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Dr Lynthia Paul

• Research Interests

o Anaerobe bacteria of clinical interest
o Antimicrobial Resistance
o Zoonotic diseases (Bartonella, Leptospira)
o Molecular Diagnostics
o Water


• Publications (ORCID)

• Valafar, F., Ramirez-Busby, S., Torres J., Paul. L., Rodwell, T., Victor, T., Rodrigues, C., Gler, M., Crudu, V., Catanzaro, T. (2015) Prognostic significance of novel katG mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. International Journal of Mycobacteriology 4(1): 51-52. 

• Torres, J.N., Paul, L.V., Rodwell, T, et al. (2015) Novel katG mutations causing isoniazid resistance in clinical M. tuberculosis isolates. Emerging Microbes & Infections 4, e42. 

• Paul, L., Patrick, S., Nord, C.E. and Abratt, V. (2011) The role of Bacteroides fragilis RecQ DNA helicases in cell survival after metronidazole exposure. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 319: 125–132. 

• Steffens, L.S., Nicholson, S., Paul, L.V., Nord, C.E., Patrick, S., Abratt, V.R. (2010) Bacteroides fragilis 

• RecA protein overexpression causes resistance to metronidazole. Microbiol. 161(5): 346-54. 

• Patel, E.H., Paul, L.V., Casanueva, A.I., Patrick, S., Abratt, V. (2009) Over-expression of the rhamnose catabolism regulatory protein, RhaR: a novel mechanism for metronidazole resistance in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron. J Antimicrob Chemother 64(2):267-73. 

• Patel, E.H., Paul, L.V., Patrick, S., Abratt, V.R. (2008) Rhamnose catabolism in Bacteroidesthetaiotaomicron is controlled by the positive transcriptional regulator RhaR. Res Microbiol. 159(9-10):678-84

• Casanueva, A.I., Paul, L.V., Patrick, S., Abratt, V. (2008). An AraC/XylS family transcriptional regulatorhomologue from Bacteroides fragilis is associated with cell survival following DNA damage. FEMS Microbiol Lett.278 (2):249-56.