J R Dillon

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ottawa
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reduced susceptibility to azithromycin and high percentages of penicillin and tetracycline resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from Manaus, Brazil, 1998
    J A Dillon
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Sex Transm Dis 28:521-6. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint A PCR assay for discriminating Neisseria gonorrhoeaebeta-lactamase-producing plasmids
    J R Dillon
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Mol Cell Probes 13:89-92. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from three Caribbean countries: Trinidad, Guyana, and St. Vincent
    J A Dillon
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Sex Transm Dis 28:508-14. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint N terminus determinants of MinC from Neisseria gonorrhoeae mediate interaction with FtsZ but do not affect interaction with MinD or homodimerization
    V Greco-Stewart
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1H 8M5
    Arch Microbiol 187:451-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Stable shuttle vectors for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Haemophilus spp. and other bacteria based on a single origin of replication
    F J Pagotto
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Gene 244:13-9. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Cationic peptide of the male reproductive tract, HE2alpha, displays antimicrobial activity against Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis
    M Liao
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1H 8M5
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:957-61. 2005
  7. pmc Conserved glycines in the C terminus of MinC proteins are implicated in their functionality as cell division inhibitors
    S Ramirez-Arcos
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
    J Bacteriol 186:2841-55. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the ftsZ cell division gene of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: expression in Escherichia coli and N. gonorrhoeae
    H Salimnia
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Arch Microbiol 173:10-20. 2000
  9. pmc Gonococcal MinD affects cell division in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Escherichia coli and exhibits a novel self-interaction
    J Szeto
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, Canada
    J Bacteriol 183:6253-64. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Sequence analysis of the family of penicillinase-producing plasmids of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    F Pagotto
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, K1H 8M5, Canada
    Plasmid 43:24-34. 2000

Collaborators

  • H Li
  • J Wang
  • T J Beveridge
  • Lai King Ng
  • S Ramirez-Arcos
  • M Liao
  • F Pagotto
  • H Salimnia
  • J Szeto
  • V Greco-Stewart
  • F S Lawson
  • F J Pagotto
  • P S Ruddock
  • F S French
  • S H Hall
  • A S Rizvi
  • H Douglas
  • V Greco
  • D Tessier
  • D Fan
  • C Raymond
  • I Bergevin
  • L D Hicks
  • C M Kay
  • M Paradis
  • S Bernatchez
  • P A Totten
  • K H Yeung
  • A T Aman
  • M Brett
  • A Radia
  • R L Charlebois
  • F M Billowes

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Reduced susceptibility to azithromycin and high percentages of penicillin and tetracycline resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from Manaus, Brazil, 1998
    J A Dillon
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Sex Transm Dis 28:521-6. 2001
    ..Because the prevalence of resistant isolates is insufficiently documented in many areas of Latin America, the efficacy of locally recommended therapies for gonococcal infections is often unknown...
  2. ncbi request reprint A PCR assay for discriminating Neisseria gonorrhoeaebeta-lactamase-producing plasmids
    J R Dillon
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Mol Cell Probes 13:89-92. 1999
    ..This assay is useful for rapidly detecting the presence of gonococcal beta-lactamase-producing plasmids in clinical samples and discriminating them for epidemiological typing...
  3. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates from three Caribbean countries: Trinidad, Guyana, and St. Vincent
    J A Dillon
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
    Sex Transm Dis 28:508-14. 2001
    ..The percentage of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates resistant to antimicrobial agents commonly used for treatment is unknown in many Caribbean countries...
  4. ncbi request reprint N terminus determinants of MinC from Neisseria gonorrhoeae mediate interaction with FtsZ but do not affect interaction with MinD or homodimerization
    V Greco-Stewart
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1H 8M5
    Arch Microbiol 187:451-8. 2007
    ..These data confirm interactions among gonococcal cell division proteins and determine the necessity of the 13th amino acid for MinC(Ng) function...
  5. ncbi request reprint Stable shuttle vectors for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Haemophilus spp. and other bacteria based on a single origin of replication
    F J Pagotto
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Gene 244:13-9. 2000
    ..This is the first report of a gonococcal vector based on a broad host range, genetically defined ori, and should facilitate the molecular analysis of gonococcal and Haemophilus genes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Cationic peptide of the male reproductive tract, HE2alpha, displays antimicrobial activity against Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis
    M Liao
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1H 8M5
    J Antimicrob Chemother 56:957-61. 2005
    ..To analyse the in vitro antimicrobial effects of synthetic HE2alpha peptide against Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis...
  7. pmc Conserved glycines in the C terminus of MinC proteins are implicated in their functionality as cell division inhibitors
    S Ramirez-Arcos
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
    J Bacteriol 186:2841-55. 2004
    ..Using molecular modeling, we propose that exposed conserved MinC glycines interact with exposed residues of the alpha-7 helix of MinD...
  8. ncbi request reprint Characterization of the ftsZ cell division gene of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: expression in Escherichia coli and N. gonorrhoeae
    H Salimnia
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Arch Microbiol 173:10-20. 2000
    ..Expression of the FtsZ(Ng)-GFP fusion protein in N. gonorrhoeae resulted in abnormal cell division as shown by electron microscopy. FtsZ(Ng)-GFP fusions were also expressed in a gonococcal background using a unique shuttle vector...
  9. pmc Gonococcal MinD affects cell division in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Escherichia coli and exhibits a novel self-interaction
    J Szeto
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M5, Canada
    J Bacteriol 183:6253-64. 2001
    ..These results indicate that MinD(Ng) is required for maintaining proper cell division and growth in N. gonorrhoeae and suggests that the self-interaction of MinD may be important for cell division site selection across species...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sequence analysis of the family of penicillinase-producing plasmids of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    F Pagotto
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, K1H 8M5, Canada
    Plasmid 43:24-34. 2000
    ..The nature of the defined truncation of Tn2 present in the various plasmids is also discussed...
  11. pmc Multiple origins and replication proteins influence biological properties of beta-lactamase-producing plasmids from Neisseria gonorrhoeae
    F Pagotto
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8M5
    J Bacteriol 183:5472-81. 2001
    ..This Rep protein is distinct from RepA, which is necessary for ori1. Thus, pJD4 is unique because it is the smallest plasmid characterized containing three origins of replication and two unique Rep proteins...
  12. ncbi request reprint Expression of Neisseria gonorrhoeae cell division genes ftsZ, ftsE and minD is influenced by environmental conditions
    S Ramirez-Arcos
    Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Res Microbiol 152:781-91. 2001
    ..These data infer that gonococci regulate their cell division in response to different environments...
  13. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic analysis of carbamoylphosphate synthetase genes: complex evolutionary history includes an internal duplication within a gene which can root the tree of life
    F S Lawson
    Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Mol Biol Evol 13:970-7. 1996
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  14. ncbi request reprint Organization of carbamoyl-phosphate synthase genes in Neisseria gonorrhoeae includes a large, variable intergenic sequence which is also present in other Neisseria species
    F S Lawson
    Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Microbiology 141:1183-91. 1995
    ..meningitidis and 18 commensal Neisseria isolates comprising nine species. This unexpected organization of the CPS genes in N. gonorrhoeae is therefore widespread throughout the genus Neisseria...