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 Pharmaceutical Preparations Proteins Sexual Development Plasmodium Antimalarials Chloroquine Drug Discovery Drug Resistance Zinc Finger Nucleases Glutathione Transferase Artemisinine Plasmodium Falciparum Pfcrt Protein Artesunate Genome Electron Transport Transcription Factors Dna Binding Proteins Amino Acids Metabolism Mutation Peptides

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

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

Atypical molecular basis for drug resistance to mitochondrial function inhibitors in plasmodium falciparum

Heather Jill Painter Ponton, Joanne M. Morrisey, Michael W. Mather, Lindsey M. Orchard, Cuyler Luck, Martin J. Smilkstein, Michael K. Riscoe, Akhil B. Vaidya, Manuel Llinás, 2021, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

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

J Reader, M van der Watt, D Taylor, C Le Manach, N Mittal, S Ottilie, A Theron, P Moyo, E Erlank, L Nardini, N Venter, S Lauterbach, B Bezuidenhout, A Horatscheck, A van Heerden, N Spillman, A Cowell, J Connacher, D Opperman, L Orchard, Manuel Llinás, E Istvan, D Goldberg, G Boyle, D Calvo, D Mancama, T Coetzer, E Winzeler, J Duffy, L Koekemoer, G Basarab, K Chibale, L Birkholtz, 2021, Nature communications on p. 269

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

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

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

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

S Singh, J Santos, L Orchard, N Yamada, R van Biljon, H Painter, S Mahony, Manuel Llinás, 2020, Molecular microbiology

The natural function of the malaria parasite’s chloroquine resistance transporter

Sarah H. Shafik, Simon A. Cobbold, Kawthar Barkat, Sashika N. Richards, Nicole S. Lancaster, Manuel Llinás, Simon J. Hogg, Robert L. Summers, Malcolm J. McConville, Rowena E. Martin, 2020, Nature Communications

Increased circulation time of Plasmodium falciparum underlies persistent asymptomatic infection in the dry season.

C Andrade, H Fleckenstein, R Thomson-Luque, S Doumbo, N Lima, C Anderson, J Hibbert, C Hopp, T Tran, S Li, M Niangaly, H Cisse, D Doumtabe, J Skinner, D Sturdevant, S Ricklefs, K Virtaneva, M Asghar, M Homann, L Turner, J Martins, E Allman, M N'Dri, V Winkler, Manuel Llinás, C Lavazec, C Martens, A Färnert, K Kayentao, A Ongoiba, T Lavstsen, N Osório, T Otto, M Recker, B Traore, P Crompton, S Portugal, 2020, Nature medicine on p. 1929-1940

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 Llinas, 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 Llinas, 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 Llinas, 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

The Apicomplexan AP2 family

Heather J. Painter, Tracey L. Campbell, Manuel Llinás, 2011, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology on p. 1-7

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 Llinas, Fyodor D. Urnov, David A. Fidock, 2012, Nature Methods on p. 993-998

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 Llinas, Caroline O. Buckee, Manoj T. Duraisingh, 2014, Cell Host and Microbe on p. 177-186

Sexual development in Plasmodium parasites

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

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 Llinas, Daniel E. Goldberg, 2012, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

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

A Cowell, E Istvan, A Lukens, M Gomez-Lorenzo, M Vanaerschot, T Sakata-Kato, E Flannery, P Magistrado, E Owen, M Abraham, G LaMonte, Heather Painter, Ronald Williams, V Franco, M Linares, I Arriaga, S Bopp, V Corey, N Gnädig, O Coburn-Flynn, C Reimer, P Gupta, J Murithi, P Moura, O Fuchs, E Sasaki, Sun Kim, C Teng, Lei Wang, A Akidil, S Adjalley, P Willis, D Siegel, O Tanaseichuk, Y Zhong, Y Zhou, Manuel Llinás, S Ottilie, F Gamo, Lee MCS, Daniel Goldberg, D Fidock, D Wirth, E Winzeler, 2018, Science on p. 191-199

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 Llinas, Arun Sreekumar, Carole Long, David A. Fidock, Olivier Lichtarge, 2014, Cell on p. 916-928