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Handing JW, Criss AK. The lipooligosaccharide modifying enzyme LptA enhances gonococcal defense against human neutrophils. Cellular Microbiology, 2015 (doi: 10.1111/cmi.12411).


Johnson 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, 2015 (doi: 10.1111/cmi.12389).


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


Smirnov 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.


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


Stohl 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.


Ball 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.


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


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


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