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Oomens, Antonius (Tom) G






Department: Veterinary Pathobiology

Contact Information:
Veterinary Pathobiology
258 McElroy Hall
Stillwater, OK 74074
Office: (405) 744-4397
Laboratory: (405) 744-4453
Fax: (405) 744-5275
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Fields of Interest:

Assembly and entry of RNA viruses.

Virus-host cell interaction.



Current Research Focus:

 Assembly of human respiratory syncytial virus.


Selected Publications:

Mitra, Ruchira., Pradyumna Baviskar, Rebecca Duncan-Decocq, Darshna Patel, and Antonius G.P. Oomens (2012). The Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Matrix Protein Is Required for Maturation of Viral Filaments. Journal of Virology, Vol. 86, Issue 8.


Batonick, Melissa, Antonius G.P. Oomens, and Gail W. Wertz (2008). The Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Glycoproteins are Not Required For the Apical Targeting and Release From Polarized Epithelial Cells. Journal of Virology, Vol. 84, No 17, p. 8664-8672.


Sastre, P, Antonius G.P. Oomens, and Gail W. Wertz (2007). The Stability of Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus is Enhanced by Incorporation of  the Baculovirus GP64 Protein. Vaccine, Vol 25, p.5025-5033.


Oomens, A.G.P., Kevin P. Bevis, and Gail W. Wertz (2006). The Cytoplasmic Tail of the Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus F Protein Play Critical Roles in Cellular Localization of the F Protein and Infectious Progeny Production. Journal of Virology, Vol. 80, p10465-10477.


Oomens, A.G.P. and Gail W. Wertz (2004). trans-Complementation Allows Recovery of Human Respiratory Syncytial Viruses That Are Infectious But Deficient In Cell-to-Cell Transmission. Journal of Virology, Vol. 78, p.9064-9072.Oomens, A.G.P. and Gail W. Wertz (2004). The Baculovirus GP64 Protein Mediates Highly Stable Infectivity of a human Respiratory Syncytial Virus Lacking Its Homologous Transmembrane Glycoproteins. Journal of Virology, Vol. 78, p. 124-135.