Peterson, Ellena

Title(s)Professor, Pathology
Phone(949) 824-4169, 7450, (714) 456-677
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    Iron Starvation: A novel strategy for HIV and Chlamydia microbicides
    NIH/NIAID R33AI079775May 1, 2009 - Jul 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Iron Starvation: A novel strategy for HIV and Chlamydia microbicides
    NIH/NIAID R21AI079775May 1, 2009 - Aug 15, 2011
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Chaperone Mining of the Chlamydia Type Three Secretion System
    NIH/NIAID R01AI071104Jul 1, 2006 - Jun 30, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NIAID R01AI030499Jul 1, 1991 - Nov 30, 1998
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Huang SS, Singh R, McKinnell JA, Park S, Gombosev A, Eells SJ, Gillen DL, Kim D, Rashid S, Macias-Gil R, Bolaris MA, Tjoa T, Cao C, Hong SS, Lequieu J, Cui E, Chang J, He J, Evans K, Peterson E, Simpson G, Robinson P, Choi C, Bailey CC, Leo JD, Amin A, Goldmann D, Jernigan JA, Platt R, Septimus E, Weinstein RA, Hayden MK, Miller LG. Decolonization to Reduce Postdischarge Infection Risk among MRSA Carriers. N Engl J Med. 2019 02 14; 380(7):638-650. PMID: 30763195.
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    2. McKinnell JA, Singh RD, Miller LG, Kleinman K, Gussin G, He J, Saavedra R, Dutciuc TD, Estevez M, Chang J, Heim L, Yamaguchi S, Custodio H, Gohil SK, Park S, Tam S, Robinson PA, Tjoa T, Nguyen J, Evans KD, Bittencourt CE, Lee BY, Mueller LE, Bartsch SM, Jernigan JA, Slayton RB, Stone ND, Zahn M, Mor V, McConeghy K, Baier RR, Janssen L, O'Donnell K, Weinstein RA, Hayden MK, Coady MH, Bhattarai M, Peterson EM, Huang SS. The SHIELD Orange County Project -Multi Drug-Resistant Organism (MDRO) Prevalence in 21 Nursing Homes and Long Term Acute Care Facilities in Southern California. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Feb 11. PMID: 30753383.
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    3. Ali MM, Slepenkin A, Peterson E, Zhao W. A Simple DNAzyme-Based Fluorescent Assay for Klebsiella pneumoniae. Chembiochem. 2018 Dec 06. PMID: 30521678.
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    4. Jerant A, Henderson MC, Griffin E, Hall TR, Kelly CJ, Peterson EM, Wofsy D, Tancredi DJ, Sousa FJ, Franks P. Do Admissions Multiple Mini-Interview and Traditional Interview Scores Predict Subsequent Academic Performance? A Study of Five California Medical Schools. Acad Med. 2018 Sep 04. PMID: 30188370.
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    5. Jerant A, Henderson MC, Griffin E, Hall TR, Kelly CJ, Peterson EM, Wofsy D, Franks P. Do Multiple Mini-Interview and Traditional Interview Scores Differ in Their Associations With Acceptance Offers Within and Across Five California Medical Schools? Acad Med. 2018 Aug; 93(8):1227-1233. PMID: 29561273.
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    6. Henderson MC, Kelly CJ, Griffin E, Hall TR, Jerant A, Peterson EM, Rainwater JA, Sousa FJ, Wofsy D, Franks P. Medical School Applicant Characteristics Associated With Performance in Multiple Mini-Interviews Versus Traditional Interviews: A Multi-Institutional Study. Acad Med. 2018 Jul; 93(7):1029-1034. PMID: 29095170.
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    7. Khan S, Nakasone A, Ghajar M, Zhowandai M, Prabhu S, Alexander R, Low J, Peterson E, Thrupp L. Time to Detection in Culture Supports Prediction of Low Transmissibility of Tuberculosis and Discontinuation of Isolation for Low-Risk Patients With A Single AFB-Negative and NAAT-Negative Respiratory Specimen. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 05; 39(5):619-621. PMID: 29553039.
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    8. Jerant A, Henderson MC, Griffin E, Rainwater JA, Hall TR, Kelly CJ, Peterson EM, Wofsy D, Franks P. Reliability of Multiple Mini-Interviews and traditional interviews within and between institutions: a study of five California medical schools. BMC Med Educ. 2017 Nov 06; 17(1):190. PMID: 29110662.
