Timothy J Kurtti

1970 …2020

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Research Output

2020

Isolation and propagation of laboratory strains and a novel flea-derived field strain of Wolbachia in tick cell lines

Khoo, J. J., Kurtti, T. J., Husin, N. A., Beliavskaia, A., Lim, F. S., Zulkifli, M. M. S., Al-Khafaji, A. M., Hartley, C., Darby, A. C., Hughes, G. L., Abubakar, S., Makepeace, B. L. & Bell-Sakyi, L., Jul 2020, In : Microorganisms. 8, 7, p. 1-19 19 p., 988.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access

Wolbachia successfully replicate in a newly established horn fly, Haematobia irritans irritans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae) cell line

Madhav, M., Brown, G., Morgan, J. A. T., Asgari, S., McGraw, E. A., Munderloh, U. G., Kurtti, T. J. & James, P., Jul 1 2020, In : Pest management science. 76, 7, p. 2441-2452 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2019

Ehrlichia Isolate from a Minnesota Tick: Characterization and Genetic Transformation

Lynn, G. E., Burkhardt, N. Y., Felsheim, R. F., Nelson, C. M., Oliver, J., Kurtti, T. J., Cornax, I., O'Sullivan, G. & Munderloh, U. G., Jul 15 2019, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 85, 14

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Isolation and characterization of a Rickettsia from the ovary of a Western black-legged tick, Ixodes pacificus

Alowaysi, M., Chen, J., Stark, S., Teague, K., LaCourse, M., Proctor, J., Vigil, K., Corrigan, J., Harding, A., Li, J., Kurtti, T. & Zhong, J., Jun 2019, In : Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 10, 4, p. 918-923 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Meeting the challenge of tick-borne disease control: A proposal for 1000 Ixodes genomes

Murgia, M. V., Bell-Sakyi, L., de la Fuente, J., Kurtti, T. J., Makepeace, B. L., Mans, B., McCoy, K. D., Munderloh, U., Plantard, O., Rispe, C., Valle, M. R., Tabor, A., Thangamani, S., Thimmapuram, J. & Hill, C. A., Jan 2019, In : Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 10, 1, p. 213-218 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

4 Scopus citations

Mutational analysis of gene function in the Anaplasmataceae: Challenges and perspectives

Oliva Chávez, A. S., Herron, M. J., Nelson, C. M., Felsheim, R. F., Oliver, J. D., Burkhardt, N. Y., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Feb 2019, In : Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases. 10, 2, p. 482-494 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2018

Advances in the definition of culture media for mosquito cells

Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Jan 1 2018, Invertebrate Cell System Applications: Volume I. CRC Press, p. 21-30 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

8 Scopus citations

Grasshopper cell culture

Munderloh, U. G., Kurtti, T. J., Liu, Y. & Chen, C., Jan 1 2018, Arthropod Cell Culture Systems. CRC Press, p. 51-64 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2016

Fluorescent protein expressing Rickettsia buchneri and Rickettsia peacockii for tracking symbiont-tick cell interactions

Kurtti, T. J., Burkhardt, N. Y., Heu, C. C. & Munderloh, U. G., Dec 1 2016, In : Veterinary Sciences. 3, 4, 34.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
7 Scopus citations

