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Department of Biochemistry



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List Of Publications - Ben Luisi


Chao Y, Li L, Girodat D, Förstner KU, Said N, Corcoran C, Śmiga M, Papenfort K, Reinhardt R, Wieden HJ, Luisi BF, Vogel J. In Vivo Cleavage Map Illuminates the Central Role of RNase E in Coding and Non-coding RNA Pathways. Mol Cell. 2017 Jan 5;65(1):39-51. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2016.11.002. PMID: 28061332

Blower TR, Chai R, Przybilski R, Chindhy S, Fang X, Kidman SE, Tan H, Luisi BF, Fineran PC, Salmond GP. Evolution of Pectobacterium Bacteriophage ΦM1 To Escape Two Bifunctional Type III Toxin-Antitoxin and Abortive Infection Systems through Mutations in a Single Viral Gene. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Mar 31;83(8). pii: e03229-16. doi:10.1128/AEM.03229-16. Print 2017 Apr 15. PMID: 28159786

Gonzalez GM, Hardwick SW, Maslen SL, Skehel JM, Holmqvist E, Vogel J, Bateman A, Luisi BF, Broadhurst RW. Structure of the Escherichia coli ProQ RNA-binding protein. RNA. 2017 May;23(5):696-711. doi:10.1261/rna.060343.116. Epub 2017 Feb 13. PMID: 28193673

Wang Z, Fan G, Hryc CF, Blaza JN, Serysheva II, Schmid MF, Chiu W, Luisi BF, Du D. An allosteric transport mechanism for the AcrAB-TolC multidrug efflux pump. Elife. 2017 Mar 29;6. pii: e24905. doi:10.7554/eLife.24905. PMID: 28355133

Aguirre AA, Vicente AM, Hardwick SW, Alvelos DM, Mazzon RR, Luisi BF, Marques MV. Association of the Cold Shock DEAD-Box RNA Helicase RhlE to the RNA Degradosome in Caulobacter crescentus. J Bacteriol. 2017 Jun 13;199(13). pii: e00135-17. doi:10.1128/JB.00135-17. Print 2017 Jul 1. PMID: 28396352

Fitzpatrick AWP, Llabrés S, Neuberger A, Blaza JN, Bai XC, Okada U, Murakami S, van Veen HW, Zachariae U, Scheres SHW, Luisi BF, Du D. Structure of the MacAB-TolC ABC-type tripartite multidrug efflux pump. Nat Microbiol. 2017 May 15;2:17070. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.70. PMID: 28504659

Alam MT, Olin-Sandoval V, Stincone A, Keller MA, Zelezniak A, Luisi BF, Ralser M. The self-inhibitory nature of metabolic networks and its alleviation through compartmentalization. Nat Commun. 2017 Jul 10;8:16018. doi:10.1038/ncomms16018. PMID: 28691704

Tichy EM, Hardwick SW, Luisi BF, Salmond GPC. 1.8 Å resolution crystal structure of the carbapenem intrinsic resistance protein CarF. Acta Crystallogr D Struct Biol. 2017 Jul 1;73(Pt 7):549-556. doi:10.1107/S2059798317002236. Epub 2017 Jun 22. PMID: 28695855


Dendooven T, Van den Bossche A, Hendrix H, Ceyssens PJ, Voe M, Bandyra KJ, De Maeyer M, Aertsen A, Noben JP, Hardwick SW, Luisi BF, Lavigne R. Viral interference of the bacterial RNA metabolism machinery. RNA Biol. 2016 Nov 11:0. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:27834591

Van den Bossche A, Hardwick SW, Ceyssens PJ, Hendrix H, Voet M, Dendooven T, Bandyra KJ, De Maeyer M, Aertsen A, Noben JP, Luisi BF, Lavigne R. Structural elucidation of a novel mechanism for the bacteriophage-based inhibition of the RNA degradosome. Elife. 2016 Jul 22;5. pii: e16413. doi: 10.7554/eLife.16413. PMID:27447594 | PMCID:PMC4980113

