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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Kate Miska

Molecular Biologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Different susceptibilities of Eimeria acervulina, Eimeria maxima, and Eimeria tenella oocysts to dessication - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (25-Apr-13)
Increased efficacy of Eimeria oocysts delivery by gel beads or spray vaccination - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Apr-13)
Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) of the protozoan parasite Eimeria influences the components of the immune system of its host, the chicken - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miska, K.B., Kim, S., Fetterer, R.H., Dalloul, R., Jenkins, M.C. 2013. Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) of the protozoan parasite Eimeria influences the components of the immune system of its host, the chicken. Parasitology Research. 112:1935-1944.
The use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) to assess the impact of Eimeria infections in broiler chicks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fetterer, R.H., Miska, K.B., Mitchell, A.D., Jenkins, M.C. 2013. The use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) to assess the impact of Eimeria infections in broiler chicks. Avian Diseases. 57(2):199-204.
Beta-1,3-glucan1,3-glucan, a druggable target, forms a trabecular scaffold in the oocyst walls of Toxoplasma and Eimeria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buskhin, G., Dubey, J.P., Miska, K.B., Bullitt, E., Costello, C.E., Robbins, P.W., Samuelson, J. 2012. Beta-1,3-glucan1,3-glucan, a druggable target, forms a trabecular scaffold in the oocyst walls of Toxoplasma and Eimeria. mBio. 3(5):e00258-12.
Molecular characterization and immunological roles of avian IL-22 and its soluble receptor IL-22 binding protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Faris, L., Cox, C., Summers, L., Jenkins, M.C., Fetterer, R.H., Miska, K.B., Dalloul, R. 2012. Molecular characterization and immunological roles of avian IL-22 and its soluble receptor IL-22 binding protein. Cytokine. 60:815.
Analysis of Giardin expression during encystation of Giardia lamblia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, M.C., Obrien, C.N., Macarisin, D., Miska, K.B., Fetterer, R.H., Fayer, R. 2012. Analysis of Giardin expression during encystation of Giardia lamblia. Journal of Parasitology. DOI: 10.1645/GE-2970.1.
Gel-Bead Delivery of Eimeria Oocysts Protects Chickens Against Coccidiosis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, M.C., Parker, C.C., Klopp, S., Obrien, C.N., Miska, K.B., Fetterer, R.H. 2012. Gel-Bead Delivery of Eimeria Oocysts Protects Chickens Against Coccidiosis. Avian Diseases. 56(2):306-309.
Gray wolf (Canis lupus) is a natural definitive host for Neospora caninum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dubey, J.P., Jenkins, M.C., Chellaiah, R., Miska, K.B., Ferreira, L., Martins, J., Kwok, O.C., Choudhary, S. 2011. Gray wolf (Canis lupus) is a natural definitive host for Neospora caninum. Veterinary Parasitology. 181:382-387.
Gene expression during excystation of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, M.C., Obrien, C.N., Miska, K.B., Schwartz, R., Karns, J.S., Santin, M., Fayer, R. 2011. Gene expression during excystation of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts. Parasitology Research. 109(2):509-513.
Expression of innate immunity genes during Eimeria praecox infection in chickens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stuard, L.H., Miska, K.B., Jenkins, M.C., Fetterer, R.H., Cox, C.M., Kim, S., Dalloul, R.A. 2010. Expression of innate immunity genes during Eimeria praecox infection in chickens. Experimental Parasitology. 127:714-718.
Molecular Cloning and Functional Characterization of the Avian Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Cox, C.M., Stuard, L.H., Dalloul, R.A., Miska, K.B., Jenkins, M.C., Fetterer, R.H. 2010. Molecular Cloning and Functional Characterization of the Avian Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF). Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 34:1021-1032.
Application of Eimeria-specific plymerase chain reaction to study coccidiosis on commercial broiler operations. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, M.C., Wilkins, G.C., Klopp, S., Miska, K.B. 2010. Application of Eimeria-specific plymerase chain reaction to study coccidiosis on commercial broiler operations. Avian Diseases. 54:1072-1076.
Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Eimeria from turkeys and gamebirds, and the implication on the evolutionary relationships OF Eimeria FROM galliforme birds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miska, K.B., Schwarz, R.S., Jenkins, M.C., Rathinam, T., Chapman, D. 2010. Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Eimeria from turkeys and gamebirds, and the implication on the evolutionary relationships OF Eimeria FROM galliforme birds. Journal of Parasitology. 96:982-986.
