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The Rich Tapestry of Bacterial Protein Translocation Systems.

Christie PJ.

Protein J. 2019 Aug;38(4):389-408. doi: 10.1007/s10930-019-09862-3. Review.


Structural bases for F plasmid conjugation and F pilus biogenesis in Escherichia coli.

Hu B, Khara P, Christie PJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jul 9;116(28):14222-14227. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1904428116. Epub 2019 Jun 25.


Enterococcal PcfF Is a Ribbon-Helix-Helix Protein That Recruits the Relaxase PcfG Through Binding and Bending of the oriT Sequence.

Rehman S, Li YG, Schmitt A, Lassinantti L, Christie PJ, Berntsson RP.

Front Microbiol. 2019 May 7;10:958. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00958. eCollection 2019.


In Situ Molecular Architecture of the Helicobacter pylori Cag Type IV Secretion System.

Hu B, Khara P, Song L, Lin AS, Frick-Cheng AE, Harvey ML, Cover TL, Christie PJ.

MBio. 2019 May 14;10(3). pii: e00849-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00849-19.


Biological and Structural Diversity of Type IV Secretion Systems.

Li YG, Hu B, Christie PJ.

Microbiol Spectr. 2019 Mar;7(2). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.PSIB-0012-2018. Review.


Two pKM101-encoded proteins, the pilus-tip protein TraC and Pep, assemble on the Escherichia coli cell surface as adhesins required for efficient conjugative DNA transfer.

González-Rivera C, Khara P, Awad D, Patel R, Li YG, Bogisch M, Christie PJ.

Mol Microbiol. 2019 Jan;111(1):96-117. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14141. Epub 2018 Oct 21.


CRISPR-FRT targets shared sites in a knock-out collection for off-the-shelf genome editing.

Swings T, Marciano DC, Atri B, Bosserman RE, Wang C, Leysen M, Bonte C, Schalck T, Furey I, Van den Bergh B, Verstraeten N, Christie PJ, Herman C, Lichtarge O, Michiels J.

Nat Commun. 2018 Jun 8;9(1):2231. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04651-5.


The Agrobacterium VirB/VirD4 T4SS: Mechanism and Architecture Defined Through In Vivo Mutagenesis and Chimeric Systems.

Li YG, Christie PJ.

Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2018;418:233-260. doi: 10.1007/82_2018_94. Review.


A unique cytoplasmic ATPase complex defines the Legionella pneumophila type IV secretion channel.

Chetrit D, Hu B, Christie PJ, Roy CR, Liu J.

Nat Microbiol. 2018 Jun;3(6):678-686. doi: 10.1038/s41564-018-0165-z. Epub 2018 May 21.


PrgB promotes aggregation, biofilm formation, and conjugation through DNA binding and compaction.

Schmitt A, Jiang K, Camacho MI, Jonna VR, Hofer A, Westerlund F, Christie PJ, Berntsson RP.

Mol Microbiol. 2018 Aug;109(3):291-305. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13980. Epub 2018 Jul 31.


Type IV secretion in Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.

Grohmann E, Christie PJ, Waksman G, Backert S.

Mol Microbiol. 2018 Feb;107(4):455-471. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13896. Epub 2018 Jan 18. Review. Erratum in: Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2017;413:E1.


Structural biology: Loading T4SS substrates.

Christie PJ.

Nat Microbiol. 2017 Aug 24;2:17125. doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.125. No abstract available.


Classic Spotlights: Selected Highlights from the First 100 Years of the Journal of Bacteriology.

Armitage JP, Becker A, Christie PJ, de Boer PAJ, DiRita VJ, Gourse RL, Henkin TM, Margolin W, Metcalf WW, Mullineaux CW, O'Toole GA, Parkinson JS, Schneewind O, Silhavy TJ, Stock AM, Zhulin IB.

J Bacteriol. 2017 Jun 13;199(13). pii: e00062-17. doi: 10.1128/JB.00062-17. Print 2017 Jul 1. No abstract available.


Use of chimeric type IV secretion systems to define contributions of outer membrane subassemblies for contact-dependent translocation.

Gordon JE, Costa TRD, Patel RS, Gonzalez-Rivera C, Sarkar MK, Orlova EV, Waksman G, Christie PJ.

Mol Microbiol. 2017 Jul;105(2):273-293. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13700. Epub 2017 May 18.


