Victor J. Torres

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Victor J. Torres, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Department of Microbiology (Microbiology )

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Victor.Torres@nyumc.org


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The Bicomponent Pore-Forming Leucocidins of Staphylococcus aureus
Alonzo, Francis 3rd; Torres, Victor J
2014 Jun;78(2):199-230, Microbiology & molecular biology reviews
— id: 1012872, year: 2014, vol: 78, page: 199, stat: Journal Article,

Evolution of hypervirulence by a MRSA clone through acquisition of a transposable element
Benson, Meredith A; Ohneck, Elizabeth A; Ryan, Chanelle; Alonzo, Francis 3rd; Smith, Hannah; Narechania, Apurva; Kolokotronis, Sergios-Orestis; Satola, Sarah W; Uhlemann, Anne-Catrin; Sebra, Robert; Deikus, Gintaras; Shopsin, Bo; Planet, Paul J; Torres, Victor J
2014 Jun;:251-251, Molecular microbiology
— id: 1051212, year: 2014, vol: , page: 251, stat: Journal Article,

Cell targeting by the Staphylococcus aureus pore-forming toxins: it's not just about lipids
Dumont, Ashley L; Torres, Victor J
2014 Jan;22(1):21-27, Trends in microbiology
— id: 781782, year: 2014, vol: 22, page: 21, stat: Journal Article,

Identification of a Crucial Residue Required for Staphylococcus aureus LukAB Cytotoxicity and Receptor Recognition
Dumont, Ashley L; Yoong, Pauline; Liu, Xiang; Day, Christopher J; Chumbler, Nicole M; James, David B A; Alonzo, Francis 3rd; Bode, Nadine J; Lacy, D Borden; Jennings, Michael P; Torres, Victor J
2014 Mar;82(3):1268-1276, Infection & immunity
— id: 811042, year: 2014, vol: 82, page: 1268, stat: Journal Article,

Structure-based functional characterization of Repressor of Toxin (Rot), a central regulator of Staphylococcus aureus virulence
Killikelly, April; Benson, Meredith A; Ohneck, Elizabeth A; Sampson, Jared M; Jakoncic, Jean; Spurrier, Brett; Torres, Victor J; Kong, Xiang-Peng
2014 Oct;:421-423, Journal of bacteriology
— id: 1316182, year: 2014, vol: , page: 421, stat: Journal Article,

Nfu facilitates the maturation of iron-sulfur proteins and participates in virulence in Staphylococcus aureus
Mashruwala, Ameya A; Pang, Yun Y; Rosario-Cruz, Zuelay; Chahal, Harsimranjit K; Benson, Meredith A; Anzaldi-Mike, Laura L; Skaar, Eric P; Torres, Victor J; Nauseef, William M; Boyd, Jeffrey M
2014 Nov;:1-16, Molecular microbiology
— id: 1348922, year: 2014, vol: , page: 1, stat: Journal Article,

The staphylococcal toxins gamma-haemolysin AB and CB differentially target phagocytes by employing specific chemokine receptors
Spaan, Andras N; Vrieling, Manouk; Wallet, Pierre; Badiou, Cedric; Reyes-Robles, Tamara; Ohneck, Elizabeth A; Benito, Yvonne; de Haas, Carla J C; Day, Christopher J; Jennings, Michael P; Lina, Gerard; Vandenesch, Francois; van Kessel, Kok P M; Torres, Victor J; van Strijp, Jos A G; Henry, Thomas
2014 ;5:5438-5438, Nature communications
— id: 1348792, year: 2014, vol: 5, page: 5438, stat: Journal Article,

Children with Invasive Staphylococcus aureus Disease Exhibit a Potently Neutralizing Antibody Response to the Cytotoxin LukAB
Thomsen, Isaac P; Dumont, Ashley L; James, David B A; Yoong, Pauline; Saville, Benjamin R; Soper, Nicole; Torres, Victor J; Creech, C Buddy
2014 Mar;82(3):1234-1242, Infection & immunity
— id: 837552, year: 2014, vol: 82, page: 1234, stat: Journal Article,

