Dr. Judith Marchand Ball
Texas A&M University, USA



1990 Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Biochemistry 
1984 B.S., Louisiana State University, Microbiology

1974 B.S., Southeastern Louisiana University, Medical Technology/Chemistry

Publications (Selected)
  1. Tompkins, M.B., Bull, M.E., Dow, J.L., Ball, J.M., Collisson, E.W., Winslow, B.J., and Tompkins, W.A. (2001).  Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection is characterized by B7+CTLA4+ T cell apoptosis.  Journal of Infectious Diseases 185:1077-1093.
  2. Holman, P.J., Hsieh, M.M., Nix, J.L., Bendele, K., Wagner, G.G., and Ball, J.M. (2002).  Evaluation of a cysteine protease as a drug target: Characterization of an enzyme conserved among Babesia equi isolates.  Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 119:295-300.
  3. Huang, H., Gallegos, A.M., Ball, J.M., and Schroeder, F. (2002). Role of sterol carrier protein-2 N-terminal membrane binding domain in sterol transfer. Biochemistry 41:12149-12162.
  4. Schroeder,F., Zhou, M., Swaggerty, C.L., Atshaves, B.P., Petrescu, A.D., Storey, S., Martin, G.G., Huang, H., Helmkamp, G.M., and Ball, J.M. (2003). Sterol carrier protein-2 functions in phosphatidylinositol transfer and signaling, Biochemistry  42:3189-3202.
  5. Lim, W.-S., Edwards, J.F., Boyd, N.K., Payne, S.L., and Ball, J.M. (2003). Simultaneous quantitation of equine cytokine mRNAs using a multi-probe ribonuclease protection assay. Vet.Immunol. and Immunopath. 91:45-51.
  6. Boyd, N.K., Cohen, N.D., Lim, W.-S., Martens, R.J., Chaffin, M.K., and Ball, J.M. (2003). Temporal changes in cytokine expression of foals during the first month of life. Vet.Immunol. and Immunopath. 92:75-85.
  7. Parr, R. D. and Ball, J.M. (2003) New donor vector for generation of histidine-tagged fusion proteins using the Gateway Cloning System. Plasmid 49:79-83.
  8. Swaggerty, C.L., Huang, H., Lim, W.-S., Schroeder, F., and Ball, J.M. (2004) Comparison of SIVmac239(352-382) and SIVsmmPBj41(360-390) enterotoxic synthetic peptides. Virology 320:243-257.
  9. Huang, H., Schroeder, F., Estes, M.K., McPherson, T., and Ball, J.M. (2004). The interactions of rotavirus NSP4 C-terminal peptides with model membranes. Biochem. J. 380:723-733.
  10. Zhou, M., Parr, R.D., Petrescu, A.D., Payne, H.R., Atshaves, B.P., Kier, A.B., Ball, J.M., and Schroeder, F. (2004). Sterol carrier protein-2 directly interacts with caveolin-1 in vitro and in vivo. Biochemistry 43:7288-7306.
  11. Lim, W.-S., Payne, S.L., Edwards, J.F., Kim, I., and Ball, J.M. (2005) Differential effects of virulent and avirulent equine infectious anemia virus on macrophage cytokine expression. Virology 332:295-336.
  12. Ball, J.M., Swaggerty, C.L., Pei, X., Cox, V.W., Lim, W.-S., Xu, X., and Payne, S.L. (2005) The surface unit glycoprotein of equine infectious anemia virus exhibits signaling and enterotoxic activity. Virology 333:132-144.
  13. Mitchell, D.M. and Ball, J.M. (2005) Characterization of a spontaneously polarizing HT-29 cell line, HT-29/cl.f8. In Vivo Cell Dev. Biol. 40:297-302.
  14. Ball, J.M., Mitchell, D.M., Gibbons, T. and Parr, R.D. (2005). Rotavirus NSP4: A multifunctional viral enterotoxin.  Viral Immunology 18:27-40.
  15. Li, Z., Phadke, A., Weaver, E.A., Ball, J.M., Collisson, E. (2005) Feline CD8+ cells induced with FIV infected, irradiated T cells produce multiple anti-FIV factors. Devel. and Comp. Immunol. 29:809-824.
  16. Parr, R. D., S. M. Storey, D. M. Mitchell, A. L. McIntosh, M. Zhou, K. D. Mir, and J. M. Ball. (2006). The rotavirus enterotoxin, NSP4, directly interacts with the caveolae structural protein, caveolin-1. J.Virol. 80: 2842-2854.
  17. Gallegos, A.M., Storey, S.M., Kier, A.B., Schroeder, F., and Ball, J.M. (2006). Structure and cholesterol dynamics of caveolae/raft and non-raft plasma membrane domains. Biochemistry 45:12100-12116.
  18. Mir, K., Parr, R.D., Schroeder, F., and Ball, J.M. (2007). Rotavirus NSP4 binds both the amino- and carboxyl- termini of caveolin-1.Virus Research 126:106-115.
  19. Parr, R.A., Martin, G., Schroeder, M., Kier, A., Schroeder, F., and Ball, J.M. (2007).A new N-terminal recognition domain in caveolin-1 interacts with sterol carrier protein-2 (SCP-2). Biochemistry 46:8301-8314.
  20. Atshaves, B., McIntosh, A., Landrock, D., Payne, H., Mackie, J., Ball, J.M., Schroeder, F., and Kier, A.B. (2007). Effect of Sterol Carrier Protein X (SCP-X) Gene Ablation on Branched-Chain Fatty Acid Metabolism. Am. J. Phys. 292:G939-G951.
  21. Storey SM, Gallegos AM, Atshaves BP, McIntosh AL, Martin GG, Parr RD, Landrock K, Kier AB, Ball JM, Schroeder F: (2007) Selective cholesterol dynamics between lipoproteins and caveolae/lipidrafts. Biochemistry 46:13891-13906.
  22. Schroeder, F., Atshaves, B.P., McIntosh, A.L., Martin, G.G., A.L., Gallegos, A.M., Storey, S.S., Parr, R.D., Jefferson, J.R., Ball, J.M., Kier, A.B. (2007) Sterol carrier protein-2: New roles in regulating lipid rafts and signaling.  Biochemica et Biophysica Acta 1771:700-718.
  23. Storey, S.M., Gibbons, T.F., Williams, C.V., Parr, R.D., Schroeder, F., and Ball, J.M. (2007).  Full-length, glycosylated NSP4 is localized to plasma membrane caveolae by a novel raft isolation technique.  Journal of Virology 81; 5472-5483.
  24. Gallegos, A.M., Atshaves, B.P., McIntosh, A.L., Storey, S.M., Ball, J.M., Kier, A.B., and Schroeder, F. (2008). Membrane Domain Distributions: Analysis of fluorescence sterol exchange kinetics. Current Analytical Chemistry 4:1-7.
  25. Martin, G.G., Hostetler, H.A., Tichy, S.E., Russell, D.H., Berg, J.M., Woldegiorgis, G., Spencer, T.A., Ball, J.M., Kier, A.B., and Schroeder, F. (2008). Structure and function of the sterol carrier protein-2 (SCP-2) N-terminal pre-sequence. Biochem. 47:5915-5934.