Bandyra KJ, Sinha D, Syrjanen J, Luisi BF, De Lay NR. The ribonuclease polynucleotide phosphorylase can interact with small regulatory RNAs in both protective and degradative modes. RNA. 2016 Mar;22(3):360-72. doi: 10.1261/rna.052886.115. PMID:26759452 | PMCID:PMC4748814


Fazal FM, Koslover DJ, Luisi BF, Block SM. Direct observation of processive exoribonuclease motion using optical tweezers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 8;112(49):15101-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514028112. PMID:26598710 | PMCID:PMC4679025

Fadouloglou VE, Lin HT, Tria G, Hernández H, Robinson CV, Svergun DI, Luisi BF. Maturation of 6S regulatory RNA to a highly elongated structure. FEBS J. 2015 Dec;282(23):4548-64. doi: 10.1111/febs.13516. PMID:26367381

Rao F, Short FL, Voss JE, Blower TR, Orme AL, Whittaker TE, Luisi BF, Salmond GP. Co-evolution of quaternary organization and novel RNA tertiary interactions revealed in the crystal structure of a bacterial protein-RNA toxin-antitoxin system. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Oct 30;43(19):9529-40. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv868. PMID:26350213 | PMCID:PMC4627078

Du D, van Veen HW, Murakami S, Pos KM, Luisi BF. Structure, mechanism and cooperation of bacterial multidrug transporters. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2015 Aug;33:76-91. doi: 10.1016/ Review. PMID:26282926

Pei XY, Bralley P, Jones GH, Luisi BF. Linkage of catalysis and 5' end recognition in ribonuclease RNase J. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Sep 18;43(16):8066-76. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv732. PMID:26253740 | PMCID:PMC4652760

Bandyra K, Luisi B. Central dogma alchemy. RNA. 2015 Apr;21(4):558-9. doi: 10.1261/rna.050708.115. No abstract available. PMID:25780137 | PMCID:PMC4371279

Du D, van Veen HW, Luisi BF. Assembly and operation of bacterial tripartite multidrug efflux pumps. Trends Microbiol. 2015 May;23(5):311-9. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.01.010. Review. PMID:25728476

Strahl H, Turlan C, Khalid S, Bond PJ, Kebalo JM, Peyron P, Poljak L, Bouvier M, Hamoen L, Luisi BF, Carpousis AJ. Membrane recognition and dynamics of the RNA degradosome. PLoS Genet. 2015 Feb 3;11(2):e1004961. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004961. PMID:25647427 | PMCID:PMC4372235

Raiber EA, Murat P, Chirgadze DY, Beraldi D, Luisi BF, Balasubramanian S. 5-Formylcytosine alters the structure of the DNA double helix. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2015 Jan;22(1):44-9. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.2936. PMID:25504322 | PMCID:PMC4287393


Dimastrogiovanni D, Fröhlich KS, Bandyra KJ, Bruce HA, Hohensee S, Vogel J, Luisi BF. Recognition of the small regulatory RNA RydC by the bacterial Hfq protein. Elife. 2014 Dec 31;3. doi: 10.7554/eLife.05375. PMID:25551292 | PMCID:PMC4337610

Voss JE, Luisi BF, Hardwick SW. Molecular recognition of RhlB and RNase D in the Caulobacter crescentus RNA degradosome. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Dec 1;42(21):13294-305. doi: 10.1093/nar/gku1134. PMID:25389270 | PMCID:PMC4245959

Huang PS, Oberdorfer G, Xu C, Pei XY, Nannenga BL, Rogers JM, DiMaio F, Gonen T, Luisi B, Baker D. High thermodynamic stability of parametrically designed helical bundles. Science. 2014 Oct 24;346(6208):481-5. doi: 10.1126/science.1257481. PMID:25342806 | PMCID:PMC4612401

Du D, Wang Z, James NR, Voss JE, Klimont E, Ohene-Agyei T, Venter H, Chiu W, Luisi BF. Structure of the AcrAB-TolC multidrug efflux pump. Nature. 2014 May 22;509(7501):512-5. doi: 10.1038/nature13205. PMID:24747401 | PMCID:PMC4361902

