Publications – Laura Cook

Full publication list (NCBI)

  1. Thomas, L.S., Faiola, N.A. , Canessa, E., Hathout, Y., and Cook, L.C. 2023. In silico and experimental analysis of the repeated domains in BvaP, a protein important for GBS vaginal colonization. Infection and Immunity. DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00387-23
  2. Thomas, L.S., and Cook, L.C.  2022. A novel conserved protein in Streptococcus agalactiae, BvaP, is important for vaginal colonization and biofilm formation. mSphere. 7(6). 00421-22. doi: 10.1128/msphere.00421-22.
  3. Lyles, K.V., Thomas, L.S., Ouellette, C., Cook, L.C.C., and Z. Eichenbaum. 2022. HupZ, a unique heme-binding protein, enhances Group A Streptococcus Fitness during mucosal colonization. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 12:867963.
  4. Cook, L.C. 2021. Invited Commentary: The Mobile Genetic Element RD2 Affects Colonization Potential of Different GAS Serotypes. Infect Immun. 89(8): e00185-21. DOI:10.1128/IAI.00185-21.
  5. Tahernia, M., Plotkin-Kaye, E., Mohammadifar, M., Goa, Y., Oefelein, M.R., Cook, L.C., and S. Choi. 2020. Rapid and High-throughput Screening of Electrogenic Gut Bacteria. ACS Omega. 5(45): 29439-29446. Cover Feature.
  6. Chatterjee, N., Cook, L.C., Van Mouwerik Lyles, K., Nguyen, H.A.T, Devlin, D., Thomas, L.S., and Z. Eichenbaum. 2020. A novel heme transporter from the ECF family is vital for the Group A Streptococcus colonization and infections. J. Bac. 202(14): e00205-20.
  7. Thomas, L., and L.C. Cook. 2020. Minireview: Two-component signal transduction systems in the human pathogen, Streptococcus agalactiae. Infect Immun. DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00931-19
  8. Cook, L.C.*, Chatterjee, N., Federle, M.J., and Z. Eichenbaum. 2019. Transcriptomic analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes colonizing the vaginal mucosa identifies hupY, an MtsR-regulated adhesin involved in heme utilization. mBio. 10(3): e00848-19.
    * First and corresponding author
  9. Cook, L.C., Hu, H., Maienschein-Cline, M., and M.J. Federle. 2018. A vaginal tract signal detected by the GBS SaeRS system enhances murine colonization and elicits transcriptomic changes. Infect Immun. 57(4). doi: 10.1128/IAI.00762-17
  10. Salgado-Pabon, W., Cook, L.C. (listed as Case-Cook, L.C.), and P.M. Schlievert. 2014. Molecular Analysis of Staphylococcal Superantigens. Methods Mol Biol. 1085: 169-185.
  11. Cook, L.C. and G.M. Dunny. 2014. The influence of biofilms in the biology of plasmids. Microbiol Spectrum: 2(4): PLAS-0012-2013.
    Also in: Plasmids: Biology and Impact in Biotechnology and Discovery. 2015. ASM Press.
  12. Cook, L.C.*, LaSarre, B.*, and M.J. Federle. 2013. Interspecies communication among commensal and pathogenic streptococci. mBio. 4(4):e00382-13.
  13. Buhrman, J.S., Cook, L.C., Rayahin, J.E., Federle, M.J., and R.A. Gemeinhart. 2013. Active, soluble recombinant melittin purified by extracting insoluble lysate of Escherichia coli without dentaturation. Biotechnology Progress. 29(5): 1150-1157.
  14. Buhrman, J.S., Cook, L.C., Rayahin, J.E., Federle, M.J., and R.A. Gemeinhart. 2013. Proteolytically activated anti-bacterial hydrogel microspheres. Journal of Controlled Release. 171(3): 288-295.
  15. Cook, L.C. and M.J. Federle. 2013. Peptide pheromone signaling in Streptococcus and Enterococcus. FEMS Microbiology Reviews. 38(3):473-92.
  16. Chatterjee, A.*, Cook, L.C.*, Shu, C-C., Doraiswami, R., Dunny, G.M., and W-S. Hu. 2013. Antagonistic self-sensing and mate-sensing signaling controls antibiotic-resistance transfer. Proc Nat Acad Sci. 110(17): 7086-7090.
  17. Cook, L.C. and G.M. Dunny. 2013. Effects of biofilm growth on plasmid copy number and expression of antibiotic resistance genes in Enterococcus faecalis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 57(4): 1850-1856.
  18. Cook, L.C., Chatterjee, A., Barnes, A.M., Yarwood, J.M., Hu, W-S. and G.M. Dunny. 2011. Biofilm growth alters regulation of conjugation by a bacterial pheromone. Mol Microbiol. 81(6):1499-510.
  19. Schlievert, P.M., Chuang-Smith, O.N. Peterson, M.L., Cook, L.C., and G.M. Dunny. 2010. Enterococcus faecalis endocarditis severity in IgG Fabs interfering with aggregation substance. PLOS One. 5(10).
  20. Strandberg, K.L., Peterson, M.L., Schaefers, M.M., Case, L.C., Pack, M.C., Chase, D.J., and P.M. Schlievert. 2009. Reduction in Staphylococcus aureus growth and exotoxin production and in vaginal interleukin 8 levels due to glycerol monolaurate in tampons. Clin Infect Dis. 49(11): 1711-17.
  21. Schlievert, P.M., Case, L.C., Strandberg, K.L., Novartis, and D.Y. Leung. 2008. Superantigen Profile of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from patients with steroid-resistant atopic dermatitis. Clin Infect Dis. 46(10): 1562-1567.
  22. Schlievert, P.M. and L.C. Case. 2007. Molecular analysis of staphylococcal superantigens. Book Chapter. Methods in Molecular Biology: MRSA Protocols. Humana Press Inc.
    Also in: Methods Mol Biol. 2007; 391:113-2
  23. Schlievert, P.M., Case, L.C., Strandberg, K.L., Tripp, T.J., Lin, Y. and M.L. Peterson. 2007. Vaginal Staphylococcus aureus superantigen profile shift from 1980-81 to 2003-05. J Clin Microbiol. 45(8): 2704-2707.
  24. Schlievert, P.M., Case, L.C., Nemeth, K.A., Davis, C.C., Sun, Y., Qin, W., Wang, F., Brosnahan, A.J., Mleziva, J.A., Peterson, M.L., and B.E. Jones. 2007. Alpha and beta chains of Hemoglobin inhibit production of Staphylococcus aureus exotoxins. Biochemistry. 46(50):14349-14358.
  25. Pragman, A.A., Herron-Olson, L., Case, L.C., Kapur, V., and P.M. Schlievert. 2007. Sequence analysis of the Staphylococcus aureus srrAB locus reveals a highly conserved sequence. J Bacteriol. 189(20): 7515-7519.