Publications 2011

1. Fendt L, Röck A, Zimmermann B, Bodner M, Thye T, Tschentscher F, Owusu-Dabo E, Göbel TM, Schneider PM, Parson W. MtDNA diversity of Ghana: a forensic and phylogeographic view. Forensic Sci Int Genet. (2):244-9.

2. Thye T, Niemann S, Walter K, Homolka S, Intemann CD, Chinbuah MA, Enimil A, Gyapong J, Osei I, Owusu-Dabo E, Rüsch-Gerdes S, Horstmann RD, Ehlers S, Meyer CG(2011). Variant G57E of Mannose Binding Lectin Associated with Protection against Tuberculosis Caused by Mycobacterium africanum but not by M. tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e20908.

3. Intemann CD, Thye T, Förster B, Owusu-Dabo E, Gyapong J, Horstmann RD, Meyer CG.(2011). MCP1 haplotypes associated with protection from pulmonary tuberculosis. BMC Genet. 12:34.

4. Ansong D, Asante KP, Vekemans J, Owusu SK, Owusu R, Brobby NA, Dosoo D, Osei-Akoto A, Osei-Kwakye K, Asafo-Adjei E, Boahen KO, Sylverken J, Adjei G, Sambian D, Apanga S, Kayan K, Janssens MH, Lievens MJ, Olivier AC, Jongert E, Dubois P, Savarese BM, Cohen J, Antwi S, Greenwood BM, Evans JA, Agbenyega T, Moris PJ, Owusu-Agyei S.(2011). T cell responses to the RTS,S/AS01(E) and RTS,S/AS02(D) malaria candidate vaccines administered according to different schedules to Ghanaian children. PLoS One 6(4):e18891.

5. Schwandt HM, Creanga AA, Danso KA, Adanu RM, Agbenyega T, Hindin MJ.(2011). A comparison of women with induced abortion, spontaneous abortion and ectopic pregnancy in Ghana. Contraception 84(1):87-93.

6. Schuldt K, Kretz CC, Timmann C, Sievertsen J, Ehmen C, Esser C, Loag W, Ansong D, Dering C, Evans J, Ziegler A, May J, Krammer PH, Agbenyega T, Horstmann RD. (2011). A -436C>A polymorphism in the human FAS gene promoter associated with severe childhood malaria. PLoS Genet. (5):e1002066.

7. Ansong D, Asante KP, Vekemans J, Owusu SK, Owusu R, Brobby NA, Dosoo D, Osei-Akoto A, Osei-Kwakye K, Asafo-Adjei E, Boahen KO, Sylverken J, Adjei G, Sambian D, Apanga S, Kayan K, Janssens MH, Lievens MJ, Olivier AC, Jongert E, Dubois P, Savarese BM, Cohen J, Antwi S, Greenwood BM, Evans JA, Agbenyega T, Moris PJ, Owusu-Agyei S.(2011). T cell responses to the RTS,S/AS01(E) and RTS,S/AS02(D) malaria candidate vaccines administered according to different schedules to Ghanaian children. PLoS One 6(4):e18891.

8. Oni G, Fatusi A, Tsui A, Enquselassie F, Ojengbede O, Agbenyega T, Ojofeitimi E, Taulo F, Quakyi I.(2011). Strengthening public health education in population and reproductive health through an innovative academic partnership in Africa: the Gates partners experience. Glob. Public Health 6(2):193-209.

9. Debrah AY, Batsa L, Albers A, Mand S, Toliat MR, Nürnberg P, Adjei O, Hoerauf A, Pfarr K.(2011). Transforming growth factor-β1 variant Leu10Pro is associated with both lack of microfilariae and differential microfilarial loads in the blood of persons infected with lymphatic filariasis. Hum. Immunol. 72(11):1143-8.

10. Hoerauf A, Pfarr K, Mand S, Debrah AY, Specht S.(2011). Filariasis in Africa–treatment challenges and prospects. Clin Microbiol Infect.17 (7):977-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03586.x. Review.

11. Debrah AY, Mand S, Marfo-Debrekyei Y, Batsa L, Albers A, Specht S, Klarmann U, Pfarr K, Adjei O, Hoerauf A.(2011). Macrofilaricidal Activity in Wuchereria bancrofti after 2 Weeks Treatment with a Combination of Rifampicin plus Doxycycline. J Parasitol Res.201617.

