Naomi Morrissette

Title(s)Associate Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences
Address3213 McGaugh Hall
Zot 3900
Irvine CA 92697
Phone(949) 824-9243, 2805
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    Mechanisms of Dinitroaniline Action, Selectivity and Resistance
    NIH R01AI067981Jan 1, 2006 - Dec 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Dinitroaniline Specificity for Tubulin
    NIH K22AI055790Jul 1, 2004 - Jun 30, 2006
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Toxoplasma and Plasmodium resistance to dinitroanilines
    NIH F32GM020484May 1, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. The tubulin database: Linking mutations, modifications, ligands and local interactions. PLoS One. 2023; 18(12):e0295279. Abbaali I, Truong D, Day SD, Mushayeed F, Ganesh B, Haro-Ramirez N, Isles J, Nag H, Pham C, Shah P, Tomar I, Manel-Romero C, Morrissette NS. PMID: 38064432; PMCID: PMC10707541.
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    2. The Tubulin Superfamily in Apicomplexan Parasites. Microorganisms. 2023 Mar 09; 11(3). Morrissette N, Abbaali I, Ramakrishnan C, Hehl AB. PMID: 36985278; PMCID: PMC10056924.
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    3. Systematic Analysis of Clemastine, a Candidate Apicomplexan Parasite-Selective Tubulin-Targeting Agent. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Dec 22; 23(1). Abbaali I, Truong DA, Day SD, Haro-Ramirez N, Morrissette NS. PMID: 35008492; PMCID: PMC8744746.
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    4. Inhibiting parasite proliferation using a rationally designed anti-tubulin agent. EMBO Mol Med. 2021 11 08; 13(11):e13818. Gaillard N, Sharma A, Abbaali I, Liu T, Shilliday F, Cook AD, Ehrhard V, Bangera M, Roberts AJ, Moores CA, Morrissette N, Steinmetz MO. PMID: 34661376; PMCID: PMC8573600.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    5. Auranofin Resistance in Toxoplasma gondii Decreases the Accumulation of Reactive Oxygen Species but Does Not Target Parasite Thioredoxin Reductase. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2021; 11:618994. Ma CI, Tirtorahardjo JA, Jan S, Schweizer SS, Rosario SAC, Du Y, Zhang JJ, Morrissette NS, Andrade RM. PMID: 33816332; PMCID: PMC8017268.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 6     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    6. A Toxoplasma gondii patatin-like phospholipase contributes to host cell invasion. PLoS Pathog. 2020 07; 16(7):e1008650. Wilson SK, Heckendorn J, Martorelli Di Genova B, Koch LL, Rooney PJ, Morrissette N, Lebrun M, Knoll LJ. PMID: 32628723; PMCID: PMC7365478.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    7. The tubulin mutation database: A resource for the cytoskeleton community. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2019 02; 76(2):186-191. Pham CL, Morrissette NS. PMID: 30667171.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    8. From B to A: making an essential cofactor in a human parasite. Biochem J. 2017 08 30; 474(18):3089-3092. Morrissette NS, Goulding CW. PMID: 28860337.
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    9. Basal body structure and composition in the apicomplexans Toxoplasma and Plasmodium. Cilia. 2015; 5:3. Francia ME, Dubremetz JF, Morrissette NS. PMID: 26855772; PMCID: PMC4743101.
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    10. An ensemble of specifically targeted proteins stabilizes cortical microtubules in the human parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Mol Biol Cell. 2016 Feb 01; 27(3):549-71. Liu J, He Y, Benmerzouga I, Sullivan WJ, Morrissette NS, Murray JM, Hu K. PMID: 26680740; PMCID: PMC4751604.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    11. Extracellular Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites metabolize and incorporate unnatural sugars into cellular proteins. Microbes Infect. 2016 Mar; 18(3):199-210. Nazarova LA, Ochoa RJ, Jones KA, Morrissette NS, Prescher JA. PMID: 26687036; PMCID: PMC5337115.
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    12. Compartmentalized Toxoplasma EB1 bundles spindle microtubules to secure accurate chromosome segregation. Mol Biol Cell. 2015 Dec 15; 26(25):4562-76. Chen CT, Kelly M, Leon Jd, Nwagbara B, Ebbert P, Ferguson DJ, Lowery LA, Morrissette N, Gubbels MJ. PMID: 26466679; PMCID: PMC4678015.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 25     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    13. Ingenious strategies of microbial pathogens. Mol Biol Cell. 2015 Mar 15; 26(6):1007. Morrissette NS, Machner MP. PMID: 25767198; PMCID: PMC4357497.
