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List of publications

This research group does not exist anymore. Prof. Dr. Regine Hengge (and most members of her research group) moved to the Humboldt-University on Sept. 1, 2013.
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Selected publications

  • Lindenberg S, Klauck G, Pesavento C, Klauck E, Hengge R. (2013) The EAL domain protein YciR acts as a trigger enzyme in a c-di-GMP signalling cascade in E.coli biofilm control. EMBO J. 2013 Jul 17;32(14):2001-14. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2013.120. Epub 2013 May 24. Full Text.
    This article was chosen by the "Faculty of 1000" website: read its recommendation here. Read the commment on this article in EMBO Journal (June 7, 2013)
  • Serra D.O., Richter A.M., Klauck G., Mika F., Hengge R. (2013) Microanatomy at cellular resolution and spatial order of physiological differentiation in a bacterial biofilm. MBio. 2013 Mar 19;4(2). doi:pii: e00103-13. 10.1128/mBio.00103-13. Full Text as PDF.
  • Pesavento, C., and R. Hengge (2012) The global repressor FliZ antagonizes gene expression by sS–containing RNA polymerase due to overlapping DNA binding specificity. Nucl. Acids Res. Epub ahead of print on Feb 9, print version: 40(11): 4783-4793. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks055.   Full Text as PDF
  • Mika, F., S. Busse, A. Possling, J. Berkholz, N. Tschowri, N. Sommerfeldt, M. Pruteanu, and R. Hengge (2012) Targeting of csgD by the small regulatory RNA RprA links stationary phase, cell envelope stress and biofilm formation in Escherichia coli. Mol. Microbiol. Epub ahead of print on Feb 22. 84(1)51-65, April 2012. Full Text as PDF
  • Kolmsee, T., and R. Hengge (2011) Rare codons play a positive role in the expression of the stationary phase sigma factor (RpoS) sS in Escherichia coli. RNA Biol. 8, 913-921.
  • Hengge, R. (2011) The general stress response in Gram-negative bacteria. In: Bacterial Stress Responses (eds. G. Storz and R. Hengge), ASM Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 251-289.
  • Hengge, R. (2010) Cyclic-di-GMP Reaches Out into the Bacterial RNA World. Science Signaling 3 (149), pe44.         Abstract        Reprint         Full Text
  • Hengge, R. (2010) The role of c-di-GMP in the regulatory networks of Escherichia coli. In: The Second Messenger Cyclic Diguanylate (eds. K. Visick and A. Wolfe), ASM Press, pp. 230-252.
  • Hengge, R. (2009) Proteolysis of σS (RpoS) and the general stress response in Escherichia coli. Research in Microbiology 160: 667-676.
  • Hengge, R.  (2009) Principles of cyclic-di-GMP signaling. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 7, 263-273.
  • Tschowri, N., S. Busse, and R. Hengge (2009) The BLUF-EAL protein YcgF acts as a direct anti-repressor in a blue light stress response of E.coli. Genes Dev. 23, 522-534.
  • Sommerfeldt, N., A. Possling, N. Tschowri, G. Becker, C. Pesavento, H. Weber, and R. Hengge (2009) Gene expression patterns and differential input into curli fimbriae regulation of all GGDEF/EAL domain proteins in Escherichia coli. Microbiology 155, 1318-1331.
  • Pesavento, C., G. Becker, N. Sommerfeldt, A. Possling, N. Tschowri, A. Mehlis, and R. Hengge (2008) Inverse regulatory coordination of motility and curli-mediated adhesion of E.coli. Genes Dev. 22, 2434-2446.
  • Heuveling, J., A. Possling, and R. Hengge (2008) A role for Lon protease in the control of acid resistance genes in Escherichia coli. Mol. Microbiol. 69, 534-547.
  • Typas, A., G. Becker, and R. Hengge (2007) The molecular basis of selective promoter activation by the σS subunit of RNA polymerase. Mol. Microbiol. 63, 1296-1306.
