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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mikrobiologie

20 key publications


Serra, D.O., F. Mika, A.M. Richter, and R. Hengge (2016) The green tea polyphenol EGCG inhibits E. coli biofilm formation by impairing amyloid curli fibre assembly and downregulating the biofilm regulator CsgD via the σE-dependent sRNA RybB. Mol. Microbiol., 101, 136–151.


Povolotsky, T. and R. Hengge (2015) Genome-Based Comparison of Cyclic Di-GMP Signaling in Pathogenic and Commensal Escherichia coli Strains. J. Bacteriol. 198,111-26.


Richter, A.M., T.L. Povolotsky, L.H. Wieler, and R. Hengge (2014) C-di-GMP signaling and biofilm-related properties of the Shiga toxin-producing 2011 German outbreak Escherichia coli O104:H4. EMBO Mol. Med. 6, 1622-1637.


Lindenberg, S., G. Klauck, C. Pesavento, E. Klauck, and R. Hengge (2013) The EAL protein YciR is a trigger enzyme in a c-di-GMP signaling cascade in E. coli biofilm control. EMBO J. 32, 2001-2014.


Serra, D.O., A.M. Richter, and R. Hengge (2013) Cellulose as an architectural element in spatially structured Escherichia coli biofilms. J. Bacteriol. 195, 5540-5554.


Mika, F., S. Busse, A. Possling, J. Berkholz, N. Tschowri, N. Sommerfeldt, M. Pruteanu, and R. Hengge (2012) Targeting of csgD by the small regulatory RNA RprA links stationary phase, cell envelope stress and biofilm formation in Escherichia coli. Mol. Microbiol. 84, 51-65.


Pesavento, C., and R. Hengge (2012) The global repressor FliZ antagonizes gene expression by σs–containing RNA polymerase due to overlapping DNA binding specificity. Nucl. Acids Res. 40, 4783-4793.


Hengge, R. (2009) Principles of cyclic-di-GMP signaling. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 7, 263-273.


Tschowri, N., S. Busse, and R. Hengge (2009) The BLUF-EAL protein YcgF acts as a direct anti-repressor in a blue light stress response of E.coli. Genes Dev. 23, 522-534.


Pesavento, C., G. Becker, N. Sommerfeldt, A. Possling, N. Tschowri, A. Mehlis, and R. Hengge (2008) Inverse regulatory coordination of motility and curli-mediated adhesion of E. coli. Genes Dev. 22, 2434-2446.


Typas, A., G. Becker, and R. Hengge (2007) The molecular basis of selective promoter activation by the σs subunit of RNA polymerase. Mol. Microbiol. 63, 1296-1306.


Typas, A., C. Barembruch, A. Possling, and R. Hengge (2007) Stationary phase reorganisation of the E. coli transcription machinery by Crl protein, a fine-tuner of σs activity and levels. EMBO J. 26, 1569-1578.



Mika, F., and R. Hengge (2005) A two-component phosphotransfer network involving ArcB, ArcA and RssB coordinates synthesis and proteolysis of σs in Escherichia coli. Genes Dev. 19, 2770-2781.


Weber, H., T. Polen, J. Heuveling, V. Wendisch, and R. Hengge (2005) Genome-wide analysis of the general stress response network in Escherichia coli: σs-dependent genes, promoters and sigma factor selectivity. J. Bacteriol. 187, 1591-1603.


Stüdemann, A., M. Noirclerc-Savoye, E. Klauck, G. Becker, D. Schneider, and R. Hengge (2003) Sequential recognition of two distinct elements in σs (RpoS) by the proteolytic targeting factor RssB and the ClpX chaperone. EMBO J. 22, 4111-4120.


Pruteanu, M., and R. Hengge-Aronis (2002) The cellular level of the recognition factor RssB is rate-limiting for σs proteolysis: Implications for RssB regulation and signal transduction in σs turnover in Escherichia coli. Mol. Microbiol. 45, 1701-1714.


Becker, G., E. Klauck, and R. Hengge-Aronis (1999) Regulation of RpoS (σs) proteolysis in Escherichia coli: The response regulator RssB is a recognition factor that interacts with the turnover element in RpoS. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96, 6439-6444.


Muffler, A., D. Fischer, and R. Hengge-Aronis (1996) The RNA-binding protein HF-I, known as a host factor for phage Qb RNA replication, is essential for the translational regulation of rpoS in Escherichia coli. Genes Dev. 10, 1143-1151.


Muffler, A., D. Fischer, S. Altuvia, G. Storz, and R. Hengge-Aronis (1996) The response regulator RssB controls stability of the σs subunit of RNA-polymerase in Escherichia coli. EMBO J. 15, 1333-1339.


Lange, R. and R. Hengge-Aronis (1994) The cellular concentration of the σs subunit of RNA-polymerase in Escherichia coli is controlled at the levels of transcription, translation and protein stability. Genes Dev. 8, 1600-1612.


Lange, R. and R. Hengge-Aronis (1991) Identification of a central regulator of stationary phase gene expression in Escherichia coli. Mol. Microbiol. 5, 49-59.