Selected publications

  • McFarlane M., C. Arias-Goeta, E. Martin, Z. O’Hara, A. Lulla, L. Mousson, S. M. Rainey, S. Misbah, E. Schnettler, C. L. Donald, A. Merits, A. Kohl*, and A.-B. Failloux*. (2014) Characterization of Aedes aegypti innate-immune pathways that limit chikungunya virus replication. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8(7):e2994. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002994) (*Co-corresponding authors)

  • Schnettler E., C. L. Donald, S. Human, M. Watson, R. W. C. Siu, M. McFarlane, J. K. Fazakerley, A. Kohl, and R. Fragkoudis. (2013) Knockdown of piRNA pathway proteins results in enhanced Semliki Forest virus production in mosquito cells. Journal of General Virology 94(7):1680-1689. (doi: 10.1099/vir.0.053850-0)

  • Schnettler E., M. Ratinier, M. Watson, A. E. Shaw, M. McFarlane, M. Varela, R. M. Elliott, M. Palmarini, and A. Kohl. (2013) RNA interference targets arbovirus replication in Culicoides cells. Journal of Virology 87: 2441-2454. (doi: 10.1128/JVI.02848-12)

  • Kinnaird JH, Weir W, Durrani Z, Pillai SS, Baird M, Shiels BR. (2013) A Bovine Lymphosarcoma Cell Line Infected with Theileria annulata Exhibits an Irreversible Reconfiguration of Host Cell Gene Expression. PLoS One. 8(6):e66833 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066833)

  • Mwangi, J.M., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2013) Genetic and genomic approaches for the discovery of parasite genes involved in antimalarial drug resistance. Parasitology, 140 (12). pp. 1455-1467 (doi: 10.1017/S0031182013000954)

  • Babiker, H.A., Gadalla, A.A.H., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2013) The role of asymptomatic P. falciparum parasitaemia in the evolution of antimalarial drug resistance in areas of seasonal transmission. Drug Resistance Updates, 16 (1-2). pp. 1-9 (doi:10.1016/j.drup.2013.02.001)

  • Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Mwangi, J.M. (2012) Analysis of malaria parasite phenotypes using experimental genetic crosses of Plasmodium falciparum. International Journal for Parasitology, 42 (6). pp. 529-534. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.03.004)
  • Baton, L.A., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2012) Ookinete destruction within the mosquito midgut lumen explains Anopheles albimanus refractoriness to Plasmodium falciparum (3D7A) oocyst infection. International Journal for Parasitology, 42 (3). pp. 249-258 (doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2011.12.005)
  • Rodriguez-Andres J., S. Rani, M. Varjak, M. E. Chase-Topping, M. H. Beck, M. C. Ferguson, E. Schnettler, R. Fragkoudis, G. Barry, A. Merits, J. K. Fazakerley, M. R. Strand, and A. Kohl (2012). Phenoloxidase activity acts as a mosquito innate immune response against infection with Semliki Forest virus. PLoS Pathogens 8(11): e1002977. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002977)

  • Lempereur L, Lebrun M, Cuvelier P, Sépult G, Caron Y, Saegerman C, Shiels B, Losson B. (2012) Longitudinal field study on bovine Babesia spp. and Anaplasma phagocytophilum infections during a grazing season in Belgium. Parasitol Res. 110(4):1525-1530 (doi: 10.1007/s00436-011-2657-0)

  • Durrani Z, Weir W, Pillai S, Kinnaird J, Shiels B. (2012) Modulation of activation-associated host cell gene expression by the apicomplexan parasite Theileria annulata. Cell Microbiol. 14(9):1434-54 (doi: 10.1111/j.1462-5822.2012.01809.x)

  • Hayashida K, Hara Y, Abe T, Yamasaki C, Toyoda A, Kosuge T, Suzuki Y, Sato Y, Kawashima S, Katayama T, Wakaguri H, Inoue N, Homma K, Tada-Umezaki M, Yagi Y, Fujii Y, Habara T, Kanehisa M, Watanabe H, Ito K, Gojobori T, Sugawara H, Imanishi T, Weir W, Gardner M, Pain A, Shiels B, Hattori M, Nene V, Sugimoto C. (2012) Comparative genome analysis of three eukaryotic parasites with differing abilities to transform leukocytes reveals key mediators of Theileria-induced leukocyte transformation. MBio. 3(5):e00204-12 (doi: 10.1128/mBio.00204-12)

  • Lempereur L, Wirtgen M, Nahayo A, Caron Y, Shiels B, Saegerman C, Losson B, Linden A. (2012) Wild cervids are host for tick vectors of babesia species with zoonotic capability in Belgium. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 12(4):275-80 (doi: 10.1089/vbz.2011.0722)

  • Simuunza M, Bilgic H, Karagenc T, Sayakalima M, Shiels B, Tait A, Weir W. (2011). Population genetic analysis and sub-structuring in Babesia bovis. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 2011 Jun; 177 (2): 106-15. (doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2011.02.002)

  • Gharbi M, Dargouth MA, Weir W, Katzer F, Boulter N, Adamson R, Gilbert SC, Jongejan F, Westbroek I, Hall R, Tait A, Shiels B. (2011) Prime-boost immunisation against tropical theileriosis with two parasite surface antigens: Evidence for protection and antigen synergy. Vaccine 29: 6620-6628 (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.06.109)