Vladimir L. Motin, PhD

Vladimir L. Motin, PhD

Department of Pathology

Phone: (409) 772-3155
Lab: (409) 772-3158
Email: vlmotin@utmb.edu

Vladimir L. Motin, PhD

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis, Systems Biology, Host Defense and Immunity, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Vaccines.
  • BS Institute for Engineering and Physics, Moscow, Russia Biophysics 1983
    PhD Gamaleya Research Institute for Epidemiology
    and Microbiology, Academy of Medical Sciences,
    Moscow, Russia
    Microbiology and Genetics 1988
  • Honors
    1987Best Young Scientist Research Award of Gamaleya Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia1997Faculty Career Development Award, University of California, Irvine


    • Department of Pathology
    • Department of Microbiology & Immunology
    • Centers for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases
    • Sealy Center for Vaccine Development
    • Institute for Human Infections and Immunity
    • Center for Tropical Diseases
    • American Society for Microbiology
    • International Society for Vaccines
    • Experimental Pathology Graduate Program
    • Microbiology & Immunology Graduate Program
    1. Motin, V.L., M.S. Pokrovskaya, M.V. Telepnev, V.V. Kutyrev, N.A. Vidyaeva, A.A. Filippov, and G.B. Smirnov. 1992. The difference in the lcrV sequences between Y. pestis and Y. pseudotuberculosis and its application for characterization of Y. pseudotuberculosis strains. Microb. Pathogen. 12:165-175.
    2. Motin, V.L., R. Nakajima, G.B. Smirnov, and R.R. Brubaker. 1994. Passive immunity to Yersinia mediated by anti-recombinant V antigen and anti-protein A-V antigen fusion peptide. Infect. Immun. 62:4192-4201.
    3. Nakajima, R., V.L. Motin, and R.R. Brubaker 1995. Suppression of cytokines in mice by protein A-V antigen fusion peptide and restoration of synthesis by active immunization. Infect. Immun. 63:3021-3029.
    4. Motin, V.L., Yu.A. Nedialkov, and R.R. Brubaker. 1996. V antigen-polyhistidine fusion peptide: specific binding to LcrH and active immunity against plague. Infect. Immun. 64:4313-4318.
    5. Nedialkov, Yu.A., V.L. Motin, and R.R. Brubaker. 1997. Resistance to lipopolysaccharide mediated by the Yersinia pestis V antigen-polyhistidine fusion peptide: amplification of Interleukin-10. Infect. Immun. 65:1196-1203.
    6. Motin, V.L., S.M. Kutas, and R.R. Brubaker. 1997. Suppression of mouse skin allograft rejection by protein A-yersinia V antigen fusion peptide. Transplantation 63:1040-1042.
    7. Motin, V.L., L.M. de la Maza, and E.M. Peterson. 1999. Immunization with a peptide corresponding to chlamydial heat shock protein 60 increases the humoral immune response in C3H mice to a peptide representing variable domain 4 of the major outer membrane protein of Chlamydia trachomatis. Clin. Diagn. Lab. Immunol. 6:356-363.
    8. Motin, V.L., A.M. Georgescu, J.M. Elliott, P. Hu, P.L. Worsham, L.L. Ott, T.R. Slezak, B.A., Sokhansanj, W.M. Regala, R.R. Brubaker, and E. Garcia. 2002. Genetic variability of Yersinia pestis isolates as predicted by PCR-based IS100 genotyping and analysis of structural genes encoding glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (glpD). J. Bacteriol. 184:1019-1027.
