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Martin Pavelka, Ph.D.


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Journal Articles

Francis ZK, Sanders AN, Crick DC, Mahapatra S, Islam MN, Pavelka MS. "LdtC Is a Key l,d-Transpeptidase for Peptidoglycan Assembly in Mycobacterium smegmatis." Journal of bacteriology.. 2022 Dec 21; :e0042422. Epub 2022 Dec 21.

Paiola M, Dimitrakopoulou D, Pavelka MS, Robert J. "Amphibians as a model to study the role of immune cell heterogeneity in host and mycobacterial interactions." Developmental and comparative immunology.. 2022 Nov 17; :104594. Epub 2022 Nov 17.

Lopez A, Shoen C, Cynamon M, Dimitrakopoulou D, Paiola M, Pavelka MS, Robert J. "Developing Tadpole as a Comparative Animal Model to Study Pathogenicity." International journal of molecular sciences.. 2021 Jan 15; 22(2)Epub 2021 Jan 15.

Pidgeon SE, Apostolos AJ, Nelson JM, Shaku M, Rimal B, Islam MN, Crick DC, Kim SJ, Pavelka MS, Kana BD, Pires MM. "L,D-Transpeptidase Specific Probe Reveals Spatial Activity of Peptidoglycan Cross-Linking." ACS chemical biology.. 2019 Oct 18; 14(10):2185-2196. Epub 2019 Sep 16.

Rhoo KH, Edholm ES, Forzán MJ, Khan A, Waddle AW, Pavelka MS, Robert J. "Distinct Host-Mycobacterial Pathogen Interactions between Resistant Adult and Tolerant Tadpole Life Stages of ." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 2019 Oct 7; Epub 2019 Oct 07.

Pavelka MS. "Snappy cell division in Actinobacteria." Nature chemical biology.. 2019 Mar; 15(3):208-209.

Wlodarchak N, Teachout N, Beczkiewicz J, Procknow R, Schaenzer AJ, Satyshur K, Pavelka M, Zuercher W, Drewry D, Sauer JD, Striker R. "In Silico Screen and Structural Analysis Identifies Bacterial Kinase Inhibitors which Act with ?-Lactams To Inhibit Mycobacterial Growth." Molecular pharmaceutics.. 2018 Nov 5; 15(11):5410-5426. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Edholm ES, Banach M, Hyoe Rhoo K, Pavelka MS, Robert J. "Distinct MHC class I-like interacting invariant T cell lineage at the forefront of mycobacterial immunity uncovered in ." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 2018 Apr 24; 115(17):E4023-E4031. Epub 2018 Apr 02.

Gregoire SA, Byam J, Pavelka MS. "galK-based suicide vector mediated allelic exchange in Mycobacterium abscessus." Microbiology.. 2017 Sep 21; Epub 2017 Sep 21.

Martinelli DJ, Pavelka MS. "The RipA and RipB Peptidoglycan Endopeptidases Are Individually Nonessential to Mycobacterium smegmatis." Journal of bacteriology.. 2016 May; 198(9):1464-75. Epub 2016 Apr 14.

Pavelka MS. "One of these is not like the others." Trends in microbiology.. 2015 Nov; 23(11):668-670. Epub 2015 Oct 01.

Boule LA, Winans B, Lambert K, Vorderstrasse BA, Topham DJ, Pavelka MS, Lawrence BP. "Activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor during development enhances the pulmonary CD4+ T-cell response to viral infection." American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology.. 2015 Aug 1; 309(3):L305-13. Epub 2015 Jun 12.

LoVullo ED, Wright LF, Isabella V, Huntley JF, Pavelka MS. "Revisiting the Gram-negative lipoprotein paradigm." Journal of bacteriology.. 2015 May; 197(10):1705-15. Epub 2015 Mar 09.

Jin G, Pavelka MS, Butler JS. "Structure-function analysis of VapB4 antitoxin identifies critical features of a minimal VapC4 toxin-binding module." Journal of bacteriology.. 2015 Apr; 197(7):1197-207. Epub 2015 Jan 26.

Sanders AN, Wright LF, Pavelka MS. "Genetic characterization of mycobacterial L,D-transpeptidases." Microbiology.. 2014 Aug; 160(Pt 8):1795-806. Epub 2014 May 21.

Pavelka MS, Mahapatra S, Crick DC. "Genetics of Peptidoglycan Biosynthesis." Microbiology spectrum.. 2014 Aug; 2(4):MGM2-0034-2013.

Sanders AN, Pavelka MS. "Phenotypic analysis of Eschericia coli mutants lacking L,D-transpeptidases." Microbiology.. 2013 Sep; 159(Pt 9):1842-52. Epub 2013 Jul 07.

