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AK Redmond, Y Ohta, MF Criscitiello, DJ Macqueen, MF Flajnik, and H Dooley. (2018) Haptoglobin is a divergent MASP family member that neofunctionalized to recycle hemoglobin via CD163 in mammals. Journal of Immunology 201(5):1-9. DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1800508 View PDF

García CF, NPedrini, A Sánchez-Paz, CS Reyna-Blanco, S Lavarias, A Muhlia-Almazán, A Fernández-Giménez, A Laino, E de-la-Re-Vega, G Lukaszewicz, AA López-Zavala, LG Brieba, MF Criscitiello, JS Carrasco-Miranda, KD García-Orozco, A Ochoa-Leyva, E Rudiño-Piñera, A Sanchez-Flores, RR Sotelo-Mundo. (2018) De novo assembly and transcriptome characterization of the freshwater prawn Palaemonetes argentinus: Implications for a detoxification response. Marine Genomics 37: 74–81. DOI:10.1016/j.margen.2017.08.009 View PDF

Breaux, B, ME Hunter, MP Cruz-Schneider, L Sena, RK Bonde, and MF Criscitiello. (2018) The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) T cell receptor loci exhibit V subgroup synteny and chain-specific evolution. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 85 (2018) 71-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2018.04.007 View PDF

Mashoof, S, B Breaux, and MF Criscitiello. (2018) Larval Thymectomy of Xenopus laevis. Cold Spring Harb Protoc; doi:10.1101/pdb.prot099192 View PDF

Ott, JA, CD Castro, TC Deiss, Y Ohta, MF Flajnik, MF Criscitiello. (2018) Somatic hypermutation of T cell receptor α chain contributes to selection in nurse shark thymus. eLife 7:e28477. doi: 10.7554/eLife.28477 View PDF Suppl

Nickodem C, MF Criscitiello, F Bazer, O Abiodun-Ojo, BD Taylor. (2018) Interferon epsilon in the reproductive tract of healthy and genital herpes simplex virus-infected pregnant women: Results of a pilot study. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2018; e12995. DOI:10.1111/aji.12995 View PDF

Stanfield, RL, J Haakenson, TC Deiss, MF Criscitiello, IA Wilson, and VV Smider. (2018) The Unusual Genetics and Biochemistry of Bovine Immunoglobulins. Chapter 4 in F Alt (ed.) Advances in Immunology 137 (pp. 135-164). Academic Press. doi:10.1016/ View PDF

Vadnais, ML, MF Criscitiello, and VV Smider. (2017) Antibodies from other species. Chapter 4 in T Vaughn, J Osbourn, and B Jallal (eds.) Protein Therapeutics (pp. 85-112). Wiley, Verlag & Co. doi:10.1002/9783527699124.ch4 View PDF

Deiss, TC, M. Vadnais, F Wang, PL Chen, A Torkamani, W Mwangi, M LeFranc, MF Criscitiello, and VV Smider. Immunogenetic factors driving formation of ultralong VH CDR3 in Bos taurus antibodies. Cellular and Molecular Immunology (2017) 14:1-12. doi:10.1038/cmi.2017.117 View PDF

Sok D, KM Le, ML Vadnais, KL Saye-Francisco, JG Jardine, JL Torres, ZT Berndsen, L Kong, R Stanfield, J Ruiz, A Ramos, C Liang, PL Chen, MF Criscitiello, W Mwangi, IA Wilson, AB Ward, VV Smider & DR Burton. Rapid elicitation of broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV by immunization in cows. Nature (2017) 548: 108-111. doi:10.1038/nature23301 View PDF

Breaux B., T.C. Deiss, P.L. Chen, M.P. Cruz-Schneider, Sena L., M.E. Hunter, R.K. Bonde, and M.F. Criscitiello. The Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) immunoglobulin heavy chain suggests the importance of clan III variable segments in repertoire diversity. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 72 (2017) 57-68, 2017. View PDF

Mwangi W, P de Figueiredo, M.F. Criscitiello.  "One Health: Addressing Global Challenges at the Nexus of Human, Animal, and Environmental Health." PLoS Pathog 12(9): e1005731, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1005731 View PDF

Ying, W., A. Tseng, R. Cheng An-Cheng, H. Wang, Y. Lin, S. Kanameni, T. Brehm, A. Morin, B. Jones, T. Splawn, M.F. Criscitiello, M.C. Golding, F.W. Bazer, S. Safe and B. Zhou. “miR-150 regulates obesity-associated insulin resistance by controlling B cell function.” Scientific Reports 6:20176, 2016. View PDF

Seelye, S.L., P.L. Chen, T.C. Deiss and M.F. Criscitiello.  “Genomic organization of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) T cell receptor alpha/delta locus and analysis of expressed products.” Immunogenetics 68(5):365-379, 2016. View PDF

