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The Faculty of Medicine - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics: Trachtenberg Shlomo


 Last updated June 2021 - School of Pharmacy

List of Publications

(1) Trachtenberg S, Schuck P, Phillips TM, Andrews SB, Leapman RD. A structural framework for a near-minimal form of life: Mass and compositional analysis of the helical mollicute Spiroplasma melliferum BC3. PLoS ONE 2014;9(2).

(2) Nisani-Bizer K, Trachtenberg S. Unperturbing a non-helically perturbed bacterial flagellar filament: Salmonella typhimurium SJW23. J Mol Biol 2012;416(3):367-388.

(3) Cohen-Krausz S, Cabahug PC, Trachtenberg S. The monomeric, tetrameric, and fibrillar organization of fib: The dynamic building block of the bacterial linear motor of Spiroplasma melliferum BC3. J Mol Biol 2011;410(2):194-213.

(4) Trachtenberg S, Dorward LM, Speransky VV, Jaffe H, Andrews SB, Leapman RD. Structure of the Cytoskeleton of Spiroplasma melliferum BC3 and Its Interactions with the Cell Membrane. J Mol Biol 2008;378(4):778-789.

(5) Cohen-Krausz S, Trachtenberg S. The Flagellar Filament Structure of the Extreme Acidothermophile Sulfolobus shibatae B12 Suggests that Archaeabacterial Flagella have a Unique and Common Symmetry and Design. J Mol Biol 2008;375(4):1113-1124.

(6) Trachtenberg S. The cytoskeleton of spiroplasma: A complex linear motor. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 2006;11(3-5):265-283.

(7) Trachtenberg S, Cohen-Krausz S. The archaeabacterial flagellar filament: A bacterial propeller with a pilus-like structure. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 2006;11(3-5):208-220.

(8) Ben-Artzi M, Croisille J-, Fishelov D, Trachtenberg S. A pure-compact scheme for the streamfunction formulation of Navier-Stokes equations. J Comput Phys 2005;205(2):640-664.

(9) Trachtenberg S, Galkin VE, Egelman EH. Refining the structure of the Halobacterium salinarum flagellar filament using the iterative helical real space reconstruction method: Insights into polymorphism. J Mol Biol 2005;346(3):665-676.

(10) Trachtenberg S. Mollicutes. Curr Biol 2005;15(13):R483-484.

(11) Trachtenberg S. Shaping and moving a Spiroplasma. J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 2004;7(1-2):78-87.

(12) Trachtenberg S, Fishelov D, Ben-Artzi M. Bacterial flagellar microhydrodynamics: Laminar flow over complex flagellar filaments, analog Archimedean screws and cylinders, and its perturbations. Biophys J 2003;85(3):1345-1357.

(13) Cohen-Krausz S, Trachtenberg S. The axial α-helices and radial spokes in the core of the cryo-negatively stained complex flagellar filament of Pseudomonas rhodos: Recovering high-resolution details from a flexible helical assembly. J Mol Biol 2003;331(5):1093-1108.

(14) Trachtenberg S, Andrews SB, Leapman RD. Mass distribution and spatial organization of the linear bacterial motor of Spiroplasma citri R8A2. J Bacteriol 2003;185(6):1987-1994.

(15) Trachtenberg S, Gilad R, Geffen N. The bacterial linear motor of Spiroplasma melliferum BC3: From single molecules to swimming cells. Mol Microbiol 2003;47(3):671-697.

(16) Gilad R, Porat A, Trachtenberg S. Motility modes of Spiroplasma melliferum BC3: A helical, wall-less bacterium driven by a linear motor. Mol Microbiol 2003;47(3):657-669.

(17) Cohen-Krausz S, Trachtenberg S. The structure of the helically perturbed flagellar filament of Pseudomonas rhodos: Implications for the absence of the outer domain in other complex flagellins and for the flexibility of the radial spokes. Mol Microbiol 2003;48(5):1305-1316.

(18) Cohen-Krausz S, Trachtenberg S. The structure of the archeabacterial flagellar filament of the extreme halophile Halobacterium salinarum R1M1 and its relation to eubacterial flagellar filaments and type IV pili. J Mol Biol 2002;321(3):383-395.

(19) Trachtenberg S, Gilad R. A bacterial linear motor: Cellular and molecular organization of the contractile cytoskeleton of the helical bacterium Spiroplasma melliferum BC3. Mol Microbiol 2001;41(4):827-848.

(20) Ben-Artzi M, Fishelov D, Trachtenberg S. Vorticity dynamics and numerical resolution of Navier-Stokes equations. Math Model Numer Anal 2001;35(2):313-330.

(21) Amihai D, Trachtenberg S, Terkel J, Hammel I. The structure of mast cell secretory granules in the blind mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi). J Struct Biol 2001;136(2):96-100.

(22) Trachtenberg S, Pinnick B, Kessel M. The cell surface glycoprotein layer of the extreme halophile Halobacterium salinarum and its relation to Haloferax volcanii: Cryo-electron tomography of freeze-substituted cells and projection studies of negatively stained envelopes. J Struct Biol 2000;130(1):10-26.

(23) Trachtenberg S. Mollicutes - Wall-less bacteria with internal cytoskeletons. J Struct Biol 1998;124(2-3):244-256.

