SMB Faculty Profiles

Rey Carabeo

Rey Carabeo

Associate Professor

Room: BLS 435
Phone: 509-335-7788

Room: BLS 440
Phone: 509-335-7871

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Select Publications

  • Carabeo, R.A., Hackstadt, T (2001) Isolation and characterization of a mutant Chinese hamster ovary cell line that is resistant to Chlamydia trachomatis infection at a novel step in the attachment process Infect. Immun. 69, 5899-904 PMID: PMCID:
  • Thwaites TR, Pedrosa AT, Peacock TP, Carabeo RA (2015) Vinculin Interacts with the Chlamydia Effector TarP Via a Tripartite Vinculin Binding Domain to Mediate Actin Recruitment and Assembly at the Plasma Membrane Front Cell Infect Microbiol 5, 88 PMID: PMCID:
  • Thwaites T.R., Nogueira A.T., Campeotto I., Silva A.P., Grieshaber S.S., and Carabeo R.A (2014) The Chlamydia effector TarP mimics the mammalian LD motif of paxillin to subvert the focal adhesion kinase during invasion J. Biol. Chem. 289, 30426-42 PMID: PMCID:
  • Thompson C.C., Nicod S., Malcolm D., Grieshaber S.S., and Carabeo R.A. (2012) An iron-dependent transcriptional regulator is generated from cleavage of the YtgC permease in Chlamydia trachomatis Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109, 10546-51 PMID: PMCID:
  • Brinkworth, A.J., Malcolm, D.S., Pedrosa, A.T., Roguska, K., Shahbazian, S., Graham, J.E., Hayward, R.D., and Carabeo, R.A. (2011) Chlamydia trachomatis Slc1 is a type III secretion chaperone that enhances the translocation of its invasion effector substrate TARP Mol Microbiol. 82, 131-44 PMID: PMCID:
  • Carabeo RA (2011) Bacterial subversion of host actin dynamics at the plasma membrane Cell Microbiol. PMID: PMCID:
  • Fields, K.A., Heinzen, R.A., and Carabeo, R. (2011) The obligate intracellular lifestyle Front Microbiol. 2, 99 PMID: PMCID:
  • Ouellette, S., Dorsey, F., Moshiach, S., Cleveland, J., and Carabeo, R.A. (2011) Chlamydia Species-Dependent Differences in the Growth Requirement for Lysosomes PLoS ONE PMID: PMCID:
  • Thompson, C.C., and Carabeo, R.A. (2010) An optimal method of iron starvation of the obligate intracellular pathogen, Chlamydia trachomatis Front. Microbio. 2, 20 PMID: PMCID:
  • Ouellette, S., and Carabeo, R.A. (2010) A Functional Slow Recycling Pathway of Transferrin is Essential for Chlamydial Intracellular Growth Front. Microbiol. PMID: PMCID:
  • Tietzel, I., El-Haibi, C., and Carabeo, R.A. (2009) The Human Guanylate Binding Proteins Potentiate the Anti-Chlamydial Effects of Interferon-g PLoS ONE 4(8) PMID: PMCID:
  • Lane, B.J., Mutchler, C, and Carabeo, R.A. (2008) Chlamydial Invasion Involves TARP binding of Two distinct Rac-specific Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors PLOS Pathogens 4 PMID: PMCID:
  • Molmeret, M., Santic, M., Asare, R., Carabeo, R.A., Kwaik, Y.A. (2007) Rapid Escape of the dot/icm Mutants of Legionella pneumophila Into the Cytosol of Mammalian and Protozoan Cells Infect. Immun. 75, 3290-3304 PMID: PMCID:
  • Carabeo, R.A., Dooley, C.A., Grieshaber, S.S., and Hackstadt, T (2007) Rac Interacts with Abi-1 and WAVE2 to Promote an Arp2/3-dependent Actin Recruitment During Chlamydial Invasion Cell. Microbiol. 9, 2278-2288 PMID: PMCID:
  • Clifton, D.R., Dooley, C.A., Grieshaber, S.S., Fields, K.A., Carabeo, R.A., Hackstadt, T (2005) Tyrosine Phosphorylation of the Chlamydia Effector Protein Tarp is Species-Specific and Not Required for Recruitment of Actin. Infect. Immun. 73, 3860-3868 PMID: PMCID:
  • Clifton, D.R., Fields, K.A., Grieshaber, S.S., Dooley, C.A., Fischer, E.R., Mead, D.J., Carabeo, R.A., Hackstadt, T (2004) A Chlamydial Type III Translocated Protein is Tyrosine Phosphorylated at the Site of Entry and Associated with Recruitment of Actin Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 101, 10166-10177 PMID: PMCID:
  • Carabeo, R.A., Grieshaber, S.S., Dooley, C.A., Hasenkrug, A., and Hackstadt, T (2004) Requirement for the Rac GTPase in Chlamydia trachomatis Invasion of Non-phagocytic Cells Traffic 5, 418-425 PMID: PMCID:
  • Carabeo, R.A., Mead, D.J., Hackstadt, T (2003) Golgi-dependent transport of cholesterol to the Chlamydia trachomatis inclusion Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 100, 6771-6 PMID: PMCID:
  • Carabeo, R.A., Grieshaber, S.S., Fischer, E., Hackstadt, T (2002) Chlamydia trachomatis induces remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton during attachment and entry into HeLa cells. Infect. Immun. 70:3793-803. Infect. Immun. 70, 3793-803 PMID: PMCID:


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