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Publications

Publications 

1.         Zhou KX, Li N, Christie G, Wilson DI. 2017. Assessing the impact of germination and sporulation conditions on the adhesion of Bacillus spores to glass and stainless steel by fluid dynamic gauging. Journal of Food Science doi:10.1111/1750-3841.13940

2.         Xu Zhou K, Wisnivesky F, Wilson DI, Christie G. 2017. Effects of culture conditions on the size, morphology and wet density of spores of Bacillus cereus 569 and Bacillus megaterium QM B1551. Letters in applied microbiology 65:50-56.

3.         Esson D, Gupta S, Bailey D, Wigley P, Wedley A, Mather AE, Meric G, Mastroeni P, Sheppard SK, Thomson NR, Parkhill J, Maskell DJ, Christie G, Grant AJ. 2017. Identification and initial characterisation of a protein involved in Campylobacter jejuni cell shape. Microbial pathogenesis 104:202-211.

4.         Batalha IL, Ke P, Tejeda-Montes E, Uddin S, van der Walle CF, Christie G. 2017. Dipicolinic acid as a novel spore-inspired excipient for antibody formulation. Int J Pharm 526:332-338.

5.         Lanzilli M, Donadio G, Addevico R, Saggese A, Cangiano G, Baccigalupi L, Christie G, Ricca E, Isticato R. 2016. The Exosporium of Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 Is Permeable to the Red Fluorescence Protein of the Coral Discosoma sp. Frontiers in microbiology 7:1752.

6.         Esson D, Mather AE, Scanlan E, Gupta S, de Vries SP, Bailey D, Harris SR, McKinley TJ, Meric G, Berry SK, Mastroeni P, Sheppard SK, Christie G, Thomson NR, Parkhill J, Maskell DJ, Grant AJ. 2016. Genomic variations leading to alterations in cell morphology of Campylobacter spp. Scientific reports 6:38303.

7.         Eijlander RT, Holsappel S, de Jong A, Ghosh A, Christie G, Kuipers OP. 2016. SpoVT: From Fine-Tuning Regulator in Bacillus subtilis to Essential Sporulation Protein in Bacillus cereus. Frontiers in microbiology 7:1607.

8.         Al-Riyami B, Ustok FI, Stott K, Chirgadze DY, Christie G. 2016. The crystal structure of Clostridium perfringens SleM, a muramidase involved in cortical hydrolysis during spore germination. Proteins 84:1681-1689.

9.         Ustok FI, Chirgadze DY, Christie G. 2015. Crystal structure of the PepSY-containing domain of the YpeB protein involved in germination of Bacillus spores. Proteins 83:1914-1921.

10.       Ustok FI, Chirgadze DY, Christie G. 2015. Structural and functional analysis of SleL, a peptidoglycan lysin involved in germination of Bacillus spores. Proteins 83:1787-1799.

11.       Manetsberger J, Manton JD, Erdelyi MJ, Lin H, Rees D, Christie G, Rees EJ. 2015. Ellipsoid Localization Microscopy Infers the Size and Order of Protein Layers in Bacillus Spore Coats. Biophys J 109:2058-2066.

12.       Manetsberger J, Hall EA, Christie G. 2015. Plasmid-encoded genes influence exosporium assembly and morphology in Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 spores. FEMS microbiology letters 362.

13.       Gupta S, Zhou KX, Bailey DM, Christie G. 2015. Structure-function analysis of the Bacillus megaterium GerUD spore germinant receptor protein. FEMS microbiology letters 362.

14.       Cruz-Mora J, Perez-Valdespino A, Gupta S, Withange N, Kuwana R, Takamatsu H, Christie G, Setlow P. 2015. The GerW Protein Is Not Involved in the Germination of Spores of Bacillus Species. PLoS One 10:e0119125.

15.       Ustok FI, Packman LC, Lowe CR, Christie G. 2014. Spore germination mediated by Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 SleL and YpeB. Journal of bacteriology 196:1045-1054.

16.       Manetsberger J, Hall EA, Christie G. 2014. BMQ_0737 encodes a novel protein crucial to the integrity of the outermost layers of Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 spores. FEMS microbiology letters 358:162-169.

17.       Ramirez-Peralta A, Gupta S, Butzin XY, Setlow B, Korza G, Leyva-Vazquez MA, Christie G, Setlow P. 2013. Identification of new proteins that modulate the germination of spores of Bacillus species. Journal of bacteriology 195:3009-3021.

18.       Li Y, Butzin XY, Davis A, Setlow B, Korza G, Ustok FI, Christie G, Setlow P, Hao B. 2013. Activity and regulation of various forms of CwlJ, SleB, and YpeB proteins in degrading cortex peptidoglycan of spores of Bacillus species in vitro and during spore germination. Journal of bacteriology 195:2530-2540.

19.       Gupta S, Ustok FI, Johnson CL, Bailey DM, Lowe CR, Christie G. 2013. Investigating the functional hierarchy of Bacillus megaterium PV361 spore germinant receptors. Journal of bacteriology 195:3045-3053.

20.       Christie G. 2012. Initiation of germination in Bacillus and Clostridium spores, p. 89-106. In Abel-Santos E (ed.), Bacterial Spores: Current research and applications. Caister Academic Press, Norfolk, UK.

21.       Christie G, Ustok FI, Lu Q, Packman LC, Lowe CR. 2010. Mutational analysis of Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 cortex-lytic enzymes. Journal of bacteriology 192:5378-5389.

22.       Christie G, Gotzke H, Lowe CR. 2010. Identification of a receptor subunit and putative ligand-binding residues involved in the Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 spore germination response to glucose. Journal of bacteriology 192:4317-4326.

23.       Setlow B, Peng L, Loshon CA, Li YQ, Christie G, Setlow P. 2009. Characterization of the germination of Bacillus megaterium spores lacking enzymes that degrade the spore cortex. Journal of applied microbiology 107:318-328.

24.       Christie G, Lowe CR. 2008. Amino acid substitutions in transmembrane domains 9 and 10 of GerVB that affect the germination properties of Bacillus megaterium spores. Journal of bacteriology 190:8009-8017.

25.       Christie G, Lazarevska M, Lowe CR. 2008. Functional consequences of amino acid substitutions to GerVB, a component of the Bacillus megaterium spore germinant receptor. Journal of bacteriology 190:2014-2022.

26.       Bhatta D, Christie G, Blyth J, Lowe CR. 2008. Development of a holographic sensor for the detection of calcium dipicolinate—A sensitive biomarker for bacterial spores. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 134:356-359.

27.       Christie G, Lowe CR. 2007. Role of chromosomal and plasmid-borne receptor homologues in the response of Bacillus megaterium QM B1551 spores to germinants. Journal of bacteriology 189:4375-4383.

28.       Bhatta D, Christie G, Madrigal-Gonzalez B, Blyth J, Lowe CR. 2007. Holographic sensors for the detection of bacterial spores. Biosensors & bioelectronics 23:520-527.

29.       Leggo PJ, Ledesert B, Christie G. 2006. The role of clinoptilolite in organo-zeolitic-soil systems used for phytoremediation. The Science of the total environment 363:1-10.

30.       Madrigal González B, Christie G, Davidson CAB, Blyth J, Lowe CR. 2005. Divalent metal ion-sensitive holographic sensors. Analytica Chimica Acta 528:219-228.