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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Paula Do
Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention
Biological Science Lab Technician

Phone: (510) 559-6478
Fax: (510) 559-6429
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-FTDP
800 BUCHANAN ST
ALBANY, CA, 94710


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
The olive compound 4-hydroxytyrosol inactivates Staphyloccoccus aureus bacteria and Staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Friedman, M., Rasooly, R., Do, P.M., Henika, P.R. 2011. The olive compound 4-hydroxytyrosol inactivates Staphyloccoccus aureus bacteria and Staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA). Journal of Food Science. 76:M558-M558. doi:10.1111/j.1750-3841.2001.02365.x.
Auto-presentation of Staphylococcal enterotoxin A by mouse CD4+ T cells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasooly, R., Do, P.M., Hernlem, B.J. 2011. Auto-presentation of Staphylococcal enterotoxin A by mouse CD4+ T cells. Open Journal of Immunology. 1(1):8-14. doi:10.4236/oji.2011.11002.
Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin type B is heat-stable in milk and not inactivated by pasteurization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasooly, R., Do, P.M. 2010. Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin type B is heat-stable in milk and not inactivated by pasteurization. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58:12557-12561.
Ingested Shiga Toxin 2 (Stx2) Causes Histopathological Changes in Kidney, Spleen and Thymus Tissues and Mortality in Mice - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasooly, R., Do, P.M., Griffey, S.M., Vilches-Moure, J.G., Friedman, M. 2010. Ingested Shiga Toxin 2 (Stx2) Causes Histopathological Changes in Kidney, Spleen and Thymus Tissues and Mortality in Mice. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (58):9821-9286
Inhibition of Biological Activity of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin A (SEA) by Apple Juice and Apple Polyphenols - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasooly, R., Do, P.M., Friedman, M. 2010. Inhibition of Biological Activity of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin A (SEA) by Apple Juice and Apple Polyphenols. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 58:5421-5426.
Inhibition of Shiga Toxin 2 (Stx2) in Apple Juices and its Resistance to Pasteurization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasooly, R., Do, P.M., Levin, C.E., Friedman, M. 2010. Inhibition of Shiga Toxin 2 (Stx2) in Apple Juices and its Resistance to Pasteurization. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 75(5):M296-M301.
Shiga toxin Stx2 is heat-stable and not inactivated by pasteurization Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasooly, R., Do, P.M. 2009. Shiga toxin Stx2 is heat-stable and not inactivated by pasteurization. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 136(2010):290-294
In vitro cell based assay for activity analysis of staphylococcal enterotoxin A in food - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasooly, R., Do, P.M. 2009. In vitro cell based assay for activity analysis of staphylococcal enterotoxin A in food. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology 56(2009): 172-178.
In vitro peptide cleavage assay for detection of Botulinum Neurotoxin-A activity in food - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasooly, R., Do, P.M. 2008. In vitro peptide cleavage assay for detection of Botulinum Neurotoxin-A activity in food. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74(14):4309-4313
Detection of botulinum neurotoxin-A activity in food by peptide cleavage assay - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rasooly, R., Stanker, L.H., Carter, J.M., Do, P.M., Cheng, L.W., He, X., Brandon, D.L. 2008. In vitro peptide cleavage assay for detection of Botulinum Neurotoxin-A activity in food. International Journal of Food Microbiiology. 126 (2008):135-139
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