12. Mand S, Debrah AY, Klarmann U, Mante S, Kwarteng A, Batsa L, Marfo-Debrekyei Y, Adjei O, Hoerauf A.(2011). The role of ultrasonography in the differentiation of the various types of filaricele due to bancroftian filariasis. Acta Trop. 120 Suppl 1:S23-32.

13. Canuti M, Eis-Huebinger AM, Deijs M, de Vries M, Drexler JF, Oppong SK, Müller MA, Klose SM, Wellinghausen N, Cottontail VM, Kalko EK, Drosten C, van der Hoek L.(2011). Two novel parvoviruses in frugivorous New and Old World bats. PLoS One 6(12):e29140.

14. Biome transitions as centres of diversity: habitat heterogeneity and diversity patterns of West African bat assemblages across spatial scales. Fahr Jakob; Kalko Elisabeth K. V. : ECOGRAPHY Volume: 34 Issue: 2 Pages: 177-195 DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2010.05510.x Published: APR 2011

15. Morphologically uniform bats Hipposideros aff. ruber (Hipposideridae) exhibit high mitochondrial genetic diversity in southeastern Senegal. Vallo Peter; Benda Petr; Martinkova Natalia; et al.

16. Vallo Peter; Benda Petr; Martinkova Natalia; et al. Morphologically uniform bats Hipposideros aff. ruber (Hipposideridae) exhibit high mitochondrial genetic diversity in southeastern Senegal. ACTA CHIROPTEROLOGICA Volume: 13 Issue:1Pages:79-88 DOI: 10.3161/150811011X578633 Published: 2011

17. Abdullah S, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Agbenyega O, Annan A, Baldwin H, Drosten C, Gloza-Rausch F, Kalko EKV, Klose SM, Kruppa T, Kubiczek K, Müller M, Nkrumah E, Oppong S, Owusu M (2011) Virus biology, host ecology and human behaviour as determinants of viral zoonoses. DFG Conference on African-German Cooperation in Infectology, Accra, Ghana, 21-24 March 2011, Vortrag und Poster.

18. Adu-Sarkodie Y, Agbenyega O, Annan A, Anti P, Baldwin H, Drosten C, Kalko E, Klose S, Kruppa T, Kubiczek K, Müller M, Nkrumah E, Oppong S, Owusu M (2011) Virus biology, host ecology and human behaviour. Mini Symposium‚ Parasites & Vertebrates‘, Ulm, Germany, 20 July 2011, Vortrag.

19. Adu-Sarkodie Y, Agbenyega O, Annan A, Anti P, Baldwin H, Drosten C, Kalko E, Klose S, Kruppa T, Kubiczek K, Müller M, Nkrumah E, Oppong S, Owusu M (2011) Virus biology, host ecology and human behaviour. Diversitas Workshop ‚Biodiversity and Infectious Diseases‘, Frankfurt, Germany, 28-29 November 2011, Chair, Poster.

20. Baldwin H, Klose S, Stow A, Drosten C, Oppong S, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Owusu M, Annan A, Nkrumah E, Gillings M, Kalko EKV (2011) Population genetics, phylogeography and disease: correlates of coronavirus dynamics and diversity in African leaf-nosed bats. Australasian Evolution Society Conference, Townsville QLD, 24-26 Sept 2011, Vortrag.

21. Klose SM, Nkrumah E, Owusu M, Baldwin H, Drosten C, Kalko EKV (2011) Coronaviral zoonoses in tropical bats. Annual Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, Frankfurt, 21-24 February 2011, Vortrag

22. Klose SM, Nkrumah E, Owusu M, Baldwin H, Drosten C, Kalko EKV (2011). Coronaviral zoonoses in tropical bats. Meeting of Bat Researchers in Germany 2011, Loccum, Germany, Vortrag

23. Abonuusum A, Owusu-Daako K, Tannich E, May J, Garms R, Kruppa T. Malaria transmission in two rural communities in the forest zone of Ghana. Parasitol Res 108:1465-1471 (2011)

24. Fobil J, Kraemer A, May J. Diagnostic Accuracy of Organ-Based Dissection Autopsies: A Study of Autopsy Procedures in Ghana. J Public Health Africa 2:16-20 (2011)

