Dominique Soldati-Favre

School of Medicine
University of Geneve, Switzerland

Field of interests:

Molecular parasitology of apicomplexans: molecular mechanisms involved in motility, host cell attachment and invasion and the strategies allowing intracellular survival.


Recent publications:

Marchant J, Cowper B, Liu Y, Lai L, Pinzan C, Marq JB, Friedrich N, Sawmynaden K, Liew L, Chai W, Childs RA, Saouros S, Simpson P, Roque Barreira MC, Feizi T, Soldati-Favre D, Matthews S:
Galactose recognition by the apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii.
J Biol Chem., 2012 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22399295.  

Skillman KM, Daher W, Ma CI, Soldati-Favre D, Sibley LD:
Toxoplasma gondii Profilin Acts Primarily To Sequester G-Actin While Formins Efficiently Nucleate Actin Filament Formation in Vitro.
Biochemistry. 51(12), (2012): 2486-2495.

Daher W, Klages N, Carlier MF, Soldati-Favre D:
Molecular Characterization of  Toxoplasma gondii Formin 3, an Actin Nucleator Dispensable for Tachyzoite Growth  and Motility.
Eukaryot Cell, 11(3), (2012): 343-352.

Santos JM, Graindorge A, Soldati-Favre D:
New insights into parasite rhomboid proteases.
Mol Biochem Parasitol., 182(1-2), (2012): 27-36.

Pino P, Soldati-Favre D.
[TgROM4 and TgAMA1: a checkpoint in parasite replication].
Med Sci (Paris)., 27(6-7), (2011): 576-578.

Yamamoto M, Ma JS, Mueller C, Kamiyama N, Saiga H, Kubo E, Kimura T, Okamoto T, Okuyama M, Kayama H, Nagamune K, Takashima S, Matsuura Y, Soldati-Favre D, Takeda K:
ATF6beta is a host cellular target of the Toxoplasma gondii virulence factor ROP18.
J Exp Med., 208(7), (2011): 1533-1546.

Polonais V, Shea M, Soldati-Favre D:
Toxoplasma gondii aspartic protease 1 is  not essential in tachyzoites.
Exp Parasitol., 128(4), (2011): 454-459.

Limenitakis J, Soldati-Favre D:
Functional genetics in Apicomplexa: potentials and limits.
FEBS Lett., 585(11), (2011): 1579-1588.

Santos JM, Soldati-Favre D:
Invasion factors are coupled to key signalling events leading to the establishment of infection in apicomplexan parasites.
Cell Microbiol., 13(6), (2011): 787-796.

Santos JM, Ferguson DJ, Blackman MJ, Soldati-Favre D:
Intramembrane cleavage  of AMA1 triggers Toxoplasma to switch from an invasive to a replicative mode.
Science, 331(6016), (2011): 473-477.