Recent Publications
Nan B, Zusman DR. Uncovering the mystery of gliding motility in the myxobacteria. Annu Rev Genet. 2011; 45:21-39.
Berleman JE, Vicente JJ, Davis AE, Jiang SY, Seo YE, Zusman DR. FrzS regulates social motility in Myxococcus xanthus by controlling exopolysaccharide production. PLoS One. 2011;6 e23920.
Nan B, Chen J, Neu JC, Berry RM, Oster G, Zusman DR. Myxobacteria gliding motility requires cytoskeleton rotation powered by proton motive force. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Feb 8;108:2498-503.
He X, Tian Y, Guo L, Ano T, Lux R, Zusman DR, Shi W. In vitro communities derived from oral and gut microbial floras inhibit the growth of bacteria of foreign origins. Microb Ecol. 2010 Oct;60:665-76.
Campodonico EM, Zusman DR. Developments in Defining dif. J Bacteriol. 2010 Sep;192:4264-6.
Mauriello EM, Mignot T, Yang Z, Zusman DR. Gliding motility revisited: how do the myxobacteria move without flagella? Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2010 Jun; 74:229-49.
Mauriello EM, Astling DP, Sliusarenko O, Zusman DR. Localization of a bacterial cytoplasmic receptor is dynamic and changes with cell-cell contacts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar 24;106:4852-7.
Inclán YF, Laurent S, Zusman DR. The receiver domain of FrzE, a CheA-CheY fusion protein, regulates the CheA histidine kinase activity and downstream signalling to the A- and S-motility systems of Myxococcus xanthus. Mol Microbiol. 2008 Jun;68:1328-39.
Xu Q, Black WP, Mauriello EM, Zusman DR, Yang Z. Chemotaxis mediated by NarX-FrzCD chimeras and nonadapting repellent responses in Myxococcus xanthus. Mol Microbiol. 2007 Dec;66:1370-81.
Mauriello EM, Zusman DR. Polarity of motility systems in Myxococcus xanthus. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2007 Dec;10:624-9.
Zusman DR, Scott AE, Yang Z, Kirby JR. Chemosensory pathways, motility and development in Myxococcus xanthus. Nat Rev Microbiol. 2007 Nov;5:862-72.
Sliusarenko O, Zusman DR, Oster G. The motors powering A-motility in Myxococcus xanthus are distributed along the cell body. J Bacteriol. 2007 Nov;189:7920-1.
Fraser JS, Merlie JP Jr, Echols N, Weisfield SR, Mignot T, Wemmer DE, Zusman DR, Alber T. An atypical receiver domain controls the dynamic polar localization of the Myxococcus xanthus social motility protein FrzS. Mol Microbiol. 2007 Jul;65:319-32.
Mignot T, Shaevitz JW, Hartzell PL, Zusman DR. Evidence that focal adhesion complexes power bacterial gliding motility. Science. 2007 Feb;315:853-6.
Sliusarenko O, Zusman DR, Oster G. Aggregation during fruiting body formation in Myxococcus xanthus is driven by reducing cell movement. J Bacteriol. 2007 Jan;189:611-9.
Stein EA, Cho K, Higgs PI, Zusman DR. Two Ser/Thr protein kinases essential for efficient aggregation and spore morphogenesis in Myxococcus xanthus. Mol Microbiol. 2006 Jun;60:1414-31.
Sliusarenko O, Neu J, Zusman DR, Oster G.    Accordion waves in Myxococcus xanthus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jan;103:1534-9.
Mignot T, Merlie JP Jr, Zusman DR. Regulated pole-to-pole oscillations of a bacterial gliding motility protein. Science. 2005 Nov;310:855-7.