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1. Wagner M, Song Y, Jiménez-Ruiz E, Härtle S, Meissner M. The SUN-like protein TgSLP1 is essential for nuclear division in the apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii. J Cell Sci. 2023 Oct 10:jcs.260337. doi: 10.1242/jcs.260337. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37815466.

2. Jimenéz-Ruiz E, Li W, Meissner M. Where is the EXIT? Phenotypic screens for new egress factors in apicomplexan parasites. Mol Microbiol. 2023 Sep 22. doi: 10.1111/mmi.15166. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37740453.

3. Klinger CM*, Jimenez-Ruiz E*, Mourier T, Klingl A, Lemgruber L Pain A, Dacks JB, Meissner M. Evolution of lineage-specific trafficking proteins and a novel post-Golgi trafficking pathway in Apicomplexa. BIORXIV/2022/520010
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4. Li W., Grech J., Stortz JF., Gow M., Meissner M.c, Jimenez-Ruiz E.c . A phenotypic screen using splitCas9 identifies essential genes required for actin regulation during host cell egress and invasion in Toxoplasma gondii. Nat Microbiol. 2022 Jun;7(6):882-895. doi: 10.1038/s41564-022-01114-y. PMID: 35538310.
c corresponding author

5. Gras S*, Jimenez-Ruiz E*, Klinger CM, Schneider K, Klingl A, Lemgruber L, Meissner M. An endocytic-secretory cycle participates in Toxoplasma gondii in motility. 2019.PLoS Biol 17(6): e3000060. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000060
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6. Serpeloni M*, Jiménez-Ruiz E*, Vidal NM, Kroeber C, Andenmatten N, Lemgruber L, Mörking P, Pall GS, Meissner M, Ávila AR. UAP56 is a conserved crucial component of a divergent mRNA export pathway in Toxoplasma gondii. Mol Microbiol. 2016 Nov;102(4):672-689. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13485. Epub 2016 Sep 14. PubMed PMID:27542978; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5118106.
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7. Harding CR, Egarter S, Gow M, Jiménez-Ruiz E, Ferguson DJ, Meissner M. Gliding Associated Proteins Play Essential Roles during the Formation of the Inner Membrane Complex of Toxoplasma gondii. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Feb 4;12(2):e1005403. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005403. eCollection 2016 Feb. PubMed PMID: 26845335;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4742064.

8. Jimenez-Ruiz E*, Morlon-Guyot J*, Daher W, Meissner M. Vacuolar protein sorting mechanisms in apicomplexan parasites. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2016 Sep -Oct;209(1-2):18-25. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2016.01.007. Epub 2016 Feb 1.PubMed PMID: 26844642; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5154328.
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9. Pastor-Fernández I, Regidor-Cerrillo J, Jiménez-Ruiz E, Álvarez-García G, Marugán-Hernández V, Hemphill A, Ortega-Mora LM. Characterization of the Neospora caninum NcROP40 and NcROP2Fam-1 rhoptry proteins during the tachyzoite lytic cycle. Parasitology. 2016 Jan;143(1):97-113. doi: 10.1017/S0031182015001511. Epub 2015 Nov 2. PubMed PMID: 26521890.

10. Pieperhoff MS*, Pall GS*, Jiménez-Ruiz E*, Das S*, Melatti C, Gow M, Wong EH, Heng J, Müller S, Blackman MJ, Meissner M. Conditional U1 Gene Silencing in Toxoplasma gondii. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 19;10(6):e0130356. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130356. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26090798; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4474610.
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11. Dellarupe A, Regidor-Cerrillo J, Jiménez-Ruiz E, Schares G, Unzaga JM, Venturini MC, Ortega-Mora LM. Comparison of host cell invasion and proliferation among Neospora caninum isolates obtained from oocysts and from clinical cases of naturally infected dogs. Exp Parasitol. 2014 Oct;145:22-8. doi:10.1016/j.exppara.2014.07.003. Epub 2014 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 25045851.