Genomic insights into the Ixodes scapularis tick vector of Lyme disease

Gulia-Nuss, M., Nuss, A. B., Meyer, J. M., Sonenshine, D. E., Roe, R. M., Waterhouse, R. M., Sattelle, D. B., De La Fuente, J., Ribeiro, J. M., Megy, K., Thimmapuram, J., Miller, J. R., Walenz, B. P., Koren, S., Hostetler, J. B., Thiagarajan, M., Joardar, V. S., Hannick, L. I., Bidwell, S., Hammond, M. P. & 73 others, Young, S., Zeng, Q., Abrudan, J. L., Almeida, F. C., Ayllón, N., Bhide, K., Bissinger, B. W., Bonzon-Kulichenko, E., Buckingham, S. D., Caffrey, D. R., Caimano, M. J., Croset, V., Driscoll, T., Gilbert, D., Gillespie, J. J., Giraldo-Calderón, G. I., Grabowski, J. M., Jiang, D., Khalil, S. M. S., Kim, D., Kocan, K. M., Koči, J., Kuhn, R. J., Kurtti, T. J., Lees, K., Lang, E. G., Kennedy, R. C., Kwon, H., Perera, R., Qi, Y., Radolf, J. D., Sakamoto, J. M., Sánchez-Gracia, A., Severo, M. S., Silverman, N., Šimo, L., Tojo, M., Tornador, C., Van Zee, J. P., Vázquez, J., Vieira, F. G., Villar, M., Wespiser, A. R., Yang, Y., Zhu, J., Arensburger, P., Pietrantonio, P. V., Barker, S. C., Shao, R., Zdobnov, E. M., Hauser, F., Grimmelikhuijzen, C. J. P., Park, Y., Rozas, J., Benton, R., Pedra, J. H. F., Nelson, D. R., Unger, M. F., Tubio, J. M. C., Tu, Z., Robertson, H. M., Shumway, M., Sutton, G., Wortman, J. R., Lawson, D., Wikel, S. K., Nene, V. M., Fraser, C. M., Collins, F. H., Birren, B., Nelson, K. E., Caler, E. & Hill, C. A., Feb 9 2016, In : Nature communications. 7, 10507.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
187 Scopus citations

Infection of immature Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) by membrane feeding

Oliver, J. D., Lynn, G. E., Burkhardt, N. Y., Price, L. D., Nelson, C. M., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Mar 2016, In : Journal of medical entomology. 53, 2, p. 409-415 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
13 Scopus citations
2015

An Ixodes scapularis cell line with a predominantly neuron-like phenotype

Oliver, J. D., Chávez, A. S. O., Felsheim, R. F., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Jul 30 2015, In : Experimental and Applied Acarology. 66, 3, p. 427-442 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

An O-Methyltransferase Is Required for Infection of Tick Cells by Anaplasma phagocytophilum

Oliva Chávez, A. S., Fairman, J. W., Felsheim, R. F., Nelson, C. M., Herron, M. J., Higgins, L. A., Burkhardt, N. Y., Oliver, J. D., Markowski, T. W., Kurtti, T. J., Edwards, T. E. & Munderloh, U. G., Nov 1 2015, In : PLoS pathogens. 11, 11, e1005248.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Rickettsia buchneri sp. Nov., a rickettsial endosymbiont of the blacklegged tick ixodes scapularis

Kurtti, T. J., Felsheim, R. F., Burkhardt, N. Y., Oliver, J. D., Heu, C. C. & Munderloh, U. G., 2015, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 65, 3, p. 965-970 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

53 Scopus citations

Tissue distribution of the Ehrlichia muris-like agent in a tick vector

Lynn, G. E., Oliver, J. D., Nelson, C. M., Felsheim, R. F., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Mar 17 2015, In : PloS one. 10, 3, e0122007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Transcriptional analysis of the conjugal transfer genes of rickettsia bellii RML 369-C

Heu, C. C., Kurtti, T. J., Nelson, C. M. & Munderloh, U. G., Sep 9 2015, In : PloS one. 10, 9, e0137214.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2014

Motility characteristics are altered for Rickettsia bellii transformed to overexpress a heterologous rickA gene

Oliver, J. D., Burkhardt, N. Y., Felsheim, R. F., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Feb 1 2014, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 80, 3, p. 1170-1176 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations
2013

A Cell Line Resource Derived from Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Embryonic Tissues

Goblirsch, M. J., Spivak, M. S. & Kurtti, T. J., Jul 23 2013, In : PloS one. 8, 7, e69831.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations
2012

Establishment of a replicating plasmid in rickettsia prowazekii

Wood, D. O., Hines, A., Tucker, A. M., Woodard, A., Driskell, L. O., Burkhardt, N. Y., Kurtti, T. J., Baldridge, G. D. & Munderloh, U. G., Apr 17 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 4, e34715.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Expression patterns of Anaplasma marginale Msp2 variants change in response to growth in cattle, and tick cells versus mammalian cells.

