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  1. Brenneman, K. C. Willingham, W. Kong, R. Curtiss 3rd, and K. Roland.. Low pH Rescue of Acid-Sensitive Salmonella Typhi Strains by a Rhamnose-Regulated Arginine Decarboxylase System.. J. Bacteriol. (2013)
     
  2. Kong, W, J. E. Clark - Curtiss, and R. Curtiss 3rd.. Utilizing Salmonella for antigen delivery: the aims and benefits of bacterial delivered vaccination.. Expert Review of Vaccines. (2013) 

2019

  1. Dezhi Yang, Ying Kong, Wei Sun, Wei Kong*, and Yixin Shi. A dopamine-responsive signal transduction controls transcription of Salmonella enterica Sarovar Typhimurium virulence genes. mBio. Apr 2019, 10 (2) e02772-18; DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02772-18. *Co-corresponding author.

  2. Lizhi Hu, Wei Kong, Dezhi Yang, Qiangqiang Han, Lin Guo, and Yixin Shi. 2019. Threonine Phosphorylation Fine-Tunes the Regulatory Activity of Histone-Like Nucleoid Structuring Protein in Salmonella Transcription. Front. Microbiol., https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01515.


2018

  1. Curtiss, R. 3rd, S. Wang, S-Y. Wanda, and W. Kong. 2018. Regulated expression of antigen and/or regulated attenuation to enhance immunogenicity and/or safety (III). Issued, US patent 9,885,051

  2. Curtiss, R. 3rd, and W. Kong. 2018. Recombinant bacterium and methods of antigen and nucleic acid delivery. Issued, US patent 9,481,888


2017

  1. Curtiss, R. 3rd, and W. Kong. Recombinant bacterium to decrease tumor growth. 2017. Issued, US patent 9,598,697

2016

  1. Curtiss, R. 3rd, S. Wang, S-Y. Wanda, and W. Kong. 2016. Regulated expression of antigen and/or regulated attenuation to enhance immunogenicity and/or safety (II). Issued, US patent 9,297,015 B2

2015

  1. Jiang Y, Mo H, Willingham, Wang S, Park JY, Kong W, Roland KL, Curtiss 3rd. 2015. Protection Against Necrotic Enteritis in Broiler Chickens by Regulated Delayed Lysis Salmonella Vaccines. Avian Dis.
    59(4):475-85.
     
  2. Zhang X, Kong W, Wanda SY, Xin W, Alamuri P, Curtiss 3rd. 2015. Generation of influenza virus from avian cells infected by Salmonella carrying the viral genome. PLoS One. 10 (3):e0119041

2014

  1. Weatherspoon-Griffin, N., Yang, DZ., W. Kong, Z.C. Hua, and Y. Shi. 2014. The CpxR/CpxA two- component regulatory system upregulates the multidrug resistance cascade to facilitate Escherichia coli resistance to a model antimicrobial peptide. J. Biol. Chem. 289 (47): 32571-32582.
     
  2. 1Shi, Y., G. Zhao, and W. Kong. 2014. Genetic analysis of riboswitch-mediated transcriptional regulation responding to Mn2+ in Salmonella.. J. Biol. Chem. 289(16):11353-11366.

2013

  1. Curtiss, R. 3rd, S. Wang, S-Y. Wanda, and W. Kong. 2013. Regulated expression of antigen and/or regulated attenuation to enhance immunogenicity and/or safety (I). Issued, US patent 8,445,254 B2
     
  2. Kong, W., J. E. Clark - Curtiss, and R. Curtiss 3rd. 2013. Utilizing Salmonella for antigen delivery: the aims and benefits of bacterial delivered vaccination. Expert Review of Vaccines. 12 (4) 345-347.
     
  3. Brenneman, K., C. Willingham, W. Kong, R. Curtiss 3rd, and K. Roland. 2013. Low pH Rescue of Acid Sensitive Salmonella Typhi Strains by a Rhamnose-Regulated Arginine Decarboxylase System. J. Bacteriol. 195:3062-3072.

2012

  1. Kong, W, M. Brovold, B. A. Koeneman, J. E. Clark - Curtiss, and R. Curtiss III.. Turning self - destructing Salmonella into a universal DNA vaccine delivery platform.. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 109 (47): 19414 - 19419 (2012) Refereed Articles.

