Recent publications and landmark papers from the McDevitt group are listed below. Reprints can be provided upon request.

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Refereed Journal Articles

Reviews and Book Chapters

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Recent Publication Highlights

Eijkelkamp, B.A., Morey, J.R., Neville, S.L., Tan, A., Pederick, V.G., Cole, N., Singh, P.P., Ong, C-L.Y., Gonzalez de Vega, R., Clases, D., Cunningham, B.A., Hughes, C.E., Comerford, I., Brazel, E.B., Whittall, J.J., Plumptre, C.D., McColl, S.R., Paton, J.C., McEwan, A.G., Doble P.A., and McDevitt, C.A. (2019) Dietary zinc and the control of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection. PLoS Pathogens doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007957


Monk, I.R., Shaikh, N., Begg, S.L., Gajdiss, M., Sharkey, L.K.R., Lee, J.H.Y., Pidot, S.J., Seemann, T., Kuiper, M., Winnen, B., Hvorup, R., Collins, B.M., Bierbaum, G., Udagedara, S.R., Morey, J.R., Pulyani, N., Howden, B.P., Maher, M.J., McDevitt, C.A., King, G.F., and Stinear, T.P. (2019) Zinc-binding to the cytoplasmic PAS domain regulates the essential WalK histidine kinase of Staphylococcus aureus. Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10932-4

de Boer M., Gouridis G., Vietrov R., Begg S.L., Schuurman-Wolters G.K., Husada F., Eleftheriadis N., Poolman B., McDevitt C.A., Cordes T. (2019) Conformational and dynamic plasticity in substrate-binding proteins underlies selective transport in ABC importers. eLife doi: 10.7554/eLife.44652.

Jiang JH, Hassan KA, Begg SL, Rupasinghe TWT, Naidu V, Pederick VG, Khorvash M, Whittall JJ, Paton JC, Paulsen IT, McDevitt CA, Peleg AY, Eijkelkamp BA. (2019) Identification of Novel Acinetobacter baumannii Host Fatty Acid Stress Adaptation Strategies. mBio doi: 10.1128/mBio.02056-18

Bohlmann, L., De Oliveira, D.M.P., El-Deeb, I.M., Brazel, E.B., Harbison-Price, N., Ong, C-Y., Rivera-Hernandez, T., Ferguson, S.A., Cork, A.J., Phan, M.D., Soderholm, A.T., Davies, M.R., Nimmo, G.R., Dougan, G., Schembri, M.A., Cook, G.M., McEwan, A.G., von Itzstein, M., McDevitt, C.A., Walker, M.J. (2018) Chemical synergy between ionophore PBT2 and zinc reverses antibiotic resistance. mBio. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02391-18.

Kidsley, A.K., Abraham, S., Bell, J.M., O'Dea, M., Laird, T.J., Jordan, D., Mitchell, P., McDevitt, C.A., Trott, D.J. Antimicrobial susceptibility of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. isolates from healthy pigs in Australia: Results of a pilot national survey. Front. Microbiol. 9:1207. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01207

Eijkelkamp, B.A., Begg, S.L., Pederick, V.G., Trapetti, C., Gregory, M.K., Whittall, J.J., Paton, J.C. and McDevitt, C.A. (2018) Arachidonic acid stress impacts pneumococcal fatty acid homeostasis. Front. Microbiol.. 9:813 [pdf]

Grim, K., San Francisco, B. Radin, J., Brazel, E.B., Kelliher, J., Párraga Solórzano, P. Kim, P., McDevitt, C.A. and Kehl-Fie, T. (2017) The metallophore staphylopine enables Staphylococcus aureus to compete with the host for zinc and overcome nutritional immunity. mBio. 8:e01281-17 [pdf]

Trappetti, C., McAllister, L.J., Chen, A., Wang, H., Paton, A.W., Oggioni, M.R., McDevitt, C.A., and Paton, J.C. (2017) Autoinducer 2 signaling via the phosphotransferase FruA drives galactose utilization by Streptococcus pneumoniae, resulting in hypervirulence. mBio. 8: e02269-16 [pdf]

Pederick, V.G., Eijkelkamp, B.A., Begg, S.L., Ween, M.P., McAllister, L.J., Paton, J.C., and McDevitt, C.A. (2015) ZnuA and zinc homeostasis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Scientific Reports. 5:13139 [pdf]

Begg, S.L., Eijkelkamp, B.A., Luo, Z., Couñago, R.M., Morey, J.R., Maher, M.J., Ong C.Y., McEwan, A.G., Kobe, B., O'Mara M.L., Paton, J.C., and McDevitt, C.A. (2015) Dysregulation of transition metal ion homeostasis is the molecular basis for cadmium toxicity in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Nature Communications. 6:6418 [pdf]

Bajaj, M., Mamidyala, S.K., Zuegg, J., Begg, S.L., Ween, M.P., Luo, Z., Huang, J.X., McEwan, A.G., Kobe, B., Paton, J.C., McDevitt, C.A., and Cooper M.A. (2015) Discovery of novel Pneumococcal surface antigen A (PsaA) inhibitors using a fragment-based drug design approach. ACS Chemical Biology 10:1511-20 [pdf]

Plumptre, C.D.*, Eijkelkamp, B.A.*, Morey, J.R., Behr, F., Couñago, R.M., Ogunniyi, A.D., Kobe B., O'Mara, M.L., Paton, J.C., and McDevitt, C.A. (2014) AdcA and AdcAII employ distinct zinc acquisition mechanisms and contribute additively to zinc homeostasis in Streptococcus pneumoniae. Molecular Microbiology. 91:834-51 [pdf] [*equal first author]

Couñago, R.M.*, Ween, M.P.*, Begg S.L., Bajaj, M., Zuegg, J., O'Mara, M.L., Cooper, M.A., McEwan, A.G., Paton, J.C., Kobe, B., and McDevitt, C.A. (2014) Imperfect coordination chemistry facilitates metal ion release in the Psa permease. Nature Chemical Biology. 10:35-41. [pdf] [*equal first author]
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McDevitt, C.A., Ogunniyi, A.D., Valkov, E., Lawrence, M.C., Kobe, B., McEwan, A.G., and Paton, J.C. (2011) A molecular mechanism for bacterial susceptibility to zinc. PLoS Pathogens 7:e1002357 [pdf]

Research highlight in Nature Reviews Microbiology - David, R. (2012)

McDevitt, C.A., Collins R.F., Conway M., Modok S., Storm J., Kerr I.D., Ford R.C. and Callaghan R., (2006) Purification and 3-D structural analysis of oligomeric human multidrug transporter ABCG2. Structure 14:1623-32 [pdf]

Gohlke, U., Pullen, L., McDevitt, C.A., Porcelli, I., Palmer, T., Sabil, H.R. and Berks, B.C. (2005) The TatA component of the twin-arginine protein transport system forms channel complexes of variable diameter. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 102:10482-10486 [pdf]