Prof Carolina Pohl-Albertyn
Microbiology and Biochemistry
BTG C104
IB 61
051 4019197

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Publications (Short List)

Latest publications (2014-2019)

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  • Pohl CH, Kock JLF (2014) Oxidized fatty acids as inter-kingdom signaling molecules. Molecules 19: 1273-1285

  • Ells R, Kilian W, Hugo A, Albertyn J, Kock JLF, Pohl CH (2014) Virulence of South African Candida albicans strains isolated from different clinical samples. Medical Mycology 52: 246-253

  • Swart CW, Pohl CH, Kock JLF (2014) Auger-architectomics: Introducing a new nanotechnology to infectious disease. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 807:1-8

  • Motaung TE, Albertyn J, Pohl CH (corresponding author), Köhler G (2015) Candida albicans mutant construction and characterization of selected virulence determinants. Journal of Microbiological Methods 115: 153-165

  • Madu UL, Ogundeji AO, Mochochoko BM, Pohl CH, Albertyn J, Swart CW, Allwood JW, Southam AD, Dunn WB, May RC, Sebolai OM (2015) Cryptococcal 3-hydroxy fatty acids protect cells against phagocytosis. Frontiers in Microbiology 6: article 1351

  • Borgonie G, Linage-Alvarez B, Ojo A, Mundle S, Freese B, Van Rooyen C, Kuloyo O, Albertyn J, Pohl C, Cason E, Vermeulen J, Pienaar  C, Litthauer D, Van Niekerk H, Van Eeden J, Sherwood Lollar B, Onstott T, Van Heerden E.  Eukaryotic opportunists dominate the deep subsurface biosphere in South Africa. Nature Communications 6: 8952

  • Ogundeji AO, Albertyn J, Pohl CH, Sebolai OM. Method for identification of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii useful in resource limited settings. Journal of Clinical Pathology. In press DOI:  0.1136/jclinpath-2014-202790

  • Fourie R, Ells R, Kemp G, Sebolai OM, Albertyn J, Pohl CH (corresponding author). (2017) Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces aspirin insensitive eicosanoids and contributes to the eicosanoid profile of polymicrobial biofilms with Candida albicans. Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids 117:36-46.Sander W, O’Neill H, Pohl CH (corresponding author). (2017) Prostaglandin E2 as a modulator of viral infections. Frontiers in Physiology 8:art 89.

  • Madu UL, Ogundeji AO, Pohl CH, Albertyn J, Sebolai OM. (2017) Elucidation of the role of 3-hydroxy fatty acids in Cryptococcus-amoeba interactions. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: art 765.

  • Ogundeji AO, Pohl CH, Sebolai OM. (2017) The repurposing of anti-psychotic drugs, Quetiapine and Olanzapine, as anti-Cryptococcus drugs. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: art 815

  • Alayande KA, Pohl CH, Ashafa AOT. (2017) Time-kill kinetics and biocidal effect of Euclea crispa leaf extracts against microbial membrane. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 10: 390-399.

  • Jiru TM, Groenewald M, Steyn L, Pohl C, Kiggundu N, Abate D. (2017) Optimization of cultivation conditions for biotechnological production of lipid by Rhodotorula kratochvilovae (syn. Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae) SY89 for biodiesel preparation. 3 Biotech 7: art 145.

  • Agunbiade MO, Van Heerden E, Pohl C, Ashafa AT (2017) Flocculating performance of a bioflocculant produced by Arthrobacter humicola in sewage waste water treatment. BMC Biotechnology 17: art 51.

  • Fourie R, Kuloyo OO, Mochochoko BM, Albertyn J, Pohl CH (corresponding author). (2018) Iron at the centre of Candida albicans interactions. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 8: art 185

  • Alayande KA, Pohl CH, Ashafa AOT. (2018) Significance of combination therapy between Euclea crispa (Thunb.) (leaf and stem bark) extracts and standard antibiotics against drug resistant bacteria. South African Journal of Botany 118: 203-208.

  • Ogundeji A, Porotloane B, Pohl C, Kendrekar P, Sebolai O. (2018) Copper acyl salicylate has potential as an anti-Cryptococcus anti-fungal agent. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 62: e02345-17.

  • Jiru TM, Steyn, L, Pohl C, Abate D. (2018) Production of single cell oil from cane molasses by Rhodotorula kratochvilovae (syn, Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae) SY89 as a biodiesel feedstock. Chemistry Central Journal 12: 91.

  • Alayande KA, Pohl CH, Ashafa AOT. (2018) In vitro assessment of Euclea crispa (Thunb.) leaf extracts against Campylobacter spp. and Escherichia coli – Common diarrhoeal agents. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences 6: 158-165.

  • Du Plooy M, Sebolai OM, Pohl CH, Albertyn J. (2018) Functional characterization of cryptococcal genes: then and now. Frontiers in Microbiology (Fungi and their interactions) 9: art 2263.

  • Agunbiade M, Pohl C, Ashafa AOT (2018) Bioflocculant production from Streptomyces platensis and its potential for river and waste water treatment. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology 49: 731-741.

  • Fourie R, Pohl CH (corresponding author) (2019) Invited review: Beyond antagonism: the interaction between Candida species and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Fungi (Fungal-bacterial interactions: Current knowledge and future perspectives) 5: art 34
  •  Agunbiade MO, Saheed S, Van Heerden E, Pohl CH (2019) In vivo toxicological evaluation of a purified bioflocculant produced by Arthrobacter humicola. Pharmacognosy Journal 11:486-492


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