Grüning NM, Du D, Keller MA, Luisi BF, Ralser M. Inhibition of triosephosphate isomerase by phosphoenolpyruvate in the feedback-regulation of glycolysis. Open Biol. 2014 Mar 5;4:130232. doi: 10.1098/rsob.130232. PMID:24598263 | PMCID:PMC3971408

Tichy EM, Luisi BF, Salmond GP. Crystal structure of the carbapenem intrinsic resistance protein CarG. J Mol Biol. 2014 May 1;426(9):1958-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2014.02.016. PMID:24583229 | PMCID:PMC4361734


Pietras Z, Hardwick SW, Swiezewski S, Luisi BF. Potential regulatory interactions of Escherichia coli RraA protein with DEAD-box helicases. J Biol Chem. 2013 Nov 1;288(44):31919-29. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.502146. PMID:24045937 | PMCID:PMC3814787

Bandyra KJ, Luisi BF. Licensing and due process in the turnover of bacterial RNA. RNA Biol. 2013 Apr;10(4):627-35. doi: 10.4161/rna.24393. Review. PMID:23580162 | PMCID:PMC3710370

Bandyra KJ, Bouvier M, Carpousis AJ, Luisi BF. The social fabric of the RNA degradosome. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2013 Jun-Jul;1829(6-7):514-22. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2013.02.011. Review. PMID:23459248 | PMCID:PMC3991390

Calladine CR, Luisi BF, Pratap JV. A "mechanistic" explanation of the multiple helical forms adopted by bacterial flagellar filaments. J Mol Biol. 2013 Mar 11;425(5):914-28. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2012.12.007. PMID:23274110 | PMCID:PMC3605589

Short FL, Pei XY, Blower TR, Ong SL, Fineran PC, Luisi BF, Salmond GP. Selectivity and self-assembly in the control of a bacterial toxin by an antitoxic noncoding RNA pseudoknot. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 15;110(3):E241-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1216039110. PMID:23267117 | PMCID:PMC3549085

Hardwick SW, Luisi BF. Rarely at rest: RNA helicases and their busy contributions to RNA degradation, regulation and quality control. RNA Biol. 2013 Jan;10(1):56-70. doi: 10.4161/rna.22270. Review. PMID:23064154 | PMCID:PMC3590238


Tsai YC, Du D, Domínguez-Malfavón L, Dimastrogiovanni D, Cross J, Callaghan AJ, García-Mena J, Luisi BF. Recognition of the 70S ribosome and polysome by the RNA degradosome in Escherichia coli. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Nov 1;40(20):10417-31. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks739. PMID:22923520 | PMCID:PMC3488216

Bandyra KJ, Said N, Pfeiffer V, Górna MW, Vogel J, Luisi BF. The seed region of a small RNA drives the controlled destruction of the target mRNA by the endoribonuclease RNase E. Mol Cell. 2012 Sep 28;47(6):943-53. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2012.07.015. PMID:22902561 | PMCID:PMC3469820

Hardwick SW, Gubbey T, Hug I, Jenal U, Luisi BF. Crystal structure of Caulobacter crescentus polynucleotide phosphorylase reveals a mechanism of RNA substrate channelling and RNA degradosome assembly. Open Biol. 2012 Apr;2(4):120028. doi: 10.1098/rsob.120028. PMID:22724061 | PMCID:PMC3376730

Blower TR, Short FL, Rao F, Mizuguchi K, Pei XY, Fineran PC, Luisi BF, Salmond GP. Identification and classification of bacterial Type III toxin-antitoxin systems encoded in chromosomal and plasmid genomes. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jul;40(13):6158-73. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks231. PMID:22434880 | PMCID:PMC3401426

Górna MW, Carpousis AJ, Luisi BF. From conformational chaos to robust regulation: the structure and function of the multi-enzyme RNA degradosome. Q Rev Biophys. 2012 May;45(2):105-45. doi: 10.1017/S003358351100014X. Review. PMID:22169164

