Joseph J. Ferretti

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Joseph J. Ferretti


Ferretti, Joseph J. (HSC)
George Lynn Cross Research Professor

Department of:

College Of Medicine/Microbiology & Immunology -Professor

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University of Minnesota   Ph.D.   1967

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Ferretti's laboratory was the first to complete the genome analysis of Streptococcus mutans. Recent work has centered on the genetics of sugar transport and metabolism and the regulatory mechanisms involved in metabolism and virulence.


Microbiology Website, Dr. Ferretti

Research Projects:

Selected Publications:

A binding protein-dependent transport system in Streptococcus mutans responsible for multiple sugar metabolism
   Russell, R.R.B., J. Aduse-Opuko, I.C. Sutcliffe, L. Tao, and J.J. Ferretti.
Journal of Biochemistry
Expression of gtfS is essential for normal insoluble glucan synthesis by Streptococcus downei
   Gilmore, K.S., R.R.B. Russell and J.J. Ferretti
Infection and Immunity
Novel streptococcal-integration shuttle vectors for gene cloning and inactivation
   Tao, L., D.J. LeBlanc and J.J. Ferretti.
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