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Nakane, D., Enomoto, G., Bähre, H., Hirose, Y., Wilde, A., & Nishizaka, T. (2022) Thermosynechococcus switches the direction of phototaxis by a c-di-GMP-dependent process with high spatial resolution. eLife, 11, e73405. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.73405

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Pruteanu, M., Hernández Lobato, J.I., Stach, T., and R. Hengge (2020) Common plant flavonoids prevent the assembly of amyloid curli fibres and can interfere with bacterial biofilm formation. Environ Microbiol. Dec;22(12):5280-5299. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.15216. Epub 2020 Sep 22.
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Richter, A.M., Possling, A., Malysheva, N., Yousef, K.P., Herbst, S., von Kleist, M., and R. Hengge (2020) Local c-di-GMP signaling in the control of synthesis of the E. Coli biofilm exopolysaccharide pEtN-cellulose. J M Biol.  Jul 24;432(16):4576-4595. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2020.06.006. Epub 2020 Jun 11. 

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Krüger, L., Herzberg, C., Warneke, R., Poehlein, A., Stautz, J., Weiß, M., Daniel, R.,  Hänelt, I., and J. Stülke (2020) Two ways to convert a low- to a high-affinity potassium channel: Control of Bacillus subtilis KtrCD by glutamate. J Bacteriol. May 27;202(12):e00138-20. doi: 10.1128/JB.00138-20. Print 2020 May 27. 

Klewing, A., Koo, B.M., Krüger, L., Poehlein, A., Reuß, D., Daniel, R., Carol A. Gross, C.A., and J. Stülke (2020) Resistance to serine in Bacillus subtilis: Identification of the serine transporter YbeC and of a metabolic network that links serine and threonine metabolism. bioRxiv preprint, version posted May 20. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.20.106443. 

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Enomoto, G., and M. Ikeuchi (2020) Blue-/Green-Light-Responsive Cyanobacteriochromes Are Cell Shade Sensors in Red-Light Replete Niches. iScience. Mar 27;23(3):100936.
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Schäfer, H., Beckert, B., Frese, C.K., Steinchen, W., Nuss, A., Beckstette, M., Hantke, I., Driller, K., Sudzinová, P., Krásný, L., Kaever, V., Dersch, P., Bange*, G., Wilson*, D.N. and K. Turgay* (2020) The alarmones (p)ppGpp are part of the heat shock response of Bacillus subtilis. PLoS Genet. Mar 16;16(3):e1008275. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1008275. eCollection 2020 Mar. (* corresponding authors) » PubMed 

Enomoto G., Wilde A., and M. Ikeuchi (2020) Light-Regulated Nucleotide Second Messenger Signaling in Cyanobacteria. In: Chou SH., Guiliani N., Lee V., Römling U. (eds) Microbial Cyclic Di-Nucleotide Signaling. Springer, Cham pp 311-327.
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Pérez-Burgos, M., and L. Søgaard-Andersen (2020) Regulation by c-di-GMP in Myxococcus xanthus. In: Chou SH., Guiliani N., Lee V., Römling U. (eds) Microbial Cyclic Di-Nucleotide Signaling. Springer, Cham pp. 293-309.
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Tascón, I., Sousa, J.S., Corey, R.A., Mills, D.J., Griwatz, D., Aumüller, N., Mikusevic, V., Stansfeld, P.J., Vonck, J., and I. Hänelt (2020) Structural basis of proton-coupled potassium transport in the KUP family. Nat Commun. Jan 31;11(1):626. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-14441-7. » PubMed 


Shimokawa-Chiba, N., Müller, C., Fujiwara, K., Beckert, B., Ito, K., Wilson*, D.N., and S. Chiba* (2019) Release factor-dependent ribosome rescue by BrfA in the Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Nat Commun. Nov 27;10(1):5397. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-13408-7. ( equal contribution, * corresponding authors) » PubMed 

