Jerse Laboratory

MIC Contact

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Phone: (301) 295-3400
FAX: (301) 295-1545

Publications

Animal Modeling

Female Mouse Model of Gc Genital Tract Infection

  • Jerse Lab StaffJerse, A. E. (1999). "Experimental gonococcal genital tract infection and opacity protein expression in estradiol-treated mice." Infect Immun 67(11): 5699-708.
  • Dalal, S. J., J. S. Estep, I. E. Valentin-Bon and A. E. Jerse (2001). "Standardization of the Whitten Effect to induce susceptibility to Neisseria gonorrhoeae in female mice." Contemp Top Lab Anim Sci 40(2): 13-7.
  • Packiam, M., S. J. Veit, D. J. Anderson, R. R. Ingalls and A. E. Jerse (2010). "Mouse strain-dependent differences in susceptibility to Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection and induction of innate immune responses." Infect Immun 78(1): 433-40.
  • Jerse A.E., H. Wu, M. Packiam, R.A. Vonck, A.A. Begum , and L.E. Garvin. 2011. Estradiol-treated female mice as surrogate hosts for Neisseria gonorrhoeae genital tract infections. Front. Microbiol. 2:107.

 

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Gc/Chlamydia Co-infection Model

  • Vonck, R. A., T. Darville, C. M. O'Connell and A. E. Jerse (2011). "Chlamydial infection increases gonococcal colonization in a novel murine coinfection model." Infect Immun 79(4): 1566-77.

 

 

Gc/Lactobacillus Co-colonization Model

  • St Amant, D. C., I. E. Valentin-Bon and A. E. Jerse (2002). "Inhibition of Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Lactobacillus species that are commonly isolated from the female genital tract." Infect Immun 70(12): 7169-71.
  • Muench, D. F., D. J. Kuch, H. Wu, A. A. Begum, S. J. Veit, M. E. Pelletier, A. A. Soler-Garcia and A. E. Jerse (2009). "Hydrogen peroxide-producing lactobacilli inhibit gonococci in vitro but not during experimental genital tract infection." J Infect Dis 199(9): 1369-78.
  • Jerse, A. E., E. T. Crow, A. N. Bordner, I. Rahman, C. N. Cornelissen, T. R. Moench and K. Mehrazar (2002). "Growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the female mouse genital tract does not require the gonococcal transferrin or hemoglobin receptors and may be enhanced by commensal lactobacilli." Infect Immun 70(5): 2549-58.

 

Host Responses to Infection

  • Song, W., S. Condron, B. T. Mocca, S. J. Veit, D. Hill, A. Abbas and A. E. Jerse (2008). "Local and humoral immune responses against primary and repeat Neisseria gonorrhoeae genital tract infections of 17beta-estradiol-treated mice." Vaccine 26(45): 5741-51.
  • Jerse Lab StaffPackiam M., Veit S.J., Wu H., Mavrogiorgos N., A.E. Jerse, and R.R. Ingalls (2012). Protective and immunoregulatory role of toll-like receptor 4 in experimental gonococcal infection of female mice. Mucosal Immun. 5:19-29.
  • Hobbs, M. M., J. E. Anderson, J. T. Balthazar, J. L. Kandler, R. W. Carlson, J. Ganguly, A. A. Begum, J. A. Duncan, J. T. Lin, P. F. Sparling, A. E. Jerse, and W. M. Shafer (2013). Lipid A's structure mediates Neisseria gonorrhoeae fitness during experimental infection of mice and men. MBio. 4(6):e00892-13.
  • Packiam, M., R. D. Yedery, A. A. Begum, R. W. Carlson, J. Ganguly, G. D. Sempowski, M. S. Ventevogel, W. M. Shafer, and A. E. Jerse (2014). Phosphoethanolamine decoration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae lipid A plays a dual immunostimulatory and protective role during experimental genital tract infection. Infect Immun. 82(6):2170-9.

 

