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  1. Xu, K. and M.A. Strauch. (1996) In vitro selection of optimal AbrB-binding sites: comparison to known in vivo sites indicates flexibility in AbrB-binding and recognition of three-dimensional DNA structures. Molec. Microbiol. 19: 145-158
  2. Xu, K., D. Clark and M.A. Strauch. (1996) Analysis of abrB mutations, mutant proteins, and why abrB does not utilize a perfect consensus in the –35 region of its sigmaA promoter.J. Biol. Chem. 271:2621-2626
  3. Vaughn, J.L., Feher V., Naylor, S., Strauch, M.A. and J. Cavanagh. (2000) Novel DNA binding domain and genetic regulation model of Bacillus subtilis transition state regulator AbrB. Nature Structural Biology 7:1139-1146; Corrigendum appears in Nature Stuctural & Molecular Biology (2005) 12:380
  4. Xu, K. and M.A. Strauch. (2001) DNA-binding activity of amino-terminal domains of the Bacillus subtilis AbrB protein. J. Bacteriol. 183:4094-4098
  5. Phillips, Z. E.V. and M.A. Strauch. (2001) Role of Cys54 in AbrB multimerization and DNA-binding activity. FEMS Microbiol. Letters. 203:207-210
  6. Phillips, Z.E.V. and M.A. Strauch. (2002) Bacillus subtilis sporulation and stationary phase gene expression. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences 59:392-402
  7. Shafikhani, S.H., Mandic-Mulec, I., Strauch, M.A., Smith, I. and T. Leighton. (2002) Postexponential regulation of sin operon expression in Bacillus subtilis. J. Bacteriol. 184:564-571
  8. Benson, L. M., Vaughn, J. L., Strauch, M. A., Bobay, B. G., Thompson, R., Naylor, S. and J. Cavanagh (2002). Macromolecular assembly of the transition state regulator AbrB in its unbound and complexed states probed by microelectrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Analytical Biochemistry 306:222-227
  9. Qian, Q., Lee, C.Y., Helmann, J. and M.A. Strauch. (2002) AbrB regulation of the sigmaW regulon of Bacillus subtilis. FEMS Microbiol. Letters 211:219-223.
  10. Kim, H. J., S. I. Kim, M. Ratnayake-Lecamwasam, K. Tachikawa, A. L. Sonenshein, and M. A. Strauch. (2003) Complex regulation of the Bacillus subtilis aconitase gene. J. Bacteriol. 185:1672-1680.
  11. Bobay, B.G., Benson, L., Naylor, S., Feeney, B., Clark, A.C., Goshe, M.B., Strauch, M.A., Thompson, R., and J.Cavanagh. (2004) Evaluation of the DNA binding tendencies of the transition state regulator AbrB. Biochemistry. 43:16106-18.
  12. Strauch, M.A., Ballar, P., Rowshan, R.J. and K.L. Zoller. (2005) The DNA Binding Specificity of the Bacillus anthracis AbrB Protein. Microbiology 151: 1751-1759.
  13. Yao, F and M.A. Strauch (2005) Independent and Interchangeable Multimerization Domains of the AbrB, Abh and SpoVT Global Regulatory Proteins. J. Bacteriol. 187:6354-6362.  PMCID:PMC1236651 
  14. Bobay, B.G., Mueller, G.A., Thompson, R.J., Venters, R.A., Murzin, A.G., Strauch, M.A. and J. Cavanagh. (2006) NMR structure of AbhN and comparison with AbrBN: First Insights into the DNA-binding Promiscuity and Specificity of AbrB-like Transition-state Regulator Proteins. J. Biol. Chem. 281:21399-21409.  PMCID:PMC1761137 
  15. Jordan, S., Rietkotter, E., Strauch, M.A., Kalamorz, F., Butcher, B.G., Helmann, J.D. and T. Mascher. (2007) LiaRS-dependent gene expression is embedded in transition state regulation in Bacillus subtilis. Microbiology. 153: 2530-40.
  16. Strauch, M.A., Bobay, B.G., Cavanagh, J., Yao, F., Wilson, A. and Y. Le Breton. (2007) Abh and AbrB control of Bacillus subtilis antimicrobial gene expression. J. of Bacteriol. 189:7720-32. PMCID:PMC2168746
  17. Nagórska, K., Hinc, K., Strauch, M.A. and M. Obuchowski. (2008) Influence of the σB stress factor and yxaB, a putative exopolysaccharide synthase under σB control, on biofilm formation. J. Bacteriology 190:3546-3556. PMCID:PMC2394996
  18. Sullivan, D. M., B. G. Bobay, D. J. Kojetin, R. J. Thompson, M. Rance, M. A. Strauch, and J. Cavanagh. (2008) Insights into the nature of DNA Binding of AbrB-like transcription factors. Structure. 16:1702-1713. PMCID:PMC2606041
  19. Murray, E.J., Strauch, M. A. and N.R. Stanley-Wall (2009) Sigma X is involved in controlling Bacillus subtilis biofilm architecture through the AbrB homologue Abh.  J. Bacteriology 191:6822-6832.  PMCID:PMC2772499

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