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pubmedicon30-30Palmer A, Criss AK. Gonococcal Defenses against Antimicrobial Activities of Neutrophils. Trends in Microbiology 26: 1022-1034, 2018.

pubmedicon30-30Handing JW, Ragland SA, Bharathan UV, Criss AK. The MtrCDE Efflux Pump Contributes to Survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae From Human Neutrophils and Their Antimicrobial Components. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 2688, 2018.

pubmedicon30-30Stevens JS, Gray MC, Morisseau C, Criss AK. Endocervical and neutrophil lipoxygenases coordinate neutrophil transepithelial migration to Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 218: 1663-1674, 2018.

pubmedicon30-30Ragland SA, Humbert MV, Christodoulides M, Criss AK. Neisseria gonorrhoeae employs two protein inhibitors to evade killing by human lysozyme. PLOS Pathogens 14:e1007080, 2018 (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007080), 2018.

pubmedicon30-30Stevens JS, Criss AK. Pathogenesis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the female reproductive tract: neutrophilic host response, sustained infection, and clinical sequelae. Current Opinion in Hematology 25:13-21, 2018.

pubmedicon30-30Criss AK, Tang CM. Neisseria: recent advances and future challenges. Pathogens and Disease 75(8): ftx090 (doi:10.1093/femspd/ftx090), 2017.

pubmedicon30-30Ragland SA, Criss AK. From bacterial killing to immune modulation: recent insights into the functions of lysozyme. PLOS Pathogens 13(9):e1006512 (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1006512), 2017.

pubmedicon30-30Smirnov A, Solga M, Lannigan J, Criss AK. High-throughput particle uptake analysis using imaging flow cytometry., Current Protocols in Cytometry 80: 11.22.1–11.22.17, 2017.

pubmedicon30-30Ragland S, Schaub R, Hackett KT, Dillard JP, Criss AK. Two lytic transglycosylases in Neisseria gonorrhoeae impart resistance to killing by lysozyme and human neutrophils. Cellular Microbiology 19 (doi: 10.1111/cmi.12662), 2017.

pubmedicon30-30Jean S, Juneau RA, Criss AK, Cornelissen CN. Neisseria gonorrhoeae Evades Calprotectin-Mediated Nutritional Immunity and Survives Neutrophil Extracellular Traps by Expression of TdfH. Infection and Immunity 84: 2982-2994, 2016.

pubmedicon30-30Martin JN, Ball LM, Solomon T, Criss AK, Columbus L.  Neisserial Opa protein – CEACAM interactions: competition for receptors as a means for bacterial survival and pathogenesis.  Biochemistry 55: 4286-4294, 2016.

pubmedicon30-30Smirnov A, Solga MD, Lannigan JA, Criss AK. An improved method for differentiating cell-bound from internalized particles by imaging flow cytometry. Journal of Immunological Methods 423: 60-69, 2015.

pubmedicon30-30Juneau RA, Stevens JM, Apicella MA, Criss AK. A thermonuclease of Neisseria gonorrhoeae enhances bacterial escape from killing by neutrophil extracellular traps. Journal of Infectious Diseases 212: 316-324, 2015.

pubmedicon30-30Handing JW, Criss AK. The lipooligosaccharide modifying enzyme LptA enhances gonococcal defense against human neutrophils. Cellular Microbiology 17: 910-921, 2015.

pubmedicon30-30Johnson MB, Ball LM, Daily KP, Martin JN, Columbus L, Criss AK. Opa+ Neisseria gonorrhoeae exhibits reduced survival in human neutrophils via Src family kinase-mediated bacterial trafficking into mature phagolysosomes. Cellular Microbiology 17: 648-665, 2015.

mededportal30-30Criss AK, Erickson LD. The Complement System and Bacterial Complement Resistance: Team-Based Learning. MedEdPORTAL #9825.

pubmedicon30-30Smirnov A, Daily KP, Criss AK. Assembly of NADPH oxidase in human neutrophils is modulated by the opacity-associated protein expression state of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Infection and Immunity 82: 1036-44, 2014.

pubmedicon30-30Johnson MB, Criss AK. Fluorescence microscopy methods for determining the viability of bacteria in association with mammalian cells. Journal of Visualized Experiments 79:e50729, 2013.

pubmedicon30-30Stohl EA, Dale EM, Criss AK, Seifert HS. Neisseria gonorrhoeae metalloprotease NGO1686 is required for full piliation, and piliation is required for resistance to H2O2– and neutrophil-mediated killing. mBio 4:e00399-13, 2013.

pubmedicon30-30Ball LM, Criss AK. Constitutively Opa-expressing and Opa-deficient Neisseria gonorrhoeae differentially stimulate and survive exposure to human neutrophils. Journal of Bacteriology 195:2982-2990, 2013.

pubmedicon30-30Johnson MB, Criss AK.  Neisseria gonorrhoeae phagosomes delay fusion with primary granules to enhance bacterial survival inside human neutrophils. Cellular Microbiology 15:1323-1340, 2013.

pubmedicon30-30Criss AK, Seifert HS.  A bacterial siren song: intimate interactions between Neisseria and neutrophils.  Nature Reviews Microbiology 10: 178-190, 2012.

pubmedicon30-30Johnson MB, Criss AK.   Resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to neutrophils. Frontiers in Microbiology 2:77, 2011. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2011.00077