Latoscha,A., Wörmann, M.E., and N. Tschowri (2019) Nucleotide second messengers in Streptomyces. Microbiology. Nov;165(11):1153-1165. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000846.
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Gibhardt, J., Hoffmann, G., Turdiev, A., Wang, M., Lee, V.T., and F. M. Commichau (2019)
c-di-AMP assists osmoadaptation by regulating the Listeria monocytogenes potassium transporters KimA and KtrCD. J Biol Chem. Nov 1;294(44):16020-16033. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.010046. Epub 2019 Sep 9. » PubMed 

Erdmann, J., Thöming, J.G., Pohl, S., Pich, A., Lenz, C., and S. Häussler (2019) The core proteome of biofilm-grown clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates. Cells. Sep 23;8(10). pii: E1129. doi: 10.3390/cells8101129. » PubMed 

Braun, F., Thomalla, L., van der Does, C., Quax, T.E.F., Allers, T., Kaever, V., and S.V. Albers (2019) Cyclic nucleotides in archaeaCyclic di-AMP in the archaeon Haloferax volcanii
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Conradi, F.D., Zhou, R.Q., Oeser, S., Schuergers, N., Wilde, A., and C.W. Mullineaux (2019) Factors controlling floc formation and structure in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J Bacteriol. Sep 6;201(19). pii: e00344-19. doi: 10.1128/JB.00344-19. Print 2019 Oct 1. » PubMed 

McLean, T.C., Lo, R., Tschowri, N., Hoskisson, P.A., Al Bassam, M.M., Hutchings, M.I., and N.F. Som (2019) Sensing and responding to diverse extracellular signals: an updated analysis of the sensor kinases and response regulators of Streptomyces species. Microbiology. Sep;165(9):929-952. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000817. » PubMed 

Schäfer, H., and K. Turgay (2019) Spx, a versatile regulator of the Bacillus subtilis stress response. Curr Genet. Aug;65(4):871-876. doi: 10.1007/s00294-019-00950-6. Epub 2019 Mar 4. » PubMed 

Kordes, A., Grahl, N., Koska, M., Preusse, M., Arce-Rodriguez, A., Abraham, W.R., Kaever, V., and S. Häussler (2019) Establishment of an induced memory response in Pseudomonas aeruginosa during infection of a eukaryotic host. ISME J. Aug;13(8):2018-2030. doi: 10.1038/s41396-019-0412-1. Epub 2019 Apr 5. » PubMed 

Heidemann, J.L., Neumann, P., Dickmanns, A., and R. Ficner (2019) Crystal structures of the c-di-AMP synthesizing enzyme CdaA. J Biol Chem. Jul 5;294(27):10463-10470. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.009246. Epub 2019 May 22. » PubMed 

Serra, D.O., and R. Hengge (2019) Cellulose in Bacterial Biofilms. In: Cohen E., Merzendorfer H. (eds) Extracellular Sugar-Based Biopolymers Matrices. Biologically-Inspired Systems, vol 12.
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Hengge, R. (2019) Targeting Bacterial Biofilms by the Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG. Molecules. Jun 29;24(13). pii: E2403. doi: 10.3390/molecules24132403. » PubMed 

Grobe, S., Doberenz, S., Ferreira, K., Krueger, J., Brönstrup, M., Kaever, V., and S. Häussler (2019) Identification and Quantification of (t)RNA Modifications in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Chembiochem. Jun 3;20(11):1430-1437. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201800741. Epub 2019 Apr 5. » PubMed

Bense, S., Bruchmann, S., Steffen, A., Stradal, T.E.B., Häussler*, S., and J. Düvel* (2019) Spatiotemporal control of FlgZ activity impacts Pseudomonas aeruginosa flagellar motility. Mol Microbiol. Jun;111(6):1544-1557. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14236. Epub 2019 Mar 29.
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Gundlach, J., Krüger, L., Herzberg, C., Turdiev, A., Poehlein, A., Tascón, I. , Weiß, M. , Hertel, D., Daniel, R, Hänelt, I., Lee, V.T., and J. Stülke (2019) Sustained sensing in potassium homeostasis: Cyclic di-AMP controls potassium uptake by KimA at the levels of expression and activity. J Biol Chem. Jun 14;294(24):9605-9614. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.008774. Epub 2019 May 6. » PubMed 