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    14. Targeting Toxoplasma tubules: tubulin, microtubules, and associated proteins in a human pathogen. Eukaryot Cell. 2015 Jan; 14(1):2-12. Morrissette N. PMID: 25380753; PMCID: PMC4279016.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    15. Diaryl and heteroaryl sulfides: synthesis via sulfenyl chlorides and evaluation as selective anti-breast-cancer agents. J Org Chem. 2014 Mar 07; 79(5):1947-53. Yonova IM, Osborne CA, Morrissette NS, Jarvo ER. PMID: 24564865; PMCID: PMC3985953.
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    16. Stereospecific nickel-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions of alkyl Grignard reagents and identification of selective anti-breast-cancer agents. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014 Feb 24; 53(9):2422-2427. Yonova IM, Johnson AG, Osborne CA, Moore CE, Morrissette NS, Jarvo ER. PMID: 24478275; PMCID: PMC3991427.
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    17. A SAS-6-like protein suggests that the Toxoplasma conoid complex evolved from flagellar components. Eukaryot Cell. 2013 Jul; 12(7):1009-19. de Leon JC, Scheumann N, Beatty W, Beck JR, Tran JQ, Yau C, Bradley PJ, Gull K, Wickstead B, Morrissette NS. PMID: 23687115; PMCID: PMC3697468.
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    18. Cell division in Apicomplexan parasites is organized by a homolog of the striated rootlet fiber of algal flagella. PLoS Biol. 2012; 10(12):e1001444. Francia ME, Jordan CN, Patel JD, Sheiner L, Demerly JL, Fellows JD, de Leon JC, Morrissette NS, Dubremetz JF, Striepen B. PMID: 23239939; PMCID: PMC3519896.
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    19. SPM1 stabilizes subpellicular microtubules in Toxoplasma gondii. Eukaryot Cell. 2012 Feb; 11(2):206-16. Tran JQ, Li C, Chyan A, Chung L, Morrissette NS. PMID: 22021240; PMCID: PMC3272897.
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    20. α-Tubulin mutations alter oryzalin affinity and microtubule assembly properties to confer dinitroaniline resistance. Eukaryot Cell. 2010 Dec; 9(12):1825-34. Lyons-Abbott S, Sackett DL, Wloga D, Gaertig J, Morgan RE, Werbovetz KA, Morrissette NS. PMID: 20870876; PMCID: PMC3008275.
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    21. MEC-17 is an alpha-tubulin acetyltransferase. Nature. 2010 Sep 09; 467(7312):218-22. Akella JS, Wloga D, Kim J, Starostina NG, Lyons-Abbott S, Morrissette NS, Dougan ST, Kipreos ET, Gaertig J. PMID: 20829795; PMCID: PMC2938957.
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    22. A novel family of Toxoplasma IMC proteins displays a hierarchical organization and functions in coordinating parasite division. PLoS Pathog. 2010 Sep 09; 6(9):e1001094. Beck JR, Rodriguez-Fernandez IA, de Leon JC, Huynh MH, Carruthers VB, Morrissette NS, Bradley PJ. PMID: 20844581; PMCID: PMC2936552.
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    23. RNG1 is a late marker of the apical polar ring in Toxoplasma gondii. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2010 Sep; 67(9):586-98. Tran JQ, de Leon JC, Li C, Huynh MH, Beatty W, Morrissette NS. PMID: 20658557; PMCID: PMC2998517.
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    24. Synthesis and evaluation of oryzalin analogs against Toxoplasma gondii. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2010 Sep 01; 20(17):5179-83. Endeshaw MM, Li C, de Leon J, Yao N, Latibeaudiere K, Premalatha K, Morrissette N, Werbovetz KA. PMID: 20675138; PMCID: PMC2922421.
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    25. Host cell invasion by Toxoplasma gondii is temporally regulated by the host microtubule cytoskeleton. Eukaryot Cell. 2010 Nov; 9(11):1680-9. Sweeney KR, Morrissette NS, LaChapelle S, Blader IJ. PMID: 20435700; PMCID: PMC2976295.
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    26. Dinitroaniline activity in Toxoplasma gondii expressing wild-type or mutant alpha-tubulin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 Apr; 54(4):1453-60. Ma C, Tran J, Gu F, Ochoa R, Li C, Sept D, Werbovetz K, Morrissette N. PMID: 20145086; PMCID: PMC2849357.
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    27. Isolating tubulin from nonneural sources. Methods Cell Biol. 2010; 95:17-32. Sackett DL, Werbovetz KA, Morrissette NS. PMID: 20466127.
