Blanchaert B, Wyseure T, Breukink E, Adams E, Declerck P, Van Schepdael A
Development of a liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry assay for the bacterial transglycosylation reaction through measurement of Lipid II Electrophoresis. 2015 Sep 3 [Epub Ahead of of Print]

Bury D, Dahmane I, Derouaux A, Dumbre S, Herdewijn P, Matagne A, Breukink E, Mueller-Seitz E, Petz M, Terrak M
Positive cooperativity between acceptor and donor sites of the peptidoglycan glycosyltransferase. Biochem Pharmacol. 2015 Jan 15;93(2):141-50

Cybulski LE, Ballering J, Moussatova A, Inda ME, Vazquez DB, Wassenaar TA, de Mendoza D, Tieleman DP, Killian JA
Activation of the bacterial thermosensor DesK involves a serine zipper dimerization motif that is modulated by bilayer thickness.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 ; 112(20):6353-8

Egan AJ, Biboy J, Van 't Veer I, Breukink E, Vollmer W
Activities and regulation of peptidoglycan synthases. Philos Trans R Society Lond B Biology Science. 2015 Oct 5; 370(1679)

Furse S, de Kroon AI
Phosphatidylcholine's functions beyond that of a membrane brick Mol Membr Biol. 2015 32(4):117-9

Furse S, Egmond MR, Killian JA
Isolation of lipids from biological samples. Mol Membr Biol. 2015 32(3): 55-64

Furse S, Wienk H, Boelens R, de Kroon AI, Killian JA
E. coli MG1655 modulates its phospholipid composition through the cell cycle FEBS let 2015 Sep 14;589(19 PT B):2726-30

Gray AN, Egan AJ, Van't Veer IL, Verheul J, Colavin A, Koumoutsi A, Biboy J, Altelaar AF, Damen MJ, Huang KC, Simorre JP, Breukink E, den Blaauwen T, Typas A, Gross CA, Vollmer W
Coordination of peptidoglycan synthesis and outer membrane constriction during Escherichia coli cell division. Elife 2015 May7;4

Koopmans T, Wood TM, 't Hart P, Kleijn LH, Hendrickx AP, Willems RJ, Breukink E, Martin NI
Semisynthetic Lipopeptides Derived from Nisin Display Antibacterial Activity and Lipid II Binding on Par with That of the Parent Compound. J Am Chem Soc. 2015 Jul 29;137(29):9382-9. doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b04501.

Olthof ED, Gulich AF, Renne MF, Landman S, Joosten LA, Roelofs HM, Wanten GJ
Immune activation by medium-chain triglyceride-containing lipid emulsions is not modulated by n-3 lipids or toll-like receptor 4. Toxicol In Vitro 2015 Oct;29(7): 1851-8

Scheidelaar S, Koorengevel MC, Dominguez Pardo JD, Meeldijk JD, Breukink E, Killian JA
Molecular model for the solubilization of membranes into nanodisks by styrene maleic Acid copolymers. Biophys J. 2015 Jan 20;108(2):279-90

Slootweg JC, van Herwerden EF, van Doremalen MF, Breukink E, Liskamp RM, Rijkers DT
Synthesis of nisin AB dicarba analogs using ring-closing metathesis: influence of sp(3)versus sp(2) hybridization of the a-carbon atom of residues dehydrobutyrine-2 and dehydroalanine-5 on the lipid II binding affinity. Org Biomol Chem. 2015 May 19;13(21):5997-6009

Sosic I, Anderluh M, Sova M, Gobec M, Mlinaric Rašcan I, Derouaux A, Ana Amoroso A, Terrak M, Breukink E, and Gobec S
Structure-Activity Relationships of Novel Tryptamine-Based Inhibitors of Bacterial Transglycosylase. J Med Chem. 2015 Dec24;58(24):9712-21

Spelbrink RE, Lensing H, Egmond MR, Giuseppin ML
Potato Patatin Generates Short-Chain Fatty Acids from Milk Fat that Contribute to Flavour Development in Cheese Ripening Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2015 Mar 27.


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