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Christina Tam
Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (510) 559-6020
Fax: (510) 559-6429

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-FTDP
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY , CA 94710

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Antiprotozoal activity of palladium (II) salicylaldiminato thiosemicarbazone complexes on metronidazole resistant Trichomonas vaginalis -
Chellan, P., Stringer, T., Shokar, A., Au, A., Tam, C.C., Cheng, L.W., Smith, G.S., Land, K.M. 2019. Antiprotozoal activity of palladium (II) salicylaldiminato thiosemicarbazone complexes on metronidazole resistant Trichomonas vaginalis. Inorganic Chemistry. (102):1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.inoche.2019.01.033.
Influence of food matrices on the stability and bioavailability of abrin -
Tam, C.C., Henderson Ii, T.D., Stanker, L.H., Cheng, L.W. 2018. Influence of food matrices on the stability and bioavailability of abrin. Toxins. (10):52. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10120502.
Detection of botulinum neurotoxin serotype A in complex food matrices using the CANARY Zephyr portable biosensor assay -
Tam, C.C., Flannery, A.R., Cheng, L.W. 2018. Detection of botulinum neurotoxin serotype A in complex food matrices using the CANARY Zephyr portable biosensor assay. Toxins. (10):476. https://doi.org/doi:10.3390/toxins10110476.
Highly potent 1H-1,2,3-triazole-tethered isatin-metronidazole conjugates against anaerobic foodborne, waterborne, and sexually-transmitted protozoal parasites -
Kumar, S., Bains, T., Kim, A., Tam, C.C., Kim, J., Cheng, L.W., Land, K.M., Debnath, A., Kumar, V. 2018. Highly potent 1H-1,2,3-triazole-tethered isatin-metronidazole conjugates against anaerobic foodborne, waterborne, and sexually-transmitted protozoal parasites. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. (8)380. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2018.00380.
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.
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 -
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., Sadler, P.J. 2018. Organometallic conjugates of the drug sulfadoxine for combatting antimicrobial resistance. Chemistry - A European Journal. (24)10078-10090. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201801090.
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.
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.
Chardonnay grape seed flour ameliorates hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance via altered hepatic gene expression for oxidative stress, inflammation, and lipid and ceramide synthesis in diet-induced obese mice -
Seo, K., Bartley, G.E., Tam, C.C., Kim, H., Kim, D., Chon, J., Kim, H., Yokoyama, W.H. 2016. Chardonnay grape seed flour ameliorates hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance via altered hepatic gene expression for oxidative stress, inflammation, and lipid and ceramide synthesis in diet-induced obese mice. PLoS One. 11(12):E0167680. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167680.
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).
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