(The TQCC of Virulence is 11. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-11-01 to 2023-11-01.)
Pathogenicity and virulence of Staphylococcus aureus344
COVID-19 evolution during the pandemic – Implications of new SARS-CoV-2 variants on disease control and public health policies127
The regulation of hyphae growth in Candida albicans105
Pathogenesis and virulence of Candida albicans80
Immune priming: the secret weapon of the insect world79
Autophagy and SARS-CoV-2 infection: A possible smart targeting of the autophagy pathway70
Pathogenesis and virulence of herpes simplex virus63
Pathogenicity and virulence of Clostridium perfringens61
Immune dysregulation and system pathology in COVID-1959
Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) exposure in pet cats and dogs in Minnesota, USA55
Subtilisin-like Pr1 proteases marking the evolution of pathogenicity in a wide-spectrum insect-pathogenic fungus54
Characteristics of asymptomatic COVID-19 infection and progression: A multicenter, retrospective study50
Pathogenicity and virulence of Listeria monocytogenes: A trip from environmental to medical microbiology49
Trehalose and bacterial virulence49
Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae is emerging as an increasingly prevalent K. pneumoniae pathotype responsible for nosocomial and healthcare-associated infections in Beijing, China47
Pathogenicity and Virulence ofLegionella: Intracellular replication and host response43
Maternal-neonatal listeriosis40
Pathogenicity and virulence of Japanese encephalitis virus: Neuroinflammation and neuronal cell damage39
Malate enhances survival of zebrafish against Vibrio alginolyticus infection in the same manner as taurine37
Exosomes cloak the virion to transmit Enterovirus 71 non-lytically36
Development of a TaqMan-probe-based multiplex real-time PCR for the simultaneous detection of emerging and reemerging swine coronaviruses36
Enterovirus 71 induces neural cell apoptosis and autophagy through promoting ACOX1 downregulation and ROS generation36
Transcriptomic analyses reveal comprehensive responses of insect hemocytes to mycopathogen Beauveria bassiana, and fungal virulence-related cell wall protein assists pathogen to evade host cellular de34
A M35 family metalloprotease is required for fungal virulence against insects by inactivating host prophenoloxidases and beyond32
Pathogenicity and virulence of the liver flukes Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola Gigantica that cause the zoonosis Fasciolosis32
Pathogenicity and virulence of Marburg virus32
Therapeutic implications of C. albicans-S. aureus mixed biofilm in a murine subcutaneous catheter model of polymicrobial infection31
Putative determinants of virulence in Melissococcus plutonius, the bacterial agent causing European foulbrood in honey bees31
Functional analysis of seven regulators of G protein signaling (RGSs) in the nematode-trapping fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora30
An Organ System-Based Synopsis ofPseudomonas aeruginosaVirulence30
Wza gene knockout decreases Acinetobacter baumannii virulence and affects Wzy-dependent capsular polysaccharide synthesis30
Understanding the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) exposure in companion, captive, wild, and farmed animals29
Pathogenicity & virulence of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae29
PE_PGRS proteins ofMycobacterium tuberculosis: A specialized molecular task force at the forefront of host–pathogen interaction28
Metformin promotes innate immunity through a conserved PMK-1/p38 MAPK pathway27
The pathogenicity and virulence of Toxoplasma gondii25
Galleria mellonella as a screening tool to study virulence factors of Aspergillus fumigatus25
Synergy of alanine and gentamicin to reduce nitric oxide for elevating killing efficacy to antibiotic-resistant Vibrio alginolyticus24
Genetic diversity and evolution of the virulence plasmids encoding aerobactin and salmochelin in Klebsiella pneumoniae24
Identification of FDA-approved antivirulence drugs targeting thePseudomonas aeruginosaquorum sensing effector protein PqsE24
YjbH regulates virulence genes expression and oxidative stress resistance in Staphylococcus aureus23
Pathogenicity and virulence ofStreptococcus pneumoniae: Cutting to the chase on proteases23
Pathogenicity and virulence regulation of Vibrio cholerae at the interface of host-gut microbiome interactions23