Metam sodium reduces viability and infectivity of Eimeria oocysts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fetterer, R.H., Jenkins, M.C., Miska, K.B., Cain, G.C. 2010. Metam sodium reduces viability and infectivity of Eimeria oocysts. Journal of Parasitology. 96:632-637.
Detection and Comparison of Giardiavirus (Glv) from Different Assemblages of Giardia Duodenalis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miska, K.B., Jenkins, M.C., Trout, J.M., Santin, M., Fayer, R. 2009. Detection and comparison of giardiavirus (GLV) from different assemblages of giardiia duodenalis. Journal of Parasitology. 95(5):1197-2000.
Coccidian Merozoite Transcriptome Analysis From Eimeria Maxima In Comparison To Eimeria Tenella And Eimeria Acervulina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwarz, R.S., Fetterer, R.H., Miska, K.B., Rosenberg, G.H. 2009. Coccidian Merozoite transcriptome analysis from Eimeria maxima in comparison to Eimeria tenella and Eimeria acervulina. Journal of Parasitology. 96:49-57.
Molecular cloning and functional characterization of avian interleukin-19 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, S., Miska, K.B., Mcelroy, A., Jenkins, M.C., Fetterer, R.H., Cox, C., Stuard, L., Dalloul, R. 2009. Molecular cloning and functional characterization of avian interleukin-19. Molecular Immunology. 47:476-484.
Antibodies to Eimeria Maxima Gametocyte Antigens Cross-React with Eimeria Tenella and E. Acervulina: Implications for Vaccine Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Belli, S.I., Ferguson, D.J., Slapetova, I., Katrib, M., Slapeta, J., Flowers, S.A., Miska, K.B., Tomley, F., Shirley, M.W., Wallach, M.G., Smith, N.C. 2009. Conservation of proteins involved in oocyst wall formation in Eimeria maxima, Eimeria tenella and Eimeria acervulinaAntibodies to Eimeria maxima gametocyte antigens cross-react with Eimeria tenella and E. acervulina: Implications for vaccine development. International Journal for Parasitology. 39:1063-1070.
Giardia lamblia: Molecular Studies of an Early Branching Eukaryote - (Review Article) - (24-Apr-09)
Co-infection of chickens with Eimeria praecox and Eimeria maxima does not prevent development of immunity to Eimeria praecox or Eimeria maxima - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, M.C., Fetterer, R.H., Miska, K.B. 2009. Co-infection of chickens with Eimeria praecox and Eimeria maxima does not prevent development of immunity to Eimeria praecox or Eimeria maxima. Veterinary Parasitology 161:320-323.
Genomic Analysis of Eimeria Popultations in Relation to Performance Levels of Broilder Chicken Farms in Arkansas and North Carolina, U.S.A. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schwarz, R.S., Klopp, S., Miska, K.B., Jenkins, M.C. 2009. Genomic analysis of Eimeria spp. populations in relation to performance levels of broiler chicken farms in Arkansas and North Carolina. U.S.A. Journal of Parasitology. 95:871-880.
Cloning and Characterization of Cdna Encoding Giardia Lamblia D-Giardin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, M.C., Obrien, C.N., Murphy, C.A., Schwarz, R.S., Miska, K.B., Rosenthal, B.M., Trout, J.M. 2009. Cloning and characterization of cDNA encoding Giardia lamblia d-Giardin. Journal of Parasitology. 95:895-899.
Cloning, expression, and characterization of Giardia duodenalis, beta-giardin - (Abstract Only)
Trout, J.M., Obrien, C.N., Miska, K.B., Schwarz, R.S., Jenkins, M.C. Cloning, expression, and characterization of Giardia duodenalis, beta-giardin. The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) 53rd Annual Meeting, July 19-22, 2008, New Orleans, LA. No. 57.
Eimeria Praecox Infection Ameliorates Effects of E. Maxima Infection in Chickens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, M.C., Allen, P., Wilkins, G., Klopp, S., Miska, K.B. 2008. Eimeria praecox infection ameliorates effects of e. maxima infection in chickens. 155:10-14.
Identification and characterization of a serpin from Emeria acervulina Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fetterer, R.H., Miska, K.B., Jenkins, M.C., Barfield, R.C., Lillehoj, H.S. 2008. Identification and characterization of a serpin from Emeria acervulina. Journal of Parasitology. 94(6)1269-1274.
