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Dr Roman Mortuza


Current research:

Working with A/P Keith Ireton on a project investigating the role of host exocytosis in infection of human cells by Listeria monocytogenes

Publications:

Dowd, G. C., Mortuza, R., Bhalla, M., Ngo, H. V., Li, Y., Rigano, L. A., & Ireton, K. (2020). Listeria monocytogenes exploits host exocytosis to promote cell-to-cell spread. PNAS. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1916676117

Opel-Reading, H. K., Mortuza, R., & Krause, K. L. (2019). Detection of D-glutamate production from the dual function enzyme, 4-amino-4-deoxychorismate lyase/D-amino acid transaminase, in Mycobacterium smegmatisBio-protocol9(1), e3135.  doi: 10.21769/BioProtoc.3135

Mortuza, R., Aung, H. L., Taiaroa, G., Opel-Reading, H. K., Kleffmann, T., Cook, G. M., & Krause, K. L. (2018). Overexpression of a newly identified d-amino acid transaminase in Mycobacterium smegmatis complements glutamate racemase deletion. Molecular Microbiology107(2), 198-213. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13877

Lee, A. C. C., Quaiyum, M. A., Mullany, L. C., Mitra, D. K., Labrique, A., Ahmed, P., … for the Projahnmo Study Group, including Mortuza, R. (2015). Screening and treatment of maternal geniturinary tract infections in early pregnancy to prevent preterm birth in rural Sylhet, Bangladesh: A cluster randomized trial. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth15, 326.  doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0724-8

Li, Y., Mortuza, R., Milligan, D. L., Tran, S. L., Strych, U., Cook, G. M., & Krause, K. L. (2014). Investigation of the essentiality of glutamate racemase in Mycobacterium smegmatisJournal of Bacteriology196(24), 4239-4244.  doi: 10.1128/jb.02090-14

Meem, M., Modak, J. K., Mortuza, R., Morshed, M., Islam, M. S., & Saha, S. K. (2011). Biomarkers for diagnosis of neonatal infections: A systematic analysis of their potential as a point-of-care diagnostics. Journal of Global Health1(2), 201-209.