Wai-Hong Tham-Publications

Wai-Hong Tham-Publications

Selected publications

  1. Gruszczyk J, Huang RK, Chan LJ, Menant S, Hong C, Murphy JM, Mok YF, Griffin MDW, Pearson RD, Wong W, Cowman AF, Yu Z, Tham WH. Cryo-EM structure of an essential Plasmodium vivax invasion complex. Nature. 2018 Jul;559(7712):135-139. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0249-1. Epub 2018 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 29950717.
  2. Gruszczyk J, Kanjee U, Chan LJ, Menant S, Malleret B, Lim NTY, Schmidt CQ, Mok YF, Lin KM, Pearson RD, Rangel G, Smith BJ, Call MJ, Weekes MP, Griffin MDW, Murphy JM, Abraham J, Sriprawat K, Menezes MJ, Ferreira MU, Russell B, Renia L, Duraisingh MT, Tham WH. Transferrin receptor 1 is a reticulocyte-specific receptor for Plasmodium vivax. Science. 2018 Jan 5;359(6371):48-55. doi:10.1126/science.aan1078. PubMed PMID: 29302006 | Read full text
  3. Gruszczyk J, Lim NT, Arnott A, He WQ, Nguitragool W, Roobsoong W, Mok YF, Murphy JM, Smith KR, Lee S, Bahlo M, Mueller I, Barry AE, Tham WH. Structurally conserved erythrocyte-binding domain in Plasmodium provides a versatile scaffold  for alternate receptor engagement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jan 12;113(2):E191-200. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1516512113. Epub 2015 Dec 29. PubMed PMID:  26715754; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4720341.   
  4. Kennedy AT, Schmidt CQ, Thompson JK, Weiss GE, Taechalertpaisarn T, Gilson PR, Barlow PN, Crabb BS, Cowman AF, Tham WH. Recruitment of Factor H as a Novel Complement Evasion Strategy for Blood-Stage Plasmodium falciparum Infection. J Immunol. 2016 Feb 1;196(3):1239-48. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1501581. Epub 2015 Dec  23. PubMed PMID: 26700768.   
  5. Tham WH, Lim NT, Weiss GE, Lopaticki S, Ansell BR, Bird M, Lucet I, Dorin-Semblat D, Doerig C, Gilson PR, Crabb BS, Cowman AF. Plasmodium falciparum Adhesins Play an Essential Role in Signalling and Activation of Invasion into Human Erythrocytes. PLoS Pathog. 2015 Dec 22;11(12):e1005343. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005343. eCollection 2015 Dec. PubMed PMID: 26694741; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4687929.   
  6. Tham WH, Kennedy AT. Malaria: a master lock for deadly parasites. Nature. 2015 Jun 11;522(7555):158-9. doi: 10.1038/522158a. PubMed PMID: 26062503.   
  7. Schmidt CQ, Kennedy AT, Tham WH. More than just immune evasion: Hijacking complement by Plasmodium falciparum. Mol Immunol. 2015 Sep;67(1):71-84. doi: 10.1016/j.molimm.2015.03.006. Epub 2015 Mar 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 25816986.   
  8. Tham WH, Schmidt CQ, Hauhart RE, Guariento M, Tetteh-Quarcoo PB, Lopaticki S,  Atkinson JP, Barlow PN, Cowman AF. Plasmodium falciparum uses a key functional site in complement receptor type-1 for invasion of human erythrocytes. Blood. 2011 Aug 18;118(7):1923-33. doi: 10.1182/blood-2011-03-341305. Epub 2011 Jun 17.  PubMed PMID: 21685372; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3158720.   
  9. Tham WH, Wilson DW, Lopaticki S, Schmidt CQ, Tetteh-Quarcoo PB, Barlow PN, Richard D, Corbin JE, Beeson JG, Cowman AF. Complement receptor 1 is the host erythrocyte receptor for Plasmodium falciparum PfRh4 invasion ligand. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Oct 5;107(40):17327-32. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1008151107. Epub 2010 Sep 20. PubMed PMID: 20855594; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2951459.   
  10. Tham WH, Healer J, Cowman AF. Erythrocyte and reticulocyte binding-like proteins of Plasmodium falciparum. Trends Parasitol. 2012 Jan;28(1):23-30. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2011.10.002. Epub 2011 Dec 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 22178537.   

 

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