Recommended Readings: Vincent A. Fischetti PhD Nov 23, 2009

Monday Lecture


Using What Phage have Learned to Kill Gram-positive Bacteria

Vincent A. Fischetti PhD

Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology

Rockefeller University

Nov. 23, 2009

Welch Hall, Level Two

Recommended Readings: 

O’Flaherty S, Ross RP, Coffey A .  2009.  Bacteriophage and their lysins for elimination of infectious bacteria.   FEMS MICROBIOLOGY REVIEWS    33(4):801-819  

Frias MJ, Melo-Cristino J, Ramirez M. 2009. The Autolysin LytA Contributes to Efficient Bacteriophage Progeny Release in Streptococcus pneumoniae.  JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY   191(17):5428-5440  

 Fischetti VA.  2008.   Bacteriophage lysins as effective antibacterials.  CURRENT OPINION IN MICROBIOLOGY  11(5):393-400    

Raz A, Fischetti VA.  2008.  Sortase A localizes to distinct foci on the Streptococcus pyogenes membrane.  PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105(47):18549-18554     

 Celia LK, Nelson D, Kerr DE.  2008.  Characterization of a bacteriophage lysin (Ply700) from Streptococcus uberis.  VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY  130(1-2):107-117   Request this article from Markus Library

 Fischetti VA.  2007.  Harnessing the host response for antiinfective therapy.  INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS  29(Supple 2):S97-S97   Request this article from Markus Library.

 Rotem S, Radzishevsky I, Inouye RT, et al.  2006.  Identification of antimicrobial peptide regions derived from genomic sequences of phage lysins.  PEPTIDES  27(1):18-26   Request this article from Markus Library.

 Cheng Q, Nelson D, Zhu SW, Fischetti VA.  2005.  Removal of group B streptococci colonizing the vagina and oropharynx of mice with a bacteriophage, lytic enzyme.  ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY   49(1):111-117  

 Jado I, Lopez R, Garcia E, et al.  2003.  Phage lytic enzymes as therapy for antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in a murine sepsis model. JOURNAL OF ANTIMICROBIAL CHEMOTHERAPY   52(6):967-973