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Reply to Losick, "Concerns about Continuing Claims that a Protein Complex Interacts with the Phosphorelay".

Dubnau D.

mBio. 2020 Mar 10;11(2). pii: e00154-20. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00154-20. No abstract available.


Structure-Function Studies of the Bacillus subtilis Ric Proteins Identify the Fe-S Cluster-Ligating Residues and Their Roles in Development and RNA Processing.

Adusei-Danso F, Khaja FT, DeSantis M, Jeffrey PD, Dubnau E, Demeler B, Neiditch MB, Dubnau D.

mBio. 2019 Sep 17;10(5). pii: e01841-19. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01841-19.


Mechanisms of DNA Uptake by Naturally Competent Bacteria.

Dubnau D, Blokesch M.

Annu Rev Genet. 2019 Dec 3;53:217-237. doi: 10.1146/annurev-genet-112618-043641. Epub 2019 Aug 21.


YfmK is an Nε-lysine acetyltransferase that directly acetylates the histone-like protein HBsu in Bacillus subtilis.

Carabetta VJ, Greco TM, Cristea IM, Dubnau D.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 26;116(9):3752-3757. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1815511116. Epub 2019 Feb 11.


ClpC and MecA, components of a proteolytic machine, prevent Spo0A-P-dependent transcription without degradation.

Tanner AW, Carabetta VJ, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2018 Apr;108(2):178-186. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13928. Epub 2018 Feb 26.


Viscous drag on the flagellum activates Bacillus subtilis entry into the K-state.

Diethmaier C, Chawla R, Canzoneri A, Kearns DB, Lele PP, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2017 Nov;106(3):367-380. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13770. Epub 2017 Aug 29.


The RicAFT (YmcA-YlbF-YaaT) complex carries two [4Fe-4S]2+ clusters and may respond to redox changes.

Tanner AW, Carabetta VJ, Martinie RJ, Mashruwala AA, Boyd JM, Krebs C, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2017 Jun;104(5):837-850. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13667. Epub 2017 Apr 6.


A DegU-P and DegQ-Dependent Regulatory Pathway for the K-state in Bacillus subtilis.

Miras M, Dubnau D.

Front Microbiol. 2016 Nov 22;7:1868. eCollection 2016.


A protein complex supports the production of Spo0A-P and plays additional roles for biofilms and the K-state in Bacillus subtilis.

Dubnau EJ, Carabetta VJ, Tanner AW, Miras M, Diethmaier C, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2016 Aug;101(4):606-24. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13411. Epub 2016 Jun 2.


Temporal Regulation of the Bacillus subtilis Acetylome and Evidence for a Role of MreB Acetylation in Cell Wall Growth.

Carabetta VJ, Greco TM, Tanner AW, Cristea IM, Dubnau D.

mSystems. 2016 May;1(3). pii: e00005-16. Epub 2016 May 31.


ComGA-RelA interaction and persistence in the Bacillus subtilis K-state.

Hahn J, Tanner AW, Carabetta VJ, Cristea IM, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2015 Aug;97(3):454-71. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13040. Epub 2015 May 15.


Regulation by the modulation of gene expression variability.

Dubnau D.

J Bacteriol. 2015 Jun 15;197(12):1974-5. doi: 10.1128/JB.00235-15. Epub 2015 Mar 30.


Complex formation and processing of the minor transformation pilins of Bacillus subtilis.

Mann JM, Carabetta VJ, Cristea IM, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2013 Dec;90(6):1201-15. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12425. Epub 2013 Oct 29.


Chance and Necessity in Bacillus subtilis Development.

Mirouze N, Dubnau D.

Microbiol Spectr. 2013 Oct;1(1). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspectrum.TBS-0004-2012.


Genome Sequence of the Bacillus subtilis Biofilm-Forming Transformable Strain PS216.

Durrett R, Miras M, Mirouze N, Narechania A, Mandic-Mulec I, Dubnau D.

Genome Announc. 2013 Jun 20;1(3). pii: e00288-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00288-13.


A complex of YlbF, YmcA and YaaT regulates sporulation, competence and biofilm formation by accelerating the phosphorylation of Spo0A.

Carabetta VJ, Tanner AW, Greco TM, Defrancesco M, Cristea IM, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2013 Apr;88(2):283-300. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12186. Epub 2013 Mar 12.


Spo0A~P imposes a temporal gate for the bimodal expression of competence in Bacillus subtilis.

Mirouze N, Desai Y, Raj A, Dubnau D.

PLoS Genet. 2012;8(3):e1002586. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002586. Epub 2012 Mar 8.


Winner takes all in a race for cell fate.

Dubnau D.

Mol Syst Biol. 2011 Dec 6;7:558. doi: 10.1038/msb.2011.92. No abstract available.


An atypical Phr peptide regulates the developmental switch protein RapH.

Mirouze N, Parashar V, Baker MD, Dubnau DA, Neiditch MB.

J Bacteriol. 2011 Nov;193(22):6197-206. doi: 10.1128/JB.05860-11. Epub 2011 Sep 9.


The secretion ATPase ComGA is required for the binding and transport of transforming DNA.

Briley K Jr, Dorsey-Oresto A, Prepiak P, Dias MJ, Mann JM, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2011 Aug;81(3):818-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07730.x. Epub 2011 Jun 28.


Maf acts downstream of ComGA to arrest cell division in competent cells of B. subtilis.

Briley K Jr, Prepiak P, Dias MJ, Hahn J, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2011 Jul;81(1):23-39. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07695.x. Epub 2011 Jun 7.


