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Quax Group Publications

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Kuiper, B. P., Schöntag, A. M. C., Oksanen, H. M., Daum, B., & Quax, T. E. F. (2024). Archaeal virus entry and egress. microLife, 5, Article uqad048.
Tittes, C., Nijland, J., Schoentag, A. M. C., Hackl, T., Di Cianni, N., Marchfelder, A., & Quax, T. E. F. (2024). Development of a genetic system for Haloferax gibbonsii LR2-5, model host for haloarchaeal viruses. Applied and environmental microbiology, 90(4), Article e0012924.
Sensevdi, E. R., Sourrouille, Z. A., & Quax, T. E. (2024). Host range and cell recognition of archaeal viruses. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 77, Article 102423.


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), Article 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), Article 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), Article 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, Article 625599.
Schwarzer, S., Rodriguez-Franco, M., Oksanen, H. M., & Quax, T. E. F. (2021). Growth Phase Dependent Cell Shape of Haloarcula. Microorganisms, 9(2), Article 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. Article 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), Article fuaa063.
Tittes, C., Schwarzer, S., & Quax, T. E. F. (2021). Viral Hijack of Filamentous Surface Structures in Archaea and Bacteria. Viruses, 13(2), Article 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), Article 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), Article 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. Article 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), Article 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), Article 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), Article 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.


Quax, T. E. F., & Daum, B. (2018). Structure and assembly mechanism of virus-associated pyramids. Biophysical reviews, 10(2), 551-557.
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), Article 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), Article e0184355.
Chaudhury, P., Quax, T., & Albers, S. (2017). Versatile cell surface structures of archaea. Molecular Microbiology, 107(3), 298-311. Article mmi.13889.
Debarbieux, L., Fischer, M., & Quax, T. (2017). Viruses of Microbes. Viruses, 9, Article 263.


Quemin, E. R. J., & Quax, T. (2015). Archaeal viruses at the cell envelope: Entry and egress. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6, Article 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. Article 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. Article 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. Article 0901238106.
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