Moncrieffe MC, Fernandez MJ, Spiteller D, Matsumura H, Gay NJ, Luisi BF, Leadlay PF. Structure of the glycosyltransferase EryCIII in complex with its activating P450 homologue EryCII. J Mol Biol. 2012 Jan 6;415(1):92-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2011.10.036. PMID:22056329 | PMCID:PMC3391682


Nurmohamed S, Vincent HA, Titman CM, Chandran V, Pears MR, Du D, Griffin JL, Callaghan AJ, Luisi BF. Polynucleotide phosphorylase activity may be modulated by metabolites in Escherichia coli. J Biol Chem. 2011 Apr 22;286(16):14315-23. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.200741. PMID:21324911 | PMCID:PMC3077632

Blower TR, Salmond GP, Luisi BF. Balancing at survival's edge: the structure and adaptive benefits of prokaryotic toxin-antitoxin partners. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2011 Feb;21(1):109-18. doi: 10.1016/ Review. PMID:21315267

Blower TR, Pei XY, Short FL, Fineran PC, Humphreys DP, Luisi BF, Salmond GP. A processed noncoding RNA regulates an altruistic bacterial antiviral system. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2011 Feb;18(2):185-90. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.1981. PMID:21240270 | PMCID:PMC4612426 Hardwick SW, Chan VS, Broadhurst RW, Luisi BF.

An RNA degradosome assembly in Caulobacter crescentus. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Mar;39(4):1449-59. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq928. PMID:20952404 | PMCID:PMC3045602 Nurmohamed S, McKay AR, Robinson CV, Luisi BF.


Molecular recognition between Escherichia coli enolase and ribonuclease E. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2010 Sep;66(Pt 9):1036-40. doi: 10.1107/S0907444910030015. PMID:20823555 | PMCID:PMC2935283

Stark WM, Luisi BF, Bowater RP. Machines on genes: enzymes that make, break and move DNA and RNA. Biochem Soc Trans. 2010 Apr;38(2):381-3. doi: 10.1042/BST0380381. PMID:20298187

Górna MW, Pietras Z, Tsai YC, Callaghan AJ, Hernández H, Robinson CV, Luisi BF. The regulatory protein RraA modulates RNA-binding and helicase activities of the E. coli RNA degradosome. RNA. 2010 Mar;16(3):553-62. doi: 10.1261/rna.1858010. PMID:20106955 | PMCID:PMC2822920

Pei XY, Erixon KM, Luisi BF, Leeper FJ. Structural insights into the prereaction state of pyruvate decarboxylase from Zymomonas mobilis. Biochemistry. 2010 Mar 2;49(8):1727-36. doi: 10.1021/bi901864j. PMID:20099870 | PMCID:PMC2855724                                                                                                                                         


Poon S, Birkett NR, Fowler SB, Luisi BF, Dobson CM, Zurdo J. Amyloidogenicity and aggregate cytotoxicity of human glucagon-like peptide-1 (hGLP-1). Protein Pept Lett. 2009;16(12):1548-56. PMID:20001917

Nurmohamed S, Vaidialingam B, Callaghan AJ, Luisi BF. Crystal structure of Escherichia coli polynucleotide phosphorylase core bound to RNase E, RNA and manganese: implications for catalytic mechanism and RNA degradosome assembly. J Mol Biol. 2009 May 29;389(1):17-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2009.03.051. PMID:19327365 | PMCID:PMC2723993


Pei XY, Titman CM, Frank RA, Leeper FJ, Luisi BF. Snapshots of catalysis in the E1 subunit of the pyruvate dehydrogenase multienzyme complex. Structure. 2008 Dec 10;16(12):1860-72. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2008.10.009. PMID:19081062 | PMCID:PMC2663715

Pietras Z, Bavro VN, Furnham N, Pellegrini-Calace M, Milner-White EJ, Luisi BF. Structure and mechanism of drug efflux machinery in Gram negative bacteria. Curr Drug Targets. 2008 Sep;9(9):719-28. Review. PMID:18781919