Co-evolving host-pathogen interactions
Torres, VJ
2014 ;9(2):47-, Microbe (Washington, D.C.)
— id: 842192, year: 2014, vol: 9, page: 47, stat: Journal Article,

Focused specificity of intestinal T17 cells towards commensal bacterial antigens
Yang, Yi; Torchinsky, Miriam B; Gobert, Michael; Xiong, Huizhong; Xu, Mo; Linehan, Jonathan L; Alonzo, Francis; Ng, Charles; Chen, Alessandra; Lin, Xiyao; Sczesnak, Andrew; Liao, Jia-Jun; Torres, Victor J; Jenkins, Marc K; Lafaille, Juan J; Littman, Dan R
2014 Apr;:152-156, Nature
— id: 963022, year: 2014, vol: , page: 152, stat: Journal Article,

The Role of Innate Immunity in Promoting SaeR/S-Mediated Virulence in Staphylococcus aureus
Zurek, Oliwia W; Nygaard, Tyler K; Watkins, Robert L; Pallister, Kyler B; Torres, Victor J; Horswill, Alexander R; Voyich, Jovanka M
2014 ;6:21-30, Journal of innate immunity
— id: 816572, year: 2014, vol: 6, page: 21, stat: Journal Article,

CCR5 is a receptor for Staphylococcus aureus leukotoxin ED
Alonzo, Francis 3rd; Kozhaya, Lina; Rawlings, Stephen A; Reyes-Robles, Tamara; DuMont, Ashley L; Myszka, David G; Landau, Nathaniel R; Unutmaz, Derya; Torres, Victor J
2013 Jan;493(7430):51-55, Nature
— id: 211102, year: 2013, vol: 493, page: 51, stat: Journal Article,

A Lesson in Survival: S. aureus versus the Skin
Alonzo, Francis 3rd; Torres, Victor J
2013 Jan;13(1):3-5, Cell host & microbe
— id: 213722, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 3, stat: Journal Article,

Bacterial Survival Amidst an Immune Onslaught: The Contribution of the Staphylococcus aureus Leukotoxins
Alonzo, Francis 3rd; Torres, Victor J
2013 Feb;9(2):e1003143-e1003143 e1003143, PLoS pathogens
— id: 232002, year: 2013, vol: 9, page: e1003143, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus and CCR5: unveiling commonalities in host-pathogen interactions and potential treatment strategies
Alonzo, Francis; Torres, Victor J
2013 Apr;8:425-428, Future microbiology
— id: 255442, year: 2013, vol: 8, page: 425, stat: Journal Article,

A Secreted Bacterial Protease Tailors the Staphylococcus aureus Virulence Repertoire to Modulate Bone Remodeling during Osteomyelitis
Cassat, James E; Hammer, Neal D; Campbell, J Preston; Benson, Meredith A; Perrien, Daniel S; Mrak, Lara N; Smeltzer, Mark S; Torres, Victor J; Skaar, Eric P
2013 Jun;13(6):759-772, Cell host & microbe
— id: 408512, year: 2013, vol: 13, page: 759, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus LukAB cytotoxin kills human neutrophils by targeting the CD11b subunit of the integrin Mac-1
Dumont, Ashley L; Yoong, Pauline; Day, Christopher J; Alonzo, Francis 3rd; McDonald, W Hayes; Jennings, Michael P; Torres, Victor J
2013 Jun;110(26):10794-10799, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
— id: 402212, year: 2013, vol: 110, page: 10794, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus Elaborates Leukocidin AB To Mediate Escape from within Human Neutrophils
Dumont, Ashley L; Yoong, Pauline; Surewaard, Bas G J; Benson, Meredith A; Nijland, Reindert; van Strijp, Jos A G; Torres, Victor J
2013 May;81(5):1830-1841, Infection & immunity
— id: 301242, year: 2013, vol: 81, page: 1830, stat: Journal Article,

