Recent Publications

Da Costa TM, Viljoen A, Towell AM, Dufrêne YF, Geoghegan JA (2022). Fibronectin binding protein B binds to loricrin and promotes corneocyte adhesion by Staphylococcus aureus. Nature Communications. 13: 2517.

Towell AM, Feuillie C, Vitry P, Da Costa TM, Mathelié-Guinlet M, Kezic S, Fleury OM, McAleer MA, Dufrêne YF, Irvine AD, Geoghegan JA (2021) Staphylococcus aureus binds to the N-terminal region of corneodesmosin to adhere to the stratum corneum in atopic dermatitis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 118(1):e2014444118.

Olatunji S, Yu X, Bailey J, Huang C, Zapotoczna M, Bowen K, Remškar M, Müller R, Scanlan EM, Geoghegan JA, Olieric V, Caffrey M (2020) Structures of lipoprotein signal peptidase II from Staphylococcus aureus complexed with antibiotics globomycin and myxovirescin. Nature Communications. 11(1):140.

Lacey KA, Mulcahy ME, Towell AM, Geoghegan JA, McLoughlin RM (2019). Clumping factor B is an important virulence factor during Staphylococcus aureus skin infection and a promising vaccine target. PLoS Pathogens. 15(4):e1007713.

Zapotoczna M, Riboldi GP, Moustafa AM, Dickson E, Narechania A, Morrissey JA, Planet PJ, Holden MTG, Waldron KJ,  Geoghegan JA (2018) Mobile-Genetic-Element-Encoded Hypertolerance to Copper Protects   Staphylococcus aureus  from Killing by Host Phagocytes.   mBio. 9(5). pii: e00550-18.   doi: 10.1128/mBio.00550-18.

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