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Luisa Wai Wai Cheng
Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research
Research Leader

Phone: (510) 559-6337
Fax: (510) 559-6429

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-FTDP
800 BUCHANAN ST
ALBANY , CA 94710
Projects
Advance the Development of Technologies for Detecting and Determining the Stability and Bioavailability of Toxins that Impact Food Safety and Food Defense
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430056
Biocontrol Interventions for High-Value Agricultural Commodities
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430817
A Survey of Azole-resistant Aspergillus Fumigatus in California Farms at the Animal-Human-Environmental Interface
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 434892
Development of Detection Technologies for Botulinum Neurotoxins and Their Validation in Food Matrices
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 433368

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
High efficiency drug repurposing design for new antifungal agents -
Kim, J., Chan, K.L., Cheng, L.W., Tell, L.A., Byrne, B.A., Clothier, K., Land, K.M. 2019. High efficiency drug repurposing design for new antifungal agents. Methods and Protocols. 2(2),31. https://doi.org/10.3390/mps2020031.
Cinnamoyl-oxaborole amides: Synthesis and their in Vitro biological activity -
Gumbo, M., Beteck, R.M., Mandizvo, T., Seldon, R., Warner, D.F., Hoppe, H.C., Issacs, M., Laming, D., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Liu, N., Land, K.M., Khanye, S.D. 2018. Cinnamoyl-oxaborole amides: Synthesis and their in Vitro biological activity. Molecules. 23(8):2038. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules23082038.
Potato peels and their bioactive glycoalkaloids and phenolic compounds inhibit the growth of pathogenic trichomonads -
Friedman, M., Huang, V., Quiambao, Q., Noritake, S.S., Liu, J., Kwon, O., Chintalapati, S., Levin, C.E., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Land, K.M. 2018. Potato peels and their bioactive glycoalkaloids and phenolic compounds inhibit the growth of pathogenic trichomonads. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 66(30):7942-7947. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01726.
A new conjugation method used for the development of an immunoassay for amanitin, a deadly mushroom toxin -
Bever, C.R., Barnych, B., Hnasko, R.M., Cheng, L.W., Stanker, L.H. 2018. A new conjugation method used for the development of an immunoassay for amanitin, a deadly mushroom toxin. Toxins. 10(7):265. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10070265.
Investigating host plant-based semiochemicals for attracting the leaffooted bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae), an insect pest of California agriculture -
Beck, J.J., Gee, W.S., Cheng, L.W., Higbee, B.S., Wilson, H., Daane, K.M. 2018. Investigating host plant-based semiochemicals for attracting the leaffooted bug (Hemiptera: Coreidae), an insect pest of California agriculture. ACS Symposium Series. 1294:143-165. doi:10.1021/bk-2018-1294.ch0011.
Octyl gallate as an intervention catalyst to augment antifungal efficacy of caspofungin -
Kim, J.H., Chan, K.L., Cheng, L.W. 2018. Octyl gallate as an intervention catalyst to augment antifungal efficacy of caspofungin. Open Access Journal of Multidisciplinary Science. 1(1):19-28. https://doi.org/10.3390/j1010004.
Synthesis and preliminary antimicrobial analysis of Isatin-ferrocene and Isatin-ferrocenyl-chalcone conjugates -
Singh, A., Fong, G., Liu, J., Wu, Y., Chang, K., Park, W., Kim, J., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Land, K.M., Kumar, V. 2018. Synthesis and preliminary antimicrobial analysis of Isatin-ferrocene and Isatin-ferrocenyl-chalcone conjugates. ACS Omega. 3(5):5808-5813. http://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.8b00553.
Organometallic conjugates of the drug sulfadoxine for combatting antimicrobial resistance -
Sadler, P.J., Chellan, P., Avery, V., Duffy, S., Triccas, J.A., Nagalingam, G., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Liu, J., Land, K.M., Clarkson, G.J., Romero, I. 2018. Organometallic conjugates of the drug sulfadoxine for combatting antimicrobial resistance. Chemistry - A European Journal. doi: 10.1002/chem.201801090.