Worrall JA, Górna M, Crump NT, Phillips LG, Tuck AC, Price AJ, Bavro VN, Luisi BF. Reconstitution and analysis of the multienzyme Escherichia coli RNA degradosome. J Mol Biol. 2008 Oct 17;382(4):870-83. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.07.059. PMID:18691600

Koslover DJ, Callaghan AJ, Marcaida MJ, Garman EF, Martick M, Scott WG, Luisi BF. The crystal structure of the Escherichia coli RNase E apoprotein and a mechanism for RNA degradation. Structure. 2008 Aug 6;16(8):1238-44. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2008.04.017. PMID:18682225 | PMCID:PMC2631609

Murzina NV, Pei XY, Zhang W, Sparkes M, Vicente-Garcia J, Pratap JV, McLaughlin SH, Ben-Shahar TR, Verreault A, Luisi BF, Laue ED. Structural basis for the recognition of histone H4 by the histone-chaperone RbAp46. Structure. 2008 Jul;16(7):1077-85. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2008.05.006. PMID:18571423 | PMCID:PMC2572730

Bavro VN, Pietras Z, Furnham N, Pérez-Cano L, Fernández-Recio J, Pei XY, Misra R, Luisi B. Assembly and channel opening in a bacterial drug efflux machine. Mol Cell. 2008 Apr 11;30(1):114-21. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2008.02.015. PMID:18406332 | PMCID:PMC2292822

Frank RA, Kay CW, Hirst J, Luisi BF. Off-pathway, oxygen-dependent thiamine radical in the Krebs cycle. J Am Chem Soc. 2008 Feb 6;130(5):1662-8. doi: 10.1021/ja076468k. PMID:18183975

Worrall JA, Howe FS, McKay AR, Robinson CV, Luisi BF. Allosteric activation of the ATPase activity of the Escherichia coli RhlB RNA helicase. J Biol Chem. 2008 Feb 29;283(9):5567-76. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M708620200. PMID:18165229


Worrall JA, Schlarb-Ridley BG, Reda T, Marcaida MJ, Moorlen RJ, Wastl J, Hirst J, Bendall DS, Luisi BF, Howe CJ. Modulation of heme redox potential in the cytochrome c6 family. J Am Chem Soc. 2007 Aug 1;129(30):9468-75. PMID:17625855

Bapna A, Federici L, Venter H, Velamakanni S, Luisi B, Fan TP, van Veen HW. Two proton translocation pathways in a secondary active multidrug transporter. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol. 2007;12(3-4):197-209. PMID:17587868

Worrall JA, Górna M, Pei XY, Spring DR, Nicholson RL, Luisi BF. Design and chance in the self-assembly of macromolecules. Biochem Soc Trans. 2007 Jun;35(Pt 3):502-7. Review. PMID:17511639

Frank RA, Leeper FJ, Luisi BF. Structure, mechanism and catalytic duality of thiamine-dependent enzymes. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2007 Apr;64(7-8):892-905. Review. PMID:17429582

Frank RA, Price AJ, Northrop FD, Perham RN, Luisi BF. Crystal structure of the E1 component of the Escherichia coli 2-oxoglutarate dehydrogenase multienzyme complex. J Mol Biol. 2007 May 4;368(3):639-51. PMID:17367808

Chandran V, Poljak L, Vanzo NF, Leroy A, Miguel RN, Fernandez-Recio J, Parkinson J, Burns C, Carpousis AJ, Luisi BF. Recognition and cooperation between the ATP-dependent RNA helicase RhlB and ribonuclease RNase E. J Mol Biol. 2007 Mar 16;367(1):113-32. PMID:17234211

Worrall JA, Luisi BF. Information available at cut rates: structure and mechanism of ribonucleases. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2007 Feb;17(1):128-37. Review. PMID:17189683