Chávez, A. S. O., Felsheim, R. F., Kurtti, T. J., Ku, P. S., Brayton, K. A. & Munderloh, U. G., 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 4, p. e36012

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
11 Scopus citations
2011

Development of shuttle vectors for transformation of diverse rickettsia species

Burkhardt, N. Y., Baldridge, G. D., Williamson, P. C., Billingsley, P. M., Heu, C. C., Felsheim, R. F., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Dec 21 2011, In : PloS one. 6, 12, e29511.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations

Differentially expressed genes in silkworm cell cultures in response to infection by Wolbachia and Cardinium endosymbionts

Nakamura, Y., Gotoh, T., Imanishi, S., Mita, K., Kurtti, T. J. & Noda, H., Jun 1 2011, In : Insect molecular biology. 20, 3, p. 279-289 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations
2010

Genome organization of major tandem repeats in the hard tick, Ixodes scapularis

Meyer, J. M., Kurtti, T. J., Van Zee, J. P. & Hill, C. A., Apr 1 2010, In : Chromosome Research. 18, 3, p. 357-370 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

Rickettsia hoogstraalii sp. nov., isolated from hardand soft-bodied ticks

Duh, D., Punda-Polic, V., Avsic-Zupanc, T., Bouyer, D., Walker, D. H., Popov, V. L., Jelovsek, M., Gracner, M., Trilar, T., Bradaric, N., Kurtti, T. J. & Strus, J., Apr 1 2010, In : International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 60, 4, p. 977-984 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Scopus citations

Rickettsial ompB promoter regulated expression of GFPuv in transformed Rickettsia montanensis

Baldridge, G. D., Burkhardt, N. Y., Oliva, A. S., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Jan 29 2010, In : PloS one. 5, 1, e8965.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Transformation of Anaplasma marginale

Felsheim, R. F., Chávez, A. S. O., Palmer, G. H., Crosby, L., Barbet, A. F., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Feb 10 2010, In : Veterinary Parasitology. 167, 2-4, p. 167-174 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations

Wide dispersal and possible multiple origins of low-copy-number plasmids in Rickettsia species associated with blood-feeding arthropods

Baldridge, G. D., Burkhardt, N. Y., Labruna, M. B., Pacheco, R. C., Paddock, C. D., Williamson, P. C., Billingsley, P. M., Felsheim, R. F., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Mar 1 2010, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 76, 6, p. 1718-1731 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations
2009
68 Scopus citations

Transovarial transmission of Francisella-Like endosymbionts and Anaplasma phagocytophilum Variants in Dermacentor albipictus (Acari: Ixodidae)

Baldridge, G. D., Scoles, G. A., Burkhardt, N. Y., Schloeder, B., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., May 1 2009, In : Journal of medical entomology. 46, 3, p. 625-632 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

64 Scopus citations
2008

Cellular and molecular characterization of an embryonic cell line (BME26) from the tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus

Esteves, E., Lara, F. A., Lorenzini, D. M., Costa, G. H. N., Fukuzawa, A. H., Pressinotti, L. N., Silva, J. R. M. C., Ferro, J. A., Kurtti, T. J., Munderloh, U. G. & Daffre, S., May 2008, In : Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 38, 5, p. 568-580 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations

Intracellular infection of tick cell lines by the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae

Kurtti, T. J. & Keyhani, N. O., Sep 11 2008, In : Microbiology. 154, 6, p. 1700-1709 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations

Plasmids of the pRM/pRF family occur in diverse Rickettsia species

Baldridge, G. D., Burkhardt, N. Y., Felsheim, R. F., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Feb 2008, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 74, 3, p. 645-652 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Transgene expression and silencing in a tick cell line: A model system for functional tick genomics

Kurtti, T. J., Mattila, J. T., Herron, M. J., Felsheim, R. F., Baldridge, G. D., Burkhardt, N. Y., Blazar, B. R., Hackett, P. B., Meyer, J. M. & Munderloh, U. G., Oct 2008, In : Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 38, 10, p. 963-968 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Whole genome transcription profiling of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in human and tick host cells by tiling array analysis

