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The RpoS Gatekeeper in Borrelia burgdorferi: An Invariant Regulatory Scheme That Promotes Spirochete Persistence in Reservoir Hosts and Niche Diversity.

Caimano MJ, Groshong AM, Belperron A, Mao J, Hawley KL, Luthra A, Graham DE, Earnhart CG, Marconi RT, Bockenstedt LK, Blevins JS, Radolf JD.

Front Microbiol. 2019 Aug 21;10:1923. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01923. eCollection 2019.


Assessing the Contribution of an HtrA Family Serine Protease During Borrelia turicatae Mammalian Infection.

Jackson-Litteken CD, Zalud AK, Ratliff CT, Latham JI, Bourret TJ, Lopez JE, Blevins JS.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019 Aug 13;9:290. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00290. eCollection 2019.


Infection of Primary Human Alveolar Macrophages Alters Staphylococcus aureus Toxin Production and Activity.

Brann KR, Fullerton MS, Onyilagha FI, Prince AA, Kurten RC, Rom JS, Blevins JS, Smeltzer MS, Voth DE.

Infect Immun. 2019 Jun 20;87(7). pii: e00167-19. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00167-19. Print 2019 Jul.


DksA Controls the Response of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi to Starvation.

Boyle WK, Groshong AM, Drecktrah D, Boylan JA, Gherardini FC, Blevins JS, Samuels DS, Bourret TJ.

J Bacteriol. 2019 Jan 28;201(4). pii: e00582-18. doi: 10.1128/JB.00582-18. Print 2019 Feb 15.


Generation of Conditional Mutants in Borrelia burgdorferi.

Latham JI, Blevins JS.

Methods Mol Biol. 2018;1690:225-239. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7383-5_17.


BB0744 Affects Tissue Tropism and Spatial Distribution of Borrelia burgdorferi.

Wager B, Shaw DK, Groshong AM, Blevins JS, Skare JT.

Infect Immun. 2015 Sep;83(9):3693-703. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00828-15. Epub 2015 Jul 6.


SaeRS-dependent inhibition of biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus Newman.

Cue D, Junecko JM, Lei MG, Blevins JS, Smeltzer MS, Lee CY.

PLoS One. 2015 Apr 8;10(4):e0123027. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123027. eCollection 2015.


BB0238, a presumed tetratricopeptide repeat-containing protein, is required during Borrelia burgdorferi mammalian infection.

Groshong AM, Fortune DE, Moore BP, Spencer HJ, Skinner RA, Bellamy WT, Blevins JS.

Infect Immun. 2014 Oct;82(10):4292-306. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01977-14. Epub 2014 Jul 28.


Identification of lysine residues in the Borrelia burgdorferi DbpA adhesin required for murine infection.

Fortune DE, Lin YP, Deka RK, Groshong AM, Moore BP, Hagman KE, Leong JM, Tomchick DR, Blevins JS.

Infect Immun. 2014 Aug;82(8):3186-98. doi: 10.1128/IAI.02036-14. Epub 2014 May 19.


Insights into the biology of Borrelia burgdorferi gained through the application of molecular genetics.

Groshong AM, Blevins JS.

Adv Appl Microbiol. 2014;86:41-143. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800262-9.00002-0. Review.


Rrp2, a prokaryotic enhancer-like binding protein, is essential for viability of Borrelia burgdorferi.

Groshong AM, Gibbons NE, Yang XF, Blevins JS.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Jul;194(13):3336-42. doi: 10.1128/JB.00253-12. Epub 2012 Apr 27.


Invariant NKT cell development requires a full complement of functional CD3 zeta immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs.

Becker AM, Blevins JS, Tomson FL, Eitson JL, Medeiros JJ, Yarovinsky F, Norgard MV, van Oers NS.

J Immunol. 2010 Jun 15;184(12):6822-32. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.0902058. Epub 2010 May 14.


Rrp2, a sigma54-dependent transcriptional activator of Borrelia burgdorferi, activates rpoS in an enhancer-independent manner.

Blevins JS, Xu H, He M, Norgard MV, Reitzer L, Yang XF.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Apr;191(8):2902-5. doi: 10.1128/JB.01721-08. Epub 2009 Feb 6.


Transcriptional interplay among the regulators Rrp2, RpoN and RpoS in Borrelia burgdorferi.

Ouyang Z, Blevins JS, Norgard MV.

Microbiology. 2008 Sep;154(Pt 9):2641-58. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.2008/019992-0.


Differential expression of a putative CarD-like transcriptional regulator, LtpA, in Borrelia burgdorferi.

Yang XF, Goldberg MS, He M, Xu H, Blevins JS, Norgard MV.

Infect Immun. 2008 Oct;76(10):4439-44. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00740-08. Epub 2008 Jul 28.


