Manuel Llinas

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Manuel Llinas

Research Summary

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation and metabolism in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum using functional genomics and metabolomics.

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Parasites Malaria Plasmodium Falciparum Genes Antimalarials Pharmaceutical Preparations Sexual Development Proteins Drug Discovery Plasmodium Mutation Drugs Artemisinine Genome Life Cycle Stages Transcription Factors Gametocytes Metabolism Gene Expression Tricarboxylic Acids Protein Zinc Finger Nucleases Artesunate Pharmacological Metabolism Glutathione Transferase

Most Recent Papers

H3K36 methylation reprograms gene expression to drive early gametocyte development in Plasmodium falciparum

Jessica Connacher, Gabrielle A. Josling, Lindsey M. Orchard, Janette Reader, Manuel Llinás, Lyn Marié Birkholtz, 2021, Epigenetics and Chromatin

Multistage and transmission-blocking targeted antimalarials discovered from the open-source MMV Pandemic Response Box

Janette Reader, Mariëtte E. van der Watt, Dale Taylor, Claire Le Manach, Nimisha Mittal, Sabine Ottilie, Anjo Theron, Phanankosi Moyo, Erica Erlank, Luisa Nardini, Nelius Venter, Sonja Lauterbach, Belinda Bezuidenhout, Andre Horatscheck, Ashleigh van Heerden, Natalie J. Spillman, Anne N. Cowell, Jessica Connacher, Daniel Opperman, Lindsey M. Orchard, Manuel Llinás, Eva S. Istvan, Daniel E. Goldberg, Grant A. Boyle, David Calvo, Dalu Mancama, Theresa L. Coetzer, Elizabeth A. Winzeler, James Duffy, Lizette L. Koekemoer, Gregory Basarab, Kelly Chibale, Lyn Marié Birkholtz, 2021, Nature Communications

Artemisinin-resistant K13 mutations rewire Plasmodium falciparum’s intra-erythrocytic metabolic program to enhance survival

Sachel Mok, Barbara H. Stokes, Nina F. Gnädig, Leila S. Ross, Tomas Yeo, Chanaki Amaratunga, Erik Allman, Lev Solyakov, Andrew R. Bottrill, Jaishree Tripathi, Rick M. Fairhurst, Manuel Llinás, Zbynek Bozdech, Andrew B. Tobin, David A. Fidock, 2021, Nature Communications

Chemogenomic Fingerprints Associated with Stage-Specific Gametocytocidal Compound Action against Human Malaria Parasites

Jandeli Niemand, Riëtte Van Biljon, Mariëtte Van Der Watt, Ashleigh Van Heerden, Janette Reader, Roelof Van Wyk, Lindsey Orchard, Kelly Chibale, Manuel Llinás, Lyn Marié Birkholtz, 2021, ACS Infectious Diseases on p. 2904-2916

A heat-shock response regulated by the PfAP2-HS transcription factor protects human malaria parasites from febrile temperatures

Elisabet Tintó-Font, Lucas Michel-Todó, Timothy J. Russell, Núria Casas-Vila, David J. Conway, Zbynek Bozdech, Manuel Llinás, Alfred Cortés, 2021, Nature Microbiology on p. 1163-1174

The Kringle of Life

Manuel Llinás, 2021, Protein Journal on p. 454-456

Re-Envisioning Anti-Apicomplexan Parasite Drug Discovery Approaches

Gabriel W. Rangel, Manuel Llinás, 2021, Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology

MalDA, Accelerating Malaria Drug Discovery

Tuo Yang, Sabine Ottilie, Eva S. Istvan, Karla P. Godinez-Macias, Amanda K. Lukens, Beatriz Baragaña, Brice Campo, Chris Walpole, Jacquin C. Niles, Kelly Chibale, Koen J. Dechering, Manuel Llinás, Marcus C.S. Lee, Nobutaka Kato, Susan Wyllie, Case W. McNamara, Francisco Javier Gamo, Jeremy Burrows, David A. Fidock, Daniel E. Goldberg, Ian H. Gilbert, Dyann F. Wirth, Elizabeth A. Winzeler, 2021, Trends in Parasitology on p. 493-507

The PfAP2-G2 transcription factor is a critical regulator of gametocyte maturation

Suprita Singh, Joana M. Santos, Lindsey M. Orchard, Naomi Yamada, Riëtte van Biljon, Heather J. Painter, Shaun Mahony, Manuel Llinás, 2021, Molecular Microbiology on p. 1005-1024

PfMFR3

Frances Rocamora, Purva Gupta, Eva S. Istvan, Madeline R. Luth, Emma F. Carpenter, Krittikorn Kümpornsin, Erika Sasaki, Jaeson Calla, Nimisha Mittal, Krypton Carolino, Edward Owen, Manuel Llinás, Sabine Ottilie, Daniel E. Goldberg, Marcus C.S. Lee, Elizabeth A. Winzeler, 2021, ACS Infectious Diseases on p. 811-825