    9. Slepenkin, A., V. Motin, L.M. de la Maza, and E.M. Peterson. 2003. Temporal expression of type III secretion genes of Chlamydia pneumoniae. Infect. Immun. 71:2555-2562.
    10. Chain, P.S.G., E. Carniel, F. W. Larimer, J. Lamerdin, P. O. Stoutland, W. M. Regala, A. M. Georgescu, L. M. Vergez, M. L. Land, V. L. Motin, R. R. Brubaker, J. Fowler, J. Hinnebusch, M. Marceau, C. Medigue, M. Simonet, V. Chenal- Francisque, B. Souza, D. Dacheux, J. M. Elliott, A. Derbise, L. J. Hauser, and E.Garcia. 2004. Insights into the evolution of Yersinia pestis through whole genome comparison with Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 101:13826-13831.
    11. Motin, V.L., A. M. Georgescu, J. P. Fitch, P. P. Gu, D. O. Nelson, S. L. Mabery, J. B. Garnham, B. A. Sokhansanj, L. L. Ott, M. A. Coleman, J. M. Elliott, L. M. Kegelmeyer, A. J. Wyrobeck, T. R. Slezak, R. R. Brubaker, and E. Garcia. 2004. Temporal Global Changes in Gene Expression during Temperature Transition in Yersinia pestis. J. Bacteriol.186:6398-6305.
    12. Abramov, V.M., Khlebnikov, V.S., Vasiliev, A.M., Kosarev, I.V., Vasilenko, R.N., Kulikova, N.L., Khodyakova, A.V., Evstigneev, V.I., Uversky, V.N., Motin, V.L., Smirnov, G.B., Brubaker, R.R. 2007. Attachment of LcrV from Yersinia pestis at Dual Binding Sites to Human TLR-2 and Human IFN-gamma Receptor. J Proteome Res. 6:2222-2231.
    13. Feodorova, V.A., L.N. Pan'kina, E.P. Savostina, L.V. Sayapina, V.L. Motin, S.V. Dentovskaya, R.Z. Shaikhutdinova, S.A. Ivanov, B. Lindner, A.N. Kondakova, O.V. Bystrova, N.A. Kocharova, S.N. Senchenkova, O. Holst, G.B. Pier, Y.A. Knirel, A.P. Anisimov. 2007. Yersinia pestis EV NIIEG ΔlpxM live vaccine induces enhanced immunity against bubonic plague in mice and guinea pigs. Vaccine. 25:7620-7628.
    14. Kim, T.-J., S. Chauhan, V.L. Motin, E.-B. Goh, M.M. Igo and G.M. Young. 2007. Direct transcriptional regulation of the plasminogen activator gene of Yersinia pestis by the cyclic AMP receptor protein. J Bacteriol. 189:8890-900.
    15. Agarkov, A., S. Chauhan, P.J. Lory, S.R. Gilbertson and V. L. Motin. 2008. Substrate specificity and screening of the integral membrane protease Pla. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 18:427-431.
    16. Garcia, E., P. Chain, J.M. Elliott, A.G. Bobrov, V.L. Motin, O.A. Kirillina, V. Lao, R. Calendar, and A. Filippov. 2008. Molecular characterization of L-413C, a P2-related plague diagnostic bacteriophage. Virology. 372:85-96.
    17. Sha, J., Agar, S.L., Baze, W.B., Olano, J.P., Fadl, A.A., Erova, T.E., Wang, S., Foltz, S.M., Suafez, G., Motin, V.L., Chauhan, S., Klimpel, G.R., Peterson, J.W., and Chopra, A.K. 2008. Braun Lipoprotein (Lpp) contributes to the virulence of Yersiniae: potential role of Lpp in inducing bubonic and pneumonic plague. Infect. Immun. 76:1390-1409
    18. Feodorova, V.A., L.N. Pan'kina, E.P. Savostina, O.V. Kuznetsov, N.P. Konnov, L.V. Sayapina, S.V. Dentovskaya, R.Z. Shaikhutdinova, S.A. Ageev, B. Lindner, A.N. Kondakova, O.V. Bystrova, N.A. Kocharova, S.N. Senchenkova, O. Holst, G.B. Pier, Y.A. Knirel, A.P. Anisimov, and V.L. Motin. 2009. Pleiotropic effects of the lpxM mutation in Yersinia pestis resulting in modification of the biosynthesis of major immunoreactive antigens. Vaccine 27:2240-2250.