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    9. Cerqueira GC, Earl AM, Ernst CM, Grad YH, Dekker JP, Feldgarden M, Chapman SB, Reis-Cunha JL, Shea TP, Young S, Zeng Q, Delaney ML, Kim D, Peterson EM, O'Brien TF, Ferraro MJ, Hooper DC, Huang SS, Kirby JE, Onderdonk AB, Birren BW, Hung DT, Cosimi LA, Wortman JR, Murphy CI, Hanage WP. Multi-institute analysis of carbapenem resistance reveals remarkable diversity, unexplained mechanisms, and limited clonal outbreaks. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 01 31; 114(5):1135-1140. PMID: 28096418.
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    10. McKinnell JA, Miller LG, Singh R, Kleinman K, Peterson EM, Evans KD, Dutciuc TD, Heim L, Gombosev A, Estevez M, Launer B, Tjoa T, Tam S, Bolaris MA, Huang SS. Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Multidrug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Colonization in 3 Nursing Homes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 12; 37(12):1485-1488. PMID: 27671022.
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    11. Johnston AR, Al Saghbini S, Wu ML, Peterson EM. Photo Quiz: False Intestinal Brush Border. Intestinal spirochetosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Dec; 53(12):3711, 3956. PMID: 26582903; PMCID: PMC4652109.
    12. Cerny KL, Van Fleet M, Slepenkin A, Peterson EM, Bridges PJ. Differential Expression of mRNA Encoding Cytokines and Chemokines in the Reproductive Tract after Infection of Mice with Chlamydia trachomatis. Reprod Syst Sex Disord. 2015 Sep; 4(3). PMID: 26779389.
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    13. Hanson BR, Slepenkin A, Peterson EM, Tan M. Chlamydia trachomatis Type III Secretion Proteins Regulate Transcription. J Bacteriol. 2015 Oct; 197(20):3238-44. PMID: 26216849; PMCID: PMC4573728.
    14. Chiba N, Shimada K, Chen S, Jones HD, Alsabeh R, Slepenkin AV, Peterson E, Crother TR, Arditi M. Mast cells play an important role in chlamydia pneumoniae lung infection by facilitating immune cell recruitment into the airway. J Immunol. 2015 Apr 15; 194(8):3840-51. PMID: 25754739; PMCID: PMC4390505.
    15. Kang DK, Ali MM, Zhang K, Huang SS, Peterson E, Digman MA, Gratton E, Zhao W. Rapid detection of single bacteria in unprocessed blood using Integrated Comprehensive Droplet Digital Detection. Nat Commun. 2014 Nov 13; 5:5427. PMID: 25391809.
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    16. Pedersen C, Slepenkin A, Andersson SB, Fagerberg JH, Bergström CA, Peterson EM. Formulation of the microbicide INP0341 for in vivo protection against a vaginal challenge by Chlamydia trachomatis. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e110918. PMID: 25356686; PMCID: PMC4214720.
    17. Datta R, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson EM, Reynolds C, Meyers H, Cheung M, Huang SS. Protective effect of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus carriage against methicillin-resistant S. aureus acquisition in nursing homes: a prospective cross-sectional study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Oct; 35(10):1257-62. PMID: 25203179.
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    18. Prakash S, Agrawal S, Ma D, Gupta S, Peterson EM, Agrawal A. Dendritic cells from aged subjects display enhanced inflammatory responses to Chlamydophila pneumoniae. Mediators Inflamm. 2014; 2014:436438. PMID: 25253920; PMCID: PMC4165882.
    19. Bhatt JM, Peterson EM, Verma SP. Microbiological sampling of the forgotten components of a flexible fiberoptic laryngoscope: what lessons can we learn? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Feb; 150(2):235-6. PMID: 24334960.
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    20. Jupelli M, Shimada K, Chiba N, Slepenkin A, Alsabeh R, Jones HD, Peterson E, Chen S, Arditi M, Crother TR. Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in mice induces chronic lung inflammation, iBALT formation, and fibrosis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(10):e77447. PMID: 24204830; PMCID: PMC3808399.
    21. Liss MA, Nakamura KK, Meuleners R, Kolla SB, Dash A, Peterson EM. Screening rectal culture to identify fluoroquinolone-resistant organisms before transrectal prostate biopsy: do the culture results between office visit and biopsy correlate? Urology. 2013 Jul; 82(1):67-71. PMID: 23806391; PMCID: PMC3952011.
    22. Murphy CR, Hudson LO, Spratt BG, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson E, Tan G, Evans K, Meyers H, Cheung M, Lee BY, Mukamel DB, Enright MC, Whealon M, Huang SS. Predicting high prevalence of community methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in nursing homes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Mar; 34(3):325-6. PMID: 23388372.
