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Selected publications

Jäger, F., Lamy, A., Sun, W.-S., Guerini, N., and Berntsson, R.P.-A. (2022). Structure of the enterococcal T4SS protein PrgL reveals unique dimerization interface in the VirB8 protein family. Structure 30, 876-885.e5.

Lassinantti L, Camacho MI, Erickson RJB, Willett JLE, De Lay NR, ter Beek J, Dunny GM, Christie PJ, Berntsson RP-A. (2021). Enterococcal PrgU Provides Additional Regulation of Pheromone-Inducible Conjugative Plasmids. mSphere6:e00264-21. doi:10.1128/msphere.00264-21

Segawa T, Johnson CM, Berntsson RP-A, Dunny GM. (2021). Two ABC transport systems carry out peptide uptake in Enterococcus faecalis: Their roles in growth and in uptake of sex pheromones. Mol Microbiol. 2021 Aug;116(2):459-469. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14725

Järvå MA, Hirt H, Dunny GM, Berntsson RPA. (2020). Polymer Adhesin Domains in Gram-Positive Cell Surface Proteins. Front Microbiol. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.599899

Schmitt A, Hirt H, Järvå MA, Sun WS, ter Beek J, Dunny GM, Berntsson RPA. (2020). Enterococcal PrgA Extends Far Outside the Cell and Provides Surface Exclusion to Protect against Unwanted Conjugation. J Mol Biol 432:5681–5695. doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2020.08.018

Rehman S, Li YG, Schmitt A, Lassinantti L, Christie PJ and Berntsson RP-A (2019) Enterococcal PcfF Is a Ribbon-Helix-Helix Protein That Recruits the Relaxase PcfG Through Binding and Bending of the oriT Sequence. Front Microbiol 10, 958

Schmitt A, Jiang K, Camacho MI, Jonna VR, Hofer A, Westerlund F, Christie PJ and Berntsson RP-A (2018) PrgB Promotes Aggregation, Biofilm Formation, and Conjugation through DNA Binding and Compaction. Molecular Microbiology doi: 10.1111/mmi.13980 

Zhang S1, Berntsson RP-A1, Tepp WH, Tao L, Johnson EA, Stenmark P and Dong M (2017). Structural basis for the unique ganglioside and cell membrane binding mechanism of botulinum neurotoxin DC. Nature Communications doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01534-z

Hamark C1, Berntsson RP-A1, Masuyer G, Henriksson L, Gustafsson R, Stenmark P, and Widmalm G (2017). Glycans Confer Specificity to the Recognition of Ganglioside Receptors by Botulinum Neurotoxin A. Journal of American Chemical Society. doi: 10.1021/jacs.6b09534

Dunny G. and Berntsson RP-A. (2016) Enterococcal sex pheromones: evolutionary pathways to complex two-signal systems. Journal of Bacteriology 198: 1556-1562

Berntsson RP-A1, Odegrip R1, Sehlen W, Skaar K, Svensson LM, Massad T, Högbom M, Haggård-Ljungquist E, Stenmark P (2014). Structural insight into DNA binding and oligomerization of the multifunctional Cox protein of bacteriophage P2. Nucleic Acids Research 42: 2725-2735

Berntsson RP-A, Peng L, Dong M, Stenmark P (2013) Structure of dual receptor binding to Botulinum neurotoxin B. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3058

Berntsson RP-A1, Beek ter J1, Majsnerowska M1, Duurkens RH, Puri P, Poolman B, Slotboom D-J (2012) Structural divergence of paralogous S components from ECF-type ABC transporters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A 109: 13990-13995.

Klepsch MM, Kovermann M, Löw C, Balbach J, Permentier HP, Fusetti F, Gier de JW, Slotboom D-J, Berntsson RP-A (2011) Escherichia coli Peptide Binding Protein OppA Has a Preference for Positively Charged Peptides. Journal of Molecular Biology 414: 75–85

Berntsson RP-A, Doeven MK, Fusetti F, Duurkens RH, Sengupta D, Marrink S-J, Thunnissen A-MWH, Poolman B, Slotboom D-J (2009) The structural basis for peptide selection by the transport receptor OppA. EMBO Journal 28: 1332–1340