Recent Publications

  1. Toukam Tchakoute C, Hesseling AC, Kidzeru EB, Gamieldien H, Passmore JS, Jones CE, Gray CM, Sodora DL, Jaspan HB. Delaying BCG vaccination until 8 weeks of age results in robust BCG-specific T cell responses in HIV-exposed infants. J Infect Dis (2015) Feb 1;211(3):338-46
  2. Shey, M.S, Garrett, N.J, McKinnon, L.R, Passmore, J-A.S. The role of dendritic cells in driving genital tract inflammation and HIV transmission risk: Are there opportunities to intervene? Innate Immunity (2015) 21(1):99-112.
  3. Bere, A, Tayib, S, Kriek, J.-M, Masson, L, Jaumdally, S.Z, Barnabas, S.L, Carr, W.H, Allan, B, Williamson, A.-L, Denny, L, Passmore, J.A.S. Altered phenotype and function of NK cells infiltrating Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-associated genital warts during HIV infection. Clinical Immunology (2014) 150(2) 210-219.
  4. Kidzeru E B, Hesseling AC, Passmore JA, Myer L, Gamieldien H, Tchakoute CT, Gray CM, Sodora DL, Jaspan HB. In-utero exposure to maternal HIV infection alters T cell immune responses to vaccination in HIV-uninfected infants. AIDS (2014) 28(10):1421-1430.
  5. Kleppa, E, Ramsuran, V, Zulu, S, Karlsen, G.H, Bere, A, Passmore J-AS, Ndhlovu, P, Lillebø, K, Holmen, S.D, Onsrud, M, Gundersen, S.G, Taylor, M, Kjetland, E.F, Ndung'U, T. Effect of female genital schistosomiasis and anti-schistosomal treatment on monocytes, CD4+ T-Cells and CCR5 expression in the female genital tract (2014) PLoS ONE, 9 (6), art. no. e98593,
  6. Masson, L, Mlisana, K, Little, F, Werner, L, Mkhize, N.N, Ronacher, K, Gamieldien, H, Williamson, C, McKinnon, L.R, Walzl, G, Karim, Q.A, Karim, S.S.A, Passmore, J-AS. Defining genital tract cytokine signatures of sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis in women at high risk of HIV infection: A cross-sectional study. Sexually Transmitted Infections (2014) 90(8) 580-587.
  7. McKinnon, L.R, Hughes, S.M, De Rosa, S.C, Martinson, J.A, Plants, J, Brady, K.E, Gumbi, P.P, Adams, D.J, Vojtech, L, Galloway, C.G, Fialkow, M, Lentz, G, Gao, D, Shu, Z, Nyanga, B, Izulla, P, Kimani, J, Kimwaki, S, Bere, A, Moodie, Z, Landay, A.L, Passmore J-AS, Kaul, R, Novak, R.M, McElrath, M.J, Hladik, F. Optimizing viable leukocyte sampling from the female genital tract for clinical trials: An international multi-site study (2014) PLoS ONE, 9 (1), art. no. e85675.
  8. Mlisana, K, Werner, L, Garrett, N.J, McKinnon, L.R, Loggerenberg, F.V, Passmore J-AS, Gray, C.M, Morris, L, Williamson, C, AbdoolKarim, S.S. Rapid disease progression in HIV-1 subtype c-infected South African women. Clinical Infectious Diseases (2014) 59 (9):1322-1331.
  9. Olivier, A.J, Masson, L, Ronacher, K, Walzl, G, Coetzee, D, Lewis, D.A, Williamson, A.-L, Passmore J-AS, Burgers WA Distinct cytokine patterns in semen influence local HIV shedding and HIV target cell activation. Journal of Infectious Diseases (2014) 209 (8):1174-1184.
  10. Rametse CL, Olivier AJ, Masson L, Barnabas S, McKinnon LR, Ngcapu S, Liebenberg LJ, Jaumdally SZ, Gray CM, Jaspan HB, Passmore JA. Role of semen in altering the balance between inflammation and tolerance in the female genital tract: Does it contribute to HIV risk? Viral Immunol (2014) 27(5):200-206.
  11. Wei, X, Hunt, G, Karim, S.S.A, Naranbhai, V, Sibeko, S, Karim, Q.A, Li, J.-F, Kashuba, A.D.M, Werner, L, Passmore J-AS, Morris, L, Heneine, W, Johnson, J.A. Sensitive tenofovir resistance screening of HIV-1 from the genital and blood compartments of women with breakthrough infections in the CAPRISA 004 tenofovir gel trial. Journal of Infectious Diseases (2014) 209 (12):1916-1920.
  12. Bere A, Denny L, Naicker P, Burgers WA, Passmore JA. HIV-specific T-cell responses detected in the genital tract of chronically HIV-infected women are largely monofunctional. Immunology (2013) 139(3):342-51.
  13. Bere A, Tayib S, Kriek JM, Masson L, Jaumdally SZ, Barnabas SL, Carr WH, Allan B, Williamson AL, Denny L, Passmore JA. Altered phenotype and function of NK cells infiltrating Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-associated genital warts during HIV infection. Clinical Immunology (2013) doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2013.12.005. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Olivier AJ, Masson L, Walzl G, Coetzee D, Williamson A, Passmore JS, Burgers WA. Inflammation in the male genital tract: CMV and HIV Shedding. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses (2013) 29(11):A102-A102.
  15. Roberts L, Passmore JS, Mlisana K, Williamson C, Little F, Bebell LM, Walzl G, Abrahams MR, Woodman Z, Abdool Karim Q, and Abdool Karim SS. 2012. Genital tract inflammation during early HIV-1 infection predicts higher plasma viral load set-point in women. J. Infect. Dis. 205: 194-203.
  16. Olivier AJ, Liebenberg LJ, Coetzee D, Williamson AL, Passmore JA, Burgers WA. 2012. Isolation and characterization of T cells from semen. J. Immunol. Methods. 375: 223-31.
  17. Mlisana K, Naicker N, Werner L, Roberts L, van Loggerenberg F, Baxter C, Passmore JS, Grobler AC, Sturm AW, Williamson C, Ronacher K, Walzl G and Abdool Karim SS. 2012. Symptomatic vaginal discharge is a poor predictor of sexually transmitted infections and genital tract inflammation in high-risk women in South Africa. J. Infect. Dis. 206: 6-14.
  18. Roberts L, Liebenberg L, Barnabas S, Passmore JA. 2012. Vaginal microbicides to prevent human immunodeficiency virus infection in women: perspectives on the female genital tract, sexual maturity and mucosal inflammation. Best Pract. Res. Clin. Obstet. Gynaecol. 26: 441-9.