(24) Trachtenberg S, Derosier DJ, Zemlin F, Beckmann E. Non-helical perturbations of the flagellar filament: Salmonella typhimurium SJW117 at 9.6 Å resolution. J Mol Biol 1998;276(4):759-773.

(25) Trachtenberg S. A fast-freezing device with a retractable environmental chamber, suitable for kinetic cryo-electron microscopy studies. J Struct Biol 1998;123(1):45-55.

(26) Cohen-Krausz S, Trachtenberg S. Helical perturbations of the flagellar filament: Rhizobium lupini H13-3 at 13 Å resolution. J Struct Biol 1998;122(3):267-282.

(27) Trachtenberg S. Programmable freezesubstitution and cryoembedding device. Microsc Res Tech 1993;24(2):173-179.

(28) Trachtenberg S. Fast-freezing devices for cryo-electron-microscopy. Micron 1993;24(1):1-12.

(29) Trachtenberg S, Leonard KR, Tichelaar W. Radial mass density functions of vitrified helical specimens determined by scanning transmission electron microscopy: their potential use as substitutes for equatorial data. Ultramicroscopy 1992;45(3-4):307-321.

(30) Trachtenberg S, DeRosier DJ. Conformational switching in the flagellar filament of Salmonella typhimurium. J Mol Biol 1992;226(2):447-454.

(31) Trachtenberg S, Hammel I. The rigidity of bacterial flagellar filaments and its relation to filament polymorphism. J Struct Biol 1992;109(1):18-27.

(32) Trachtenberg S, DeRosier DJ. A three-start helical sheath on the flagellar filament of Caulobacter crescentus. J Bacteriol 1992;174(19):6198-6206.

(33) Trachtenberg S, DeRosier DJ. A molecular switch: Subunit rotations involved in the right-handed to left-handed transitions of Salmonella typhimurium flagellar filaments. J Mol Biol 1991;220(1):67-77.

(34) Hyman HC, Trachtenberg S. Point mutations that lock Salmonella typhimurium flagellar filaments in the straight right-handed and left-handed forms and their relation to filament superhelicity. J Mol Biol 1991;220(1):79-88.

(35) Trachtenberg S, DeRosier DJ. Three-dimensional reconstruction of the flagellar filament of Caulobacter crescentus. A flagellin lacking the outer domain and its amino acid sequence lacking an internal segment. J Mol Biol 1988;202(4):787-808.

(36) Trachtenberg S, DeRosier DJ. Three-dimensional structure of the frozen-hydrated flagellar filament. The left-handed filament of Salmonella typhimurium. J Mol Biol 1987;195(3):581-601.

(37) Trachtenberg S, DeRosier DJ, Macnab RM. Three-dimensional structure of the complex flagellar filament of Rhizobium lupini and its relation to the structure of the plain filament. J Mol Biol 1987;195(3):603-620.

(38) Trachtenberg S. Assemblies of psoriatic keratin and their relation to normal intermediate filament structures. Biochim Biophys Acta Gen Subj 1987;923(3):327-332.

(39) Trachtenberg S, DeRosier DJ, Aizawa S-, Macnab RM. Pairwise perturbation of flagellin subunits. The structural basis for the differences between plain and complex bacterial flagellar filaments. J Mol Biol 1986;190(4):569-576.

(40) Trachtenberg S. Conformation and aggregation of a polysaccharide: In solution, as transported in Golgi vesicles, and in an extracellular matrix. J Ultrastruct Mol Struct Res 1986;97(1-3):89-102.

(41) TRACHTENBERG S, STOKES D, BULLITT E, DeROSIERa D. Actin and Flagellar Filaments: Two Helical Structures with Variable Twist. Ann New York Acad Sci 1986;483(1):88-99.

(42) Trachtenberg S. Cytochemical and morphological evidence for the involvement of the plasma membrane and plastids in mucilage secretion in Aloe arborescens. Ann Bot 1984;53(2):227-236.

(43) Trachtenberg S, Mayer AM. Mucilage cells, calcium oxalate crystals and soluble calcium in Opuntia ficus-indica. Ann Bot 1982;50(4):549-557.

(44) Trachtenberg S, Mayer AM. A stereological analysis of the succulent tissue 5Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill: II. Ultrastructural development of the mucilage cells. J Exp Bot 1981;32(5):1105-1113.

(45) Trachtenberg S, Mayer AM. A stereological analysis of the succulent tissue 5Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill: I. Development of mucilage cells. J Exp Bot 1981;32(5):1091-1103.

(46) Trachtenberg S, Mayer AM. Calcium oxalate crystals in Opuntia ficusindica (L.) mill.: Development and relation to mucilage cells - A stereological analysis. Protoplasma 1981;109(3-4):271-283.

(47) Trachtenberg S, Mayer AM. Composition and properties of Opuntia ficus-indica mucilage. Phytochemistry 1981;20(12):2665-2668.

(48) Trachtenberg S, Mayer AM. Biophysical properties of Opuntia ficus-indica mucilage. Phytochemistry 1980;21(12):2835-2843.


(50) Trachtenberg S, Zamski E. Conduction of ionic solutes and assimilates in the leptom of Polytrichum juniperinum willd. J Exp Bot 1978;29(3):719-727.