Pfiffer, V., Sarenko, O., Possling, A., and R. Hengge (2019) Genetic dissection of Escherichia coli’s master diguanylate cyclase DgcE: Role of the N-terminal MASE1 domain and direct signal input from a GTPase partner system. PLoS Genet. Apr 25;15(4):e1008059.
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Quintana, I.M., Gibhardt, J., Turdiev, A., Hammer, E., Commichau, F.M., Lee, V.T., Magni*, C., and J. Stülke* (2019) The KupA and KupB proteins of Lactococcus lactis IL1403 are novel c-di-AMP receptor proteins responsible for potassium uptake. J. Bacteriol. Apr 24;201(10). pii: e00028-19. doi: 10.1128/JB.00028-19. Print 2019 May 15. (* corresponding authors)
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Onwards and [K+]upwards: a new potassium importer under the spell of cyclic-di-AMP. J Bacteriol. 2019 Apr 24;201(10). pii: e00150-19. doi: 10.1128/JB.00150-19. Print 2019 May 15. » PubMed

Serra, D.O., and R. Hengge (2019) A c-di-GMP-Based Switch Controls Local Heterogeneity of Extracellular Matrix Synthesis which Is Crucial for Integrity and Morphogenesis of Escherichia coli Macrocolony Biofilms. J Mol Biol. Apr 4. pii: S0022-2836(19)30177-9.
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Rossmann, F.M., Rick, T., Mrusek, D., Sprankel, L., Dörrich, A.K., Leonhard, T., Bubendorfer, S., Kaever, V., Bange, G., and K.M. Thormann (2019) The GGDEF domain of the phosphodiesterase PdeB in Shewanella putrefaciens mediates recruitment by the polar landmark protein HubP. J. Bacteriol. Mar 13;201(7). pii: e00534-18. doi: 10.1128/JB.00534-18. Print 2019 Apr 1. ( equal contribution) » PubMed 
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Hengge, R., Häussler, S., Pruteanu, M., Stülke, J., Tschowri, N., and K. Turgay (2019) Recent Advances and Current Trends in Nucleotide Second Messenger Signaling in Bacteria.
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Schäfer, H., Heinz, A., Sudzinová, P., Voß, M., Hantke, I., Krásný, L., and K. Turgay (2019)
Spx, the central regulator of the heat- and oxidative stress response in B. subtilis, can repress transcription of translation-related genes. Mol Microbiol Feb;111(2):514-533. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14171. Epub 2018 Dec 11. » PubMed 

Hantke, I., Schäfer, H., Janczikowski, A., and K. Turgay (2019) YocM a small heat shock protein can protect Bacillus subtilis cells during salt stress. Mol Microbiol. Feb;111(2):423-440. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14164. Epub 2018 Dec 4» PubMed 

Thomanek, N., Arends, J., Lindemann, C., Barkovits, K., Meyer, H.E., Marcus, K.,  and N. Narberhaus (2019) Intricate crosstalk between lipopolysaccharide, phospholipid and fatty acid metabolism in Escherichia coli modulates proteolysis of LpxC. Front. Microbiol. Jan 14;9:3285. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03285. eCollection 2018. » PubMed


Pausch, P., Steinchen, W., Wieland, M., Klaus, T., Freibert, S.A., Altegoer, F., Wilson, D.N., and G. Bange (2018) Structural basis for (p)ppGpp-mediated inhibition of the GTPase RbgA.
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Commichau, F.M., Heidemann, J.L., Ficner, R., and J. Stülke (2018) Making and breaking of an essential poison: the cyclases and phosphodiesterases that produce and degrade the essential second messenger cyclic di-AMP in bacteria. J Bacteriol. Dec 7;201(1). pii: e00462-18. doi: 10.1128/JB.00462-18. Print 2019 Jan 1. » PubMed 