Casal E, Federici L, Zhang W, Fernandez-Recio J, Priego EM, Miguel RN, DuHadaway JB, Prendergast GC, Luisi BF, Laue ED. The crystal structure of the BAR domain from human Bin1/amphiphysin II and its implications for molecular recognition. Biochemistry. 2006 Oct 31;45(43):12917-28. PMID:17059209 | PMCID:PMC2572078

Marcaida MJ, Schlarb-Ridley BG, Worrall JA, Wastl J, Evans TJ, Bendall DS, Luisi BF, Howe CJ. Structure of cytochrome c6A, a novel dithio-cytochrome of Arabidopsis thaliana, and its reactivity with plastocyanin: implications for function. J Mol Biol. 2006 Jul 28;360(5):968-77. PMID:16815443

Marcaida MJ, DePristo MA, Chandran V, Carpousis AJ, Luisi BF. The RNA degradosome: life in the fast lane of adaptive molecular evolution. Trends Biochem Sci. 2006 Jul;31(7):359-65. PMID:16766188

Bader R, Seeliger MA, Kelly SE, Ilag LL, Meersman F, Limones A, Luisi BF, Dobson CM, Itzhaki LS. Folding and fibril formation of the cell cycle protein Cks1. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jul 7;281(27):18816-24. PMID:16675442

Chandran V, Luisi BF. Recognition of enolase in the Escherichia coli RNA degradosome. J Mol Biol. 2006 Apr  21;358(1):8-15. PMID:16516921

Chandran V, Stollar EJ, Lindorff-Larsen K, Harper JF, Chazin WJ, Dobson CM, Luisi BF, Christodoulou J. Structure of the regulatory apparatus of a calcium-dependent protein kinase (CDPK): a novel mode of calmodulin-target recognition. J Mol Biol. 2006 Mar 24;357(2):400-10. PMID:16430916

McManus E, Luisi BF, Perham RN. Structure of a putative lipoate protein ligase from Thermoplasma acidophilum and the mechanism of target selection for post-translational modification. J Mol Biol. 2006 Feb 24;356(3):625-37. PMID:16384580

Bader R, Bamford R, Zurdo J, Luisi BF, Dobson CM. Probing the mechanism of amyloidogenesis through a tandem repeat of the PI3-SH3 domain suggests a generic model for protein aggregation and fibril formation. J Mol Biol. 2006 Feb 10;356(1):189-208. PMID:16364365


Callaghan AJ, Marcaida MJ, Stead JA, McDowall KJ, Scott WG, Luisi BF. Structure of Escherichia coli RNase E catalytic domain and implications for RNA turnover. Nature. 2005 Oct 20;437(7062):1187-91. PMID:16237448

Johnson RJ, Christodoulou J, Dumoulin M, Caddy GL, Alcocer MJ, Murtagh GJ, Kumita JR, Larsson G, Robinson CV, Archer DB, Luisi B, Dobson CM. Rationalising lysozyme amyloidosis: insights from the structure and solution dynamics of T70N lysozyme. J Mol Biol. 2005 Sep 30;352(4):823-36. PMID:16126226

Frank RA, Pratap JV, Pei XY, Perham RN, Luisi BF. The molecular origins of specificity in the assembly of a multienzyme complex. Structure. 2005 Aug;13(8):1119-30. PMID:16084384

Juang BT, Izeta A, O'Hare P, Luisi BF. Purification and characterization of the Caenorhabditis elegans HCF protein and domains of human HCF. Biochemistry. 2005 Aug 2;44(30):10396-405. PMID:16042417

Shilling R, Federici L, Walas F, Venter H, Velamakanni S, Woebking B, Balakrishnan L, Luisi B, van Veen HW. A critical role of a carboxylate in proton conduction by the ATP-binding cassette multidrug transporter LmrA. FASEB J. 2005 Oct;19(12):1698-700. PMID:16040836

