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    • Bap, a biofilm matrix protein of Staphylococcus aureus prevents cellular internalization through binding to GP96 host receptor 

      Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; Gil Puig, Carmen Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (Public Library of Science, 2012)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The biofilm matrix, composed of exopolysaccharides, proteins, nucleic acids and lipids, plays a well-known role as a defence structure, protecting bacteria from the host immune system and antimicrobial therapy. However, ...
    • Bap, a Staphylococcus aureus surface protein involved in biofilm formation 

      Cucarella, Carme; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Amorena Zabalza, Beatriz Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2001)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Identification of new genes involved in biofilm formation is needed to understand the molecular basis of strain variation and the pathogenic mechanisms implicated in chronic staphylococcal infections. A biofilm-producing ...
    • Base pairing interaction between 5′- and 3′-UTRs controls icaR mRNA translation in Staphylococcus aureus 

      Ruiz de los Mozos Aliaga, Igor Upna; Vergara Irigaray, Marta Upna; Segura, Víctor; Villanueva San Martín, Maite Upna; Bitarte, Nerea Upna; Saramago, Margarida; Domingues, Susana; Arraiano, Cecilia M.; Fechter, Pierre; Romby, Pascale; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna (Public Library of Science, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The presence of regulatory sequences in the 39 untranslated region (39-UTR) of eukaryotic mRNAs controlling RNA stability and translation efficiency is widely recognized. In contrast, the relevance of 39-UTRs in bacterial ...
    • Biofilm dispersion and quorum sensing 

      Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Echeverz Sarasúa, Maite Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (Elsevier, 2014)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Biofilm development and quorum sensing are closely interconnected processes. Biofilm formation is a cooperative group behaviour that involves bacterial populations living embedded in a self produced extracellular matrix. ...
    • Biofilm matrix exoproteins induce a protective immune response against Staphylococcus aureus biofilm infection 

      Gil Puig, Carmen Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Burgui Erice, Saioa Upna; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; García Martínez, Begoña Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna (American Society for Microbiology, 2014)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The Staphylococcus aureus biofilm mode of growth is associated with several chronic infections that are very difficult to treat due to the recalcitrant nature of biofilms to clearance by antimicrobials. Accordingly, there ...
    • Biofilm switch and immune response determinants at early stages of infection 

      Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; García Martínez, Begoña Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (Elsevier (Cell Press), 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Biofilm development is recognized as a major virulence factor underlying most chronic bacterial infections. When a biofilm community is established, planktonic cells growing in the surroundings of a tissue switch to a ...
    • Biofuncionalización de nanoestructuras para aplicación en sistemas de detección 

      Ciáurriz Gortari, Paula (2017)   Tesis doctoral / Doktoretza tesia  OpenAccess
      La presente tesis doctoral, enmarcada en el campo de nanobiotecnología, presenta el desarrollo de diversas estrategias de biofuncionalización de nanoestructuras con diferentes propiedades con el fin de ser aplicadas en ...
    • Coordinated cyclic-di-GMP repression of salmonella motility through YcgR and cellulose 

      Zorraquino Salvo, Violeta; García Martínez, Begoña Upna; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; Echeverz Sarasúa, Maite Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna (American Society for Microbiology, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP) is a secondary messenger that controls a variety of cellular processes, including the switch between a biofilm and a planktonic bacterial lifestyle. This nucleotide binds to cellular effectors in ...
    • A DIVA vaccine strain lacking RpoS and the secondary messenger c-di-GMP for protection against salmonellosis in pigs 

      Gil Puig, Carmen; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; García Ona, Enrique Upna; Lázaro, Isidro; Labairu, Javier; Echeverz Sarasúa, Maite Upna; Burgui Erice, Saioa Upna; García Martínez, Begoña Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna (BioMed Central, 2020)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Salmonellosis is the second most common food-borne zoonosis in the European Union, with pigs being a major reservoir of this pathogen. Salmonella control in pig production requires multiple measures amongst which vaccination ...
    • The enterococcal surface protein, Esp, is involved in Enterococcus faecalis biofilm formation 

      Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Arrizubieta Balerdi, María Jesús Upna; Cucarella, Carme; Lamata, Marta; Amorena Zabalza, Beatriz Upna; Leiva, José; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (American Society for Microbiology, 2001)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The enterococcal surface protein, Esp, is a high-molecular-weight surface protein of unknown function whose frequency is significantly increased among infection-derived Enterococcus faecalis isolates. In this work, a ...
    • Evaluation of a Salmonella strain lacking the secondary messenger c-di-GMP and RpoS as a live oral vaccine 

      Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; Echeverz Sarasúa, Maite Upna; García Ona, Enrique Upna; Burgui Erice, Saioa Upna; Casares, Noelia; Hervás Stubbs, Sandra Upna; Lasarte, Juan José; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; García Martínez, Begoña Upna; Gil Puig, Carmen Upna (Public Library of Science, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Salmonellosis is one of the most important bacterial zoonotic diseases transmitted through the consumption of contaminated food, with chicken and pig related products being key reservoirs of infection. Although numerous ...
    • Evaluation of surface microtopography engineered by direct laser interference for bacterial anti-biofouling 

      Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Burgui Erice, Saioa Upna; Langheinrich, Denise; Gil Puig, Carmen Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Helbig, Ralf; Lasagni, Andrés; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (2015)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Biofilm formation by bacterial pathogens on the surface of medical and industrial settings is a 25 serious health problem. Modification of the biomaterial surface topography is a promising 26 strategy to prevent bacterial ...
    • Fluorescent molecular beacons mimicking RNA secondary structures to study RNA chaperone activity 

      Menéndez Gil, Pilar; Caballero Sánchez, Carlos Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna (Humana Press, 2020)   Capítulos de libro / Liburuen kapituluak  OpenAccess
      Molecular beacons (MBs) are oligonucleotide probes with a hairpin-like structure that are typically labelled at the 5′ and 3′ ends with a fluorophore and a quencher dye, respectively. The conformation of the MB acts as a ...
    • Genetic reductionist approach for dissecting individual roles of GGDEF proteins within the c-di-GMP signaling network in Salmonella 

      Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; García Martínez, Begoña Upna; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Zorraquino Salvo, Violeta; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Casals, Joan; Pedroso, Enrique; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (National Academy of Sciences, 2009)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Bacteria have developed an exclusive signal transduction system involving multiple diguanylate cyclase and phosphodiesterase domain-containing proteins (GGDEF and EAL/HD-GYP, respectively) that modulate the levels of the ...
    • Genome-wide antisense transcription drives mRNA processing in bacteria 

      Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Dobin, Alexander; Villanueva San Martín, Maite Upna; Ruiz de los Mozos Aliaga, Igor Upna; Vergara Irigaray, Marta Upna; Segura, Víctor; Fagegaltier, Delphine; Penadés, José R.; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Gingeras, Thomas R. (National Academy of Sciences, 2011)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      RNA deep sequencing technologies are revealing unexpected levels of complexity in bacterial transcriptomes with the discovery of abundant noncoding RNAs, antisense RNAs, long 5′ and 3′ untranslated regions, and alternative ...
    • Insights into c-di-GMP signaling and the PGA exopolysaccharide biological functions using Salmonella as a model organism 

      Echeverz Sarasúa, Maite Upna (2017)   Tesis doctoral / Doktoretza tesia  OpenAccess
      Salmonella es un patógeno alimentario de gran relevancia clínica capaz de adherirse a superficies y formar comunidades bacterianas embebidas en una matriz que ellas mismas producen denominadas biofilms. Esta matriz ...
    • Lack of the PGA exopolysaccharide in Salmonella as an adaptive trait for survival in the host 

      Echeverz Sarasúa, Maite Upna; García Martínez, Begoña Upna; Sabalza Baztán, Amaia Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Gabaldón Estevan, Juan Antonio; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (Public Library of Science, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Many bacteria build biofilm matrices using a conserved exopolysaccharide named PGA or PNAG (poly-β-1,6-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine). Interestingly, while E. coli and other members of the family Enterobacteriaceae encode the ...
    • Noncontiguous operon is a genetic organization for coordinating bacterial gene expression 

      Sáenz Lahoya, S.; Bitarte, Nerea Upna; Garcia, B.; Burgui Erice, Saioa Upna; Vergara Irigaray, Marta Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (National Academy of Sciences, 2019)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Bacterial genes are typically grouped into operons defined as clusters of adjacent genes encoding for proteins that fill related roles and are transcribed into a single polycistronic mRNA molecule. This simple organization ...
    • Polymicrobial infections: do bacteria behave differently depending on their neighbours? 

      Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna (Taylor & Francis, 2018)   Otros / Bestelakoak  OpenAccess
      Despite the number of examples that correlate interspecies interactions in polymicrobial infections with variations in pathogenicity and antibiotic susceptibility of individual organisms, antibiotic therapies are selected ...
    • Protein A-mediated multicellular behavior in Staphylococcus aureus 

      Merino, Nekane Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Vergara Irigaray, Marta Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna; Calvo, Enrique; Lopez, Juan Antonio; Foster, Timothy J.; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (American Society for Microbiology, 2008)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The capacity of Staphylococcus aureus to form biofilms on host tissues and implanted medical devices is one of the major virulence traits underlying persistent and chronic infections. The matrix in which S. aureus cells ...