Alvaro Molina-Cruz
Alvaro Molina-Cruz
Research Scientist, NIH
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BCG vaccine protection from severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
LE Escobar, A Molina-Cruz, C Barillas-Mury
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117 (30), 17720-17726, 2020
Directional gene expression and antisense transcripts in sexual and asexual stages of Plasmodium falciparum
MJ López-Barragán, J Lemieux, M Quiñones, KC Williamson, ...
BMC genomics 12 (1), 1-13, 2011
A peroxidase/dual oxidase system modulates midgut epithelial immunity in Anopheles gambiae
S Kumar, A Molina-Cruz, L Gupta, J Rodrigues, C Barillas-Mury
Science 327 (5973), 1644-1648, 2010
Reactive oxygen species modulate Anopheles gambiae immunity against bacteria and Plasmodium
A Molina-Cruz, RJ DeJong, B Charles, L Gupta, S Kumar, ...
Journal of biological chemistry 283 (6), 3217-3223, 2008
The human malaria parasite Pfs47 gene mediates evasion of the mosquito immune system
A Molina-Cruz, LS Garver, A Alabaster, L Bangiolo, A Haile, J Winikor, ...
Science 340 (6135), 984-987, 2013
The STAT pathway mediates late-phase immunity against Plasmodium in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae
L Gupta, A Molina-Cruz, S Kumar, J Rodrigues, R Dixit, RE Zamora, ...
Cell host & microbe 5 (5), 498-507, 2009
The ethnobotany of chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius ssp. aconitifolius Breckon): a nutritious maya vegetable
J Ross-Ibarra, A Molina-Cruz
Economic Botany 56 (4), 350-365, 2002
Reactive oxygen species detoxification by catalase is a major determinant of fecundity in the mosquito Anopheles gambiae
RJ DeJong, LM Miller, A Molina-Cruz, L Gupta, S Kumar, C Barillas-Mury
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104 (7), 2121-2126, 2007
Plasmodium falciparum evades mosquito immunity by disrupting JNK-mediated apoptosis of invaded midgut cells
UN Ramphul, LS Garver, A Molina-Cruz, GE Canepa, C Barillas-Mury
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (5), 1273-1280, 2015
Quantitative analysis of dengue-2 virus RNA during the extrinsic incubation period in individual Aedes aegypti
J Richardson, A Molina-Cruz, MI Salazar, W BLACK
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 74 (1), 132-141, 2006
Some strains of Plasmodium falciparum, a human malaria parasite, evade the complement-like system of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes
A Molina-Cruz, RJ DeJong, C Ortega, A Haile, E Abban, J Rodrigues, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (28), E1957-E1962, 2012
Plasmodium evasion of mosquito immunity and global malaria transmission: The lock-and-key theory
A Molina-Cruz, GE Canepa, N Kamath, NV Pavlovic, J Mu, UN Ramphul, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (49), 15178-15183, 2015
Effect of mosquito midgut trypsin activity on dengue-2 virus infection and dissemination in Aedes aegypti
A Molina-Cruz, L Gupta, J Richardson, K Bennett, W BLACK, ...
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 72 (5), 631-637, 2005
The Anopheles gambiae Oxidation Resistance 1 (OXR1) Gene Regulates Expression of Enzymes That Detoxify Reactive Oxygen Species
G Jaramillo-Gutierrez, A Molina-Cruz, S Kumar, C Barillas-Mury
PloS one 5 (6), e11168, 2010
Effect of naturally occurring Wolbachia in Anopheles gambiae s.l. mosquitoes from Mali on Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission
FM Gomes, BL Hixson, MDW Tyner, JL Ramirez, GE Canepa, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (47), 12566-12571, 2017
Mosquito immune responses and compatibility between Plasmodium parasites and anopheline mosquitoes
G Jaramillo-Gutierrez, J Rodrigues, G Ndikuyeze, M Povelones, ...
BMC microbiology 9, 1-11, 2009
The role of hemocytes in Anopheles gambiae antiplasmodial immunity
JL Ramirez, LS Garver, FA Brayner, LC Alves, J Rodrigues, ...
Journal of innate immunity 6 (2), 119-128, 2014
Genetic susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus protects against cerebral malaria in mice
M Waisberg, T Tarasenko, BK Vickers, BL Scott, LC Willcocks, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (3), 1122-1127, 2011
PfCDPK1 is critical for malaria parasite gametogenesis and mosquito infection
A Bansal, A Molina-Cruz, J Brzostowski, P Liu, Y Luo, K Gunalan, Y Li, ...
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (4), 774-779, 2018
Reversible conformational change in the Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein masks its adhesion domains
R Herrera, C Anderson, K Kumar, A Molina-Cruz, V Nguyen, M Burkhardt, ...
Infection and immunity 83 (10), 3771-3780, 2015
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