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Kumaran S. Ramamurthi, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

1)  Castaing J, Lee S, Anantharaman V, Ravilious GE, Aravind L, Ramamurthi KS.
An Autoinhibitory Conformation of the Bacillus subtilis Spore Coat Protein SpoIVA Prevents its Premature ATP-Independent Aggregation.
FEMS Microbiol. Lett. [Epub ahead of print], 2014.
2)  Storz G, Wolf YI, Ramamurthi KS.
Small Proteins Can No Longer Be Ignored.
Annu. Rev. Biochem. [Epub ahead of print], 2014.
3)  Castaing JP, Nagy A, Anantharaman V, Aravind L, Ramamurthi KS.
ATP hydrolysis by a domain related to translation factor GTPases drives polymerization of a static bacterial morphogenetic protein.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110: E151-60, 2013.
4)  Tan IS, Ramamurthi KS.
Membrane Remodeling: FisB Will Do In a Pinch.
Curr. Biol. 23: R251-3, 2013.
5)  Renner LD, Eswaramoorthy P, Ramamurthi KS, Weibel DB.
Studying biomolecule localization by engineering bacterial cell wall curvature.
PLoS ONE. 8: e84143, 2013.
6)  Ebmeier SE, Tan IS, Clapham KR, Ramamurthi KS.
Small proteins link coat and cortex assembly during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis.
Mol. Microbiol. 84: 682-96, 2012.
7)  Yepes A, Schneider J, Mielich B, Koch G, García-Betancur J, Ramamurthi KS, Vlamakis H, Lopez D.
The biofilm formation defect of a Bacillus subtilis flotillin-defective mutant involves the protease FtsH.
Mol. Microbiol. 86: 457-71, 2012.
8)  Eswaramoorthy P, Erb ML, Gregory JA, Silverman J, Pogliano K, Pogliano J, Ramamurthi KS.
Cellular Architecture Mediates DivIVA Ultrastructure and Regulates Min Activity in Bacillus subtilis.
MBio. 2: e00257-11, 2011.
9)  Ramamurthi KS.
Molecular biology. mRNA delivers the goods.
Science. 331: 1021-2, 2011.
10)  Huang KC, Ramamurthi KS.
Macromolecules that prefer their membranes curvy.
Mol Microbiol. 76: 822-832, 2010.
11)  Subramaniam AB, Lecuyer S, Ramamurthi KS, Losick R, Stone HA.
Particle/Fluid Interface Replication as a Means of Producing Topographically Patterned Polydimethylsiloxane Surfaces for Deposition of Lipid Bilayers.
Adv Mater. 22: 2142-2147, 2010.
12)  Ramamurthi KS.
Protein localization by recognition of membrane curvature.
Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 13: 753-7, 2010.
13)  Ramamurthi KS.
Signal transduction: bacterial thermometer works by measuring membrane thickness.
Curr. Biol. 20: R707-9, 2010.
14)  Ramamurthi KS, Lecuyer S, Stone HA, Losick R.
Geometric cue for protein localization in a bacterium.
Science. 323: 1354-7, 2009.
15)  Ramamurthi KS, Losick R.
Negative membrane curvature as a cue for subcellular localization of a bacterial protein.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106: 13541-5, 2009.
16)  Ramamurthi KS, Losick R.
ATP-driven self-assembly of a morphogenetic protein in Bacillus subtilis.
Mol. Cell. 31: 406-14, 2008.
17)  Ramamurthi KS, Losick R.
Grasping at origins.
Cell. 134: 916-8, 2008.
18)  Ramamurthi KS, Clapham KR, Losick R.
Peptide anchoring spore coat assembly to the outer forespore membrane in Bacillus subtilis.
Mol. Microbiol. 62: 1547-57, 2006.
19)  Ramamurthi KS, Schneewind O.
A synonymous mutation in Yersinia enterocolitica yopE affects the function of the YopE type III secretion signal.
J. Bacteriol. 187: 707-15, 2005.
20)  Ramamurthi KS, Losick RM.
Protein localization: reach out and touch the forespore.
Curr. Biol. 15: R165-7, 2005.
21)  Goss JW, Sorg JA, Ramamurthi KS, Ton-That H, Schneewind O.
The secretion signal of YopN, a regulatory protein of the Yersinia enterocolitica type III secretion pathway.
J. Bacteriol. 186: 6320-4, 2004.
22)  Ramamurthi KS, Schneewind O.
Substrate recognition by the Yersinia type III protein secretion machinery.
Mol. Microbiol. 50: 1095-102, 2003.
23)  Ramamurthi KS, Schneewind O.
Yersinia yopQ mRNA encodes a bipartite type III secretion signal in the first 15 codons.
Mol. Microbiol. 50: 1189-98, 2003.
24)  Ramamurthi KS, Schneewind O.
Type iii protein secretion in yersinia species.
Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 18: 107-33, 2002.
25)  Ramamurthi KS, Schneewind O.
Yersinia enterocolitica type III secretion: mutational analysis of the yopQ secretion signal.
J. Bacteriol. 184: 3321-8, 2002.
26)  Anderson DM, Ramamurthi KS, Tam C, Schneewind O.
YopD and LcrH regulate expression of Yersinia enterocolitica YopQ by a posttranscriptional mechanism and bind to yopQ RNA.
J. Bacteriol. 184: 1287-95, 2002.
27)  Landgraf R, Ramamurthi KS, Sigman DS.
Kinetics of spontaneous displacement of RNA from heteroduplexes by DNA.
Nucleic Acids Res. 24: 3246-52, 1996.
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