Monthly Archives: May 2019

SPP 2002 paper: “Several one-domain zinc finger µ-proteins of Haloferax volcanii are important for stress adaptation, biofilm formation, and swarming”

“Several one-domain zinc finger µ-proteins of Haloferax volcanii are important for stress adaptation, biofilm formation, and swarming” Chantal Nagel, Anja Maschulla, Sebastian Zahn*, and Jörg Soppa* *SPP 2002 members Abstract:Zinc finger domains are highly structured and can mediate interactions to DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids, and small molecules. Accordingly, zinc finger proteins are very versatile and […]

SPP 2002 paper: “Widespread Utilization of Peptide Communication in Phages Infecting Soil and Pathogenic Bacteria”

“Widespread Utilization of Peptide Communication in Phages Infecting Soil and Pathogenic Bacteria” Avigail Stokar-Avihail*, Nitzan Tal, Zohar Erez, Anna Lopatina, Rotem Sorek* *SPP 2002 members Highlights: Arbitrium-like systems are common in phages infecting pathogens and soil bacteria Peptide-based arbitrium communication regulates lysogeny in numerous phage types Arbitrium systems are frequently encoded on mobile pathogenicity elements […]