Joao Pedra

Assistant Professor
Entomology
University of California at Riverside
E-mail: joao.pedra@ucr.edu
Page: http://entomology.ucr.edu/faculty/pedra.html

Fields of interest: 

tick-borne diseases; rickettsial infections; innate immunity

 

Recent publications:

Pedra JHF, Narasimhan S, Rendic D, Deponte K, Bell-Sakyi L, Wilson IB, Fikrig E:
Fucosylation enhances colonization of ticks by Anaplasma phagocytophilum.
Cellular Microbiology, 12, (2010): 1222-1234.

Pedra JHF, Mattner J, Tao J, Kerfoot SM, Davis RJ, Flavell RA, Askenase PW, Yin Z, Fikrig E:
c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase 2 inhibits gamma interferon production during Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection.
Infection and Immunity, 76, (2008): 308-316.

Pedra JHF, Sutterwala FS, Sukumaran B, Ogura Y, Qian F, Montgomery RR, Flavell RA, Fikrig E:
ASC/PYCARD and caspase-1 regulate the IL-18/IFN- axis during Anaplasma phagocytophilum Infection.
The Journal of Immunology, 179, (2007): 4783-4791.

Pedra JHF, Tao J, Sutterwala FS, Sukumaran B, Berliner N, Bockenstedt LK, Flavell RA, Yin, Z, Fikrig, E:
IL-12/23p40-dependent clearance of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in the murine model of human anaplasmosis.
FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol., 50, (2007): 401-410.

Pedra JHF, Narasimhan S, Deponte K, Marcantonio N, Kantor FS, Fikrig E:
Disruption of the salivary protein 14 in Ixodes scapularis nymphs and impact on pathogen acquisition.
Am J Trop Med Hyg., 75(4), (2006): 677-682.

Pedra JHF, Sukumaran B, Carlyon JA, Berliner N, Fikrig E:
Modulation of NB4 promyelocytic leukemic cell machinery by Anaplasma phagocytophilum.
Genomics, 86(3), (2005): 365-377.