Fluctuations in spo0A transcription control rare developmental transitions in Bacillus subtilis.

Mirouze N, Prepiak P, Dubnau D.

PLoS Genet. 2011 Apr;7(4):e1002048. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002048. Epub 2011 Apr 28.


MecA dampens transitions to spore, biofilm exopolysaccharide and competence expression by two different mechanisms.

Prepiak P, Defrancesco M, Spadavecchia S, Mirouze N, Albano M, Persuh M, Fujita M, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2011 May;80(4):1014-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07627.x. Epub 2011 Apr 11.


Structural basis of response regulator dephosphorylation by Rap phosphatases.

Parashar V, Mirouze N, Dubnau DA, Neiditch MB.

PLoS Biol. 2011 Feb 8;9(2):e1000589. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000589.


Membrane-associated DNA transport machines.

Burton B, Dubnau D.

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2010 Jul;2(7):a000406. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a000406. Epub 2010 Jun 23. Review.


Swim or chill: lifestyles of a bacillus.

Dubnau D.

Genes Dev. 2010 Apr 15;24(8):735-7. doi: 10.1101/gad.1923110.


Structural and motional contributions of the Bacillus subtilis ClpC N-domain to adaptor protein interactions.

Kojetin DJ, McLaughlin PD, Thompson RJ, Dubnau D, Prepiak P, Rance M, Cavanagh J.

J Mol Biol. 2009 Apr 3;387(3):639-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2009.01.046. Epub 2009 Jan 30.


McsA and B mediate the delocalization of competence proteins from the cell poles of Bacillus subtilis.

Hahn J, Kramer N, Briley K Jr, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2009 Apr;72(1):202-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2009.06636.x. Epub 2009 Feb 17.


Episodic selection and the maintenance of competence and natural transformation in Bacillus subtilis.

Johnsen PJ, Dubnau D, Levin BR.

Genetics. 2009 Apr;181(4):1521-33. doi: 10.1534/genetics.108.099523. Epub 2009 Feb 2.


Chemical structure of posttranslational modification with a farnesyl group on tryptophan.

Okada M, Yamaguchi H, Sato I, Tsuji F, Dubnau D, Sakagami Y.

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008 Mar;72(3):914-8. Epub 2008 Mar 7.


Multiple interactions among the competence proteins of Bacillus subtilis.

Kramer N, Hahn J, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2007 Jul;65(2):454-64.


Acid labile ComX pheromone from Bacillus mojavensis RO-H-1.

Okada M, Yamaguchi H, Sato I, Tsuji F, Qi J, Dubnau D, Sakagami Y.

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2007 Jul;71(7):1807-10. Epub 2007 Jul 7.


Noise in gene expression determines cell fate in Bacillus subtilis.

Maamar H, Raj A, Dubnau D.

Science. 2007 Jul 27;317(5837):526-9. Epub 2007 Jun 14.


Antirepression as a second mechanism of transcriptional activation by a minor groove binding protein.

Smits WK, Hoa TT, Hamoen LW, Kuipers OP, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2007 Apr;64(2):368-81.


Structure-activity relationship studies on quorum sensing ComX(RO-E-2) pheromone.

Okada M, Yamaguchi H, Sato I, Cho SJ, Dubnau D, Sakagami Y.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2007 Mar 15;17(6):1705-7. Epub 2006 Dec 23.


Bistability in bacteria.

Dubnau D, Losick R.

Mol Microbiol. 2006 Aug;61(3):564-72. Review.


A macromolecular complex formed by a pilin-like protein in competent Bacillus subtilis.

Chen I, Provvedi R, Dubnau D.

J Biol Chem. 2006 Aug 4;281(31):21720-7. Epub 2006 Jun 1.


Structure of the Bacillus subtilis quorum-sensing peptide pheromone ComX.

Okada M, Sato I, Cho SJ, Iwata H, Nishio T, Dubnau D, Sakagami Y.

Nat Chem Biol. 2005 Jun;1(1):23-4. Epub 2005 May 24.


The ins and outs of DNA transfer in bacteria.

Chen I, Christie PJ, Dubnau D.

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


Transformation proteins and DNA uptake localize to the cell poles in Bacillus subtilis.

Hahn J, Maier B, Haijema BJ, Sheetz M, Dubnau D.

Cell. 2005 Jul 15;122(1):59-71.


The Rok protein of Bacillus subtilis represses genes for cell surface and extracellular functions.

Albano M, Smits WK, Ho LT, Kraigher B, Mandic-Mulec I, Kuipers OP, Dubnau D.

J Bacteriol. 2005 Mar;187(6):2010-9.


Towards structural determination of the ComX pheromone: synthetic studies on peptides containing geranyltryptophan.

Okada M, Sato I, Cho SJ, Suzuki Y, Ojika M, Dubnau D, Sakagami Y.

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2004 Nov;68(11):2374-87.


DNA transport into Bacillus subtilis requires proton motive force to generate large molecular forces.

Maier B, Chen I, Dubnau D, Sheetz MP.

Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2004 Jul;11(7):643-9. Epub 2004 Jun 6.


DNA uptake during bacterial transformation.

Chen I, Dubnau D.

Nat Rev Microbiol. 2004 Mar;2(3):241-9. Review. No abstract available.


DNA transport during transformation.

Chen I, Dubnau D.

Front Biosci. 2003 May 1;8:s544-56. Review.


Specific activation of the Bacillus quorum-sensing systems by isoprenylated pheromone variants.

Ansaldi M, Marolt D, Stebe T, Mandic-Mulec I, Dubnau D.

Mol Microbiol. 2002 Jun;44(6):1561-73.

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