Molecular and morphological characterization of Eimeria in game birds. - (Abstract Only)
Miska, K.B., Schwarz, R.S., Macfarlane, B., Wallner-Pendleton, Jenkins, M.C. 2008. Molecular and morphological characterization of Eimeria in game birds. American Society of Parasitologists. p108.
Analysis of transcripts expressed by intracellular stages of Eimeria acervulina using expressed sequence tags (ESTs). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miska, K.B., Fetterer, R.H., Rosenberg, G.H. 2008. Analysis of transcripts expressed by intracellular stages of Eimeria acervulina using expressed sequence tags (ESTs). Journal of Parasitology. 94:462-466.
Neosporosis in Beagle dogs clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, isolation and genetic characterization of Neospora caninum. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dubey, J.P., Vianna M, C.R., Kwok, O.C., Hill, D.E., Miska, K.B., Tuo, W., Velmurugan, G.V., Conors, M., Jenkins, M.C. 2007. Neosporosis in Beagle dogs clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, isolation and genetic characterization of Neospora caninum. Veterinary Parasitology. 149:158-166.
The evaluation of ISCOMs incorporating triterpene saponins isolated from native plants and the recombinant antigen SO7 for in ovo immunization of chickens against Eimeria tenella infection. - (Abstract Only)
Barfield, R.C., Miska, K.B., Jenkins, M.C., Fetterer, R.H., Berezin, V., Bogoyavlenskiy, A., Tolmacheva, V., Makhmudova, N., Khudyakoval, S., Levandovskaya, S., Omirtaeva, E., Zautceva, I., Tustikbaeva, G., Aleksyuk, P. 2007. The evaluation of ISCOMs incorporating triterpene saponins isolated from native plants and the recombinant antigen SO7 for in ovo immunization of chickens against Eimeria tenella infection. American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. p66.
Characterization of the antigen SO7 during development of Eimeria tenella. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fetterer, R.H., Jenkins, M.C., Miska, K.B., Barfield, R.C. 2007. Characterization of the antigen SO7 during development of Eimeria tenella. Journal of Parasitology. 93:1107-1113.
The First Characterization of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (Mif) Molecules from Apicomplexan Parasites Belonging to Genus Eimeria, the Causative Agents of Chicken Coccidiosis. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miska, K.B., Fetterer, R.H., Lillehoj, H.S., Jenkins, M.C., Allen, P.C., Harper, S. 2007. The first characterization of macrophage migration inhibitory factor (mif) molecules from apicomplexan parasites belonging to genus Eimeria, the causative agents of chicken coccidiosis. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 151:173-183.
Molecular cloning and characterization of chicken NK lysin - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hong, Y.H., Lillehoj, H.S., Dalloul, R.A., Miska, K.B., Tuo, W., Lee, S., Han, J., Lillehoj, E.P. 2006. Molecular cloning and characterization of chicken NK lysin. Infection and Immunity. 110:339-347.
An Improved Polymerase Chain Reaction Technique for Determining the Species Composition of Eimeria in Poultry Litter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, M.C., Miska, K.B., Klopp, S. 2006. An improved polymerase chain reaction technique for determining the species composition of Eimeria in poultry litter. Avian Diseases. 50:632-635.
Nk-Lysin: High Level of Local Gene Expression in Coccidiosis - (Abstract Only)
Lillehoj, H.S., Hong, Y.H., Dalloul, R.A., Miska, K.B., Tuo, W., Lee, S., Han, J., Lillehoj, E.P. 2006. Nk-lysin: high level of local gene expression in coccidiosis.May 12-16, Boston, MA. P43.
Modo-UG, a marsupial nonclassical MHC class I locus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gouin, N., Wright, A.M., Miska, K.B., Parra, Z.E., Samollow, P.B., Baker, M.L., Miller, R.D. 2006. Modo-UG, a marsupial nonclassical MHC class I locus. Immunogenetics. 58:5-6.
Application of Polymerase Chain Reaction Based on Its1 Rdna to Speciate Eimeria - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jenkins, M.C., Miska, K.B., Klopp, S. 2006. Application of polymerase chain reaction based on its1 rdna to speciate eimeria. Avian Diseases. 50:110-114.
The Macrophage Inhibitory Factor of Eimeria Species - (Abstract Only)
Miska, K.B., Lillehoj, H.S., Allen, P.C., Fetterer, R.H., Jenkins, M.C. 2005. The macrophage inhibitory factor of eimeria species. Coccidiosis International Conference Proceedings. p. 163.
