Gemma Reguera

Summary

Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Extracellular electron transfer via microbial nanowires
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Nature 435:1098-101. 2005
  2. doi request reprint Electron transfer at the cell-uranium interface in Geobacter spp
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Biochem Soc Trans 40:1227-32. 2012
  3. pmc When microbial conversations get physical
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, 6190 Biomedical and Physical Science Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Trends Microbiol 19:105-13. 2011
  4. pmc Biofilm and nanowire production leads to increased current in Geobacter sulfurreducens fuel cells
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7345-8. 2006
  5. pmc Possible nonconductive role of Geobacter sulfurreducens pilus nanowires in biofilm formation
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Bacteriol 189:2125-7. 2007
  6. pmc Electron donors supporting growth and electroactivity of Geobacter sulfurreducens anode biofilms
    Allison M Speers
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:437-44. 2012
  7. doi request reprint PilR, a transcriptional regulator for pilin and other genes required for Fe(III) reduction in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Katy Juarez
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 16:146-58. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Consolidated bioprocessing of AFEX-pretreated corn stover to ethanol and hydrogen in a microbial electrolysis cell
    Allison M Speers
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, 6190 Biomedical and Physical Science Building, 567 Wilson Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 46:7875-81. 2012
  9. pmc A novel Geobacteraceae-specific outer membrane protein J (OmpJ) is essential for electron transport to Fe(III) and Mn(IV) oxides in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Eman Afkar
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    BMC Microbiol 5:41. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence that OmcB and OmpB of Geobacter sulfurreducens are outer membrane surface proteins
    Xinlei Qian
    Department of Microbiology, Morrill IV North, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 277:21-7. 2007

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Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Extracellular electron transfer via microbial nanowires
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Nature 435:1098-101. 2005
    ..Electron transfer through pili indicates possibilities for other unique cell-surface and cell-cell interactions, and for bioengineering of novel conductive materials...
  2. doi request reprint Electron transfer at the cell-uranium interface in Geobacter spp
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Biochem Soc Trans 40:1227-32. 2012
    ..Hence the results support a model in which the conductive pili function as the primary mechanism for the reduction of uranium and cellular protection in Geobacter spp...
  3. pmc When microbial conversations get physical
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, 6190 Biomedical and Physical Science Building, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Trends Microbiol 19:105-13. 2011
    ..I also make some suggestions for promising future research avenues that could provide novel and unsuspected insights into the physical nature of microbial signaling networks...
  4. pmc Biofilm and nanowire production leads to increased current in Geobacter sulfurreducens fuel cells
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:7345-8. 2006
    ..These pili may represent an electronic network permeating the biofilm that can promote long-range electrical transfer in an energy-efficient manner, increasing electricity production more than 10-fold...
  5. pmc Possible nonconductive role of Geobacter sulfurreducens pilus nanowires in biofilm formation
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Bacteriol 189:2125-7. 2007
    ..Furthermore, pili were needed for cell aggregation in agglutination studies. These results suggest that the pili of G. sulfurreducens also have a structural role in biofilm formation...
  6. pmc Electron donors supporting growth and electroactivity of Geobacter sulfurreducens anode biofilms
    Allison M Speers
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 78:437-44. 2012
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  7. doi request reprint PilR, a transcriptional regulator for pilin and other genes required for Fe(III) reduction in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Katy Juarez
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 16:146-58. 2009
    ..This is the first instance of an enhancer binding protein implicated in regulating genes involved in Fe(III) respiratory functions...
  8. doi request reprint Consolidated bioprocessing of AFEX-pretreated corn stover to ethanol and hydrogen in a microbial electrolysis cell
    Allison M Speers
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, 6190 Biomedical and Physical Science Building, 567 Wilson Road, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 46:7875-81. 2012
    ..73%. This and the potential to optimize the activities of the microbial catalysts via culturing approaches and genetic engineering or adaptive evolution, make this platform attractive for the processing of agricultural wastes...
  9. pmc A novel Geobacteraceae-specific outer membrane protein J (OmpJ) is essential for electron transport to Fe(III) and Mn(IV) oxides in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Eman Afkar
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    BMC Microbiol 5:41. 2005
    ..Here we show that the most abundant outer membrane protein of G. sulfurreducens, OmpJ, is not a cytochrome yet it is required for metal respiration...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence that OmcB and OmpB of Geobacter sulfurreducens are outer membrane surface proteins
    Xinlei Qian
    Department of Microbiology, Morrill IV North, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 277:21-7. 2007
    ..sulfurreducens, the finding that OmcB is also surface exposed is the first report of a protein required for optimal Fe(III) citrate reduction at least partially accessible on the cell surface...
  11. ncbi request reprint Electronic properties of conductive pili of the metal-reducing bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens probed by scanning tunneling microscopy
    Joshua P Veazey
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 2320, USA
    Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 84:060901. 2011
    ..Our results thus indicate that the Geobacter pilus shaft has an intrinsic electronic structure that could play a role in charge transport...
  12. pmc Extracellular reduction of uranium via Geobacter conductive pili as a protective cellular mechanism
    Dena L Cologgi
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:15248-52. 2011
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  13. doi request reprint Reversible control of biofilm formation by Cellulomonas spp. in response to nitrogen availability
    Jenna M Young
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Environ Microbiol 14:594-604. 2012
    ..The results show that biofilm formation is a competitive strategy for carbon and nitrogen acquisition and provide valuable insights linking nitrogen inputs to carbon sequestration and remobilization in terrestrial environments...
  14. pmc Genome-wide analysis of the RpoN regulon in Geobacter sulfurreducens
    Ching Leang
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    BMC Genomics 10:331. 2009
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  15. doi request reprint Anaerobic cell culture
    Allison M Speers
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Curr Protoc Microbiol . 2009
    ..The methodologies described in this unit should provide the interested but inexperienced investigator with the basic tools to successfully cultivate anaerobic microorganisms and study anaerobic processes...
  16. pmc Virulence and the environment: a novel role for Vibrio cholerae toxin-coregulated pili in biofilm formation on chitin
    Gemma Reguera
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Bacteriol 187:3551-5. 2005
    ..We also show that undifferentiated TCP- biofilms have reduced ecological fitness and, thus, that chitin colonization may represent an ecological setting outside the host in which selection for a host colonization factor may take place...

Research Grants3