Terrance Leighton, PhD
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  1. Hu, P., Leighton, T., Ishkhanova, G. and S. Kustu. 1999. Sensing of Nitrogen by Bacillus subtilis: Comparison to enteric bacteria. J. Bacteriol., 181: 5042.

  2. Longchamp, P. and T. Leighton. 1999. Molecular recognition specificity of Bacillus anthracis spore antibodies. J. Appl. Microbiol., 87: 246.

  3. Longchamp, P. and T. Leighton. 2000. Molecular recognition specificity of Bacillus globigii spore antibodies. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 31: 242.

  4. Shafikhani, S., Mandic-Mulec, I., Strauch, M. A., Hao, J., Smith, I. and Terrance Leighton. 2002. Postexponential regulation of sin operon expression in Bacillus subtilis. J. Bacteriol., 184: 564.

  5. Westphal, A., Price, B., Leighton, T., Wheeler, K. 2003. Kinetics of size changes of individual Bacillus thuringiensis spores in response to changes in relative humidity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 100: 3461-6.

  6. Shafiskhani, S., Partovi, A. and T. Leighton. 2003. Catabolite-induced culture medium acidification and catabolite repression of sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. Curr. Microbiol., 47: 300-8.

  7. Shafikhani, S., Nunez, E. and T. Leighton. 2003. ScoC mediates catabolite repression of sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. Curr. Microbiol., 47: 327-36.

  8. Shafikhani S., Nunez E. and T. Leighton. 2004. Hpr (ScoC) and the phosphorelay couple cell cycle and sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. FEMS Microbiol. Lett., 231: 99-110.

  9. Shafiskhani, S. and T. Leighton. 2004. AbrB and Spo0E control the proper timing of sporulation in Bacillus subtilis. Curr. Microbiol., 48: 262-9.

  10. Lucas, A., Leighton, T., Wang, T., and P. Fellows. 2004. Induction of opsonic antibodies to the gamma-D-glutamic acid capsule of Bacillus anthracis by immunization with a synthetic peptide-protein carrier conjugate. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol., 40: 231-7.

  11. Plomp, M., Leighton, T., Wheeler, K, and A. Malkin. 2005. The high-resolution architecture and structural dynamics of Bacillus spores. Biophys. J., 88:603-608.

  12. Kim K., Seo, J., Wheeler, K., Park, C., Kim, D., Park, S., Kim, W., Chung, S., and T. Leighton. Rapid genotypic detection of Bacillus anthracis and the Bacillus cereus group by multiplex real-time PCR melting curve analysis. 2005. FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol., 43: 301-310.

  13. Wein, L., Yifan, L., and T. Leighton. 2005. Evaluation of a HEPA/vaccine plan for indoor remediation after an airborne anthrax attack. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 11: 69-76.

  14. Buldowle, B. et al. 2005. Toward a System of Microbial Forensics: from Sample Collection to Interpretation of Evidence. Appl. Env. Microbiol., 71: 2209-2213.

  15. Plomp, M., Leighton, T., Wheeler, K, and A. Malkin. 2005. Architecture and High-Resolution Structure of Bacillus thuringiensis and Bacillus cereus Spore Coat Surfaces. Langmuir, 21: 7892-7898.

  16. Budowle, B., Johnson, M.D., Fraser, C.M., Leighton, T.J., Murch, R S., and R. Chakraborty. 2005. Genetic Analysis and Attribution of Microbial Forensics Evidence. Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 31: 233-254.

  17. Plomp, M., Leighton, T., Wheeler, K, Pitesky, M., and A. Malkin. 2005. Bacillus atrophaeus Outer Spore Coat Assembly and Ultrastructure. Langmuir, 21: 10710-10716.

  18. Liu, A., Kim, K., Leighton, T., and E. Theil. 2006. Cloning, Expression, Purification and Characterization of Two Dps Proteins from Bacillus anthracis. J. Biol Chem. 281: 27827-35.

  19. Nukui, M., Mello, L.V., Littlejohn, J.E., Setlow, B., Setlow, P., Kim, K., Leighton, T., and M.J. Jedrzejas. 2007. Structure and Molecular Mechanism of Bacillus anthracis Cofactor-independent Phosphoglycerate Mutase, a Crucial Enzyme for Spores and Growing Cells of Bacillus Species. Biophys. J., 93: 977-88.

  20. Plomp M., Leighton T., Wheeler K., Hill H., and A.J. Malkin. 2007.  In vitro High-resolution Structural Dynamics of Single Germinating Bacterial Spores. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 104: 9644-9.

  21. Ghosal S., Fallon S.J., Leighton T., Wheeler K., Kristo M.J., Hutcheon I.D., and P.K.Weber. 2008. Imaging and 3D elemental characterization of intact bacterial spores by high-resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry. Anal Chem., 80: 5986-92.

  22. Martin G.B., Mason, J.Y., Cavanagh, K., Dechant D., Brooks L., Fredericks S., Intrepido T., Kowalski J., Leighton T., Mattorano D., Mickunas D., Ryan S., Zimmer T., and D. Zuroski. 2008. Field Experience with Chlorine Dioxide Fumigation of a Hospital: Timeline and Lessons Learned. Proceedings of the 31st AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response: 429-448.

  23. Ghosal S., Leighton T., Wheeler K., Hutcheon I.D., and P.K.Weber. 2010. Spatially Resolved Characterization of Water and Ion Incorporation in Bacillus Spores. Appl. Environ. Micro., 76: 3275-82.

  24. Leighton T., Murch R. 2010. Biorepositories and Their Foundations – Microbial Forensic Considerations. In Microbial Forensics, Second Edition. Edited by B. Budowle, S. E. Schutzer, R. G. Breeze, P. S. Keim & S. A. Morse. Academic Press, Maryland Heights, MO., pp. 581-601.

  25. Weber P.K., Graham G.A., Teslich N.E., Chan W.M., Ghosal S., Leighton T.J., Wheeler K.E. 2010. NanoSIMS Imaging of Bacillus Spores Sectioned by Focused Ion Beam. J. Microsc. 238: 189-99.

  26. Ackelsberg J., Leighton, T. et al. 2011. The NYC Native Air Sampling Pilot Project: Utilizing HVAC Filter Data for Urban Biological Incident Characterization. Biosecur. Bioterror., 9: 213-24.
  27. Flanagan, M.L., Parrish, C.R., Cobey, S., Glass, G.E., Bush, R.M., Leighton, T.   2012. Anticipating the Species Jump: Surveillance for Emerging Viral Threats. Zoonoses Public Health. 59:155-63.
  28. Doona, C.J., Feeherry, F.E., Setlow, P., Malkin, A.J., Leighton, T.J. The Portable Chemical Sterilizer (PCS), D-FENS, and D-FEND ALL: Novel Chlorine Dioxide Decontamination Technologies for the Military. 2014. J. Vis. Exp. (88), e4354, doi:10.3791/4354.
  29. Doona, C.J., Feeherry, F.E., Kenneth Kustin, K., Olinger, G.G., Setlow, P., Malkin, A.J., Leighton, T.J. 2015. Fighting Ebola through Novel Spore Decontamination Technologies for the Military. Front. Microbiol. 6:663, 1-25.

Revised: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 8:24 AM


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