Assessment of decorin-binding protein A to the infectivity of Borrelia burgdorferi in the murine models of needle and tick infection.

Blevins JS, Hagman KE, Norgard MV.

BMC Microbiol. 2008 May 28;8:82. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-8-82.


Structural and biochemical basis for polyamine binding to the Tp0655 lipoprotein of Treponema pallidum: putative role for Tp0655 (TpPotD) as a polyamine receptor.

Machius M, Brautigam CA, Tomchick DR, Ward P, Otwinowski Z, Blevins JS, Deka RK, Norgard MV.

J Mol Biol. 2007 Oct 26;373(3):681-94. Epub 2007 Aug 21.


Adaptation of a luciferase gene reporter and lac expression system to Borrelia burgdorferi.

Blevins JS, Revel AT, Smith AH, Bachlani GN, Norgard MV.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 Mar;73(5):1501-13. Epub 2007 Jan 12.


Evidence that RpoS (sigmaS) in Borrelia burgdorferi is controlled directly by RpoN (sigma54/sigmaN).

Smith AH, Blevins JS, Bachlani GN, Yang XF, Norgard MV.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Mar;189(5):2139-44. Epub 2006 Dec 8.


The PnrA (Tp0319; TmpC) lipoprotein represents a new family of bacterial purine nucleoside receptor encoded within an ATP-binding cassette (ABC)-like operon in Treponema pallidum.

Deka RK, Brautigam CA, Yang XF, Blevins JS, Machius M, Tomchick DR, Norgard MV.

J Biol Chem. 2006 Mar 24;281(12):8072-81. Epub 2006 Jan 16.


bptA (bbe16) is essential for the persistence of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, in its natural tick vector.

Revel AT, Blevins JS, Almazán C, Neil L, Kocan KM, de la Fuente J, Hagman KE, Norgard MV.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 May 10;102(19):6972-7. Epub 2005 Apr 28.


Effects of sarA inactivation on the intrinsic multidrug resistance mechanism of Staphylococcus aureus.

O'Leary JO, Langevin MJ, Price CT, Blevins JS, Smeltzer MS, Gustafson JE.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2004 Aug 15;237(2):297-302.


The luxS gene is not required for Borrelia burgdorferi tick colonization, transmission to a mammalian host, or induction of disease.

Blevins JS, Revel AT, Caimano MJ, Yang XF, Richardson JA, Hagman KE, Norgard MV.

Infect Immun. 2004 Aug;72(8):4864-7.


Global gene expression in Staphylococcus aureus biofilms.

Beenken KE, Dunman PM, McAleese F, Macapagal D, Murphy E, Projan SJ, Blevins JS, Smeltzer MS.

J Bacteriol. 2004 Jul;186(14):4665-84.


Do gender differences in running performance disappear with distance?

Coast JR, Blevins JS, Wilson BA.

Can J Appl Physiol. 2004 Apr;29(2):139-45.


Predicted gain and functional gain with transcranial routing of signal completely-in-the-canal hearing aids.

Fagelson MA, Noe CM, Murnane OD, Blevins JS.

Am J Audiol. 2003 Dec;12(2):84-90.


Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus SarA binding sites.

Sterba KM, Mackintosh SG, Blevins JS, Hurlburt BK, Smeltzer MS.

J Bacteriol. 2003 Aug;185(15):4410-7.


Effects of low volume resistance and cardiovascular training on strength and aerobic capacity in unfit men and women: a demonstration of a threshold model.

Winett RA, Wojcik JR, Fox LD, Herbert WG, Blevins JS, Carpinelli RN.

J Behav Med. 2003 Jun;26(3):183-95.


Mutation of sarA in Staphylococcus aureus limits biofilm formation.

Beenken KE, Blevins JS, Smeltzer MS.

Infect Immun. 2003 Jul;71(7):4206-11.


Role of sarA in the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus musculoskeletal infection.

Blevins JS, Elasri MO, Allmendinger SD, Beenken KE, Skinner RA, Thomas JR, Smeltzer MS.

Infect Immun. 2003 Jan;71(1):516-23.


Strain-dependent differences in the regulatory roles of sarA and agr in Staphylococcus aureus.

Blevins JS, Beenken KE, Elasri MO, Hurlburt BK, Smeltzer MS.

Infect Immun. 2002 Feb;70(2):470-80.


Staphylococcus aureus collagen adhesin contributes to the pathogenesis of osteomyelitis.

Elasri MO, Thomas JR, Skinner RA, Blevins JS, Beenken KE, Nelson CL, Smeltzer MS.

Bone. 2002 Jan;30(1):275-80.


Multiplex PCR protocol for the diagnosis of staphylococcal infection.

Mason WJ, Blevins JS, Beenken K, Wibowo N, Ojha N, Smeltzer MS.

J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Sep;39(9):3332-8.


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