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A model for group B Streptococcus pilus type 1: the structure of a 35-kDa C-terminal fragment of the major pilin GBS80.

Vengadesan K, Ma X, Dwivedi P, Ton-That H, Narayana SV.

J Mol Biol. 2011 Apr 15;407(5):731-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2011.02.024. Epub 2011 Feb 17.


Architects at the bacterial surface - sortases and the assembly of pili with isopeptide bonds.

Hendrickx AP, Budzik JM, Oh SY, Schneewind O.

Nat Rev Microbiol. 2011 Mar;9(3):166-76. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro2520. Review.


A highly unusual thioester bond in a pilus adhesin is required for efficient host cell interaction.

Pointon JA, Smith WD, Saalbach G, Crow A, Kehoe MA, Banfield MJ.

J Biol Chem. 2010 Oct 29;285(44):33858-66. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.149385. Epub 2010 Aug 19.


Increase in pilus islet 2-encoded pili among Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Zähner D, Gudlavalleti A, Stephens DS.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Jun;16(6):955-62. doi: 10.3201/eid1606.091820.


Spontaneous intermolecular amide bond formation between side chains for irreversible peptide targeting.

Zakeri B, Howarth M.

J Am Chem Soc. 2010 Apr 7;132(13):4526-7. doi: 10.1021/ja910795a.


Structural basis of host cell recognition by the pilus adhesin from Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Izoré T, Contreras-Martel C, El Mortaji L, Manzano C, Terrasse R, Vernet T, Di Guilmi AM, Dessen A.

Structure. 2010 Jan 13;18(1):106-15. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2009.10.019.


Stability and assembly of pilus subunits of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

El Mortaji L, Terrasse R, Dessen A, Vernet T, Di Guilmi AM.

J Biol Chem. 2010 Apr 16;285(16):12405-15. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M109.082776. Epub 2010 Feb 10.


Isopeptide bonds block the mechanical extension of pili in pathogenic Streptococcus pyogenes.

Alegre-Cebollada J, Badilla CL, Fernández JM.

J Biol Chem. 2010 Apr 9;285(15):11235-42. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.102962. Epub 2010 Feb 5.


Two intramolecular isopeptide bonds are identified in the crystal structure of the Streptococcus gordonii SspB C-terminal domain.

Forsgren N, Lamont RJ, Persson K.

J Mol Biol. 2010 Apr 2;397(3):740-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2010.01.065. Epub 2010 Feb 4.


The Corynebacterium diphtheriae shaft pilin SpaA is built of tandem Ig-like modules with stabilizing isopeptide and disulfide bonds.

Kang HJ, Paterson NG, Gaspar AH, Ton-That H, Baker EN.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Oct 6;106(40):16967-71. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0906826106. Epub 2009 Sep 21. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Oct 27;106(43):18427.


Burden of disease caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in children younger than 5 years: global estimates.

O'Brien KL, Wolfson LJ, Watt JP, Henkle E, Deloria-Knoll M, McCall N, Lee E, Mulholland K, Levine OS, Cherian T; Hib and Pneumococcal Global Burden of Disease Study Team..

Lancet. 2009 Sep 12;374(9693):893-902. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61204-6. Review.


Intramolecular isopeptide bonds give thermodynamic and proteolytic stability to the major pilin protein of Streptococcus pyogenes.

Kang HJ, Baker EN.

J Biol Chem. 2009 Jul 31;284(31):20729-37. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M109.014514. Epub 2009 Jun 4.


Linkage of T3 and Cpa pilins in the Streptococcus pyogenes M3 pilus.

Quigley BR, Zähner D, Hatkoff M, Thanassi DG, Scott JR.

Mol Microbiol. 2009 Jun;72(6):1379-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2009.06727.x. Epub 2009 May 8.


Amide bonds assemble pili on the surface of bacilli.

Budzik JM, Marraffini LA, Souda P, Whitelegge JP, Faull KF, Schneewind O.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 22;105(29):10215-20. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0803565105. Epub 2008 Jul 11.


A second pilus type in Streptococcus pneumoniae is prevalent in emerging serotypes and mediates adhesion to host cells.

Bagnoli F, Moschioni M, Donati C, Dimitrovska V, Ferlenghi I, Facciotti C, Muzzi A, Giusti F, Emolo C, Sinisi A, Hilleringmann M, Pansegrau W, Censini S, Rappuoli R, Covacci A, Masignani V, Barocchi MA.

J Bacteriol. 2008 Aug;190(15):5480-92. doi: 10.1128/JB.00384-08. Epub 2008 May 30.


Stabilizing isopeptide bonds revealed in gram-positive bacterial pilus structure.

Kang HJ, Coulibaly F, Clow F, Proft T, Baker EN.

Science. 2007 Dec 7;318(5856):1625-8.


SipA is required for pilus formation in Streptococcus pyogenes serotype M3.

Zähner D, Scott JR.

J Bacteriol. 2008 Jan;190(2):527-35. Epub 2007 Nov 9.


An IgG-like domain in the minor pilin GBS52 of Streptococcus agalactiae mediates lung epithelial cell adhesion.

Krishnan V, Gaspar AH, Ye N, Mandlik A, Ton-That H, Narayana SV.

Structure. 2007 Aug;15(8):893-903.


The Enterococcus faecalis MSCRAMM ACE binds its ligand by the Collagen Hug model.

Liu Q, Ponnuraj K, Xu Y, Ganesh VK, Sillanpää J, Murray BE, Narayana SV, Höök M.

J Biol Chem. 2007 Jul 6;282(27):19629-37. Epub 2007 Mar 28.


Population genetics and linkage analysis of loci within the FCT region of Streptococcus pyogenes.

Kratovac Z, Manoharan A, Luo F, Lizano S, Bessen DE.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Feb;189(4):1299-310. Epub 2006 Oct 6.

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