2018

Keller, H., Weickhmann, A.K., Bock, T., and J. Wohnert J. (2018) Adenine protonation enables cyclic-di-GMP binding to cyclic-GAMP sensing riboswitches. RNA. Jul 13. pii: rna.067470.118. doi: 10.1261/rna.067470.118[Epub ahead of print]. » PubMed 

Gratani, F.L., Horvatek, P., Geiger, T., Borisova, M., Mayer, C., Grin, I., Wagner, S., Steinchen, W., Bange, G., Velic, A., Maček, B., and C. Wolz (2018)
Regulation of the opposing (p)ppGpp synthetase and hydrolase activities in a bifunctional RelA/SpoT homologue from Staphylococcus aureus. PLoS Genet. 2018 Jul 9;14(7):e1007514. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007514[Epub ahead of print]. » PubMed 

Commichau, F.M., and J. Stülke (2018) Coping with an essential poison: a genetic suppressor analysis corroborates a key function of c-di-AMP in controlling potassium ion homeostasis in Gram-positive bacteria. J Bacteriol. May 24;200(12). pii: e00166-18. doi: 10.1128/JB.00166-18. Print 2018 Jun 15» PubMed

Herbst, S., Lorkowski, M., Sarenko, O., Nguyen, T.K.L., Jaenicke, T., and R. Hengge (2018)
Transmembrane redox control and proteolysis of PdeC, a novel type of c-di-GMP
phosphodiesterase. EMBO J. Apr 13;37(8). pii: e97825. doi: 10.15252/embj.201797825. Epub 2018 Mar 7. » PubMed 

Thongsomboon, W., Serra, D.O., Possling, A., Hadjineophytou, C.Hengge*, R., and
L. Cegelski* 
(2018) Phosphoethanolamine cellulose: A naturally produced chemically modified cellulose. Science. Jan 19;359(6373):334-338. doi: 10.1126/science.aao4096. » PubMed 
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2. Science News: The secret to icky, sticky bacterial biofilms lies in the microbes’ cellulose. » Read more
3. Nature highlight: How bacteria make their fortresses. » Read more
4. Chemical & Engineering News: Bacteria make modified cellulose. » Read more
5. Phys.org News: Bacterial biofilm cellulose found to differ from plant cellulose. » Read more
6. Nature Microbiology: Do Gram-negatives produce cellulose or not? » Read more
7. F1000Prime by G. Nester, 12 February 2018. doi: 10.3410/f.732501572.793542371.
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F1000Prime by C. Whitfield, 16 February 2018. doi: 10.3410/f.732501572.793542459.

Commichau, F.M., Gibhardt, J., Halbedel, S., Gundlach, J., and J. Stülke (2018) A Delicate Connection: c-di-AMP Affects Cell Integrity by Controlling Osmolyte Transport. Trends Microbiol. Mar;26(3):175-185. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2017.09.003. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
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Waters, C. : In F1000Prime, 09 October 2017. doi: 10.3410/f.731603148.793537473. 

Gundlach, J., Commichau, F.M., and J. Stülke (2018) Of ions and messengers: an intricate link between potassium, glutamate, and cyclic di-AMP. Curr Genet. Feb;64(1):191-195. doi: 10.1007/s00294-017-0734-3. Epub 2017 Aug 20. » PubMed

2017

Drexler, D.J., Müller, M., Rojas-Cordova, C.A., Bandera, A.M., and G. Witte (2017)Structural and Biophysical Analysis of the Soluble DHH/DHHA1-Type Phosphodiesterase TM1595 from Thermotoga maritimaStructure. Oct 24. pii: S0969-2126(17)30329-5. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2017.10.001. Epub 2017 Oct 26. » PubMed

Sarenko, O., Klauck, G., Wilke, F.M., Pfiffer, V., Richter,A.M., Herbst, S., Kaever, V., and R. Hengge (2017) More than enzymes that make and break c-di-GMP – Local signaling in the interactome of GGDEF/EAL domain proteins of Escherichia coli. mBio. Oct 10;8(5). pii: e01639-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01639-17. » PubMed
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1. Sondermann, H. : In F1000Prime, 19 October 2017. doi: 10.3410/f.731966577.793537737;
2. Galperin, M. : In F1000Prime, 20 October 2017. doi:10.3410/f. 731966577.793537754.