Direct fluorescence detection of VirE2 secretion by Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Yaakov N, Barak Y, Pereman I, Christie PJ, Elbaum M.

PLoS One. 2017 Apr 12;12(4):e0175273. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175273. eCollection 2017.


Biological Diversity and Evolution of Type IV Secretion Systems.

Christie PJ, Gomez Valero L, Buchrieser C.

Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2017;413:1-30. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-75241-9_1.


PrgU: a suppressor of sex pheromone toxicity in Enterococcus faecalis.

Bhatty M, Camacho MI, Gonzalez-Rivera C, Frank KL, Dale JL, Manias DA, Dunny GM, Christie PJ.

Mol Microbiol. 2017 Feb;103(3):398-412. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13563. Epub 2016 Dec 16.


Classic Spotlight: Journal of Bacteriology Minireviews Illuminate Bacterial Translocation Systems.

Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2016 Oct 21;198(22):3042-3043. Print 2016 Nov 15. No abstract available.


The Mosaic Type IV Secretion Systems.

Christie PJ.

EcoSal Plus. 2016 Oct;7(1). doi: 10.1128/ecosalplus.ESP-0020-2015. Review.


Chimeric Coupling Proteins Mediate Transfer of Heterologous Type IV Effectors through the Escherichia coli pKM101-Encoded Conjugation Machine.

Whitaker N, Berry TM, Rosenthal N, Gordon JE, Gonzalez-Rivera C, Sheehan KB, Truchan HK, VieBrock L, Newton IL, Carlyon JA, Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2016 Sep 9;198(19):2701-18. doi: 10.1128/JB.00378-16. Print 2016 Oct 1.


Mechanism and Function of Type IV Secretion During Infection of the Human Host.

Gonzalez-Rivera C, Bhatty M, Christie PJ.

Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Jun;4(3). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.VMBF-0024-2015. Review.


Classic Spotlight: the Physiological State of Competence and So Much More.

Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2016 Mar 17;198(7):1005-6. doi: 10.1128/JB.00078-16. Print 2016 Apr. No abstract available.


Classic Spotlight: the Awesome Power of Conjugation.

Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2016 Jan 15;198(3):372. doi: 10.1128/JB.00955-15. Print 2016 Feb 1. No abstract available.


Rampant Parasexuality Evolves in a Hospital Pathogen during Antibiotic Selection.

Beabout K, Hammerstrom TG, Wang TT, Bhatty M, Christie PJ, Saxer G, Shamoo Y.

Mol Biol Evol. 2015 Oct;32(10):2585-97. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv133. Epub 2015 Jun 9.


The Agrobacterium Ti Plasmids.

Gordon JE, Christie PJ.

Microbiol Spectr. 2014 Dec;2(6). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.PLAS-0010-2013. Review.


Enterococcus faecalis pCF10-encoded surface proteins PrgA, PrgB (aggregation substance) and PrgC contribute to plasmid transfer, biofilm formation and virulence.

Bhatty M, Cruz MR, Frank KL, Gomez JA, Andrade F, Garsin DA, Dunny GM, Kaplan HB, Christie PJ.

Mol Microbiol. 2015 Feb;95(4):660-77. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12893. Epub 2014 Dec 30.


Multiple enzymatic activities of ParB/Srx superfamily mediate sexual conflict among conjugative plasmids.

Maindola P, Raina R, Goyal P, Atmakuri K, Ojha A, Gupta S, Christie PJ, Iyer LM, Aravind L, Arockiasamy A.

Nat Commun. 2014 Oct 31;5:5322. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6322.


Recent advances in the structural and molecular biology of type IV secretion systems.

Trokter M, Felisberto-Rodrigues C, Christie PJ, Waksman G.

Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2014 Aug;27:16-23. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2014 Apr 5. Review.


Mechanism and structure of the bacterial type IV secretion systems.

Christie PJ, Whitaker N, González-Rivera C.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2014 Aug;1843(8):1578-91. doi: 10.1016/j.bbamcr.2013.12.019. Epub 2014 Jan 2. Review.


PrgK, a multidomain peptidoglycan hydrolase, is essential for conjugative transfer of the pheromone-responsive plasmid pCF10.

Laverde Gomez JA, Bhatty M, Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2014 Feb;196(3):527-39. doi: 10.1128/JB.00950-13. Epub 2013 Nov 15.