Amphiphilic Cyclic Peptoids That Exhibit Antimicrobial Activity by Disrupting Staphylococcus aureus Membranes
Huang, Mia L.; Benson, Meredith A.; Shin, Sung Bin Y.; Torres, Victor J.; Kirshenbaum, Kent
2013 JUN;(17):3560-3566, European journal of organic chemistry
— id: 421582, year: 2013, vol: , page: 3560, stat: Journal Article,

Tanscriptional profiling of staphylococcus aureus during growth in 2 M NaCl leads to clarification of physiological roles for Kdp and Ktr K+ uptake systems
Price-Whelan, A; Poon, C K; Benson, M A; Eidem, T T; Roux, C M; Boyd, J M; Dunman, P M; Torres, V J; Krulwich, T A
2013 2013;4(4):-, MBio
— id: 549782, year: 2013, vol: 4, page: , stat: Journal Article,

Transcriptional profiling of Staphylococcus aureus during growth in 2 M NaCl leads to clarification of physiological roles for Kdp and Ktr K+ uptake systems
Price-Whelan, Alexa; Poon, Chun Kit; Benson, Meredith A; Eidem, Tess T; Roux, Christelle M; Boyd, Jeffrey M; Dunman, Paul M; Torres, Victor J; Krulwich, Terry A
2013 ;4(4):?-?, MBio
— id: 963012, year: 2013, vol: 4, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus Leukotoxin ED Targets the Chemokine Receptors CXCR1 and CXCR2 to Kill Leukocytes and Promote Infection
Reyes-Robles, Tamara; Alonzo, Francis 3rd; Kozhaya, Lina; Lacy, D Borden; Unutmaz, Derya; Torres, Victor J
2013 Oct;14(4):453-459, Cell host & microbe
— id: 586402, year: 2013, vol: 14, page: 453, stat: Journal Article,

Animal models and imaging technologies: paving the way towards insights into Staphylococcus aureus-induced osteomyelitis
Yoong, Pauline; Torres, Victor J
2013 Dec;8:1515-1518, Future microbiology
— id: 652422, year: 2013, vol: 8, page: 1515, stat: Journal Article,

The effects of Staphylococcus aureus leukotoxins on the host: cell lysis and beyond
Yoong, Pauline; Torres, Victor J
2013 Feb;:63-69, Current opinion in microbiology
— id: 231992, year: 2013, vol: , page: 63, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus leucocidin ED contributes to systemic infection by targeting neutrophils and promoting bacterial growth in vivo
Alonzo Iii, Francis; Benson, Meredith A; Chen, John; Novick, Richard P; Shopsin, Bo; Torres, Victor J
2012 Jan;83(2):423-435, Molecular microbiology
— id: 149802, year: 2012, vol: 83, page: 423, stat: Journal Article,

Rot and SaeRS Cooperate To Activate Expression of the Staphylococcal Superantigen-Like Exoproteins
Benson, Meredith A; Lilo, Sarit; Nygaard, Tyler; Voyich, Jovanka M; Torres, Victor J
2012 Aug;194(16):4355-4365, Journal of bacteriology
— id: 174381, year: 2012, vol: 194, page: 4355, stat: Journal Article,

A comparison of linear and cyclic peptoid oligomers as potent antimicrobial agents
Huang, Mia Lace; Shin, Sung Bin Y; Benson, Meredith A; Torres, Victor J; Kirshenbaum, Kent
2012 Jan;7(1):114-122, ChemMedChem
— id: 232022, year: 2012, vol: 7, page: 114, stat: Journal Article,

