Publications and Patents

*In bold, current members of the lab.

PATENTS

Barany, F., Efcavitch, WJ., Ruiz Rueda, C., Huang, J., Feinberg, PB. 2015. Method for identification and relative quantification of nucleic acid sequence expression, splice variant, translocation, copy number, or methylation changes using combined nuclease, ligation, and polymerase reactions with carryover prevention. PCT International Application No. PCT/US2015/054759.

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

Ruiz, C. and Levy, S.B. 2014. Regulation of acrAB expression by cellular metabolites in Escherichia coli. J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 69: 390-399. [Link]

Harmon, D.E., Murphy J.L., Davis, A.J., and Mecsas, J. 2013.  A mutant with aberrant extracellular LcrV-YscF interactions fails to form pores and translocate Yop effector proteins but retains the ability to trigger Yop secretion in response to host cell contact. J. Bacteriol. 195: 2244–54. [Link]

Ruiz, C. and Levy, S.B. 2011. Use of Functional Interactions with MarA to Discover Chromosomal Genes Affecting Antibiotic Susceptibility in Escherichia coli. Int. J. Antimicrob. Agents 37: 177–178. [Link]

Harmon, D.E., Davis, A.J., Castillo, C., and Mecsas, J. 2010. Identification and Characterization of Small-Molecule Inhibitors of Yop Translocation in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 54: 3241–54. [Link]

Ruiz, C. and Levy, S.B. 2010. Many Chromosomal Genes Modulate MarA-Mediated Multidrug Resistance in Escherichia coli. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 54: 2125–2134. [Link]

Ruiz, C., McMurry, L.M. and Levy, S.B. 2008. Role of the multidrug resistance regulator MarA in global regulation of the hdeAB acid resistance operon in Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 190: 1290–1297. [Link]

Ruiz, C., Falcocchio, S., Pastor, F.I.J., Saso, L. and Díaz, P. 2007. EstV, a novel bacterial lipase belonging to family V, is the first lipase from the pathogen Helicobacter pylori, and also from an epsilon-proteobacterium, cloned and characterized. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73: 2423–2431. [Link]

Ruiz, C., Falcocchio, S., Xoxi, E., Villo, L., Nicolosi, G., Pastor, F.I.J., Díaz, P. and Saso, L. 2006. Inhibition of Candida rugosa lipase by saponins, flavonoids and alkaloids. J. Mol. Catal. B Enzym. 40: 138-143. [Link]

Falcocchio, S., Ruiz, C., Pastor, F.I.J., Saso, L. and Díaz, P. 2006. Propionibacterium acnes GehA lipase, involved in acne development, can be successfully inhibited by selected natural substances. J. Mol. Catal. B Enzym. 40: 132–137. [Link]

Ruiz, C., Pastor, F.I.J. and Díaz, P. 2005. Isolation of lipid- and polysaccharide-degrading microorganisms from subtropical forest soil, and analysis of lipolytic strain Bacillus sp. CR-179. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 40: 218–222. [Link]

Falcocchio, S., Ruiz, C., Pastor, F.I.J., Saso, L., and Díaz, P. 2005. Identification of a carboxylesterase-producing Rhodococcus soil isolate. Can. J. Microbiol. 51: 753–758. [Link]

Ruiz, C., Falcocchio, S., Xoxi, E., Pastor, F.I.J., Díaz, P. and Saso, L. 2004. Activation and inhibition of Candida rugosa and Bacillus-related lipases by saturated fatty acids, evaluated by a new colorimetric microassay. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1672: 184–191. [Link]

Ruiz, C., Pastor, F.I.J. and Díaz, P. 2003. Isolation and characterization of Bacillus sp. BP-6 LipA, a ubiquitous lipase among mesophilic Bacillus species. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 37: 354–359. [Link]

Prim, N., Sánchez M., Ruiz, C., Pastor, F.I.J. and Díaz, P. 2003. Use of methylumbeliferyl-derivative substrates for lipase activity characterization. J. Mol. Catal. B Enzym. 22: 339–346. [Link]

Ruiz, C., Blanco, A., Pastor, F.I.J. and Díaz, P. 2002. Analysis of Bacillus megaterium lipolytic system and cloning of LipA, a novel subfamily I.4 bacterial lipase. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 217: 263–267. [Link]

Advertisements