Musser lab Publications


Significantly Decreased Mortality in a Large Cohort of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients Transfused Early with Convalescent Plasma Containing High-Titer Anti–Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Spike Protein IgG
Salazar, E, Christensen, PA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Castillo, B, Chen, J, Lopez, BV, Eagar, TN, Yi, X, Zhao, P, Rogers, J, Shehabeldin, A, Joseph, D, Masud, F, Leveque, C, Olsen, RJ, Bernard, DW, Gollihar, J & Musser, JM 2021, , American Journal of Pathology, vol. 191, no. 1, pp. 90-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.10.008

Genetic basis underlying the hyperhemolytic phenotype of streptococcus agalactiae strain CNCTC10/84
Zhu, L, Beres, SB, Yerramilli, P, Pruitt, L, Cantu, CC, Olsen, RJ & Musser, JM 2020, , Journal of bacteriology, vol. 202, no. 23, e00504-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/JB.00504-20

Significantly Decreased Mortality in a Large Cohort of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients Transfused Early with Convalescent Plasma Containing High-Titer Anti–Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Spike Protein IgG
Salazar, E, Christensen, PA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Castillo, B, Chen, J, Lopez, BV, Eagar, TN, Yi, X, Zhao, P, Rogers, J, Shehabeldin, A, Joseph, D, Masud, F, Leveque, C, Olsen, RJ, Bernard, DW, Gollihar, J & Musser, JM 2021, , American Journal of Pathology, vol. 191, no. 1, pp. 90-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.10.008, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.10.008

Predicting ß-lactam resistance using whole genome sequencing in Klebsiella pneumoniae: the challenge of ß-lactamase inhibitors
Hujer, AM, Long, SW, Olsen, RJ, Taracila, MA, Rojas, LJ, Musser, JM & Bonomo, RA 2020, , Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, vol. 98, no. 3, 115149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2020.115149

Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients with Convalescent Plasma Reveals a Signal of Significantly Decreased Mortality
Salazar, E, Christensen, PA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Castillo, B, Chen, J, Lopez, BV, Eagar, TN, Yi, X, Zhao, P, Rogers, J, Shehabeldin, A, Joseph, D, Leveque, C, Olsen, RJ, Bernard, DW, Gollihar, J & Musser, JM 2020, , American Journal of Pathology, vol. 190, no. 11, pp. 2290-2303. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.08.001

Molecular architecture of early dissemination and massive second wave of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a major metropolitan area
Long, SW, Olsen, RJ, Christensen, PA, Bernard, DW, Davis, JJ, Shukla, M, Nguyen, M, Saavedra, MO, Yerramilli, P, Pruitt, L, Subedi, S, Kuo, HC, Hendrickson, H, Eskandari, G, Nguyen, HAT, Long, JH, Kumaraswami, M, Goike, J, Boutz, D, Gollihar, J, McLellan, JS, Chou, CW, Javanmardi, K, Finkelstein, IJ & Musser, JM 2020, , mBio, vol. 11, no. 6, e02707-20, pp. 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.02707-20

Evidence favoring the efficacy of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 therapy
Klassen, SA, Senefeld, JW, Johnson, PW, Carter, RE, Wiggins, CC, Shoham, S, Grossman, BJ, Henderson, JP, Musser, J, Salazar, E, Hartman, WR, Bouvier, NM, Liu, STH, Pirofski, LA, Baker, SE, van Helmond, N, Scott Wright, R, Fairweather, DL, Bruno, KA, Wang, Z, Paneth, NS, Casadevall, A & Joyner, MJ 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.29.20162917

Single amino acid replacements in RocA disrupt protein-protein interactions to alter the molecular pathogenesis of group a streptococcus
Bernard, PE, Duarte, A, Bogdanov, M, Musser, JM & Olsen, RJ 2020, , Infection and Immunity, vol. 88, no. 11, e00386-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/IAI.00386-20

Early transfusion of a large cohort of COVID-19 patients with high titer anti-SARS-CoV-2 spike protein IgG convalescent plasma confirms a signal of significantly decreased mortality
Salazar, E, Christensen, PA, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Castillo, B, Chen, J, Lopez, BV, Eagar, TN, Yi, X, Zhao, P, Rogers, J, Shehabeldin, A, Joseph, D, Masud, FN, Leveque, C, Olsen, RJ, Bernard, DW, Gollihar, JD & Musser, JM 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.02.20206029