Callaghan AJ, Redko Y, Murphy LM, Grossmann JG, Yates D, Garman E, Ilag LL, Robinson CV, Symmons MF, McDowall KJ, Luisi BF. Zn-link": a metal-sharing interface that organizes the quaternary structure and catalytic site of the endoribonuclease, RNase E. Biochemistry. 2005 Mar 29;44(12):4667-75. PMID:15779893

Federici L, Du D, Walas F, Matsumura H, Fernandez-Recio J, McKeegan KS, Borges-Walmsley MI, Luisi BF, Walmsley AR. The crystal structure of the outer membrane protein VceC from the bacterial pathogen Vibrio cholerae at 1.8 A resolution. J Biol Chem. 2005 Apr 15;280(15):15307-14. PMID:15684414


Fernandez-Recio J, Walas F, Federici L, Venkatesh Pratap J, Bavro VN, Miguel RN, Mizuguchi K, Luisi B. A model of a transmembrane drug-efflux pump from Gram-negative bacteria. FEBS Lett. 2004 Dec 3;578(1-2):5-9. PMID:15581607

Frank RA, Titman CM, Pratap JV, Luisi BF, Perham RN. A molecular switch and proton wire synchronize the active sites in thiamine enzymes. Science. 2004 Oct 29;306(5697):872-6. PMID:15514159

Stollar EJ, Gelpí JL, Velankar S, Golovin A, Orozco M, Luisi BF. Unconventional interactions between water and heterocyclic nitrogens in protein structures. Proteins. 2004 Oct 1;57(1):1-8. PMID:15326588

Callaghan AJ, Aurikko JP, Ilag LL, Günter Grossmann J, Chandran V, Kühnel K, Poljak L, Carpousis AJ, Robinson CV,  Symmons MF, Luisi BF. Studies of the RNA degradosome-organizing domain of the Escherichia coli ribonuclease RNase E. J Mol Biol. 2004 Jul 23;340(5):965-79. PMID:15236960

Meehan S, Berry Y, Luisi B, Dobson CM, Carver JA, MacPhee CE. Amyloid fibril formation by lens crystallin proteins and its implications for cataract formation. J Biol Chem. 2004 Jan 30;279(5):3413-9. PMID:14615485


Callaghan AJ, Grossmann JG, Redko YU, Ilag LL, Moncrieffe MC, Symmons MF, Robinson CV, McDowall KJ, Luisi BF. Quaternary structure and catalytic activity of the Escherichia coli ribonuclease E amino-terminal catalytic domain. Biochemistry. 2003 Dec 2;42(47):13848-55. PMID:14636052

Stollar EJ, Mayor U, Lovell SC, Federici L, Freund SM, Fersht AR, Luisi BF. Crystal structures of engrailed homeodomain mutants: implications for stability and dynamics. J Biol Chem. 2003 Oct 31;278(44):43699-708. PMID:12923178


Witty M, Sanz C, Shah A, Grossmann JG, Mizuguchi K, Perham RN, Luisi B. Structure of the periplasmic domain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa TolA: evidence for an evolutionary relationship with the TonB transporter protein. EMBO J. 2002 Aug 15;21(16):4207-18. PMID:12169623 | PMCID:PMC126161

Low LY, Hernández H, Robinson CV, O'Brien R, Grossmann JG, Ladbury JE, Luisi B. Metal-dependent folding and stability of nuclear hormone receptor DNA-binding domains. J Mol Biol. 2002 May 24;319(1):87-106. PMID:12051939

Symmons MF, Williams MG, Luisi BF, Jones GH, Carpousis AJ. Running rings around RNA: a superfamily of phosphate-dependent RNases. Trends Biochem Sci. 2002 Jan;27(1):11-8. Review. PMID:11796219


Kühnel K, Luisi BF. Crystal structure of the Escherichia coli RNA degradosome component enolase. J Mol Biol. 2001 Oct 26;313(3):583-92. PMID:11676541

Sharff A, Fanutti C, Shi J, Calladine C, Luisi B. The role of the TolC family in protein transport and multidrug efflux. From stereochemical certainty to mechanistic hypothesis. Eur J Biochem. 2001 Oct;268(19):5011-26. Review. PMID:11589692

