Katerina Ragkousi, Ph.D.

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United States 
Bacillus spores
"Katerina Ragkousi"
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Peter Setlow grad student 2004 University of Connecticut
 (Identification of a new protein involved in Bacillus subtilis spore germination and study of its gene expression, localization and cross-linking into the spore coat.)
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Ragkousi K, Beh J, Sweeney S, et al. (2011) A single GATA factor plays discrete, lineage specific roles in ascidian heart development. Developmental Biology. 352: 154-63
Klobutcher LA, Ragkousi K, Setlow P. (2006) The Bacillus subtilis spore coat provides "eat resistance" during phagocytic predation by the protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103: 165-70
Atluri S, Ragkousi K, Cortezzo DE, et al. (2006) Cooperativity between different nutrient receptors in germination of spores of Bacillus subtilis and reduction of this cooperativity by alterations in the GerB receptor. Journal of Bacteriology. 188: 28-36
Ragkousi K, Setlow P. (2004) Transglutaminase-mediated cross-linking of GerQ in the coats of Bacillus subtilis spores. Journal of Bacteriology. 186: 5567-75
Ragkousi K, Eichenberger P, van Ooij C, et al. (2003) Identification of a new gene essential for germination of Bacillus subtilis spores with Ca2+-dipicolinate. Journal of Bacteriology. 185: 2315-29
Paidhungat M, Ragkousi K, Setlow P. (2001) Genetic requirements for induction of germination of spores of Bacillus subtilis by Ca(2+)-dipicolinate. Journal of Bacteriology. 183: 4886-93
Setlow B, McGinnis KA, Ragkousi K, et al. (2000) Effects of major spore-specific DNA binding proteins on Bacillus subtilis sporulation and spore properties. Journal of Bacteriology. 182: 6906-12
Ragkousi K, Cowan AE, Ross MA, et al. (2000) Analysis of nucleoid morphology during germination and outgrowth of spores of Bacillus species. Journal of Bacteriology. 182: 5556-62
Pedersen LB, Ragkousi K, Cammett TJ, et al. (2000) Characterization of ywhE, which encodes a putative high-molecular-weight class A penicillin-binding protein in Bacillus subtilis. Gene. 246: 187-96
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