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Role of Dilution Rate and Nutrient Availability in the Formation of Microbial Biofilms.

Legner M, McMillen DR, Cvitkovitch DG.

Front Microbiol. 2019 Apr 30;10:916. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00916. eCollection 2019.


Gene expression and protein synthesis of esterase from Streptococcus mutans are affected by biodegradation by-product from methacrylate resin composites and adhesives.

Huang B, Sadeghinejad L, Adebayo OIA, Ma D, Xiao Y, Siqueira WL, Cvitkovitch DG, Finer Y.

Acta Biomater. 2018 Nov;81:158-168. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.09.050. Epub 2018 Sep 28.


Biodegradation of resin-dentin interfaces is dependent on the restorative material, mode of adhesion, esterase or MMP inhibition.

Huang B, Cvitkovitch DG, Santerre JP, Finer Y.

Dent Mater. 2018 Sep;34(9):1253-1262. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2018 May 19.


Esterase from a cariogenic bacterium hydrolyzes dental resins.

Huang B, Siqueira WL, Cvitkovitch DG, Finer Y.

Acta Biomater. 2018 Apr 15;71:330-338. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.02.020. Epub 2018 Mar 1.


K+ modulates genetic competence and the stress regulon of Streptococcus mutans.

Binepal G, Wenderska IB, Crowley P, Besingi RN, Senadheera DB, Jeannine Brady L, Cvitkovitch DG.

Microbiology. 2017 May;163(5):719-730. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000458. Epub 2017 Jun 22.


Functional amyloids in Streptococcus mutans, their use as targets of biofilm inhibition and initial characterization of SMU_63c.

Besingi RN, Wenderska IB, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG, Long JR, Wen ZT, Brady LJ.

Microbiology. 2017 Apr;163(4):488-501. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000443. Epub 2017 Apr 26.


Transcriptional Profiling of the Oral Pathogen Streptococcus mutans in Response to Competence Signaling Peptide XIP.

Wenderska IB, Latos A, Pruitt B, Palmer S, Spatafora G, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG.

mSystems. 2017 Jan 3;2(1). pii: e00102-16. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00102-16. eCollection 2017 Jan-Feb.


Mechanistic, genomic and proteomic study on the effects of BisGMA-derived biodegradation product on cariogenic bacteria.

Sadeghinejad L, Cvitkovitch DG, Siqueira WL, Merritt J, Santerre JP, Finer Y.

Dent Mater. 2017 Feb;33(2):175-190. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2016 Dec 3.


Triethylene Glycol Up-Regulates Virulence-Associated Genes and Proteins in Streptococcus mutans.

Sadeghinejad L, Cvitkovitch DG, Siqueira WL, Santerre JP, Finer Y.

PLoS One. 2016 Nov 7;11(11):e0165760. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165760. eCollection 2016.


Trk2 Potassium Transport System in Streptococcus mutans and Its Role in Potassium Homeostasis, Biofilm Formation, and Stress Tolerance.

Binepal G, Gill K, Crowley P, Cordova M, Brady LJ, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG.

J Bacteriol. 2016 Jan 25;198(7):1087-100. doi: 10.1128/JB.00813-15.


The copYAZ Operon Functions in Copper Efflux, Biofilm Formation, Genetic Transformation, and Stress Tolerance in Streptococcus mutans.

Singh K, Senadheera DB, Lévesque CM, Cvitkovitch DG.

J Bacteriol. 2015 Aug 1;197(15):2545-57. doi: 10.1128/JB.02433-14. Epub 2015 May 26.


In vitro manganese-dependent cross-talk between Streptococcus mutans VicK and GcrR: implications for overlapping stress response pathways.

Downey JS, Mashburn-Warren L, Ayala EA, Senadheera DB, Hendrickson WK, McCall LW, Sweet JG, Cvitkovitch DG, Spatafora GA, Goodman SD.

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 23;9(12):e115975. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115975. eCollection 2014.


Role of the Streptococcus mutans CRISPR-Cas systems in immunity and cell physiology.