25. Krefis AC, Schwarz NG, Krüger A, Fobil J, Nkrumah B, Acquah S, Loag W, Sarpong N, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Ranft U, May J. Modelling the relationship between precipitation and malaria incidence in children from a holoendemic area in West Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg 84:285-91 (2011)

26. Meyer CG, Fernandez MC, Intemann C, Kreuels B, Kobbe R, Kreuzberg C, Ayim M, Rüther A, Apiah-Thompson P, Agyim B, Loag W, Ehmen C, Adjei, S, Adjei O, May J. SNPs on chromosomal region 5q31-33 and malaria incidence in African children. Hum Mol Genet 20:1173-81 (2011)

27. Krefis AC, Schwarz NG, Nkrumah B, Acquah S, Loag W, Oldeland J, Sarpong N, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Ranft U, May J. Spatial analysis of land cover determinants of malaria incidence in the Ashanti Region, Ghana. PloS ONE 23;6:e17905 (2011)

28. Fobil J, Kraemer A, Meyer CG, May J. Neighborhood Urban Environmental Quality Conditions are likely to drive Malaria and Diarrhea Mortality in Accra, Ghana. J Environ Public Health 2011:484010 (2011)

29. Nkrumah B, Nguah SB, Sarpong N, Decker D, Idriss A, May J, Adu-Sarkodie Y. Hemoglobin estimation by the HemoCue(R) portable hemoglobin photometer in a resource poor setting. BMC Clin Pathol 11:5 (2011)

30. Nkrumah B, Acquah SEK, Lukeman I, Blay SN, Agyekum A, May J, Brattig N, Tannich E, Adu-Sarkodie Y, Hünger F. Comparative evaluation of two rapid field tests for malaria diagnosis: Partec Rapid Malaria Test® and Binax Now® Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test. BMC Infect Dis 11:143 (2011)

31. Schuldt K, Kretz CC, Timmann C, Sievertsen J, Ehmen C, Esser C, Evans J, May J, Loag W, Ansong D, Dering C, Ziegler A, Krammer PH, Agbenyega T, Horstmann RD. A -436c>A Polymorphism In The Human Fas Gene Promoter Associated With Severe Childhood Malaria. PloS Genet 7:e1002066 (2011)

32. Drexler JF, Baumgarte S, Eschbach-Bludau M, Simon A, Kemen C, Bode U, Eis-Hübinger AM, Madea B, Drosten C. (2011). Human cardioviruses, meningitis, and sudden infant death syndrome in children.Emerg Infect Dis.17(12):2313-5. doi: 10.3201/eid1712.111037.

33. Shuaib, FMB, Ehiri, JE, Yatich, NJ, Funkhouser, E., Person, SD, Wilson, C., Turpin, C., Agbenyega, T., Williams, JH, Qian, G., Wang, J-S., and Jolly, PE(2011). Socio-demographic determinants of aflatoxin B1-lysine adduct levels among pregnant women in Kumasi, Ghana (in press, Ghana Medical Journal).

34. Obuseh, F., Jolly, P.E., Preko P.O., Kulczycki A., Ehiri J., Waterbor J., Jiang, Y., Piyathilake C.J. Desmond R.A.(2011). Aflatoxin exposure and health characteristics associated with vitamin A and E levels in HIV positive Ghanaians. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 14:53 doi:10.1186/1758-2652-14-53.

35. Jolly, P.E., Shuaib, F., Jiang, Y., Preko, P.O., Baidoo, J., Stiles, J.K., Wang, J-S., Phillips, T.D, and Williams, J.H.(2011). Association of viral load and liver function with high aflatoxin levels in HIV positive Ghanaians. Food Additives and Contaminants Part A. 28(9):1224-34.

36. Obuseh, F., Jolly, P.E., Jiang, Y., Shuaib, F., Waterbor, J., Ellis, W.O., Piyathilake, C., Ellis W.O., Desmond, R.A., Afriyie-Gyawu, E., and Phillips, T.(2011). Relationship between aflatoxin B1 albumin adducts in plasma, aflatoxin M1 in urine and vitamin A and E levels in Ghanaians. International Journal of Vitamin and Nutrition Research 80:355-368

37. Keenan, J., Jolly, P.E., Preko, P., Baidoo, J., Jiang, Y., McGwin, G. Jr.(2011). Association between aflatoxin B1 albumin adduct levels and tuberculosis infection among HIV+ Ghanaians. Archives of Clinical Microbiology Vol. 2, No. 3:3, doi:10:3823/230.

