Maurizio Del Poeta: Publications

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Selected Publications

Singh A, Na C, Silva LC, Prieto M, Futerman AH, Luberto C, and Del Poeta M. 2012. Membrane lipid topography controlled by sphingolipids regulates pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans. Cellular Microbiology.14:500-516. PMID: 22151739

Del Poeta M, and Casadevall A. 2011. Ten challenges on Cryptococcus and Cryptococcosis. Mycopathologia. 173:303-310.

Qureshi A, Grey A, Rose KL, Schey KL, and Del Poeta M. 2011. Cryptococcus neoformans modulates extracellular killing of neutrophils. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2:193. PMCID: PMC3177079

Rhome R, Singh A, Kechichian T, Drago M, Morace G, Luberto C, Del Poeta M. Surface localization of glucosylceramide during
Cryptococcus neoformans infection allows targeting as a potential antifungal. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 21;6(1):e15572.

Del Poeta M. Fungi are Not All "Fun-Guys" after All. Front Microbiol. 2010;1:105. Epub 2010 Aug 27.

Stano P, Williams V, Villani M, Cymbalyuk ES, Qureshi A, Huang Y, Morace G, Luberto C, Tomlinson S, Del Poeta M. App1: an
antiphagocytic protein that binds to complement receptors 3 and 2. J Immunol. 2009 Jan 1;182(1):84-91.

Garcia J, Shea J, Alvarez-Vasquez F, Qureshi A, Luberto C, Voit EO, Del Poeta M. Mathematical modeling of pathogenicity of
Cryptococcus neoformans. Mol Syst Biol. 2008;4:183. Epub 2008 Apr 15.

Shea JM, Kechichian TB, Luberto C, Del Poeta M. The cryptococcal enzyme inositol phosphosphingolipid-phospholipase C
confers resistance to the antifungal effects of macrophages and promotes fungal dissemination to the central nervous system. Infect Immun. 2006 Oct;74(10):5977-88.

Rittershaus PC, Kechichian TB, Allegood JC, Merrill AH Jr, Hennig M, Luberto C, Del Poeta M. Glucosylceramide synthase
is an essential regulator of pathogenicity of Cryptococcus neoformans. J Clin Invest. 2006 Jun;116(6):1651-9. Erratum in: J Clin Invest. 2007 May;117(5):1450.

Heung LJ, Kaiser AE, Luberto C, Del Poeta M. The role and mechanism of diacylglycerol-protein kinase C1 signaling in
melanogenesis by Cryptococcus neoformans. J Biol Chem. 2005 Aug 5;280(31):28547-55. Epub 2005 Jun 9.

Luberto C, Toffaletti DL, Wills EA, Tucker SC, Casadevall A, Perfect JR, Hannun YA, Del Poeta M. Roles for inositol-phosphoryl
ceramide synthase 1 (IPC1) in pathogenesis of C. neoformans. Genes Dev. 2001 Jan 15;15(2):201-12.

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