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Dr Alvaro Molina-cruz

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    1. Molina-Cruz A, Canepa GE, Kamath N, Pavlovic NV, Mu J, Ramphul UN, Ramirez JL, Barillas-Mury C. Plasmodium evasion of mosquito immunity and global malaria transmission: The lock-and-key theory. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 08; 112(49):15178-83. PMID: 26598665.
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    2. Parra M, Liu X, Derrick SC, Yang A, Molina-Cruz A, Barillas-Mury C, Zheng H, Thao Pham P, Sedegah M, Belmonte A, Litilit DD, Waldmann TA, Kumar S, Morris SL, Perera LP. Co-expression of Interleukin-15 Enhances the Protective Immune Responses Induced by Immunization with a Murine Malaria MVA-Based Vaccine Encoding the Circumsporozoite Protein. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0141141. PMID: 26505634.
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    3. Herrera R, Anderson C, Kumar K, Molina-Cruz A, Nguyen V, Burkhardt M, Reiter K, Shimp R, Howard RF, Srinivasan P, Nold MJ, Ragheb D, Shi L, DeCotiis M, Aebig J, Lambert L, Rausch KM, Muratova O, Jin A, Reed SG, Sinnis P, Barillas-Mury C, Duffy PE, MacDonald NJ, Narum DL. Reversible Conformational Change in the Plasmodium falciparum Circumsporozoite Protein Masks Its Adhesion Domains. Infect Immun. 2015 Oct; 83(10):3771-80. PMID: 26169272.
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    4. Ramphul UN, Garver LS, Molina-Cruz A, Canepa GE, Barillas-Mury C. Plasmodium falciparum evades mosquito immunity by disrupting JNK-mediated apoptosis of invaded midgut cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Feb 03; 112(5):1273-80. PMID: 25552553.
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    5. Waisberg M, Molina-Cruz A, Mizurini DM, Gera N, Sousa BC, Ma D, Leal AC, Gomes T, Kotsyfakis M, Ribeiro JM, Lukszo J, Reiter K, Porcella SF, Oliveira CJ, Monteiro RQ, Barillas-Mury C, Pierce SK, Francischetti IM. Plasmodium falciparum infection induces expression of a mosquito salivary protein (Agaphelin) that targets neutrophil function and inhibits thrombosis without impairing hemostasis. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Sep; 10(9):e1004338. PMID: 25211214.
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    6. Molina-Cruz A, Barillas-Mury C. The remarkable journey of adaptation of the Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite to New World anopheline mosquitoes. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2014 08; 109(5):662-7. PMID: 25185006.
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    7. Padrón A, Molina-Cruz A, Quinones M, Ribeiro JM, Ramphul U, Rodrigues J, Shen K, Haile A, Ramirez JL, Barillas-Mury C. In depth annotation of the Anopheles gambiae mosquito midgut transcriptome. BMC Genomics. 2014 Jul 29; 15:636. PMID: 25073905.
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    8. Molina-Cruz A, Lehmann T, Knöckel J. Could culicine mosquitoes transmit human malaria? Trends Parasitol. 2013 Nov; 29(11):530-7. PMID: 24140295.
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    9. Ramirez JL, Garver LS, Brayner FA, Alves LC, Rodrigues J, Molina-Cruz A, Barillas-Mury C. The role of hemocytes in Anopheles gambiae antiplasmodial immunity. J Innate Immun. 2014; 6(2):119-28. PMID: 23886925.
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    10. Tanaka TQ, Deu E, Molina-Cruz A, Ashburne MJ, Ali O, Suri A, Kortagere S, Bogyo M, Williamson KC. Plasmodium dipeptidyl aminopeptidases as malaria transmission-blocking drug targets. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Oct; 57(10):4645-52. PMID: 23836185.
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    11. Molina-Cruz A, Garver LS, Alabaster A, Bangiolo L, Haile A, Winikor J, Ortega C, van Schaijk BC, Sauerwein RW, Taylor-Salmon E, Barillas-Mury C. The human malaria parasite Pfs47 gene mediates evasion of the mosquito immune system. Science. 2013 May 24; 340(6135):984-7. PMID: 23661646.
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    12. Knöckel J, Molina-Cruz A, Fischer E, Muratova O, Haile A, Barillas-Mury C, Miller LH. An impossible journey? The development of Plasmodium falciparum NF54 in Culex quinquefasciatus. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e63387. PMID: 23658824.
