• Beta-lactam antibiotics induce the SOS response and horizontal transfer of virulence factors in Staphylococcus aureus 

      Maiques, Elisa; Ubeda, Carles; Campoy Sánchez, Susana; Salvador, Noelia; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Novick, Richard P.; Barbé, Jordi; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2006)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Antibiotics that interfere with DNA replication and cell viability activate the SOS response. In Staphylococcus aureus, the antibiotic-induced SOS response promotes replication and high-frequency horizontal transfer ...
    • Killing niche competitors by remote-control bacteriophage induction 

      Selva, Laura; Viana, David; Regev Yochay, Gili; Trzcinski, Krzysztof; Corpa, Juan Manuel; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Novick, Richard P.; Penadés, José R. (National Academy of Sciences, 2009)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A surprising example of interspecies competition is the production by certain bacteria of hydrogen peroxide at concentrations that are lethal for others. A case in point is the displacement of Staphylococcus aureus by ...
    • RinA controls phage-mediated packaging and transfer of virulence genes in gram-positive bacteria 

      Ferrer, María Desamparados; Quiles Puchalt, Nuria; Harwich, Michael D.; Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Campoy Sánchez, Susana; Barbé, Jordi; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Novick, Richard P.; Christie, Gail E.; Penadés, José R. (Oxford University Press, 2011)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Phage-mediated transfer of microbial genetic elements plays a crucial role in bacterial life style and evolution. In this study, we identify the RinA family of phage-encoded proteins as activators required for transcription ...
    • Role of staphylococcal phage and SaPI integrase in intra- and interspecies SaPI transfer 

      Maiques, Elisa; Ubeda, Carles; Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Ferrer, María Desamparados; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Novick, Richard P.; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2007)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      SaPIbov2 is a member of the SaPI family of staphylococcal pathogenicity islands and is very closely related to SaPIbov1. Typically, certain temperate phages can induce excision and replication of one or more of these islands ...
    • Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity island DNA is packaged in particles composed of phage proteins 

      Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Ferrer, María Desamparados; Maiques, Elisa; Ubeda, Carles; Selva, Laura; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Calvete, Juan J.; Novick, Richard P.; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2008)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity islands (SaPIs) have an intimate relationship with temperate staphylococcal phages. During phage growth, SaPIs are induced to replicate and are efficiently encapsidated into special small ...
    • A super-family of transcriptional activators regulates bacteriophage packaging and lysis in Gram-positive bacteria 

      Quiles Puchalt, Nuria; Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Campoy Sánchez, Susana; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Monedero, Vicente; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Novick, Richard P.; Christie, Gail E.; Penadés, José R. (Oxford University Press, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The propagation of bacteriophages and other mobile genetic elements requires exploitation of the phage mechanisms involved in virion assembly and DNA packaging. Here, we identified and characterized four different families ...