Host Defence RNases as Antiviral Agents against Enveloped Single Stranded RNA Viruses22
Harnessing efficient multiplex PCR methods to detect the expanding Tet(X) family of tigecycline resistance genes22
Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) for biofilm treatments. Possible synergy between aPDT and pulsed electric fields22
The hypermucoviscosity of hypervirulent K. pneumoniae confers the ability to evade neutrophil-mediated phagocytosis22
Domain in Fiber-2 interacted with KPNA3/4 significantly affects the replication and pathogenicity of the highly pathogenic FAdV-421
Zika virus NS2A inhibits interferon signaling by degradation of STAT1 and STAT221
Pathogenicity and virulence of Bordetella pertussis and its adaptation to its strictly human host21
Hypervirulent and hypermucoviscous extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Klebsiella variicola in Chile21
Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae evades complement activation by binding to factor H via elongation factor thermo unstable (EF-Tu)20
Convergence of carbapenem resistance and hypervirulence in a highly-transmissible ST11 clone of K. pneumoniae: An epidemiological, genomic and functional study20
Pathogenesis and virulence of flavivirus infections20
Virulence ofCandida aurisfrom different clinical origins inCaenorhabditis elegansandGalleria mellonellahost models20
Glycosylation of viral proteins: Implication in virus–host interaction and virulence19
Contribution of hypoxia inducible factor-1 during viral infections19
Maltose promotes crucian carp survival against Aeromonas sobrial infection at high temperature19
Attenuation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection by INP0341, a salicylidene acylhydrazide, in a murine model of keratitis19
A clubroot pathogen effector targets cruciferous cysteine proteases to suppress plant immunity19
Pathogenesis of Staphylococcus haemolyticus on primary human skin fibroblast cells19
From environmental adaptation to host survival: Attributes that mediate pathogenicity of Candida auris19
Infection strategies of mycoplasmas: Unraveling the panoply of virulence factors19
Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs)-mediated killing of carbapenem-resistant hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-hvKP) are impaired in patients with diabetes mellitus19
Transcriptional host–pathogen responses of Pseudogymnoascus destructans and three species of bats with white-nose syndrome19
Early oseltamivir reduces risk for influenza-associated aspergillosis in a double-hit murine model18
Aprepitant, an antiemetic agent, interferes with metal ion homeostasis ofCandida aurisand displays potent synergistic interactions with azole drugs18
MSS2 maintains mitochondrial function and is required for chitosan resistance, invasive growth, biofilm formation and virulence in Candida albicans18
Predictors of outcome in childhood Plasmodium falciparum malaria18
Titan cell formation is unique to Cryptococcus species complex18
Pathogenicity and virulence of Hepatitis B virus18
Balancing in a black box: Potential immunomodulatory roles for TGF-β signaling during blood-stage malaria18
Clinical and epidemiological characterization of severe Plasmodium vivax malaria in Gujarat, India18
Pathogenicity and virulence of West Nile virus revisited eight decades after its first isolation17
Persistent low-Level viremia in persons living with HIV undertreatment: An unresolved status17
The African swine fever virus protease pS273R inhibits DNA sensing cGAS-STING pathway by targeting IKKε17
The pathogenesis and virulence of enterovirus-D68 infection17
Orientin mediates protection against MRSA-induced pneumonia by inhibiting Sortase A17
Mitigating the threat of emerging infectious diseases; a coevolutionary perspective16
Paeoniflorin reduce luxS/AI-2 system-controlled biofilm formation and virulence in Streptococcus suis16
MoSec61β, the beta subunit of Sec61, is involved in fungal development and pathogenicity, plant immunity, and ER-phagy in Magnaporthe oryzae16
TMT-based quantitative proteomics analysis reveals the attenuated replication mechanism of Newcastle disease virus caused by nuclear localization signal mutation in viral matrix protein16
Insights into idarubicin antimicrobial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus16
Genomic and phenotypic analyses of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii NCCP 16007 isolated from a patient with a urinary tract infection16
