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The metal ion-dependent adhesion site motif of the Enterococcus faecalis EbpA pilin mediates pilus function in catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

Nielsen HV, Guiton PS, Kline KA, Port GC, Pinkner JS, Neiers F, Normark S, Henriques-Normark B, Caparon MG, Hultgren SJ.

MBio. 2012 Jul 24;3(4):e00177-12. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00177-12. Print 2012.


Pilin and sortase residues critical for endocarditis- and biofilm-associated pilus biogenesis in Enterococcus faecalis.

Nielsen HV, Flores-Mireles AL, Kau AL, Kline KA, Pinkner JS, Neiers F, Normark S, Henriques-Normark B, Caparon MG, Hultgren SJ.

J Bacteriol. 2013 Oct;195(19):4484-95. doi: 10.1128/JB.00451-13. Epub 2013 Aug 2.


Contribution of individual Ebp Pilus subunits of Enterococcus faecalis OG1RF to pilus biogenesis, biofilm formation and urinary tract infection.

Sillanpää J, Chang C, Singh KV, Montealegre MC, Nallapareddy SR, Harvey BR, Ton-That H, Murray BE.

PLoS One. 2013 Jul 11;8(7):e68813. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068813. Print 2013.


Conservation of Ebp-type pilus genes among Enterococci and demonstration of their role in adherence of Enterococcus faecalis to human platelets.

Nallapareddy SR, Sillanpää J, Mitchell J, Singh KV, Chowdhury SA, Weinstock GM, Sullam PM, Murray BE.

Infect Immun. 2011 Jul;79(7):2911-20. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00039-11. Epub 2011 Apr 18.


Relative contributions of Enterococcus faecalis OG1RF sortase-encoding genes, srtA and bps (srtC), to biofilm formation and a murine model of urinary tract infection.

Kemp KD, Singh KV, Nallapareddy SR, Murray BE.

Infect Immun. 2007 Nov;75(11):5399-404. Epub 2007 Sep 4. Erratum in: Infect Immun. 2010 Jan;78(1):562.


Characterization of the ebp(fm) pilus-encoding operon of Enterococcus faecium and its role in biofilm formation and virulence in a murine model of urinary tract infection.

Sillanpää J, Nallapareddy SR, Singh KV, Prakash VP, Fothergill T, Ton-That H, Murray BE.

Virulence. 2010 Jul-Aug;1(4):236-46.


Relative contributions of Ebp Pili and the collagen adhesin ace to host extracellular matrix protein adherence and experimental urinary tract infection by Enterococcus faecalis OG1RF.

Nallapareddy SR, Singh KV, Sillanpää J, Zhao M, Murray BE.

Infect Immun. 2011 Jul;79(7):2901-10. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00038-11. Epub 2011 Apr 19.


The Enterococcus faecalis EbpA Pilus Protein: Attenuation of Expression, Biofilm Formation, and Adherence to Fibrinogen Start with the Rare Initiation Codon ATT.

Montealegre MC, La Rosa SL, Roh JH, Harvey BR, Murray BE.

MBio. 2015 May 26;6(3):e00467-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00467-15.


Endocarditis and biofilm-associated pili of Enterococcus faecalis.

Nallapareddy SR, Singh KV, Sillanpää J, Garsin DA, Höök M, Erlandsen SL, Murray BE.

J Clin Invest. 2006 Oct;116(10):2799-807.


Bicarbonate enhances expression of the endocarditis and biofilm associated pilus locus, ebpR-ebpABC, in Enterococcus faecalis.

Bourgogne A, Thomson LC, Murray BE.

BMC Microbiol. 2010 Jan 21;10:17. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-10-17.


Enterococcus faecalis rnjB is required for pilin gene expression and biofilm formation.

Gao P, Pinkston KL, Nallapareddy SR, van Hoof A, Murray BE, Harvey BR.

J Bacteriol. 2010 Oct;192(20):5489-98. doi: 10.1128/JB.00725-10. Epub 2010 Aug 20.


Detection of ebp (endocarditis- and biofilm-associated pilus) genes in enterococcal isolates from clinical and non-clinical origin.

Cobo Molinos A, Abriouel H, Omar NB, López RL, Galvez A.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2008 Aug 15;126(1-2):123-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2008.05.015. Epub 2008 May 21.


EbpA vaccine antibodies block binding of Enterococcus faecalis to fibrinogen to prevent catheter-associated bladder infection in mice.

Flores-Mireles AL, Pinkner JS, Caparon MG, Hultgren SJ.

Sci Transl Med. 2014 Sep 17;6(254):254ra127. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3009384.


Enterococcal biofilm formation and virulence in an optimized murine model of foreign body-associated urinary tract infections.

Guiton PS, Hung CS, Hancock LE, Caparon MG, Hultgren SJ.

Infect Immun. 2010 Oct;78(10):4166-75. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00711-10. Epub 2010 Aug 9.


Link between culture zeta potential homogeneity and Ebp in Enterococcus faecalis.

Tariq M, Bruijs C, Kok J, Krom BP.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Apr;78(7):2282-8. doi: 10.1128/AEM.07618-11. Epub 2012 Jan 20.


Identification and phenotypic characterization of a second collagen adhesin, Scm, and genome-based identification and analysis of 13 other predicted MSCRAMMs, including four distinct pilus loci, in Enterococcus faecium.

Sillanpää J, Nallapareddy SR, Prakash VP, Qin X, Höök M, Weinstock GM, Murray BE.

Microbiology. 2008 Oct;154(Pt 10):3199-211. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.2008/017319-0.


The minor pilin subunit Sgp2 is necessary for assembly of the pilus encoded by the srtG cluster of Streptococcus suis.

Okura M, Osaki M, Fittipaldi N, Gottschalk M, Sekizaki T, Takamatsu D.

J Bacteriol. 2011 Feb;193(4):822-31. doi: 10.1128/JB.01555-09. Epub 2010 Dec 10.


Differential PilA pilus assembly by a hospital-acquired and a community-derived Enterococcus faecium isolate.

Hendrickx AP, Schapendonk CM, van Luit-Asbroek M, Bonten MJ, van Schaik W, Willems RJ.

Microbiology. 2010 Sep;156(Pt 9):2649-59. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.041392-0. Epub 2010 Jun 11.


EbpR is important for biofilm formation by activating expression of the endocarditis and biofilm-associated pilus operon (ebpABC) of Enterococcus faecalis OG1RF.

Bourgogne A, Singh KV, Fox KA, Pflughoeft KJ, Murray BE, Garsin DA.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Sep;189(17):6490-3. Epub 2007 Jun 22.

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