ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-150227-1
Torraca, Vincenzo
Email: v.torraca@imperial.ac.uk
URL: https://twitter.com/Myco_Traps
Address: Department of Medicine, Section of Medicine, Room 2.40, Flowers Building South Kensington Campus Imperial College London
Phone: 004420 7594 3152
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7340-0249


Zhang, R., Varela, M., Forn-Cuní, G., Torraca, V., van der Vaart, M., Meijer, A.H. (2020) Deficiency in the autophagy modulator Dram1 exacerbates pyroptotic cell death of Mycobacteria-infected macrophages. Cell Death & Disease. 11:277
Sommer, F., Torraca, V., Meijer, A.H. (2020) Chemokine Receptors and Phagocyte Biology in Zebrafish. Frontiers in immunology. 11:325
Stirling, D.R., Suleyman, O., Gil, E., Elks, P.M., Torraca, V., Noursadeghi, M., Tomlinson, G.S. (2020) Analysis tools to quantify dissemination of pathology in zebrafish larvae. Scientific Reports. 10:3149
Torraca, V., Kaforou, M., Watson, J., Duggan, G.M., Guerrero-Gutierrez, H., Krokowski, S., Hollinshead, M., Clarke, T.B., Mostowy, R.J., Tomlinson, G.S., Sancho-Shimizu, V., Clements, A., Mostowy, S. (2019) Shigella sonnei infection of zebrafish reveals that O-antigen mediates neutrophil tolerance and dysentery incidence. PLoS pathogens. 15:e1008006
Torraca, V., Gomes, M.C., Sarris, M., Mostowy, S. (2019) Meeting report: Zebrafish Infection and Immunity 2019. Lab animal. 48:284-287
Sommer, F., Torraca, V., Kamel, S.M., Lombardi, A., Meijer, A.H. (2019) Frontline Science: Antagonism between regular and atypical Cxcr3 receptors regulates macrophage migration during infection and injury in zebrafish. Journal of Leukocyte Biology. 107(2):185-203
Rougeot, J., Torraca, V., Zakrzewska, A., Kanwal, Z., Jansen, H.J., Sommer, F., Spaink, H.P., Meijer, A.H. (2019) RNAseq Profiling of Leukocyte Populations in Zebrafish Larvae Reveals a cxcl11 Chemokine Gene as a Marker of Macrophage Polarization During Mycobacterial Infection. Frontiers in immunology. 10:832
Masud, S., Prajsnar, T.K., Torraca, V., Lamers, G.E.M., Benning, M., Van Der Vaart, M., Meijer, A.H. (2019) Macrophages target Salmonella by Lc3-associated phagocytosis in a systemic infection model. Autophagy. 15(5):796-812
Willis, A.R., Torraca, V., Gomes, M.C., Shelley, J., Mazon-Moya, M., Filloux, A., Lo Celso, C., Mostowy, S. (2018) Shigella-Induced Emergency Granulopoiesis Protects Zebrafish Larvae from Secondary Infection.. mBio. 9(3)
Torraca, V., Mostowy, S. (2017) Zebrafish Infection: From Pathogenesis to Cell Biology. Trends in cell biology. 28(2):143-156
Mazon-Moya, M.J., Willis, A.R., Torraca, V., Boucontet, L., Shenoy, A.R., Colucci-Guyon, E., Mostowy, S. (2017) Septins restrict inflammation and protect zebrafish larvae from Shigella infection. PLoS pathogens. 13:e1006467
Chatzopoulou, A., Schoonheim, P.J., Torraca, V., Meijer, A.H., Spaink, H.P., Schaaf, M.J. (2017) Functional analysis reveals no transcriptional role for the glucocorticoid receptor β-isoform in zebrafish. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 447:61-70
Torraca, V., Tulotta, C., Snaar-Jagalska, B.E., Meijer, A.H. (2017) The chemokine receptor CXCR4 promotes granuloma formation by sustaining a mycobacteria-induced angiogenesis programme. Scientific Reports. 7:45061
Torraca, V., Otto, N.A., Tavakoli-Tameh, A., Meijer, A.H. (2017) The inflammatory chemokine Cxcl18b exerts neutrophil-specific chemotaxis via the promiscuous chemokine receptor Cxcr2 in zebrafish. Developmental and comparative immunology. 67:57-65
Masud, S., Torraca, V., Meijer, A.H. (2017) Modeling Infectious Diseases in the Context of a Developing Immune System. Current topics in developmental biology. 124:277-329
Torraca, V., Cui, C., Boland, R., Bebelman, J.P., van der Sar, A.M., Smit, M.J., Siderius, M., Spaink, H.P., Meijer, A.H. (2015) The CXCR3/CXCL11 signaling axis mediates macrophage recruitment and dissemination of mycobacterial infection. Disease models & mechanisms. 8(3):253-69
Torraca, V., Masud, S., Spaink, H.P., Meijer, A.H. (2014) Macrophage-pathogen interactions in infectious diseases: new therapeutic insights from the zebrafish host model. Disease models & mechanisms. 7:785-797
Spaink, H.P., Cui, C., Wiweger, M.I., Jansen, H.J., Veneman, W.J., Marín-Juez, R., de Sonneville, J., Ordas, A., Torraca, V., van der Ent, W., Leenders, W.P., Meijer, A.H., Snaar-Jagalska, B.E., and Dirks, R.P. (2013) Robotic injection of zebrafish embryos for high-throughput screening in disease models. Methods (San Diego, Calif.). 62(3):246-54