38. Owusu-Dabo E, Lewis S, McNeill A, Gilmore A, Britton J.(2011). Support for smoke-free policy, and awareness of tobacco health effects and use of smoking cessation therapy in a developing country. BMC Public Health 11:572.

39. Sarfo FS, Lavender CJ, Fyfe JA, Johnson PD, Stinear TP, Phillips RO. Mycobacterium ulcerans DNA not detected in faecal samples from Buruli ulcer patients:results of a pilot study. PLoS One. 2011 May4;6(5):e19611.

40. Kariuki T, Phillips R, Njenga S, Olesen OF, Klatser PR, Porro R, Lock S, Cabral MH,Gliber M, Hanne D. Research and capacity building for control of neglected tropical diseases:the need for a different approach. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5 (5):e1020.

41. I Bates, R Phillips, R Martin-Peprah, G Kibiki, O Gaye, K Phiri , H Tagbor, S Purnell Assessing and strengthening African universities’ capacity for doctoral programmes PLoS Medicine 2011 Sep;8 (9) 31001068

42. Sarfo FS, Le Chevalier F, Aka N, Phillips RO, Amoako Y, Boneca IG, Lenormand P,Dosso M, Wansbrough-Jones M, Veyron-Churlet R, Guenin-Macé L, Demangel C. Mycolactone diffuses into the peripheral blood of Buruli ulcer patients–implications fordiagnosis and disease monitoring. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Jul;5(7): e1237.

43. Mamoojee Y, Shakoor S, Gorton RL, Sarfo S, Appiah LT, Norman B, Balakrishnan I, Phillips R, Chadwick D. Short Communication: Low seroprevalence of cryptococcal antigenaemia in patients with advanced HIV infection enrolling in an antiretroviral programme in Ghana.Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Jan;16(1):53-6.

44. Adegnika AA, Luty AJF, Grobusch MP, Ramharter M, Yazdanbakhs M, Kremsner PG, Schwarz NG. ABO blood group and the risk of placental malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria J 2011, 10:101

45. Krefis AC, Schwarz NG, Nkrumah B, Acquah S, Loag W, Oldeland J, Sarpong N, Adu-Sarkodie YA, Ranft U, May J, Spatial Analysis of Land Cover Determinants of Malaria Incidence in the Ashanti Region, Ghana. Plos One 2011 published online in March 2011

46. Krefis AC, Schwarz NG, Krüger A, Fobil J, Nkrumah B, Acquah S, Loag W, Sarpong N, Adu-Sarkodie YA, Ranft U, May J, Modeling the relationship between precipitation and malaria incidence in children from a holoendemic area in West Africa. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011, 84(2): 285-91

47. Harrison I, Odame Phillips R, Gonzalez A, Sarfo F, Garcia A, Candotti D, Allain J-P, Chadwick D, Geretti AM. Impact of HIV Infection on HBV polymerase and surface variability among patients accessing 3TC-containing ART in Ghana. 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston 2011.

48. Debrah AY, Batsa L, Albers A, Mand S, Toliat MR, Nürnberg P, Adjei O, Hoerauf A, Pfarr K. Transforming growth factor-β1 variant Leu10Pro is associated with both lack of microfilariae and differential microfilarial loads in the blood of persons infected with lymphatic filariasis. Hum Immunol. 2011 Nov;72(11): 1143-8.

49. Debrah AY, Mand S, Marfo-Debrekyei Y, Batsa L, Albers A, Specht S, Klarmann U, Pfarr K, Adjei O, Hoerauf A. Macrofilaricidal Activity in Wuchereria bancrofti after 2 Weeks Treatment with a Combination of Rifampicin plus Doxycycline. J Parasitol Res. 2011;2011:201617.

50. Kobbe R, Hogan B, Adjei S, Klein P, Kreuels B, Loag W, Adjei O, May J. Follow-up survey of children who received sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive antimalarial treatment in infants. J Infect Dis. 2011 Feb 15;203(4):556-60.