The general stress response and sporulation
Schultz, J. E., G. I. Latter, and A. Matin. "Differential Regulation by Cyclic AMP of Starvation Protein Synthesis in Escherichia coli." J Bacteriol 170 (1988): 3903-9.
Eichenberger, P., M. Fujita, S. T. Jensen, E. M. Conlon, D. Z. Rudner, S. T. Wang, C. Ferguson, K. Haga, T. Sato, J. S. Liu, and R. Losick. "The Program of Gene Transcription for a Single Differentiating Cell Type During Sporulation in Bacillus subtilis." PLoS Biol 2 (2004): 328.
Evolution of the general stress response and sporulation
Zambrano, M. M., D. A. Siegele, M. Almirón, A. Tormo, and R. Kolter. "Microbial Competition: Escherichia Coli Mutants that Take Over Stationary Phase Cultures." Science 259 (1993): 1757-60.
Veening, J. W., E. J. Stewart, T. W. Berngruber, F. Taddei, O. P. Kuipers, and L. W. Hamoen. "Bet-Hedging and Epigenetic Inheritance in Bacterial Cell Development." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 105 (2008): 4393-8.
Protein-protein interactions: Two-component systems
Bray, D., M. D. Levin, and C. J. Morton-Firth. "Receptor Clustering as a Cellular Mechanism to Control Sensitivity." Nature 393 (1998): 85-8.
Skerker, J. M., B. S. Perchuk, A. Siryaporn, E. A. Lubin, O. Ashenberg, M. Goulian, and M. T. Laub. "Rewiring the Specificity of Two-component Signal Transduction Systems." Cell 133 (2008): 1043-54.
sRNAs: Regulating translation mRNA of RpoS (the general stress response activator)
Sledjeski, D. D., A. Gupta, and S. Gottesman. "The Small RNA, DsrA, is Essential for the Low Temperature Expression of RpoS During Exponential Growth in Escherichia Coli." EMBO J 15 (1996): 3993-4000.
Repoila, F., and S. Gottesman. "Signal Transduction Cascade for Regulation of RpoS: Temperature Regulation of DsrA." J Bacteriol 183 (July 2001): 4012-23.
Small molecules: The stringent response
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Kvint, K., A. Farewell, and T. Nyström. "RpoS-Dependent Promoters Require Guanosine Tetraphosphate for Induction Even in the Presence of High Levels of Sigma(s)." J Biol Chem 275 (2000): 14795-8.
Field trip to the Laub laboratory
Pumping out toxins: Antibiotics
Li, X. Z., D. Ma, D. M. Livermore, and H. Nikaido. "Role of Efflux Pump(s) in Intrinsic Resistance of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: Active Efflux as a Contributing Factor to Beta-Lactam Resistance." Antimicrob Agents Chemother 38 (August 1994): 1742-52.
Tikhonova, E. B., and H. I. Zgurskaya. "AcrA, AcrB, and TolC of Escherichia coli Form a Stable Intermembrane Multidrug Efflux Complex." J Biol Chem 279, no. 31 (July 30, 2004): 32116-24.
Scavenging toxins: Reactive oxidative species
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Greenberg, J. T., P. Monach, J. H. Chou, P. D. Josephy, and B. Demple. "Positive Control of a Global Antioxidant Defense Regulon Activated by Superoxide-generating Agents in Escherichia Coli." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 87 (August 1990): 6181-5.
Promoting tolerance: Extreme heat and cold
Mogk, A., T. Tomoyasu, P. Goloubinoff, S. Rüdiger, D. Röder, H. Langen, and B. Bukau. "Identification of Thermolabile Escherichia Coli Proteins: Prevention and Reversion of Aggregation by DnaK and ClpB." EMBO J 18 (December 15, 1999): 6934-49.
Guisbert, E., C. Herman, C. Z. Lu, and C. A. Gross. "A Chaperone Network Controls the Heat Shock Response in E. Coli." Genes Dev 18 (2004): 2812-21.
Final oral presentations
Repair calls: Single-stranded DNA damage
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Mellon, I., and G. N. Champe. "Products of DNA Mismatch Repair Genes mutS and mutL are Required for Transcription-Coupled Nucleotide-Excision Repair of the Lactose Operon in Escherichia Coli." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 93 (February 6, 1996): 1292-7.