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Aleksey Molokin
Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory
Microbiologist

Phone: (301) 504-5841
Fax: (301) 504-6608

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 173 BARC-EAST
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Molecular detection and characterization of Blastocystis sp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in cattle in Northern Spain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abarca, N., Santin, M., Maloney, J.G., George, N.S., Molokin, A., Cardona, G., Sashti, A., Köster, P., Bailo, B., Hernández-De-Mingo, M., Muadica, A.S., Calero-Bernal, R., Carmena, D. 2021. Molecular detection and characterization of Blastocystis sp. and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in cattle in Northern Spain. Veterinary Sciences. https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci8090191.
Wide genetic diversity of Blastocystis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Maryland, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Jang, Y., Molokin, A., George, N.S., Santin, M. 2021. Wide genetic diversity of Blastocystis in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from Maryland, USA. Microorganisms. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9061343.
Next generation sequencing reveals widespread presence of human-pathogenic Blastocystis subtypes in chickens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Da Cunha, M., Molokin, A., Cury, M.C., Santin, M. 2021. Next generation sequencing reveals widespread presence of human-pathogenic Blastocystis subtypes in chickens. Veterinary Parasitology. 12:2219-2231. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-021-07170-3.
Next-generation sequencing reveals wide genetic diversity of Blastocystis subtypes in chickens including potentially zoonotic subtypes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Da Cunha, M.J., Molokin, A., Cury, M.C., Santin, M. 2021. Next-generation sequencing reveals wide genetic diversity of Blastocystis subtypes in chickens including potentially zoonotic subtypes. Parasitology Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-021-07170-3.
An Illumina MiSeq based amplicon sequencing method for the detection of mixed parasite infections using the Blastocystis SSU rRNA gene as an example Reprint Icon ()
Maloney, J.G., George, N.S., Molokin, A., Santin, M. 2021. An Illumina MiSeq based amplicon sequencing method for the detection of mixed parasite infections using the Blastocystis SSU rRNA gene as an example. Methods in Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-1681-9_5.
Use of Oxford Nanopore MinION to generate full-length sequences of the Blastocystis small subunit (SSU) rRNA gene Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Molokin, A., Santin, M. 2020. Use of Oxford Nanopore MinION to generate full-length sequences of the Blastocystis small subunit (SSU) rRNA gene. Parasites & Vectors. 13(1):595. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-020-04484-6.
Assessment of next generation amplicon sequencing of the beta-giardin gene for the detection of Giardia duodenalis assemblages and mixed infections Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maloney, J.G., Molokin, A., Santin, M. 2020. Assessment of next generation amplicon sequencing of the beta-giardin gene for the detection of Giardia duodenalis assemblages and mixed infections. Food and Waterborne Parasitology. 21:e00098. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fawpar.2020.e00098.
5-(Hydroxyphenyl)-y-valerolactone-sulfate, a key microbial metabolite of flavan-3-ols, is able to reach the brain: evidence from different in silico, in vitro and in vivo experimental models Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Angelino, D., Carregora, D., Domenech-Coca, C., Savi, M., Figueira, I., Brindani, N., Jang, S., Lakshman, S., Molokin, A., Urban Jr, J.F., Davies, C.D., Britto, M.A., Kim, K.S., Brighenti, F., Curti, C., Blade, C., Del Bas, J.M., Stilli, D., Solano Aguilar, G., Nunes Del Santos, C., Del Rio, D., Mena, P. 2019. 5-(Hydroxyphenyl)-y-valerolactone-sulfate, a key microbial metabolite of flavan-3-ols, is able to reach the brain: evidence from different in silico, in vitro and in vivo experimental models. Nutrients. 11(11). pii: E2678. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11112678.
A Western-type dietary pattern induces an atherogenic gene expression profile in the coronary arteries of the Ossabaw pig Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker, M., Matthan, N., Lamon-Fava, S., Solano-Aguilar, G., Jang, S., Lakshman, S., Molokin, A., Urban Jr, J.F., Faits, T., Johnson, W.E., Lichtenstein, A.H. 2019. A Western-type dietary pattern induces an atherogenic gene expression profile in the coronary arteries of the Ossabaw pig. Current Developments in Nutrition. 3(5). https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz023.
Dietary patterns influence epicardial adipose tissue fatty acid composition and inflammatory gene expression in the Ossabaw pig Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker, M., Matthan, N., Goldbaum, A., Meng, H., Lamon-Fava, S., Lakshman, S., Jang, S., Molokin, A., Solano Aguilar, G., Urban Jr, J.F., Lichtenstein, A.H. 2019. Dietary patterns influence epicardial adipose tissue fatty acid composition and inflammatory gene expression in the Ossabaw pig. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 70:138-146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2019.04.013.
A Western dietary pattern and atorvastatin induce epicardial adipose tissue interferon signaling in the Ossabaw pig Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walker, M., Matthan, N., Solano Aguilar, G., Jang, S., Lakshman, S., Molokin, A., Faits, T., Urban Jr, J.F., Johnson, W.E., Lamon-Fava, S., Lichtenstein, A.H. 2019. A Western dietary pattern and atorvastatin induce epicardial adipose tissue interferon signaling in the Ossabaw pig. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2019.02.003.