12. Jiménez-Ruiz E, Wong EH, Pall GS, Meissner M. Advantages and disadvantages of conditional systems for characterization of essential genes in Toxoplasma gondii. Parasitology. 2014 Sep;141(11):1390-8. doi: 10.1017/S0031182014000559. Epub 2014 Jun 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 24926834.

13. Dellarupe A, Regidor-Cerrillo J, Jiménez-Ruiz E, Schares G, Unzaga JM, Venturini MC, Ortega-Mora LM. Clinical outcome and vertical transmission variability among canine Neospora caninum isolates in a pregnant mouse model of infection. Parasitology. 2014 Mar;141(3):356-66. doi: 10.1017/S0031182013001479. Epub 2013 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 24148606.

14. Jiménez-Ruiz E, Álvarez-García G, Aguado-Martínez A, Ortega-Mora LM. Mice congenitally infected with low-to-moderate virulence Neospora caninum isolates exhibited clinical reactivation during the mating period without transmission to the next generation. Exp Parasitol. 2013 Jun;134(2):244-8. doi:10.1016/j.exppara.2013.03.002. Epub 2013 Mar 15. PubMed PMID: 23501806.

15. Jiménez-Ruiz E, Bech-Sàbat G, Alvarez-García G, Regidor-Cerrillo J, Hinojal-Campaña L, Ortega-Mora LM. Specific antibody responses against Neospora caninum recombinant rNcGRA7, rNcSAG4, rNcBSR4 and rNcSRS9 proteins are correlated with virulence in mice. Parasitology. 2013 Apr;140(5):569-79. doi: 10.1017/S0031182012002041. Epub 2013 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 23343779.

16. Jiménez-Ruiz E c, Álvarez-García G c, Aguado-Martínez A, Ortega-Mora LM. Low rates of Neospora caninum infection reactivation during gestation are observed in both chronically and congenitally infected mice. Parasitology. 2013 Feb;140(2):220-8. doi: 10.1017/S0031182012001515. Epub 2012 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 23058003.
c corresponding author

17. Jiménez-Ruiz E, Alvarez-García G, Aguado-Martínez A, Salman H, Irache JM, Marugán-Hernández V, Ortega-Mora LM. Low efficacy of NcGRA7, NcSAG4, NcBSR4 and NcSRS9 formulated in poly-ε-caprolactone against Neospora caninum infection in mice. Vaccine. 2012 Jul 13;30(33):4983-92. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.05.033. Epub 2012 May 26. PubMed PMID: 22640942.

18. Risco-Castillo V, Marugán-Hernández V, Fernández-García A, Aguado-Martínez A, Jiménez-Ruiz E, Rodríguez-Marco S, Alvarez-García G, Ortega-Mora LM. Identification of a gene cluster for cell-surface genes of the SRS superfamily in Neospora caninum and characterization of the novel SRS9 gene. Parasitology. 2011 Dec;138(14):1832-42. doi: 10.1017/S0031182011001351. Epub 2011 Sep 23. PubMed PMID: 21939586.

19. Marugán-Hernández V, Ortega-Mora LM, Aguado-Martínez A, Jiménez-Ruíz E, Alvarez-García G. Transgenic Neospora caninum strains constitutively expressing the bradyzoite NcSAG4 protein proved to be safe and conferred significant levels of protection against vertical transmission when used as live vaccines in mice. Vaccine. 2011 Oct 13;29(44):7867-74. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.07.091. Epub 2011 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 21816191.

20. Regidor-Cerrillo J, Gómez-Bautista M, Del Pozo I, Jiménez-Ruiz E, Aduriz G, Ortega-Mora LM. Influence of Neospora caninum intra-specific variability in the outcome of infection in a pregnant BALB/c mouse model. Vet Res. 2010 Jul-Aug;41(4):52. doi: 10.1051/vetres/2010024. Epub 2010 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 20416260; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2878169.

21. Ponce-Gordo F, Jimenez-Ruiz E, Martínez-Díaz RA. Tentative identification of the species of Balantidium from ostriches (Struthio camelus) as Balantidium coli-like by analysis of polymorphic DNA. Vet Parasitol. 2008 Oct 20;157(1-2):41-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2008.06.024. Epub 2008 Jul 2. PubMed PMID: 18675516.