Mary Catherine McEllistrem
- Novel pneumococcal serotypes 6C and 6D: anomaly or harbingerM Catherine McEllistrem
Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA 15240, USA
Clin Infect Dis 55:1379-86. 2012..Regardless, this narrative illustrates the potential impact of unrecognized serotypes on the efficacy of a serotype-specific vaccine...
- Marked increase in biofilm-derived rough pneumococcal variants and rifampin-resistant strains not due to hex gene mutationsM Catherine McEllistrem
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Microb Drug Resist 15:85-90. 2009..Taken together, these data suggest that mutations in the hex genes and modulation of hexA activity are unlikely to account for the generation of biofilm-derived rough variants...
- Genetic diversity of the pneumococcal capsule: implications for molecular-based serotypingMary Catherine McEllistrem
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Future Microbiol 4:857-65. 2009..In the future, assays that utilize high-throughput sequencing technology and/or matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) could lead to a novel pneumococcal serotyping method...