University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Infectious Disease

Bio for Jose Teixeira, Ph.D.

Jose Teixeira, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Infectious Disease Medicine
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Medicine, Stafford Hall, Room 302


1990 - B.A. - Medical Sciences - School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
1994 - M.Sc. - Immunology - School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil.
1998 - Ph.D. - Immunology - School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Research Interests

Characterization of the mechanism of phagocytosis of host cells by the intestinal amoeba Entamoeba histolytica
Development of new drug treatments for Cryptosporidium parasites using a cell-based screening assay

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

Teixeira JE, Mann BJ. Entamoeba histolytica–induced Dephosphorylation in Host Cells. Infect Immun. 70: 1816 - 1823, 2002.

Teixeira JE, Huston CD. Participation of the serine-rich Entamoeba histolytica protein in amebic phagocytosis of apoptotic host cells. Infect Immun 76:959-66, 2008.

Teixeira JE, Huston CD. Evidence of a continuous endoplasmic reticulum in the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica. Eukaryotic Cell. 7:1222-6, 2008

Heron BT, Sateriale A, Teixeira JE, Huston CD.  Evidence for a novel Entamoeba histolytica lectin activity that recognises carbohydrates present on ovalbumin. Int J Parasitol. Aug 31; 41:137-44, 2011.

Teixeira JE, Heron B, Huston CD.  C1q- and collectin-dependent phagocytosis of apoptotic host cells by the intestinal protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. Journal of Infectious Diseases. Oct 1; 198(7):1062-70, 2008.

Vaithilingam A, Tiexeira JE, Miller P, Heron B, Huston CD. Entamoeba histolytica cell surface calriticulin binds human C1q and functions in amebic phagocytosis of host cells. Infection and Immunity. 80:2008-2018. 2012

Teixeira JE, Sateriale A, Bessoff K, Huston CD.  Control of Entamoeba histolytica adherance involves EhMSP-1, a M8 family surface metalloprotease with homology to leishmanolysin. Infectin and Immunity 80:2065-76.  2012