Alexander Bauer Westbye

  • Research scientist; PhD
 

Publications 2021

Farrera-Calderon RG, Pallegar P, Westbye AB, Wiesmann C, Lang AS, Beatty JT (2021)
The CckA-ChpT-CtrA Phosphorelay Controlling Rhodobacter capsulatus Gene Transfer Agent Production Is Bidirectional and Regulated by Cyclic di-GMP
J Bacteriol, 203 (5)
DOI 10.1128/JB.00525-20, PubMed 33288624

Publications 2020

Villanueva L, von Meijenfeldt FAB, Westbye AB, Yadav S, Hopmans EC, Dutilh BE, Damsté JSS (2020)
Bridging the membrane lipid divide: bacteria of the FCB group superphylum have the potential to synthesize archaeal ether lipids
ISME J, 15 (1), 168-182
DOI 10.1038/s41396-020-00772-2, PubMed 32929208

Publications 2018

Westbye AB, Kater L, Wiesmann C, Ding H, Yip CK, Beatty JT (2018)
The Protease ClpXP and the PAS Domain Protein DivL Regulate CtrA and Gene Transfer Agent Production in Rhodobacter capsulatus
Appl Environ Microbiol, 84 (11)
DOI 10.1128/AEM.00275-18, PubMed 29625982

Publications 2017

Lang AS, Westbye AB, Beatty JT (2017)
The Distribution, Evolution, and Roles of Gene Transfer Agents in Prokaryotic Genetic Exchange
Annu Rev Virol, 4 (1), 87-104
DOI 10.1146/annurev-virology-101416-041624, PubMed 28784044

Westbye AB, Beatty JT, Lang AS (2017)
Guaranteeing a captive audience: coordinated regulation of gene transfer agent (GTA) production and recipient capability by cellular regulators
Curr Opin Microbiol, 38, 122-129
DOI 10.1016/j.mib.2017.05.003, PubMed 28599143

Westbye AB, O'Neill Z, Schellenberg-Beaver T, Beatty JT (2017)
The Rhodobacter capsulatus gene transfer agent is induced by nutrient depletion and the RNAP omega subunit
Microbiology (Reading), 163 (9), 1355-1363
DOI 10.1099/mic.0.000519, PubMed 28869409

Publications 2016

Kuchinski KS, Brimacombe CA, Westbye AB, Ding H, Beatty JT (2016)
The SOS Response Master Regulator LexA Regulates the Gene Transfer Agent of Rhodobacter capsulatus and Represses Transcription of the Signal Transduction Protein CckA
J Bacteriol, 198 (7), 1137-48
DOI 10.1128/JB.00839-15, PubMed 26833411

Publications 2015

Westbye AB, Kuchinski K, Yip CK, Beatty JT (2015)
The Gene Transfer Agent RcGTA Contains Head Spikes Needed for Binding to the Rhodobacter capsulatus Polysaccharide Cell Capsule
J Mol Biol, 428 (2 Pt B), 477-91
DOI 10.1016/j.jmb.2015.12.010, PubMed 26711507

Publications 2014

Peña-Castillo L, Mercer RG, Gurinovich A, Callister SJ, Wright AT, Westbye AB, Beatty JT, Lang AS (2014)
Gene co-expression network analysis in Rhodobacter capsulatus and application to comparative expression analysis of Rhodobacter sphaeroides
BMC Genomics, 15, 730
DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-15-730, PubMed 25164283

Publications 2013

Westbye AB, Leung MM, Florizone SM, Taylor TA, Johnson JA, Fogg PC, Beatty JT (2013)
Phosphate concentration and the putative sensor kinase protein CckA modulate cell lysis and release of the Rhodobacter capsulatus gene transfer agent
J Bacteriol, 195 (22), 5025-40
DOI 10.1128/JB.00669-13, PubMed 23995641

Publications 2012

Fogg PC, Westbye AB, Beatty JT (2012)
One for all or all for one: heterogeneous expression and host cell lysis are key to gene transfer agent activity in Rhodobacter capsulatus
PLoS One, 7 (8), e43772
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0043772, PubMed 22916305

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