL-17RC interactions during fungal infection is regulated by IL-6, IL-23, RORγt and dectin-2Nature Immunology.  16:214-214. 2015
2014 Aspergillus and Fusarium Corneal Infections Are Regulated by Th17 Cells and IL-17-Producing NeutrophilsJournal of Immunology.  192:3319-3327. 2014
2014 Mgat2 ablation in the myeloid lineage leads to defective glycoantigen T cell responsesGlycobiology.  24:262-271. 2014
2013 Activation of neutrophils by autocrine IL-17A–IL-17RC interactions during fungal infection is regulated by IL-6, IL-23, RORγt and dectin-2Nature Immunology.  15:143-151. 2013
2013 The RodA Hydrophobin on Aspergillus fumigatus Spores Masks Dectin-1- and Dectin-2-Dependent Responses and Enhances Fungal Survival In VivoJournal of Immunology.  191:2581-2588. 2013
2013 Targeting Iron Acquisition Blocks Infection with the Fungal Pathogens Aspergillus fumigatus and Fusarium oxysporumPLoS Pathogens.  9:e1003436-e1003436. 2013
2013 Host Response and Bacterial Virulence Factor Expression in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Streptococcus pneumoniae Corneal UlcersPLoS ONE.  8:e64867-e64867. 2013
2012 Fungal antioxidant pathways promote survival against neutrophils during infectionJournal of Clinical Investigation.  122:2482-2498. 2012
2012 The role of cytokines and pathogen recognition molecules in fungal keratitis – Insights from human disease and animal modelsCytokine.  58:107-111. 2012
2011 Expression of Innate and Adaptive Immune Mediators in Human Corneal Tissue Infected With Aspergillus or FusariumJournal of Infectious Diseases.  204:942-950. 2011
2011 Co-regulation of  -lactam resistance, alginate production and quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosaJournal of Medical Microbiology.  60:147-156. 2011
2010 Distinct Roles for Dectin-1 and TLR4 in the Pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus KeratitisPLoS Pathogens.  6:e1000976-e1000976. 2010
2008 Attenuation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence by medicinal plants in a Caenorhabditis elegans model systemJournal of Medical Microbiology.  57:809-813. 2008

Book

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2010 Encyclopedia of the Eye 2010

Research Overview

  • Development of novel molecular assays to more accurately diagnose infectious diseases. Utilizing model systems to identify key mediators of microbial detection and killing by phagocytic cells.
  • Full Name

  • Sixto Leal
  • Blazerid

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