The effect of dietary Agaricus bisporus mushroom on intestinal microbiota composition and host immunological function Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solano Aguilar, G., Jang, S., Lakshman, S., Gupta, R., Beshah, E., Sikaroodi, M., Vinyard, B.T., Molokin, A., Gillevet, P., Urban Jr, J.F. 2018. The effect of dietary Agaricus bisporus mushroom on intestinal microbiota composition and host immunological function. Nutrients. 10(11):1721. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10111721.
Associations between epicardial adipose tissue fatty acid composition and gene expression in the Ossabaw miniature pig - (Abstract Only)
Walker, M., Matthan, N., Solano-Aguilar, G., Goldbaum, A., Jang, S., Urban Jr, J.F., Molokin, A., Lakshman, S., Lamon-Fava, S., Lichtenstein, A.H. 2018. Associations between epicardial adipose tissue fatty acid composition and gene expression in the Ossabaw miniature pig [abstract]. American Society of Nutrition 2018 Meeting. Abstract No. P10-132.
The effect of feeding cocoa powder and Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG on the composition and function of the intestinal microbiome Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solano Aguilar, G., Lakshman, S., Jang, S., Beshah, E., Xie, Y., Sikaroodi, M., Gupta, R., Vinyard, B.T., Molokin, A., Urban Jr, J.F., Gillevet, P., Davis, C. 2018. The effect of feeding cocoa powder and Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG on the composition and function of the intestinal microbiome. Current Developments in Nutrition. (2)5. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzy011.
The Ossabaw pig is a suitable translational model to evaluate dietary patterns and coronary artery disease risk Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Matthan, N.R., Solano Aguilar, G., Meng, H., Lamon-Fava, S., Goldbaum, A., Walker, M.E., Jang, S., Lakshman, S., Molokin, A., Xie, Y., Beshah, E., Stanley, J., Urban Jr, J.F., Lichtenstein, A.H. 2018. The Ossabaw pig is a suitable translational model to evaluate dietary patterns and coronary artery disease risk. Journal of Nutrition. 148(4):542-552. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxy002.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG and flavanol-enriched cocoa powder altered the immune response to infection with the parasitic nematode Ascaris suum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jang, S., Lakshman, S., Beshah, E., Xie, Yue, Molokin, A., Vinyard, B.T., Urban Jr, J.F., Davis, C., Solano Aguilar, G. 2017. Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG and flavanol-enriched cocoa powder altered the immune response to infection with the parasitic nematode Ascaris suum. Nutrients. pii: 1113. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9101113.
Interlaboratory validation of an improved U.S. Food and Drug Administration method for detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis in produce using TaqMan real-time PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Murphy, H.R., Cinar, H., Gopinath, G., Im, A., Noe, K.E., Chatman, L.D., Miranda, N.E., Wetherington, J.H., Neal-Mckinney, J., Piresc, G.S., Sachs, E., Stanya, K.J., Jognson, C.L., Nascimiento, F., Santin, M., Molokin, A., Samadpour, M., Janagama, H., Kahler, A., Miller, C., Da Silva, A.J. 2017. Interlaboratory validation of an improved U.S. Food and Drug Administration method for detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis in produce using TaqMan real-time PCR. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 69:170-178.
The Ossabaw pig as a model for diet induced atherosclerosis and statin responsiveness - (Abstract Only)
Matthan, N.R., Solano Aguilar, G., Lamon-Fava, S., Goldbaum, A., Walker, M., Meng, H., Stanley, J., Jang, S., Lakshman, S., Molokin, A., Xie, Y., Beshah, E., Urban Jr, J.F., Lichtenstein, A.H. 2016. The Ossabaw pig as a model for diet induced atherosclerosis and statin responsiveness. Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. 31(1):140.4.
A single meal containing raw, crushed garlic influences expression of immunity- and cancer-related genes in whole blood of humans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Charron, C.S., Dawson, H.D., Albaugh, G.P., Solverson, P.M., Vinyard, B.T., Solano Aguilar, G., Molokin, A., Novotny Dura, J. 2015. A single meal containing raw, crushed garlic influences expression of immunity- and cancer-related genes in whole blood of humans. Journal of Nutrition. 145:2448-2455.
Safety of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (B. lactis) strain BB-12-supplemented yogurt in healthy adults on antibiotics: a phase I safety study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Merenstein, D.J., Tan, T.P., Molokin, A., Smith, K.H., Roberts, R.F., Shara, N.M., Mete, M., Sanders, M.E., Solano Aguilar, G. 2015. Safety of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (B. lactis) strain BB-12-supplemented yogurt in healthy adults on antibiotics: A phase I safety study. Gut Microbes. 6(1):66-77. DOI: 10.1080/19490976.2015.
Characterization of Fecal Microbiota of Children With Diarrhea in 2 Locations in Colombia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Solano Aguilar, G., Fernandez Duarte, K., Ets, H.K., Molokin, A., Vinyard, B.T., Urban Jr, J.F., Guitierrez, M. 2013. Characterization of Fecal Microbiota of Children With Diarrhea in 2 Locations in Colombia. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 56:503-511.