Serbanescu MA, Cordova M, Krastel K, Flick R, Beloglazova N, Latos A, Yakunin AF, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG.

J Bacteriol. 2015 Feb 15;197(4):749-61. doi: 10.1128/JB.02333-14. Epub 2014 Dec 8.


An intimate link: two-component signal transduction systems and metal transport systems in bacteria.

Singh K, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG.

Future Microbiol. 2014;9(11):1283-93. doi: 10.2217/fmb.14.87. Review.


A biochemical characterization of the DNA binding activity of the response regulator VicR from Streptococcus mutans.

Ayala E, Downey JS, Mashburn-Warren L, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG, Goodman SD.

PLoS One. 2014 Sep 17;9(9):e108027. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108027. eCollection 2014.


Bacterial community composition of chronic periodontitis and novel oral sampling sites for detecting disease indicators.

Galimanas V, Hall MW, Singh N, Lynch MD, Goldberg M, Tenenbaum H, Cvitkovitch DG, Neufeld JD, Senadheera DB.

Microbiome. 2014 Aug 26;2:32. doi: 10.1186/2049-2618-2-32. eCollection 2014.


Bioactive chitosan nanoparticles and photodynamic therapy inhibit collagen degradation in vitro.

Persadmehr A, Torneck CD, Cvitkovitch DG, Pinto V, Talior I, Kazembe M, Shrestha S, McCulloch CA, Kishen A.

J Endod. 2014 May;40(5):703-9. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2013.11.004. Epub 2013 Dec 10.


[Functional analysis of VicK kinase activity in Streptococcus mutans].

Zhang Q, Wang SD, Zhou XD, Cheng L, Li YQ, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG.

Sichuan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2013 Nov;44(6):911-5. Chinese.


Cariogenic bacteria degrade dental resin composites and adhesives.

Bourbia M, Ma D, Cvitkovitch DG, Santerre JP, Finer Y.

J Dent Res. 2013 Nov;92(11):989-94. doi: 10.1177/0022034513504436. Epub 2013 Sep 11.


Molecular and structural basis of glutathione import in Gram-positive bacteria via GshT and the cystine ABC importer TcyBC of Streptococcus mutans.

Vergauwen B, Verstraete K, Senadheera DB, Dansercoer A, Cvitkovitch DG, Guédon E, Savvides SN.

Mol Microbiol. 2013 Jul;89(2):288-303. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12274. Epub 2013 Jun 10.


Structural and functional analysis of the N-terminal domain of the Streptococcus gordonii adhesin Sgo0707.

Nylander Å, Svensäter G, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG, Davies JR, Persson K.

PLoS One. 2013 May 17;8(5):e63768. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063768. Print 2013.


Mechanistic insights revealed by the crystal structure of a histidine kinase with signal transducer and sensor domains.

Wang C, Sang J, Wang J, Su M, Downey JS, Wu Q, Wang S, Cai Y, Xu X, Wu J, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG, Chen L, Goodman SD, Han A.

PLoS Biol. 2013;11(2):e1001493. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001493. Epub 2013 Feb 26.


A novel function for the competence inducing peptide, XIP, as a cell death effector of Streptococcus mutans.

Wenderska IB, Lukenda N, Cordova M, Magarvey N, Cvitkovitch DG, Senadheera DB.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2012 Nov;336(2):104-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2012.02660.x. Epub 2012 Sep 26.


CinA is regulated via ComX to modulate genetic transformation and cell viability in Streptococcus mutans.

Mair RW, Senadheera DB, Cvitkovitch DG.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2012 Jun;331(1):44-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2012.02550.x. Epub 2012 Apr 17.


Bacterial biogeography of the human digestive tract.

Stearns JC, Lynch MD, Senadheera DB, Tenenbaum HC, Goldberg MB, Cvitkovitch DG, Croitoru K, Moreno-Hagelsieb G, Neufeld JD.

Sci Rep. 2011;1:170. doi: 10.1038/srep00170. Epub 2011 Nov 25.