Weir, H., P.L. Chen, T.C. Deiss, N. Jacobs, M.B. Nabity, M. Young, and M.F. Criscitiello. “DNP-KLH yields changes in leukocyte populations and immunoglobulin isotype use with different immunization routes in zebrafish.” Frontiers in Immunology 6:606, 2015. View PDF

Ghaffari, N., O.A. Arshad, H. Jeong, J. Thiltges, M.F. Criscitiello, B. Yoon, A. Datta and C.J. Johnson. “Examining de novo transcriptome assemblies via a quality assessment pipeline.” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics PP:99, 2015. View PDF

De los Rios, M., M.F. Criscitiello and V.V. Smider. “Structural and genetic diversity in antibody repertoires from diverse species.” Current Opinion in Structural Biology 33:27-41, 2015. View PDF.

Criscitiello, M.F. Immunobiology of the Shark. S.L. Smith, R.B. Sim and M.F. Flajnik editors, CRC Press : Boca Raton 2015. Chapter 11 Shark Immunoglobulin Light Chains View PDF Chapter 12 Shark T Cell Receptors View PDF

Ghaffari, N., A. Sanchez-Flores, R. Doan, K.D. Garcia-Orozco, P.L. Chen, A. Ochoa-Leyva, A.A. Lopez-Zavala, J.S. Carrasco, C. Hong, L.G. Brieba, E. Rudiño-Piñra, P.D. Blood, J.E. Sawyer, C.D. Johnson, S.V. Dindot, R.R. Sotelo-Mundo and M.F. Criscitiello. “Novel transcriptome assembly and improved annotation of the whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), a dominant crustacean in global seafood mariculture.” Scientific Reports 4:7081, 2014. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F. "What the shark immune system can and cannot provide for the expanding design landscape of immunotherapy." Exp Opin in Drug Discovery 9(7):1-15, 2014. View PDF

Romoser, A.A., M.F. Criscitiello, and C.S. Sayes. “Engineered nanoparticles induce DNA damage in primary human skin cells, even at low doses.” NanoLIFE 4(1):14401.1-13, 2014. View PDF

Mashoof, S.M., C. Pohlenz, P.C. Chen, D. Gatlin, A. Buentello and M.F. Criscitiello. “Expressed IgH μ and τ transcripts share diversity segment in ranched Thunnus orientalis.Developmental and Comparative Immunology 43:76-86, 2014. View PDFPat Loading gel

López-Zavala, A.A., J.S. Carrasco-Miranda, K.D. Garcia-Orozco, R. Sugich-Miranda, J.M. Hernandez-Flores, M.F. Criscitiello, Luis G. Brieba, Rogerio R. Sotelo-Mundo and Enrique Rudiño-Piñera. “Crystal structure of shrimp arginine kinase in binary complex with arginine - a molecular view of the phosphagen precursor binding to the enzyme.” Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes 45:511-518, 2013. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F., M.B. Dickman, J.E. Samuel and P. de Figueiredo. "Tripping on Acid: trans-kingdom perspectives on biological acids in immunity and pathogenesis." PLoS Pathogens 9(7): e1003402, 2013. View PDF

Wang, F., D.C. Ekiert, I. Ahmad, W. Li, Y. Zhang, A. Torkamani, T. Raudsepp, W. Mwangi, M.F. Criscitiello, I.A. Wilson, P.G. Schultz, and V.V. Smider. "Reshaping antibody diversity." Cell 153: 1379-1393, 2013. View PDF

Mashoof, S., A. Goodroe, C.C. Du, J.O. Eubanks, N. Jacobs, J.M. Steiner, I. Tizard, J.S. Suchodolski and M.F. Criscitiello. "Ancient T-independence of mucosal IgX/A: gut microbiota unaffected by larval thymectomy in Xenopus laevis." Mucosal Immunology 6(2):358-68, 2013. View PDF

Zimmer, D.B., J.O. Eubanks, D. Ramakrishnan, and M.F. Criscitiello. "Evolution of the S100 family of calcium sensor proteins." Cell Calcium 53(3):170-9, 2013. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F. and P. de Figueiredo. "Fifty Shades of Immune Defense." PLoS Pathogens 9(2): e1003110, 2013. View PDF

Pohlenz, C., A. Buentello, M.F. Criscitiello, W. Mwangi, R. Smith and D.M. Gatlin III. "Synergies between vaccination and dietary arginine and glutamine supplementation improve the immune response of channel catfish against Edwardsiella ictaluri." Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 33:543-551, 2012. View PDF

Flajnik, M.F., T. Tlapakova, M.F. Criscitiello, V. Krylov and Y. Ohta. "Evolution of the B7 family: co-evolution of B7H6 and NKp30, and of B7's historical relationship with the MHC." Immunogenetics, 64:571-590, 2012. View PDF