Review of human pegivirus: Prevalence, transmission, pathogenesis, and clinical implication16
Evaluation of hepatitis E antigen kinetics and its diagnostic utility for prediction of the outcomes of hepatitis E virus genotype 1 infection16
AP-1 signaling pathway promotes pro-IL-1β transcription to facilitate NLRP3 inflammasome activation upon influenza A virus infection16
Intracellular persistence of Staphylococcus aureus in endothelial cells is promoted by the absence of phenol-soluble modulins16
Classical swine fever virus employs the PERK- and IRE1-dependent autophagy for viral replication in cultured cells.16
Pathogenicity and virulence of hepatitis A virus16
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from infected skin lesions present several virulence genes and are associated with the CC30 in Brazilian children with atopic dermatitis15
The journey of SARS-CoV-2 in human hosts: a review of immune responses, immunosuppression, and their consequences15
MiR-140 inhibits classical swine fever virus replication by targeting Rab25 in swine umbilical vein endothelial cells15
Talaromyces marneffei promotes M2-like polarization of human macrophages by downregulating SOCS3 expression and activating the TLR9 pathway15
Roborovski hamster (Phodopus roborovskii) strain SH101 as a systemic infection model of SARS-CoV-215
Determination of antiviral action of long non-coding RNA loc107051710 during infectious bursal disease virus infection due to enhancement of interferon production15
Pathogenicity and virulence mechanisms of Lassa virus and its animal modeling, diagnostic, prophylactic, and therapeutic developments15
Phenol-soluble modulins α are major virulence factors of Staphylococcus aureus secretome promoting inflammatory response in human epidermis15
Nucleolar protein NPM1 is essential for circovirus replication by binding to viral capsid15
Quasispecies of SARS-CoV-2 revealed by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) analysis14
Streptococcus pneumoniae PepO promotes host anti-infection defense via autophagy in a Toll-like receptor 2/4 dependent manner14
“Core” RxLR effectors in phytopathogenic oomycetes: A promising way to breeding for durable resistance in plants?14
The PirB toxin protein from Vibrio parahaemolyticus induces apoptosis in hemocytes of Penaeus vannamei14
CRISPR-cas system in the acquisition of virulence genes in dental-root canal and hospital-acquired isolates of Enterococcus faecalis14
Bordetella bronchiseptica promotes adherence, colonization, and cytotoxicity of Streptococcus suis in a porcine precision-cut lung slice model14
Elite controllers: A heterogeneous group of HIV-infected patients14
Setting the stage: The initial immune response to blood-stage parasites14
The lipoprotein NlpD in Cronobacter sakazakii responds to acid stress and regulates macrophage resistance and virulence by maintaining membrane integrity13
Pathogenicity and Virulence of Ebolaviruses with Species- and Variant-specificity13
Complete genome analysis of Vibrio mimicus strain SCCF01, a highly virulent isolate from the freshwater catfish13
Whole genome analysis unveils genetic diversity and potential virulence determinants in Vibrio parahaemolyticus associated with disease outbreak among cultured Litopenaeus vannamei (Paci13
Sirtuin 3 is essential for host defense against Mycobacterium abscessus infection through regulation of mitochondrial homeostasis13
Reliability of induced sputum test is greater than that of throat swab test for detecting SARS-CoV-2 in patients with COVID-19: A multi-center cross-sectional study13
Importance of twitching and surface-associated motility in the virulence of Acinetobacter baumannii13
The pathogenicity and virulence of Leishmania - interplay of virulence factors with host defenses13
Defective phagocyte association during infection of Galleria mellonella with Yersinia pseudotuberculosis is detrimental to both insect host and microbe13
A systematic review of the epidemiology of Hepatitis E virus infection in South – Eastern Asia13
Rab18 binds to classical swine fever virus NS5A and mediates viral replication and assembly in swine umbilical vein endothelial cells13
Adaptation of the emerging pathogenic yeast Candida auris to high caspofungin concentrations correlates with cell wall changes13
Arachidonic acid metabolism is elevated inMycoplasma gallisepticumandEscherichia colico-infection and induces LTC4 in serum as the biomarker for detecting poultry respiratory disease13
