Hansong Ma

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Publications

  1. pmc Direct cell-to-cell spread of a pathogenic yeast
    Hansong Ma
    Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Immunol 8:15. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Expulsion of live pathogenic yeast by macrophages
    Hansong Ma
    Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:2156-60. 2006
  3. pmc Mitochondria and the regulation of hypervirulence in the fatal fungal outbreak on Vancouver Island
    Hansong Ma
    University of Birmingham, School of Biosciences, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
    Virulence 1:197-201. 2010
  4. pmc Transmission of Hypervirulence traits via sexual reproduction within and between lineages of the human fungal pathogen cryptococcus gattii
    Kerstin Voelz
    Institute of Microbiology and Infection and School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom The National Institute of Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003771. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Virulence in Cryptococcus species
    Hansong Ma
    School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Adv Appl Microbiol 67:131-90. 2009
  6. pmc The fatal fungal outbreak on Vancouver Island is characterized by enhanced intracellular parasitism driven by mitochondrial regulation
    Hansong Ma
    School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:12980-5. 2009
  7. pmc Sex-dependent resistance to the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans
    Maaike C W van den Berg
    Department of Molecular Pathobiology, University of Birmingham, UK
    Genetics 173:677-83. 2006

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Publications7

  1. pmc Direct cell-to-cell spread of a pathogenic yeast
    Hansong Ma
    Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Immunol 8:15. 2007
    ..This intracellular phase is thought to underlie the ability of the pathogen to remain latent for long periods of time within infected individuals...
  2. ncbi request reprint Expulsion of live pathogenic yeast by macrophages
    Hansong Ma
    Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Curr Biol 16:2156-60. 2006
    ....
  3. pmc Mitochondria and the regulation of hypervirulence in the fatal fungal outbreak on Vancouver Island
    Hansong Ma
    University of Birmingham, School of Biosciences, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
    Virulence 1:197-201. 2010
    ..In this addendum, the potential role of mitochondria in determining virulence in eukaryotic pathogens is discussed along with future experiments that may lead to an improved understanding of this topic...
  4. pmc Transmission of Hypervirulence traits via sexual reproduction within and between lineages of the human fungal pathogen cryptococcus gattii
    Kerstin Voelz
    Institute of Microbiology and Infection and School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom The National Institute of Health Research Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003771. 2013
    ..gattii lineages VGII and VGIII, potentially creating novel hypervirulent genotypes, and that current models of uniparental mitochondrial inheritance in the Cryptococcus genus may not be universal. ..
  5. ncbi request reprint Virulence in Cryptococcus species
    Hansong Ma
    School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Adv Appl Microbiol 67:131-90. 2009
    ..We discuss the molecular basis of cryptococcal virulence and the interaction between these pathogens and the host immune system. Finally, we discuss future challenges in the study and treatment of cryptococcosis...
  6. pmc The fatal fungal outbreak on Vancouver Island is characterized by enhanced intracellular parasitism driven by mitochondrial regulation
    Hansong Ma
    School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:12980-5. 2009
    ..Our data thus demonstrate that the intracellular parasitism of macrophages is a key driver of a human disease outbreak, a finding that has significant implications for a wide range of other human pathogens...
  7. pmc Sex-dependent resistance to the pathogenic fungus Cryptococcus neoformans
    Maaike C W van den Berg
    Department of Molecular Pathobiology, University of Birmingham, UK
    Genetics 173:677-83. 2006
    ..Our results hint at an overlap between the pathways controlling immunity and longevity and raise the possibility that differential regulation of these pathways may contribute to sex-dependent and species-dependent variation...