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Jakob S., Steinchen W., Hanßmann J., Rosum J., Langenfeld K., Osorio-Valeriano M., Steube N., Giammarinaro P. L., Hochberg G., Glatter T., Bange G., Diepold A., Thanbichler M. (2024). The virulence regulator VirB from Shigella flexneri uses a CTP-dependent switch mechanism to activate gene expression. Nature Communications Vol. 15, 318. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-44509-z.

Pöhl S., Osorio Valeriano M., Cserti E., Harberding J., Hernandez Tamayo R., Biboy J., Sobetzko P., Vollmer W., Graumann P. L., Thanbichler M. (2024).  A dynamic bactofilin cytoskeleton cooperates with an M23 endopeptidase to control bacterial morphogenesis. eLife 12, RP86577.

Sendker F. L., Lo J. K.,  Heimerl T.,  Bohn S., Persson L.-J., Mais C. N., Sadowska W., Paczia N., Nußbaum E., del Carmen Sánchez Olmos M., Forchhammer K., Schindler D.,  Erb T. J.,  Benesch J. L. P., Marklund E., Bange G., Schuller J. M., Hochberg G. K. A. (2024). Emergence of fractal geometries in the evolution of a metabolic enzyme. Nature, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-024-07287-2


Gomes-Filho J. V., Breuer R., Morales-Filloy H. G., Pozhydaieva  N., Borst A., Paczia  N., Soppa J., Höfer K., Jäschke  A., Randau  L. (2023). Identification of NAD-RNA species and ADPR-RNA decapping in Archaea.  Nat Commun 2023 Nov 21;14(1):7597. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-43377-x. 

Izquierdo-Martinez A., Billini M., Miguel-Ruano V., Hernández-Tamayo R., Richter P., Biboy J., Batuecas M.T., Glatter T., Vollmer W., Graumann P. L., Hermoso J. A., Thanbichler M. (2023). DipM controls multiple autolysins and mediates a regulatory feedback loop promoting cell constriction in Caulobacter crescentus. Nature Communinactions Jul 11;14(1):4095. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-39783-w.

Kremer K., Meier D., Theis L., Miller S., Rost-Nasshan A., Naing Y. T., Zarzycki J., Paczia N., Serrania J., Blumenkamp P., Goesmann A., Becker A., Thanbichler M., Hochberg G.K.A., Carter M.S., Erb T. J. (2023). Functional Degeneracy in Paracoccus denitrificans Pd1222 Is Coordinated via RamB, Which Links Expression of the Glyoxylate Cycle to Activity of the Ethylmalonyl-CoA Pathway. Appl Environ Microbiol. Jul 26;89(7):e0023823. doi: 10.1128/aem.00238-23. 


Corrales-Guerrero L., Steinchen W., Ramm B., Mücksch J., Rosum J., Refes Y., Heimerl T., Bange G., Schwille P., Thanbichler M. (2022).  MipZ caps the plus-end of FtsZ polymers to promote their rapid disassembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 119 (50), e2208227119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2208227119

Guo X., Sanchez-Londono M., Gomes-Filho J.V., Hernandez-Tamayo R., Rust S., Immelmann L.M., Schafer P., Wiegel J., Graumann P.L., Randau L. (2022) Characterization of the self-targeting Type IV CRISPR interference system in Pseudomonas oleovorans. Nat. Microbiol. doi:10.1038/s41564-022-01229-2

Hinrichs R., Pozhydaieva N., Höfer K., Graumann P.L. (2022) Y-Complex Proteins Show RNA-Dependent Binding Events at the Cell Membrane and Distinct Single-Molecule Dynamics. Cells 11. 10.3390/cells11060933


Albert, L., Nagpal, J., Steinchen, W., Zhang, L., Werel, L., Djokovic N., Ruzic, D., Hoffarth, M., Xu, J., Kaspareit, J., Abendroth, F., Royant, A., Bange, G., Nikolic, K., Ryu, S., Dou, Y., Essen, L.-O., Vázquez, O. (2021). Bistable photoswitch allows in vivo control of hematopoiesis ACS Cent. Sci., accepted, 10.1021/acscentsci.1c00434