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    23. Liss MA, Peterson EM, Johnston B, Osann K, Johnson JR. Prevalence of ST131 among fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli obtained from rectal swabs before transrectal prostate biopsy. Urology. 2013 Mar; 81(3):548-55. PMID: 23333000.
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    24. Liss MA, Nakamura KK, Peterson EM. Comparison of broth enhancement to direct plating for screening of rectal cultures for ciprofloxacin-resistant Escherichia coli. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Jan; 51(1):249-52. PMID: 23152550; PMCID: PMC3536248.
    25. McDanel JS, Murphy CR, Diekema DJ, Quan V, Kim DS, Peterson EM, Evans KD, Tan GL, Hayden MK, Huang SS. Chlorhexidine and mupirocin susceptibilities of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus from colonized nursing home residents. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jan; 57(1):552-8. PMID: 23147721; PMCID: PMC3535956.
    26. Crother TR, Ma J, Jupelli M, Chiba N, Chen S, Slepenkin A, Alsabeh R, Peterson E, Shimada K, Arditi M. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells play a role for effective innate immune responses during Chlamydia pneumoniae infection in mice. PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e48655. PMID: 23119083; PMCID: PMC3485374.
    27. Murphy CR, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson E, Whealon M, Tan G, Evans K, Meyers H, Cheung M, Lee BY, Mukamel DB, Huang SS. Nursing home characteristics associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Burden and Transmission. BMC Infect Dis. 2012 Oct 24; 12:269. PMID: 23095678; PMCID: PMC3528666.
    28. Forthal DN, Phan TB, Slepenkin AV, Landucci G, Chu H, Elofsson M, Peterson E. In vitro anti-HIV-1 activity of salicylidene acylhydrazide compounds. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2012 Oct; 40(4):354-60. PMID: 22819150; PMCID: PMC3438335.
    29. Ur-Rehman T, Slepenkin A, Chu H, Blomgren A, Dahlgren MK, Zetterström CE, Peterson EM, Elofsson M, Gylfe A. Pre-clinical pharmacokinetics and anti-chlamydial activity of salicylidene acylhydrazide inhibitors of bacterial type III secretion. J Antibiot (Tokyo). 2012 Aug; 65(8):397-404. PMID: 22669447; PMCID: PMC3428607.
    30. Murphy CR, Eells SJ, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson E, Miller LG, Huang SS. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus burden in nursing homes associated with environmental contamination of common areas. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jun; 60(6):1012-8. PMID: 22670708; PMCID: PMC3376013.
    31. Nguyen TD, Evans KD, Goh RA, Tan GL, Peterson EM. Comparison of medium, temperature, and length of incubation for detection of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jul; 50(7):2503-5. PMID: 22535989; PMCID: PMC3405587.
    32. Slepenkin A, Chu H, Elofsson M, Keyser P, Peterson EM. Protection of mice from a Chlamydia trachomatis vaginal infection using a Salicylidene acylhydrazide, a potential microbicide. J Infect Dis. 2011 Nov; 204(9):1313-20. PMID: 21933873; PMCID: PMC3182314.
    33. Crother TR, Schröder NW, Karlin J, Chen S, Shimada K, Slepenkin A, Alsabeh R, Peterson E, Arditi M. Chlamydia pneumoniae infection induced allergic airway sensitization is controlled by regulatory T-cells and plasmacytoid dendritic cells. PLoS One. 2011; 6(6):e20784. PMID: 21695198; PMCID: PMC3112152.
    34. Liss MA, Chang A, Santos R, Nakama-Peeples A, Peterson EM, Osann K, Billimek J, Szabo RJ, Dash A. Prevalence and significance of fluoroquinolone resistant Escherichia coli in patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy. J Urol. 2011 Apr; 185(4):1283-8. PMID: 21334021; PMCID: PMC4063558.
    35. Liss MA, Peeples AN, Peterson EM. Detection of fluoroquinolone-resistant organisms from rectal swabs by use of selective media prior to a transrectal prostate biopsy. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar; 49(3):1116-8. PMID: 21177893; PMCID: PMC3067719.
    36. Reynolds C, Quan V, Kim D, Peterson E, Dunn J, Whealon M, Terpstra L, Meyers H, Cheung M, Lee B, Huang SS. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage in 10 nursing homes in Orange County, California. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jan; 32(1):91-3. PMID: 21087124.
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    37. Chu H, Slepenkin A, Elofsson M, Keyser P, de la Maza LM, Peterson EM. Candidate vaginal microbicides with activity against Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseriagonorrhoeae. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2010 Aug; 36(2):145-50. PMID: 20605703; PMCID: PMC2902681.
