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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology


Peer-reviewed articles on predatory bacteria

(* joint first authorship, #corresponding author)

Tyson, J., Radford, P., Lambert, C., Till, R., Huwiler, S. G., Lovering, A. L.  & Sockett, R. E.  Prey killing without invasion by  Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus defective for a MIDAS-family adhesin. Nat Commun 15(1): 3078, doi: 10.1038/s41467-024-47412-3 (2024).

Lai, T. F., Ford, R. M. & Huwiler, S. G.#  Advances in cellular and molecular predatory biology of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus six decades after discovery. Front Microbiol 14 : 1168709, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1168709 (2023).

Cavallaro, A., Roads, W. J., Huwiler, S. G., Stachler, E. & Hammes, F. Potential probiotic approaches to control Legionella in engineered aquatic ecosystems. FEMS Microbol 8, 98(8), doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiac07 (2022).

Harding, C. J.*, Huwiler, S. G.*, Somers, H., Lambert, C., Ray, L. J., Till, R., Taylor, G., Moynihan, P. J., Sockett, R. E. & Lovering, A. L. A lysozyme with altered substrate specificity facilitates prey cell exit by the periplasmic predator Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. Nat Commun 11(1): 4817, doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18139-8 (2020).


Peer-reviewed articles (others) of Simona Huwiler

(* joint first authorship, #corresponding author)

Seelmann, C. S., Huwiler, S. G., Culka, M., Strampraad, M. J. F., Biskup, T., Weber, S., Ullmann, G. M., Schünemann, V., Hagedoorn, P.-L., Pierik, A. J. & Boll, M. Advances Enyzmatic Birch reduction via hydrogen atom transfer at an aqua-tungsten-bis-metallopterin cofactor. ACS Catalysis 13: 8631-8641, doi: 10.1021/acscatal.3c01781 (2023).

Huwiler, S. G.*, Löffler C.*, Anselmann, S. E. L.*, Stärk, H. J., von Bergen, M., Flechsler, J., Rachel, R. & Boll, M. One-megadalton metalloenzyme complex in Geobacter metallireducens involved in benzene ring reduction beyond the biological redox window. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116(6), 2259-2264, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1819636116 (2019).

Culka, M., Huwiler, S. G., Boll, M. & Ullmann, G. M. Breaking benzene aromaticity-computational insights into the mechanism of the tungsten-containing benzoyl-CoA reductase. J Am Chem Soc 139, 14488-14500, doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b07012 (2017).

Weinert, T.*, Huwiler, S. G.*, Kung, J. W., Weidenweber, S., Hellwig, P., Stärk, H. J., Biskup, T., Weber, S., Cotelesage J. J. H., George, G. N., Ermler, U. & Boll, M. Structural basis of enzymatic benzene ring reduction. Nat Chem Biol 11, 586-591, doi: 10.1038/nchembio.1849 (2015).

Eugster, M. R., Morax, L. S., Hüls, V. J., Huwiler, S. G., Leclercq, A., Lecuit, M. & Loessner, M. J. Bacteriophage predation promotes serovar diversification in Listeria monocytogenes. Mol Microbiol 97, 33-46, doi: 10.1111/mmi.13009 (2015).

Serventi, F., Youard, Z. A., Murset, V., Huwiler, S., Bühler, D., Richter, M., Luchsinger, R., Fischer, H. M., Brogioli, R., Niederer, M. & Hennecke, H. Copper starvation-inducible protein for cytochrome oxidase biogenesis in Bradyrhizobium japonicum. J Biol Chem 287, 38812-38823, doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.406173 (2012).

Huwiler, S. G.#, Beyer, C., Fröhlich, J., Hennecke, H., Egli, T., Schürmann, D., Rehrauer, H. & Fischer, H. M. Genome-wide transcription analysis of Escherichia coli in response to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields. Bioelectromagnetics 33, 488-496, doi: 10.1002/bem.21709(2012). #Corresponding author, based on setting up & managing own MSc thesis project including funding.

Eugster, M. R., Haug, M. C., Huwiler, S. G. & Loessner, M. J. The cell wall binding domain of Listeria bacteriophage endolysin PlyP35 recognizes terminal GlcNAc residues in cell wall teichoic acid. Mol Microbiol 81, 1419-1432, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07774.x (2011).