A single tri-epitopic antibody virtually recapitulates the potency of a combination of three monoclonal antibodies in neutralization of Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype A -
Lou, J., Wen, W., Conrad, F., Meng, Q., Dong, J., Sun, Z., Garcia-Rodriguez, C., Farr-Jones, S., Cheng, L.W., Henderson Ii, T.D., Brown, J., Smith, T.J., Smith, L.A., Cormier, A., Marks, J.D. 2018. A single tri-epitopic antibody virtually recapitulates the potency of a combination of three monoclonal antibodies in neutralization of Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype A. Toxins. 10(2):84. doi: 10.3390/toxins10020084.
An improved method for detection of Shiga toxin 2 in human serum -
He, X., Ardissino, G., Patfield, S.A., Cheng, L.W., Silva, C.J., Brigotti, M. 2018. An improved method for detection of Shiga toxin 2 in human serum. Toxins. 10(2):59. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10020059.
Detection of abrin holotoxin using novel monoclonal antibodies -
He, X., Patfield, S.A., Cheng, L.W., Stanker, L.H., Rasooly, R., McKeon, T.A., Zhang, Y., Brandon, D.L. 2017. Detection of abrin holotoxin using novel monoclonal antibodies. Toxins. 9(12):386. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins9120386.
Cinnamic acid analogs as intervention catalysts for overcoming antifungal tolerance -
Kim, J., Chan, K.L., Cheng, L.W. 2017. Cinnamic acid analogs as intervention catalysts for overcoming antifungal tolerance. Molecules. 22(10):1783. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22101783.
A monoclonal-monoclonal antibody based capture elisa for abrin -
Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., He, X., Merrill, P.A., Hodge, D., Stanker, L.H. 2017. A monoclonal-monoclonal antibody based capture elisa for abrin. Toxins. 9(10):328. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins9100328.
Abrin toxicity and bioavailability after temperature and pH treatment -
Tam, C.C., Henderson, T.D., Stanker, L.H., He, X., Cheng, L.W. 2017. Abrin toxicity and bioavailability after temperature and pH treatment. Toxins. 9(10):320. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins9100320.
Design, synthesis and preliminary antimicrobial evaluation of n-alkyl chain tethered c-5 functionalized bis-isatins -
Singh, A., Nisha, Bains, T., Hahn, H.J., Liu, N., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Kim, J.H., Debnath, A., Land, K.M., Kumar, V. 2017. Design, synthesis and preliminary antimicrobial evaluation of n-alkyl chain tethered c-5 functionalized bis-isatins. MedChemComm. 8(10):1982-1992. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7MD00434F.
Antimicrobial activity of organometallic isonicotinyl and pyrazinyl ferrocenyl-derived complexes -
Stringer, T., Seldon, R., Liu, N., Warner, D.F., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Land, K.M., Smith, P.J., Chibale, K., Smith, G.S. 2017. Antimicrobial activity of organometallic isonicotinyl and pyrazinyl ferrocenyl-derived complexes. Dalton Transactions. 46:9875. doi: 10.1039/c7dt01952a.
Phytochemical-rich foods inhibit the growth of pathogenic trichomonads -
Noritake, S.M., Liu, J., Kanetake, S., Levin, C.E., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Land, K.M., Friedman, M. 2017. Phytochemical-rich foods inhibit the growth of pathogenic trichomonads. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 17(1):461. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12906-017-1967-x.
Design and testing of safer more effective preservatives for consumer products Reprint Icon -
Buckley, H.L., Hart-Cooper, W.M., Kim, J.H., Faulkner, D.N., Cheng, L.W., Chan, K.L., Vulpe, C.D., Orts, W.J., Amrose, S.E., Mulvihill, M.J. 2017. Design and testing of safer, more effective preservatives for consumer products. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5(5):4320-4331. doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b00374.
Historical perspectives and guidelines for botulinum neurotoxin subtype nomenclature -
Peck, M.W., Smith, T.J., Anniballi, F., Arnon, S.S., Austin, J.W., Bano, L., Bradshaw, M., Cuervo, M.P., Cheng, L.W., Derman, Y., Dorner, B., Dover, N., Fischer, A., Hill, K.K., Kalb, S., Korkeala, H., Lindstrom, M., Lista, F., Luquez, C., Mazuet, C., Pellett, S., Pirazzini, M., Popoff, M.R., Rasetti-Escargueil, C., Rossetto, O., Rummel, A., Sesardic, T., Singh, B., Stringer, S.C. 2017. Historical perspectives and guidelines for botulinum neurotoxin subtype nomenclature. Toxins. 9(1):38. doi: 10.3390/toxins9010038.