  • Barembruch, C., and R. Hengge (2007) Cellular levels and activity of the flagellar sigma factor FliA of Escherichia coli are regulated by FlgM-modulated proteolysis. Mol. Microbiol. 65, 76-89.
  • Typas, A., C. Barembruch, A. Possling, and R. Hengge (2007) Stationary phase reorganisation of the E.coli transcription machinery by Crl protein, a fine-tuner of σS activity and levels. EMBO J. 26, 1569-1578.
  • Weber, H., C. Pesavento, A. Possling, G. Tischendorf, and R. Hengge (2006) Cyclic-diGMP signaling within the σs network of Escherichia coli. Mol. Microbiol. 62, 1014-1034. (Comment in Nature Rev. Microbiol. 4 (2006), 878-879).
  • Mika, F., and R. Hengge (2005) A two-component phosphotransfer network involving ArcB, ArcA and RssB coordinates synthesis and proteolysis of σS in Escherichia coli. Genes Dev. 19, 2770-2781.
  • Weber, H., T. Polen, J. Heuveling, V. Wendisch, and R. Hengge (2005) Genome-wide analysis of the general stress response network in Escherichia coli: σS-dependent genes, promoters and sigma factor selectivity. J. Bacteriol. 187, 1591-1603.
  • Stüdemann, A., M. Noirclerc-Savoye, E. Klauck, G. Becker, D. Schneider, and R. Hengge (2003) Sequential recognition of two distinct elements in σS (RpoS) by the proteolytic targeting factor RssB and the ClpX chaperone. EMBO J. 22, 4111-4120.
  • Jenal, U. and R. Hengge-Aronis (2003) Regulation by proteolysis in bacteria. Curr. Op. Microbiol. 6, 163-172.
  • Hengge-Aronis, R. (2002) Signal transduction and regulatory mechanisms in the control of the σS (RpoS) subunit of RNA polymerase. Microbiol. Molec. Biol. Rev. 66, 373-395.
  • Pruteanu, M., and R. Hengge-Aronis (2002) The cellular level of the recognition factor RssB is rate-limiting for σS proteolysis: Implications for RssB regulation and signal transduction in σS turnover in Escherichia coli. Mol. Microbiol. 45, 1701-1714.
  • Becker, G., and R. Hengge-Aronis (2001) What makes an Escherichia coli promoter σS-dependent? Role of the -13/-14 nucleotide promoter positions and region 2.5 of σS. Mol. Microbiol. 39, 1153-1165.
  • Colland, F., M. Barth, R. Hengge-Aronis, and A. Kolb (2000) Sigma factor selectivity of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase: role for CRP, IHF and Lrp transcription factors. EMBO J. 19, 3028-3037.
  • Becker, G., E. Klauck, and R. Hengge-Aronis (1999) Regulation of RpoS (σS) proteolysis in Escherichia coli: The response regulator RssB is a recognition factor that interacts with the turnover element in RpoS. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96, 6439-6444.
  • Muffler, A., D. Fischer, and R. Hengge-Aronis (1996) The RNA-binding protein HF-I, known as a host factor for phage Qb RNA replication, is essential for the translational regulation of rpoS in Escherichia coli. Genes Dev. 10, 1143-1151.
  • Muffler, A., D. Fischer, S. Altuvia, G. Storz, and R. Hengge-Aronis (1996) The response regulator RssB controls stability of the σS subunit of RNA-polymerase in Escherichia coli. EMBO J. 15, 1333-1339.
  • Lange, R. and R. Hengge-Aronis (1994) The cellular concentration of the σS subunit of RNA-polymerase in Escherichia coli is controlled at the levels of transcription, translation and protein stability. Genes Dev. 8, 1600-1612.
  • Hengge-Aronis, R. (1993) Survival of hunger and stress: the role of rpoS in early stationary phase gene regulation in E.coli. Cell 72, 165-168.
  • Lange, R. and R. Hengge-Aronis (1991) Identification of a central regulator of stationary phase gene expression in Escherichia coli. Mol. Microbiol. 5, 49-59.

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