J A Banas

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Affiliation: Albany Medical College
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Virulence properties of Streptococcus mutans
    Jeffrey A Banas
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, MC 151, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
    Front Biosci 9:1267-77. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Glucan-binding proteins of the oral streptococci
    J A Banas
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, NY 12208, USA
    Crit Rev Oral Biol Med 14:89-99. 2003
  3. pmc Inactivation of the gbpA gene of Streptococcus mutans increases virulence and promotes in vivo accumulation of recombinations between the glucosyltransferase B and C genes
    K R Hazlett
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Albany Medical College, New York 12208, USA
    Infect Immun 66:2180-5. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint The regulation of Streptococcus mutans glucan-binding protein A expression
    J A Banas
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Albany Medical College, NY 12208, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 154:289-92. 1997
  5. ncbi request reprint An in vitro model for studying the contributions of the Streptococcus mutans glucan-binding protein A to biofilm structure
    J A Banas
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York 12208, USA
    Methods Enzymol 337:425-33. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Circular dichroism analysis of the glucan binding domain of Streptococcus mutans glucan binding protein-A
    W Haas
    Albany Medical College A68, NY 12208, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1384:112-20. 1998
  7. pmc Francisella tularensis LVS grown in macrophages has reduced ability to stimulate the secretion of inflammatory cytokines by macrophages in vitro
    Daniel J Loegering
    Center for Cardiovascular Sciences, Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
    Microb Pathog 41:218-25. 2006
  8. pmc Evidence that accumulation of mutants in a biofilm reflects natural selection rather than stress-induced adaptive mutation
    Jeffrey A Banas
    University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dows Institute Research, Dental Science N 436, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:357-61. 2007
  9. pmc Streptococcus mutans glucan-binding protein-A affects Streptococcus gordonii biofilm architecture
    Jeffrey A Banas
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 267:80-8. 2007
  10. pmc Glucan-binding proteins are essential for shaping Streptococcus mutans biofilm architecture
    David J Lynch
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 268:158-65. 2007

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Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Virulence properties of Streptococcus mutans
    Jeffrey A Banas
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, MC 151, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
    Front Biosci 9:1267-77. 2004
    ..Further understanding of how these components work together in the development of dental caries will be aided by the recent completion of the sequence of the S. mutans genome and experimental designs that model the dental plaque biofilm...
  2. ncbi request reprint Glucan-binding proteins of the oral streptococci
    J A Banas
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, NY 12208, USA
    Crit Rev Oral Biol Med 14:89-99. 2003
    ..Future studies will greatly advance the understanding of the distribution, function, and regulation of the GBPs and place into perspective the facets of their contributions to the biology of the oral streptococci...
  3. pmc Inactivation of the gbpA gene of Streptococcus mutans increases virulence and promotes in vivo accumulation of recombinations between the glucosyltransferase B and C genes
    K R Hazlett
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Albany Medical College, New York 12208, USA
    Infect Immun 66:2180-5. 1998
    ..mutans, leading to the accumulation of gtfBC recombinants whose reduced glucosyltransferase activity restores a less cariogenic plaque structure...
  4. ncbi request reprint The regulation of Streptococcus mutans glucan-binding protein A expression
    J A Banas
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Albany Medical College, NY 12208, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 154:289-92. 1997
    ..mutans. Expression of GBP-A was optimal under anaerobiosis and neutral pH conditions, and correlated with optimal growth. The addition of sucrose to the growth medium did not elevate the expression of GBP-A...
  5. ncbi request reprint An in vitro model for studying the contributions of the Streptococcus mutans glucan-binding protein A to biofilm structure
    J A Banas
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York 12208, USA
    Methods Enzymol 337:425-33. 2001
    ..These methods may also be useful in the screening of mutants that would be of greatest for testing in multispecies biofilms, animal models, or more complex biofilm models...
  6. ncbi request reprint Circular dichroism analysis of the glucan binding domain of Streptococcus mutans glucan binding protein-A
    W Haas
    Albany Medical College A68, NY 12208, USA
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1384:112-20. 1998
    ..The fluorescence emission maximum at 339 nm suggested that the majority of the tryptophans were located in the interior of the protein. This maximum shifted to higher energy upon binding to the ligand dextran...
  7. pmc Francisella tularensis LVS grown in macrophages has reduced ability to stimulate the secretion of inflammatory cytokines by macrophages in vitro
    Daniel J Loegering
    Center for Cardiovascular Sciences, Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
    Microb Pathog 41:218-25. 2006
    ..tularensis that is associated with decreased stimulation of cytokine secretion, inhibition of LPS-stimulated secretion of inflammatory cytokines by macrophages and increased lethality in mice...
  8. pmc Evidence that accumulation of mutants in a biofilm reflects natural selection rather than stress-induced adaptive mutation
    Jeffrey A Banas
    University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Dows Institute Research, Dental Science N 436, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:357-61. 2007
    ..We report here that natural selection was the primary force behind the accumulation of the deletion mutants...
  9. pmc Streptococcus mutans glucan-binding protein-A affects Streptococcus gordonii biofilm architecture
    Jeffrey A Banas
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 267:80-8. 2007
    ..The magnitude of the GbpA effect appears to be dependent on the quantity and linkage of available glucan...
  10. pmc Glucan-binding proteins are essential for shaping Streptococcus mutans biofilm architecture
    David J Lynch
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 268:158-65. 2007
    ..The loss of an extracellular Gbp, either GbpA or GbpD, also profoundly changed the biofilm architecture, each in a unique manner...
  11. pmc Genome-wide identification of Francisella tularensis virulence determinants
    Jingliang Su
    Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany Medical College, 47 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, USA
    Infect Immun 75:3089-101. 2007
    ..Deletional mutation analysis confirmed that this locus is essential for F. tularensis virulence...
  12. ncbi request reprint Generation of a human IgG3-streptavidin fusion protein. Implications for the inhibition and elimination of auto-reactive B cells
    Mark T Preissler
    Albany Medical College, Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany, NY 12208, USA
    Hum Antibodies 12:77-92. 2003
    ..In summary, these studies describe an approach, which has the potential to be used as a treatment to inhibit or remove antigen-specific (auto-reactive) B cells...