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Miller, HW, Tam, TSY, and Ralston, KS. 2022. Entamoeba histolytica develops resistance to complement deposition and lysis after acquisition of human complement regulatory proteins through trogocytosis. mBio. 13(2):e0316321.

Suleiman, RL, and Ralston, KS. 2022. Growth and genetic manipulation of Entamoeba histolytica. Current Protocols. 2(1):e327.


Bettadapur, A, Hunter, SS*, Suleiman, RL*, Ruyechan, MC, Huang, W, Barbieri, CG, Miller, HW, Tam, TSY, Settles, ML, and Ralston, KS. 2021. Establishment of quantitative RNAi-based forward genetics in Entamoeba histolytica and identification of genes required for growth. PLOS Pathogens. 17(11):e1010088.


Bettadapur, A, and Ralston, KS. 2020. Direct and high-throughput assays for human cell killing through trogocytosis by Entamoeba histolytica. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 239:111301.

Bettadapur, A*, Miller, HW*, and Ralston, KS. 2020. Biting off what can be chewed: Trogocytosis in health, infection and disease. Infection and Immunity. 88:e00930-19. Journal Cover. *equal authorship. Part of the Collection: Early-Career Scientists Shaping the New Microbiology. Infection and Immunity. 88:e00129-20.

Gilmartin, AA, Ralston, KS, and Petri, WA, Jr. 2020. Inhibition of Amebic Cysteine Proteases Blocks Amebic Trogocytosis but not Phagocytosis. J Infect Dis. 221(10):1734-1739.


Miller, HW, Suleiman, RL, and Ralston, KS. 2019. Trogocytosis by Entamoeba histolytica mediates acquisition and display of human cell membrane proteins and evasion of lysis by human serum. mBio. 10(2):e00068-19.


Gilmartin, AA, Ralston KS, and Petri, WA, Jr. 2017. Inhibition of amebic lysosomal acidification blocks amebic trogocytosis and cell killing. mBio. 8(4):e01187-17.


2016. Katherine Ralston: Attitude, Resilience and Cell-Nibbling Parasites. Trends in Parasitology. 32(12):913-914.


Ralston, KS. 2015. Taking a bite: Amoebic trogocytosis in Entamoeba histolytica and beyond. Current Opinion in Microbiology. 28:26-35.

Ralston, KS. 2015. Chew on this: Amoebic trogocytosis and host cell killing by Entamoeba histolytica. Trends in Parasitology. (9):442. 


Ralston, KS, Solga, MD, Mackey-Lawrence, NM, Somlata, Bhattacharya, A, and Petri, WA, Jr. 2014. Trogocytosis by Entamoeba histolytica contributes to cell killing and tissue invasion. Nature. 508(7497):526-530. Comment in: Guillen, N. 2014. Infection biology: Nibbled to death. Nature. 508(7497):462-463. Comment in: Deresinski, S. 2014. Tissue destruction in amebiasis: chew on it. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 59(2):iii-iv.

Naylor, C, Burgess, S, Madan, R, Buonomo, E, Razzaq, K, Ralston, K, and Petri, WA, Jr. 2014. Leptin receptor mutation results in defective neutrophil recruitment to the colon during Entamoeba histolytica infection. mBio. 5(6):e02046-14.

Kisalu, NK, Langousis, G, Bentolila, LA, Ralston, KS, Weiss, S and Hill, KL. 2014. Mouse infection and pathogenesis by Trypanosoma brucei motility mutants. Cellular Microbiology. 16(6):912-24.


Korpe, PS, Liu, Y, Siddique, A, Kabir, M, Ralston, KS, Ma, JZ, Haque, R and Petri, WA, Jr. 2013. A Prospective Cohort Study of Parasite-specific Breast Milk Antibodies and Protection from Enteric Protozoal Infection in Bangladeshi Infants. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 56(7):988-992.

Kato, K, Takegawa, Y, Ralston, KS, Gilchrist, CA, Hamano, S, Petri, WA, Jr. and Shinohara, Y. 2013. Sialic acid-dependent attachment of mucins from three mouse strains to Entamoeba histolytica. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication. 436(2):252-258.


Royer, TL, Gilchrist, C, Kabir, M, Ralston, KS, Haque, R, Clark, CG and Petri, WA, Jr. 2012. Entamoeba bangladeshi n. sp.: A novel Entamoeba species identified in children in Bangladesh. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 18(9): 1543-1545.

Hughes, LC, Ralston, KS, Hill, KL and Zhou, ZH. 2012. Three-dimensional structure of the trypanosome flagellum suggests that the paraflagellar rod functions as a biomechanical spring. PLoS One. 7(1):e25700.


Ralston, KS, Kisalu, N and Hill KL. 2011. Structure-function analysis of dynein light chain 1 identifies viable motility mutants in bloodstream-form Trypanosoma brucei. Eukaryotic Cell. 10(7):884-894. Journal Cover.

Ralston, KS and Petri, WA, Jr. 2011. Tissue destruction and invasion by Entamoeba histolytica. Trends in Parasitology. 27(6): 254-263. Journal Cover.

Ralston, KS and Petri, WA, Jr. 2011. The ways of a killer: how does Entamoeba histolytica elicit host cell death? Essays in Biochemistry. 51:193-210.


Ralston KS, Kabututu ZP, Melehani JH, Oberholzer M and Hill KL. 2009. The Trypanosoma brucei flagellum: moving parasites in new directions. Annual Review of Microbiology. 63:335-362.

Oberholzer, M, Lopez, MA, Ralston, KS and Hill, KL. 2009. Approaches for functional analysis of flagellar proteins in African trypanosomes. Methods in Cell Biology. In: King, SM and Pazour, GJ editors; Cilia: Model Organisms and Intraflagellar Transport. p. 21-57. Academic Press. ISBN: 978-0-12-381377-0.


Ralston, KS and Hill, KL. 2008. The flagellum of Trypanosoma brucei: new tricks from an old dog. International Journal of Parasitology. 38(8-9):869-884.


Baron, DM, Ralston, KS, Kabututu, ZP and Hill, KL. 2007. Functional genomics in Trypanosoma brucei identifies evolutionarily-conserved components of motile flagella. Journal of Cell Science. 120(Pt 3):478-491.


Ralston, KS and Hill, KL. 2006. Trypanin, a component of the flagellar dynein regulatory complex, is essential in bloodstream form African trypanosomes. PLoS Pathogens. 2(9):873-882.

Ralston, KS, Lerner, AG, Diener, DR and Hill, KL. 2006. Flagellar motility contributes to cytokinesis in Trypanosoma brucei and is modulated by an evolutionarily-conserved dynein regulatory system. Eukaryotic Cell. 5(4):696-711.


Medina, V, Sudarshana, MR, Tian, T, Ralston, KS, Yeh, HH and Falk, BW. 2005. The Lettuce infectious yellows virus (LIYV)-encoded P26 is associated with plasmalemma deposits within LIYV-infected cells. Virology. 333(2):367-373.


Hui, EKW, Ralston, K, Judd, AK and Nayak, DP. 2003. Conserved cysteine and histidine residues in the putative zinc finger motif of the influenza A virus M1 protein are not critical for influenza virus replication. Journal of General Virology. 84:3105-3113.