    38. Case ED, Peterson EM, Tan M. Promoters for Chlamydia type III secretion genes show a differential response to DNA supercoiling that correlates with temporal expression pattern. J Bacteriol. 2010 May; 192(10):2569-74. PMID: 20233926; PMCID: PMC2863571.
    39. Kari L, Whitmire WM, Crane DD, Reveneau N, Carlson JH, Goheen MM, Peterson EM, Pal S, de la Maza LM, Caldwell HD. Chlamydia trachomatis native major outer membrane protein induces partial protection in nonhuman primates: implication for a trachoma transmission-blocking vaccine. J Immunol. 2009 Jun 15; 182(12):8063-70. PMID: 19494332.
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    40. Sun G, Pal S, Weiland J, Peterson EM, de la Maza LM. Protection against an intranasal challenge by vaccines formulated with native and recombinant preparations of the Chlamydia trachomatis major outer membrane protein. Vaccine. 2009 Aug 06; 27(36):5020-5. PMID: 19446590; PMCID: PMC2741729.
    41. Shimada K, Chen S, Dempsey PW, Sorrentino R, Alsabeh R, Slepenkin AV, Peterson E, Doherty TM, Underhill D, Crother TR, Arditi M. The NOD/RIP2 pathway is essential for host defenses against Chlamydophila pneumoniae lung infection. PLoS Pathog. 2009 Apr; 5(4):e1000379. PMID: 19360122; PMCID: PMC2660273.
    42. Naiki Y, Sorrentino R, Wong MH, Michelsen KS, Shimada K, Chen S, Yilmaz A, Slepenkin A, Schröder NW, Crother TR, Bulut Y, Doherty TM, Bradley M, Shaposhnik Z, Peterson EM, Tontonoz P, Shah PK, Arditi M. TLR/MyD88 and liver X receptor alpha signaling pathways reciprocally control Chlamydia pneumoniae-induced acceleration of atherosclerosis. J Immunol. 2008 Nov 15; 181(10):7176-85. PMID: 18981139; PMCID: PMC2683843.
    43. Pal S, Bravo J, Peterson EM, de la Maza LM. Protection of wild-type and severe combined immunodeficiency mice against an intranasal challenge by passive immunization with monoclonal antibodies to the Chlamydia trachomatis mouse pneumonitis major outer membrane protein. Infect Immun. 2008 Dec; 76(12):5581-7. PMID: 18809664; PMCID: PMC2583570.
    44. Schröder NW, Crother TR, Naiki Y, Chen S, Wong MH, Yilmaz A, Slepenkin A, Schulte D, Alsabeh R, Doherty TM, Peterson E, Nel AE, Arditi M. Innate immune responses during respiratory tract infection with a bacterial pathogen induce allergic airway sensitization. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2008 Sep; 122(3):595-602.e5. PMID: 18774395; PMCID: PMC3052793.
    45. Sun G, Pal S, Sarcon AK, Kim S, Sugawara E, Nikaido H, Cocco MJ, Peterson EM, de la Maza LM. Structural and functional analyses of the major outer membrane protein of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Bacteriol. 2007 Sep; 189(17):6222-35. PMID: 17601785; PMCID: PMC1951919.
    46. Slepenkin A, Enquist PA, Hägglund U, de la Maza LM, Elofsson M, Peterson EM. Reversal of the antichlamydial activity of putative type III secretion inhibitors by iron. Infect Immun. 2007 Jul; 75(7):3478-89. PMID: 17470544; PMCID: PMC1932962.
    47. Pal S, Schmidt AP, Peterson EM, Wilson CL, de la Maza LM. Role of matrix metalloproteinase-7 in the modulation of a Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Immunology. 2006 Feb; 117(2):213-9. PMID: 16423057; PMCID: PMC1782213.
    48. Pal S, Peterson EM, de la Maza LM. Vaccination with the Chlamydia trachomatis major outer membrane protein can elicit an immune response as protective as that resulting from inoculation with live bacteria. Infect Immun. 2005 Dec; 73(12):8153-60. PMID: 16299310; PMCID: PMC1307068.
    49. Pal S, Peterson EM, Rappuoli R, Ratti G, de la Maza LM. Immunization with the Chlamydia trachomatis major outer membrane protein, using adjuvants developed for human vaccines, can induce partial protection in a mouse model against a genital challenge. Vaccine. 2006 Feb 06; 24(6):766-75. PMID: 16199110.
