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The peptidoglycan and biofilm matrix of Staphylococcus epidermidis undergo structural changes when exposed to human platelets.

Loza-Correa M, Ayala JA, Perelman I, Hubbard K, Kalab M, Yi QL, Taha M, de Pedro MA, Ramirez-Arcos S.

PLoS One. 2019 Jan 25;14(1):e0211132. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211132. eCollection 2019.


Bacterial secretion of D-arginine controls environmental microbial biodiversity.

Alvarez L, Aliashkevich A, de Pedro MA, Cava F.

ISME J. 2018 Feb;12(2):438-450. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2017.176. Epub 2017 Oct 13.


Determinants of Bacterial Morphology: From Fundamentals to Possibilities for Antimicrobial Targeting.

van Teeseling MCF, de Pedro MA, Cava F.

Front Microbiol. 2017 Jul 10;8:1264. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01264. eCollection 2017. Review.


Chemometric Analysis of Bacterial Peptidoglycan Reveals Atypical Modifications That Empower the Cell Wall against Predatory Enzymes and Fly Innate Immunity.

Espaillat A, Forsmo O, El Biari K, Björk R, Lemaitre B, Trygg J, Cañada FJ, de Pedro MA, Cava F.

J Am Chem Soc. 2016 Jul 27;138(29):9193-204. doi: 10.1021/jacs.6b04430. Epub 2016 Jul 13.


Ultra-Sensitive, High-Resolution Liquid Chromatography Methods for the High-Throughput Quantitative Analysis of Bacterial Cell Wall Chemistry and Structure.

Alvarez L, Hernandez SB, de Pedro MA, Cava F.

Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1440:11-27. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3676-2_2.


High-throughput, Highly Sensitive Analyses of Bacterial Morphogenesis Using Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography.

Desmarais SM, Tropini C, Miguel A, Cava F, Monds RD, de Pedro MA, Huang KC.

J Biol Chem. 2015 Dec 25;290(52):31090-100. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.661660. Epub 2015 Oct 14.


A novel peptidoglycan D,L-endopeptidase induced by Salmonella inside eukaryotic cells contributes to virulence.

Rico-Pérez G, Pezza A, Pucciarelli MG, de Pedro MA, Soncini FC, García-del Portillo F.

Mol Microbiol. 2016 Feb;99(3):546-56. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13248. Epub 2015 Nov 13.


Circadian Kisspeptin expression in human term placenta.

de Pedro MA, Morán J, Díaz I, Murias L, Fernández-Plaza C, González C, Díaz E.

Placenta. 2015 Nov;36(11):1337-9. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2015.09.009. Epub 2015 Sep 21.


Structural constraints and dynamics of bacterial cell wall architecture.

de Pedro MA, Cava F.

Front Microbiol. 2015 May 8;6:449. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00449. eCollection 2015. Review.


Peptidoglycan remodeling by the coordinated action of multispecific enzymes.

Alvarez L, Espaillat A, Hermoso JA, de Pedro MA, Cava F.

Microb Drug Resist. 2014 Jun;20(3):190-8. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2014.0047. Epub 2014 May 5. Review.


Bile-induced peptidoglycan remodelling in Salmonella enterica.

Hernández SB, Cava F, Pucciarelli MG, García-Del Portillo F, de Pedro MA, Casadesús J.

Environ Microbiol. 2015 Apr;17(4):1081-9. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12491. Epub 2014 Jun 24.


Peptidoglycan plasticity in bacteria: emerging variability of the murein sacculus and their associated biological functions.

Cava F, de Pedro MA.

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2014 Apr;18:46-53. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2014.01.004. Epub 2014 Mar 6. Review.


Isolation and preparation of bacterial cell walls for compositional analysis by ultra performance liquid chromatography.

Desmarais SM, Cava F, de Pedro MA, Huang KC.

J Vis Exp. 2014 Jan 15;(83):e51183. doi: 10.3791/51183.


Structural basis for the broad specificity of a new family of amino-acid racemases.

Espaillat A, Carrasco-López C, Bernardo-García N, Pietrosemoli N, Otero LH, Álvarez L, de Pedro MA, Pazos F, Davis BM, Waldor MK, Hermoso JA, Cava F.

Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2014 Jan;70(Pt 1):79-90. doi: 10.1107/S1399004713024838. Epub 2013 Dec 24.


Modes of cell wall growth differentiation in rod-shaped bacteria.

Cava F, Kuru E, Brun YV, de Pedro MA.

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2013 Dec;16(6):731-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2013.09.004. Epub 2013 Oct 1. Review.


Eliminating a set of four penicillin binding proteins triggers the Rcs phosphorelay and Cpx stress responses in Escherichia coli.

Evans KL, Kannan S, Li G, de Pedro MA, Young KD.

J Bacteriol. 2013 Oct;195(19):4415-24. doi: 10.1128/JB.00596-13. Epub 2013 Jul 26.


Peptidoglycan at its peaks: how chromatographic analyses can reveal bacterial cell wall structure and assembly.

Desmarais SM, De Pedro MA, Cava F, Huang KC.

Mol Microbiol. 2013 Jul;89(1):1-13. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12266. Epub 2013 Jun 3. Review.


In Situ probing of newly synthesized peptidoglycan in live bacteria with fluorescent D-amino acids.

Kuru E, Hughes HV, Brown PJ, Hall E, Tekkam S, Cava F, de Pedro MA, Brun YV, VanNieuwenhze MS.

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2012 Dec 7;51(50):12519-23. doi: 10.1002/anie.201206749. Epub 2012 Oct 10.


Complete genome sequence of Hirschia baltica type strain (IFAM 1418(T)).

Chertkov O, Brown PJ, Kysela DT, de Pedro MA, Lucas S, Copeland A, Lapidus A, Del Rio TG, Tice H, Bruce D, Goodwin L, Pitluck S, Detter JC, Han C, Larimer F, Chang YJ, Jeffries CD, Land M, Hauser L, Kyrpides NC, Ivanova N, Ovchinnikova G, Tindall BJ, Göker M, Klenk HP, Brun YV.

Stand Genomic Sci. 2011 Dec 31;5(3):287-97. doi: 10.4056/sigs.2205004. Epub 2011 Dec 23.


Homogeneous incorporation of secondary cell wall polysaccharides to the cell wall of Thermus thermophilus HB27.

Acosta F, de Pedro MA, Berenguer J.

Extremophiles. 2012 May;16(3):485-95. doi: 10.1007/s00792-012-0448-x. Epub 2012 Apr 19.


Peptidoglycan plasticity in bacteria: stress-induced peptidoglycan editing by noncanonical D-amino acids.

Horcajo P, de Pedro MA, Cava F.

Microb Drug Resist. 2012 Jun;18(3):306-13. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2012.0009. Epub 2012 Mar 23. Review.


Escherichia coli low-molecular-weight penicillin-binding proteins help orient septal FtsZ, and their absence leads to asymmetric cell division and branching.

Potluri LP, de Pedro MA, Young KD.

Mol Microbiol. 2012 Apr;84(2):203-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2012.08023.x. Epub 2012 Mar 15.


Polar growth in the Alphaproteobacterial order Rhizobiales.

Brown PJ, de Pedro MA, Kysela DT, Van der Henst C, Kim J, De Bolle X, Fuqua C, Brun YV.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jan 31;109(5):1697-701. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1114476109. Epub 2012 Jan 17. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 21;109(8);3190.


Localized synthesis of the outer envelope from Thermus thermophilus.

Acosta F, Alvarez L, de Pedro MA, Berenguer J.

Extremophiles. 2012 Mar;16(2):267-75. doi: 10.1007/s00792-011-0427-7. Epub 2012 Jan 3.


AmpH, a bifunctional DD-endopeptidase and DD-carboxypeptidase of Escherichia coli.

González-Leiza SM, de Pedro MA, Ayala JA.

J Bacteriol. 2011 Dec;193(24):6887-94. doi: 10.1128/JB.05764-11. Epub 2011 Oct 14.


Deciphering morphological determinants of the helix-shaped Leptospira.

Slamti L, de Pedro MA, Guichet E, Picardeau M.

J Bacteriol. 2011 Nov;193(22):6266-75. doi: 10.1128/JB.05695-11. Epub 2011 Sep 16.


Distinct pathways for modification of the bacterial cell wall by non-canonical D-amino acids.

Cava F, de Pedro MA, Lam H, Davis BM, Waldor MK.

EMBO J. 2011 Jul 26;30(16):3442-53. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2011.246.


Emerging knowledge of regulatory roles of D-amino acids in bacteria.

Cava F, Lam H, de Pedro MA, Waldor MK.

Cell Mol Life Sci. 2011 Mar;68(5):817-31. doi: 10.1007/s00018-010-0571-8. Epub 2010 Dec 14. Review.


D-amino acids govern stationary phase cell wall remodeling in bacteria.

Lam H, Oh DC, Cava F, Takacs CN, Clardy J, de Pedro MA, Waldor MK.

Science. 2009 Sep 18;325(5947):1552-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1178123.


Morphogenesis of rod-shaped sacculi.

den Blaauwen T, de Pedro MA, Nguyen-Distèche M, Ayala JA.

FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2008 Mar;32(2):321-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2007.00090.x. Review.


Peptidoglycan structure and architecture.

Vollmer W, Blanot D, de Pedro MA.

FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2008 Mar;32(2):149-67. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2007.00094.x. Epub 2008 Jan 8. Review.


Expression and use of superfolder green fluorescent protein at high temperatures in vivo: a tool to study extreme thermophile biology.

Cava F, de Pedro MA, Blas-Galindo E, Waldo GS, Westblade LF, Berenguer J.

Environ Microbiol. 2008 Mar;10(3):605-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2007.01482.x. Epub 2008 Jan 7.


FtsZ directs a second mode of peptidoglycan synthesis in Escherichia coli.

Varma A, de Pedro MA, Young KD.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Aug;189(15):5692-704. Epub 2007 May 18.


Role of peptidoglycan amidases in the development and morphology of the division septum in Escherichia coli.

Priyadarshini R, de Pedro MA, Young KD.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Jul;189(14):5334-47. Epub 2007 May 4.


Effect of the morphogene bolA on the permeability of the Escherichia coli outer membrane.

Freire P, Vieira HL, Furtado AR, de Pedro MA, Arraiano CM.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2006 Jul;260(1):106-11.


Partition of old murein in small patches over the entire wall of E. coli cells forced to grow as a coccoid.

Koch AL, De Pedro MA.

Curr Microbiol. 2006 Apr;52(4):249-53. Epub 2006 Mar 18.


Resistance of rumen bacteria murein to bovine gastric lysozyme.

Domínguez-Bello MG, Pacheco MA, Ruiz MC, Michelangeli F, Leippe M, de Pedro MA.

BMC Ecol. 2004 May 11;4:7.


Binding to pyruvylated compounds as an ancestral mechanism to anchor the outer envelope in primitive bacteria.

Cava F, de Pedro MA, Schwarz H, Henne A, Berenguer J.

Mol Microbiol. 2004 May;52(3):677-90.


Restricted Mobility of Cell Surface Proteins in the Polar Regions of Escherichia coli.

de Pedro MA, Grünfelder CG, Schwarz H.

J Bacteriol. 2004 May;186(9):2594-602.


Patchiness of murein insertion into the sidewall of Escherichia coli.

De Pedro MA, Schwarz H, Koch AL.

Microbiology. 2003 Jul;149(Pt 7):1753-61.


Branching of Escherichia coli cells arises from multiple sites of inert peptidoglycan.

de Pedro MA, Young KD, Höltje JV, Schwarz H.

J Bacteriol. 2003 Feb;185(4):1147-52.


The gene bolA regulates dacA (PBP5), dacC (PBP6) and ampC (AmpC), promoting normal morphology in Escherichia coli.

Santos JM, Lobo M, Matos AP, De Pedro MA, Arraiano CM.

Mol Microbiol. 2002 Sep;45(6):1729-40.


The periplasmic space in Thermus thermophilus: evidence from a regulation-defective S-layer mutant overexpressing an alkaline phosphatase.

Castán P, Zafra O, Moreno R, de Pedro MA, Vallés C, Cava F, Caro E, Schwarz H, Berenguer J.

Extremophiles. 2002 Jun;6(3):225-32. Epub 2002 Feb 27.


Diversity among clinical isolates of penicillin-resistant Streptococcus mitis: indication for a PBP1-dependent way to reach high levels of penicillin resistance.

Sánchez M, Vicente MF, Cercenado E, de Pedro MA, Gómez P, Moreno R, Morón R, Berenguer J.

Int Microbiol. 2001 Dec;4(4):217-22.


Fast lysis of Escherichia coli filament cells requires differentiation of potential division sites.

de Pedro MA, Höltje JV, Schwarz H.

Microbiology. 2002 Jan;148(Pt 1):79-86.


Involvement of N-acetylmuramyl-L-alanine amidases in cell separation and antibiotic-induced autolysis of Escherichia coli.

Heidrich C, Templin MF, Ursinus A, Merdanovic M, Berger J, Schwarz H, de Pedro MA, Höltje JV.

Mol Microbiol. 2001 Jul;41(1):167-78.


Multiple regulatory mechanisms act on the 5' untranslated region of the S-layer gene from Thermus thermophilus HB8.

Castán P, de Pedro MA, Risco C, Vallés C, Fernández LA, Schwarz H, Berenguer J.

J Bacteriol. 2001 Feb;183(4):1491-4.


The morphological transition of Helicobacter pylori cells from spiral to coccoid is preceded by a substantial modification of the cell wall.

Costa K, Bacher G, Allmaier G, Dominguez-Bello MG, Engstrand L, Falk P, de Pedro MA, García-del Portillo F.

J Bacteriol. 1999 Jun;181(12):3710-5.


Cell wall structural divergence among Thermus spp.

Quintela JC, Zöllner P, García-del Portillo F, Allmaier G, de Pedro MA.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1999 Mar 15;172(2):223-9.

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