- "Crystal Structure of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence Factor Regulator "
Cordes TJ, Worzalla GA, Ginster AM, et al., Journal of Bacteriology 193(16): 4069-4074 Aug 2011. Virulence factor regulator (Vfr) enhances Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenicity through its role as a global transcriptional regulator.
- "Structure of the minor pseudopilin XcpW from the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type II secretion system"
Franz LP, Douzi B, Durand E et al., Acta Crystallographica Section D-Biological Ctrystallography 67 124-130 Feb 2011. Here, the structure of XcpW(J) was refined to 1.85 A resolution. The structure revealed the type IVa pilin fold with an embellished variable antiparallel beta-sheet as also found in the XcpW(J) homologue enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli GspJ(W) and the XcpU(H) homologue Vibrio cholerae EpsU(H).
- "Bacterial phytochromes: More than meets the light"
Auldridge ME, Forest KT, Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 46 (1): 67-88 Feb 2011. This review focuses on the structures of bacterial phytochromes and implications for signal transmission. We also discuss the small but growing set of bacterial phytochromes for which a physiological function has been ascertained.
- "P. aeruginosa PilT Structures with and without Nucleotide Reveal a Dynamic Type IV Pilus Retraction Motor"
Misic AM, Satyshur KA, Forest KT, Journal of Molecular Biology 400 (5): 1011-1021 Jul 2010. The 12 degrees and 20 degrees domain rotations indicate motions that occur during the ATP-coupled mechanism of the disassembly of pili into membrane-localized pilin monomers. Integrating these observations, we propose a three-state "Ready, Active, Release" model for the action of PilT.