Regulation of bacteriocin production and cell death by the VicRK signaling system in Streptococcus mutans.

Senadheera DB, Cordova M, Ayala EA, Chávez de Paz LE, Singh K, Downey JS, Svensäter G, Goodman SD, Cvitkovitch DG.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Mar;194(6):1307-16. doi: 10.1128/JB.06071-11. Epub 2012 Jan 6.


TcyR regulates L-cystine uptake via the TcyABC transporter in Streptococcus mutans.

Kim J, Senadheera DB, Lévesque CM, Cvitkovitch DG.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2012 Mar;328(2):114-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2011.02492.x. Epub 2012 Jan 17.


Oligomerization of the response regulator ComE from Streptococcus mutans is affected by phosphorylation.

Hung DC, Downey JS, Kreth J, Qi F, Shi W, Cvitkovitch DG, Goodman SD.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Mar;194(5):1127-35. doi: 10.1128/JB.06565-11. Epub 2011 Dec 30.


Regulation of the competence pathway as a novel role associated with a streptococcal bacteriocin.

Dufour D, Cordova M, Cvitkovitch DG, Lévesque CM.

J Bacteriol. 2011 Dec;193(23):6552-9. doi: 10.1128/JB.05968-11. Epub 2011 Oct 7.


Characterization of DNA binding sites of the ComE response regulator from Streptococcus mutans.

Hung DC, Downey JS, Ayala EA, Kreth J, Mair R, Senadheera DB, Qi F, Cvitkovitch DG, Shi W, Goodman SD.

J Bacteriol. 2011 Jul;193(14):3642-52. doi: 10.1128/JB.00155-11. Epub 2011 May 20.


Biodegradation of resin-dentin interfaces increases bacterial microleakage.

Kermanshahi S, Santerre JP, Cvitkovitch DG, Finer Y.

J Dent Res. 2010 Sep;89(9):996-1001. doi: 10.1177/0022034510372885. Epub 2010 May 26.


Acid tolerance mechanisms utilized by Streptococcus mutans.

Matsui R, Cvitkovitch D.

Future Microbiol. 2010 Mar;5(3):403-17. doi: 10.2217/fmb.09.129. Review.


Characterization of a glutamate transporter operon, glnQHMP, in Streptococcus mutans and its role in acid tolerance.

Krastel K, Senadheera DB, Mair R, Downey JS, Goodman SD, Cvitkovitch DG.

J Bacteriol. 2010 Feb;192(4):984-93. doi: 10.1128/JB.01169-09. Epub 2009 Dec 18.


Cell death in Streptococcus mutans biofilms: a link between CSP and extracellular DNA.

Perry JA, Cvitkovitch DG, Lévesque CM.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2009 Oct;299(2):261-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2009.01758.x. Epub 2009 Aug 18.


Atypical roles for Campylobacter jejuni amino acid ATP binding cassette transporter components PaqP and PaqQ in bacterial stress tolerance and pathogen-host cell dynamics.

Lin AE, Krastel K, Hobb RI, Thompson SA, Cvitkovitch DG, Gaynor EC.

Infect Immun. 2009 Nov;77(11):4912-24. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00571-08. Epub 2009 Aug 24.


Inactivation of VicK affects acid production and acid survival of Streptococcus mutans.

Senadheera D, Krastel K, Mair R, Persadmehr A, Abranches J, Burne RA, Cvitkovitch DG.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Oct;191(20):6415-24. doi: 10.1128/JB.00793-09. Epub 2009 Aug 14.


Acid-stress-induced changes in enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 : H7 virulence.

House B, Kus JV, Prayitno N, Mair R, Que L, Chingcuanco F, Gannon V, Cvitkovitch DG, Barnett Foster D.

Microbiology. 2009 Sep;155(Pt 9):2907-18. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.025171-0. Epub 2009 Jun 4.


Peptide alarmone signalling triggers an auto-active bacteriocin necessary for genetic competence.

Perry JA, Jones MB, Peterson SN, Cvitkovitch DG, Lévesque CM.

