Publications

2013

Calton, C. M., L. K. Wade, and M. So, "Upregulation of ATF3 inhibits expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 during Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection.", Cell Microbiol, vol. 15, issue 11, pp. 1837-50, 2013 Nov. PMCID: PMC3796059  PMID: 23648135
Rendón, M. A., A. M. Hockenberry, S. A. McManus, and M. So, "Sigma factor RpoN (σ54) regulates pilE transcription in commensal Neisseria elongata.", Mol Microbiol, vol. 90, issue 1, pp. 103-13, 2013 Oct. PMCID: PMC4474139  PMID: 23899162
Weyand, N. J., A. M. Wertheimer, T. R. Hobbs, J. L. Sisko, N. A. Taku, L. D. Gregston, S. Clary, D. L. Higashi, N. Biais, L. M. Brown, et al., "Neisseria infection of rhesus macaques as a model to study colonization, transmission, persistence, and horizontal gene transfer.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 110, issue 8, pp. 3059-64, 2013 Feb 19. PMCID: PMC3581930  PMID: 23382234

2011

Choileain, S. Ni, N. J. Weyand, C. Neumann, J. Thomas, M. So, and A. L. Astier, "The dynamic processing of CD46 intracellular domains provides a molecular rheostat for T cell activation.", PLoS One, vol. 6, issue 1, pp. e16287, 2011. PMCID: PMC3023775  PMID: 21283821
Higashi, D. L., N. Biais, N. J. Weyand, A. Agellon, J. L. Sisko, L. M. Brown, and M. So, "N. elongata produces type IV pili that mediate interspecies gene transfer with N. gonorrhoeae.", PLoS One, vol. 6, issue 6, pp. e21373, 2011. PMCID: PMC3120873  PMID: 21731720

2010

Weyand, N. J., C. M. Calton, D. L. Higashi, K. J. Kanack, and M. So, "Presenilin/gamma-secretase cleaves CD46 in response to Neisseria infection.", J Immunol, vol. 184, issue 2, pp. 694-701, 2010 Jan 15. PMID: 20018629
Biais, N., D. L. Higashi, J. Brujic, M. So, and M. P. Sheetz, "Force-dependent polymorphism in type IV pili reveals hidden epitopes.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 107, issue 25, pp. 11358-63, 2010 Jun 22. PMCID: PMC2895099  PMID: 20534431
Marri, P. Reddy, M. Paniscus, N. J. Weyand, M. A. Rendón, C. M. Calton, D. R. Hernández, D. L. Higashi, E. Sodergren, G. M. Weinstock, S. D. Rounsley, et al., "Genome sequencing reveals widespread virulence gene exchange among human Neisseria species.", PLoS One, vol. 5, issue 7, pp. e11835, 2010. PMCID: PMC2911385  PMID: 20676376

2009

Higashi, D. L., G. H. Zhang, N. Biais, L. R. Myers, N. J. Weyand, D. A. Elliott, and M. So, "Influence of type IV pilus retraction on the architecture of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae-infected cell cortex.", Microbiology, vol. 155, issue Pt 12, pp. 4084-92, 2009 Dec. PMCID: PMC2889423  PMID: 19762436

2008

Biais, N., B. Ladoux, D. Higashi, M. So, and M. Sheetz, "Cooperative retraction of bundled type IV pili enables nanonewton force generation.", PLoS Biol, vol. 6, issue 4, pp. e87, 2008 Apr 15. PMCID: PMC2292754  PMID: 18416602
Howie, H. L., S. L. Shiflett, and M. So, "Extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation by Neisseria gonorrhoeae downregulates epithelial cell proapoptotic proteins Bad and Bim.", Infect Immun, vol. 76, issue 6, pp. 2715-21, 2008 Jun. PMCID: PMC2423055  PMID: 18391004

2007

Higashi, D. L., S. W. Lee, A. Snyder, N. J. Weyand, A. Bakke, and M. So, "Dynamics of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Attachment: Microcolony Development, Cortical Plaque Formation, and Cytoprotection.", Infect Immun, vol. 75, issue 10, pp. 4743-53, 2007 Oct. PMCID: PMC2044525  PMID: 17682045

2005

Howie, H. L., M. Glogauer, and M. So, "The N. gonorrhoeae type IV pilus stimulates mechanosensitive pathways and cytoprotection through a pilT-dependent mechanism.", PLoS Biol, vol. 3, issue 4, pp. e100, 2005 Apr. PMCID: PMC1065265  PMID: 15769184

2004

Bonnah, R. A., M. U. Muckenthaler, H. Carlson, B. Minana, C. A. Enns, M. W. Hentze, and M. So, "Expression of epithelial cell iron-related genes upon infection by Neisseria meningitidis.", Cell Microbiol, vol. 6, issue 5, pp. 473-84, 2004 May. PMID: 15056217

2000

Merz, A. J., M. So, and M. P. Sheetz, "Pilus retraction powers bacterial twitching motility.", Nature, vol. 407, issue 6800, pp. 98-102, 2000 Sep 7. PMID: 10993081