A putative transmembrane leucine zipper of agrobacterium VirB10 is essential for t-pilus biogenesis but not type IV secretion.

Garza I, Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2013 Jul;195(13):3022-34. doi: 10.1128/JB.00287-13. Epub 2013 Apr 26.


DNA substrate-induced activation of the Agrobacterium VirB/VirD4 type IV secretion system.

Cascales E, Atmakuri K, Sarkar MK, Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2013 Jun;195(11):2691-704. doi: 10.1128/JB.00114-13. Epub 2013 Apr 5.


The expanding bacterial type IV secretion lexicon.

Bhatty M, Laverde Gomez JA, Christie PJ.

Res Microbiol. 2013 Jul-Aug;164(6):620-39. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2013.03.012. Epub 2013 Mar 28. Review.


Isolation of bacterial type IV machine subassemblies.

Sarkar MK, Husnain SI, Jakubowski SJ, Christie PJ.

Methods Mol Biol. 2013;966:187-204. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-245-2_12.


Enterococcus faecalis PrgJ, a VirB4-like ATPase, mediates pCF10 conjugative transfer through substrate binding.

Li F, Alvarez-Martinez C, Chen Y, Choi KJ, Yeo HJ, Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Aug;194(15):4041-51. doi: 10.1128/JB.00648-12. Epub 2012 May 25.


Surface organelles assembled by secretion systems of Gram-negative bacteria: diversity in structure and function.

Thanassi DG, Bliska JB, Christie PJ.

FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2012 Nov;36(6):1046-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2012.00342.x. Epub 2012 May 24. Review.


Caught in the act: the dialogue between bacteriophage R17 and the type IV secretion machine of plasmid R1.

Berry TM, Christie PJ.

Mol Microbiol. 2011 Dec;82(5):1039-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07870.x. Epub 2011 Oct 24.


An Agrobacterium VirB10 mutation conferring a type IV secretion system gating defect.

Banta LM, Kerr JE, Cascales E, Giuliano ME, Bailey ME, McKay C, Chandran V, Waksman G, Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2011 May;193(10):2566-74. doi: 10.1128/JB.00038-11. Epub 2011 Mar 18.


Structural biology: Translocation chamber's secrets.

Christie PJ.

Nature. 2009 Dec 24;462(7276):992-4. doi: 10.1038/462992b. No abstract available.


Biological diversity of prokaryotic type IV secretion systems.

Alvarez-Martinez CE, Christie PJ.

Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2009 Dec;73(4):775-808. doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00023-09. Review.


The structural biology of type IV secretion systems.

Fronzes R, Christie PJ, Waksman G.

Nat Rev Microbiol. 2009 Oct;7(10):703-14. doi: 10.1038/nrmicro2218. Review.


Agrobacterium VirB10 domain requirements for type IV secretion and T pilus biogenesis.

Jakubowski SJ, Kerr JE, Garza I, Krishnamoorthy V, Bayliss R, Waksman G, Christie PJ.

Mol Microbiol. 2009 Feb;71(3):779-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2008.06565.x. Epub 2008 Dec 1.


Enterococcus faecalis PcfC, a spatially localized substrate receptor for type IV secretion of the pCF10 transfer intermediate.

Chen Y, Zhang X, Manias D, Yeo HJ, Dunny GM, Christie PJ.

J Bacteriol. 2008 May;190(10):3632-45. doi: 10.1128/JB.01999-07. Epub 2008 Mar 7.


Agrobacterium ParA/MinD-like VirC1 spatially coordinates early conjugative DNA transfer reactions.

Atmakuri K, Cascales E, Burton OT, Banta LM, Christie PJ.

EMBO J. 2007 May 16;26(10):2540-51.


NMR structure of a complex between the VirB9/VirB7 interaction domains of the pKM101 type IV secretion system.

Bayliss R, Harris R, Coutte L, Monier A, Fronzes R, Christie PJ, Driscoll PC, Waksman G.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jan 30;104(5):1673-8. Epub 2007 Jan 23.


Secretion by numbers: Protein traffic in prokaryotes.

Economou A, Christie PJ, Fernandez RC, Palmer T, Plano GV, Pugsley AP.

Mol Microbiol. 2006 Oct;62(2):308-19.


The ins and outs of DNA transfer in bacteria.

Chen I, Christie PJ, Dubnau D.

Science. 2005 Dec 2;310(5753):1456-60. Review.


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