John R Kirby
Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology
- Chemosensory regulation of developmental gene expression in Myxococcus xanthusJohn R Kirby
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, 401 Barker Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 3204, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:2008-13. 2003..We conclude that the Che3 chemotaxis-like system functions to control developmental gene expression by regulating a sigma(54) transcriptional activator, CrdA...
- Integration into the phage attachment site, attB, impairs multicellular differentiation in Stigmatella aurantiacaSusanne Muller
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Biology, 310 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 0230, USA
J Bacteriol 188:1701-9. 2006..The trnVD locus thus defines a new developmental checkpoint for Stigmatella aurantiaca...
- The Che4 pathway of Myxococcus xanthus regulates type IV pilus-mediated motilityHera C Vlamakis
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 3204, USA
Mol Microbiol 52:1799-811. 2004..The structural components of the S motility apparatus were unaffected in the che4 mutants, suggesting that the Che4 system affects reversal frequency of cells by modulating the function of the type IV pilus...
- Chemosensory pathways, motility and development in Myxococcus xanthusDavid R Zusman
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 3204, USA
Nat Rev Microbiol 5:862-72. 2007..Although many of these chemosensory pathways have a role in controlling motility, at least two of these pathways control gene expression during development...
- Phosphatase localization in bacterial chemotaxis: divergent mechanisms, convergent principlesChristopher V Rao
Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Phys Biol 2:148-58. 2005..While specific mechanisms are different, the underlying principles of phosphatase localization in E. coli and B. subtilis appear to be the same...
- Rippling is a predatory behavior in Myxococcus xanthusJames E Berleman
School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
J Bacteriol 188:5888-95. 2006..xanthus cells. We conclude that rippling behavior is a mechanism utilized to efficiently consume nondiffusing growth substrates and that developmental rippling is a result of scavenging lysed cell debris...
- The mosaic genome of Anaeromyxobacter dehalogenans strain 2CP-C suggests an aerobic common ancestor to the delta-proteobacteriaSara H Thomas
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
PLoS ONE 3:e2103. 2008..The mosaic nature of the A. dehalogenans strain 2CP-C genome suggests that the metabolically versatile, anaerobic members of the delta-Proteobacteria may have descended from aerobic ancestors with complex lifestyles...
- In vivo mutagenesis using EZ-Tn5John R Kirby
School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
Methods Enzymol 421:17-21. 2007..Many other applications and variations have been described and are available through Epicentre's website at http://www.epibio.com/...
- Multicellular development in Myxococcus xanthus is stimulated by predator-prey interactionsJames E Berleman
Department of Microbiology, The University of Iowa, 51 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
J Bacteriol 189:5675-82. 2007..xanthus cells and their cognate prey...
- Genetic circuitry controlling motility behaviors of Myxococcus xanthusTâm Mignot
Institut de Biologie Structurale et Microbiologie Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, CNRS UPR 9043, Groupe de Biologie Cellulaire de la Motilité Bactérienne, Marseille, France
Bioessays 30:733-43. 2008..We further propose that these dynamics are modulated by the action of multiple upstream complementary signaling systems. M. xanthus is thus an exciting emerging model system to study the intricate processes of directed cell migration...