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    Finland

  • PL 21 (Haartmaninkatu 3), B321

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

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1977 …2019
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2019

Characterization of vB_ApiM_fHyAci03, a novel lytic bacteriophage that infects clinical Acinetobacter strains

Pulkkinen, E., Wicklund, A., Oduor, J. M. O., Skurnik, M. & Kiljunen, S., Aug 2019, In : Archives of Virology. 164, 8, p. 2197-2199 3 p.

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Deciphering the Antibacterial Mode of Action of Alpha-Mangostin on Staphylococcus epidermidis RP62A Through an Integrated Transcriptomic and Proteomic Approach

Sivaranjani, M., Leskinen, K., Aravindraja, C., Saavalainen, P., Pandian, S. K., Skurnik, M. & Ravi, A. V., 6 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, 16 p., 150.

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Genomic characterization of four novel Staphylococcus myoviruses

Oduor, J. M. O., Kiljunen, S., Kadija, E., Mureithi, M. W., Nyachieo, A. & Skurnik, M., 2019, In : Archives of Virology.

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The Removal of Endo- and Enterotoxins From Bacteriophage Preparations

Hietala, V., Horsma-Heikkinen, J., Carron, A., Skurnik, M. & Kiljunen, S., 23 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10

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Yersinia pestis Interacts With SIGNR1 (CD209b) for Promoting Host Dissemination and Infection

Yang, K., He, Y., Park, C. G., Kang, Y. S., Zhang, P., Han, Y., Cui, Y., Bulgheresi, S., Anisimov, A. P., Dentovskaya, S., Ying, X., Jiang, L., Ding, H., Njiri, O. A., Zhang, S., Zheng, G., Xia, L., Kan, B., Wang, X., Jing, H. & 12 othersYang, M., Li, W., Wang, Y., Xiamu, X., Chen, G., Ma, D., Bartra, S. S., Plano, G., Klena, J. D., Yang, R., Skurnik, M. & Chen, T., 12 Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Immunology. 10, 15 p., 96.

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Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Exploits CD209 Receptors for Promoting Host Dissemination and Infection

He, Y-X., Ye, C-L., Zhang, P., Li, Q., Park, C. G., Yang, K., Jiang, L-Y., Lv, Y., Ying, X-L., Ding, H-H., Huang, H-P., Tembo, J. M., Li, A-Y., Cheng, B., Zhang, S-S., Zheng, G-X., Chen, S-Y., Li, W., Xia, L-X., Kan, B. & 8 othersWang, X., Jing, H-Q., Yang, R-F., Peng, H., Fu, Y-X., Klena, J. D., Skurnik, M. & Chen, T., Jan 2019, In : Infection and Immunity. 87, 1, 16 p., ARTN e00654-18.

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2018

Bacteriophages reduce Yersinia enterocolitica contamination of food and kitchenware

Jun, J. W., Park, S. C., Wicklund, A. & Skurnik, M., 20 Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Food Microbiology. 271, p. 33-47 15 p.

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Complete Genome Sequences of Two Escherichia Phages Isolated from Wastewater in Finland

Kiljunen, S., Wicklund, A. & Skurnik, M., 31 May 2018, In : Genome Announcements. 6, 22, 2 p., UNSP e00401-18.

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Fagterapi

Skurnik, M., 2018, In : Finska Läkaresällskapets Handlingar. 178, 2, p. 10-17 8 p.

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Genomic Characterization of Sixteen Yersinia enterocolitica-Infecting Podoviruses of Pig Origin

Salem, M. & Skurnik, M., Apr 2018, In : Viruses. 10, 4, 17 p., 174.

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The relationship between phylogenetic classification, virulence and antibiotic resistance of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli in İzmir province, Turkey

Bozcal, E., Eldem, V., Aydemir, S. & Skurnik, M., 24 Aug 2018, In : PeerJ. 6, 24 p., 5470.

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2017

Characterization of vB_SauM-fRuSau02, a Twort-Like Bacteriophage Isolated from a Therapeutic Phage Cocktail

Leskinen, K., Tuomala, H., Wicklund, A., Horsma-Heikkinen, J., Kuusela, P., Skurnik, M. & Kiljunen, S., Sep 2017, In : Viruses. 9, 9, 19 p., 258.

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Endogenous hepcidin and its agonist mediate resistance to selected infections by clearing non-transferrin-bound iron

Stefanova, D., Raychev, A., Arezes, J., Ruchala, P., Gabayan, V., Skurnik, M., Dillon, B. J., Horwitz, M. A., Ganz, T., Bulut, Y. & Nemeth, E., 20 Jul 2017, In : Blood. 130, 3, p. 245-257 13 p.

