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Both clinical and environmental Caulobacter species are virulent in the Galleria mellonella infection model.

Moore GM, Gitai Z.

PLoS One. 2020 Mar 12;15(3):e0230006. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0230006. eCollection 2020.


Surface association sensitizes Pseudomonas aeruginosa to quorum sensing.

Chuang SK, Vrla GD, Fröhlich KS, Gitai Z.

Nat Commun. 2019 Sep 11;10(1):4118. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12153-1.


Light-based control of metabolic flux through assembly of synthetic organelles.

Zhao EM, Suek N, Wilson MZ, Dine E, Pannucci NL, Gitai Z, Avalos JL, Toettcher JE.

Nat Chem Biol. 2019 Jun;15(6):589-597. doi: 10.1038/s41589-019-0284-8. Epub 2019 May 13.


Microfluidic-based transcriptomics reveal force-independent bacterial rheosensing.

Sanfilippo JE, Lorestani A, Koch MD, Bratton BP, Siryaporn A, Stone HA, Gitai Z.

Nat Microbiol. 2019 Aug;4(8):1274-1281. doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0455-0. Epub 2019 May 13.


Mechanical Genomic Studies Reveal the Role of d-Alanine Metabolism in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cell Stiffness.

Trivedi RR, Crooks JA, Auer GK, Pendry J, Foik IP, Siryaporn A, Abbott NL, Gitai Z, Weibel DB.

mBio. 2018 Sep 11;9(5). pii: e01340-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01340-18.


Post-transcriptional gene regulation by an Hfq-independent small RNA in Caulobacter crescentus.

Fröhlich KS, Förstner KU, Gitai Z.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Nov 16;46(20):10969-10982. doi: 10.1093/nar/gky765.


Escherichia coli translation strategies differ across carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus limitation conditions.

Li SH, Li Z, Park JO, King CG, Rabinowitz JD, Wingreen NS, Gitai Z.

Nat Microbiol. 2018 Aug;3(8):939-947. doi: 10.1038/s41564-018-0199-2. Epub 2018 Jul 23.


MreB polymers and curvature localization are enhanced by RodZ and predict E. coli's cylindrical uniformity.

Bratton BP, Shaevitz JW, Gitai Z, Morgenstein RM.

Nat Commun. 2018 Jul 18;9(1):2797. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05186-5.


How to Build a Bacterial Cell: MreB as the Foreman of E. coli Construction.

Shi H, Bratton BP, Gitai Z, Huang KC.

Cell. 2018 Mar 8;172(6):1294-1305. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2018.02.050. Review.


Mitochondrial translation requires folate-dependent tRNA methylation.

Morscher RJ, Ducker GS, Li SH, Mayer JA, Gitai Z, Sperl W, Rabinowitz JD.

Nature. 2018 Feb 1;554(7690):128-132. doi: 10.1038/nature25460. Epub 2018 Jan 24.


Human SHMT inhibitors reveal defective glycine import as a targetable metabolic vulnerability of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Ducker GS, Ghergurovich JM, Mainolfi N, Suri V, Jeong SK, Hsin-Jung Li S, Friedman A, Manfredi MG, Gitai Z, Kim H, Rabinowitz JD.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Oct 24;114(43):11404-11409. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1706617114. Epub 2017 Oct 9.


The effect of antibiotics on protein diffusion in the Escherichia coli cytoplasmic membrane.

Liu GS, Bratton BP, Gitai Z, Shaevitz JW.

PLoS One. 2017 Oct 4;12(10):e0185810. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185810. eCollection 2017.


Human CTP synthase filament structure reveals the active enzyme conformation.

Lynch EM, Hicks DR, Shepherd M, Endrizzi JA, Maker A, Hansen JM, Barry RM, Gitai Z, Baldwin EP, Kollman JM.

Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2017 Jun;24(6):507-514. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.3407. Epub 2017 May 1.


A Periplasmic Polymer Curves Vibrio cholerae and Promotes Pathogenesis.

Bartlett TM, Bratton BP, Duvshani A, Miguel A, Sheng Y, Martin NR, Nguyen JP, Persat A, Desmarais SM, VanNieuwenhze MS, Huang KC, Zhu J, Shaevitz JW, Gitai Z.

Cell. 2017 Jan 12;168(1-2):172-185.e15. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.12.019. Epub 2017 Jan 12.


MreB Orientation Correlates with Cell Diameter in Escherichia coli.

Ouzounov N, Nguyen JP, Bratton BP, Jacobowitz D, Gitai Z, Shaevitz JW.

Biophys J. 2016 Sep 6;111(5):1035-43. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2016.07.017.