Characterization of SSR42, a Novel Virulence Factor Regulatory RNA That Contributes to the Pathogenesis of a Staphylococcus aureus USA300 Representative
Morrison, John M; Miller, Eric W; Benson, Meredith A; Alonzo, Francis 3rd; Yoong, Pauline; Torres, Victor J; Hinrichs, Steven H; Dunman, Paul M
2012 Jun;194(11):2924-2938, Journal of bacteriology
— id: 169435, year: 2012, vol: 194, page: 2924, stat: Journal Article,

Alpha-toxin induces programmed cell death of human T cells, B cells, and monocytes during USA300 infection
Nygaard, Tyler K; Pallister, Kyler B; DuMont, Ashley L; DeWald, Mark; Watkins, Robert L; Pallister, Erik Q; Malone, Cheryl; Griffith, Shannon; Horswill, Alexander R; Torres, Victor J; Voyich, Jovanka M
2012 ;7(5):e36532-e36532 e36532, PLoS one
— id: 232012, year: 2012, vol: 7, page: e36532, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus regulates the expression and production of the staphylococcal superantigen-like secreted proteins in a Rot-dependent manner
Benson, Meredith A; Lilo, Sarit; Wasserman, Gregory A; Thoendel, Matthew; Smith, Amanda; Horswill, Alexander R; Fraser, John; Novick, Richard P; Shopsin, Bo; Torres, Victor J
2011 Aug;81(3):659-675, Molecular microbiology
— id: 137439, year: 2011, vol: 81, page: 659, stat: Journal Article,

Characterization of a new cytotoxin that contributes to Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis
Dumont, Ashley L; Nygaard, Tyler K; Watkins, Robert L; Smith, Amanda; Kozhaya, Lina; Kreiswirth, Barry N; Shopsin, Bo; Unutmaz, Derya; Voyich, Jovanka M; Torres, Victor J
2011 Feb;79(3):814-825, Molecular microbiology
— id: 120726, year: 2011, vol: 79, page: 814, stat: Journal Article,

Inflammasome activation and IL-1beta/IL-18 processing are influenced by distinct pathways in microglia
Hanamsagar R; Torres V; Kielian T
2011 Nov;119(4):736-748, Journal of neurochemistry
— id: 137853, year: 2011, vol: 119, page: 736, stat: Journal Article,

Membrane damage elicits an immunomodulatory program in Staphylococcus aureus
Attia, Ahmed S; Benson, Meredith A; Stauff, Devin L; Torres, Victor J; Skaar, Eric P
2010 Mar;6(3):e1000802-e1000802, PLoS pathogens
— id: 139623, year: 2010, vol: 6, page: e1000802, stat: Journal Article,

Specificity for human hemoglobin enhances Staphylococcus aureus infection
Pishchany, Gleb; McCoy, Amanda L; Torres, Victor J; Krause, Jens C; Crowe, James E Jr; Fabry, Mary E; Skaar, Eric P
2010 Dec;8(6):544-550, Cell host & microbe
— id: 232042, year: 2010, vol: 8, page: 544, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus fur regulates the expression of virulence factors that contribute to the pathogenesis of pneumonia
Torres, Victor J; Attia, Ahmed S; Mason, William J; Hood, M Indriati; Corbin, Brian D; Beasley, Federico C; Anderson, Kelsi L; Stauff, Devin L; McDonald, W Hayes; Zimmerman, Lisa J; Friedman, David B; Heinrichs, David E; Dunman, Paul M; Skaar, Eric P
2010 Apr;78(4):1618-1628, Infection & immunity
— id: 133493, year: 2010, vol: 78, page: 1618, stat: Journal Article,

Metal chelation and inhibition of bacterial growth in tissue abscesses
Corbin, Brian D; Seeley, Erin H; Raab, Andrea; Feldmann, Joerg; Miller, Michael R; Torres, Victor J; Anderson, Kelsi L; Dattilo, Brian M; Dunman, Paul M; Gerads, Russell; Caprioli, Richard M; Nacken, Wolfgang; Chazin, Walter J; Skaar, Eric P
2008 Feb 15;319(5865):962-965, Science
— id: 90841, year: 2008, vol: 319, page: 962, stat: Journal Article,

