• Dempwolff F, Schmidt FK, Hervás AB, Stroh A, Rösch TC, Riese CN, Dersch S, Heimerl T, Lucena D, Hülsbusch N, Stuermer CA, Takeshita N, Fischer R, Eckhardt B, Graumann PL (2016) Super Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy and Tracking of Bacterial Flotillin (Reggie) Paralogs Provide Evidence for Defined-Sized Protein Microdomains within the Bacterial Membrane but Absence of Clusters Containing Detergent-Resistant Proteins. PLoS Genet. 12(6):e1006116

  • Defeu Soufo HJ, Reimold C, Breddermann H, Mannherz HG, Graumann PL (2015) Translation Elongation Factor EF-Tu Modulates Filament Formation of Actin-Like MreB Protein In Vitro. J. Mol. Biol. 427:1715-1727

  • Rösch, T Graumann, P L (2015) Induction of Plasmid Conjugation in Bacillus subtilis Is Bistable and Driven by a Direct Interaction of a Rap/Phr Quorum-sensing System with a Master Repressor. J. Biol. Chem. 290: 20221-20232

  • El Andari, J, Altegoer, F, Bange, G, Graumann PL (2015) Bacillus subtilis bactofilins are essential for flagellar hook- and filament assembly and dynamically localize into structures of less than 100 nm diameter underneath the cell membrane. PLOS One 10:e0141546

  • Rösch TC, Golman W, Hucklesby L, Gonzalez-Pastor JE, Graumann PL (2014) The presence of conjugative plasmid pLS20 affects global transcription of its Bacillus subtilis host and results in beneficial stress resistance to cells.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80:1349-1358

  • Völker T, Dempwolff F, Graumann PL, Meggers E. (2014) Progress towards Bioorthogonal Catalysis with Organometallic Compounds. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 53, 10536-10540

  • Kleine-Borgmann, LA, and Graumann, PL (2014) Structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) complex in bacteria. J. Mol. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 24: 384-395

  • Kleine-Borgmann L.A., Ries J., Ewers H., Ulbrich M.H., Graumann P.L. (2013) The bacterial SMC complex displays two distinct modes of interaction with the chromosome. Cell Rep. 3:1483-1492

  • Reimold, C., H.-J. Defeu Soufo, F. Dempwolff and P. L. Graumann (2013) Motion of variable-length MreB filaments at the bacterial cell membrane influences cell morphology. Mol. Biol. Cell 24: 2340-2349

  • v. Olshausen P., H. J. Defeu Soufo, K. Wicker, R. Heintzmann, P. L. Graumann, and A. Rohrbach. (2013) Superresolution Imaging of Dynamic MreB Filaments in B. subtilis — A Multiple-Motor-Driven Transport? Biophysical Journal 105:1171-1181

  • Dempwolff F, Möller HM, Graumann PL. (2012) Synthetic Motility and Cell Shape Defects Associated with Deletions of Flotillin/Reggie Paralogs in Bacillus subtilis and interplay of these proteins with NfeD proteins J. Bacteriol. 194:4652-4661

  • Cárdenas PP, Carrasco B, Defeu Soufo C, César CE, Herr K, Kaufenstein M, Graumann PL, Alonso JC. (2012) RecX facilitates homologous recombination by modulating RecA activities. PLOS Genet. 8:e1003126

  • Pediaditakis, M., M. Kaufenstein and P. L. Graumann (2012) Bacillus subtilis hlpB encodes a conserved stand-alone HNH nuclease-like protein that is essential for viability unless the hlpB deletion is accompanied by the deletion of genes encoding the AddAB DNA repair complex. J. Bacteriol. 194:6184-6194

  • Kaufenstein M., van der Laan M., and P. L. Graumann (2011) The three-layered DNA uptake machinery at the cell pole in competent Bacillus subtilis cells is a stable complex.J. Bacteriol. 193:1633-1642

  • Bauer T, Rösch T, Itaya M, Graumann PL. (2011) Localization pattern of conjugation machinery in a Gram-positive bacterium. J. Bacteriol. 193:6244-6256

  • Jockusch BM, Graumann PL. (2011) The long journey: actin on the road to pro- and eukaryotic cells. Rev. Physiol. Biochem. Pharmacol. 161:67-85.

  • Graumann, P. L. (2011) Chromosome segregation. In “Cellular and molecular biology of Bacillus subtilis. Ed. Peter L. Graumann, Horizon Scientific Press, Norfolk, UK , 2nd edition, p.

