Selected Publications

Characterization of the Kingella kingae polysaccharide capsule and exopolysaccharide.
Starr, KF, Porsch EA, Heiss C, Black I, Azadi I, St. Geme JW 3rd.
PLoS One. 2013 8(9): e75409. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075409

Calcium binding properties of the Kingella kingae PilC1 and PilC2 proteins have differential effects on type IV pilus-mediated adherence and twitching motility.
Porsch EA, Johnson MD, Broadnax AD, Garrett CK, Redinbo MR, St. Geme JW 3rd.
J Bacteriol. 2013;195:886-95. doi: 10.1128/JB.02186-12. Epub 2012 Dec 14.

Modulation of Kingella kingae adherence to human epithelial cells by type IV pili, capsule, and a novel trimeric autotransporter. <
Porsch EA, Kehl-Fie TE, St. Geme JW 3rd.
mBio, 2012;3(5):00372.

Inactivation of Haemophilus influenzae lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis genes interferes with outer membrane localization of the hap autotransporter.
Spahich NA, Hood DW, Moxon ER, St Geme JW 3rd.
J Bacteriol. 2012;194:1815-22. doi: 10.1128/JB.06316-11. Epub 2012 Jan 27.

Structural insights into the glycosyltransferase activity of the Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae HMW1C-like protein.
Kawai F, Grass S, Kim Y, Choi KJ, St Geme JW 3rd, Yeo HJ.
J Biol Chem. 2011;286:38546-57. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.237602. Epub 2011 Sep 9.

Crystal structure of the Haemophilus influenzae Hap adhesin reveals an intercellular oligomerization mechanism for bacterial aggregation.
Meng G, Spahich N, Kenjale R, Waksman G, St Geme JW 3rd.
EMBO J. 2011;30:3864-74. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2011.279.

Kingella kingae: an emerging pathogen in young children.
Yagupsky P, Porsch E, St Geme JW 3rd.
Pediatrics. 2011;127:557-65. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-1867. Epub 2011 Feb 14. Review.

Structural determinants of autoproteolysis of the Haemophilus influenzae Hap autotransporter.
Kenjale R, Meng G, Fink DL, Juehne T, Ohashi T, Erickson HP, Waksman G, St Geme JW 3rd.
Infect Immun. 2009;77:4704-13. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00598-09. Epub 2009 Aug 17.

A prototype two-partner secretion pathway: the Haemophilus influenzae HMW1 and HMW2 adhesin systems.
St Geme JW 3rd, Yeo HJ.
Trends Microbiol. 2009;17:355-60. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2009.06.002. Epub 2009 Aug 5. Review.

Expression of Kingella kingae type IV pili is regulated by sigma54, PilS, and PilR.<
Kehl-Fie TE, Porsch EA, Miller SE, St Geme JW 3rd.
J Bacteriol. 2009;191:4976-86. doi: 10.1128/JB.00123-09. Epub 2009 May 22.

Repetitive architecture of the Haemophilus influenzae Hia trimeric autotransporter.
Meng G, St Geme JW 3rd, Waksman G.
J Mol Biol. 2008;384:824-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2008.09.085. Epub 2008 Oct 11.

Kingella kingae expresses type IV pili that mediate adherence to respiratory epithelial and synovial cells.
Kehl-Fie TE, Miller SE, St Geme JW 3rd.
J Bacteriol. 2008;190:7157-63. doi: 10.1128/JB.00884-08. Epub 2008 Aug 29.