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Identifying components required for OMP biogenesis as novel targets for antiinfective drugs

Weirich, J., Braeutigam, C., Muehlenkamp, M., Franz-Wachtel, M., Macek, B., Meuskens, I., Skurnik, M., Leskinen, K., Bohn, E., Autenrieth, I. & Schuetz, M., 2017, In : Virulence. 8, 7, p. 1170-1188 19 p.

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Lectin pathway factors in patients suffering from juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Kasperkiewicz, K., Eppa, L., Swierzko, A. S., Bartlomiejczyk, M. A., Zuber, Z. M., Siniewicz-Luzenczyk, K., Mezyk, E., Matsushita, M., Bak-Romaniszyn, L., Zeman, K., Skurnik, M. & Cedzynski, M., Sep 2017, In : Immunology and Cell Biology. 95, 8, p. 666-675 10 p.

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LuxCDE-luxAB-based promoter reporter system to monitor the Yersinia enterocolitica O: 3 gene expression in vivo

Bozcal, E., Dagdeviren, M., Uzel, A. & Skurnik, M., 24 Feb 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 2, 18 p., 0172877.

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Phylogeographic separation and formation of sexually discrete lineages in a global population of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Seecharran, T., Kalin-Manttari, L., Koskela, K., Nikkari, S., Dickins, B., Corander, J., Skurnik, M. & McNally, A., Oct 2017, In : Microbial Genomics. 3, 10, 9 p., 000133.

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Pili-like proteins of Akkermansia muciniphila modulate host immune responses and gut barrier function

Ottman, N., Reunanen, J., Meijerink, M., Pietilä, T., Kainulainen, V., Klievink, J., Huuskonen, L., Aalvink, S., Skurnik, M., Boeren, S., Satokari, R., Mercenier, A., Palva, A., Smidt, H., de Vos, W. M. & Belzer, C., 1 Mar 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 3, 18 p., 0173004.

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Several Hfq-dependent alterations in physiology of Yersinia enterocolitica O: 3 are mediated by derepression of the transcriptional regulator RovM

Leskinen, K., Pajunen, M. I., Varjosalo, M., Fernandez-Carrasco, H., Bengoechea, J. A. & Skurnik, M., Mar 2017, In : Molecular Microbiology. 103, 6, p. 1065-1091 27 p.

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Stand-Alone EAL Domain Proteins Form a Distinct Subclass of EAL Proteins Involved in Regulation of Cell Motility and Biofilm Formation in Enterobacteria

El Mouali, Y., Kim, H., Ahmad, I., Brauner, A., Liu, Y., Skurnik, M., Galperin, M. Y. & Romling, U., Sep 2017, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 199, 18, 17 p., UNSP e00179-17.

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2016

RNA-Sequencing Reveals the Progression of Phage-Host Interactions between phi R1-37 and Yersinia enterocolitica

Leskinen, K., Blasdel, B. G., Lavigne, R. & Skurnik, M., Apr 2016, In : Viruses. 8, 4, 15 p., 111.

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Serotype O:8 isolates in the Yersinia pseudotuberculosis complex have different O-antigen gene clusters and produce various forms of rough LPS

Kenyon, J. J., Duda, K. A., De Felice, A., Cunneen, M. M., Molinaro, A., Laitinen, J., Skurnik, M., Holst, O., Reeves, P. R. & De Castro, C., Apr 2016, In : Innate Immunity. 22, 3, p. 205-217 13 p.

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Yersinia enterocolitica-Specific Infection by Bacteriophages TG1 and phi R1-RT Is Dependent on Temperature-Regulated Expression of the Phage Host Receptor OmpF

Leon-Velarde, C. G., Happonen, L., Pajunen, M., Leskinen, K., Kropinski, A. M., Mattinen, L., Rajtor, M., Zur, J., Smith, D., Chen, S., Nawaz, A., Johnson, R. P., Odumeru, J. A., Griffiths, M. W. & Skurnik, M., Sep 2016, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82, 17, p. 5340-5353 14 p.

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2015

Absence of YbeY RNase compromises the growth and enhances the virulence plasmid gene expression of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3

Leskinen, K., Varjosalo, M. & Skurnik, M., Feb 2015, In : Microbiology. 161, Part 2, p. 285-299 15 p.

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Effect of waaL ligase gene deletion on motility and stress adaptation reactions of Y-enterocolitica 6471/76

Shevchenko, J. I., Shilina, J. V., Pozur, V. K. & Skurnik, M., Nov 2015, In : Cytology and Genetics. 49, 6, p. 358-363 6 p.

