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Quax Group Publications

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Schwarzer, S., Hackl, T., Oksanen, H. M., & Quax, T. E. F. (2023). Archaeal host cell recognition and viral binding of HFTV1 to its Haloferax host. Mbio, 14(1), [e0183322].


Patro, M., van Wolferen, M., Ye, X., Albers, S-V., & Quax, T. E. F. (2022). Methods to Analyze Motility in Eury- and Crenarchaea. In S. Ferreira-Cerca (Ed.), Archaea: Methods and Protocols (pp. 373-385). (Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.); Vol. 2522). Springer.
Altegoer, F., Quax, T. E. F., Weiland, P., Nußbaum, P., Giammarinaro, P. I., Patro, M., Li, Z., Oesterhelt, D., Grininger, M., Albers, S-V., & Bange, G. (2022). Structural insights into the mechanism of archaellar rotational switching. Nature Communications, 13(1), [2857].
Sourrouille, Z. A., Schwarzer, S., Lequime, S., Oksanen, H. M., & Quax, T. E. F. (2022). The viral susceptibility of the Haloferax species. Viruses, 14(6), [1344].


Tittes, C., Schwarzer, S., Pfeiffer, F., Dyall-Smith, M., Rodriguez-Franco, M., Oksanen, H. M., & Quax, T. E. F. (2021). Cellular and Genomic Properties of Haloferax gibbonsii LR2-5, the Host of Euryarchaeal Virus HFTV1. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, [625599].
Schwarzer, S., Rodriguez-Franco, M., Oksanen, H. M., & Quax, T. E. F. (2021). Growth Phase Dependent Cell Shape of Haloarcula. Microorganisms, 9(2), [231].
Knüppel, R., Trahan, C., Kern, M., Wagner, A., Grünberger, F., Hausner, W., Quax, T. E. F., Albers, S. V., Oeffinger, M., & Ferreira-Cerca, S. (2021). Insights into synthesis and function of KsgA/Dim1-dependent rRNA modifications in archaea. Nucleic Acids Research, 49(3), 1662-1687. [gkaa1268].
Lewis, A. M., Recalde, A., Bräsen, C., Counts, J. A., Nussbaum, P., Bost, J., Schocke, L., Shen, L., Willard, D. J., Quax, T. E. F., Peeters, E., Siebers, B., Albers, S-V., & Kelly, R. M. (2021). The biology of thermoacidophilic archaea from the order Sulfolobales. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 45(4), [fuaa063].
Tittes, C., Schwarzer, S., & Quax, T. E. F. (2021). Viral Hijack of Filamentous Surface Structures in Archaea and Bacteria. Viruses, 13(2), [164].
Quax, T. E. F., De Paepe, M., & Holmfeldt, K. (2021). Viruses of Microbes 2020: The Latest Conquest on Viruses of Microbes. Viruses, 13(5), [v13050802].


Nußbaum, P., Ithurbide, S., Walsh, J. C., Patro, M., Delpech, F., Rodriguez-Franco, M., Curmi, P. M. G., Duggin, I. G., Quax, T. E. F., & Albers, S. V. (2020). An Oscillating MinD Protein Determines the Cellular Positioning of the Motility Machinery in Archaea. Current Biology, 30(24), 4956-4972.
Li, Z., Rodriguez-Franco, M., Albers, S., & Quax, T. E. F. (2020). ArlCDE form the archaeal switch complex. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Pyatibratov, M. G., Syutkin, A. S., Quax, T. E. F., Melnik, T. N., Papke, R. T., Gogarten, J. P., Kireev, I. I., Surin, A. K., Beznosov, S. N., Galeva, A. V., & Fedorov, O. V. (2020). Interaction of two strongly divergent archaellins stabilizes the structure of the Halorubrum archaellum. MicrobiologyOpen, 9(7), [e1047].
Kinosita, Y., Mikami, N., Li, Z., Braun, F., Quax, T. E. F., van der Does, C., Ishmukhametov, R., Albers, S. V., & Berry, R. M. (2020). Motile ghosts of the halophilic archaeon, Haloferax volcanii. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(43), 26766-26772.
Li, Z., Rodriguez-Franco, M., Albers, S. V., & Quax, T. E. F. (2020). The switch complex ArlCDE connects the chemotaxis system and the archaellum. Molecular Microbiology, 114(3), 468-479. [14527 ].


Gambelli, L., Meyer, B. H., McLaren, M., Sanders, K., Quax, T. E. F., Gold, V. A. M., Albers, S. V., & Daum, B. (2019). Architecture and modular assembly of Sulfolobus S-layers revealed by electron cryotomography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(50), 25278-25286.
Braun, F., Thomalla, L., van der Does, C., Quax, T. E. F., Allers, T., Kaever, V., & Albers, S. V. (2019). Cyclic nucleotides in archaea: Cyclic di-AMP in the archaeon Haloferax volcanii and its putative role. MicrobiologyOpen, 8(9), [e00829].
Li, Z., Kinosita, Y., Rodriguez-Franco, M., Nußbaum, P., Braun, F., Delpech, F., Quax, T. E. F., & Albers, S. V. (2019). Positioning of the motility machinery in halophilic archaea. Mbio, 10(3), [e00377-19].
Syutkin, A. S., van Wolferen, M., Surin, A. K., Albers, S. V., Pyatibratov, M. G., Fedorov, O. V., & Quax, T. E. F. (2019). Salt-dependent regulation of archaellins in Haloarcula marismortui. MicrobiologyOpen, 8(5), [e00718].