Erdmann, J., Preusse, M., Khaledi, A., Pich, A., and S. Häussler (2018) Environment-driven changes of mRNA and protein levels in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Environ Microbiol. Nov;20(11):3952-3963. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14419. Epub 2018 Oct 22. » PubMed 

Bedrunka, P.,  Olbrisch, F.,  Rüger, M.,  Zehner, S., and N. Frankenberg-Dinkel (2018) Nitric oxide controls c-di-GMP turnover in Dinoroseobacter shibae. Microbiology. Nov;164(11):1405-1415. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000714. Epub 2018 Sep 17» PubMed 

Al-Bassam, Haist, J., Neumann, S.A., Lindenberg, S., and N. Tschowri (2018)
Expression patterns, genomic conservation and input into developmental regulation of the GGDEF/EAL/HD-GYP domain proteins in Streptomyces. Front. Microbiol., Oct 23;9:2524.
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Beckert, B., Turk, M., Czech, A., Berninghausen, O., Beckmann, R., Ignatova, Z., Plitzko*, J.M., and D.N. Wilson* (2018) Structure of a hibernating 100S ribosome reveals an inactive conformation of the ribosomal protein S1. Nat Microbiol Oct;3(10):1115-1121. doi: 10.1038/s41564-018-0237-0. Epub 2018 Sep 3. ( equal contribution, * corresponding authors) » PubMed 
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Keller, H., Weickhmann, A.K., Bock, T., and J. Wohnert (2018) Adenine protonation enables cyclic-di-GMP binding to cyclic-GAMP sensing riboswitches. RNA. Oct;24(10):1390-1402. doi: 10.1261/rna.067470.118. Epub 2018 Jul 13. » PubMed 

Quintana, I., Espariz, M., Villar, S., Gonzalez, F. B., Pacini, F., Cabrera, G., Bontempi, I., Procheto, E., Stülke, J., Perez, A. R., Marcipar, I., Blancato, V., and C. Magni (2018) Genetic engineering of Lactococcus lactis co-producing antigen and the mucosal adjuvant 3′ 5′- cyclic di adenosine monophosphate (c-di-AMP) as a design strategy to develop a mucosal vaccine prototype. Front. Microbiol. Sep 4;9:2100. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02100. eCollection 2018.
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Klauck, G., Serra, D.O., Possling, A., and R. Hengge (2018) Spatial organization of different sigma factor activities and c-di-GMP signalling within the three-dimensional landscape of a bacterial biofilm. Open Biol. Aug 8(8). pii: 180066. doi: 10.1098/rsob.180066» 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 aureusPLoS Genet. Jul 9;14(7):e1007514. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007514. eCollection 2018 Jul» 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 

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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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

Thongsomboon, W., Serra, D.O., Possling, A., Hadjineophytou, C.Hengge*, R., and
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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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Bähre, H., and V. Kaever (2017) Identification and Quantification of Cyclic Di-Guanosine
Monophosphate and Its LinearMetabolites by Reversed-Phase LC-MS/MS. In: Sauer K. (eds)
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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. ( equal contribution, * corresponding authors) » PubMed
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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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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

Schumacher, MA., Zeng, W., Findlay, K.C., Buttner, M.J., Brennan, R.G., and N. Tschowri (2017) The Streptomyces master regulator BldD binds c-di-GMP sequentially to create a functional BldD2-(c-di-GMP)4 complex. Nucleic Acids Res. Jun 20;45(11):6923-6933. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkx287. » 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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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. Oct;162(10):1840-1856. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000356. Epub 2016 Aug 16. » PubMed

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. Jul 27;44(13):6471-81. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkw470. Epub 2016 May 25. » PubMed