Petra Anne Levin

Summary

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Changes in the oligomerization potential of the division inhibitor UgtP co-ordinate Bacillus subtilis cell size with nutrient availability
    An Chun Chien
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Mol Microbiol 86:594-610. 2012
  2. pmc A moonlighting enzyme links Escherichia coli cell size with central metabolism
    Norbert S Hill
    Department of Biology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003663. 2013
  3. pmc ClpX inhibits FtsZ assembly in a manner that does not require its ATP hydrolysis-dependent chaperone activity
    Daniel P Haeusser
    Department of Biology, Washington University, Campus Box 1137, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Bacteriol 191:1986-91. 2009
  4. pmc The great divide: coordinating cell cycle events during bacterial growth and division
    Daniel P Haeusser
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Curr Opin Microbiol 11:94-9. 2008
  5. pmc A metabolic sensor governing cell size in bacteria
    Richard B Weart
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Cell 130:335-47. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The ClpX chaperone modulates assembly of the tubulin-like protein FtsZ
    Richard B Weart
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Mol Microbiol 57:238-49. 2005
  7. pmc Cell size and the initiation of DNA replication in bacteria
    Norbert S Hill
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002549. 2012
  8. pmc Extreme C terminus of bacterial cytoskeletal protein FtsZ plays fundamental role in assembly independent of modulatory proteins
    Paul J Buske
    Department of Biology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Biol Chem 287:10945-57. 2012
  9. pmc The division inhibitor EzrA contains a seven-residue patch required for maintaining the dynamic nature of the medial FtsZ ring
    Daniel P Haeusser
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    J Bacteriol 189:9001-10. 2007
  10. pmc Growth rate-dependent regulation of medial FtsZ ring formation
    Richard B Weart
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Bacteriol 185:2826-34. 2003

Collaborators

  • Dhruba K Chattoraj
  • Alison M Smith
  • Daniel P Haeusser
  • Norbert S Hill
  • Richard B Weart
  • An Chun Chien
  • Paul J Buske
  • P J Buske
  • Amy H Lee
  • Yue Shi
  • Shannon Kian Gharabiklou Zareh
  • Yan Mei Wang
  • Ryosuke Kadoya
  • Anna Cristina Garza
  • Amy Z Buscher
  • Brooke E Lane
  • Peter Zuber
  • Shunji Nakano
  • Rachel L Schwartz
  • Michelle Erin Oates

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. pmc Changes in the oligomerization potential of the division inhibitor UgtP co-ordinate Bacillus subtilis cell size with nutrient availability
    An Chun Chien
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Mol Microbiol 86:594-610. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc A moonlighting enzyme links Escherichia coli cell size with central metabolism
    Norbert S Hill
    Department of Biology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 9:e1003663. 2013
    ..These include the conservation of uridine diphosphate glucose as a proxy for nutrient status and the use of moonlighting enzymes to couple growth rate-dependent phenomena to central metabolism. ..
  3. pmc ClpX inhibits FtsZ assembly in a manner that does not require its ATP hydrolysis-dependent chaperone activity
    Daniel P Haeusser
    Department of Biology, Washington University, Campus Box 1137, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Bacteriol 191:1986-91. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc The great divide: coordinating cell cycle events during bacterial growth and division
    Daniel P Haeusser
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Curr Opin Microbiol 11:94-9. 2008
    ..Instead, an intricate set of intersecting, and at times opposing, forces coordinate DNA replication, cell division, and cell growth with one another, thereby ensuring the precise spatial and temporal control of cell cycle events...
  5. pmc A metabolic sensor governing cell size in bacteria
    Richard B Weart
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Cell 130:335-47. 2007
    ..This sensor serves to maintain a constant ratio of FtsZ rings to cell length regardless of growth rate and ensures that cells reach the appropriate mass and complete chromosome segregation prior to cytokinesis...
  6. ncbi request reprint The ClpX chaperone modulates assembly of the tubulin-like protein FtsZ
    Richard B Weart
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Mol Microbiol 57:238-49. 2005
    ..ClpX is conserved throughout bacteria and has been shown to interact directly with FtsZ in Escherichia coli. Thus, we speculate that ClpX functions as a general regulator of FtsZ assembly and cell division in a wide variety of bacteria...
  7. pmc Cell size and the initiation of DNA replication in bacteria
    Norbert S Hill
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002549. 2012
    ..coli. The difference in behavior of the two bacteria appears to lie in the mechanisms that control the activity of DnaA...
  8. pmc Extreme C terminus of bacterial cytoskeletal protein FtsZ plays fundamental role in assembly independent of modulatory proteins
    Paul J Buske
    Department of Biology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Biol Chem 287:10945-57. 2012
    ..Site-directed mutagenesis of the B. subtilis CTV suggests that electrostatic forces are an important determinant of lateral interaction potential...
  9. pmc The division inhibitor EzrA contains a seven-residue patch required for maintaining the dynamic nature of the medial FtsZ ring
    Daniel P Haeusser
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    J Bacteriol 189:9001-10. 2007
    ....
  10. pmc Growth rate-dependent regulation of medial FtsZ ring formation
    Richard B Weart
    Department of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Bacteriol 185:2826-34. 2003
    ..Importantly, this model can be extended to the gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. Our data show that, like those in B. subtilis, average FtsZ levels in E. coli are constant irrespective of doubling time...
  11. pmc A flexible C-terminal linker is required for proper FtsZ assembly in vitro and cytokinetic ring formation in vivo
    P J Buske
    Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Mol Microbiol 89:249-63. 2013
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint EzrA prevents aberrant cell division by modulating assembly of the cytoskeletal protein FtsZ
    Daniel P Haeusser
    Department of Biology, Box 1137, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Mol Microbiol 52:801-14. 2004
    ..These data support a model in which EzrA interacts directly with FtsZ at the plasma membrane to prevent polymerization and aberrant FtsZ ring formation...
  13. pmc Cell size control in bacteria
    An Chun Chien
    Department of Biology, Box 1137, Washington University, 1 Brookings Dr, Saint Louis, MO, USA
    Curr Biol 22:R340-9. 2012
    ..Here, we discuss the role of cell size in bacterial growth and development and propose a broadly applicable model for cell size control in this important and highly divergent domain of life...