Quax, T. E. F., Altegoer, F., Rossi, F., Li, Z., Rodriguez-Franco, M., Kraus, F., Bange, G., & Albers, S. V. (2018). Structure and function of the archaeal response regulator CheY. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(6), 1259-1268.
Quax, T. E. F., Albers, S. V., & Pfeiffer, F. (2018). Taxis in archaea. Emerging topics in life sciences, 2(4), 535-546.


Albers, S-V., & Quax, T. E. F. (2017). Archaeal Surface Structures and Their Role in Communication with the Extracellular Environment. In G. Witzany (Ed.), Biocommunication of Archaea (pp. 67-84). Springer.
Peeters, E., Boon, M., Rollie, C., Willaert, R. G., Voet, M., White, M. F., Prangishvilli, D., Lavigne, R., & Quax, T. (2017). DNA-Interacting Characteristics of the Archaeal Rudiviral Protein SIRV2_Gp1. Viruses, 9(7), [190].
Claassens, N. J., Siliakus, M. F., Spaans, S. K., Creutzburg, S. C. A., Nijsse, B., Schaap, P. J., Quax, T., & van der Oost, J. (2017). Improving heterologous membrane protein production in Escherichia coli by combining transcriptional tuning and codon usage algorithms. PLoS ONE, 12(9), [e0184355].
Quax, T. E. F., & Daum, B. (2017). Structure and assembly mechanism of virus-associated pyramids. Biophysical reviews, 10, 551-557.
Chaudhury, P., Quax, T., & Albers, S. (2017). Versatile cell surface structures of archaea. Molecular Microbiology, 107(3), 298-311. [mmi.13889].
Debarbieux, L., Fischer, M., & Quax, T. (2017). Viruses of Microbes. Viruses, 9, [263].


Quemin, E. R. J., & Quax, T. (2015). Archaeal viruses at the cell envelope: Entry and egress. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6, [552].
Quax, T., Claassens, N. J., Soell, D., & van der Oost, J. (2015). Codon Bias as a Means to Fine-Tune Gene Expression. Molecular Cell, 59, 149-161. [j.molcel.2015.05.035].


Daum, B., Quax, T., Sachse, M., Mills, D. J., Yildiz, O., Haeder, S., Saveanu, C., Forterre, P., Albers, S., Kuehlbrandt, W., & Prangishvili, D. (2014). Self-assembly of the general membrane-remodeling protein PVAP into sevenfold virus-associated pyramids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(10), 3829-3834. [1319245111].
Pina, M., Basta, T., Quax, T., Joubert, A., Baconnais, S., Cortez, D., Lambert, S., Le Cam, E., Bell, S. D., Forterre, P., & Prangishvili, D. (2014). Unique genome replication mechanism of the archaeal virus AFV1. Molecular Microbiology, 92(6), 1313-1325.


Quax, T., Wolf, Y. I., Koehorst, J. J., Wurtzel, O., van der Oost, R., Ran, W., Blombach, F., Makarova, K. S., Brouns, S. J. J., Forster, A. C., Wagner, E. G. H., Sorek, R., Koonin, E. V., & Oost, J. V. D. (2013). Differential Translation Tunes Uneven Production of Operon-Encoded Proteins. Cell reports, 4(5), 938-944.
Quemin, E. R. J., Lucas, S., Daum, B., Quax, T., Kuehlbrandt, W., Forterre, P., Albers, S., Prangishvilli, D., & Krupovic, M. (2013). First Insights into the Entry Process of Hyperthermophilic Archaeal Viruses. Journal of Virology, 87(24), 13379-13385.
Snyder, J. C., Brumfield, S. K., Kerchner, K. M., Quax, T., Prangishvili, D., & Young, M. J. (2013). Insights into a Viral Lytic Pathway from an Archaeal Virus-Host System. Journal of Virology, 87(4), 2186-2192.
Quax, T., Voet, M., Sismeiro, O., Dillies, M-A., Jagla, B., Coppee, J-Y., Sezonov, G., Forterre, P., van der Oost, J., Lavigne, R., & Prangishvili, D. (2013). Massive Activation of Archaeal Defense Genes during Viral Infection. Journal of Virology, 87(15), 8419-8428.


Quax, T. E. F., Soizick, L., Forterre, P., & Prangishvili, D. (2012). Homomultimeric structure by assembly of sirv2 p98 proteins or p98 variants, conjugate and uses thereof. (Patent No. WO2012098243).


Prangishvili, D., & Quax, T. (2011). Exceptional virion release mechanism: One more surprise from archaeal viruses. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 14(3), 315-320.
Quax, T., Lucas, S., Reimann, J., Pehau-Arnaudet, G., Prevost, M-C., Forterre, P., Albers, S., & Prangishvili, D. (2011). Simple and elegant design of a virion egress structure in Archaea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(8), 3354-3359.


Quax, T., Krupovic, M., Lucas, S., Forterre, P., & Prangishvili, D. (2010). The Sulfolobus rod-shaped virus 2 encodes a prominent structural component of the unique virion release system in Archaea. Virology, 404(1), 1-4.


Bize, A., Karlsson, E. A., Ekefjaerd, K., Quax, T., Pina, M., Prevost, M-C., Forterre, P., Tenaillon, O., Bernader, R., & Prangishvili, D. (2009). A unique virus release mechanism in the Archaea. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(27), 11306-11311. [0901238106].
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