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    28. The early years of Toxoplasma research: What's past is prologue. Int J Parasitol. 2009 Jul 01; 39(8):865-9. Morrissette NS, Ajioka JW. PMID: 19250939; PMCID: PMC2727930.
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    29. A century of Toxoplasma research. Int J Parasitol. 2009 Jul 01; 39(8):859-60. Ajioka JW, Morrissette NS. PMID: 19248783; PMCID: PMC2693343.
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    30. The cell-penetrating peptide, Pep-1, has activity against intracellular chlamydial growth but not extracellular forms of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Jan; 63(1):115-23. Park N, Yamanaka K, Tran D, Chandrangsu P, Akers JC, de Leon JC, Morrissette NS, Selsted ME, Tan M. PMID: 18957395; PMCID: PMC2721699.
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    31. FADD and caspase-8 control the outcome of autophagic signaling in proliferating T cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Oct 28; 105(43):16677-82. Bell BD, Leverrier S, Weist BM, Newton RH, Arechiga AF, Luhrs KA, Morrissette NS, Walsh CM. PMID: 18946037; PMCID: PMC2575479.
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    32. Secondary mutations correct fitness defects in Toxoplasma gondii with dinitroaniline resistance mutations. Genetics. 2008 Oct; 180(2):845-56. Ma C, Tran J, Li C, Ganesan L, Wood D, Morrissette N. PMID: 18780736; PMCID: PMC2567385.
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    33. Mutations in alpha-tubulin confer dinitroaniline resistance at a cost to microtubule function. Mol Biol Cell. 2007 Dec; 18(12):4711-20. Ma C, Li C, Ganesan L, Oak J, Tsai S, Sept D, Morrissette NS. PMID: 17881728; PMCID: PMC2096588.
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    34. Dinitroanilines bind alpha-tubulin to disrupt microtubules. Mol Biol Cell. 2004 Apr; 15(4):1960-8. Morrissette NS, Mitra A, Sept D, Sibley LD. PMID: 14742718; PMCID: PMC379290.
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    35. Cytoskeleton of apicomplexan parasites. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2002 Mar; 66(1):21-38; table of contents. Morrissette NS, Sibley LD. PMID: 11875126; PMCID: PMC120781.
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    36. Disruption of microtubules uncouples budding and nuclear division in Toxoplasma gondii. J Cell Sci. 2002 Mar 01; 115(Pt 5):1017-25. Morrissette NS, Sibley LD. PMID: 11870220.
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    37. Amphiphysin IIm, a novel amphiphysin II isoform, is required for macrophage phagocytosis. Immunity. 2000 Mar; 12(3):285-92. Gold ES, Morrissette NS, Underhill DM, Guo J, Bassetti M, Aderem A. PMID: 10755615.
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    38. Dynamin 2 is required for phagocytosis in macrophages. J Exp Med. 1999 Dec 20; 190(12):1849-56. Gold ES, Underhill DM, Morrissette NS, Guo J, McNiven MA, Aderem A. PMID: 10601359; PMCID: PMC2195719.
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    39. Isolation and characterization of monoclonal antibodies directed against novel components of macrophage phagosomes. J Cell Sci. 1999 Dec; 112 ( Pt 24):4705-13. Morrissette NS, Gold ES, Guo J, Hamerman JA, Ozinsky A, Bedian V, Aderem AA. PMID: 10574718.
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    40. The macrophage--a cell for all seasons. Trends Cell Biol. 1999 May; 9(5):199-201. Morrissette N, Gold E, Aderem A. PMID: 10357607.
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    41. Toxoplasma gondii: a family of apical antigens associated with the cytoskeleton. Exp Parasitol. 1998 Jul; 89(3):296-303. Morrissette NS, Roos DS. PMID: 9676707.
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    42. Subpellicular microtubules associate with an intramembranous particle lattice in the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. J Cell Sci. 1997 Jan; 110 ( Pt 1):35-42. Morrissette NS, Murray JM, Roos DS. PMID: 9010782.
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    43. Inhibition of Toxoplasma gondii replication by dinitroaniline herbicides. Exp Parasitol. 1996 Dec; 84(3):355-70. Stokkermans TJ, Schwartzman JD, Keenan K, Morrissette NS, Tilney LG, Roos DS. PMID: 8948325.
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    44. Characterization of extreme apical antigens from Toxoplasma gondii. Exp Parasitol. 1994 Nov; 79(3):445-59. Morrissette NS, Bedian V, Webster P, Roos DS. PMID: 7525339.
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    45. Molecular tools for genetic dissection of the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Methods Cell Biol. 1994; 45:27-63. Roos DS, Donald RG, Morrissette NS, Moulton AL. PMID: 7707991.
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