Publications - Dr. habil. Stefanie Barbirz

Nina K. Broeker, Yvette Roske, Angelo Valleriani, Dorothee Andres, Mareike Meyer, Joachim Koetz, Udo Heinemann, Stefanie Barbirz (2019)Time-resolvedDNA release from an O-antigen specific Salmonella bacteriophage with a contractile tail, J. Biol. Chem. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.008133.

Sonja Kunstmann, Angelika Fruth, Saskia Buchwald, Alexandra Helm, Stefanie Barbirz (2018)Bacteriophage Sf6 tailspike protein for detection of Shigella flexneri pathogens, Viruses 10 (8), 431.

Sonja Kunstmann, Ulrich Gohlke, Nina K. Broeker, Udo Heinemann, Mark Santer, Stefanie Barbirz (2018)Solvent networks tune thermodynamics of oligosaccharide complex formation in an extended protein binding site, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 10447-10455.

Vasil N. Georgiev, Andrea Grafmüller, David Bléger, Stefan Hecht, Sonja Kunstmann, Stefanie Barbirz, Reinhard Lipowsky, Rumiana Dimova (2018)Area Increase and Budding in Giant Vesicles Triggered by Light: Behind the Scene, Adv. Sci. 5, 1800432.

Nina K. Broeker, Franziska Kiele, Sherwood R. Casjens, Eddie B. Gilcrease, Anja Thalhammer, Joachim Koetz, Stefanie Barbirz (2018) In vitro studies of lipopolysaccharide-mediated DNA release of podovirus HK620, Viruses 10 (6), 289.

Nina K. Broeker, Stefanie Barbirz (2017) Not a barrier but a key: How bacteriophages exploit host’s O‑antigen as an essential receptor to initiate infection, Mol. Microbiol. 105, 353-357.

Nina K. Broeker, Dorothee Andres, Yu Kang, Ulrich Gohlke, Andreas Schmidt, Sonja Kunstmann, Mark Santer, Stefanie Barbirz(2017)Complex carbohydrate recognition by proteins: Fundamental insights from bacteriophage cell adhesion systems, Perspectives in Science 11, 45-52.

Andreas Schmidt, Wolfgang Rabsch, Nina K. Broeker, Stefanie Barbirz(2016)Bacteriophage tailspike protein based assay to monitor phase variable glucosylations in Salmonella O-antigens, BMC Microbiology, 16:207.

Yu Kang, Ulrich Gohlke, Olof Engström, Christoffer Hamark, Tom Scheidt, Sonja Kunstmann, Udo Heinemann, Göran Widmalm, Mark Santer, Stefanie Barbirz(2016)Bacteriophage Tailspikes and Bacterial O‑Antigens as a Model System to Study Weak-Affinity Protein−Polysaccharide Interactions, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 9109–9118.

Yu Kang, Stefanie Barbirz, Reinhard Lipowski, Mark Santer (2014)Conformational Diversity of O‑antigen Polysaccharides of the Gram-negative Bacterium Shigella flexneri Serotype Y, J. Phys. Chem. B 118, 2523−2534.

Dorothee Andres, Ulrich Gohlke, Nina K. Broeker, Stefan Schulze, Wolfgang Rabsch, Udo Heinemann, Stefanie Barbirz, Robert Seckler (2013)An essential serotype recognition pocket on phage P22 tailspike protein forces Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A O-antigen fragments to bind as nonsolution conformers.Glycobiology 23: 486-494.

Nina K. Broeker, Ulrich Gohlke, Jürgen J. Müller, Charlotte Uetrecht, Udo Heinemann, Robert Seckler,  Stefanie Barbirz(2013)Single amino acid exchange in bacteriophage HK620 tailspike protein results in thousand-fold increase of its oligosaccharide affinity, Glycobiology 23, 59-68.

Dorothee Andres, Yvette Roske, Carolin Doering, Udo Heinemann, Robert Seckler, Stefanie Barbirz (2012)Tail morphology controls DNA release in two Salmonella phages with one lipopolysaccharide receptor recognition system, Mol. Microbiol. 83, 1244-1253.

Mona V. Zaccheus, Nina K. Broeker, Magnus Lundborg, Charlotte Uetrecht, Stefanie Barbirz, Göran Widmalm (2012)Structural studies of the O-antigen polysaccharide from Escherichia coli TD2158 having O18 serogroup specificity and aspects of its interaction with the tailspike endoglycosidase of the infecting bacteriophage HK620, Carbohydr. Res. 357: 118-125.

Dorothee Andres, Ulrich Baxa, Kristin Hanke, Robert Seckler and Stefanie Barbirz(2010)Carbohydrate binding of Salmonella phage P22 tailspike protein and its role during host cell infection, Biochem. Soc.Trans. 38: 1386-1389.

Dorothee Andres, Christin Hanke, Ulrich Baxa, Stefanie Barbirz, Anait Seul, and Robert Seckler (2010) Tailspike interactions with lipopolysaccharide effect DNA ejection from phage P22 particles in vitro, J. Biol. Chem. 285: 36768-36775.

Stefanie Barbirz, Marion Becker, Alexander Freiberg, Robert Seckler (2009)„Phage Tailspike Proteins with beta-Solenoid Fold as Thermostable Carbohydrate Binding Materials”Macromol Biosci 9, 169-173.

Stefanie Barbirz, Jürgen J. Müller, Charlotte Uetrecht, Alvin J. Clark, Udo Heinemann, Robert Seckler (2008)„Crystal structure of Escherichia coli phage HK620 tailspike: podoviral tailspike endoglycosidase modules are evolutionarily related”Mol. Microbiol. 69: 303-316.

Jürgen J. Müller, Stefanie Barbirz*, Karolin Heinle, Alexander Freiberg, Robert Seckler, Udo Heinemann (2008)  An intersubunit active site between supercoiled parallel beta helices in the trimeric tailspike endorhamnosidase of Shigella flexneri Phage Sf6,Structure 16: 766-775.

* shared authorship

Stefanie Barbirz, Ursula Jakob, Michael O. Glocker (2000)Mass spectrometry unravels disulfide bond formation as the mechanism that activates a molecular chaperone, J. Biol. Chem. 275, 18759-18766.

H. Peter Happersberger, Marcus Bantscheff, Stefanie Barbirz, Michael O. Glocker (2000)Multiple and Subsequent MALDI-MS On-Target Chemical Reactions for the Characterization of Disulfide Bonds and Primary Structures of Proteins, in: Methods in Molecular Biology, 146: Protein and Peptide Analysis: New Mass Spectrometric Applications. J.R. Chapman, ed., Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ.

Stefanie Barbirz, H. Peter Happersberger, Michael Przybylski, Michael O. Glocker (1999)Selective cyanylation of cysteinyl residues as an approach for the mass spectrometric determination of protein structures, Eur. Mass Spectrom. 5, 123-131.