2011

  1. G. Zhao, W. Kong (Co-first author), Weatherspoon-Griffin, N., J. E. Clark-Curtiss and Y. Shi. Premature transcription termination requires Mg2+-enhanced MgtL translation within Mg2+ riboswitch. EMBO Journal (2011) Refereed Articles.
     
  2. Shamaila Ashraf; Wei Kong; Shifeng Wang; Jiseon Yang; Roy Curtiss III. Protective cellular responses elicited by vaccination with influenza nucleoprotein delivered by a live recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccine. Vaccine (2011) Refereed Articles.
     
  3. Weatherspoon-Griffin, N., G. Zhao, W. Kong, Y. Kong, M. Morigen, H. Andrews-Polymenis, M. McClelland, and Y. Shi. The CpxR/CpxA two-component system upregulates two Tat-dependent peptidoglycan amidases to confer bacterial resistance to antimicrobial peptide. Journal of Biological Chemistry (2011) Refereed Articles.
     
  4. Xiangmin Zhang; Soo-Young Wanda; Karen Brenneman; Wei Kong; Xin Zhang; Kenneth Roland; Roy Curtiss III. Improving Salmonella vector with rec mutation to stabilize the DNA cargoes. BMC Microbiology (2011) Refereed Articles.

2010

  1. Wang S.F., Y.H. Li, G. Scarpellini, W. Kong, H.Y. Shi, C.H. Baek, B. Gunn, S.Y. Wanda, K.L. Roland, X. Zhang, P. Senechal-Willis and R. Curtiss III. Salmonella vaccine vectors displaying delayed antigen synthesis in vivo to enhance immunogenicity. Infect. Immun. 78: 3969 - 3980. (2010)
     
  2. Ameiss, K., S. Ashraf, W. Kong, A. Pekosz, W.H. Wu, J.N. Billaud, and R. Curtiss III. Delivery of woodchuck hepatitis virus - like particle presented influenza M2e by recombinant attenuated Salmonella displaying a delayed lysis phenotype. Vaccine. 28: 6704 - 6713. (2010) Curtiss, R. III, W. Xin, Y. Li, W. Kong, S. Y. Wanda, B. M. Gunn, and S. Wang. New technologies in using recombinant attenuated Salmonella vaccine vectors. Crit. Rev. Immunol. 30: 255 - 270. (2010)

2009

  1. Curtiss, R. III, S.Y. Wanda, B. Gunn, X. Zhang, S.A. Tinge, V. Ananthnarayan, H. Mo, S. F. Wang, and W. Kong. Salmonella vaccine strains with regulated delayed attenuation in vivo. Infect. Immun. 77: 1071 - 1082. (2009)
     
  2. Zhang, X., W. Kong, S. Ashraf, and R. Curtiss III. A “one-plasmid” system to generate influenza virus in cultured chicken cells for potential use in influenza vaccine. J. Virol. 83: 9296 - 9303. (2009)

2008

  1. Zhao G., N. Weatherspoon, W. Kong, R. Curtiss III, and Y. Shi. A Dual- Signal Regulatory Circuit Activates Transcription of A Set of Divergent Operons in Salmonella typhimurium. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 105 (52): 20924 - 20929 (Selected as Faculty of 1000 Biology). (2008)
     
  2. Song H.W., W. Kong (Co-first author), N. Weatherspoon, G. Z. Qin, W. Tyler, J. Turk, R. Curtiss III, and Y. Shi. Modulation of the regulatory activity of bacterial two-component systems by SlyA. J. Biol. Chem., 283 (42): 28158 - 28168. (2008)
     
  3. Kong, W., S.Y. Wanda, X. Zhang, W. Bollen, S.A. Tinge, K.L. Roland, and R. Curtiss III. Regulated programmed lysis of recombinantSalmonella in host tissues to release protective antigens and confer biological containment. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 105 (27): 9361 - 9366 (Highlighted in “In This Issue” of PNAS). (2008)
     
  4. Kong, W., N. Weatherspoon, and Y. Shi. Molecular mechanism for establishment of signal - dependent regulation in the PhoP/PhoQ system. J. Biol. Chem., 283 (24): 16612 - 16621. (2008)