• Adenosine diphosphate sugar pyrophosphatase prevents glycogen biosynthesis in Escherichia coli 

      Moreno Bruna, Beatriz; Baroja Fernández, Edurne Upna; Muñoz Pérez, Francisco José; Bastarrica Berasategui, Ainara; Zandueta Criado, Aitor; Rodríguez López, Milagros; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Akazawa, Takashi; Pozueta Romero, Javier Upna (National Academy of Sciences, 2001)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      An adenosine diphosphate sugar pyrophosphatase (ASPPase, EC 3.6.1.21) has been characterized by using Escherichia coli. This enzyme, whose activities in the cell are inversely correlated with the intracellular glycogen ...
    • Amyloid structures as biofilm matrix scaffolds 

      Taglialegna, Agustina Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna (American Society for Microbiology, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Recent insights into bacterial biofilm matrix structures have induced a paradigm shift toward the recognition of amyloid fibers as common building block structures that confer stability to the exopolysaccharide matrix. ...
    • B regulates IS256-mediated Staphylococcus aureus biofilm phenotypic variation 

      Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna; Vergara Irigaray, Marta Upna; Merino, Nekane; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (American Society for Microbiology, 2007)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus is subject to phase variation, and biofilm-negative derivatives emerge sporadically from a biofilm-positive bacterial population. To date, the only known mechanism for generating ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Calcium inhibits bap-dependent multicellular behavior in Staphylococcus aureus 

      Arrizubieta, M. J.; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Amorena Zabalza, Beatriz Upna; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna (American Society for Microbiology, 2004)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Bap (biofilm-associated protein) is a 254-kDa staphylococcal surface protein implicated in formation of biofilms by staphylococci isolated from chronic mastitis infections. The presence of potential EF-hand motifs in the ...
    • Cloning, nucleotide sequencing, and analysis of the AcrAB-TolC efflux pump of enterobacter cloacae and determination of its involvement in antibiotic resistance in a clinical isolate 

      Pérez, Astrid; Canle, D.; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; Poza, M.; Beceiro, A.; Tomás, María del Mar; Fernandez, A.; Mallo, S.; Perez, S.; Molina, F.; Villanueva, R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Bou, Germán (American Society for Microbiology, 2007)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Enterobacter cloacae is an emerging clinical pathogen that may be responsible for nosocomial infections. Management of these infections is often difficult, owing to the high frequency of strains that are resistant to ...
    • Conditional mutation of an essential putative glycoprotease eliminates autolysis in Staphylococcus aureus 

      Zheng, L.; Yu, C.; Bayles, K.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Ji, Y. (American Society for Microbiology, 2007)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Our previous studies demonstrated that a putative Staphylococcus aureus glycoprotease (Gcp) is essential for bacterial survival, indicating that Gcp may be a novel target for developing antibacterial agents. However, the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Effect of transcriptional activators SoxS, RobA, and RamA on expression of multidrug efflux pump AcrAB-TolC in enterobacter cloacae 

      Pérez, Astrid; Poza, Margarita; Aranda, Jesús; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; Medrano, Francisco Javier; Tomás, María; Romero, Antonio; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Bou, Germán (American Society for Microbiology, 2012)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Control of membrane permeability is a key step in regulating the intracellular concentration of antibiotics. Efflux pumps confer innate resistance to a wide range of toxic compounds such as antibiotics, dyes, detergents, ...
    • An effort to make sense of antisense transcription in bacteria 

      Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Gingeras, Thomas R. (Taylor & Francis, 2012)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Analysis of bacterial transcriptomes have shown the existence of a genome-wide process of overlapping transcription due to the presence of antisense RNAs, as well as mRNAs that overlapped in their entire length or in some ...
    • 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; 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 ...
    • Expression of the biofilm-associated protein interferes with host protein receptors of Staphylococcus aureus and alters the infective process 

      Cucarella, Carme; Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Knecht, Erwin; Amorena Zabalza, Beatriz Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Foster, Timothy J.; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2002)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The adherence of Staphylococcus aureus to soluble proteins and extracellular-matrix components of the host is one of the key steps in the pathogenesis of staphylococcal infections. S. aureus presents a family of adhesins ...