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Michel Lab

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Division of Biology
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Manhattan, KS 66506

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Selected Primary Publications

  1. Rhodes VL, Thomas MB, Michel K. The interplay between dose and immune system activation determines fungal infection outcome in the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae. Dev Comp Immunol. 2018; 125-133. PMID: 29649553; PMCID: PMC5935592.
  2. Mills MK, Nayduch D, McVey DS, Michel K. Functional Validation of Apoptosis Genes IAP1 and DRONC in Midgut Tissue of the Biting Midge Culicoides sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) by RNAi. J Med Entomol. 2017; 54(3):559-567. PMID: 28399198; PMCID: PMC5502902.
  3. Bryant WB, Michel K. Anopheles gambiae hemocytes exhibit transient states of activation. Dev Comp Immunol. 2016; 55:119-29. PubMed PMID: 26515540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4685016.
  4. Zhang X, Meekins DA, An C, Zolkiewski M, Battaile KP, Kanost MR, Lovell S, Michel K. Structural and Inhibitory Effects of Hinge Loop Mutagenesis in Serpin-2 from the Malaria Vector Anopheles gambiae. J Biol Chem. 2015; 290(5):2946-56. PubMed PMID: 25525260, PMCID: PMC4317006
  5. Bryant WB, Michel K. Blood feeding induces hemocyte proliferation and activation in the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae Giles. J Exp Biol. 2014 Apr 15;217(Pt 8):1238-45. PMID: 24363411; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3990356.
  6. An C, Hiromasa Y, Zhang X, Lovell S, Zolkiewski M, Tomich JM, Michel K.Biochemical Characterization of Anopheles gambiae SRPN6, a Malaria Parasite Invasion Marker in Mosquitoes. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e48689. PMID: 23152794, PMCID: PMC3494705
  7. An C, Lovell S, Kanost MR, Battaile KP, Michel K.Crystal structure of native Anopheles gambiae serpin-2, a negative regulator of melanization in mosquitoes. Proteins. 2011 Jun;79(6):1999-2003. doi: 10.1002/prot.23002. Epub 2011 Apr 4. No abstract available. PMID: 21465556, PMCID: PMC3092802 
  8. An C, Budd A, Kanost MR, Michel K.Characterization of a regulatory unit that controls melanization and affects longevity of mosquitoes.Cell Mol Life Sci. 2011 Jun;68(11):1929-39. PMID: 20953892, PMCID: PMC3070200
  9. Bartholomay LC, Waterhouse RM, Mayhew GF, Campbell CL, Michel K, Zou Z, Ramirez JL, Das S, Alvarez K, Arensburger P, Bryant B, Chapman SB, Dong Y, Erickson SM, Karunaratne SH, Kokoza V, Kodira CD, Pignatelli P, Shin SW, Vanlandingham DL, Atkinson PW, Birren B, et al.Pathogenomics of Culex quinquefasciatus and meta-analysis of infection responses to diverse pathogens.Science. 2010 Oct 1;330(6000):88-90. PMID: 20929811, PMCID: PMC3104938
  10. Pinto SB, Lombardo F, Koutsos AC, Waterhouse RM, McKay K, An C, Ramakrishnan C, Kafatos FC, Michel K.Discovery of Plasmodium modulators by genome-wide analysis of circulating hemocytes in Anopheles gambiae.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 15;106(50):21270-5. PMID: 19940242, PMCID: PMC2783009

Review Articles

  1. Bartholomay LC, Michel K. Mosquito Immunobiology: The Intersection of Vector Health and Vector Competence. Annu Rev Entomol. 2018 Jan 7;63:145-167. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ento-010715-023530. PMID: 29324042.
  2. Meekins DA, Kanost MR, Michel K. Serpins in arthropod biology. Semin Cell Dev Biol.2016 Sep 4. pii: S1084-9521(16)30285-3. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2016.09.001. PMID: 27603121.
  3. Atkinson PW and Michel K 2014 Drosophila melanogaster Germ-line Transformation. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
  4. Scott JG, Michel K, Bartholomay L, Siegfried BD, Hunter WB, Smagghe G, Zhu KY, Douglas AE.Towards the elements of successful insect RNAi.J Insect Physiol. 2013 Sep 13. doi:pii: S0022-1910(13)00185-6. 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2013.08.014. PMID: 24041495
  5. Gulley MM, Zhang X, Michel K.The roles of serpins in mosquito immunology and physiology. J Insect Physiol. 2012 Sep 5. doi:pii: S0022-1910(12)00224-7. 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2012.08.015. PMID: 22960307
  6. Mueller AK, Kohlhepp F, Hammerschmidt C, Michel K. Invasion of mosquito salivary glands by malaria parasites: prerequisites and defense strategies.Int J Parasitol. 2010 Sep;40(11):1229-35. Epub 2010 Jun 8. Review. PMID: 20621627, PMCID: PMC2916662
  7. Michel K, Kafatos FC. Mosquito immunity against Plasmodium.Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2005 Jul;35(7):677-89. Epub 2005 Mar 28. Review. PMID: 15894185

Book Chapters

  1. Rhodes VL, Michel K. Chapter 4, Modulation of mosquito immune defenses as a control strategy; p.59-89. In "Arthropod Vector: Controller of Disease Transmission" 1 ed. Wikel SK, Aksoy S, Dimopoulos G, editors. Cambridge, MA, USA: Academic Press; 2017. 253p.