Molecular Architecture of Early Dissemination and Massive Second Wave of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus in a Major Metropolitan Area
Long, SW, Olsen, RJ, Christensen, PA, Bernard, DW, Davis, JJ, Shukla, M, Nguyen, M, Saavedra, MO, Yerramilli, P, Pruitt, L, Subedi, S, Kuo, HC, Hendrickson, H, Eskandari, G, Nguyen, HAT, Long, JH, Kumaraswami, M, Goike, J, Boutz, D, Gollihar, JD, McLellan, JS, Chou, CW, Javanmardi, K, Finkelstein, IJ & Musser, JM 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.22.20199125

Genome-wide assessment of streptococcus agalactiae genes required for survival in human whole blood and plasma
Zhu, L, Yerramilli, P, Pruitt, L, Saavedra, MO, Cantu, CC, Olsen, RJ, Beres, SB, Waller, AS & Musser, JM 2020, , Infection and Immunity, vol. 88, no. 10, e00357. https://doi.org/10.1128/IAI.00357-20

Convalescent plasma anti-SARS-CoV-2 spike protein ectodomain and receptor binding domain IgG correlate with virus neutralization
Salazar, E, Kuchipudi, SV, Christensen, PA, Eagar, T, Yi, X, Zhao, P, Jin, Z, Long, SW, Olsen, RJ, Chen, J, Castillo, B, Leveque, C, Towers, D, Lavinder, JJ, Gollihar, J, Cardona, JA, Ippolito, GC, Nissly, RH, Bird, I, Greenawalt, D, Rossi, RM, Gontu, A, Srinivasan, S, Poojary, I, Cattadori, IM, Hudson, P, Josleyn, NM, Prugar, L, Huie, KE, Herbert, AS, Bernard, DW, Dye, JM, Kapur, V & Musser, JM 2020, , The Journal of clinical investigation. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI141206

Population genomic molecular epidemiological study of macrolide-resistant streptococcus pyogenes in Iceland, 1995 to 2016: Identification of a large clonal population with a pbp2x mutation conferring reduced in vitro ß-Lactam Susceptibility
Southon, SB, Beres, SB, Kachroo, P, Saavedra, MO, Erlendsdóttir, H, Haraldsson, G, Yerramilli, P, Pruitt, L, Zhu, L, Musser, JM & Kristinsson, KG 2020, , Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 58, no. 9, e00638-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.00638-20

Group a streptococcus AdcR regulon participates in bacterial defense against host-mediated zinc sequestration and contributes to virulence
Makthal, N, Do, H, Wendel, BM, Olsen, RJ, Helmann, JD, Musser, JM & Kumaraswami, M 2020, , Infection and Immunity, vol. 88, no. 8, e00097-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/IAI.00097-20


Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients with Convalescent Plasma
Salazar, E, Perez, KK, Ashraf, M, Chen, J, Castillo, B, Christensen, PA, Eubank, T, Bernard, DW, Eagar, TN, Long, SW, Subedi, S, Olsen, RJ, Leveque, C, Schwartz, MR, Dey, M, Chavez-East, C, Rogers, J, Shehabeldin, A, Joseph, D, Williams, G, Thomas, K, Masud, F, Talley, C, Dlouhy, KG, Lopez, BV, Hampton, C, Lavinder, J, Gollihar, JD, Maranhao, AC, Ippolito, GC, Saavedra, MO, Cantu, CC, Yerramilli, P, Pruitt, L & Musser, JM 2020, , American Journal of Pathology, vol. 190, no. 8, pp. 1680-1690. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2020.05.014

Human infections caused by clonally related african clade (clade III) strains of candida auris in the greater houston region
Long, SW, Saavedra, MO, Christensen, PA, Musser, JM & Olsena, RJ 2020, , Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 58, no. 7, e02063-19. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.02063-19

Streptococcus pyogenes genes that promote pharyngitis in primates
Zhu, L, Olsen, RJ, Beres, SB, Saavedra, MO, Kubiak, SL, Cantu, CC, Jenkins, L, Waller, AS, Sun, Z, Palzkill, T, Porter, AR, DeLeo, FR & Musser, JM 2020, , JCI insight, vol. 5, no. 11, e137686. https://doi.org/10.1172/jci.insight.137686


Polymorphisms in RocA Contribute to the Molecular Pathogenesis of Serotype M28 Group A Streptococcus
Bernard, PE, Kachroo, P, Eraso, JM, Zhu, L, Madry, JE, Linson, SE, Saavedra, MO, Cantu, CC, Musser, JM & Olsen, RJ 2020, , FASEB Journal, vol. 34 (S1), no. 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1096/fasebj.2020.34.s1.03097