Publications by Year

Oboh MA, Thomas BN. Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relatedness of Plasmodium ovale curtisi and Plasmodium ovale wallikeri in sub-Saharan Africa. Microorganisms 2022; 10:1147; microorganisms10061147

Fajardo C, Martinez-Rodriguez G, Blasco J, Mancera JM, Thomas BN, De Donato M. Nanotechnology in aquaculture: applications, perspectives and regulatory challenges. Aquaculture and Fisheries 2022; 7:185-200

Schroeter M, Gazali S, Parthasarthy A, Wadsworth C, Miranda R, Thomas BN, Hudson AO. Isolation, whole-genome sequencing and annotation of three unclassified antibiotic-producing bacteria Enterobacter sp. RIT 637, Pseudomonas sp. RIT 778 and Deinococcus sp. RIT 780. Microbiology Resources Announcement 2021; 10(48):e0086321

Tucker AR, Salazar NA, Ayoola A, Memili E, Thomas BN, Morenikeji OB. Regulatory network of miRNAs, lncRNAs, transcription factors and target genes associated with immune response in bovine mastitis. Scientific Reports 2021; 11(1):21899

Ojo JA, Adedokun SA, Akindele AA, Olorunfemi AB, Otutu OA, Ojurongbe TA, Thomas BN, Velavan TP, Ojurongbe O. Prevalence of urogenital and intestinal schistosomiasis among school children in South-west Nigeria. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021; 15(7):e0009628

Bhalla M, Heinzinger LR, Morenikeji OB, Marzullo B, Thomas BN, Bou Ghanem EN. Transcriptome profiling reveals CD73 and age-driven changes in neutrophil responses against Streptococcus pneumoniae. Infection and Immunity 2021; 89(11):e0025821

Morenikeji OB, *Bernard K, *Strutton E, *Wallace M, Thomas BN. Computational identification of long non-coding RNA potentially regulating gene expression in cytokine storm during COVID-19. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 2021; 8:582953

Morenikeji OB, Wallace M, Strutton E, Bernard K, Yip E, Thomas BN. Integrative network analysis of predicted miRNA-targets regulating expression of immune response genes in bovine coronavirus infection. Frontiers in Genetics 2020; 11:584392

Morenikeji OB, Strutton E, Wallace M, Bernard K, Yip E, Thomas BN. Dissecting transcription factor-target interaction in bovine coronavirus infection. Microorganisms 2020; 8(9):1323

Adegbaju MS, Morenikeji OB, Borrego EJ, Hudson AO, Thomas BN. Differential evolution of alpha-glucan water dikinase (GWD) in plants. Plants 2020; 9(9):1101

Fagbemi KA, Adebusuyi S, Nderu D, Adedokun S, Pallerla S, Amoo AO, Thomas BN, Velavan TP, Ojurongbe O. High prevalence of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance-associated mutations in Plasmodium falciparum field isolates from asymptomatic pregnant women in Ogun Sate, Southwest Nigeria. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 2020; 85:104503

Gan HM, Parthasarathy A, Henry KR, Savka MA, Thomas BN, Hudson AO. Whole genome sequencing of Pantoea sp RIT388, a potential oral pathogen isolated from the chewing stick (Distemonanthus benthamianus). Microbiology Resources Announcements 2020; 9:e01468-19

Morenikeji OB, Capria AL, Ojurongbe O, Thomas BN. SNP diversity in CD14 gene promoter suggests adaptation footprints in trypanosome tolerant N'Dama (Bos taurus) but not susceptible White Fulani (Bos indicus) cattle. Genes 2020; 11(1):112

Morenikeji OB, Metelski JL, Hawkes M, Capria AL, Seamans BN, Falade CA, Ojurongbe O, Thomas BN. CD209 and not CD28 or STAT6 polymorphism is important for clinical malaria and disease severity among children in West Africa. Microorganisms 2020; 8:158

Morenikeji OB, Ajayi OO, Peters SO, Mujibi FD, Wheto M, Ikeobi CON, Thomas BN, Imumorin IG. RNA-seq of bovine skin transcriptome in temperate taurine and tropical indicine cattle. Journal of Animal Science and Technology 2020; 62(2):141-158

Agyingi EO, Wiandt TI, Buxbaum LU, Thomas BN. Modeling the immune system response: an application to leishmaniasis. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 2020; 17(2):1253-1271