Adaptation to the Female Genital Tract

  • Jerse Lab StaffJerse, A. E., N. D. Sharma, A. N. Simms, E. T. Crow, L. A. Snyder and W. M. Shafer (2003). "A gonococcal efflux pump system enhances bacterial survival in a female mouse model of genital tract infection." Infect Immun 71(10): 5576-82.
  • Wu, H. and A. E. Jerse (2006). "Alpha-2,3-sialyltransferase enhances Neisseria gonorrhoeae survival during experimental murine genital tract infection." Infect Immun 74(7): 4094-103.
  • Soler-Garcia, A. A. and A. E. Jerse (2007). "Neisseria gonorrhoeae catalase is not required for experimental genital tract infection despite the induction of a localized neutrophil response." Infect Immun 75(5): 2225-33.
  • Wu, H., A. A. Soler-Garcia and A. E. Jerse (2009). "A strain-specific catalase mutation and mutation of the metal-binding transporter gene mntC attenuate Neisseria gonorrhoeae in vivo but not by increasing susceptibility to oxidative killing by phagocytes." Infect Immun 77(3): 1091-102.
  • Exley, R. M., H. Wu, J. Shaw, M. C. Schneider, H. Smith, A. E. Jerse and C. M. Tang (2007). "Lactate acquisition promotes successful colonization of the murine genital tract by Neisseria gonorrhoeae." Infect Immun 75(3): 1318-24.
  • Jerse Lab StaffHobbs, M. M., J. E. Anderson, J. T. Balthazar, J. L. Kandler, R. W. Carlson, J. Ganguly, A. A. Begum, J. A. Duncan, J. T. Lin, P. F. Sparling, A. E. Jerse, and W. M. Shafer (2013). Lipid A's structure mediates Neisseria gonorrhoeae fitness during experimental infection of mice and men. MBio. 4(6):e00892-13.
  • Packiam, M., R. D. Yedery, A. A. Begum, R. W. Carlson, J. Ganguly, G. D. Sempowski, M. S. Ventevogel, W. M. Shafer, and A. E. Jerse (2014). Phosphoethanolamine decoration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae lipid A plays a dual immunostimulatory and protective role during experimental genital tract infection. Infect Immun. 82(6):2170-9.

 

Opacity Protein Selection in vivo

  • Jerse Lab StaffSimms, A. N. and A. E. Jerse (2006). "In vivo selection for Neisseria gonorrhoeae opacity protein expression in the absence of human carcinoembryonic antigen cell adhesion molecules." Infect Immun 74(5): 2965-74.
  • Cole, J. G., N. B. Fulcher and A. E. Jerse (2010). "Opacity proteins increase Neisseria gonorrhoeae fitness in the female genital tract due to a factor under ovarian control." Infect Immun 78(4): 1629-41.
  • Hobbs M.M., P.F. Sparling, M.S. Cohen, W.M. Shafer, C.D. Deal, and A.E. Jerse. 2011. Experimental gonococcal infection in male volunteers: cumulative experience with Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains FA1090 and MS11mkC. Front. Microbiol. 2:123.

 

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Antibiotic Resistance and Fitness

  • Warner, D. M., J. P. Folster, W. M. Shafer and A. E. Jerse (2007). "Regulation of the MtrC-MtrD-MtrE efflux-pump system modulates the in vivo fitness of Neisseria gonorrhoeae." J Infect Dis 196(12): 1804-12.
  • Warner, D. M., W. M. Shafer and A. E. Jerse (2008). "Clinically relevant mutations that cause derepression of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae MtrC-MtrD-MtrE Efflux pump system confer different levels of antimicrobial resistance and in vivo fitness." Mol Microbiol 70(2): 462-78.
  • Jerse Lab StaffKunz A.N., A.A. Begum, H. Wu, J.A. D'Ambrozio, J.M. Robinson, W.M. Shafer, M.C. Bash, and A.E. Jerse. 2012. Impact of Fluoroquinolone resistance mutations on gonococcal fitness and in vivo selection for compensatory mutations. J. Infect. Dis. 205:1821-1829.

 

Product Development

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Vaccines

  • Plante, M., Jerse A.E., Hamel J., Coutre F., Rioux C.R., Brodeur B.R., and D. Martin. 2000. Intranasal immunization with gonococcal outer membrane preparations reduces the duration of vaginal colonization of mice by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. J. Infect. Dis. 182:848-855.
  • Cole, J. G. and A. E. Jerse (2009). "Functional characterization of antibodies against Neisseria gonorrhoeae opacity protein loops." PLoS One 4(12): e8108.
  • Jerse Lab StaffGarvin, L. E., M. C. Bash, C. Keys, D. M. Warner, S. Ram, W. M. Shafer and A. E. Jerse (2008). "Phenotypic and genotypic analyses of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates that express frequently recovered PorB PIA variable region types suggest that certain P1a porin sequences confer a selective advantage for urogenital tract infection." Infect Immun 76(8): 3700-9.
  • Zhu W., C.J. Chen, C.E. Thomas, J.E. Anderson, A.E. Jerse, and P.F. Sparling. 2011. Vaccines for gonorrhea: can we rise to the challenge? Front. Microbiol. 2:124.

 

Vaginal microbicides

  • Jerse Lab StaffSpencer, S. E., I. E. Valentin-Bon, K. Whaley and A. E. Jerse (2004). "Inhibition of Neisseria gonorrhoeae genital tract infection by leading-candidate topical microbicides in a mouse model." J Infect Dis 189(3): 410-9.
  • Zeitlin L., Hoen T.E., Achilles S.L., Hegarty T.A., Jerse A.E., Kreider J.W., Olmsted S.S., Whaley K.J., Cone R.A., and T.R. Moench. 2001. "Tests of BufferGel for contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases in animal models." Sex. Transm. Dis. 28:417-423.