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Generation of a CRISPR database for Yersinia pseudotuberculosis complex and role of CRISPR-based immunity in conjugation

Koskela, K. A., Mattinen, L., Kalin-Manttari, L., Vergnaud, G., Gorge, O., Nikkari, S. & Skurnik, M., Nov 2015, In : Environmental Microbiology. 17, 11, p. 4306-4321 16 p.

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Host Langerin (CD207) is a receptor for Yersinia pestis phagocytosis and promotes dissemination

Yang, K., Park, C. G., Cheong, C., Bulgheresi, S., Zhang, S., Zhang, P., He, Y., Jiang, L., Huang, H., Ding, H., Wu, Y., Wang, S., Zhang, L., Li, A., Xia, L., Bartra, S. S., Plano, G. V., Skurnik, M., Klena, J. D. & Chen, T., Oct 2015, In : Immunology and Cell Biology. 93, 9, p. 815-824 10 p.

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Interaction of human mannose-binding lectin (MBL) with Yersinia enterocolitica lipopolysaccharide

Kasperkiewicz, K., Swierzko, A. S., Bartlomiejczyk, M. A., Cedzynski, M., Noszczynska, M., Duda, K. A., Michalski, M. & Skurnik, M., Sep 2015, In : International Journal of Medical Microbiology. 305, 6, p. 544-552 9 p.

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Isolation and characterization of Yersinia-specific bacteriophages from pig stools in Finland

Salem, M., Virtanen, S., Korkeala, H. & Skurnik, M., Mar 2015, In : Journal of Applied Microbiology. 118, 3, p. 599-608 10 p.

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Isolation of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains from different sources in Izmir region, Turkey

Bozcal, E., Uzel, A., Aydemir, S. & Skurnik, M., Nov 2015, In : Folia Microbiologica. 60, 6, p. 523-529 7 p.

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Primary Amine Oxidase of Escherichia coli Is a Metabolic Enzyme that Can Use a Human Leukocyte Molecule as a Substrate

Elovaara, H., Huusko, T., Maksimow, M., Elima, K., Yegutkin, G. G., Skurnik, M., Dobrindt, U., Siitonen, A., McPherson, M. J., Salmi, M. & Jalkanen, S., 10 Nov 2015, In : PLoS One. 10, 11, 20 p., 0142367.

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Quality and Safety Requirements for Sustainable Phage Therapy Products

Pirnay, J-P., Blasdel, B. G., Bretaudeau, L., Buckling, A., Chanishvili, N., Clark, J. R., Corte-Real, S., Debarbieux, L., Dublanchet, A., De Vos, D., Gabard, J., Garcia, M., Goderdzishvili, M., Gorski, A., Hardcastle, J., Huys, I., Kutter, E., Lavigne, R., Merabishvili, M., Olchawa, E. & 12 othersParikka, K. J., Patey, O., Pouilot, F., Resch, G., Rohde, C., Scheres, J., Skurnik, M., Vaneechoutte, M., Van Parys, L., Verbeken, G., Zizi, M. & Van den Eede, G., Jul 2015, In : Pharmaceutical Research. 32, 7, p. 2173-2179 7 p.

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Serological characterization of the enterobacterial common antigen substitution of the lipopolysaccharide of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3

Noszczynska, M., Kasperkiewicz, K., Duda, K. A., Podhorodecka, J., Rabsztyn, K., Gwizdala, K., Swierzko, A. S., Radziejewska-Lebrecht, J., Holst, O. & Skurnik, M., Jan 2015, In : Microbiology. 161, Part 1, p. 219-227 9 p.

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Structure and genetic basis of Yersinia similis serotype O: 9 O-specific polysaccharide

Beczala, A., Ovchinnikova, O. G., Datta, N., Mattinen, L., Knapska, K., Radziejewska-Lebrecht, J., Holst, O. & Skurnik, M., Jan 2015, In : Innate Immunity. 21, 1, p. 3-16 14 p.

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The expression of the Yersinia enterocolitica O:3 lipopolysaccharide O-antigen and outer core gene clusters is RfaH-dependent.

Leskinen, K., Varjosalo, M. T., Li, Z., Li, C. M. & Skurnik, M., 2015, In : Microbiology. 161, p. 1282-1294 13 p.

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2014

Exploiting Bacterial Properties for Multi-Hop Nanonetworks

Balasubramaniam, S., Lyamin, N., Kleyko, D., Skurnik, M., Vinel, A. & Koucheryavy, Y., Jul 2014, In : IEEE Communications Magazine. 52, 7, p. 184-191 8 p.

