Christine Skerka

Alumni

Publications

Zipfel PF, Skerka C (2014) Staphylococcus aureus: the multi headed hydra resists and controls human complement response in multiple ways. Int J Med Microbiol 304(2), 188-194.
Ansari M, McKeigue PM, Skerka C, Hayward C, Rudan I, Vitart V, Polasek O, Armbrecht AM, Yates JR, Vatavuk Z, Bencic G, Kolcic I, Oostra BA, Van Duijn CM, Campbell S, Stanton CM, Huffman J, Shu X, Khan JC, Shahid H, Harding SP, Bishop PN, Deary IJ, Moore AT, Dhillon B, Rudan P, Zipfel PF, Sim RB, Hastie ND, Campbell H, Wright AF (2013) Genetic influences on plasma CFH and CFHR1 concentrations and their role in susceptibility to age-related macular degeneration. Hum Mol Genet 22(23), 4857-4869.
Eberhardt HU, Buhlmann D, Hortschansky P, Chen Q, Böhm S, Kemper MJ, Wallich R, Hartmann A, Hallström T, Zipfel PF, Skerka C (2013) Human factor H-related protein 2 (CFHR2) regulates complement activation. PLOS One 8(11), e78617.
Hallström T, Siegel C, Mörgelin M, Kraiczy P, Skerka C, Zipfel PF (2013) CspA from Borrelia burgdorferi inhibits the terminal complement pathway. MBio 4(4),
Koenigs A, Hammerschmidt C, Jutras BL, Pogoryelov D, Barthel D, Skerka C, Kugelstadt D, Wallich R, Stevenson B, Zipfel PF, Kraiczy P (2013) BBA70 of Borrelia burgdorferi is a novel plasminogen-binding protein. J Biol Chem 288(35), 25229-25243.
Lesher AM, Zhou L, Kimura Y, Sato S, Gullipalli D, Herbert AP, Barlow PN, Eberhardt HU, Skerka C, Zipfel PF, Hamano T, Miwa T, Tung KS, Song WC (2013) Combination of factor H mutation and properdin deficiency causes severe C3 glomerulonephritis. J Am Soc Nephrol 24(1), 53-65.
Luo S, Hoffmann R, Skerka C, Zipfel PF (2013) Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase 2 is a novel factor H-, factor H-like protein 1-, and plasminogen-binding surface protein of Candida albicans. J Infect Dis 207(4), 594-603.
Luo S, Skerka C, Kurzai O, Zipfel PF (2013) Complement and innate immune evasion strategies of the human pathogenic fungus Candida albicans. Mol Immunol 56(3), 161-169.
Schwab J, Hammerschmidt C, Richter D, Skerka C, Matuschka FR, Wallich R, Zipfel PF, Kraiczy P (2013) Borrelia valaisiana resist complement-mediated killing independently of the recruitment of immune regulators and inactivation of complement components. PLOS One 8(1), e53659.
Simon N, Lasonder E, Scheuermayer M, Kuehn A, Tews S, Fischer R, Zipfel PF, Skerka C, Pradel G (2013) Malaria parasites co-opt human factor H to prevent complement-mediated lysis in the mosquito midgut. Cell Host Microbe 13(1), 29-41.