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 Dr. Julius N. Mugweru Publications

  1. Makafe, G. G., Hussain, M., Surineni, G., Tan, Y., Wong, N. K., Julius, M., Liu, L.,Gift, C., Jiang, H., Tang, Y., Liu, J., Tan, S., Yu, Z., Liu, Z., Lu, Z., Fang, C., Zhou, Y., Zhang, J., Zhu, Q., Liu, J & Zhang, T. (2019). Quinoline Derivatives Kill Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Activating Glutamate Kinase. Cell chemical biology, 26(8), 1187-1194.
  2. Liu Y, Tan Y, Islam MM, Cao Y, Lu X, Zeng S, Hameed HMA, Zhou P, Cai X, Wang S, Mugweru JN, Zhang G, Yin H, Liu J, Nuermberger E, Zhang T. 2020. Assessment of clofazimine and TB47 combination activity against Mycobacterium abscessus using a bioluminescent approach. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 64:e01881-19.
  3. Kiplimo D, Mugweru J, Kituyi S, Kipnyargis A, Mwirichia R. Diversity of esterase and lipase producing haloalkaliphilic bacteria from Lake Magadi in Kenya. J Basic Microbiol. 2019;1–12.
  4. Chhotaray C., Y. Tan, J. Mugweru, M. M. Islam, H.M. A. Hameed, S. Wang, Z. Lu, C. Wang, X. Li, S. Tan, J. Liu, T. Zhang (2018).  Advances in the development of molecular genetic tools for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Journal of Genetics and Genomics 45: 281-297.
  5. Mugweru J., J Liu, G.Makafe, G. Chiwala, B. Wang, C.Wang, X. Li, Y. Tan, W. W. Yew, S. Tan and T. Zhang (2018).  Mutation EthA W21R confers co-resistance to prothionamide and ethionamide in both Mycobacterium bovis BCG and Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv. Infection and Drug Resistance 11: 891–894.
  6. Mugweru, J., Makafe, G., Cao, Y., Zhang, Y., Wang, B., Huang, S., ... & Liu, J. (2017). A Cassette Containing Thiostrepton, Gentamicin Resistance Genes, and dif sequences Is Effective in Construction of Recombinant Mycobacteria. Frontiers in microbiology, 8 (468).
  7. Njire, M., Wang, N, Wang, B, Tan Y., Cai, X., Liu, Y., Mugweru, J., et al. (2017) "Pyrazinoic acid inhibits a bifunctional enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis." Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 61(7) (e00070-17.
  8. Islam, M. M., Hameed, H. A., Mugweru, J., Chhotaray, C., Wang, C., Tan, Y., ... & Yew, W. W. (2017). Drug resistance mechanisms and novel drug targets for tuberculosis therapy. Journal of Genetics and Genomics, 44(1), 21-37
  9. Makafe, G. G., Cao, Y., Tan, Y., Mugweru J., Liu, Z., Wang, C., & Pang, W. (2016). Role of the Cys154Arg substitution in ribosomal protein L3 in oxazolidinone resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 60(5), 3202-3206 doi:10.1128/AAC.00152-16
  10. Njire, M., Tan, Y., Mugweru, J., Wang, C., Guo, J., Yew, W., & Zhang, T. (2016). Pyrazinamide resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Review and update. Advances in medical sciences, 61(1), 63-71.
  11. Tan, S., Rao, Y., Guo, J., Tan, Y., Cai, X., Kuang, H., Li, Y., Liu, W., Mugweru, J., Wang, B. and Cao, Y., (2016) The influence of pyrazinamide mono-resistance on treatment outcomes in tuberculosis patients from Southern China. Journal of Tuberculosis Research, 4(01), 9.
  12. Ouma, S. O., Mugweru, J., Ngamau, C. N., & Matiru, V. N. (2015). Evaluation of nitrogen fixation ability of endophytic bacteria in Kenyan bananas (Musa Spp.) using biochemical and molecular techniques. The International Journal of Science & Technology  2 (13)
  13. Liu, T., Wang, B., Guo, J., Zhou, Y., Julius, M., Njire, M., ... & Xu, Y. (2015). Role of folP1 and folP2 genes in the action of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim against mycobacteria. J. Microbiol. Biotechnol, 25(9), 1559-1567.
  14. Gechemba, O. R., Budambula N.L.M, Makonde, H.M, Mugweru J, and Matiru V.N. (2015) "Potentially beneficial rhizobacteria associated with banana plants in Juja, Kenya." Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 7, (2) 181-188. ISSN: 2220-6663 (Print) 2222-3045 (Online)
  15. Mugweru, J., Ng'ang'a, Z. W., Waihenya, R., Kimani, F., Matiru, V., & Muregi, F. W. (2013). Cytokine levels associated with experimental malaria pathology during Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection in a mouse model. Journal of Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology Research 5(1), 1-8, DOI 10.5897/AJPP2012.0058