Publications

Probert M, Zhou X, Goodall M, Johnston SA, Bielska E, Ballou ER, May, R.C. 2019. A Glucuronoxylomannan Epitope Exhibits Serotype-Specific Accessibility and Redistributes towards the Capsule Surface during Titanization of the Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Infect Immun. 87(4).

Sephton-Clark PCS, Munoz JF, Ballou ER, Cuomo CA, Voelz K. 2018. Pathways of Pathogenicity: Transcriptional Stages of Germination in the Fatal Fungal Pathogen Rhizopus delemar. mSphere. 3(5)

Zhou X, Ballou ER. 2018. The Cryptococcus neoformans Titan Cell: From In Vivo Phenomenon to In Vitro Model. Current Clinical Microbiology Reports. 5(4):252-60.

Dambuza, I.M., Drake, T.,  Chapuis, A., Zhou, X., Corriea, J., Taylor-Smith, L., LeGrave, N., Rasmussen, T., Fisher, M.C., Bicanic, T., Harrison, T.S., Jaspars, M., May, R.C., Brown, G.D., Yuecel, R., MacCallum, D.M., E.R. Ballou* 2018. The Cryptococcus neoformans Titan cell is an inducible and regulated morphotype underlying pathogenesis. PLOS Pathogens. 14(5): e1006978.

Crawford, A.C., Lehtovirta-Morley, L.E., Alamir, O., Niemeic, M.J., Alawfi, B., Alsarraf, M., Skrahina, V., Costa, A.C.B.P., Anderson, A., Yellagunda, S., Ballou, E.R., Hube, B., Urban, C.F., D. Wilson. 2018. Biphasic zinc compartmentalisation in a human fungal pathogen. PLOS Pathogens. 14(5): e1007013

Warris, A., E.R. Ballou*. 2018. Oxidative responses and fungal infection biology. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 1–13.

Ballou, E.R.*, Johnston, S. 2017. The Cause and Effect of Cryptococcus interactions with the host. Current Opinions in Microbiology. 40: 88-94

Sherrington, S.L., Sorsby, E., Mahtey, N., Kumwenda, P., Lenardon, M.D., Brown, I., Ballou, E.R., MacCallum, D.M., and R. A. Hall. (2017). Adaptation of Candida albicans to environmental pH induces cell wall remodelling and enhances innate immune recognition. PLOS Pathogens. 13(5): e1006403.

Ballou, E.R., Avelar, G.M., Childers, D.S., Mackie, J., Bain, J.M., Wagener, J., Kastora, S.L., Panea, M.D., Hardison, S.E., Walker, L.A., Erwig, L.P., Munro, C.A., Gow, N.A.R., Brown, G.D., MacCallum, D.M., and A.J.P. Brown. 2016. Lactate sensing drives fungal immune evasion. Nature Microbiology. p16238.

Mackie J., Szabo, E.K., Urgast, D.S., Ballou, E. R., Childers, D.S., McCallum, D.M., Feldmann, J., and A.J.P. Brown. 2016. Host-Imposed Copper Poisoning Impacts Fungal Micronutrient Acquisition During Systemic Candida albicans Infections. PLOS One. 11(6): e0158683.

Ballou, E.R. D. Wilson. 2016. The roles of copper and zinc sensing in fungal pathogenesis. Current Opinions in Microbiology. 32: 128–134

Childers, D.S., Raziunaite, I., Mol Avelar, G., Mackie, J., Budge, S., Stead, D., Gow, N.A.R., Lenardon, M.D., Ballou, E.R., MacCallum, D.M., and A.J.P. Brown. 2016. The rewiring of ubiquitination targets in a pathogenic yeast promotes metabolic flexibility, host colonization and virulence. PLOS Pathogens. 12(4): e1005566.

Bain, J.M., Louw, J., Lewis, L.E., Okai, B., Walls, C.A., Ballou, E.R., Walker, L.A., Reid, D., Munro, C.A., Brown, A.J.P., Brown, G.D., Gow, N.A.R., and L.P. Erwig. 2014. Candida albicans Hypha Formation and Mannan Masking of β-Glucan Inhibit Macrophage Phagosome Maturation. mBio. 5: e01874-14

Potrykus, J., Ballou, E.R., Childers, D.S., and A.J.P. Brown. 2014. Conflicting Interests in the Pathogen-Host Tug of War: Fungal Micronutrient Scavenging Versus Mammalian Nutritional Immunity. PLOS Pathogens. 10: e1003910

Ballou, E.R., Kozubowski, L., Nichols, C.B., and J.A. Alspaugh. 2013. Ras1 acts through duplicated Cdc42 and Rac proteins to regulate morphogenesis and pathogenesis in the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. PLOS Genetics 9: e1003687.

Ballou, E.R., Selvig, K., Narloch, J.L., Nichols, C.B., and J.A. Alspaugh. 2013. Two Rac paralogs regulate polarized growth in the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. Fungal Genetics and Biology 57:58-75.

Selvig, K., Ballou, E.R., Nichols, C.B., and J.A. Alspaugh. 2013. Restricted Substrate Specificity for the Geranylgeranyltransferase-I Enzyme in Cryptococcus neoformans: Implications for Virulence. Eukaryotic Cell 12:1462-71.

Ballou, E.R., Alspaugh, J.A., and C.B. Nichols. 2012.Morphogenesis in Cryptococcus neoformans, in J Perez-Martin and A Di Pietro, eds. Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi. Topics in Current Genetics 22, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 197.

Okagaki, L.H., Wang, Y., Ballou, E.R., O’Meara, T.R., Bahn, Y.S., Alspaugh, J.A., Xu, C., and K. Neilsen. 2011. Cryptococcal Titan Cell Formation is Regulated by G-Protein Signaling in Response to Multiple Stimuli. Eukaryotic Cell 10: 1306-1316.

Nichols, C.B., Ferrerya, J., Ballou, E.R., and J.A. Alspaugh. 2009. Subcellular localization directs signaling specificity of the Cryptococcus neoformans Ras1 protein. Eukaryotic Cell 8: 181 -189.

Ballou, E.R., Nichols, C., Miglia, K., Kozubowski, L., and J.A. Alspaugh. 2010. Two CDC42 paralogs modulate C. neoformans thermotolerance and morphogenesis under host physiological conditions. Molecular Microbiology 75: 763-780.