Mahapatra S, Piechota C, Gil F, Ma Y, Huang H, Scherman MS, Jones V, Pavelka MS, Moniz-Pereira J, Pimentel M, McNeil MR, Crick DC. "Mycobacteriophage Ms6 LysA: a peptidoglycan amidase and a useful analytical tool." Applied and environmental microbiology.. 2013 Feb; 79(3):768-73. Epub 2012 Nov 16.

Slayden RA, Jackson M, Zucker J, Ramirez MV, Dawson CC, Crew R, Sampson NS, Thomas ST, Jamshidi N, Sisk P, Caspi R, Crick DC, McNeil MR, Pavelka MS, Niederweis M, Siroy A, Dona V, McFadden J, Boshoff H, Lew JM. "Updating and curating metabolic pathways of TB." Tuberculosis.. 2013 Jan; 93(1):47-59. Epub 2013 Feb 01.

Feiler C, Fisher AC, Boock JT, Marrichi MJ, Wright L, Schmidpeter PA, Blankenfeldt W, Pavelka M, DeLisa MP. "Directed evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis ?-lactamase reveals gatekeeper residue that regulates antibiotic resistance and catalytic efficiency." PloS one.. 2013 8(9):e73123. Epub 2013 Sep 04.

LoVullo ED, Miller CN, Pavelka MS, Kawula TH. "TetR-based gene regulation systems for Francisella tularensis." Applied and environmental microbiology.. 2012 Oct; 78(19):6883-9. Epub 2012 Jul 20.

Patru MM, Pavelka MS. "A role for the class A penicillin-binding protein PonA2 in the survival of Mycobacterium smegmatis under conditions of nonreplication." Journal of bacteriology.. 2010 Jun; 192(12):3043-54. Epub 2010 Apr 16.

Lovullo ED, Molins-Schneekloth CR, Schweizer HP, Pavelka MS. "Single-copy chromosomal integration systems for Francisella tularensis." Microbiology.. 2009 Apr; 155(Pt 4):1152-63.

Lovullo ED, Sherrill LA, Pavelka MS. "Improved shuttle vectors for Francisella tularensis genetics." FEMS microbiology letters.. 2009 Feb; 291(1):95-102. Epub 2008 Dec 04.

Pavelka MS. "Allelic exchange of unmarked mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis." Methods in molecular biology.. 2008 435:191-201.

McCann JR, McDonough JA, Pavelka MS, Braunstein M. "Beta-lactamase can function as a reporter of bacterial protein export during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection of host cells." Microbiology.. 2007 Oct; 153(Pt 10):3350-9.

Kincaid EZ, Wolf AJ, Desvignes L, Mahapatra S, Crick DC, Brennan PJ, Pavelka MS, Ernst JD. "Codominance of TLR2-dependent and TLR2-independent modulation of MHC class II in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in vivo." The Journal of immunology : official journal of the American Association of Immunologists.. 2007 Sep 1; 179(5):3187-95.

Titball RW, Sjostedt A, Pavelka MS, Nano FE. "Biosafety and selectable markers." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.. 2007 Jun; 1105:405-17. Epub 2007 Apr 07.

Pavelka MS. "Another brick in the wall." Trends in microbiology.. 2007 Apr; 15(4):147-9. Epub 2007 Feb 28.

LoVullo ED, Sherrill LA, Perez LL, Pavelka MS. "Genetic tools for highly pathogenic Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis." Microbiology.. 2006 Nov; 152(Pt 11):3425-35.

McDonough JA, Hacker KE, Flores AR, Pavelka MS, Braunstein M. "The twin-arginine translocation pathway of Mycobacterium smegmatis is functional and required for the export of mycobacterial beta-lactamases." Journal of bacteriology.. 2005 Nov; 187(22):7667-79.

Consaul SA, Wright LF, Mahapatra S, Crick DC, Pavelka MS. "An unusual mutation results in the replacement of diaminopimelate with lanthionine in the peptidoglycan of a mutant strain of Mycobacterium smegmatis." Journal of bacteriology.. 2005 Mar; 187(5):1612-20.

Flores AR, Parsons LM, Pavelka MS. "Characterization of novel Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis mutants hypersusceptible to beta-lactam antibiotics." Journal of bacteriology.. 2005 Mar; 187(6):1892-900.

Flores AR, Parsons LM, Pavelka MS. "Genetic analysis of the beta-lactamases of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis and susceptibility to beta-lactam antibiotics." Microbiology.. 2005 Feb; 151(Pt 2):521-32.

Raymond JB, Mahapatra S, Crick DC, Pavelka MS. "Identification of the namH gene, encoding the hydroxylase responsible for the N-glycolylation of the mycobacterial peptidoglycan." The Journal of biological chemistry.. 2005 Jan 7; 280(1):326-33. Epub 2004 Nov 02.

