Mary Fontana, PhD

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
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    1. Fontana MF, de Melo GL, Anidi C, Hamburger R, Kim CY, Lee SY, Pham J, Kim CC. Macrophage Colony Stimulating Factor Derived from CD4+ T Cells Contributes to Control of a Blood-Borne Infection. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Dec; 12(12):e1006046. PMID: 27923070.
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    2. Fontana MF, Baccarella A, Craft JF, Boyle MJ, McIntyre TI, Wood MD, Thorn KS, Anidi C, Bayat A, Chung MR, Hamburger R, Kim CY, Pearman E, Pham J, Tang JJ, Boon L, Kamya MR, Dorsey G, Feeney ME, Kim CC. A Novel Model of Asymptomatic Plasmodium Parasitemia That Recapitulates Elements of the Human Immune Response to Chronic Infection. PLoS One. 2016; 11(9):e0162132. PMID: 27583554.
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    3. Sullivan RT, Kim CC, Fontana MF, Feeney ME, Jagannathan P, Boyle MJ, Drakeley CJ, Ssewanyana I, Nankya F, Mayanja-Kizza H, Dorsey G, Greenhouse B. FCRL5 Delineates Functionally Impaired Memory B Cells Associated with Plasmodium falciparum Exposure. PLoS Pathog. 2015 May; 11(5):e1004894. PMID: 25993340; PMCID: PMC4438005.
    4. Fontana MF, Baccarella A, Pancholi N, Pufall MA, Herbert DR, Kim CC. JUNB is a key transcriptional modulator of macrophage activation. J Immunol. 2015 Jan 1; 194(1):177-86. PMID: 25472994; PMCID: PMC4431620 [Available on 01/01/16].
    5. Baccarella A, Huang BW, Fontana MF, Kim CC. Loss of Toll-like receptor 7 alters cytokine production and protects against experimental cerebral malaria. Malar J. 2014; 13:354. PMID: 25192715; PMCID: PMC4164820.
    6. Baccarella A, Fontana MF, Chen EC, Kim CC. Toll-like receptor 7 mediates early innate immune responses to malaria. Infect Immun. 2013 Dec; 81(12):4431-42. PMID: 24042114; PMCID: PMC3837989.
    7. Barry KC, Fontana MF, Portman JL, Dugan AS, Vance RE. IL-1a signaling initiates the inflammatory response to virulent Legionella pneumophila in vivo. J Immunol. 2013 Jun 15; 190(12):6329-39. PMID: 23686480; PMCID: PMC3682686.
    8. Aachoui Y, Leaf IA, Hagar JA, Fontana MF, Campos CG, Zak DE, Tan MH, Cotter PA, Vance RE, Aderem A, Miao EA. Caspase-11 protects against bacteria that escape the vacuole. Science. 2013 Feb 22; 339(6122):975-8. PMID: 23348507; PMCID: PMC3697099.
    9. Fontana MF, Shin S, Vance RE. Activation of host mitogen-activated protein kinases by secreted Legionella pneumophila effectors that inhibit host protein translation. Infect Immun. 2012 Oct; 80(10):3570-5. PMID: 22851749; PMCID: PMC3457587.
    10. Fontana MF, Vance RE. Two signal models in innate immunity. Immunol Rev. 2011 Sep; 243(1):26-39. PMID: 21884165.
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    11. Fontana MF, Banga S, Barry KC, Shen X, Tan Y, Luo ZQ, Vance RE. Secreted bacterial effectors that inhibit host protein synthesis are critical for induction of the innate immune response to virulent Legionella pneumophila. PLoS Pathog. 2011 Feb; 7(2):e1001289. PMID: 21390206; PMCID: PMC3040669.
    12. Mayfield JA, Fontana MF, Rine J. Genetic control of immune cell types in fungal disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Dec 21; 107(51):22202-6. PMID: 21135228; PMCID: PMC3009762.
    13. McWhirter SM, Barbalat R, Monroe KM, Fontana MF, Hyodo M, Joncker NT, Ishii KJ, Akira S, Colonna M, Chen ZJ, Fitzgerald KA, Hayakawa Y, Vance RE. A host type I interferon response is induced by cytosolic sensing of the bacterial second messenger cyclic-di-GMP. J Exp Med. 2009 Aug 31; 206(9):1899-911. PMID: 19652017; PMCID: PMC2737161.
    14. Coers J, Vance RE, Fontana MF, Dietrich WF. Restriction of Legionella pneumophila growth in macrophages requires the concerted action of cytokine and Naip5/Ipaf signalling pathways. Cell Microbiol. 2007 Oct; 9(10):2344-57. PMID: 17506816.
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    15. Fontana MF, Houck LD, Staub NL. In situ localization of plethodontid courtship pheromone mRNA in formalin-fixed tissue. Gen Comp Endocrinol. 2007 Feb; 150(3):480-5. PMID: 17188687.
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    16. Guo M, Pascual RM, Wang S, Fontana MF, Valancius CA, Panettieri RA, Tilley SL, Penn RB. Cytokines regulate beta-2-adrenergic receptor responsiveness in airway smooth muscle via multiple PKA- and EP2 receptor-dependent mechanisms. Biochemistry. 2005 Oct 25; 44(42):13771-82. PMID: 16229467.
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