Probiotic microorganisms inhibit epithelial cell internalization of botulinum neurotoxin serotype A Reprint Icon -
Lam, T.L., Tam, C.C., Stanker, L.H., Cheng, L.W. 2016. Probiotic microorganisms inhibit epithelial cell internalization of botulinum neurotoxin serotype A. Toxins. 8(12):377. doi: 10.3390/toxins8120377.
Antifungal efficacy of octylgallate and 4-isopropyl-3-methylphenol for control of Aspergillus Reprint Icon -
Kim, J.H., Hart-Cooper, W.M., Chan, K.L., Cheng, L.W., Orts, W.J., Johnson, K. 2016. Antifungal efficacy of octylgallate and 4-isopropyl-3-methylphenol for control of Aspergillus. Microbiology Discovery. 4:2.
Bioisosteric ferrocenyl-containing quinolines with antiplasmodial and antitrichomonal properties Reprint Icon -
Adams, M., Stringer, T., De Kock, C., Smith, P.J., Land, K.M., Liu, N., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Njoroge, M., Chibale, K., Smith, G.S. 2016. Bioisosteric ferrocenyl-containing quinolines with antiplasmodial and antitrichomonal properties. Dalton Transactions. 45(47):19086-19095.
Anti-protozoal effects of the tomato tetrasaccharide glycoalkaloid tomatine and the aglycone tomatidine on mucosal trichomonads -
Liu, J., Kanetake, S., Wu, Y., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Land, K.M., Friedman, M. 2016. Anti-protozoal effects of the tomato tetrasaccharide glycoalkaloid tomatine and the aglycone tomatidine on mucosal trichomonads. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 64:8806-8810. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b04030.
Identification of botulinum neurotoxin serotype a inhibitors using in vitro cell and oral models of intoxication -
Cheng, L.W., Tam, C.C., Lam, T.A., Stanker, L.H., Martchenko, M. 2016. Identification of botulinum neurotoxin serotype a inhibitors using in vitro cell and oral models of intoxication. TOXINS 2017 Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins. Meeting Proceedings. Toxicon. Rose Puleo ed. 123 supplement:S16-S17 (25 December 2016).
Bithionol blocks pathogenicity of bacterial toxins, ricin, and Zika virus Reprint Icon -
Leonardi, W., Zilbermintz, L., Cheng, L.W., Zozaya, J., Tran, S.H., Elliott, J.H., Polukhina, K., Manasherob, R., Li, A., Chi, X., Gharaibeh, D., Kenny, T., Zamani, R., Soloveva, V., Haddow, A., Nasar, F., Bavari, S., Bassik, M., Cohen, S.N., Levitin, A., Martchenko, M. 2016. Bithionol blocks pathogenicity of bacterial toxins, ricin, and Zika virus. Scientific Reports. 6:34475. doi: 10.1038/srep34475.
Mono- and multimeric ferrocene congeners of quinoline-based polyamines as potential antiparasitics Reprint Icon -
Stringer, T., De Kock, C., Guzgay, H., Okombo, J., Liu, J., Kanetake, S., Kim, J., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Smith, P.J., Hendricks, D.T., Land, K.M., Egan, T.J., Smith, G.S. 2016. Mono- and multimeric ferrocene congeners of quinoline-based polyamines as potential antiparasitics. Dalton Transactions. 45:13415-13426 doi: 10.1039/c6dt02685k.
Technologies for detecting botulinum neurotoxins in biological and environmental matrices -
Cheng, L.W., Land, K.M., Tam, C.C., Brandon, D.L., Stanker, L.H. 2016. Technologies for detecting botulinum neurotoxins in biological and environmental matrices. Intech. doi: 10.5772/63064
Methyl-esterified 3-hydroxybutyrate oligomers protect bacteria from hydroxyl radicals -
Koskimaki, J.J., Kajula, M., Hokkanen, J., Ihantola, E., Kim, J.H., Hautajarvi, H., Hankala, E., Suokas, M., Pohjanen, J., Podolich, O., Kozyrovska, N., Turpeinen, A., Paakkonen, M., Mattila, S., Campbell, B.C., Pirttila, A., Cheng, L.W. 2016. Methyl-esterified 3-hydroxybutyrate oligomers protect bacteria from hydroxyl radicals. Nature Chemical Biology. 2016 12:332-338. doi: 10.1038/nchembio.2043.