Morenikeji OB, Hawkes ME, Hudson AO, Thomas BN. Computational network analysis identifies evolutionarily conserved miRNA-gene interactions potentially regulation immune response in bovine trypanosomosis. Frontiers in Microbiology 2019; 10:2010

Morenikeji OB, Thomas BN. In silico analyses of CD14 molecule reveals significant evolutionary diversity, potentially associated with speciation and variable immune response in mammals. PeerJ 2019; e7325 DOI 10.7717/peerj.7325

Ikegbunam MN, Nkonganyi CN, Thomas BN, Esimone CO, Velavan TP, Ojurongbe O. analysis of Plasmodium falciparum Pfcrt and Pfmdr1 genes in parasite isolates from asymptomatic individuals from Southeast Nigeria eleven years after withdrawal of chloroquine. Malaria Journal 2019; 18:343

Seamans BN, Pellechio S, Capria AL, Agyingi S, Morenikeji O, Ojurongbe O, Thomas BN. Genetic diversity of CD14, CD28, CTLA-4 and ICOS gene promoter polymorphism in African and American sickle cell disease. Human Immunology 2019; pii: S0198-8859(19)30556-7

Funwei R, Nderu D, Nguetse CN, Thomas BN, Falade C, Velavan TP, Ojurongbe O. Deletion of Plasmodium falciparum histidine rich proteins 2 (Pfhrp2) and 3 (Pfhrp3) gene in Nigerian isolates. Acta Tropica 2019; 196:121-125

Beiter KJ, Wentlent Z, Hamouda A, Thomas BN. Nonconventional opponents: a review of malaria and leishmaniasis among United States Armed Forces. PeerJ 2019; 7:e6313

Ajayi OO, Peters SO, de Donato M, Sowande SO, Mujibi FD, Morenikeji OO, Thomas BN, Adeleke M, Imumorin IG. Computational genome-wide identification of heat shock protein genes in the bovine genome. F1000Research 2018, 7:1504

Adedokun SA, Seamans BN, Cox NT, Liou G, Akindele AA, Li Y, Ojurongbe O, Thomas BN. Interleukin-4 and STAT-6 polymorphisms but not interleukin 10 or 13 are essential for regulating schistosomiasis and disease burden in south-western Nigeria. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 2018; 65:28-34

Amoo JK, Akindele AA, Amoo AOJ, Efunshile AM, Ojurongbe TA, Fayemiwo SA, Thomas BN, Ojurongbe O. Prevalence and impact of enteric parasitic infections among HIV-infected individuals in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Pan African Medical Journal 2018; 30:66

Nguetse CN, Ojo JA, Nchotebah C, Ikegbunam MN, Thomas BN, Velavan TP, Ojurongbe O. Genetic diversity of the Plasmodium falciparum glutamate rich protein R2 before and twelve years after introduction of artemisinin combination therapies among febrile children in Nigeria. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2018; 98 (3): 667-676

Ojurongbe O, Opatokun RL, Nguetse CN, Fayemiwo SA, Falade CO, Thomas BN, Meyer CG, Velavan TP. High prevalence of dihydrofolate reductase gene mutations in Plasmodium falciparum parasites among pregnant women in Nigeria after use of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine. Pathogens and Global Health 2018; 10:1-7

Funwei RI, Thomas BN, Falade CO, Ojurongbe O. Extensive diversity in the allelic frequency of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface proteins and glutamate-rich protein between rural and urban settings in south-western Nigeria. Malaria Journal 2018; 17(1):1

Ajayi OO, Peters SO, de Donato M, Mujibi FD, Khan WA, Hussain T, Babar ME, Thomas BN, Imumorin IG. Genetic variation in N- and C-terminal regions of bovine DNAJA1 heat shock protein gene in Africa, Asian and American cattle. Journal of Genomics 2018; 6:1-8

Gan HM, Thomas BN, Cavanaugh NT, Morales GH, Mayers A, Savka MA, Hudson AO. Whole genome sequencing of Rhodotorula mucilaginosa isolated from chewing stick (Distemonanthus benthamianus): insight into the phylogeny, mitogenome dynamics and carotenoid biosynthesis of the genus Rhodotorula. Peer J 2017; 5:e4030

Ojurongbe O, Funwei RI, Snyder T, Farid I, Aziz N, Li Y, Falade C, Thomas BN. Genetic variants of tumor necrosis factor alpha -308G/A (rs1800629) but not Toll-interacting proteins or vitamin D receptor genes enhance susceptibility and severity of malaria infection. Immunogenetics 2017; 70(2):135-140