Consaul SA, Pavelka MS. "Use of a novel allele of the Escherichia coli aacC4 aminoglycoside resistance gene as a genetic marker in mycobacteria." FEMS microbiology letters.. 2004 May 15; 234(2):297-301.

Raymond JB, Price NP, Pavelka MS. "A method for the enzymatic synthesis and HPLC purification of the peptidoglycan precursor UDP-N-acetylmuramic acid." FEMS microbiology letters.. 2003 Dec 5; 229(1):83-9.

Consaul SA, Jacobs WR, Pavelka MS. "Extragenic suppression of the requirement for diaminopimelate in diaminopimelate auxotrophs of Mycobacterium smegmatis." FEMS microbiology letters.. 2003 Aug 8; 225(1):131-5.

Pavelka MS, Chen B, Kelley CL, Collins FM, Jacobs Jr WR. "Vaccine efficacy of a lysine auxotroph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis." Infection and immunity.. 2003 Jul; 71(7):4190-2.

Gokulan K, Rupp B, Pavelka MS, Jacobs WR, Sacchettini JC. "Crystal structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis diaminopimelate decarboxylase, an essential enzyme in bacterial lysine biosynthesis." The Journal of biological chemistry.. 2003 May 16; 278(20):18588-96. Epub 2003 Mar 10.

Bardarov S, Bardarov S, Pavelka MS, Sambandamurthy V, Larsen M, Tufariello J, Chan J, Hatfull G, Jacobs WR. "Specialized transduction: an efficient method for generating marked and unmarked targeted gene disruptions in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, M. bovis BCG and M. smegmatis." Microbiology.. 2002 Oct; 148(Pt 10):3007-17.

Pavelka MS, Jacobs WR. "Comparison of the construction of unmarked deletion mutations in Mycobacterium smegmatis, Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv by allelic exchange." Journal of bacteriology.. 1999 Aug; 181(16):4780-9.

Pavelka MS, Weisbrod TR, Jacobs WR. "Cloning of the dapB gene, encoding dihydrodipicolinate reductase, from Mycobacterium tuberculosis." Journal of bacteriology.. 1997 Apr; 179(8):2777-82.

Pavelka MS, Jacobs WR. "Biosynthesis of diaminopimelate, the precursor of lysine and a component of peptidoglycan, is an essential function of Mycobacterium smegmatis." Journal of bacteriology.. 1996 Nov; 178(22):6496-507.

Balasubramanian V, Pavelka MS, Bardarov SS, Martin J, Weisbrod TR, McAdam RA, Bloom BR, Jacobs WR. "Allelic exchange in Mycobacterium tuberculosis with long linear recombination substrates." Journal of bacteriology.. 1996 Jan; 178(1):273-9.

Pavelka MS, Hayes SF, Silver RP. "Characterization of KpsT, the ATP-binding component of the ABC-transporter involved with the export of capsular polysialic acid in Escherichia coli K1." The Journal of biological chemistry.. 1994 Aug 5; 269(31):20149-58.

Pavelka MS, Wright LF, Silver RP. "Identification of two genes, kpsM and kpsT, in region 3 of the polysialic acid gene cluster of Escherichia coli K1." Journal of bacteriology.. 1991 Aug; 173(15):4603-10.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Genetics of Peptidoglycan synthesis
Book Title: Molecular Genetics of Mycobacteria
Author List: M. S. Pavelka, Jr. S. Mahapatra D. C. Crick
Published By: ASM Press2014

Chapter Title: Allelic exchange of unmarked mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Book Title: Chromosomal Mutagenesis. Humana Press.
Author List: Pavelka, M. S., Jr.
Published By: In G. Davis and K. Kayser (ed.),2008

Chapter Title: Genetics of mycobacterial metabolism.
Book Title: Molecular Genetics of the mycobacteria.
Author List: Pavelka, M. S., Jr.
Edited By: In G. Hatfull and W. R. Jacobs (ed.),
Published By: ASM Press.2000

Book Title: Thesis: The role of kpsT in the expression of capsular polysialic acid in Escher
Author List: Pavelka, M. S., Jr., Ph.D.
Published By: University of Rochester.1994

Chapter Title: Genetic and molecular analysis of the polysialic acid gene cluster of Escherichia coli K1.
Book Title: Polysialic acid.
Author List: Silver, R. P., P. Annunziato, M. S. Pavelka, Jr., R.P. Pigeon, L. F. Wright, D. E. Wunder.
Published By: In J. Roth, U. Rutishauser, and F. A. Troy (ed.)1993 in Basel/Switzerland.