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    50. Pal S, Peterson EM, de la Maza LM. Vaccination of newborn mice induces a strong protective immune response against respiratory and genital challenges with Chlamydia trachomatis. Vaccine. 2005 Nov 16; 23(46-47):5351-8. PMID: 16085340.
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    51. Naiki Y, Michelsen KS, Schröder NW, Alsabeh R, Slepenkin A, Zhang W, Chen S, Wei B, Bulut Y, Wong MH, Peterson EM, Arditi M. MyD88 is pivotal for the early inflammatory response and subsequent bacterial clearance and survival in a mouse model of Chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonia. J Biol Chem. 2005 Aug 12; 280(32):29242-9. PMID: 15964841.
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    52. Tan GL, Peterson EM. CHROMagar Candida medium for direct susceptibility testing of yeast from blood cultures. J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Apr; 43(4):1727-31. PMID: 15814992; PMCID: PMC1081328.
    53. Slepenkin A, de la Maza LM, Peterson EM. Interaction between components of the type III secretion system of Chlamydiaceae. J Bacteriol. 2005 Jan; 187(2):473-9. PMID: 15629918; PMCID: PMC543553.
    54. Pal S, Peterson EM, de la Maza LM. New murine model for the study of Chlamydia trachomatis genitourinary tract infections in males. Infect Immun. 2004 Jul; 72(7):4210-6. PMID: 15213165; PMCID: PMC427456.
    55. Pal S, Peterson EM, de la Maza LM. Induction of protective immunity against a Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection in three genetically distinct strains of mice. Immunology. 2003 Nov; 110(3):368-75. PMID: 14632665; PMCID: PMC1783049.
    56. Slepenkin A, Motin V, de la Maza LM, Peterson EM. Temporal expression of type III secretion genes of Chlamydia pneumoniae. Infect Immun. 2003 May; 71(5):2555-62. PMID: 12704128; PMCID: PMC153279.
    57. Pal S, Luke CJ, Barbour AG, Peterson EM, de la Maza LM. Immunization with the Chlamydia trachomatis major outer membrane protein, using the outer surface protein A of Borrelia burgdorferi as an adjuvant, can induce protection against a chlamydial genital challenge. Vaccine. 2003 Mar 28; 21(13-14):1455-65. PMID: 12615442.
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    58. Pal S, Davis HL, Peterson EM, de la Maza LM. Immunization with the Chlamydia trachomatis mouse pneumonitis major outer membrane protein by use of CpG oligodeoxynucleotides as an adjuvant induces a protective immune response against an intranasal chlamydial challenge. Infect Immun. 2002 Sep; 70(9):4812-7. PMID: 12183524; PMCID: PMC128273.
    59. de la Maza LM, Peterson EM. Vaccines for Chlamydia trachomatis infections. Curr Opin Investig Drugs. 2002 Jul; 3(7):980-6. PMID: 12186275.
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    60. Rodríguez-Marañón MJ, Bush RM, Peterson EM, Schirmer T, de la Maza LM. Prediction of the membrane-spanning beta-strands of the major outer membrane protein of Chlamydia. Protein Sci. 2002 Jul; 11(7):1854-61. PMID: 12070338; PMCID: PMC2373662.
    61. Tapia O, Slepenkin A, Sevrioukov E, Hamor K, de la Maza LM, Peterson EM. Inclusion fluorescent-antibody test as a screening assay for detection of antibodies to Chlamydia pneumoniae. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2002 May; 9(3):562-7. PMID: 11986260; PMCID: PMC119991.
    62. Shigei J, Tan G, Shiao A, de la Maza LM, Peterson EM. Comparison of two commercially available selective media to screen for vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Am J Clin Pathol. 2002 Jan; 117(1):152-5. PMID: 11789720.
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    63. Peterson EM, Nakasone A, Platon-DeLeon JM, Jang Y, de La Maza LM, Desmond E. Comparison of direct and concentrated acid-fast smears to identify specimens culture positive for Mycobacterium spp. J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Nov; 37(11):3564-8. PMID: 10523552; PMCID: PMC85691.
    64. Peterson EM, You JZ, Motin V, de la Maza LM. Intranasal immunization with Chlamydia trachomatis, serovar E, protects from a subsequent vaginal challenge with the homologous serovar. Vaccine. 1999 Jul 16; 17(22):2901-7. PMID: 10438062.
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    65. Peterson EM, de la Maza LM, Brade L, Brade H. Characterization of a neutralizing monoclonal antibody directed at the lipopolysaccharide of Chlamydia pneumoniae. Infect Immun. 1998 Aug; 66(8):3848-55. PMID: 9673271; PMCID: PMC108433.