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    13. Molina-Cruz A, DeJong RJ, Ortega C, Haile A, Abban E, Rodrigues J, Jaramillo-Gutierrez G, Barillas-Mury C. Some strains of Plasmodium falciparum, a human malaria parasite, evade the complement-like system of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 10; 109(28):E1957-62. PMID: 22623529.
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    14. Rodrigues J, Oliveira GA, Kotsyfakis M, Dixit R, Molina-Cruz A, Jochim R, Barillas-Mury C. An epithelial serine protease, AgESP, is required for Plasmodium invasion in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e35210. PMID: 22509400.
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    15. López-Barragán MJ, Lemieux J, Quiñones M, Williamson KC, Molina-Cruz A, Cui K, Barillas-Mury C, Zhao K, Su XZ. Directional gene expression and antisense transcripts in sexual and asexual stages of Plasmodium falciparum. BMC Genomics. 2011 Nov 30; 12:587. PMID: 22129310.
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    16. Waisberg M, Tarasenko T, Vickers BK, Scott BL, Willcocks LC, Molina-Cruz A, Pierce MA, Huang CY, Torres-Velez FJ, Smith KG, Barillas-Mury C, Miller LH, Pierce SK, Bolland S. Genetic susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus protects against cerebral malaria in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jan 18; 108(3):1122-7. PMID: 21187399.
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    17. Jaramillo-Gutierrez G, Molina-Cruz A, Kumar S, Barillas-Mury C. The Anopheles gambiae oxidation resistance 1 (OXR1) gene regulates expression of enzymes that detoxify reactive oxygen species. PLoS One. 2010 Jun 17; 5(6):e11168. PMID: 20567517.
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    18. Kumar S, Molina-Cruz A, Gupta L, Rodrigues J, Barillas-Mury C. A peroxidase/dual oxidase system modulates midgut epithelial immunity in Anopheles gambiae. Science. 2010 Mar 26; 327(5973):1644-8. PMID: 20223948.
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    19. Jaramillo-Gutierrez G, Rodrigues J, Ndikuyeze G, Povelones M, Molina-Cruz A, Barillas-Mury C. Mosquito immune responses and compatibility between Plasmodium parasites and anopheline mosquitoes. BMC Microbiol. 2009 Jul 30; 9:154. PMID: 19643026.
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    20. Gupta L, Molina-Cruz A, Kumar S, Rodrigues J, Dixit R, Zamora RE, Barillas-Mury C. The STAT pathway mediates late-phase immunity against Plasmodium in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Cell Host Microbe. 2009 May 08; 5(5):498-507. PMID: 19454353.
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    21. Molina-Cruz A, DeJong RJ, Charles B, Gupta L, Kumar S, Jaramillo-Gutierrez G, Barillas-Mury C. Reactive oxygen species modulate Anopheles gambiae immunity against bacteria and Plasmodium. J Biol Chem. 2008 Feb 08; 283(6):3217-23. PMID: 18065421.
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    22. DeJong RJ, Miller LM, Molina-Cruz A, Gupta L, Kumar S, Barillas-Mury C. Reactive oxygen species detoxification by catalase is a major determinant of fecundity in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Feb 13; 104(7):2121-6. PMID: 17284604.
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    23. Richardson J, Molina-Cruz A, Salazar MI, Black W. Quantitative analysis of dengue-2 virus RNA during the extrinsic incubation period in individual Aedes aegypti. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Jan; 74(1):132-41. PMID: 16407358.
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    24. Molina-Cruz A, Gupta L, Richardson J, Bennett K, Black W, Barillas-Mury C. Effect of mosquito midgut trypsin activity on dengue-2 virus infection and dissemination in Aedes aegypti. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 May; 72(5):631-7. PMID: 15891140.
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    25. Gorrochotegui-Escalante N, Lozano-Fuentes S, Bennett KE, Molina-Cruz A, Beaty BJ, Blackiv WC. Association mapping of segregating sites in the early trypsin gene and susceptibility to dengue-2 virus in the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2005 Jul; 35(7):771-88. PMID: 15894193.
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    26. Molina-Cruz A, de Mérida AM, Mills K, Rodríguez F, Schoua C, Yurrita MM, Molina E, Palmieri M, Black WC. Gene flow among Anopheles albimanus populations in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean assessed by microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Sep; 71(3):350-9. PMID: 15381818.
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