Recent publications

PUBLICATIONS in 2010-2016

Kylväjä R., Ojalehto T., Kainulainen V., Virkola R., Westerlund-Wikström B. 2016. Penicillin binding protein 3 of Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325-4 binds and activates human plasminogen. BMC Research Notes 9:389.

Puupponen-Pimiä R, Nohynek L, Juvonen R, Kössö T, Truchado P, Westerlund-Wikström B, Leppänen T, Moilanen E, Oksman-Caldentey K-M. 2015. Fermentation and dry fractionation increase bioactivity of cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus). Food Chemistry 197: 950–958.

Ojala T, Kankainen M, Castro J, Cerca N, Edelman S, Westerlund-Wikström B, Paulin L, Holm L, Auvinen P. 2014. Comparative genomics of Lactobacillus crispatus suggests novel mechanisms for the competitive exclusion of Gardnerella vaginalis. BMC Genomics 15:1070.

Haiko J and Westerlund-Wikström B. 2013. The role of the bacterial flagellum in adhesion and virulence. Biology 2: 1242-67.

Korhonen TK, Haiko J, Laakkonen L, Järvinen HM, Westerlund-Wikström B. 2013. Fibrinolytic and coagulative activities of Yersinia pestis. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 3:35.

Lehti TA, Westerlund-Wikström B. 2013. Colony Immunoblotting Assay for Detection of Bacterial Cell-surface or Extracellular Proteins. Bio-protocol 3: e888.

Savolainen LE, Koskivirta P, Kantele A, Valleala H, Pusa L, Tuompo R, Westerlund-Wikström B, Tuuminen T. 2013. Cytotoxic response persists in subjects treated for tuberculosis decades ago. BMC Infectious Diseases 13:573.

Lehti TA, Bauchart P, Kukkonen M, Kajasto E, Dobrindt U, Korhonen TK, Westerlund-Wikström B. 2013. Phylogenetic Group –Associated Differences in Regulation of the Common Colonization Factor Mat Fimbria in Escherichia coli. Mol Microbiol. 87:1200-1222. 1200-22.

Lehti TA, Heikkinen J, Korhonen TK, Westerlund-Wikström B. 2012. The response regulator RcsB activates expression of Mat fimbriae in meningitic Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 194:3475-3485.

Edelman SM, Lehti TA, Kainulainen V, Antikainen J, Kylväjä R, Baumann M, Westerlund-Wikström B, Korhonen TK. 2012. Identification of a high-molecular-mass Lactobacillus epithelium adhesin (LEA) of Lactobacillus crispatus ST1 that binds to stratified squamous epithelium. Microbiology. 158:1713-1722.

Lehti TA, Bauchart P, Dobrindt, U, Korhonen TK, Westerlund-Wikström B. 2012. The fimbriae activator MatA switches off motility in Escherichia coli by repression of the flagellar master operon flhDC. Microbiology. 158:1444-1455.

Kylväjä R, Kankainen M, Holm L, Westerlund-Wikström B. 2011. Adhesive polypeptides of Staphylococcus aureus identified using a novel secretion library technique in Escherichia coli. BMC Microbiology. 11:117.

Haiko J, Laakkonen L, Westerlund-Wikström B, Korhonen TK. 2011. Molecular adaptation of a plant-bacterium outer membrane protease towards plague virulence factor Pla. BMC Evol Biol. 11:43.

Kylli P, Nohynek L, Puupponen-Pimiä R, Westerlund-Wikström B, Leppänen T, Welling T, Moilanen E, Heinonen M. 2011. Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) and European Cranberry (Vaccinium microcarpon) Proanthocyanidins: Isolation, Identification, and Bioactivities. J Agric Food Chem. 59:3373-3384.

Lehti TA, Bauchart P, Heikkinen J, Hacker J, Korhonen TK, Dobrindt U, Westerlund-Wikström B. 2010. Mat fimbriae promote biofilm formation by meningitis-associated Escherichia coli. Microbiology. 156:2408-2417.

Anton L, Majander K, Savilahti H, Laakkonen L, Westerlund-Wikström B. 2010. Two distinct regions in the model protein Peb1 are critical for its heterologous transport out of Escherichia coli. Microb Cell Fact. 9:97.

Ojala T, Kuparinen V, Koskinen JP, Alatalo E, Holm L, Auvinen P, Edelman S, Westerlund-Wikström B, Korhonen TK, Paulin L, Kankainen M. 2010. Genome sequence of Lactobacillus crispatus ST1. J. Bacteriol. 192:3547-3548.

Kylli P, Nohynek L, Puupponen-Pimiä R, Westerlund-Wikström B, McDougall G, Stewart D, Heinonen M. 2010. Rowanberry Phenolics: Compositional Analysis and Bioactivities. J Agric Food Chem. 58:11985-92.