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Jacqueline Abranches

Education

Ph.D. in Microbiology Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2000

Current position

Assistant Professor, Center for Oral Biology and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Publications

  1. Miller, J. H., Avilés-Reyes, A., Scott-Anne, K., Gregoire, S., Watson, G. E., Sampson, E., Progulske-Fox, A., Koo, H., Bowen, W. H., Lemos, J. A. and Abranches, J. (2015). The collagen binding protein Cnm contributes to oral colonization and cariogenicity of Streptococcus mutans OMZ175. Infect Immun. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Avilés-Reyes, A., Miller, J. H., Simpson-Haidaris, P. J., Hagen, F. K., Abranches, J. and Lemos, J. A. (2014). Modification of Streptococcus mutans Cnm by PgfS contributes to adhesion, endothelial cell invasion, and virulence. J Bacteriol 196(15): 2789-2797.
  3. Avilés-Reyes, A., Miller, J. H., Simpson-Haidaris, P. J., Lemos, J. A. and Abranches, J. (2014). Cnm is a major virulence factor of invasive Streptococcus mutans and part of a conserved three-gene locus. Mol Oral Microbiol 29(1): 11-23.
  4. Abranches, J., Tijerina, P., Avilés-Reyes, A., Gaca, A. O., Kajfasz, J. K. and Lemos, J. A. (2014). The cell wall-targeting antibiotic stimulon of Enterococcus faecalis. PLoS One 8(6): e64875.
  5. Lemos, J. A., Quivey, R. G., Jr., Koo, H. and Abranches, J. (2013). Streptococcus mutans: a new Gram-positive paradigm? Microbiology 159(Pt 3): 436-445.
  6. Phan, T. Palmer, S. R., Miller, J. H., Abranches, J., Zeng, L., Lefebure, T., Richards, V. P., Lemos, J. A., Stanhope, M. J. and Burne, R. A. (2013). Phenotypic heterogeneity of genomically-diverse isolates of Streptococcus mutans. PLoS One 8(4): e61358.
  7. Kajfasz, J. K., Abranches, J. and Lemos, J. A. (2011). Transcriptome analysis reveals that ClpXP proteolysis controls key virulence properties of Streptococcus mutans. Microbiology 157(Pt 10): 2880-2890.
  8. Abranches, J., Miller, J. H., Martinez, A. R., Simpson-Haidaris, P. J., Burne, R. A. and Lemos, J. A. (2011). The collagen-binding protein Cnm is required for Streptococcus mutans adherence to and intracellular invasion of human coronary artery endothelial cells. Infect Immun 79(6): 2277-2284.
  9. Martinez, A. R., Abranches, J., Kajfasz, J. K. and Lemos, J. A. (2010). Characterization of the Streptococcus sobrinus acid-stress response by interspecies microarrays and proteomics. Mol Oral Microbiol 25(5): 331-342.
  10. Kajfasz, J. K., Rivera-Ramos, I., Abranches, J., Martinez, A. R., Rosalen, P. L., Derr, A. M., Quivey, R. G. and Lemos, J. A. (2010). Two Spx proteins modulate stress tolerance, survival, and virulence in Streptococcus mutans. J Bacteriol 192(10): 2546-2556.
  11. Lemos, J. A., Abranches, J., Koo, H., Marquis, R. E. and Burne, R. A. (2010). Protocols to study the physiology of oral biofilms. Methods Mol Biol 666: 87-102.
  12. Abranches, J., Martinez, A. R., Kajfasz, J. K., Chávez, V., Garsin, D. A. and Lemos, J. A. (2009). The molecular alarmone (p)ppGpp mediates stress responses, vancomycin tolerance, and virulence in Enterococcus faecalis. J Bacteriol 191(7): 2248-2256.
  13. Abranches, J., Zeng, L., Bélanger, M., Rodrigues, P. H., Simpson-Haidaris, P. J., Akin, D., Dunn, W. A., Jr., Progulske-Fox, A. and Burne, R. A. (2009). Invasion of human coronary artery endothelial cells by Streptococcus mutans OMZ175. Oral Microbiol Immunol 24(2): 141-145.
  14. Lemos, J. A., Nascimento, M. M., Lin, V. K., Abranches, J. and Burne, R. A. (2008). Global regulation by (p)ppGpp and CodY in Streptococcus mutans. J Bacteriol 190(15): 5291-5299.
  15. Nascimento, M. M., Lemos, J. A., Abranches, J., Lin, V. K. and Burne, R. A. (2008). Role of RelA of Streptococcus mutans in global control of gene expression. J Bacteriol 190(1): 28-36.
  16. Abranches, J., Nascimento, M. M., Zeng, L., Browngardt, C. M., Wen, Z. T., Rivera, M. F. and Burne, R. A. (2008). CcpA regulates central metabolism and virulence gene expression in Streptococcus mutans. J Bacteriol 190(7): 2340-2349.
  17. Lemos, J. A., Lin, V. K., Nascimento, M. M., Abranches, J. and Burne, R. A. (2007). Three gene products govern (p)ppGpp production by Streptococcus mutans. Mol Microbiol 65(6): 1568-1581.
  18. Koo, H., Seils, J., Abranches, J., Burne, R. A., Bowen, W. H. and Quivey, R. G., Jr. (2006). Influence of apigenin on gtf gene expression in Streptococcus mutans UA159. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50(2): 542-546.
  19. Abranches, J., Lemos, J. A. and Burne, R. A. (2006). Osmotic stress responses of Streptococcus mutans UA159. FEMS Microbiol Lett 255(2): 240-246.
  20. Lemos, J. A., Brown, T. A., Jr., Abranches, J. and Burne, R. A. (2005). Characteristics of Streptococcus mutans strains lacking the MazEF and RelBE toxin-antitoxin modules. FEMS Microbiol Lett 253(2): 251-257.
  21. Lemos, J. A., Abranches, J. and Burne, R. A. (2005). Responses of cariogenic streptococci to environmental stresses. Curr Issues Mol Biol 7(1): 95-107.
  22. Nascimento, M. M., Lemos, J. A., Abranches, J., Goncalves, R. B. and Burne, R. A. (2004). Adaptive acid tolerance response of Streptococcus sobrinus. J Bacteriol 186(19): 6383-6390.
  23. Abranches, J., Chen, Y. Y. and Burne, R. A. (2004). Galactose metabolism by Streptococcus mutans. Appl Environ Microbiol 70(10): 6047-6052.
  24. Abranches, J., Chen, Y. Y. and Burne, R. A. (2003). Characterization of Streptococcus mutans strains deficient in EIIAB Man of the sugar phosphotransferase system. Appl Environ Microbiol 69(8): 4760-4769.
  25. Phan, T. N., Nguyen, P. T., Abranches, J. and Marquis, R. E. (2002). Fluoride and organic weak acids as respiration inhibitors for oral streptococci in acidified environments. Oral Microbiol Immunol 17(2): 119-124.
  26. Abranches, J., Chen, Y. Y. and Burne, R. A. (2003). Characterization of Streptococcus mutans strains deficient in EIIAB Man of the sugar phosphotransferase system. Appl Environ Microbiol 69(8): 4760-4769.

Protocols by Jacqueline Abranches
  1. Lectin Binding Analysis of Streptococcus mutans Glycoproteins