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Selected publications

Sun, W-S., Lassinantti, L., Järvå, M., Schmitt, A., ter Beek, J., and Berntsson, R. P. A. (2023). Structural foundation for the role of enterococcal PrgB in conjugation, biofilm formation and virulence. eLife, accepted. doi:10.7554/eLife.84427.1

Irazoki, O., ter Beek, J., Alvarez, L. Mateus, A., Colin, R., Typas, A., Savitski M.M., Sourjik, V., Berntsson, R. P.-A., and Cava, F. (2023) D-amino acids signal a stress-dependent run-away response in Vibrio cholerae. Nat Microbiol 8, 1549–1560. doi:10.1038/s41564-023-01419-6

Breidenstein, A., ter Beek, J., and Berntsson, R. P.-A. (2023). Structural and functional characterization of TraI from pKM101 reveals basis for DNA processing. Life Sci. Alliance 6. doi: 10.26508/lsa.202201775

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 

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