Use of monoclonal antibodies in the sensitive detection and neutralization of botulinum neurotoxin serotype B Reprint Icon -
Cheng, L.W., Henderson Ii, T.D., Lam, T., Stanker, L.H. 2015. Use of monoclonal antibodies in the sensitive detection and neutralization of botulinum neurotoxin serotype B. Toxins. 7:5068-5078. doi: 10.3390/toxins712863.
Augmenting the efficacy of antifungal intervention via chemo-biological approaches -
Kim, J.H., Chan, K.L., Cheng, L.W. 2015. Augmenting the efficacy of antifungal intervention via chemo-biological approaches. Meeting Abstract. Vol 1, A011 doi:10.3390/ecmc-1-A011.
Inhibiting oral intoxication of botulinum neurotoxin A by carbohydrate receptor mimics Reprint Icon -
Lee, K., Lam, K., Kruel, A.M., Mahrhold, S., Perry, K., Cheng, L.W., Rummel, A., Jin, R. 2015. Inhibiting oral intoxication of botulinum neurotoxin A by carbohydrate receptor mimics. Toxicon. 107:43-49. doi: org/10.1016/j.toxin2015.08.003.
Targeted antifungal intervention via chemo-biological approaches: Maintaining microbiome dynamics -
Kim, J.H., Chan, K.L., Cheng, L.W. 2015. Targeted antifungal intervention via chemo-biological approaches: Maintaining microbiome dynamics. Meeting Abstract. Poster No. 4.
Target discovery and antifungal intervention via chemical biology approaches -
Translocation of botulinum neurotoxin serotype a and associated proteins across the intestinal epithelia Reprint Icon -
Lam, T.I., Stanker, L.H., Lee, K., Jin, R., Cheng, L.W. 2015. Translocation of botulinum neurotoxin serotype a and associated proteins across the intestinal epithelia. Cellular Microbiology. 17(8):1133-1143. doi:10.1111/cmi.12424.
Natural food toxins of bacterial origin -
Cheng, L.W., Land, K.M., Stanker, L.H. 2015. Natural food toxins of bacterial origin. In: Cheung, P.C.K. Mehta, B.M., editors. Handbook of Food Chemistry. Berlin, Germany: Springer Berlin Heildelberg. p. 1-19.
Centrifugal microfluidic platform for ultrasensitive detection of Botulinum Toxin Reprint Icon -
Koh, C., Schaff, U.Y., Piccini, M., Stanker, L.H., Cheng, L.W., Ravichandran, E., Sing, B., Sommer, G.J., Singh, A.K. 2014. Centrifugal microfluidic platform for ultrasensitive detection of Botulinum Toxin. Analytical Chemistry. 87(2):922-928. DOI: 10.1021/ac504054u.
Controlled release of B-carotene in B-lactoglobulin-dextran conjugates nanoparticles in vitro digestion and the transport with Caco-2 monolayers -
Yi, J., Lam, T.I., Yokoyama, W.H., Cheng, L.W., Zhong, F. 2014. Controlled release of B-carotene in B-lactoglobulin-dextran conjugates nanoparticles in vitro digestion and the transport with Caco-2 monolayers. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62(35):8900-8907.
Beta-carotene encapsulated in food protein nanoparticles reduces peroxyl radical oxidation in Caco-2 cells -
Yi, J., Lam, T.I., Yokoyama, W.H., Cheng, L.W., Zhong, F. 2015. Beta-carotene encapsulated in food protein nanoparticles reduces peroxyl radical oxidation in Caco-2 cells. Food Hydrocolloids Journal. 43:31-40.
Cellular uptake of beta-carotene from protein stabilized solid lipid nano-particles prepared by homogenization-evaporation method -
Yi, J., Lam, T.I., Yokoyama, W.H., Cheng, L.W., Zhong, F. 2014. Cellular uptake of beta-carotene from protein stabilized solid lipid nano-particles prepared by homogenization-evaporation method. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 62(5):1096-104.
A monoclonal antibody based capture ELISA for botulinum neurotoxin serotype B: toxin detection in food Reprint Icon -
Stanker, L.H., Scotcher, M.C., Cheng, L.W., Ching, K., Mcgarvey, J.A., Hodge, D., Hnasko, R.M. 2013. A monoclonal antibody based capture ELISA for botulinum neurotoxin serotype B: toxin detection in food. Toxins. 5(11):2212-2226.