Inhibition of Escherichia coli CTP Synthetase by NADH and Other Nicotinamides and Their Mutual Interactions with CTP and GTP.

Habrian C, Chandrasekhara A, Shahrvini B, Hua B, Lee J, Jesinghaus R, Barry R, Gitai Z, Kollman J, Baldwin EP.

Biochemistry. 2016 Oct 4;55(39):5554-5565. Epub 2016 Sep 19.


A scaffold protein connects type IV pili with the Chp chemosensory system to mediate activation of virulence signaling in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Inclan YF, Persat A, Greninger A, Von Dollen J, Johnson J, Krogan N, Gitai Z, Engel JN.

Mol Microbiol. 2016 Aug;101(4):590-605. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13410. Epub 2016 May 27.


Mode of action and resistance studies unveil new roles for tropodithietic acid as an anticancer agent and the γ-glutamyl cycle as a proton sink.

Wilson MZ, Wang R, Gitai Z, Seyedsayamdost MR.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 9;113(6):1630-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1518034113. Epub 2016 Jan 22.


RodZ links MreB to cell wall synthesis to mediate MreB rotation and robust morphogenesis.

Morgenstein RM, Bratton BP, Nguyen JP, Ouzounov N, Shaevitz JW, Gitai Z.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 6;112(40):12510-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1509610112. Epub 2015 Sep 22.


Type IV pili mechanochemically regulate virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Persat A, Inclan YF, Engel JN, Stone HA, Gitai Z.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 16;112(24):7563-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1502025112. Epub 2015 Jun 3.


The mechanical world of bacteria.

Persat A, Nadell CD, Kim MK, Ingremeau F, Siryaporn A, Drescher K, Wingreen NS, Bassler BL, Gitai Z, Stone HA.

Cell. 2015 May 21;161(5):988-997. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.05.005. Review.


Colonization, competition, and dispersal of pathogens in fluid flow networks.

Siryaporn A, Kim MK, Shen Y, Stone HA, Gitai Z.

Curr Biol. 2015 May 4;25(9):1201-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.02.074. Epub 2015 Apr 2.


Surface attachment induces Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence.

Siryaporn A, Kuchma SL, O'Toole GA, Gitai Z.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Nov 25;111(47):16860-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1415712111. Epub 2014 Nov 10.


Enzyme clustering accelerates processing of intermediates through metabolic channeling.

Castellana M, Wilson MZ, Xu Y, Joshi P, Cristea IM, Rabinowitz JD, Gitai Z, Wingreen NS.

Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Oct;32(10):1011-8. doi: 10.1038/nbt.3018. Epub 2014 Sep 28.


Large-scale filament formation inhibits the activity of CTP synthetase.

Barry RM, Bitbol AF, Lorestani A, Charles EJ, Habrian CH, Hansen JM, Li HJ, Baldwin EP, Wingreen NS, Kollman JM, Gitai Z.

Elife. 2014 Jul 16;3:e03638. doi: 10.7554/eLife.03638.


De novo morphogenesis in L-forms via geometric control of cell growth.

Billings G, Ouzounov N, Ursell T, Desmarais SM, Shaevitz J, Gitai Z, Huang KC.

Mol Microbiol. 2014 Sep;93(5):883-96. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12703. Epub 2014 Jul 23.


Bacterial evolution: rewiring modules to get in shape.

Persat A, Gitai Z.

Curr Biol. 2014 Jun 2;24(11):R522-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.022.


The curved shape of Caulobacter crescentus enhances surface colonization in flow.

Persat A, Stone HA, Gitai Z.

Nat Commun. 2014 May 8;5:3824. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4824.


Rod-like bacterial shape is maintained by feedback between cell curvature and cytoskeletal localization.

Ursell TS, Nguyen J, Monds RD, Colavin A, Billings G, Ouzounov N, Gitai Z, Shaevitz JW, Huang KC.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 18;111(11):E1025-34. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1317174111. Epub 2014 Feb 18.


A dynamically assembled cell wall synthesis machinery buffers cell growth.

Lee TK, Tropini C, Hsin J, Desmarais SM, Ursell TS, Gong E, Gitai Z, Monds RD, Huang KC.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 25;111(12):4554-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1313826111. Epub 2014 Feb 18.


The putative Poc complex controls two distinct Pseudomonas aeruginosa polar motility mechanisms.

Cowles KN, Moser TS, Siryaporn A, Nyakudarika N, Dixon W, Turner JJ, Gitai Z.

Mol Microbiol. 2013 Dec;90(5):923-38. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12403. Epub 2013 Oct 16.


Physiological role of stalk lengthening in Caulobacter crescentus.

Klein EA, Schlimpert S, Hughes V, Brun YV, Thanbichler M, Gitai Z.