De Donato M, Peters SO, Hussain T, Rudolfo H, Thomas BN, Babar ME, Imumorin IG. Molecular evolution of type II MAGE genes from ancestral MAGED2 gene and their phylogenetic resolution of basal mammalian clades. Mammalian Genome 2017; 28(9-10):443-454

De Donato M, Hussain T, Rudolfo H, Peters SO, Imumorin IG, Thomas BN. Conservation of repeats at the mammalian KCNQ1OT1-CDKN1C region suggests a role in genomic imprinting. Evolutionary Bioinformatics 2017; 13:1-14

Ojurongbe O, Funwei RI, Snyder T, Aziz N, Li Y, Falade C, Thomas BN. Genetic diversity of CD14 promoter gene polymorphism (rs2569190) is associated with regulation of parasitemia but not susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum infection. Infectious Diseases: Research and Treatment 2017; 10:1-6

Short E, Caminade C, Thomas BN. Climate change and contribution to emergence or re-emergence of parasitic diseases. Infectious Diseases: Research and Treatment 2017; 10:1-7

Otegbade OO, Ojo AA, Adefokun DI, Abiodun OO, Thomas BN, Ojurongbe O. Ethanolic extracts of Blighia sapida stem bark show remarkable prophylactic activity in experimental Plasmodium berghei-infected mice. Drug Target Insights 2017; 11:1-8

Navarro K, Agyingi SA, Nwabuobi CK, Thomas BN. Polymorphism of the endothelin-1 gene (rs5370) is a potential contributor to sickle cell pathophysiology. Genes & Diseases 2016; 3:294-298

Ojurongbe O, Akindele AA, Adedokun SA, Thomas BN. Malaria: control, elimination and eradication. Human Parasitic Diseases 2016; 8:11-15

Polter SJ, Caraballo AA, Lee YP, Eng WWH, Gan HM, Wheatley MS, Savka MA, Thomas BN, Hudson AO. Isolation, identification, whole genome sequencing and annotation of four Bacillus sp: B antracis RIT375, B. circulans RIT379, B. altiudinis RIT380 and B. megatarium RIT381 from internal stem tissue of the insulin plant Costus igneus. Genome Announcements 2015; 3(4): e00847-15

Duru KC, Noble JA, Guindo A, Yi L, Imumorin IG, Diallo DA, Thomas BN. Extensive Genomic Variability of Knops Blood Group Polymorphisms Is Associated with Sickle Cell Disease in Africa. Evolutionary Bioinformatics 2015; 11:25-33; doi: 10.4137/EBO.S23132

Noble JA, Duru KC, Guindo A, Yi L, Imumorin IG, Diallo DA, Thomas BN. Interethnic diversity of the CD209 (rs4804803) gene promoter polymorphism in African but not American sickle cell disease. PeerJ 2015 3:e799; DOI 10.7717/peerj.799

Duru KC, Thomas BN. Genetic diversity and allelic frequency of glutamate-rich protein (GLURP) in Plasmodium falciparum Isolates from sub-Saharan Africa. Microbiology Insights 2014; 7:35-9; doi: 10.4137/MBI.S20618

Thakur TJ, Guindo A, Cullifer LR, Li Y, Imumorin IG, Diallo DA, Thomas BN. Endothelin-1 but not endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphism is associated with sickle cell disease in Africa. Gene Regulation and Systems Biology 2014; 8:119-26; doi: 10.4137/GRSB.S14836

Adefenwa MA, Agaviezor BO, Peters SO, Oboh BO, Wheto M, Adekoya KO, Okpeku M, Ikeobi CON, De Donato M, Thomas BN, Imumorin IG (2013). Novel intron 2 polymorphism in the melanophilin gene is in Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and not associated with coat color in goats. Open Journal of Genetics 3:195-200

Thomas BN, Thakur TJ, Yi L, Guindo A, Diallo DA, Ott J. Extensive ethnogenomic diversity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) polymorphisms. Gene Regulation and Systems Biology 2013;7:1-10; doi: 10.4137/GRSB.S10857

Adefenwa MA, Peters SO, Agaviezor BO, Wheto M, Adekoya KO, Okpeku M, Oboh B, Williams GO, Adebambo OA, Singh M, Thomas B, De Donato M, Imumorin IG. Identification of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the agouti signaling protein (ASIP) gene in some goat breeds in tropical and temperate climates. Molecular Biology Reports 2013; 40(7):4447-57; doi: 10.1007/s11033-013-2535-1