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Parallel independent evolution of pathogenicity within the genus Yersinia

Reuter, S., Connor, T. R., Barquist, L., Walker, D., Feltwell, T., Harris, S. R., Fookes, M., Hall, M. E., Petty, N. K., Fuchs, T. M., Corander, J., Dufour, M., Ringwood, T., Savin, C., Bouchier, C., Martin, L., Miettinen, M., Shubin, M., Riehm, J. M., Laukkanen-Ninios, R. & 13 othersSihvonen, L. M., Siitonen, A., Skurnik, M., Falcao, J. P., Fukushima, H., Scholz, H. C., Prentice, M. B., Wren, B. W., Parkhill, J., Carniel, E., Achtman, M., McNally, A. & Thomson, N. R., 6 May 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 18, p. 6768-6773 6 p.

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Yersinia pestis Ail recruitment of C4b-binding protein leads to factor I- mediated inactivation of covalently and noncovalently bound C4b

Ho, D. K., Skurnik, M., Blom, A. M. & Meri, S., Mar 2014, In : European Journal of Immunology. 44, 3, p. 742-751 10 p.

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2013

Enterobacterial common antigen and O-specific polysaccharide coexist in the lipopolysaccharide of Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O: 3

Muszynski, A., Rabsztyn, K., Knapska, K., Duda, K. A., Duda-Grychtol, K., Kasperkiewicz, K., Radziejewska-Lebrecht, J., Holst, O. & Skurnik, M., Aug 2013, In : Microbiology. 159, p. 1782-1793 12 p.

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Isolation, characterization and complete genome sequence of Phaxl: a phage of Escherichia coli O157: H7

Shahrbabak, S. S., Khodabandehlou, Z., Shahverdi, A. R., Skurnik, M., Ackermann, H-W., Varjosalo, M., Yazdi, M. T. & Sepehrizadeh, Z., Aug 2013, In : Microbiology. 159, Pt. 8, p. 1629-1638 10 p.

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Sequencing of virulence genes shows limited genetic variability in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Palonen, E., Kangas, S., Somervuo, P., Lindström, M., Fredriksson-Ahomaa, M., Skurnik, M. & Korkeala, H., 2013, In : Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 10, 1, p. 21-27 7 p.

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The O-specific polysaccharide structure and gene cluster of serotype O:12 of the Yersinia pseudotuberculosis complex, and the identification of a novel l-quinovose biosynthesis gene

De Castro, C., Kenyon, J. J., Cunneen, M. M., Molinaro, A., Holst, O., Skurnik, M. & Reeves, P. R., Mar 2013, In : Glycobiology. 23, 3, p. 346-353 8 p.

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2012

Characterization of the Genome, Proteome, and Structure of Yersiniophage phi R1-37

Skurnik, M., Hyytiäinen, H., Happonen, L. J., Kiljunen, S., Datta, N., Mattinen, L., Williamson, K., Kristo, P., Szeliga, M., Kalin-Mänttäri, L., Ahola-Iivarinen, E., Kalkkinen, N. & Butcher, S. J., 1 Dec 2012, In : Journal of Virology. 86, 23, p. 12625-12642 18 p.

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Clinical isolates of Yersinia enterocolitica Biotype 1A represent two phylogenetic lineages with differing pathogenicity-related properties

Sihvonen, L. M., Jalkanen, K., Huovinen, E., Toivonen, S., Corander, J., Kuusi, M., Skurnik, M., Siitonen, A. & Haukka, K., 2012, In : BMC Microbiology. 12, 24 p., 208.

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Functional Recruitment of the Human Complement Inhibitor C4BP to Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Outer Membrane Protein Ail

Ho, D. K., Riva, R., Kirjavainen, A. V-M., Jarva, H., Ginstrom, E., Blom, A. M., Skurnik, M. & Meri, S., 2012, In : Journal of Immunology. 188, 9, p. 4450-4459 10 p.

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Identification of three oligo-/polysaccharide-specific ligases in Yersinia enterocolitica: Y. enterocolitica oligo-/polysaccharide ligases

Pinta, E. M., Li, Z., Batzilla, J., Pajunen, M., Kasanen, T., Rabsztyn, K., Rakin, A. & Skurnik, M., Jan 2012, In : Molecular Microbiology. 83, 1, p. 125-136 12 p.

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Revision of the O-polysaccharide structure of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis O:1a; confirmation of the function of WbyM as paratosyltransferase

Kondakova, A. N., Sevillano, A. M., Shaikhutdinova, R. Z., Lindner, B., Komandrova, N. A., Dentovskaya, S. V., Shashkov, A. S., Anisimov, A. P., Skurnik, M. & Knirel, Y. A., 2012, In : Carbohydrate Research. 350, p. 98-102 5 p.

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The structure of the O-specific polysaccharide of the lipopolysaccharide from Yersinia enterocolitica serotype O:50 strain 3229

Beczala, A., Duda, K. A., Skurnik, M. & Holst, O., 2012, In : Carbohydrate Research. 359, p. 97-101 5 p.

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