Serra, D.O., and R. Hengge (2017) Experimental detection and visualization of the extracellular matrix in macrocolony biofilms. In: Sauer K. (eds) c-di-GMP Signaling. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1657. Humana Press, New York, N.Y., 1657:133-145. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7240-1_11. » PubMed

Angerer, V., Essen, L.O., and A. Wilde (2017) Analysis of c-di-GMP levels synthesized by a photoreceptor protein in response to different light qualities using an in vitro enzymatic assay. In: Sauer K. (eds) c-di-GMP Signaling. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1657. Humana Press, New York, N.Y., 1657:187-204. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7240-1_15. » PubMed

Kampf, J., Gundlach, J., Herzberg, C., Treffon, K.,  and J. Stülke (2017) Identification of c-di-AMP-binding proteins using magnetic beads. In: Sauer K. (eds) c-di-GMP Signaling. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1657. Humana Press, New York, N.Y., 1657:347-359. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7240-1_27» PubMed

Beckert¶, B., Abdelshahid¶, M., Schäfer, H., Steinchen, W., Arenz, S., Berninghausen, O., Beckmann, R., Bange*, G., Turgay*, K., and D.N. Wilson* (2017) Structure of the Bacillus subtilis hibernating 100S ribosome reveals the basis for 70S dimerization. EMBO J. Jul 14;36(14):2061-2072. doi: 10.15252/embj.201696189. Epub 2017 May 3. » PubMed
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Gonzalez, R.L. Jr. : Survivor: Ribosome Edition. EMBO J. 2017 Jul 14;36(14):1996-1998. doi: 10.15252/embj.201797518. » PubMed

Blötz, C., Treffon, K., Kaever, V., Schwede, F., Hammer, E., and J.  Stülke (2017) Identification of the components involved in cyclic di-AMP signaling in Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Front. Microbiol. Jul 13;8:1328. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01328eCollection 2017. » PubMed

Gundlach, J., Herzberg, C., Hertel, D., Thürmer, A., Daniel, R., Link, H., and J.  Stülke (2017) Adaptation of Bacillus subtilis to life at extreme potassium limitation. mBio. Jul 5;8(4). pii: e00861-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00861-17» PubMed
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Clausen, T. and Suskiewicz, M. : In F1000Prime, 06 October 2017. doi: 10.3410/f.727781851.793537409.

Angerer, V., Schwenk, P., Wallner, T., Kaever, V., Hiltbrunner, A., and A. Wilde (2017) The protein Slr1143 is an active diguanylate cyclase in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and interacts with the photoreceptor Cph2. Microbiology. Jun;163(6):920-930. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000475. Epub 2017 Jun 21. » PubMed

Schuergers, N., Mullineaux, C.W., and Wilde, A. (2017) Cyanobacteria in motion. Curr. Opin. Plant Biol. Jun;37:109-115. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2017.03.018Epub 2017 May 1. » PubMed

Gundlach, J., Herzberg, C., Kaever, V., Gunka, K., Hoffmann, T., Weiß, M., Gibhardt, J., Thürmer, A., Hertel, D., Daniel, R., Bremer, E., Commichau, F.M., and J. Stülke (2017) Control of potassium homeostasis is an essential function of the second messenger cyclic di-AMP in Bacillus subtilis. Sci. Signal. Apr 18;10(475). pii: eaal3011. doi: 10.1126/scisignal.aal3011.
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2016

Arenz, S., Abdelshahid, M., Sohmen, D., Payoe, R., Starosta, A.L., Berninghausen, O., Hauryliuk, V., Beckmann, R., and D.N. Wilson (2016) The stringent factor RelA adopts an open conformation on the ribosome to stimulate ppGpp synthesis. Nucleic Acids Res. 44(13):6471-81. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw470. Epub 2016 May 25. » PubMed

Krol, E., Klaner, C., Gnau, P., Kaever, V., Essen, LO., and A. Becker (2016) Cyclic mononucleotide- and Clr-dependent gene regulation in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Microbiology 162(10):1840-1856. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000356. Epub 2016 Aug 16. » PubMed