Sanni T, Onasanya G, Adefenwa MA, Yakubu A, Ikeobi CON, Adebambo OA, Talabi AO, Ozoje M, Wheto M, Takeet MI, Peters SO, De Donato M, Thomas BN, Imumorin IG (2013). Molecular diagnosis of subclinical African Trypanosoma vivax infection and association with physiological indices and serum metabolites in extensively managed goats in the tropics. Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine 3:39-45

Thomas BN, Petrella CR, Thakur TJ, Crespo SR, Diallo DA (2012). Genetic polymorphism of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein-1 and 2 and diversity of drug resistance genes in blood donors from Bamako, Mali. Infectious Diseases: Research and Treatment 6:49-57

Thomas BN, Diallo DA, Noumsi GT, Moulds JM. Circulating Immune Complex Levels are Associated with Disease Severity and Seasonality in Children with Malaria from Mali. Biomarkers Insights 2012; 7:81-6; doi: 10.4137/BMI.S9624

Isokpehi RD, Mahmud O, Mbah AN, Simmons SS, Avelar L, Rajnarayanan RV, Udensi UK, Ayensu WK, Cohly HH, Brown SD, Dates CR, Hentz SD, Hughes SJ, Smith-McInnis DR, Patterson CO, Sims JN, Turner KT, Williams BS, Johnson MO, Adubi T, Mbuh JV, Anumudu CI, Adeoye GO, Thomas BN, Nashiru O, Oliveira G. Developmental Regulation of Genes Encoding Universal Stress Proteins in Schistosoma mansoni. Gene Regulation and Systems Biology 2011;5:61-74; doi: 10.4137/GRSB.S7491

Chu N, Thomas BN, Patel SR, Buxbaum LU. IgG1 is pathogenic in Leishmania mexicana infection. Journal of Immunology 2010; 185(11): 6939-46; doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1002484

Li X, Thomas BN, Rich SM, Ecker D, Tumwine JK, Foulkes AS. Estimating and testing haplotype-trait associations in non-diploid populations. Journal of Royal Society of Applied Statistics, Series C. 2009; 58(5):663-678

Thomas BN, Buxbaum LU. FcgammaRIII mediates immunoglobulin G-induced interleukin-10 and is required for chronic Leishmania mexicana lesions. Infection and Immunity 2008; 76(2):623-31

González AM, Cabrera VM, Larruga JM, Tounkara A, Noumsi G, Thomas BN, Moulds JM. Mitochondrial DNA variation in Mauritania and Mali and their genetic relationship to other Western Africa populations. Annals of Human Genetics 2006; 70: 631-657;

Thomas BN, Donvito B, Cockburn I, Fandeur T, Rowe JA, Cohen JH, Moulds JM. A complement receptor-1 polymorphism with high frequency in malaria endemic regions of Asia but not Africa. Genes and Immunity 2005; 6:31-36; doi: 10.1038/sj.gene.6364150

Moulds JM, Thomas BN, Doumbo O, Diallo DA, Lyke KE, Plowe CV, Rowe JA, Birmingham DJ. Identification of the Kna/Knb polymorphism and a method for Knops genotyping. Transfusion 2004; 44:164-169


Moulds JM, Drames TR, Thomas B. Lack of the Cromer antigen GUTI in Mexican Americans and Choctaw Indians. Transfusion 2004; 44:307

Coker AO, Isokpehi RD, Thomas BN, Amisu KO, Obi CL. Human campylobacteriosis in developing countries. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2002; 8:237-44

Coker AO., Isokpehi RD, Thomas BN, Amisu KO. Incidence, trends and sources of campylobacteriosis in developing countries- an overview. In: WHO Consultation on the Increasing Incidence of Human Campylobacteriosis the Increasing Incidence of Human Campylobacteriosis: Report and Proceedings of a WHO Consultation of Experts, Copenhagen, Denmark 21-25 November 2000: WHO, 2001: 44-48

Coker AO, Isokpehi RD, Thomas BN, Fagbenro-Beyioku AF, Omilabu SA. Zoonotic infections in Nigeria: overview from a medical perspective. Acta Tropica 2000; 76:59-63

Isokpehi RD, Thomas BN, Ojo KO, Sofoluwe AB, Coker AO. Information technology literacy among Nigerian microbiology students and professionals. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2000; 16(5):423-424