Acetyl Coa Carboxylase in Avian Eimeria - (Abstract Only)
Allen, P.C., Miska, K.B., Jenkins, M.C., Fetterer, R.H. 2005. Acetyl coa carboxylase in avian eimeria. Coccidiosis International Conference Proceedings. p. 164.
Characterization of Serine Proteases in Developmental Stages of Eimeria Tenella - (Abstract Only)
Fetterer, R.H., Miska, K.B., Allen, P.C., Lillehoj, H.S., Barfield, R.C. 2005. Characterization of serine proteases in developmental stages of eimeria tenella. Coccidiosis International Conference Proceedings. p. 165.
The Developmental Expression of Eimeria Heat Shock Protein 90 - (Abstract Only)
Miska, K.B., Lillehoj, H.S., Fetterer, R.H. 2005. The developmental expression of eimeria heat shock protein 90. Coccidiosis International Conference Proceedings, p. 163.
Molecular Cloning and Expression Profiles of Chicken Nk-Lysin During Eimeria Infections. - (Abstract Only)
Hong, Y.H., Lillehoj, H.S., Dalloul, R.A., Miska, K.B., Lee, S.H. 2005. Molecular cloning and expression profiles of chicken nk-lysin during eimeria infections.. Coccidiosis International Conference Proceedings, p. 153.
Differential Detection of Hammondia Hammondi from Toxoplasma Gondii Using Polymerase Chain Reaction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sreekumar, C., Vianna, M., Hill, D.E., Miska, K.B., Lindquist, A., Dubey, J.P. 2005. Differential detection of hammondia hammondi from toxoplasma gondii using polymerase chain reaction. Parasitology International. 54(4):267-269.
Prevalence of Viable Toxoplasma Gondii in Beef, Chicken, and Pork from Retail Meat Stores in the United States and Risk Assesment to Consumers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dubey, J.P., Hill, D.E., Jones, J.L., Hightower, A.W., Kirkland, E., Roberts, J.M., Marcet, P.L., Lehmann, T., Vianna, M., Miska, K.B., Sreekumar, C., Kwok, O.C., Shen, S.K., Gamble, H.R. 2005. Prevalence of viable toxoplasma gondii in beef, chicken, and pork from retail meat stores in the united states and risk assesment to consumers. Journal of Parasitology 91:1082-1093.
Comparison of Drug-Sensitivity and Species Composition of Eimeria Isolated from Poultry Farms Utilizing Either Anti-Coccidial Drugs Or a Live Oocyst Vaccine to Control Avian Coccidiosis. - (Abstract Only)
Jenkins, M.C., Klopp, S., Wilkins, G.C., Miska, K.B. 2005. Comparison of drug-sensitivity and species composition of eimeria isolated from poultry farms utilizing either anti-coccidial drugs or a live oocyst vaccine to control avian coccidiosis. Coccidiosis International Conference Proceedings. p.42
Genotyping and Detection of Multiple Infections of Toxoplasma Gondii Using Pyrosequencing - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sreekumar, C., Hill, D.E., Miska, K.B., Vianna, M.B., Yan, L., Myers, R.L., Dubey, J.P. 2005. Genotyping and detection of multiple infections of Toxoplasma gondii using pyrosequencing. International Journal for Parasitology. 35:991-995.
Analysis of Sequence Diversity of Ribosomal DNA (Rdna) Genes in Four Species of Eimeria - (Abstract Only)
Miska, K.B., Allen, P.C. 2005. Analysis of sequence diversity of ribosomal dna (rdna) genes in four species of eimeria. American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Proceedings. p. 43.
Cross Protection Studies with Eimeria Maxima Strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, P.C., Jenkins, M.C., Miska, K.B. 2005. Cross protection studies with eimeria maxima strains. Parasitology Research. 97:179-185
Isolation of Neospora Caninum from Naturally Infected White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vianna, M.C., Sreekumar, C., Miska, K.B., Hill, D.E., Dubey, J.P. 2005. Isolation of Neospora caninum from naturally infected white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Veterinary Parasitology. 129:253-257.
Isolation, Tissue Distribution, and Molecular Characterization of Toxoplasma Gondii from Chickens from Grenada, West Indies. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dubey, J.P., Bhalyat, M.I., Miska, K.B., Macpherson, C.N., Sharma, R.N., Sreekumar, C., Hill, D.E., Shen, S.K., Kwok, O.C., Lehmann, T. 2004. Isolation, tissue distribution, and molecular characterization of toxoplasma gondii from chickens from Grenada, West Indies. Journal of Parasitology. 91(3):557-560.
