Publications

2019

Kim, W. J., A. Mai, N. J. Weyand, M. A. Rendón, K. Van Doorslaer, and M. So, "Neisseria gonorrhoeae evades autophagic killing by downregulating CD46-cyt1 and remodeling lysosomes.", PLoS Pathog, vol. 15, issue 2, pp. e1007495, 2019 02. PMCID: PMC6388937  PMID: 30753248
Rendón, M. A., B. Lona, M. Ma, and M. So, "RpoN and the Nps and Npa two-component regulatory system control pilE transcription in commensal Neisseria.", Microbiologyopen, vol. 8, issue 5, pp. e00713, 2019 May. PMCID: PMC6528607  PMID: 30079633
Rhodes, K., M. Ma, and M. So, "A Natural Mouse Model for Neisseria Persistent Colonization.", Methods Mol Biol, vol. 1997, pp. 403-412, 2019. PMID: 31119636

2018

Cabello, F. C., S. N. Cohen, R. Curtiss, G. Dougan, J. van Embden, B. B. Finlay, F. Heffron, D. Helinski, R. Hull, S. Hull, et al., "Farewell Stan Stanley Falkow: 1934-2018.", Environ Microbiol, vol. 20, issue 7, pp. 2322-2333, 2018 Jul. PMID: 30146753
Ma, M., D. A. Powell, N. J. Weyand, K. A. Rhodes, M. A. Rendón, J. A. Frelinger, and M. So, "A Natural Mouse Model for Neisseria Colonization.", Infect Immun, vol. 86, issue 5, 2018 05. PMCID: PMC5913851  PMID: 29440372
Powell, D. A., M. Ma, M. So, and J. A. Frelinger, "The Commensal Modulates Host Innate Immunity To Promote Oral Colonization.", Immunohorizons, vol. 2, issue 9, pp. 305-313, 2018 Oct 31. PMID: 31022695

2017

Łaniewski, P., A. Gomez, G. Hire, M. So, and M. M. Herbst-Kralovetz, "Human Three-Dimensional Endometrial Epithelial Cell Model To Study Host Interactions with Vaginal Bacteria and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.", Infect Immun, vol. 85, issue 3, 2017 03. PMCID: PMC5328489  PMID: 28052997

2016

Hockenberry, A. M., D. M. Hutchens, A. Agellon, and M. So, "Attenuation of the Type IV Pilus Retraction Motor Influences Neisseria gonorrhoeae Social and Infection Behavior.", MBio, vol. 7, issue 6, 2016 12 06. PMCID: PMC5142622  PMID: 27923924
Weyand, N. J., M. Ma, M. Phifer-Rixey, N. A. Taku, M. A. Rendón, A. M. Hockenberry, W. J. Kim, A. B. Agellon, N. Biais, T. A. Suzuki, et al., "Isolation and characterization of Neisseria musculi sp. nov., from the wild house mouse.", Int J Syst Evol Microbiol, vol. 66, issue 9, pp. 3585-3593, 2016 Sep. PMCID: PMC5880574  PMID: 27298306

2013

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
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

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