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A. G. Eappen, Smith, R. C., and Jacobs-Lorena, M., Enterobacter-activated mosquito immune responses to Plasmodium involve activation of SRPN6 in Anopheles stephensi, PLoS One, vol. 8, no. 5, p. e62937, 2013.
R. C. Smith, Barillas-Mury, C., and Jacobs-Lorena, M., Hemocyte differentiation mediates the mosquito late-phase immune response against Plasmodium in Anopheles gambiae, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 112, no. 26, pp. E3412-20, 2015.
R. C. Smith, Colón-López, D. D., and Bosch, J., Immunization against a merozoite sheddase promotes multiple invasion of red blood cells and attenuates Plasmodium infection in mice, Malaria journal, vol. 13, p. 313, 2014.
J. A. Wright, Smith, R. C., Xianghong, L., Craig, N. L., and Atkinson, P. W., IPB7 transposase behavior in Drosophila melanogaster and Aedes aegypti, Insect biochemistry and molecular biology, vol. 43, pp. 899-906, 2013.
H. Kwon, Arends, B. R., and Smith, R. C., Late-phase immune responses limiting oocyst survival are independent of TEP1 function yet display strain specific differences in Anopheles gambiae., Parasit Vectors, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 369, 2017.
H. Kwon, M Agha, A., Smith, R. C., Nachman, R. J., Marion-Poll, F., and Pietrantonio, P. V., Leucokinin mimetic elicits aversive behavior in mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.) and inhibits the sugar taste neuron., Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 113, no. 25, pp. 6880-6885, 2016.
R. C. Smith and Jacobs-Lorena, M., Malaria parasite Pfs47 disrupts JNK signaling to escape mosquito immunity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 112, no. 5, pp. 1250-1, 2015.
R. C. Smith and Atkinson, P. W., Mobility properties of the Hermes transposable element in transgenic lines of Aedes aegypti, Genetica, vol. 139, no. 1, pp. 7-22, 2011.
R. C. Smith, King, J. G., Tao, D., Zeleznik, O. A., Brando, C., Thallinger, G. G., and Dinglasan, R. R., Molecular profiling of phagocytic immune cells in Anopheles gambiae reveals integral roles for hemocytes in mosquito innate immunity, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 2016.
P. Arensburger, Hice, R. H., Zhou, L., Smith, R. C., Tom, A. C., Wright, J. A., Knapp, J., O'Brochta, D. A., Craig, N. L., and Atkinson, P. W., Phylogenetic and functional characterization of the hAT transposon superfamily, Genetics, vol. 188, no. 1, pp. 45-57, 2011.
R. C. Smith, Vega-Rodriguez, J., and Jacobs-Lorena, M., The Plasmodium bottleneck: malaria parasite losses in the mosquito vector, Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, vol. 109, 2014.
R. C. Smith and Barillas-Mury, C., Plasmodium oocysts: Overlooked targets of mosquito immunity, Trends in Parasitology, 2016.
R. C. Smith and Jacobs-Lorena, M., Plasmodium–mosquito interactions: a tale of roadblocks and detours, Advances in insect physiology, vol. 39, p. 119, 2010.
R. C. Smith, Eappen, A. G., Radtke, A. J., and Jacobs-Lorena, M., Regulation of anti-Plasmodium immunity by a LITAF-like transcription factor in the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae, PLoS Pathog, vol. 8, no. 10, p. e1002965, 2012.
A. S. Orfano, Nacif-Pimenta, R., Duarte, A. P. M., Villegas, L. M., Rodrigues, N. B., Pinto, L. C., Campos, K. M. M., Pinilla, Y. T., Chaves, B., and Guerra, M. G. V. Barbosa, Species-specific escape of Plasmodium sporozoites from oocysts of avian, rodent, and human malarial parasites, Malaria Journal, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 394, 2016.
R. C. Smith, Walter, M. F., Hice, R. H., O’Brochta, D. A., and Atkinson, P. W., Testis‐specific expression of the β2 tubulin promoter of Aedes aegypti and its application as a genetic sex‐separation marker, Insect molecular biology, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 61-71, 2007.
R. C. Smith, Kizito, C., Rasgon, J., and Jacobs-Lorena, M., Transgenic Mosquitoes Expressing a Phospholipase A2 Gene Have a Fitness Advantage When Fed Plasmodium falciparum-Infected Blood, PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 10, p. e76097, 2013.