Martin Pilhofer

Summary

Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc The bacterial cytoskeleton: more than twisted filaments
    Martin Pilhofer
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, M C 114 96, Pasadena, CA, USA
    Curr Opin Cell Biol 25:125-33. 2013
  2. pmc Characterization and evolution of cell division and cell wall synthesis genes in the bacterial phyla Verrucomicrobia, Lentisphaerae, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes and phylogenetic comparison with rRNA genes
    Martin Pilhofer
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Technical University Munich, Am Hochanger 4, D 85354 Freising, Germany
    J Bacteriol 190:3192-202. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Fluorescence in situ hybridization for intracellular localization of nifH mRNA
    Martin Pilhofer
    Technische Universitat Munchen, Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Am Hochanger 4, 85350 Freising, Germany
    Syst Appl Microbiol 32:186-92. 2009
  4. pmc Microtubules in bacteria: Ancient tubulins build a five-protofilament homolog of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton
    Martin Pilhofer
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
    PLoS Biol 9:e1001213. 2011
  5. pmc Characterization of bacterial operons consisting of two tubulins and a kinesin-like gene by the novel Two-Step Gene Walking method
    Martin Pilhofer
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Technical University Munich, Am Hochanger 4, D 85354 Freising, Germany
    Nucleic Acids Res 35:e135. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Bacterial TEM: new insights from cryo-microscopy
    Martin Pilhofer
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Methods Cell Biol 96:21-45. 2010
  7. doi request reprint The diversity of fungi in aerobic sewage granules assessed by 18S rRNA gene and ITS sequence analyses
    Silvia D Weber
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Technische Universitat Munchen, Freising, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 68:246-54. 2009
  8. pmc Long helical filaments are not seen encircling cells in electron cryotomograms of rod-shaped bacteria
    Matthew T Swulius
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 407:650-5. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Architecture and host interface of environmental chlamydiae revealed by electron cryotomography
    Martin Pilhofer
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 91125, USA Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Pasadena, CA, 91125, USA
    Environ Microbiol 16:417-29. 2014
  10. pmc The challenge of determining handedness in electron tomography and the use of DNA origami gold nanoparticle helices as molecular standards
    Ariane Briegel
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    J Struct Biol 183:95-8. 2013

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. pmc The bacterial cytoskeleton: more than twisted filaments
    Martin Pilhofer
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, M C 114 96, Pasadena, CA, USA
    Curr Opin Cell Biol 25:125-33. 2013
    ..As a result, while homologous proteins with different functions have evolved to form surprisingly divergent superstructures, those of unrelated proteins with similar functions have converged...
  2. pmc Characterization and evolution of cell division and cell wall synthesis genes in the bacterial phyla Verrucomicrobia, Lentisphaerae, Chlamydiae, and Planctomycetes and phylogenetic comparison with rRNA genes
    Martin Pilhofer
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Technical University Munich, Am Hochanger 4, D 85354 Freising, Germany
    J Bacteriol 190:3192-202. 2008
    ..This implies that Planctomycetes and Chlamydiae may have shifted independently to a non-FtsZ-based cell division mechanism after their separate branchings from their last common ancestor with Verrucomicrobia...
  3. doi request reprint Fluorescence in situ hybridization for intracellular localization of nifH mRNA
    Martin Pilhofer
    Technische Universitat Munchen, Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Am Hochanger 4, 85350 Freising, Germany
    Syst Appl Microbiol 32:186-92. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Microtubules in bacteria: Ancient tubulins build a five-protofilament homolog of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton
    Martin Pilhofer
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
    PLoS Biol 9:e1001213. 2011
    ..Since we show that bacterial microtubules can be produced in abundance in vitro without chaperones, they should be useful tools for tubulin research and drug screening...
  5. pmc Characterization of bacterial operons consisting of two tubulins and a kinesin-like gene by the novel Two-Step Gene Walking method
    Martin Pilhofer
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Technical University Munich, Am Hochanger 4, D 85354 Freising, Germany
    Nucleic Acids Res 35:e135. 2007
    ..Two-Step Gene Walking proved to be highly efficient and was successfully used to characterize over 20 kb of sequence not only in pure culture but even in complex non-pure culture samples...
  6. doi request reprint Bacterial TEM: new insights from cryo-microscopy
    Martin Pilhofer
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Methods Cell Biol 96:21-45. 2010
    ..Efforts to identify structures and localize specific proteins in cryo-EM images are summarized...
  7. doi request reprint The diversity of fungi in aerobic sewage granules assessed by 18S rRNA gene and ITS sequence analyses
    Silvia D Weber
    Lehrstuhl fur Mikrobiologie, Technische Universitat Munchen, Freising, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 68:246-54. 2009
    ..It turned out that the fungal community composition in granules depended on the wastewater type and the phase of granule development...
  8. pmc Long helical filaments are not seen encircling cells in electron cryotomograms of rod-shaped bacteria
    Matthew T Swulius
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, United States
    Biochem Biophys Res Commun 407:650-5. 2011
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Architecture and host interface of environmental chlamydiae revealed by electron cryotomography
    Martin Pilhofer
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 91125, USA Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Pasadena, CA, 91125, USA
    Environ Microbiol 16:417-29. 2014
    ..The study demonstrates the power of electron cryotomography to reveal structural details of bacteria-host interactions that are not accessible using traditional methods. ..
  10. pmc The challenge of determining handedness in electron tomography and the use of DNA origami gold nanoparticle helices as molecular standards
    Ariane Briegel
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    J Struct Biol 183:95-8. 2013
    ..Here we enumerate various steps in a typical tomography experiment that affect handedness and show that DNA origami gold nanoparticle helices can be used as convenient and fail-safe handedness standards. ..
  11. doi request reprint Optimization of three FISH procedures for in situ detection of anaerobic ammonium oxidizing bacteria in biological wastewater treatment
    Marko Pavlekovic
    Department of Microbiology, Technische Universitat Munchen, D 85354 Freising, Germany
    J Microbiol Methods 78:119-26. 2009
    ..However, for optimal inactivation, different H(2)O(2) concentrations and incubation time may be needed, depending on nature of sample and should therefore always be individually determined for each study...
  12. doi request reprint Marine tubeworm metamorphosis induced by arrays of bacterial phage tail-like structures
    Nicholas J Shikuma
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Science 343:529-33. 2014
    ..Not only do these arrays suggest a novel form of bacterium-animal interaction, they provide an entry point to understanding how marine biofilms can trigger animal development. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Coexistence of tubulins and ftsZ in different Prosthecobacter species
    Martin Pilhofer
    Mol Biol Evol 24:1439-42. 2007
    ..Therefore, it can be assumed that Prosthecobacter acquired tubulins through horizontal gene transfer. The functional role of tubulins in Prosthecobacter remains enigmatic...