  • Kaimer C, Graumann PL. (2011) Players between the worlds: multifunctional DNA translocases. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 14:719-725

  • Krishnamurthy, M., S. Tadesse and P. L Graumann(2010) A novel SMC-like protein, SbcC2 (YhaN), is involved in DNA double strand break repair and competence in Bacillus subtilis. Nucleic Acids Res. 38, 455-466

  • Defeu Soufo H. J., C. Reimold, U. Linne, T. Knust, J. Gescher, and P. L. Graumann (2010). Bacterial translation elongation factor EF-Tu interacts and colocalizes with actin-like MreB protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A 107: 3163-3168.

  • Defeu Soufo H. J., and Graumann P. L. (2010) Bacillus subtilis MreB paralogues have different filament architectures and lead to shape remodelling of a heterologous cell system. Mol. Microbiol. 78:1145-1158

  • Graumann, P. L. and T. Knust (2009) Dynamics of the bacterial SMC complex and SMC like proteins involved in DNA repair. Chromosome Research 17:265–275

  • Kidane, D., B. Carrasco, C. Manfredi, K. Rothmaier, C. Cañas, S. Ayora, S. Tadesse, J. C. Alonso and P. L. Graumann (2009) Evidence for different pathways during horizontal gene transfer in competent Bacillus subtilis cells. PLOS Genetics 5:e1000630
  • Kaimer, C., J. E. González-Pastor and P. L. Graumann (2009) SpoIIIE and a novel type of DNA translocase, SftA, couple chromosome segregation with cell division in Bacillus subtilis. Mol. Microbiol. 74: 810–825

  • Waidner, B., M. Specht, F. Dempwolff, K. Häberer, S. Schätzle, V. Speth, M. Kist, P. L. Graumann(2009) A novel system of cytoskeletal elements in the human pathogen Helicobacter pylori. PLOS Pathogens 5:e1000669

  • Defeu Soufo, C., H. J. Defeu Soufo, M-F. Noirot-Gros, A. Steindorf, P. Noirot and P. L. Graumann (2008) Cell cycle-dependent spatial sequestration of the DnaA replication initiator protein in Bacillus subtilis. Dev. Cell 15, 935–941

  • Schneider, D., E. Fuhrmann, I. Scholz, W. R. Hess and P. L. Graumann (2007) Fluorescence staining of live cyanobacterial cells suggest non-stringent chromosome segregation and absence of a connection between cytoplasmic and thylakoid membranes. BMC Cell. Biol. 8: 39

  • Graumann, P. L. (2007) Cytoskeletal elements in bacteria. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 61:589-618
                                                                                                      
  • Tadesse, S. and P. L. Graumann (2006) Differential and dynamic localization of topoisomerases in Bacillus subtilis. J. Bacteriol. 188: 3002-3011

  • Defeu Soufo, H-J and P. L. Graumann (2006) Dynamic localization and interaction with other Bacillus subtilis actin-like proteins are important for the function of MreB. Mol. Microbiol. 62: 1340-1356

  • Kidane, D. and P. L. Graumann (2005) Dynamic formation of RecA filaments at DNA double strand break repair centres in live cells. J. Cell. Biol. 170: 357-366

  • Kidane, D. and P. L. Graumann (2005) Intracellular protein and DNA dynamics in competent Bacillus subtilis cells. Cell 122: 73-84

  • Defeu-Soufo, H-J. and P. L. Graumann(2004) Dynamic motor like movement of actin proteins within a bacterium. EMBO Reports 5: 789-794

  • Kidane, D., H. Sanchez, J. Alonso and P. L. Graumann (2004) Visualization of DNA double strand break repair in live bacteria reveals dynamic recruitment of RecF, RecO and RecN proteins to distinct sites on the nucleoids. Mol. Microbiol. 52: 1627-1639

  • Volkov, A., J, Mascarenhas, C. Andrei-Selmer, H. Ulrich and P. L. Graumann (2003) A prokaryotic condensin/cohesin-like complex can actively compact chromosomes from a single position on the nucleoid. Mol. Cell Biol., 23: 5638-5650

  • Defeu-Soufo, H-J. and P. L. Graumann(2003) Actin like proteins MreB and Mbl in Bacillus subtilis are required for bipolar positioning of replication origins. Current Biol. 28: 1916-1920

  • Mascarenhas, J., J. Soppa, A. Strunnikov and P. L. Graumann (2002) Cell cycle dependent localization of two novel prokaryotic chromosome segregation and condensation proteins in Bacillus subtilis that interact with SMC protein.  EMBO J.  21: 3108-3118

  • Mascarenhas, J. , M. H. W. Weber and P. L. Graumann (2001) Specific localization of ribosomes to polar spaces in Bacillus subtilis depends on active transcription. EMBO Reports 2: 685-689

  • Graumann, P. L. (2000) Bacillus subtilis SMC is required for proper arrangement of the chromosome and for the efficient segregation of replication termini but not for bipolar movement of newly duplicated origin regions. J. Bacteriol. 182: 6463-6471

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