Helicobacter pylori VacA subdomain required for intracellular toxin activity and assembly of functional oligomeric complexes
Ivie, Susan E; McClain, Mark S; Torres, Victor J; Algood, Holly M Scott; Lacy, D Borden; Yang, Rong; Blanke, Steven R; Cover, Timothy L
2008 Jul;76(7):2843-2851, Infection & immunity
— id: 90843, year: 2008, vol: 76, page: 2843, stat: Journal Article,

Helicobacter pylori HopQ outer membrane protein attenuates bacterial adherence to gastric epithelial cells
Loh, John T; Torres, Victor J; Algood, Holly M Scott; McClain, Mark S; Cover, Timothy L
2008 Dec;289(1):53-58, FEMS microbiology letters
— id: 90848, year: 2008, vol: 289, page: 53, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus HrtA is an ATPase required for protection against heme toxicity and prevention of a transcriptional heme stress response
Stauff, Devin L; Bagaley, Danielle; Torres, Victor J; Joyce, Rose; Anderson, Kelsi L; Kuechenmeister, Lisa; Dunman, Paul M; Skaar, Eric P
2008 May;190(10):3588-3596, Journal of bacteriology
— id: 90842, year: 2008, vol: 190, page: 3588, stat: Journal Article,

Resistance of primary murine CD4+ T cells to Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin
Algood, Holly M Scott; Torres, Victor J; Unutmaz, Derya; Cover, Timothy L
2007 Jan;75(1):334-341, Infection & immunity
— id: 71091, year: 2007, vol: 75, page: 334, stat: Journal Article,

Serological Assays for Identification of Human Gastric Colonization by Helicobacter pylori Strains Expressing VacA m1 or m2
Ghose, Chandrabali; Perez-Perez, Guillermo I; Torres, Victor J; Crosatti, Marialuisa; Nomura, Abraham; Peek, Richard M Jr; Cover, Timothy L; Francois, Fritz; Blaser, Martin J
2007 Apr;14(4):442-450, Clinical & vaccine immunology
— id: 71774, year: 2007, vol: 14, page: 442, stat: Journal Article,

Regulation of Helicobacter pylori cagA expression in response to salt
Loh, John T; Torres, Victor J; Cover, Timothy L
2007 May 15;67(10):4709-4715, Cancer research
— id: 90835, year: 2007, vol: 67, page: 4709, stat: Journal Article,

Intracellular metalloporphyrin metabolism in Staphylococcus aureus
Reniere, Michelle L; Torres, Victor J; Skaar, Eric P
2007 Jun;20(3-4):333-345, Biometals
— id: 90834, year: 2007, vol: 20, page: 333, stat: Journal Article,

Signaling and DNA-binding activities of the Staphylococcus aureus HssR-HssS two-component system required for heme sensing
Stauff, Devin L; Torres, Victor J; Skaar, Eric P
2007 Sep 7;282(36):26111-26121, Journal of biological chemistry
— id: 90837, year: 2007, vol: 282, page: 26111, stat: Journal Article,

A Staphylococcus aureus regulatory system that responds to host heme and modulates virulence
Torres, Victor J; Stauff, Devin L; Pishchany, Gleb; Bezbradica, Jelena S; Gordy, Laura E; Iturregui, Juan; Anderson, Kelsi L; Dunman, Paul M; Joyce, Sebastian; Skaar, Eric P
2007 Apr 19;1(2):109-119, Cell host & microbe
— id: 90839, year: 2007, vol: 1, page: 109, stat: Journal Article,

Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin inhibits activation-induced proliferation of human T and B lymphocyte subsets
Torres, Victor J; VanCompernolle, Scott E; Sundrud, Mark S; Unutmaz, Derya; Cover, Timothy L
2007 Oct 15;179(8):5433-5440, Journal of immunology (1950)
— id: 78897, year: 2007, vol: 179, page: 5433, stat: Journal Article,