Mouse in vivo neutralization of Escherichia coli Shiga toxin 2 with monoclonal antibodies Reprint Icon -
Cheng, L.W., Henderson II, T.D., Patfield, S.A., Stanker, L.H., He, X. 2013. Mouse in vivo neutralization of Escherichia coli Shiga toxin 2 with monoclonal antibodies. Infection and Immunity. 5:1845-1858. DOI: 10.3390/toxins5101845.
Structure of a bimodular botulinum neurotoxin complex provides insights into its oral toxicity -
Lee, K., Gu, S., Jin, L., Le, T., Cheng, L.W., Strotmeier, J., Krue, A.M., Perry, K., Yao, G., Rummel, A., Jin, R. 2013. Structure of a bimodular botulinum neurotoxin complex provides insights into its oral toxicity. PLoS Pathogens. 9(10):e1003690. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003690.
Substrates and controls for the quantitative detection of active botulinum neurotoxin in protease-containing samples Reprint Icon -
Bagramyan, K., Kaplan, B.E., Cheng, L.W., Rummel, A., Kalkum, M. 2013. Substrates and controls for the quantitative detection of active botulinum neurotoxin in protease-containing samples. Analytical Chemistry. 85(11):5569-76. doi: 10.1021/ac4008418.
Translocation of botulinum neurotoxins and associated proteins across intestinal epithelial cells(Abstract) -
Detection of botulinum neurotoxin serotypes A and B using a chemiluminescent versus electrochemiluminescent immunoassay in food and serum -
Cheng, L.W., Stanker, L.H. 2013. Detection of botulinum neurotoxin serotypes A and B using a chemiluminescent versus electrochemiluminescent immunoassay in food and serum. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61(3):755-760 doi:10.1021/jf3041963.
Development and characterization of six monoclonal antibodies to hemagglutinin-70 (HA70) of Clostridium botulinum and their application in a sandwich ELISA -
Scotcher, M.C., Cheng, L.W., Ching, K.H., Mcgarvey, J.A., Hnasko, R.M., Stanker, L.H. 2013. Development and characterization of six monoclonal antibodies to hemagglutinin-70 (HA70) of Clostridium botulinum and their application in a sandwich ELISA. Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy. 32(1):6-15. doi: 10.1089/mab.2012.0071.
Monoclonal antibodies and reagents for botulinum research -
Stanker, L.H., Cheng, L.W. 2012. Monoclonal antibodies and reagents for botulinum research. The Botulinum Journal. 2(2):150-155 doi: 10.1504/tbj2012.050197.
Replacement of animals in assays for detection of toxins in food(Abstract) -
Detection of botulinum neurotoxin serotypes A and B using chemiluminescence and electrochemiluninescene immunoassays in food and serum matrices -
Current methods for detecting the presence of botulinum neurotoxins in food and other biological samples -
Cheng, L.W., Land, K.M., Stanker, L.H. 2012. Current methods for detecting the presence of botulinum neurotoxins in food and other biological samples. Morse, S., editor. Bioterrorism. Rijeka, Croatia: Intech. p. 1-16.
Comparison of oral toxicological properties of botulinum neurotoxin -
Cheng, L.W., Henderson II, T.D. 2011. Comparison of oral toxicological properties of botulinum neurotoxin. Toxicon. 58:62-67.
Botulinum neurotoxin: a deadly protease with applications to human medicine -
Land, K.M., Cheng, L.W. 2010. Botulinum neurotoxin: a deadly protease with applications to human medicine. Current Research, Technology and Education Topics in Applied Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology. Spain. Formatex Research Center. 965-971.
Ricin toxicokinetics and its sensitive detection in mouse sera or feces using immuno-PCR -
He, X., Mcmahon, S.A., Henderson II, T.D., Griffey, S.M., Cheng, L.W. 2010. Ricin toxicokinetics and its sensitive detection in mouse sera or feces using immuno-PCR. PLoS One. 5(9):e12858. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012858.
Detection of Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype B at Sub Mouse LD50 Levels by a Sandwich Immunoassay and its Application to Toxin Detection in Milk -
Scotcher, M.C., Cheng, L.W., Stanker, L.H. 2010. Detection of Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotype B at Sub Mouse LD50 Levels by a Sandwich Immunoassay and its Application to Toxin Detection in Milk. PLos One. 5(6):e11047.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011047.