Krol, E., Stuckenschneider, L., Kästle, J., Graumann, P.L., Becker, A. (2021). Stable inheritance of Sinorhizobium meliloti cell growth polarity requires an FtsN-like protein an amidase. Nat. Comm. 12:545

Osorio-Valeriano, M., Altegoer, F., Das, C.K., Steinchen, W., Panis, G., Connolley, L., Giacomelli, G., Feddersen, H., Corrales-Guerrero, L., Hanßmann, J., Bramkamp, M., Viollier, P.H., Murray, S., Schäfer, L.V., Bange, G., Thanbichler, M. (2021). The CTPase activity of ParB determines the size and dynamics of prokaryotic DNA partition complexes. Mol. Cell 81:3992-4007

Steinchen W., Ahmad S., Valentini M., Eilers K., Majkini M., Altegoer F., Lechner M., Filloux A., Whitney J.C., Bange G. (2021) Dual role of a (p)ppGpp- and (p)ppAppdegrading enzyme in biofilm formation and interbacterial antagonism. Mol. Microbiol. 115:1339-1356. 10.1111/mmi.14684


Altegoer, F., Weil, P., Giammarinaro, P.I., Freibert, S.A., Binnebesel, L., Han, X., Lepak, A., Kahmann, R., Lechner, M., Bange, G. (2020). The two paralogous kiwellin proteins KWL1 and KWL1-b from maize are structurally related and have overlapping functions in plant defense. J. Biol. Chem. 295:7816-7825

Corrales-Guerrero, L., He, B., Refes, Y., Panis, G., Bange, G., Violler, P.H., Steinchen, W., Thanbichler, M. (2020). Molecular architecture of the DNA‐binding sites of the P‐loop ATPases MipZ and ParA from Caulobacter crescentus. Nucleic Acids Res. 48:4769-4779

El Najjar, N.; van Teeseling, M. C. F.; Mayer, B.; Hermann, S.; Thanbichler, M.; Graumann, P. L.:  Bacterial cell growth is arrested by violet and blue, but not yellow light excitation during fluorescence microscopy. BMC MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY 21 (1), 35 (2020)

Krol, E., Yau, H.C.L., Lechner, M., Schäper, S., Bange, G., Vollmer, W., Becker, A. (2020). Tol-Pal system and Rgs proteins interact to promote unipolar growth cell division in Sinorhizobium meliloti. mBio 11:e00306-20

Kunz, S., Tribensky, A., Steinchen, W., Oviedo-Bocanegra, L., Bedrunka, P., Graumann, P.L. (2020). Cyclic di-GMP signaling in Bacillus subtilis is governed by direct interactions of diguanylate cyclases and cognate receptors. mBio 11:e03122-19

Mueller-Esparza H., Osorio-Valeriano M., Steube N., Thanbichler M., Randau L. (2020)  Bio-Layer Interferometry Analysis of the Target Binding Activity of CRISPR-Cas Effector Complexes. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences 7, 98.


Albert, L., Peñalver, A., Djokovic, N., Werel, L., Hoffarth, M., Ruzic, D., Xu, J., Essen, L.-O., Nikolic, K., Dou, Y., Vázquez, O. (2019). Modulating protein-protein interactions with visible-light responsive peptide backbone photoswitches. ChemBioChem. 20:1417–1429

Jung A., Raßbach A., Pulpetta R. L., van Teeseling M. C. F., Heinrich K., Sobetzko P., Serrania J., Becker A., Thanbichler M. (2019). Two-step chromosome segregation in the stalked budding bacterium Hyphomonas neptunium. Nat. Commun. 10:3290

Osorio-Valeriano M, Altegoer F., Steinchen W., Urban S., Liu Y., Bange, G., Thanbichler, M. (2019). ParB-type DNA segregation proteins are CTP-dependent molecular switches. Cell 179:1512-1524

Özcan, A., Pausch, P., Linden, A., Wulf, A., Schühle, K., Heider, J., Urlaub, H., Heimerl, T., Bange, G., Randau, L. (2019). Type IV CRISPR RNA processing and effector complex formation in Aromatoleum aromaticum. Nat. Microbiol. 4:89-96