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    • B regulates IS256-mediated Staphylococcus aureus biofilm phenotypic variation 

      Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna Orcid; Vergara Irigaray, Marta Upna; Merino, Nekane Upna; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid (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 Orcid; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; Gil Puig, Carmen Upna Orcid; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna Orcid; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid (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 Orcid; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna Orcid; Amorena Zabalza, Beatriz Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid; 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 ...
    • 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 Orcid; 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 ...
    • Calcium inhibits bap-dependent multicellular behavior in Staphylococcus aureus 

      Arrizubieta Balerdi, María Jesús Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Amorena Zabalza, Beatriz Upna; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid (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 ...
    • The enterococcal surface protein, Esp, is involved in Enterococcus faecalis biofilm formation 

      Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna Orcid; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna Orcid; Arrizubieta Balerdi, María Jesús Upna; Cucarella, Carme; Lamata, Marta; Amorena Zabalza, Beatriz Upna; Leiva, José; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid (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 ...
    • 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 Orcid; 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 ...
    • Genome-wide antisense transcription drives mRNA processing in bacteria 

      Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Dobin, Alexander; Villanueva San Martín, Maite Upna Orcid; Ruiz de los Mozos Aliaga, Igor Upna; Vergara Irigaray, Marta Upna; Segura, Víctor; Fagegaltier, Delphine; Penadés, José R.; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna Orcid; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna Orcid; 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 ...
    • Inhibiting the two‑component system GraXRS with verteporfin to combat Staphylococcus aureus infections 

      Prieto Mariscal, Juana María; Rapún Araiz, Beatriz Upna Orcid; Gil Puig, Carmen Upna Orcid; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna (Nature Research, 2020)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus pose a serious and sometimes fatal health issue. With the aim of exploring a novel therapeutic approach, we chose GraXRS, a Two-Component System (TCS) that determines bacterial ...
    • Killing niche competitors by remote-control bacteriophage induction 

      Selva, Laura; Viana, David; Regev Yochay, Gili; Trzcinski, Krzysztof; Corpa, Juan Manuel; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid; 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 ...
    • Moonlighting bacteriophage proteins derepress staphylococcal pathogenicity islands 

      Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Mir, Ignacio; Shrestha, Archana; Tallent, Sandra M.; Campoy Sánchez, Susana; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid; Barbé, Jordi; Novick, Richard P.; Christie, Gail E.; Penadés, José R. (Nature Research, 2010)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Staphylococcal superantigen-carrying pathogenicity islands (SaPIs) are discrete, chromosomally integrated units of ∼15 kilobases that are induced by helper phages to excise and replicate. SaPI DNA is then efficiently ...
    • Protein A-mediated multicellular behavior in Staphylococcus aureus 

      Merino, Nekane Upna; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Vergara Irigaray, Marta Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna Orcid; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna Orcid; Calvo, Enrique; Lopez, Juan Antonio; Foster, Timothy J.; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid (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 ...
    • Relevant role of fibronectin-binding proteins in Staphylococcus aureus biofilm-associated foreign-body infections 

      Vergara Irigaray, Marta Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna Orcid; Merino, Nekane Upna; Latasa Osta, Cristina Upna; García Martínez, Begoña Upna; Ruiz de los Mozos Aliaga, Igor Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna Orcid; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid (American Society for Microbiology, 2009)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Staphylococcus aureus can establish chronic infections on implanted medical devices due to its capacity to form biofilms. Analysis of the factors that assemble cells into a biofilm has revealed the occurrence of strains ...
    • 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 Orcid; 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 biofilm-associated protein bap in the pathogenesis of bovine Staphylococcus aureus 

      Cucarella, Carme; Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Ubeda, Carles; Trotonda, María Pilar; Monzon, Marta; Peris, Cristòfol; Amorena Zabalza, Beatriz Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2004)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of intramammary infections, which frequently become chronic, associated with the ability of the bacteria to produce biofilm. Here, we report a relationship between the ability to ...
    • 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 Orcid; 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 ...
    • SarA is an essential positive regulator of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm development 

      Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Martí, Miguel; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna Orcid; Manna, Adhar C.; Cheung, Ambrose L.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2005)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm formation is associated with the production of the polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA)--poly-N-acetylglucosamine polysaccharide (PNAG) by the products of the icaADBC operon. ...
    • SarA positively controls Bap-dependent biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus 

      Trotonda, María Pilar; Manna, Adhar C.; Cheung, Ambrose L.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2005)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The biofilm-associated protein Bap is a staphylococcal surface protein involved in biofilm formation. We investigated the influence of the global regulatory locus sarA on bap expression and Bap-dependent biofilm formation ...
    • Sensory deprivation in Staphylococcus aureus 

      Villanueva San Martín, Maite Upna Orcid; García Martínez, Begoña Upna; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna Orcid; Rapún Araiz, Beatriz Upna Orcid; Ruiz de los Mozos Aliaga, Igor Upna; Solano Goñi, Cristina Upna Orcid; Martí, Miguel; Penadés, José R.; Toledo Arana, Alejandro Upna; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid (Springer Nature, 2018)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Bacteria use two-component systems (TCSs) to sense and respond to environmental changes. The core genome of the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus encodes 16 TCSs, one of which (WalRK) is essential. Here we show ...
    • Staphylococcal Bap proteins build amyloid scaffold biofilm matrices in response to environmental signals 

      Taglialegna, Agustina Upna; Navarro, Susanna; Ventura, Salvador; Garnett, James A.; Matthews, Steve; Penadés, José R.; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna Orcid; Valle Turrillas, Jaione Upna Orcid (Public Library of Science, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Major components of the biofilm matrix scaffold are proteins that assemble to create a unified structure that maintain bacteria attached to each other and to surfaces. We provide evidence that a surface protein present in ...