Protein-protein interactions among Helicobacter pylori cag proteins
Busler, Valerie J; Torres, Victor J; McClain, Mark S; Tirado, Oscar; Friedman, David B; Cover, Timothy L
2006 Jul;188(13):4787-4800, Journal of bacteriology
— id: 90829, year: 2006, vol: 188, page: 4787, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus redirects central metabolism to increase iron availability
Friedman, David B; Stauff, Devin L; Pishchany, Gleb; Whitwell, Corbin W; Torres, Victor J; Skaar, Eric P
2006 Aug;2(8):e87-e87, PLoS pathogens
— id: 90831, year: 2006, vol: 2, page: e87, stat: Journal Article,

Random mutagenesis of Helicobacter pylori vacA to identify amino acids essential for vacuolating cytotoxic activity
McClain, Mark S; Czajkowsky, Daniel M; Torres, Victor J; Szabo, Gabor; Shao, Zhifeng; Cover, Timothy L
2006 Nov;74(11):6188-6195, Infection & immunity
— id: 90832, year: 2006, vol: 74, page: 6188, stat: Journal Article,

Helicobacter pylori VacA toxin inhibits human immunodeficiency virus infection of primary human T cells
Oswald-Richter, Kyra; Torres, Victor J; Sundrud, Mark S; VanCompernolle, Scott E; Cover, Timothy L; Unutmaz, Derya
2006 Dec;80(23):11767-11775, Journal of virology
— id: 71092, year: 2006, vol: 80, page: 11767, stat: Journal Article,

Mapping of a domain required for protein-protein interactions and inhibitory activity of a Helicobacter pylori dominant-negative VacA mutant protein
Torres, Victor J; McClain, Mark S; Cover, Timothy L
2006 Apr;74(4):2093-2101, Infection & immunity
— id: 90828, year: 2006, vol: 74, page: 2093, stat: Journal Article,

Staphylococcus aureus IsdB is a hemoglobin receptor required for heme iron utilization
Torres, Victor J; Pishchany, Gleb; Humayun, Munir; Schneewind, Olaf; Skaar, Eric P
2006 Dec;188(24):8421-8429, Journal of bacteriology
— id: 90833, year: 2006, vol: 188, page: 8421, stat: Journal Article,

Functional properties of the p33 and p55 domains of the Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin
Torres, Victor J; Ivie, Susan E; McClain, Mark S; Cover, Timothy L
2005 Jun 3;280(22):21107-21114, Journal of biological chemistry
— id: 90825, year: 2005, vol: 280, page: 21107, stat: Journal Article,

Inhibition of primary human T cell proliferation by Helicobacter pylori vacuolating toxin (VacA) is independent of VacA effects on IL-2 secretion
Sundrud, Mark S; Torres, Victor J; Unutmaz, Derya; Cover, Timothy L
2004 May 18;101(20):7727-7732, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
— id: 71105, year: 2004, vol: 101, page: 7727, stat: Journal Article,

Functional analysis of the p33 and p55 domains of the Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin
Torres, Victor J
[S.l. : s.n.], 2004,
— id: 1938, year: 2004, vol: , page: , stat: ,

Interactions between p-33 and p-55 domains of the Helicobacter pylori vacuolating cytotoxin (VacA)
Torres, Victor J; McClain, Mark S; Cover, Timothy L
2004 Jan 16;279(3):2324-2331, Journal of biological chemistry
— id: 90823, year: 2004, vol: 279, page: 2324, stat: Journal Article,

Inactivation of a Helicobacter pylori DNA methyltransferase alters dnaK operon expression following host-cell adherence
Donahue, John P; Israel, Dawn A; Torres, Victor J; Necheva, Antoaneta S; Miller, Geraldine G
2002 Mar 5;208(2):295-301, FEMS microbiology letters
— id: 90822, year: 2002, vol: 208, page: 295, stat: Journal Article,