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Department of Molecular Biology

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Publications (since 2009)


Hirsch index, h = 36; total citations ~6,000 (Google Scholar)

Chen LH, Köseoğlu VK, Güvener ZT, Myers-Morales T, Reed JM, D’Orazio SEF, Miller KW, Gomelsky M. 2014. Cyclic di-GMP-dependent signaling pathways in the pathogenic firmicute Listeria monocytogenes. PLoS Pathog 10:e1004301.
Ryu MH, Kang IH, Nelson MD, Jensen TM, Lyuksyutova AI, Siltberg-Liberles J, Raizen DM, Gomelsky M. 2014. Engineering adenylate cyclases regulated by near-infrared window light. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111:10167-72.
Fang X, Ahmad I, Blanka A, Schottkowski M, Cimdins A, Galperin MY, Römling U, Gomelsky M. 2014. GIL, a new c-di-GMP binding protein domain involved in cellulose synthesis regulation in enterobacteria. Mol Microbiol 93:439–452.
Ye M, Zhang J, Fang X, Lawlis GB, Troxell B, Zhou Y, Lou Y, Gomelsky M, Lou Y, Yang XF. 2014. DhhP, a c-di-AMP phosphodiesterase of Borrelia burgdorferi, is essential for cell growth and virulence. Infect Immun 82:1840-9.
Ryu MH, Hull NC, Gomelsky M. 2014. Metabolic engineering of Rhodobacter sphaeroides for improved hydrogen production. Intl J Hydrogen Energy 39:6384-6390.
Ryu MH, Gomelsky M. 2014. Synthetic second messenger module controlled by near-infrared window light. ACS Synth Biol Jan 28. doi: 10.1021/sb400182x. [Epub ahead of print].
Farmer RM, Laguna R, Panescu J, McCoy A, Logsdon B, Zianni M, Moskvin OV, Gomelsky M, Tabita FR. 2014. Altered residues in key proteins influence the expression and activity of the nitrogenase complex in an adaptive CO2 fixation deficient mutant strain of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Microbiol 160:198-208.
Gomelsky M, Galperin MY. 2013. Bacterial second messengers, cGMP and c-di-GMP, in a quest for regulatory dominance. (Have you seen?). EMBO J 32: 2421-3.
Gomelsky M. 2013. A zinc lock on GGDEF domain dimerization inhibits E. coli biofilms. (Perspective) Structure 21:1067-8.
Hu J, Wang B, Fang X, Means WJ, McCormick RJ, Du M, Gomelsky M, Zhu MJ. 2013. Role of c-di-GMP signaling regulates E. coli O157:H7 adhesion to colonic epithelium. Vet Microbiol S0378-1135:00137-5.
Russell MH, Bible AN, Fang X, Gooding J, Campagna S, Gomelsky M, Alexandre G. 2013. Integration of the second messenger c-di-GMP into the chemotactic signaling pathway promotes sensory adaptation. mBio 4:e00001-13.
Gomelsky M, Zeilstra-Ryalls JH. 2013. The living genome of a purple nonsulfur photosynthetic bacterium: Overview of the Rhodobacter sphaeroides transcriptome landscapes. Adv Botanical Res (Special issue: Genome evolution of photosynthetic bacteria. J.T. Beatty, ed.) 66:179-203.
Römling U, Galperin MY, Gomelsky M. 2013. Cyclic di-GMP: The first 25 years of a universal bacterial second messenger. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 77:1-52.
Branchu P, Hindré T, Fang X, Thomas R, Gomelsky M, Claret L, Hareld J, Gobert AP, Martin C. 2013. The c-di-GMP phosphodiesterase VmpA absent in Escherichia coli K12 strains affects motility and biofilm formation in the enterohemorrhagic O157:H7 serotype. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 152:132-140.
Hull TD, Ryu MH, Sullivan MJ, Klena NT, Johnson RC, Geiger RM, Gomelsky M, Bennett JA. 2012. C-di-GMP phosphodiesterases RmdA and RmdB are involved in regulating colony morphology and development in Streptomyces coelicolor. J Bacteriol 194:4642-4651.
Gomelsky, M. 2012. C-di-GMP-mediated decisions in the surface-grown Vibrio parahaemolyticus: A different kind of motile-to-sessile transition. (Commentary) J Bacteriol 194:911-913.
