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D 5   Roland Lill & Ulrich Mühlenhoff

1. Christ, S., Leichert, L.I., Willms, A., Lill, R., Mühlenhoff, U. (2016). Defects in mitochondrial iron-sulfur cluster assembly induce cysteine S-polythiolation on iron-sulfur apoproteins. Antioxid. Redox Signal. 25, 28-40.
2. Netz, D.J., Genau, H.M., Weiler, B.D., Bill, E., Pierik, A.J. #, Lill, R. # (2016). The conserved Dre2 uses essential [2Fe-2S] and [4Fe-4S] clusters for function in cytosolic iron-sulfur protein assembly. Biochem J. 473, 2073-2085. # Joint corresponding authors.
3. Uzarska, M.A.*, Nasta, V.*, Weiler, B.D.*, Spantgar, F., Ciofi-Baffoni, S., Saviello, M.R., Gonnelli, L., Mühlenhoff, U., Banci, L.#, & Lill, R.# (2016). Mitochondrial Bol1 and Bol3 function as assembly factors for specific iron-sulfur proteins. eLife 5, e16673. * Joint first authors; # joint corresponding authors.
4. Melber, A,. Na, U., Vashisht, A., Weiler, B.D., Lill, R., Wohlschlegel, J.A., & Winge, D.R. (2016). Role of Nfu1 and Bol3 in iron-sulfur cluster transfer to mitochondrial clients. eLife 5, e15991.
5. Freibert, S.A.*, Goldberg, A.V.*, Hacker, C., Molik, S., Dean, P., Williams, T.A., Nakjang, S., Long, S., Sendra, K., Bill, E., Heinz, E., Hirt, R.P., Lucocq, J.M.#, Embley, T.M.#, & Lill, R.# (2017). Evolutionary conservation and in vitro reconstitution of microsporidian iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis. Nat. Commun. 8, 13932. * Joint first authors; # joint corresponding authors.
6. Braymer, J.J. & Lill, R. (2017). Iron-sulfur cluster biogenesis and trafficking in mitochondria. J. Biol. Chem. 292, in press.
7.     Li, H.*, Stümpfig, M.*, Zhang, C., An, X., Stubbe, J., Lill, R.#, & Huang, M.# (2017). The diferric-tyrosyl radical cluster of ribonucleotide reductase and cytosolic iron-sulfur clusters have distinct and similar biogenesis requirements. J. Biol. Chem. 292, in press. * Joint first authors; # joint corresponding authors.



D9   Andreas Brune

  1. Hervé, V., Brune, A. (2017) The complete mitochondrial genomes of the higher termites Labiotermes labralis and Embiratermes neotenicus (Termitidae: Syntermitinae). Mitochondr. DNA Part B 2: 109–110
  2. Mikaelyan, A., Meuser, K., Brune, A. (2016) Microenvironmental heterogeneity of gut compartments drives bacterial community structure in wood- and humus-feeding higher termites. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 93: fiw20
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E 5   Anke Becker


1.    Schäper S, Steinchen W, Krol E, Altegoer F, Skotnicka D, Søgaard-Andersen L, Bange G, Becker A (2017) AraC-like transcriptional activator CuxR binds c-di-GMP by a PilZ-like mechanism to regulate extracellular polysaccharide production. PNAS: in press, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1702435114

2.    Robledo M, Peregrina A, Millán V, García-Tomsig NI, Torres-Quesada O, Mateos PF, Becker A, Jiménez-Zurdo JI (2017) A conserved α-proteobacterial small RNA contributes to osmoadaptation and symbiotic efficiency of rhizobia on legume roots. Environ Microbiol: in press, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13757.

3.      Salas MA, Lozano MJ, Lopez JL, Draghi W, Serrania J, Torres Tejerizo GA, Albicoro FJ, Nilsson JF, Pistorio M, del Papa MF, Parisi G, Becker A, Lagares A (2017) Specificity traits consistent with legume-rhizobia coevolution displayed by Sinorhizobium meliloti rhizosphere colonization. Environ Microbiol: in press

4.    Lagares A (Jr.) Borella GC, Linne U, Becker A, Valverde C (2017) Regulation of polyhydroxybutyrate accumulation in Sinorhizobium meliloti by the 1 trans-encoded small RNA MmgR. J Bacteriol 199: pii: e00776-16.

5.    Baumgardt K, Melior H, Madhugiri R, Thalmann S, Schikora A, McIntosh M, Becker A, Evguenieva-Hackenberg E (2017) RNase E and RNase J are needed for S?adenosylmethionine homeostasis in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Microbiology SGM 163: 570-583.

6.    Saramago M, Peregrina A, Robledo M, Matos RG, Hilker R, Serrania J, Becker A, Arraiano CM, Jiménez-Zurdo JI (2017) Sinorhizobium meliloti YbeY is an endoribonuclease with unprecedented catalytic features, acting as silencing enzyme in riboregulation. Nucl Acids Res 45: 1371-1391.

7.    Medeot DB, Rivero MR, Cendoya E, Contreras-Moreira B, Rossi FA, Fischer SE, Becker A, Jofré E (2016) Sinorhizobium meliloti low molecular weight phosphotyrosine phosphatase SMc02309 modifies activity of the UDP-glucose pyrophosphorylase ExoN involved in succinoglycan biosynthesis. Microbiology SGM 162: 552-563.



E 6    Gert Bange


1.   Steinchen W & Bange G (2016) The magic dance of the alarmones (p)ppGpp. Molecular microbiology 101(4):531-544.
2. Schäper S, et al. (2017) AraC-like transcriptional activator CuxR binds c-di-GMP by a PilZ-like mechanism to regulate extracellular polysaccharide production. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
3. Altegoer F, Rensing SA, & Bange G (2016) Structural basis for the CsrA-dependent modulation of translation initiation by an ancient regulatory protein. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(36):10168-10173.