Recent publications

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• Nelson, B.N., A.N. Hawkins, and K.L.Wozniak. Pulmonary Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Responses to Cryptococcus neoformans. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 11 February 2020 |

• Hole CR, Wager CML, Castro-Lopez N, Campuzano A, Cai H, Wozniak KL, Wang Y, Wormley FL Jr. Induction of memory-like dendritic cell responses in vivo. Nat Commun. 2019 Jul 4;10(1):2955. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10486-5. PubMed PMID: 31273203; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6609631.

• Leopold Wager, C.M., C.R. Hole, A. Campuzano, N. Castro-Lopez, H. Cai, M.C. Caballero Van Dyke, K.L. Wozniak, Y. Wang, F.L. Wormley, Jr. IFN-γ Immune Priming of Macrophages In Vivo Induces Prolonged STAT1 Binding and Protection against Cryptococcus neoformans. PLOS Pathogens. Oct 10, 2018.

• K.L. Wozniak Interactions of Cryptococcus with Dendritic Cells. Journal of Fungi. 2018. 4(1), 36; doi:10.3390/jof4010036.

• Caballero Van Dyke, M.C., A.K. Chaturvedi, S.E. Hardison, C.M. Leopold Wager, N. Castro-Lopez, C.R. Hole, K.L. Wozniak, and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Induction of Broad-Spectrum Protective Immunity against Disparate Cryptococcus Serotypes. Frontiers in Immunology. 2017.

• Campuzano, A., N. Castro-Lopez, K.L. Wozniak, C.M. Leopold Wager, and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Dectin-3 is not required for protection against Cryptococcus neoformans infection. PLoS One. 2017. 12(1): e0169347. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169347. PMID: 28107361

• Hole, C.R., C.M. Leopold Wager, A. Mendiola, K.L. Wozniak, A. Campuzano, X. Lin, and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Anti-fungal Activity of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Against Cryptococcus neoformans In Vitro Requires Expression of Dectin-3 (CLEC4D) and Reactive Oxygen Species. Infection and Immunity. 2016; 84 (9) 2493-504. PMCID: PMC4995896.

• Leopold Wager, C.M., C.R. Hole, K.L. Wozniak, and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Cryptococcus and Innate Phagocytes: Complex Interactions that Influence Disease Outcome. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2016; 7:105. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.00105. PMCID: PMC4746234

• Hung, C.Y., K.L. Wozniak, and G. Cole. Flow Cytometric Analysis of Protective T-Cell Response Against Pulmonary Coccidioides Infection. 2016. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vaccine Design - Methods and Protocols: Volume 1: Vaccines for Human Diseases. Chapter 31. Humana Press.

• Zhai, B.*, K.L. Wozniak* (co-first author), J. Masso-Silva, S. Upadhyay, C.R. Hole, A. Rivera, F.L. Wormley, Jr., and X. Lin. Development of protective inflammation and cell-mediated immunity against Cryptococcus neoformans after exposure to hyphal mutants. mBio. 2015; Oct 6;6(5). pii: e01433-15. PMCID: PMC4611043

• Leopold Wager, C.M., C.R. Hole, K.L. Wozniak, M.A. Olszewski, M. Mueller, F.L. Wormley, Jr. STAT1 signaling within macrophages is required for antifungal activity against Cryptococcus neoformans. Infection and Immunity. 2015; 83 (12) 4513-27. PMCID: PMC4645398

Wozniak, K.L., M.A. Olszewski, and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Molecules at the Interface of Cryptococcus and the Host that Determine Disease Susceptibility. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 2015; 78:87-92. PMID: 25445308

• Leopold Wager, C.M., C.R. Hole, K.L. Wozniak, M.A. Olszewski, F.L. Wormley, Jr. STAT1 Signaling is Essential for Protection against Cryptococcus neoformans Infection in Mice. The Journal of Immunology. 2014; 193(8): 4060-71. PMID: 25200956

• Chaturvedi, A.K., R.S. Hameed, K.L. Wozniak, C.R. Hole, C.M. Leopold Wager, S.T. Weintraub, J.L. Lopez-Ribot, and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Vaccine-mediated Immune Responses to Experimental Pulmonary Cryptococcus gattii Infection in Mice. PLoS One. 2014; 13;9(8):e104316. PMID: 25119981

Wozniak, K.L., C.R. Hole, J. Yano, P.L. Fidel, Jr., and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Characterization of IL-22 and Antimicrobial Peptide Production in Mice Protected Against Pulmonary Cryptococcus neoformans Infection. Microbiology. 2014; 160 (Pt 7): 1440-52. PMID: 24760968

Wozniak, K.L., J.K. Kolls, and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Depletion of Neutrophils in a Protective Model of Pulmonary Cryptococcosis Results in Increased IL-17A Production by Gamma/delta T cells. BMC Immunology. 2012;13:65. PMCID:PMC3538069.

• Hole, C.R., H. Bui, F.L. Wormley, Jr., and K.L. Wozniak. Mechanisms of Dendritic Cell Lysosomal Killing of Cryptococcus. Scientific Reports. 2012;2:739. PMCID: PMC3472389.

• Hardison S.E., G. Herrera, M.L. Young, C.R. Hole, K.L. Wozniak, F.L. Wormley, Jr. Protective immunity against pulmonary cryptococcosis is associated with STAT1-mediated classical macrophage activation. The Journal of Immunology. 2012;189:4060-8. PMCID: PMC3466339.

• Yano, J., J.K. Kolls, K.I. Happel, F.L. Wormley, K.L. Wozniak, P.L. Fidel. The acute neutrophil response mediated by S100 alarmins during vaginal Candida infections is independent of the Th17-pathway. PLoS One. 2012;7(9):e46311. PMCID: PMC3457984.

Wozniak, K.L., M.A. Olszewski, and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Host Immune Responses Against Pulmonary Fungal Pathogens. Pulmonary Infections. 2012; pp 85-128. Amer Amal (Ed.), InTech.

Wozniak, K.L., S.E. Hardison, M.A. Olszewski, and F.L. Wormley Jr. Induction of Protective Immunity Against Cryptococcosis. Mycopathologia. 2012; 173: 387-94. PMID: 22143898.

Wozniak, K.L., M.L. Young, and F.L.Wormley, Jr. Protective Immunity Against Experimental Pulmonary Cryptococcosis in T Cell Depleted Mice. Clinical Vaccine Immunology. 2011; 18:717-23. PMCID: PMC3122518.

Wozniak, K.L., S.E. Hardison, J.K. Kolls, and F.L. Wormley, Jr. Role of IL-17A on Resolution of Pulmonary C. neoformans Infection. PLoS ONE. 2011; 6: e17204. PMCID: PMC3040760.

Wozniak, K.L. and S.M. Levitz. T Cell and Dendritic Cell Immune Responses to Cryptococcus. Cryptococcus: From human pathogen to model yeast. 2011; pp 387-396. ASM Press.