Hobley, L., R.K.Y. Fung, M.A.T.S. Harris, J.M. Dabhi, S.S. King, C. Lambert, K. Uchida, S. Basford, R. Ahmad, S.I. Aizawa, M. Gomelsky, and R.E. Sockett. 2012. Discrete cyclic di-GMP-dependent control of bacterial predation versus axenic growth in Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. PLoS Pathogens 8:e1002493.
Monteiro, C., X. Fang, I. Ahmad, M. Gomelsky, and U. Römling. 2011. Regulation of biofilm components in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium by lytic transglycosylases involved in cell wall turnover. J Bacteriol 193:6443-6451.
Tsuzuki, M., O.V. Moskvin, M. Kuribayashi, K. Sato, S. Retamal, M. Abo, J. Zeilstra-Ryalls, and M. Gomelsky. 2011. Salt-stress induced changes in the transcriptome, compatible solutes and membrane lipids in the facultatively phototrophic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Appl Environ Microbiol 77:7551-7559.
Gomelsky, M. and W.H. Hoff. 2011. Light helps bacteria make important lifestyle decisions. Trends Microbiol 19:441-448.
He, M., Z. Ouyang, B. Troxell, H. Xu, A. Moh, J. Piesman, M.V. Norgard, M. Gomelsky, and X.F. Yang. 2011. Cyclic di-GMP is essential for the survival of the Lyme disease spirochete in ticks. PLoS Pathogens 7:e1002133.
Smith, A., M. Balazinska, C. Baru, M. Gomelsky, M. McLennan, L. Rose, B. Smith, E. Stewart, and E. Kolker. 2011. Biology and data-intensive science in the beginning of the 21st century. OMICS 15:209-212.
Gomelsky, M. 2011. cAMP, c-di-GMP, c-di-AMP and now cGMP: Bacteria use them all! MicroCommentary. Mol Microbiol 79:562-565.
Bobrov, A.G., O. Kirillina, D.A. Ryjenkov, C.M. Waters, P.A. Price, J.D. Fetherson, D. Mack, W.E. Goldman, M. Gomelsky and R.D. Perry. 2011. Systematic analysis of cyclic di-GMP signaling enzymes and their role in biofilm formation and virulence in Yersinia pestis. Mol Microbiol 79:533-551. (Faculty of 1000 Medicine: "Recommended")
Moskvin, O.V., D. Bolotin, A. Wang, P.S. Ivanov and M. Gomelsky. 2011. Rhodobase, a meta-analytical tool for reconstructing gene regulatory networks in a model photosynthetic bacterium. BioSystems 103:125-131.
Ryu, M.H., O.V. Moskvin, J. Siltberg-Liberles and M. Gomelsky. 2010. Natural and engineered photoactivated nucleotidyl cyclases for optogenetic applications. J Biol Chem 285: 41501-41508. (Faculty of 1000 Biology: "Recommended")
Golomysova, A.N., M. Gomelsky and P.S. Ivanov. 2010. Flux balance analysis of the photoheterotrophic growth of Rhodobacter sphaeroides relevant to biohydrogen production. Intl J Hydrogen Energy 35:12751-12760.
Moskvin, O.V., M.A. Gilles-Gonzalez and M. Gomelsky. 2010. The PpaA/AerR regulators of photosynthesis gene expression from anoxygenic phototrophic proteobacteria contain heme-binding SCHIC domains. J Bacteriol 192:5253-5256.
Fang, X. and M. Gomelsky. 2010. A post-translational, c-di-GMP-dependent mechanism regulating bacterial flagellar motility. Mol Microbiol 76:1295-1305. (Faculty of 1000 Biology: "Recommended")
Golomysova, A.N., M. Gomelsky and P.S. Ivanov. 2010. Mathematical modeling of bacterial metabolism. Moscow University Physics Bulletin 65:230-233.
Gomelsky, M. 2009. The core pathway: diguanylate cyclases, phosphodiesterases, and c-di-GMP-binding proteins. Chapter 4, pp. 37-56. In The second messenger cyclic di-GMP. (A. Wolfe and K. Visick, eds.) ASM Press, Washington, DC.
Gomelsky, M. 2009. C-di-GMP-binding CRP-like protein: a spectacular new role for a veteran signal transduction actor. Commentary. J Bacteriol 191:6785-6787.
Barends, T.R.M., E. Hartmann, J. Griese, T. Beitlich, N.V. Kirienko, D.A. Ryjenkov, J. Reinstein, R.L. Shoeman, M. Gomelsky# and I. Schlichting#. 2009. Structure and mechanism of a bacterial light-regulated cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase. Nature 459:1015-1018 (#, corresponding authors). (Faculty of 1000 Biology: "Must read")

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