Romoser, A.A., D.E. Figueroa, A. Sooresh, K. Scribner, P.L. Chen, W. Porter, M.F. Criscitiello, and C.M. Sayes. "Distinct immunomodulatory effects of a panel of nanoparticles in human dermal fibroblasts." Toxicological Letters 210:293-301, 2012. View PDF

rustyDu, C., S. Mashoof and M.F. Criscitiello. "Oral immunization of the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) upregulates the mucosal immunoglobulin IgX." Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 145:493-498, 2012. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F., Y. Ohta, M.D. Graham, J.O. Eubanks, P.L. Chen and M.F. Flajnik. "Shark class II invariant chain suggests ancient conserved function with cathepsins in the class II presentation pathway." Developmental and Comparative Immunology 36:521-533, 2012. View PDF

Owen, J.L., M.F. Criscitiello, S. Libreros, R. Garcia-Areas, K. Guthrie, M. Torroella-Kouri, and V. Iragavarapu-Charyulu. "Expression of the inflammatory chemokines CCL2, CCL5 and CXCL2 and the receptors CCR1-3 and CXCR2 in T lymphocytes from mammary tumor bearing mice." Cellular Immunology, 270: 172-182, 2011. View PDF

Romoser, A.A., P.L. Chen, J.M. Berg, C. Seabury, I. Ivanov, M.F. Criscitiello and C.M. Sayes. "Quantum dots trigger modulation of the NFkappaB pathway in human skin cells". Molecular Immunology, 48: 1349-1359, 2011. View PDF

Dooley, H., Buckingham E.B., Criscitiello M.F., Flajnik M.F. "Emergence of the acute-phase protein hemopexin in jawed vertebrates." Molecular Immunology, 48:147-152, 2010. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F., Ohta Y., Saltis M., McKinney E.C., Flajnik M.F. " Evolutionarily conserved TCR binding sites, identification of T cells in primary lymphoid tissues, and surprising trans-rearrangements in nurse shark." Journal of Immunology, 184(12):6950-60, 2010. View PDF

Parra, Z.E., Ohta Y., Criscitiello M.F., Flajnik M.F., Miller R.D. "The dynamic TCRdelta: TCRdelta chains in the amphibian Xenopus tropicalis utilize antibody-like V genes." European Journal of Immunology, 40(1-11), 2010. View PDF

Saltis, M., M.F. Criscitiello, Y. Ohta, M. Keefe, N.S. Trede, R. Goitsuka and M.F. Flajnik. "Evolutionarily conserved and divergent regions of the autoimmune regulator (Aire) gene: a comparative analysis." Immunogenetics, 60(2):105-14, 2008. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F. and M.F. Flajnik. "Lambda and kappa are two of four primordial immunoglobulin light chain isotypes." European Journal of Immunology, 37(10):2683-94, 2007. View PDF

Hsu, E. and M.F. Criscitiello. "Diverse immunoglobulin light chain organizations in fish retain potential to revise receptor specificities." The Journal of Immunology, 177(4):2452-62, 2006. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F., M. Saltis and M.F. Flajnik. "An evolutionarily mobile antigen receptor variable region gene: doubly rearranging NAR-TcR genes in sharks." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 103(13):5036-41, 2006. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F., N.E. Wermenstam, L. Pilstrom and E.C. McKinney. "Allelic polymorphism of T cell receptor constant domains is widespread in fishes." Immunogenetics 55, 818-824, 2004. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F., S.M. Kamper, E.C. McKinney. "Allelic polymorphism of TCR α chain constant domain genes in the bicolor damselfish." Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 28, 781-792, 2004. View PDF lunch with Sebastian

Ohta, Y., E.C. McKinney, M.F. Criscitiello, and M.F. Flajnik. "Proteasome, transporter associated with antigen processing, and class I genes in the nurse shark Ginglymostoma cirratum: evidence for a stable class I region and MHC haplotype lineages." The Journal of Immunology, 168, 771-781, 2002. View PDF

Criscitiello, M.F., R. Benedetto, A. Antao, M.R. Wilson, V.G. Chinchar, N.W. Miller, L.W. Clem, and T.J. McConnell. "β2-microglobulin of Ictalurid catfishes." Immunogenetics 48, 339-343, 1998. View PDF

Wright, K.L., B.J. Vilen, Y.I. Lindstrom, T.L. Moore, G. Li, M.F. Criscitiello, P. Cogswell, J.B. Clarke, and J.P. Ting. "CCAAT box binding protein NF-Y facilitates in vivo recruitment of upstream DNA binding transcription factors." The EMBO Journal 13, 4042-4053, 1994. View PDF