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2019

Mimicking the human environment in mice reveals that inhibiting biotin biosynthesis is effective against antibiotic-resistant pathogens

​Carfrae, L., MacNair, C.R., Brown, C.M., Tsai, C.N., Weber, B.S., Zlitni, S., Rao, V.N., Chun, J., Junop, M.S., Coombes, B.K., Brown, E.D Nature Microbiology, Oct 28, 2019

2019

The Unique Lifestyle of Crohn's Disease-Associated Adherent-Invasive Escherichia coli

Shaler, C.R., Elhenawy, W., Coombes, B.K. Journal of Molecular Biology. April 25, 2019

2019

Duodenal bacterial proteolytic activity determines sensitivity to dietary antigen through protease-activated receptor-2

Caminero, A., et al. Nature Communications, 10(1): 1198

2019

Endocytosis of commensal antigens by intestinal epithelial cells regulates mucosal T cell homeostasis

Ladinsky, M.S., et al. Science, 8:363

2019

The role of the host in driving phenotypic heterogeneity in Salmonella

Tsai, C.N. and Coombes B.K. Trends in Microbiology, February 2019

2019

Host-Specific Adaptive Diversification of Crohn’s Disease-Associated Adherent-Invasive Escherichia coli

Elhenawy, W., Tsai, C.N., Coombes, B.K. Cell Host & Microbe

2019

A macrophage-based screen identifies antibacterial compounds selective for intracellular SalmonellaTyphimurium

Ellis, M.J., Tsai, C.N., Johnson, J.W., French, S., Elhenawy, W., Porwollik, S., Andrews-Polymenis, H., McClelland, M., Magolan, J., Coombes, B.K., Brown, E.D. Nature Communications 

2019

Antibiotics potentiate adherent-invasive E. coli infection and expansion

Oberc, A.M., Fiebig-Comyn, A.A., Tsai, C.N., Elhenawy, W., Coombes, B.K. 2019.  Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. 25(4):711-721

2018

Regulatory Evolution Drives Evasion of Host Inflammasomes by Salmonella Typhimurium

Ilyas, B., Mulder, D.T., Little, D.J., Elhenawy, W., Banda, M.M., Perez-Morales, D., Tsai, C.N., Chau, N.Y.E., Bustamante, V.H., Coombes, B.K. 2018.  Cell Reports. 

2018

Functional diversification of the NleG effector family in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli

Valleau, D., Little, D.J., Borek, D., Skarina, T., Quaile, A.T., Di Leo, R., Houliston, S., Lemak, A., Arrowsmith, C.H., Coombes, B.K., Savchenko, A. 2018.  PNAS. 

2018

Molecular basis for CesT recognition of type 3 secretion effectors in enteropathogenic E. coli

Little, D., Coombes, B.K. 2018 PLoS Pathogens. 14(8):e1007224

2017

The transcriptional regulator SsrB is involved in a molecular switch controlling virulence lifestyles of Salmonella

Perez-Morales, D., Banda, M.M., Chau, N.Y.E., Salgado, H., Martinez-Flores, I., Ibarra, A., Ilyas, B., Coombes, B.K., Bustamante, V.H. 2017. PLoS Pathogens. 13(7): e1006497.

2017

Pentamidine sensitizes Gram-negative pathogens to antibiotics and overcomes acquired colistin resistance

Stokes, J.M., MacNair, C.R., Ilyas, B., French, S., Cote, J, Bouwman, C., Farha, M.A., Sieron, A.O., Whitfield, C., Coombes, B.K., Brown, E.D. 2017. Nature Microbiology. 2:17028. 1-8.

2016

Acute infectious gastroenteritis potentiates a Crohn's disease pathobiont to fuel ongoing inflammation in the post-infectious period

Small, C.N., Xing, L., McPhee, J.B., Law, H.T., Coombes, B.K. PLoS Pathogens. 1-20.

2016

Bacterial Evolution: Making a host-adapted bacterum

Coombes, B.K. Nature Microbiology. doi:10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.10

2015

CXCL9 contributes to antimicrobial protection of the gut during Citrobacter rodentium infection independent of chemokine-receptor signaling

Reid-Yu, S.A., Tuinema, B.R., Small, C.N., Xing, L., Coombes, B.K. PLoS Pathogens. 11(2):e1004648

2014

Salmonella evades D-amino acid oxidase to promote infection in neutrophils

Tuinema, B.R., Reid-Yu, S.A., Coombes, BK. mBio. 5(6):e01886-14.

2014

Aspergillomarasmine A overcomes metallo-beta-lactamase antibiotic resistance

King, A.M., Reid-Yu, SA, Wang, W., King, DT., De Pascale, G., Strynadka, NC., Walsh, TR., Coombes, BK., Wright, GD. Nature (from the cover). June 26, 2014.

2013

Persistent infection with Crohn’s disease-associated adherent-invasive Escherichia coli leads to chronic inflammation and intestinal fibrosis

Small, C.N., Reid-Yu, S.A., McPhee, J.B., Coombes, B.K. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2957.

2013

Infection Biology: cheats never prosper

Mulder DT and Coombes BK. Nature. 494:321-322.

2012

GogB is an anti-inflammatory effector that limits tissue damage during Salmonella infection through interaction with human FBXO22 and Skp1.

Pilar AV, Reid-Yu SA, Cooper CA, Mulder DT, Coombes BK. PLoS Pathogens. 8(6):e1002773.

2011

A draft genome of Yersinia pestis from victims of the Black Death.

Bos, K., Schuenemann, VJ., Golding, GB., et al. Nature. 478:506-510.

2011

Combinations of antibiotics and non-antibiotic drugs enhance antimicrobial efficacy.

Ejim L, Farha MA, Falconer SB, Wildenhain J, Coombes BK, Tyers M, Brown ED, Wright GD. Nature Chemical Biology. 7(6): 348-350.

2010

Identification of the regulatory logic controlling Salmonella pathoadaptation by the SsrA-SsrB two-component system.

Tomljenovic-Berube, A.M., Mulder, D.T., Whiteside, M.D., Brinkman, F.S., Coombes, B.K. PLoS Genetics. Mar 12; 6(3):e1000875.

2009

Pathogenic adaptation of intracellular bacteria by rewiring an ancestral cis-regulatory input function.

Osborne, S.E., Walthers, D., Duong, N., Lowden, M.J., Tomljenovic, A.M., Wickham, M.E., Silphaduang, U., Waller, R.F., Kenney, L.J., Coombes, B.K.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 106: 3982–3987.

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