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Selected Recent Publications

1. Filenko, N., Spiro, S., Browning, D., Squire, D., Overton, T., Cole, J. and Constantinidou, C. (2007) The NsrR regulon of Escherichia coli K12 includes genes encoding the hybrid cluster protein and the respiratory nitrite reductase. Journal of Bacteriology In press. [1]

2. Spiro, S. (2007) Regulators of bacterial responses to nitric oxide. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 31: 193-211.[2]

3. Ryan, R.P., Fouhy, Y., Lucey, J.F., Crossman, L.C. Spiro, S., He, Y-W., Zhang, L-H., Heeb, S., Cámara, M., Williams, P. and Dow, J.M. (2006) Cell-cell signaling in Xanthomonas campestris involves an HD-GYP domain protein that functions in cyclic di-GMP turnover. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103: 6712-6717.[3]

4. Lee, Y-Y., Shearer, N. and Spiro, S. (2006) Transcription factor NNR from Paracoccus denitrificans is a sensor of both nitric oxide and oxygen: isolation of nnr* alleles encoding effector-independent proteins and evidence for a haem-based sensing mechanism. Microbiology 152: 1461-1470.[4]

5. Bodenmiller, D.M. and Spiro, S. (2006) The yjeB (nsrR) gene of Escherichia coli encodes a nitric oxide sensitive regulator of transcription. Journal of Bacteriology 188: 874-881.[5] F1000.gif

6. D’Autréaux, B., Tucker, N.P., Dixon, R. and Spiro, S. (2005) A non-haem iron centre in the transcription factor NorR senses nitric oxide. Nature 437: 769-772.[6]

7. Tucker, N.P., D’Autréaux, B., Studholme, D.J., Spiro, S. and Dixon, R. (2004) DNA binding activity of the Escherichia coli nitric oxide sensor NorR suggests a conserved target sequence in diverse proteobacteria. Journal of Bacteriology 186: 6656-6660.[7]

8. Hutchings, M.I., Mandhana, N. and Spiro, S. (2002) The NorR protein of Escherichia coli activates expression of the flavorubredoxin gene norV in response to reactive nitrogen species. Journal of Bacteriology 184: 4640-4643.[8]