Publications - 2000-Present
92. Kirby, J.R., T.B. Niewold, S. Maloy, and G.W. Ordal (2000). CheB is required for behavioral responses to negative stimuli during chemotaxis in Bacillus subtilis. Mol. Microbiol. 35: 44-57. [pdf]

93. Hou, S., R.W. Larsen, D. Boudko, C.W. Riley, E. Karatan, M. Zimmer, G.W. Ordal, and M. Alam (2000). Myoglobin-like aerotaxis transducers in Archaea and Bacteria. Nature 403: 540-544. [pdf]

94. Zimmer, M.A., J. Tiu, M.A. Collins, and G.W. Ordal (2000) Selective methylation changes on the Bacillus subtilis chemotaxis receptor McpB promote adaptation. J. Biol. Chem. 275: 24264-24272. [pdf]

95. Hou, S, T. Freitas, R.W. Larsen, M. Piatibratov, V. Sivozhelezov, A. Yamamoto, E.A. Melshkevitch, M. Zimmer, G.W. Ordal, and M. Alam (2001) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2001: 9353-9358. [pdf]

96. Kirby, J.R., C.J. Kristich, M.M. Saulmon, M.A. Zimmer, L.F. Garrity, I.B. Zhulin, and G.W. Ordal (2001) CheC is related to the family of flagellar switch proteins and acts independently from CheD to control chemotaxis in Bacillus subtilis. Mol. Microbiol. 42: 573-85. [pdf]

97. Karatan, E., M.M. Saulmon, M.W. Bunn, and G.W. Ordal (2001) Phosphorylation of the response regulator CheV is required for adaptation to attractants during Bacillus subtilis chemotaxis. J. Biol. Chem. 276: 43618-26. [pdf]


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98. Kristich, C.J. and G.W. Ordal (2002) Bacillus subtilis CheD is a chemoreceptor modification enzyme required for chemotaxis. J. Biol. Chem. 277: 25356-62. [pdf]

99. Zimmer, M.A., H. Szurmant, M.M. Saulmon, M.A. Collins, J.S. Bant, and G.W. Ordal (2002) The role of heterologous receptors in McpB-mediated signalling in Bacillus subtilis chemotaxis. Mol. Microbiol. 45: 555-68. [pdf]

100. Yu, H.S., J.H. Saw, S. Hou, R.W. Larsen, K.J. Watts, M.S. Johnson, M.A. Zimmer, G.W. Ordal, B.L. Taylor, and M. Alam (2002) Aerotactic responses in bacteria to photoreleased oxygen. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 217: 237-42. [pdf]

101. Kristich, C.J., G.D. Glekas, and G.W. Ordal (2003) The conserved cytoplasmic module of the transmembrane chemoreceptor McpC mediates carbohydrate chemotaxis in Bacillus subtilis. Mol. Microbiol. 47: 1353-66. [pdf]

102. Bunn, M.W. and G.W. Ordal (2003) Transmembrane organization of the Bacillus subtilis chemoreceptor McpB deduced by cysteine disulfide crosslinking. J. Mol. Biol. 331: 941-49. [pdf]

103. Szurmant, H., M.W. Bunn, V.J. Cannistraro and G.W. Ordal (2003) Bacillus subtilis hydrolyzes CheY-P at the location of its action, the flagellar switch. J. Biol. Chem. 278: 48611-16. [pdf]

104. Bunn, M.W. and G.W. Ordal (2004) Receptor conformational changes enhance methylesterase activity during chemotaxis by Bacillus subtilis. Mol. Microbiol. 51: 721-8. [pdf]

105. Szurmant H., T.J. Muff and G.W. Ordal (2004) Bacillus subtilis CheC and FliY are members of a novel class of CheY-P hydrolyzing proteins in the chemotactic signal transduction cascade. J. Biol. Chem. Epub [pdf]

106. Saulmon M.M., E. Karatan and G.W. Ordal (2004) Effect of loss of CheC and other adaptational proteins on chemotactic behaviour in Bacillus subtilis. Microbiol. 150: 581-89. [pdf]

107. Werhane H., Lopez P., Mendel M., Zimmer M., Ordal G.W.and L.M. Marquez-Magana (2004) The last gene of the fla/che operon in Bacillus subtilis, ylxL, is required for maximal sigmaD function. J. Bacteriol. 186: 4025-9. [pdf]

108. Szurmant H. and G.W. Ordal (2004) Diversity in chemotaxis mechanisms among the bacteria and archaea. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 68: 301-19. [pdf]

109. Kristich C.J. and G.W. Ordal (2004) Analysis of chimeric chemoreceptors in Bacillus subtilis reveals a role for CheD in the function of the McpC HAMP domain. J. Bacteriol. 186: 5950-55. [pdf]

110. Szurmant H., Bunn M.W., Cho S.H. and G.W. Ordal (2004) Ligand-induced conformational changes in the Bacillus subtilis chemoreceptor McpB determined by disulfide crosslinking in vivo. J. Mol. Biol. 344: 919-28. [pdf]

111. Lamanna A.C., Ordal G.W. and L.L. Kiessling (2005) Large increases in attractant concentration disrupt the polar localization of bacterial chemoreceptors. Mol. Microbiol. 57(3):774-85. [pdf]

112. Chao X., Muff T.J., Park S.Y., Zhang S., Pollard A.M., Ordal G.W., Bilwes A.M. and B.R. Crane (2006) A receptor-modifying deamidase in complex with a signaling phosphatase reveals reciprocal regulation. Cell 124(3):561-71. [pdf]