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Publications
Chapter(s)
TitleBook TitleYear
Propionibacterineae Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology 2012
Propionibacterium acnes: a new emerging pathogen in biomaterial associated infection Medical device associated infection 2012
Propionibacterium Molecular Detection of Human Bacterial Pathogens 2011
Non-sporing Gram Negative Anaerobes Principles and Practice of Clinical Bacteriology 2006
Bacteroides Molecular Medical Microbiology 2002
Journal(s)
TitleJournal NameYear
An increased incidence of Propionibacterium acnes biofilms in acne vulgaris: a case-control study British Journal of Dermatology Vol in press  2012
Pattern of tissue invasion by Propionibacterium acne in acne vulgaris Journal of Dermatological Science Vol in press (00-00)  2012
No link between rosacea and Propionibacterium acnes Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica Vol in press (00-00)  2012
Draft genome sequence of an antibiotic resistant Propionibacterium acnes strain PRP-38 from the novel type 1C cluster Journal of Bacteriology Vol in press (00-00)  2012
Identification of a Collagen Type I Adhesin of Bacteroides fragilis Research in Microbiology Vol in press (00-00)  2012
The role of Bacteroides fragilis RecQ DNA helicases in cell survival after metronidazole exposure FEMS Microbiology Letters Vol in press (00-00)  2011
Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteroides fragilis Recovered from Blood and Severe Leg Wounds Caused by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan Anaerobe Vol 17 (152-155)  DOI 2011
A unique homologue of the eukaryotic protein-modifier ubiquitin present in the bacterium Bacteroides fragilis, a predominant resident of the human gastro-intestinal tract. Microbiology (Reading, England) Vol 157 (in press-155)  DOI   2011
A Novel Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme for the Opportunistic Pathogen Propionibacterium acnes and Characterisation of Type I Cell Surface-Associated Antigens. Microbiology (Reading, England) Vol 157 (1990-2003)  DOI   2011
Complete Genome Sequence of Propionibacterium acnes Type IB Strain 6609 Journal of Bacteriology Vol 193 (4561-4562)  DOI   2011
Binding and degradation of fibrinogen by Bacteroides fragilis and characterization of a 54 kDa fibrinogen-binding protein Microbiology (Reading, England) Vol 156 (2516-2526)  DOI   2010
A Biofilm Approach to Detect Bacteria on Removed Spinal Implants Spine Vol 35 (1218-1224)  2010
Twenty-eight divergent polysaccharide loci specifying within and amongst strain capsule diversity in three strains of Bacteroides fragilis Microbiology (Reading, England) Vol 156 (3255-3269)  DOI   2010
Bacteroides fragilis RecA protein over-expression causes resistance to metronidazole Research in Microbiology Vol 161 (346-354)  2010
Bacteroides fragilis signals through Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and not through TLR4 Journal of Medical Microbiology Vol 58 (1015-1022)  DOI 2009
Overexpression of the rhamnose catabolism regulatory protein, RhaR: a novel mechanism for metronidazole resistance in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Vol 64 (267-273)  DOI   2009
Species of Propionibacterium and Propionibacterium acnes phylotypes associated with orthopedic implants Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease Vol 64 (138-145)  2009
Microbiologic Diagnosis of Prosthetic Shoulder Infection by Use of Implant Sonication Journal of Clinical Microbiology Vol 47 (1878-1884)  DOI   2009
Mutational analysis of genes implicated in LPS and capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis in the opportunistic pathogen Bacteroides fragilis Microbiology (Reading, England) Vol 155 (1039-1049)  DOI   2009
Rhamnose catabolism in Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron is controlled by the positive transcriptional regulator RhaR. Research in Microbiology Vol 159 (678-684)  2008
In vitro study of the efficacy of acrylic bone cement loaded with supplementary amounts of gentamicin: effect on mechanical properties, antibiotic release, and biofilm formation Acta Orthopaedica Vol 78 (774-785)  2008
Detection of Anaerobic bacteria in high numbers in sputum from patients with cystic fibrosis American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 177 (995-1001)  DOI 2008
Incorporation of large amounts of gentamicin sulphate to acrylic bone cement: effect on handling and mechanical properties, antibiotic release and biofilm formation. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine Vol 222 (355-366)  2008
AnAraC/XylSfamily transcriptional regulator homologue from Bacteroides fragilis is associated with cell survival following DNA damage FEMS Microbiology Letters Vol 278 (249-256)  2008
A new phylogenetic group of Propionibacterium acnes. Journal of Medical Microbiology Vol 57 (218-224)  2008
Improved detection and treatment of prosthetic joint infection European Cells and Materials Vol 16 (suppl 2) (30-30)  2008
Biofilm Formation by Bacteria Isolated from Retrieved Failed Prosthetic Hip Implants in and in vitro Model of Hip Arthroplasty Antibiotic Prophylaxis Journal of Orthopaedic Research Vol 25 (2-10)  2007
Propionibacterium acnes and lipopolysaccharide induce the expression of antimicrobial peptides and proinflammatory cytokines/chemokines in human sebocytes Microbes and Infection Vol 8 (2195-2205)  2006
Variable expression of immunoreactive surface proteins of Propionibacterium acnes Microbiology (Reading, England) Vol 152 (3667-3681)  2006
Propionibacterium acnes wound contamination at the time of spinal surgery Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Vol 437 (67-73)  2005
Evaluation of nonculture methods for the detection of prosthetic hip biofilms Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Vol 437 (74-82)  2005
CAMP factor homologues in Propionibacterium acnes: a new protein family differentially expressed by types I and II Microbiology (Reading, England) Vol 151(5) (1369-1379)  DOI 2005
Propionibacterium acnes types I and II represent phylogenetically distinct groups Journal of Clinical Microbiology Vol 43(1) (326-334)  DOI 2005
Extensive DNA inversions in the B. fragilis genome control variable gene expression Science Vol 307(5714) (1463-1465)  DOI 2005
Multiple inverted DNA repeats of Bacteroides fragilis that control polysaccharide antigenic variation are similar to the hin region inverted repeats of Salmonella typhimurium Microbiology (Reading, England) Vol 149(4) (915-924)  DOI 2003
Formulation of Propionibacterium acnes biofilms on orthopaedic biomaterials and their susceptibility to antimicrobials Biomaterials Vol 24 (3221-3227)  2003
Studies of Microthrix parvicella in situ and in laboratory culture: production and use of specific antibodies Water Science and Technology Vol 46 (115-118)  2002