Claudio Cortes

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Affiliation: University of Toledo
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Native properdin binds to Chlamydia pneumoniae and promotes complement activation
    Claudio Cortes
    Department of Biochemistry, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, Texas 75708, USA
    Infect Immun 79:724-31. 2011
  2. pmc Polyanion-induced self-association of complement factor H
    Michael K Pangburn
    Department of Biochemistry, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    J Immunol 182:1061-8. 2009
  3. pmc Native polymeric forms of properdin selectively bind to targets and promote activation of the alternative pathway of complement
    Viviana P Ferreira
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43614, USA
    Immunobiology 215:932-40. 2010
  4. pmc Complement control protein factor H: the good, the bad, and the inadequate
    Viviana P Ferreira
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43614, United States
    Mol Immunol 47:2187-97. 2010
  5. pmc Discrimination between host and pathogens by the complement system
    Michael K Pangburn
    Department of Biochemistry, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    Vaccine 26:I15-21. 2008
  6. pmc Role of CD8(+)T cells in the host response to Chlamydia
    Benjamin Wizel
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    Microbes Infect 10:1420-30. 2008
  7. pmc Chlamydia pneumoniae inclusion membrane protein Cpn0585 interacts with multiple Rab GTPases
    Claudio Cortes
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    Infect Immun 75:5586-96. 2007
  8. pmc The binding of factor H to a complex of physiological polyanions and C3b on cells is impaired in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome
    Viviana P Ferreira
    Department of Biochemistry, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    J Immunol 182:7009-18. 2009

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Publications8

  1. pmc Native properdin binds to Chlamydia pneumoniae and promotes complement activation
    Claudio Cortes
    Department of Biochemistry, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, Texas 75708, USA
    Infect Immun 79:724-31. 2011
    ..Altogether, our data suggest that properdin is a pattern recognition molecule that plays a role in resistance to Chlamydia infection...
  2. pmc Polyanion-induced self-association of complement factor H
    Michael K Pangburn
    Department of Biochemistry, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    J Immunol 182:1061-8. 2009
    ..The results suggest that recognition of polyanionic markers on host cells and tissues by factor H, and the resulting regulation of complement activation, may involve formation of dimers and tetramers of factor H...
  3. pmc Native polymeric forms of properdin selectively bind to targets and promote activation of the alternative pathway of complement
    Viviana P Ferreira
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43614, USA
    Immunobiology 215:932-40. 2010
    ....
  4. pmc Complement control protein factor H: the good, the bad, and the inadequate
    Viviana P Ferreira
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43614, United States
    Mol Immunol 47:2187-97. 2010
    ..e. cancer) by factor H is used as an immune evasion strategy. This review will focus on the current knowledge related to these versatile recognition properties of factor H...
  5. pmc Discrimination between host and pathogens by the complement system
    Michael K Pangburn
    Department of Biochemistry, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    Vaccine 26:I15-21. 2008
    ....
  6. pmc Role of CD8(+)T cells in the host response to Chlamydia
    Benjamin Wizel
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    Microbes Infect 10:1420-30. 2008
    ..This review focuses on the roles that CD8(+)T cells may play in immunoprotection and immunopathology following recognition of Chlamydia-infected cells...
  7. pmc Chlamydia pneumoniae inclusion membrane protein Cpn0585 interacts with multiple Rab GTPases
    Claudio Cortes
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Health Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    Infect Immun 75:5586-96. 2007
    ..pneumoniae inclusion for chlamydial replication...
  8. pmc The binding of factor H to a complex of physiological polyanions and C3b on cells is impaired in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome
    Viviana P Ferreira
    Department of Biochemistry, Center for Biomedical Research, University of Texas Health Science Center, Tyler, TX 75708, USA
    J Immunol 182:7009-18. 2009
    ..Taken together, our data suggest that disruption of a complex fH-self-surface recognition process, involving a balance of affinities for protein and physiological carbohydrate ligands, predisposes to aHUS...