Clinical characteristics of asymptomatic carriers of novel coronavirus disease 2019: A multi-center study in Jiangsu Province12
Shorter incubation period is associated with severe disease progression in patients with COVID-1912
Genetic diversification of persistent Mycobacterium abscessus within cystic fibrosis patients12
Exoproteomic profiling uncovers critical determinants for virulence of livestock-associated and human-originated Staphylococcus aureus ST398 strains12
Molecularly defined extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli status predicts virulence in a murine sepsis model better than does virotype, individual virulence genes, or clonal subset among 12
Differential adaptability between reference strains and clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa into the lung epithelium intracellular lifestyle12
Pathogenicity and virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis12
Helicobacter pylori GmhB enzyme involved in ADP-heptose biosynthesis pathway is essential for lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis and bacterial virulence12
Exploration of turn-positive RT-PCR results and factors related to treatment outcome in COVID-19: A retrospective cohort study12
Candida albicans adhesion to central venous catheters: Impact of blood plasma-driven germ tube formation and pathogen-derived adhesins12
The spreading of parasites by human migratory activities12
The two-component signal transduction system and its regulation in Candida albicans12
Pathogenicity and virulence of Clostridioides difficile12
Establishing an invertebrate Galleria mellonella greater wax moth larval model of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection12
SarA plays a predominant role in controlling the production of extracellular proteases in the diverse clinical isolates ofStaphylococcus aureusLAC and UAMS-112
The leptospiral LipL21 and LipL41 proteins exhibit a broad spectrum of interactions with host cell components12
Vagus nerve plays a pivotal role in CD4+ T cell differentiation during CVB3-induced murine acute myocarditis11
Emergent SARS-CoV-2 variants: comparative replication dynamics and high sensitivity to thapsigargin11
Identification and validation of a novel anti-virulent that binds to pyoverdine and inhibits its function11
Orchestrated efforts on host network hijacking: Processes governing virus replication11
Luteolin decreases the pathogenicity of Aeromonas hydrophila via inhibiting the activity of aerolysin11
DIM5/KMT1 controls fungal insect pathogenicity and genome stability by methylation of histone H3K4, H3K9 and H3K3611
Dynamic Dissection of Dynein and Kinesin-1 Cooperatively Mediated Intercellular Transport of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Coronavirus along Microtubule Using Single Virus Tracking11
UvKmt6-mediated H3K27 trimethylation is required for development, pathogenicity, and stress response in Ustilaginoidea virens11
Host surface ectonucleotidase-CD73 and the opportunistic pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, cross-modulation underlies a new homeostatic mechanism for chronic bacterial survival in human epith11
A novel phosphoinositide kinase Fab1 regulates biosynthesis of pathogenic aflatoxin in Aspergillus flavus11
Virulence role of the outer membrane protein CarO in carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii11
A novel transcription factor UvCGBP1 regulates development and virulence of rice false smut fungus Ustilaginoidea virens11
A serious skin virus epidemic sweeping through the Indian subcontinent is a threat to the livelihood of farmers11
Direct interaction between RecA and a CheW-like protein is required for surface-associated motility, chemotaxis and the full virulence of Acinetobacter baumannii strain ATCC 1797811
Comprehensive analysis of lncRNA expression profiles in cytopathic biotype BVDV-infected MDBK cells provides an insight into biological contexts of host–BVDV interactions11
Identification of conditionally essential genes for Streptococcus suis infection in pigs11
A virulent Bacillus cereus strain from deep-sea cold seep induces pyroptosis in a manner that involves NLRP3 inflammasome, JNK pathway, and lysosomal rupture11
Complement receptor 3 mediates Aspergillus fumigatus internalization into alveolar epithelial cells with the increase of intracellular phosphatidic acid by activating FAK11