Lee L, Stollar E, Chang J, Grossmann JG, O'Brien R, Ladbury J, Carpenter B, Roberts S, Luisi B. Expression of the Oct-1 transcription factor and characterization of its interactions with the Bob1 coactivator. Biochemistry. 2001 Jun 5;40(22):6580-8. Erratum in: Biochemistry 2001 Jul 27;40(28):8430. PMID:11380252

Calladine CR, Sharff A, Luisi B. How to untwist an alpha-helix: structural principles of an alpha-helical barrel. J Mol Biol. 2001 Jan 19;305(3):603-18. PMID:11152616


Phillips K, Luisi B. The virtuoso of versatility: POU proteins that flex to fit. J Mol Biol. 2000 Oct 6;302(5):1023-39. Review. PMID:11183772

Symmons MF, Jones GH, Luisi BF. A duplicated fold is the structural basis for polynucleotide phosphorylase catalytic activity, processivity, and regulation. Structure. 2000 Nov 15;8(11):1215-26. PMID:11080643

Koronakis V, Sharff A, Koronakis E, Luisi B, Hughes C. Crystal structure of the bacterial membrane protein TolC central to multidrug efflux and protein export. Nature. 2000 Jun 22;405(6789):914-9. PMID:10879525

Sharff AJ, Koronakis E, Luisi B, Koronakis V. Oxidation of selenomethionine: some MADness in the method! Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2000 Jun;56(Pt 6):785-8. PMID:10818365


Chang JF, Phillips K, Lundbäck T, Gstaiger M, Ladbury JE, Luisi B. Oct-1 POU and octamer DNA co-operate to recognise the Bob-1 transcription co-activator via induced folding. J Mol Biol. 1999 May 21;288(5):941-52. PMID:10329190


Luisi B, Orozco M, Sponer J, Luque FJ, Shakked Z. On the potential role of the amino nitrogen atom as a hydrogen bond acceptor in macromolecules. J Mol Biol. 1998 Jun 26;279(5):1123-36. PMID:9642089


Phillips K, Dauter Z, Murchie AI, Lilley DM, Luisi B. The crystal structure of a parallel-stranded guanine tetraplex at 0.95 A resolution. J Mol Biol. 1997 Oct 17;273(1):171-82. PMID:9367755


Shih DT, Luisi BF, Miyazaki G, Perutz MF, Nagai K. A mutagenic study of the allosteric linkage of His(HC3)146 beta in haemoglobin. J Mol Biol. 1993 Apr 20;230(4):1291-6. PMID:8487305


Luisi B, Shibayama N. Structure of haemoglobin in the deoxy quaternary state with ligand bound at the alpha haems. J Mol Biol. 1989 Apr 20;206(4):723-36. PMID:2738915


Nagai K, Thøgersen HC, Luisi BF. Refolding and crystallographic studies of eukaryotic proteins produced in Escherichia coli. Biochem Soc Trans. 1988 Apr;16(2):108-10. No abstract available. PMID:2836240


Nelson HC, Finch JT, Luisi BF, Klug A. The structure of an oligo(dA).oligo(dT) tract and its biological implications. Nature. 1987 Nov 19-25;330(6145):221-6. PMID:3670410

Nagai K, Luisi B, Shih D, Miyazaki G, Imai K, Poyart C, De Young A, Kwiatkowsky L, Noble RW, Lin SH, et al. Distal residues in the oxygen binding site of haemoglobin studied by protein engineering. Nature. 1987 Oct 29-Nov 4;329(6142):858-60. PMID:3313055

Perutz MF, Fermi G, Luisi B, Shaanan B, Liddington RC. Stereochemistry of cooperative mechanisms in hemoglobin. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1987;52:555-65. No abstract available. PMID:3454276

Luisi BF, Nagai K, Perutz MF. X-ray crystallographic and functional studies of human haemoglobin mutants produced in Escherichia coli. Acta Haematol. 1987;78(2-3):85-9. PMID:3120480