    19. Endsley, J.J., Torres, A.G., Gonzales, C.M., Kosykh, V.G., Motin, V.L., Peterson, J.W., Estes, D.M., Klimpel, G.R. 2009. Comparative antimicrobial activity of granulysin against bacterial biothreat agents. Open Microbiol. J. 3:92-96.
    20. Telepnev, M.V., G.R. Klimpel, J. Haithcoat, Y.A. Knirel, A.P. Anisimov and V.L. Motin. 2009. Tetra-acylated lipopolysaccharide of Yersinia pestis can inhibit multiple Toll-Like Receptor (TLR)-mediated signaling pathways in human dendritic cells. J Infect Dis 200:1694-1702
    21. Robinson, J.B., Telepnev, M.V., Zudina, I.V., Bouyer, D., Montenieri, J.A., Bearden, S.W., Gage, K.L., Agar, S.L., Foltz, S.M., Chauhan, S., Chopra, A.K., and Motin, V.L. 2009. Evaluation of a Yersinia pestis Mutant Impaired in Thermoregulated Type VI-Like Secretion System in Flea, Macrophage and Murine Models. Microb Pathogen 47:243-251.
    22. Anisimov, A.P., S.V. Dentovskaya, E.A. Panfertsev, T.E. Svetoch, P.Kh. Kopylov, B.W. Segelke, A. Zemla, M.V. Telepnev and V.L. Motin. 2010. Amino acid and structural variability of Yersinia pestis LcrV protein. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 10:137-145.
    23. Colborn, J.M., M.Y. Kosoy, V.L. Motin, M.V. Telepnev, G. Valbuena, K.S. Myint, Y. Fofanov, C. Putonti, C. Feng and L. Peruski. 2010. Improved detection of Bartonella DNA in mammalian hosts and arthropod vectors using the NADH dehydrogenase gamma subunit (nuoG). J Clin Microbiol 48:4630-4633.
    24. Sha, J., J.J. Endsley, M.L. Kirtley, S.M. Foltz, M. B. Huante, T.E. Erova, E.V. Kozlova, V.L. Popov, L.A. Yeager, I.V. Zudina, V.L. Motin, J.W. Peterson, K.L. DeBord, and A.K. Chopra. 2011. Characterization of an F1 deletion mutant of Yersinia pestis CO92, pathogenic role of F1 antigen in bubonic and pneumonic plague, and evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of F1 antigen capture-based dipsticks. J Clin Microbiol 49:1708-1715.
    25. Charusanti, P., S. Chauhan, K. McAteer, J.A. Lerman, D.R. Hyduke, V.L. Motin, C. Ansong, J.N. Adkins, and B.O. Palsson. 2011. An experimentally-supported genome scale metabolic network reconstruction for Yersinia pestis CO92. BMC Systems Biology 5: 163.
    26. Schrimpe-Rutledge, A., M. Jones, S. Chauhan, S. Purvine, J. Sanford, M. Monroe, H. Brewer, S. Payne, C. Ansong, B. Frank, R. Smith, S. Peterson, V. Motin, J. Adkins. 2012. Comparative "Omics"™ driven genome annotation refinement: Application across multiple Yersiniae including plague strains. PLoS One. 7:e33903.
    27. Ansong A., A.C. Schrimpe-Rutledge, H. Mitchell, S. Chauhan, M.B. Jones, Y-Mo Kim, K. McAteer, B. Deatherage, J. L. Dubois, H. M. Brewer, B. C. Frank, J. E. McDermott, T. O. Metz, S. N. Peterson, V. L. Motin and J. N. Adkins. 2013. A mutli-omic systems approach to elucidating Yersinia virulence mechanisms. Mol Biosyst. 9:44-54.
    28. Erova, T., J.Rosenzweig, J. Sha, G. Suarez, J. Sierra, M. Kirtley, C. van Lier, M. Telepnev, V. Motin, and A. Chopra. 2013. Evaluation of protective potential of Yersinia pestis outer membrane protein antigens as possible candidates for a new generation recombinant plague vaccine. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 20:227-238.

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