Zhao-qing Luo Publications


Huang, L, Boyd, D, Amyot, WM, Hempstead, AD, Luo, Z Q, O'Connor, TJ, Chen, C, Machner, M, Montminy, T, Isberg, RR. 2010. The E Block motif is associated with Legionella pneumophila translocated substrates. Cell Microbiol. 10: 1462-5822.

Mei, GY, Yan, X X, Turak, A, Luo, Z Q, Zhang, LQ. 2010. AidH, an alpha/beta-hydrolase fold family member from an Ochrobactrum sp. strain, is a novel N-acylhomoserine lactonase. Appl Environ Microbiol. 76: 4933-42.

Xu, L*, Shen, X*, Bryan, A, Banga, S, Swanson, M, Luo, ZQ. 2010. Inhibition of host vacuolar H+-ATPase activity by a Legionella pneumophila effector PLoS Pathogens. *equal contribution authors. PMID: 20333253

Shen, X*, Banga, S*, Liu, Y, Xu, L, Gao, P, Shamovsky, I, Nudler, E, Luo, Z Q. 2009. Targeting eEF1A by a Legionella pneumophila effector leads to inhibition of protein synthesis and induction of host stress response. Cellular Microbiology. 11: 911-926. *equal contribution authors.

Conover, G., F. Martinez-Morales, M. Heidtman, Z.-Q. Luo, M. Tang, C. Chen, O. Geiger, R. R. Isberg. 2008. Phosphatidylcholine synthesis is required for optimal function of Legionella pneumophila virulence determinents. Cell Micro. 10: 514-528.

Liu Y., Gao P., Banga S., and Luo Z. Q. 2008. An in vivo gene deletion strategy for determining temporal requirement of bacterial virulence factors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA. 105: 9385-9390. PMID: 18599442

Liu, Y., Luo, Z. Q. 2007. The Legionella pneumophila effector SidJ is required for efficient recruitment of endoplasmic reticulum proteins to the bacterial phagosome. Infect Immun. 75: 592-603.

Banga, S., Gao, P., Shen, X., Fiscus, V., Zong, W. X., Chen, L., Luo, Z. Q. 2007. Legionella pneumophila inhibits macrophage apoptosis by targeting pro-death members of the Bcl2 protein family. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104: 5121-5126. PMID: 17360363

VanRheenen, S. M., Luo, Z. Q., O'Connor, T., Isberg, R. R. 2006. Members of a Legionella pneumophila family of proteins with ExoU (phospholipase A) active sites are translocated to target cells. Infect Immun. 74: 3597-3606.

Luo, Z. Q., Isberg, R. R. 2004. Multiple substrates of the Legionella pneumophila Dot/Icm system identified by interbacterial protein transfer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 101: 841-846.

Qin, Y., Luo, Z. Q., Farrand, S. K. 2004. Domains formed within the N-terminal region of the quorum-sensing activator TraR are required for transcriptional activation and direct interaction with RpoA from agrobacterium. J Biol Chem. 279: 40844-40851.

Luo, Z. Q., Smyth, A. J., Gao, P., Qin, Y., Farrand, S. K. 2003. Mutational analysis of TraR. Correlating function with molecular structure of a quorum-sensing transcriptional activator. J Biol Chem. 278: 13173-13182.

Luo, Z. Q., Su, S., Farrand, S. K. 2003. In situ activation of the quorum-sensing transcription factor TraR by cognate and noncognate acyl-homoserine lactone ligands: kinetics and consequences. J Bacteriol. 185: 5665-5672.

Luo, Z. Q., Clemente, T. E., Farrand, S. K. 2001. Construction of a derivative of Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58 that does not mutate to tetracycline resistance. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 14: 98-103.

Luo, Z. Q., Farrand, S. K. 2001. The Agrobacterium tumefaciens rnd homolog is required for TraR-mediated quorum-dependent activation of Ti plasmid tra gene expression. J Bacteriol. 183: 3919-3930.

Luo, Z. Q., Qin, Y., Farrand, S. K. 2000. The antiactivator TraM interferes with the autoinducer-dependent binding of TraR to DNA by interacting with the C-terminal region of the quorum-sensing activator. J Biol Chem. 275: 7713-7722.

Qin, Y., Luo, Z. Q., Smyth, A. J., Gao, P., Beck von Bodman, S., Farrand, S. K. 2000. Quorum-sensing signal binding results in dimerization of TraR and its release from membranes into the cytoplasm. Embo J. 19: 5212-5221.

Hwang, I., Smyth, A. J., Luo, Z. Q., Farrand, S. K. 1999. Modulating quorum sensing by antiactivation: TraM interacts with TraR to inhibit activation of Ti plasmid conjugal transfer genes. Mol Microbiol. 34: 282-294.

Luo, Z. Q., Farrand, S. K. 1999. Signal-dependent DNA binding and functional domains of the quorum-sensing activator TraR as identified by repressor activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 96: 9009-9014.

Luo, Z. Q., Farrand, S. K. 1999. Cloning and characterization of a tetracycline resistance determinant present in Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58. J Bacteriol. 181: 618-626.


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