Comparison of Toxicological Properties of Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotypes A and B in Mice -
Cheng, L.W., Henderson Ii, T.D., Scotcher, M.C., Stanker, L.H. 2009. Comparison of Toxicological Properties of Botulinum Neurotoxin Serotypes A and B in Mice. American Chemical Society [Abstract]. Paper No. 26541
Antibody Protection Against Botulinum Neurotoxin Intoxication In Mice -
Cheng, L.W., Stanker, L.H., Henderson Ii, T.D., Lou, J., Marks, J.D. 2009. Antibody Protection Against Botulinum Neurotoxin Intoxication In Mice. Infection and Immunity. 77(10):4305-4313.
Detection of Protein Toxins -
Brandon, D.L., Cheng, L.W., He, X., Rasooly, R., Scotcher, M.C., Stanker, L.H., Carter, J.M. 2009. Detection of Protein Toxins. Meeting Abstract. Poster No. 8.
Botulinum Neurotoxin Research at the Western Regional Research Center -
Influence of Gene Expression on Variable Aflatoxin Production by Different Strains of Aspergillus flavus -
Detection and bioavailability of two biothreat toxins -
Brandon, D.L., Cheng, L.W., He, X., Rasooly, R., Scotcher, M.C., Stanker, L.H., Carter, J.M. 2008. Detection and bioavailability of two biothreat toxins. Meeting Abstract. Poster No. 2.
BOTOX and our tax dollars at work -
Immunochemical technologies for replacement of rodent bioassays in sensitive detection of toxins in foods -
Carter, J.M., Cheng, L.W., He, X., Rasooly, R., Brandon, D.L., Stanker, L.H. 2010. Immunochemical technologies for replacement of rodent bioassays in sensitive detection of toxins in foods. Proceedings from Biodetection Technologies 6th Edition. 5:75-95.
Effect of food matrices on the biological activity of ricin -
He, X., Lu, S.S., Cheng, L.W., Rasooly, R., Carter, J.M. 2008. Effect of food matrices on the biological activity of ricin. Journal of Food Protection 71(10):2053-2058.
Detection of botulinum neurotoxin-A activity in food by peptide cleavage assay -
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
Effects of purification on the bioavailability of botulinum neurotoxin type A -
Cheng, L.W., Onisko, B.C., Johnson, E.A., Reader, J.R., Griffey, S.M., Larson, A.E., Tepp, W.H., Stanker, L.H., Brandon, D.L., Carter, J.M. 2008. Effects of purification on the bioavailability of botulinum neurotoxin type A. Toxicology. 249(2008):123-129.
Development and Partial Characterization of High-affinity Monoclonal Antibodies for Botulinum Toxin Type A and their use in Analysis of Milk by Sandwich ELISA -
Stanker, L.H., Merrill, P.A., Scotcher, M.C., Cheng, L.W. 2008. Development and Partial Characterization of High-affinity Monoclonal Antibodies for Botulinum Toxin Type A and their use in Analysis of Milk by Sandwich ELISA. Journal of Immunological Methods, 336:1-8.
Application of a real time PCR method to detect castor toxin contamination in fluid milk and eggs -
He, X., Carter, J.M., Brandon, D.L., Cheng, L.W., Mckeon, T.A. 2007. Application of a real time PCR method to detect castor toxin contamination in fluid milk and eggs. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 55:6897-6902
Molecular Approaches for the Identification of Toxin in Foods -
BIOAVAILABILITY OF CRUDE RICIN IN FOOD MATRICES -
Cheng, L.W., Brandon, D.L., He, X., Chen, G.Q., Carter, J.M. 2006. Bioavailability of crude ricin in food matrices. [Abstract]. ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Poster AGFD 64
DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR BOTULINUM NEUROTOXIN TYPE A -
Stanker, L.H., Merrill, P.A., Cheng, L.W., Carter, J.M., Brandon, D.L. 2006. Development of new monoclonal antibodies specific for botulinum neurotoxin type a. [Abstract]. ACS National Meeting. Oral Presentation AGRO 235.
DEVELOPMENT OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES SPECIFIC FOR RICIN -
Brandon, D.L., Cheng, L.W., He, X., Carter, J.M. 2006. Development of monoclonal antibodies specific for ricin. [Abstract]. ACS National Meeting and Exposition. Oral Presentation AGRO 234
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