Gerald D Baldridge

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Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Plasmids of the pRM/pRF family occur in diverse Rickettsia species
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:645-52. 2008
  2. pmc Analysis of fluorescent protein expression in transformants of Rickettsia monacensis, an obligate intracellular tick symbiont
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:2095-105. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of Rickettsia monacensis and Rickettsia peacockii to Cecropin A, Ceratotoxin A, and lysozyme
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, Paul, 55108, USA
    Curr Microbiol 51:233-8. 2005
  4. pmc Rickettsial ompB promoter regulated expression of GFPuv in transformed Rickettsia montanensis
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e8965. 2010
  5. pmc Wide dispersal and possible multiple origins of low-copy-number plasmids in rickettsia species associated with blood-feeding arthropods
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:1718-31. 2010
  6. pmc Infection of Ixodes scapularis ticks with Rickettsia monacensis expressing green fluorescent protein: a model system
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 219 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Av, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 94:163-74. 2007
  7. pmc Transposon insertion reveals pRM, a plasmid of Rickettsia monacensis
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:4984-95. 2007
  8. pmc Transovarial transmission of Francisella-like endosymbionts and Anaplasma phagocytophilum variants in Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae)
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 219 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:625-32. 2009
  9. pmc Sequence and expression analysis of the ompA gene of Rickettsia peacockii, an endosymbiont of the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6628-36. 2004
  10. pmc Development of shuttle vectors for transformation of diverse Rickettsia species
    Nicole Y Burkhardt
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
    PLoS ONE 6:e29511. 2011

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Publications14

  1. pmc Plasmids of the pRM/pRF family occur in diverse Rickettsia species
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:645-52. 2008
    ..helicase RecD/TraA gene, but none of the plasmids hybridized with a probe derived from a pRM-encoded gene similar to a Burkholderia sp. transposon resolvase gene...
  2. pmc Analysis of fluorescent protein expression in transformants of Rickettsia monacensis, an obligate intracellular tick symbiont
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:2095-105. 2005
    ..monacensis. We demonstrated that our vectors provide a means to study rickettsia-host cell interactions by visualizing GFPuv-fluorescent R. monacensis associated with actin tails in tick host cells...
  3. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of Rickettsia monacensis and Rickettsia peacockii to Cecropin A, Ceratotoxin A, and lysozyme
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, Paul, 55108, USA
    Curr Microbiol 51:233-8. 2005
    ..monacensis at up to 110 microM. The rickettsiae were less sensitive to the AMPs than is typical of bacteria that grow extracellularly. Our assays may be useful in the study of AMP activity against other obligate intracellular bacteria...
  4. pmc Rickettsial ompB promoter regulated expression of GFPuv in transformed Rickettsia montanensis
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e8965. 2010
    ..Genetic manipulation of rickettsiae should facilitate a better understanding of their interactions with hosts...
  5. pmc Wide dispersal and possible multiple origins of low-copy-number plasmids in rickettsia species associated with blood-feeding arthropods
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 1980 Folwell Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 76:1718-31. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Infection of Ixodes scapularis ticks with Rickettsia monacensis expressing green fluorescent protein: a model system
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 219 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Av, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 94:163-74. 2007
    ..Infection of I. scapularis with R. monacensis expressing GFP provides a model system allowing visualization and study of live rickettsiae in unfixed tissues of an arthropod host...
  7. pmc Transposon insertion reveals pRM, a plasmid of Rickettsia monacensis
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:4984-95. 2007
    ..amblyommii isolate WB-8-2 that contained genes conserved between pRM and pRF. The pRM plasmid may provide a basis for the development of a rickettsial transformation vector...
  8. pmc Transovarial transmission of Francisella-like endosymbionts and Anaplasma phagocytophilum variants in Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae)
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, 219 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Med Entomol 46:625-32. 2009
    ..The transovarial transmission of A. phagocytophilum variants in Dermacentor ticks suggests that maintenance of A. phagocytophilum in nature may not be solely dependent on horizontal transmission...
  9. pmc Sequence and expression analysis of the ompA gene of Rickettsia peacockii, an endosymbiont of the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni
    Gerald D Baldridge
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 70:6628-36. 2004
    ..peacockii. Double immunolabeling studies revealed actin tail structures in tick cells infected with R. rickettsii strain Hlp#2 but not in cells infected with R. peacockii...
  10. pmc Development of shuttle vectors for transformation of diverse Rickettsia species
    Nicole Y Burkhardt
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, USA
    PLoS ONE 6:e29511. 2011
    ..amblyommii plasmids pRAM18 and pRAM32, providing a new research tool that will greatly facilitate genetic and biological studies of rickettsiae...
  11. pmc Transgenic wheat expressing a barley class II chitinase gene has enhanced resistance against Fusarium graminearum
    Sanghyun Shin
    Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, 411 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Exp Bot 59:2371-8. 2008
    ..These results showed that transgenic wheat expressing a barley class II chitinase exhibited enhanced resistance against F. graminearum in greenhouse and field conditions...
  12. pmc Transgene expression and silencing in a tick cell line: A model system for functional tick genomics
    Timothy J Kurtti
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 38:963-8. 2008
    ..SB transposition in cell line ISE6 provides an effective means to explore the functional genomics of I. scapularis...
  13. pmc Factors influencing in vitro infectivity and growth of Rickettsia peacockii (Rickettsiales: Rickettsiaceae), an endosymbiont of the Rocky Mountain wood tick, Dermacentor andersoni (Acari, Ixodidae)
    Timothy J Kurtti
    Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 90:177-86. 2005
    ..peacockii to cause mild CPE suggests that its pathogenicity is not completely muted. An analysis of R. peacockii-cell interactions in comparison to pathogenic rickettsiae will provide insights into host cell colonization mechanisms...
  14. pmc Overexpression of defense response genes in transgenic wheat enhances resistance to Fusarium head blight
    Caroline A Mackintosh
    Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, 411 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, St Paul, MN 55108, USA
    Plant Cell Rep 26:479-88. 2007
    ..Taken together, the results showed that overexpression of defense response genes in wheat could enhance the FHB resistance in both greenhouse and field conditions...