Most-Cited Papers

A transcriptional switch underlies commitment to sexual development in malaria parasites

Björn F.C. Kafsack, Núria Rovira-Graells, Taane G. Clark, Cristina Bancells, Valerie M. Crowley, Susana G. Campino, April E. Williams, Laura G. Drought, Dominic P. Kwiatkowski, David A. Baker, Alfred Cortés, Manuel Llinás, 2014, Nature on p. 248-252

A cascade of DNA-binding proteins for sexual commitment and development in Plasmodium

Abhinav Sinha, Katie R. Hughes, Katarzyna K. Modrzynska, Thomas D. Otto, Claudia Pfander, Nicholas J. Dickens, Agnieszka A. Religa, Ellen Bushell, Anne L. Graham, Rachael Cameron, Bjorn F.C. Kafsack, April E. Williams, Manuel Llinás, Matthew Berriman, Oliver Billker, Andrew P. Waters, 2014, Nature on p. 253-257

Open Source Drug Discovery with the Malaria Box Compound Collection for Neglected Diseases and Beyond

Wesley C. Van Voorhis, John H. Adams, Roberto Adelfio, Vida Ahyong, Myles H. Akabas, Pietro Alano, Aintzane Alday, Yesmalie Alemán Resto, Aishah Alsibaee, Ainhoa Alzualde, Katherine T. Andrews, Simon V. Avery, Vicky M. Avery, Lawrence Ayong, Mark Baker, Stephen Baker, Choukri Ben Mamoun, Sangeeta Bhatia, Quentin Bickle, Lotfi Bounaadja, Tana Bowling, Jürgen Bosch, Lauren E. Boucher, Fabrice F. Boyom, Jose Brea, Marian Brennan, Audrey Burton, Conor R. Caffrey, Grazia Camarda, Manuela Carrasquilla, Dee Carter, Maria Belen Cassera, Ken Chih-Chien Cheng, Worathad Chindaudomsate, Anthony Chubb, Beatrice L. Colon, Daisy D. Colón-López, Yolanda Corbett, Gregory J. Crowther, Noemi Cowan, Sarah D’Alessandro, Na Le Dang, Michael Delves, Joseph L. DeRisi, Alan Y. Du, Sandra Duffy, Shimaa Abd El-Salam El-Sayed, Michael T. Ferdig, José A. Fernández Robledo, David A. Fidock, Isabelle Florent, Patrick V.T. Fokou, Ani Galstian, Francisco Javier Gamo, Suzanne Gokool, Ben Gold, Todd Golub, Gregory M. Goldgof, Rajarshi Guha, W. Armand Guiguemde, Nil Gural, R. Kiplin Guy, Michael A.E. Hansen, Kirsten K. Hanson, Andrew Hemphill, Rob Hooft van Huijsduijnen, Takaaki Horii, Paul Horrocks, Tyler B. Hughes, Christopher Huston, Ikuo Igarashi, Katrin Ingram-Sieber, Maurice A. Itoe, Ajit Jadhav, Amornrat Naranuntarat Jensen, Laran T. Jensen, Rays H.Y. Jiang, Annette Kaiser, Jennifer Keiser, Thomas Ketas, Sebastien Kicka, Sunyoung Kim, Kiaran Kirk, Vidya P. Kumar, Dennis E. Kyle, Maria Jose Lafuente, Scott Landfear, Nathan Lee, Sukjun Lee, Adele M. Lehane, Fengwu Li, David Little, Liqiong Liu, Manuel Llinás, Maria I. Loza, Aristea Lubar, Leonardo Lucantoni, Isabelle Lucet, Louis Maes, Dalu Mancama, Nuha R. Mansour, Sandra March, Sheena McGowan, Iset Medina Vera, Stephan Meister, Luke Mercer, Jordi Mestres, Alvine N. Mfopa, Raj N. Misra, Seunghyun Moon, John P. Moore, Francielly Morais Rodrigues da Costa, Joachim Müller, Arantza Muriana, Stephen Nakazawa Hewitt, Bakela Nare, Carl Nathan, Nathalie Narraidoo, Sujeevi Nawaratna, Kayode K. Ojo, Diana Ortiz, Gordana Panic, George Papadatos, Silvia Parapini, Kailash Patra, Ngoc Pham, Sarah Prats, David M. Plouffe, Sally Ann Poulsen, Anupam Pradhan, Celia Quevedo, Ronald J. Quinn, Christopher A. Rice, Mohamed Abdo Rizk, Andrea Ruecker, Robert St. Onge, Rafaela Salgado Ferreira, Jasmeet Samra, Natalie G. Robinett, Ulrich Schlecht, Marjorie Schmitt, Filipe Silva Villela, Francesco Silvestrini, Robert Sinden, Dennis A. Smith, Thierry Soldati, Andreas Spitzmüller, Serge Maximilian Stamm, David J. Sullivan, William Sullivan, Sundari Suresh, Brian M. Suzuki, Yo Suzuki, S. Joshua Swamidass, Donatella Taramelli, Lauve R.Y. Tchokouaha, Anjo Theron, David Thomas, Kathryn F. Tonissen, Simon Townson, Abhai K. Tripathi, Valentin Trofimov, Kenneth O. Udenze, Imran Ullah, Cindy Vallieres, Edgar Vigil, Joseph M. Vinetz, Phat Voong Vinh, Hoan Vu, Nao Aki Watanabe, Kate Weatherby, Pamela M. White, Andrew F. Wilks, Elizabeth A. Winzeler, Edward Wojcik, Melanie Wree, Wesley Wu, Naoaki Yokoyama, Paul H.A. Zollo, Nada Abla, Benjamin Blasco, Jeremy Burrows, Benoît Laleu, Didier Leroy, Thomas Spangenberg, Timothy Wells, Paul A. Willis, 2016, PLoS Pathogens