Mol Microbiol. 2009 May;72(4):905-17. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2009.06693.x. Epub 2009 Apr 14.


The LiaFSR system regulates the cell envelope stress response in Streptococcus mutans.

Suntharalingam P, Senadheera MD, Mair RW, Lévesque CM, Cvitkovitch DG.

J Bacteriol. 2009 May;191(9):2973-84. doi: 10.1128/JB.01563-08. Epub 2009 Feb 27.


Involvement of Streptococcus mutans regulator RR11 in oxidative stress response during biofilm growth and in the development of genetic competence.

Perry JA, Lévesque CM, Suntharaligam P, Mair RW, Bu M, Cline RT, Peterson SN, Cvitkovitch DG.

Lett Appl Microbiol. 2008 Nov;47(5):439-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-765X.2008.02455.x.


Simultaneous interferometric measurement of corrosive or demineralizing bacteria and their mineral interfaces.

Waters MS, El-Naggar MY, Hsu L, Sturm CA, Luttge A, Udwadia FE, Cvitkovitch DG, Goodman SD, Nealson KH.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Mar;75(5):1445-9. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02039-08. Epub 2009 Jan 5.


The involvement of the pyruvate dehydrogenase E1alpha subunit, in Streptococcus mutans acid tolerance.

Korithoski B, Lévesque CM, Cvitkovitch DG.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2008 Dec;289(1):13-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2008.01351.x.


Regulation of sagA, siaA and scpC by SilCR, a putative signaling peptide of Streptococcus pyogenes.

Salim KY, de Azavedo JC, Bast DJ, Cvitkovitch DG.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2008 Dec;289(2):119-25. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2008.01375.x. Epub 2008 Oct 29.


The influence of triethylene glycol derived from dental composite resins on the regulation of Streptococcus mutans gene expression.

Khalichi P, Singh J, Cvitkovitch DG, Santerre JP.

Biomaterials. 2009 Feb;30(4):452-9. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2008.09.053. Epub 2008 Nov 5.


Modification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pa5196 type IV Pilins at multiple sites with D-Araf by a novel GT-C family Arabinosyltransferase, TfpW.

Kus JV, Kelly J, Tessier L, Harvey H, Cvitkovitch DG, Burrows LL.

J Bacteriol. 2008 Nov;190(22):7464-78. doi: 10.1128/JB.01075-08. Epub 2008 Sep 19.


Quorum sensing and biofilm formation by Streptococcus mutans.

Senadheera D, Cvitkovitch DG.

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;631:178-88. doi: 10.1007/978-0-387-78885-2_12. Review.


In search of the microbe/mineral interface: quantitative analysis of bacteria on metal surfaces using vertical scanning interferometry.

Waters MS, Sturm CA, El-Naggar MY, Luttge A, Udwadia FE, Cvitkovitch DG, Goodman SD, Nealson KH.

Geobiology. 2008 Jun;6(3):254-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2008.00161.x. Epub 2008 May 6.


Antibiofilm activity of sodium bicarbonate, sodium metaperiodate and SDS combination against dental unit waterline-associated bacteria and yeast.

Gawande PV, LoVetri K, Yakandawala N, Romeo T, Zhanel GG, Cvitkovitch DG, Madhyastha S.

J Appl Microbiol. 2008 Oct;105(4):986-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2008.03823.x. Epub 2008 Apr 16.


Composite resin degradation products from BisGMA monomer modulate the expression of genes associated with biofilm formation and other virulence factors in Streptococcus mutans.

Singh J, Khalichi P, Cvitkovitch DG, Santerre JP.

J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009 Feb;88(2):551-60. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.31879.


Autoinducer-2-regulated genes in Streptococcus mutans UA159 and global metabolic effect of the luxS mutation.

Sztajer H, Lemme A, Vilchez R, Schulz S, Geffers R, Yip CY, Levesque CM, Cvitkovitch DG, Wagner-Döbler I.

J Bacteriol. 2008 Jan;190(1):401-15. Epub 2007 Nov 2.

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