Nelson, C. M., Herron, M. J., Felsheim, R. F., Schloeder, B. R., Grindle, S. M., Chavez, A. O., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Jul 31 2008, In : BMC Genomics. 9, 364.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

66 Scopus citations
2007

Infection of Ixodes scapularis ticks with Rickettsia monacensis expressing green fluorescent protein: A model system

Baldridge, G. D., Kurtti, T. J., Burkhardt, N., Baldridge, A. S., Nelson, C. M., Oliva, A. S. & Munderloh, U. G., Mar 1 2007, In : Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 94, 3, p. 163-174 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

Isolation and propagation of the Ap-variant 1 strain of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in a tick cell line

Massung, R. F., Levin, M. L., Munderloh, U. G., Silverman, D. J., Lynch, M. J., Gaywee, J. K. & Kurtti, T. J., Jul 1 2007, In : Journal of clinical microbiology. 45, 7, p. 2138-2143 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

Isolation of cell lines and a rickettsial endosymbiont from the soft tick Carios capensis (acari: Argasidae: Ornithodorinae)

Mattila, J. T., Burkhardt, N. Y., Hutcheson, H. J., Munderloh, U. G. & Kurtti, T. J., Nov 1 2007, In : Journal of medical entomology. 44, 6, p. 1091-1101 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations
15 Scopus citations
11 Scopus citations

Transposon insertion reveals pRM, a plasmid of Rickettsia monacensis

Baldridge, G. D., Burkhardt, N. Y., Felsheim, R. F., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Aug 1 2007, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 73, 15, p. 4984-4995 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations
2006

Characterization of a new densovirus infecting the German cockroach, Blattella germanica

Mukha, D. V., Chumachenko, A. G., Dykstra, M. J., Kurtti, T. J. & Schal, C., Jun 1 2006, In : Journal of General Virology. 87, 6, p. 1567-1575 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

In vitro cultivation and antibiotic susceptibility of a Cytophaga-like intracellular symbiote isolated from the tick Ixodes scapularis

Morimoto, S., Kurtti, T. J. & Noda, H., Apr 1 2006, In : Current Microbiology. 52, 4, p. 324-329 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

Isolation of Anaplasma phagocytophilum strain Ap-Variant 1 in a tick-derived cell line

Massung, R. F., Levin, M. L., Munderloh, U. G., Silverman, D. J., Lynch, M. J. & Kurtti, T. J., Oct 2006, Century of Rickettsiology; Emerging, Reemerging Rickettsioses, Molecular Diagnostics. amd Emerging Veterinary Rickettsioses. Blackwell Publishing Inc, p. 541-544 4 p. (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; vol. 1078).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations

Transformation of Anaplasma phagocytophilum

Felsheim, R. F., Herron, M. J., Nelson, C. M., Burkhardt, N. Y., Barbet, A. F., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Oct 31 2006, In : BMC Biotechnology. 6, 42.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

66 Scopus citations
2005

Analysis of fluorescent protein expression in transformants of Rickettsia monacensis, an obligate intracellular tick symbiont

Baldridge, G. D., Burkhardt, N., Herron, M. J., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Apr 1 2005, In : Applied and environmental microbiology. 71, 4, p. 2095-2105 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations
54 Scopus citations

Susceptibility of Rickettsia monacensis and Rickettsia peacockii to cecropin A, ceratotoxin A, and lysozyme

Baldridge, G. D., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Oct 1 2005, In : Current Microbiology. 51, 4, p. 233-238 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

The ABCs of Lyme disease spirochaetes in ticks

Munderloh, U. G. & Kurtti, T. J., Sep 17 2005, In : Lancet. 366, 9490, p. 962-964 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

9 Scopus citations

The interactions of Anaplasma phagocytophilum, endothelial cells, and human neutrophils.

Herron, M. J., Ericson, M. E., Kurtti, T. J. & Munderloh, U. G., Dec 2005, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1063, p. 374-382 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations