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Jessop L, Bankhead T, Wong D, Segall AM. The amino terminus of bacteriophage lambda integrase is involved in protein-protein interactions during recombination. J Bacteriol. 2000 Feb;182(4):1024-34. doi: 10.1128/jb.182.4.1024-1034.2000. PubMed PMID: 10648529; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC94379.
Bankhead T, Segall AM. Characterization of a mutation of bacteriophage lambda integrase. Putative role in core binding and strand exchange for a conserved residue. J Biol Chem. 2000 Nov 24;275(47):36949-56. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M004679200. PubMed PMID: 10938278.
Bankhead TM, Etzel BJ, Wolven F, Bordenave S, Boldt JL, Larsen TA, Segall AM. Mutations at residues 282, 286, and 293 of phage lambda integrase exert pathway-specific effects on synapsis and catalysis in recombination. J Bacteriol. 2003 Apr;185(8):2653-66. doi: 10.1128/jb.185.8.2653-2666.2003. PubMed PMID: 12670991; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC152606.
Bankhead T, Chaconas G. Mixing active-site components: a recipe for the unique enzymatic activity of a telomere resolvase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Sep 21;101(38):13768-73. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0405762101. Epub 2004 Sep 13. PubMed PMID: 15365172; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC518831.
Tourand Y, Bankhead T, Wilson SL, Putteet-Driver AD, Barbour AG, Byram R, Rosa PA, Chaconas G. Differential telomere processing by Borrelia telomere resolvases in vitro but not in vivo. J Bacteriol. 2006 Nov;188(21):7378-86. doi: 10.1128/JB.00760-06. Epub 2006 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 16936037; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1636258.
Bankhead T, Kobryn K, Chaconas G. Unexpected twist: harnessing the energy in positive supercoils to control telomere resolution. Mol Microbiol. 2006 Nov;62(3):895-905. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2006.05423.x. Epub 2006 Sep 25. PubMed PMID: 16999829.
Bankhead T, Chaconas G. The role of VlsE antigenic variation in the Lyme disease spirochete: persistence through a mechanism that differs from other pathogens. Mol Microbiol. 2007 Sep;65(6):1547-58. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2007.05895.x. Epub 2007 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 17714442.
Moriarty TJ, Norman MU, Colarusso P, Bankhead T, Kubes P, Chaconas G. Real-time high resolution 3D imaging of the lyme disease spirochete adhering to and escaping from the vasculature of a living host. PLoS Pathog. 2008 Jun 20;4(6):e1000090. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000090. PubMed PMID: 18566656; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2408724.
Palmer GH, Bankhead T, Lukehart SA. 'Nothing is permanent but change'- antigenic variation in persistent bacterial pathogens. Cell Microbiol. 2009 Dec;11(12):1697-705. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-5822.2009.01366.x. Epub 2009 Aug 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 19709057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3354987.
Casselli T, Tourand Y, Bankhead T. Altered murine tissue colonization by Borrelia burgdorferi following targeted deletion of linear plasmid 17-carried genes. Infect Immun. 2012 May;80(5):1773-82. doi: 10.1128/IAI.05984-11. Epub 2012 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 22354033; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3347435.
Rogovskyy AS, Bankhead T. Variable VlsE is critical for host reinfection by the Lyme disease spirochete. PLoS One. 2013;8(4):e61226. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061226. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23593438; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3620393.
Hove PR, Haldorson GJ, Magunda F, Bankhead T. Presence of Arp specifically contributes to joint tissue edema associated with early-onset Lyme arthritis. Infect Immun. 2014 Jan;82(1):43-51. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01061-13. Epub 2013 Oct 7. PubMed PMID: 24101694; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3911854.
Rogovskyy AS, Chen Z, Burk RD, Bankhead T. Characterization of the North American beaver (Castor canadensis) papillomavirus genome. Vet Microbiol. 2014 Jan 10;168(1):214-20. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.11.011. Epub 2013 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 24309404.
Rogovskyy AS, Bankhead T. Bacterial heterogeneity is a requirement for host superinfection by the Lyme disease spirochete. Infect Immun. 2014 Nov;82(11):4542-52. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01817-14. Epub 2014 Aug 11. PubMed PMID: 25114120; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4249317.
Rogovskyy AS, Casselli T, Tourand Y, Jones CR, Owen JP, Mason KL, Scoles GA, Bankhead T. Evaluation of the Importance of VlsE Antigenic Variation for the Enzootic Cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi. PLoS One. 2015;10(4):e0124268. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124268. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 25893989; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4404307.
Casselli T, Bankhead T. Use of in vivo Expression Technology for the Identification of Putative Host Adaptation Factors of the Lyme Disease Spirochete. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015;25(5):349-61. doi: 10.1159/000439305. Epub 2015 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 26488479.
Bankhead T. Role of the VlsE Lipoprotein in Immune Avoidance by the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. For Immunopathol Dis Therap. 2016;7(3-4):191-204. doi: 10.1615/ForumImmunDisTher.2017019625. PubMed PMID: 29876140; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5986088.
Palmer GH, Bankhead T, Seifert HS. Antigenic Variation in Bacterial Pathogens. Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Feb;4(1). doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.VMBF-0005-2015. PubMed PMID: 26999387; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4806564.
James AE, Rogovskyy AS, Crowley MA, Bankhead T. Characterization of a DNA Adenine Methyltransferase Gene of Borrelia hermsii and Its Dispensability for Murine Infection and Persistence. PLoS One. 2016;11(5):e0155798. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155798. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27195796; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4873019.
Magunda PR, Bankhead T. Investigating the potential role of non-vls genes on linear plasmid 28-1 in virulence and persistence by Borrelia burgdorferi. BMC Microbiol. 2016 Aug 8;16(1):180. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0806-4. PubMed PMID: 27502325; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4977671.
James AE, Rogovskyy AS, Crowley MA, Bankhead T. Cis-acting DNA elements flanking the variable major protein expression site of Borrelia hermsii are required for murine persistence. Microbiologyopen. 2018 Jun;7(3):e00569. doi: 10.1002/mbo3.569. Epub 2017 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 29250931; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6011951.
Casselli T, Crowley MA, Highland MA, Tourand Y, Bankhead T. A small intergenic region of lp17 is required for evasion of adaptive immunity and induction of pathology by the Lyme disease spirochete. Cell Microbiol. 2019 Jul;21(7):e13029. doi: 10.1111/cmi.13029. Epub 2019 Apr 16. PubMed PMID: 30945408.
Lone AG, Bankhead T. The Borrelia burgdorferi VlsE Lipoprotein Prevents Antibody Binding to an Arthritis-Related Surface Antigen. Cell Rep. 2020 Mar 17;30(11):3663-3670.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.02.081. PubMed PMID: 32187539; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7162589.
Wong JK, Crowley MA, Bankhead T. Deletion of a Genetic Region of lp17 Affects Plasmid Copy Number in Borrelia burgdorferi. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2022;12:884171. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2022.884171. eCollection 2022. PubMed PMID: 35493747; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9039534.
Crowley MA, Bankhead T. Potential Regulatory Role in Mammalian Host Adaptation for a Small Intergenic Region of Lp17 in the Lyme Disease Spirochete. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2022;12:892220. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2022.892220. eCollection 2022. PubMed PMID: 35586252; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9108270.
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