A Plasmodium falciparum Histone Deacetylase regulates antigenic variation and gametocyte conversion

Bradley I. Coleman, Kristen M. Skillman, Rays H.Y. Jiang, Lauren M. Childs, Lindsey M. Altenhofen, Markus Ganter, Yvette Leung, Ilana Goldowitz, Björn F.C. Kafsack, Matthias Marti, Manuel Llinás, Caroline O. Buckee, Manoj T. Duraisingh, 2014, Cell Host and Microbe on p. 177-186

Site-specific genome editing in Plasmodium falciparum using engineered zinc-finger nucleases

Judith Straimer, Marcus C.S. Lee, Andrew H. Lee, Bryan Zeitler, April E. Williams, Jocelynn R. Pearl, Lei Zhang, Edward J. Rebar, Philip D. Gregory, Manuel Llinás, Fyodor D. Urnov, David A. Fidock, 2012, Nature Methods on p. 993-998

Sexual development in Plasmodium parasites

Gabrielle A. Josling, Manuel Llinás, 2015, Nature Reviews Microbiology on p. 573-587

Mapping the malaria parasite druggable genome by using in vitro evolution and chemogenomics.

Annie N. Cowell, Eva S. Istvan, Amanda K. Lukens, Maria G. Gomez-Lorenzo, Manu Vanaerschot, Tomoyo Sakata-Kato, Erika L. Flannery, Pamela Magistrado, Edward Owen, Matthew Abraham, Gregory La Monte, Heather J. Painter, Roy M. Williams, Virginia Franco, Maria Linares, Ignacio Arriaga, Selina Bopp, Victoria C. Corey, Nina F. Gnädig, Olivia Coburn-Flynn, Christin Reimer, Purva Gupta, James M. Murithi, Pedro A. Moura, Olivia Fuchs, Erika Sasaki, Sang W. Kim, Christine H. Teng, Lawrence T. Wang, Asl Akidil, Sophie Adjalley, Paul A. Willis, Dionicio Siegel, Olga Tanaseichuk, Yang Zhong, Yingyao Zhou, Manuel Llinás, Sabine Ottilie, Francisco Javier Gamo, Marcus C.S. Lee, Daniel E. Goldberg, David A. Fidock, Dyann F. Wirth, Elizabeth A. Winzeler, 2018, Science on p. 191-199

Plasmodium falciparum responds to amino acid starvation by entering into a hibernatory state

Shalon E. Babbitt, Lindsey Altenhofen, Simon A. Cobbold, Eva S. Istvan, Clare Fennellf, Christian Doerig, Manuel Llinás, Daniel E. Goldberg, 2012, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Supergenomic network compression and the discovery of exp1 as a glutathione transferase inhibited by artesunate

Andreas Martin Lisewski, Joel P. Quiros, Caroline L. Ng, Anbu Karani Adikesavan, Kazutoyo Miura, Nagireddy Putluri, Richard T. Eastman, Daniel Scanfeld, Sam J. Regenbogen, Lindsey Altenhofen, Manuel Llinás, Arun Sreekumar, Carole Long, David A. Fidock, Olivier Lichtarge, 2014, Cell on p. 916-928

Genetic investigation of tricarboxylic acid metabolism during the plasmodium falciparum life cycle

Hangjun Ke, Ian A. Lewis, Joanne M. Morrisey, Kyle J. McLean, Suresh M. Ganesan, Heather J. Painter, Michael W. Mather, Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Manuel Llinás, Akhil B. Vaidya, 2015, Cell Reports on p. 164-174