Biologic, Morphologic and Molecular Characterization of Neospora Caninum Isolates from Littermate Dogs - (Abstract Only)
Dubey, J.P., Sreekumar, C., Knickman, E., Miska, K.B., Vianna, M., Kwok, O.C., Hill, D.E., Jenkins, M.C., Lindsay, D.S., Greene, C.E. 2004. Biologic, morphologic and molecular characterization of neospora caninum isolates from littermate dogs (Abstract). COST 454 Annual Conference, Protozoal Reproduction Losses in Farm Ruminants. p.1.
Molecular Analysis of Heat Shock Protein 90 (Hsp90) in Species of Eimeria Responsible for Coccidiosis in Poultry. - (Abstract Only)
Miska, K.B., Fetterer, R.H., Min, W., Lillehoj, H.S. 2004. Molecular analysis of heat shock protein 90 (hsp90) in species of Eimeria responsible for coccidiosis in poultry. American Association of Avian Pathologists. 91:300-306.
Shedding of Neospora Caninum Oocysts by Dogs Fed Tissues Fro Naturaly Infected Water Buffaloes (Bubalus Bubalis) from Brazil. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodrigues, A.R., Gennari, S.M., Aguiar, D.M., Sreekumar, C., Hill, D.E., Miska, K.B., Vianna, M.C., Dubey, J.P. 2004. Shedding of Neospora caninum oocysts by dogs fed tissues from naturaly infected water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) from Brazil. Veterinary Parasitology. 124:139-150.
Clinical, Biologic, Morphologic, and Molecular Characterisation of Neospora Caninum Infections in Littermate Dogs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dubey, J.P., Sreekumar, C., Knickman, E., Miska, K.B., Vianna, M.C., Kwok, O.C., Hill, D.E., Jenkins, M.C., Lindsay, D.S., Greene, C.E. 2004. Clinical, biologic, morphologic, and molecular characterisation of neospora caninum infections in littermate dogs. International Journal for Parasitology 34:1157-1167.
Analysis of Eimeria Tenella Expressed Sequence Tags Enriched for Genes Expression by Oocysts Using Subtractive Hybridization. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Miska, K.B., Fetterer, R.H., Barfield, R.C. 2004. Analysis of Eimeria tenella expressed sequence tags enriched for genes expression by oocysts using subtractive hybridization. Journal of Parasitology. 90:1245-1252.
A Conserved 19 Kda Eimeria Tenella Antigen Is a Profilin-Like Protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fetterer, R.H., Miska, K.B., Jenkins, M.C., Barfield, R.C. 2004. A conserved 19 kda Eimeria tenella antigen is a profilin-like protein. Journal of Parasitology. 90:1321-1328.
Hammondia Heydorni: Evidence of Genetic Diverity among Isolates from Dogs. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sreekumar, C., Hill, D.E., Miska, K.B., Rosenthal, B.M., Vianna, M.B., Venturini, L., Basso, W., Gennan, S.M., Lindsay, D.S., Dubey, J.P. 2004. Hammondia heydorni: evidence of genetic diverity among isolates from dogs. Experimental Parasitology. 107:65-71.
First Isolation of Neospora Caninum from An Aborted Bovine Fetus in Spain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Canada, N., Meireles, C.S., Mezo, M., Warleta, M., Correia Da Costa, J.M., Sreekumar, C., Hill, D.E., Miska, K.B., Dubey, J.P. 2004. First isolation of neospora caninum from an aborted bovine fetus in spain. Journal of Parasitology 90:863-864.
Molecular and Biological Characterization of Hammondia Heydorni-Like Oocysts from a Dog Fed Hearts from Naturally-Infected White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dubey, J.P., Sreekumar, C., Miska, K.B., Hill, D.E., Vianna, M.C., Lindsay, D.S. 2004. Molecular and biological characterization of Hammondia heydorni-like oocysts from a dog fed hearts from naturally-infected white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Journal of Parasitology. 90:1174-1176.
Are There Immunovariants of Coccidia That Can Affect Vaccine Efficacy? (The Clues May Not Always Be Obvious) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Dec-03)
Characterization of Differentially Expressed Genes in Unsporulated and Sporulated Oocyst of Eimeria Tenella - (Abstract Only) - (18-Mar-03)
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