Commun Integr Biol. 2013 Jul 1;6(4):e24561. doi: 10.4161/cib.24561. Epub 2013 Apr 12.


Diverse functions for six glycosyltransferases in Caulobacter crescentus cell wall assembly.

Yakhnina AA, Gitai Z.

J Bacteriol. 2013 Oct;195(19):4527-35. doi: 10.1128/JB.00600-13. Epub 2013 Aug 9.


Beyond the cytoskeleton: mesoscale assemblies and their function in spatial organization.

Wilson MZ, Gitai Z.

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2013 Apr;16(2):177-83. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2013.03.008. Epub 2013 Apr 17. Review.


Draft Genome Sequence of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Strain J96.

Klein EA, Gitai Z.

Genome Announc. 2013 Jan;1(1). pii: e00245-12. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00245-12. Epub 2013 Feb 21.


General protein diffusion barriers create compartments within bacterial cells.

Schlimpert S, Klein EA, Briegel A, Hughes V, Kahnt J, Bolte K, Maier UG, Brun YV, Jensen GJ, Gitai Z, Thanbichler M.

Cell. 2012 Dec 7;151(6):1270-82. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.10.046. Epub 2012 Nov 29.


BapE DNA endonuclease induces an apoptotic-like response to DNA damage in Caulobacter.

Bos J, Yakhnina AA, Gitai Z.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Oct 30;109(44):18096-101. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1213332109. Epub 2012 Oct 16.


Flow directs surface-attached bacteria to twitch upstream.

Shen Y, Siryaporn A, Lecuyer S, Gitai Z, Stone HA.

Biophys J. 2012 Jul 3;103(1):146-51. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2012.05.045.


The small protein MbiA interacts with MreB and modulates cell shape in Caulobacter crescentus.

Yakhnina AA, Gitai Z.

Mol Microbiol. 2012 Sep;85(6):1090-104. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2012.08159.x. Epub 2012 Jul 25.


Image analysis in fluorescence microscopy: bacterial dynamics as a case study.

van Teeffelen S, Shaevitz JW, Gitai Z.

Bioessays. 2012 May;34(5):427-36. doi: 10.1002/bies.201100148. Epub 2012 Mar 13. Review.


Rotate into shape: MreB and bacterial morphogenesis.

van Teeffelen S, Gitai Z.

EMBO J. 2011 Dec 14;30(24):4856-7. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2011.430. No abstract available.


A growing family: the expanding universe of the bacterial cytoskeleton.

Ingerson-Mahar M, Gitai Z.

FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2012 Jan;36(1):256-66. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2011.00316.x. Epub 2011 Nov 28. Review.


Self-assembling enzymes and the origins of the cytoskeleton.

Barry RM, Gitai Z.

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2011 Dec;14(6):704-11. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2011.09.015. Epub 2011 Oct 18. Review.


Filament depolymerization can explain chromosome pulling during bacterial mitosis.

Banigan EJ, Gelbart MA, Gitai Z, Wingreen NS, Liu AJ.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2011 Sep;7(9):e1002145. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002145. Epub 2011 Sep 22.


The bacterial actin MreB rotates, and rotation depends on cell-wall assembly.

van Teeffelen S, Wang S, Furchtgott L, Huang KC, Wingreen NS, Shaevitz JW, Gitai Z.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 20;108(38):15822-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1108999108. Epub 2011 Sep 8.


Specific control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa surface-associated behaviors by two c-di-GMP diguanylate cyclases.

Merritt JH, Ha DG, Cowles KN, Lu W, Morales DK, Rabinowitz J, Gitai Z, O'Toole GA.

mBio. 2010 Oct 19;1(4). pii: e00183-10. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00183-10.


High-throughput screening of bacterial protein localization.

Werner JN, Gitai Z.

Methods Enzymol. 2010;471:185-204. doi: 10.1016/S0076-6879(10)71011-9. Epub 2010 Mar 1.


Imaging-based identification of a critical regulator of FtsZ protofilament curvature in Caulobacter.

Goley ED, Dye NA, Werner JN, Gitai Z, Shapiro L.

Mol Cell. 2010 Sep 24;39(6):975-87. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2010.08.027.


Caulobacter chromosome segregation is an ordered multistep process.

Shebelut CW, Guberman JM, van Teeffelen S, Yakhnina AA, Gitai Z.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 10;107(32):14194-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1005274107. Epub 2010 Jul 26.


Dynamic polar sequestration of excess MurG may regulate enzymatic function.

Michaelis AM, Gitai Z.

J Bacteriol. 2010 Sep;192(18):4597-605. doi: 10.1128/JB.00676-10. Epub 2010 Jul 19.

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