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David Cisneros Armas

I study molecular mechanisms of human bacterial symbionts.

Works at

Senior research engineer at Department of Molecular Biology Units: Research group Bernt Eric Uhlin
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

The intestinal microbiome consists of trillions of beneficial bacteria, which live in synergy with their human hosts. It has only recently been discovered that such microorganisms enormously impact our health in ways that had been completely unanticipated. One aspect that is poorly understood is how bacteria can successfully colonize this very specialized intestinal environment in the first place, a process that starts shortly after birth. Among the first species to colonise are members of the Bacteroides genus, which remain in the intestine throughout life.

With the help of this bacterium as a model organism, my main interests are to understand how the bacterium sense its environment and what structures it uses to remain stable in the intestines.

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mSystems, American Society for Microbiology 2023, Vol. 8, (1)
Sharma, Atin; Omer Aden, Ruqiya; Puhar, Andrea; et al.
Cell reports, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 40, (6)
Tadala, Lalitha; Langenbach, Dorothee; Dannborg, Mirjam; et al.
Microbial Cell Factories, BioMed Central 2022, Vol. 21, (1)
Graffeuil, Antoine; Guerrero-Castro, Julio; Assefa, Aster; et al.
Journal of Biological Chemistry, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2020, Vol. 295, (1) : 146-157
Morales, Carmen; Ruiz-Torres, Miguel; Rodríguez-Acebes, Sara; et al.
Surface and Interface Analysis, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 52 : 792-801
Hagberg, Aleksandra; Rzhepishevska, Olena I; Semenets, Anastasiia; et al.
Science, Vol. 360, (6390) : 800-805
Muhar, Matthias; Ebert, Anja; Neumann, Tobias; et al.
EMBO Journal, Vol. 36, (24) : 3573-3599
Wutz, Gordana; Várnai, Csilla; Nagasaka, Kota; et al.
EMBO Journal, Vol. 35, (24) : 2671-2685
Davidson, Iain F.; Goetz, Daniela; Zaczek, Maciej P.; et al.
EMBO Journal, Vol. 35, (6) : 635-653
Ladurner, Rene; Kreidl, Emanuel; Ivanov, Miroslav P; et al.
Biomolecular NMR Assignments, Vol. 8, (1) : 43-46
Amorim, Gisele C; Cisneros, David A.; Delepierre, Muriel; et al.
Research in Microbiology, Vol. 164, (6) : 545-555
Campos, Manuel; Cisneros, David A.; Nivaskumar, Mangayarkarasi; et al.
Nature, Vol. 501, (7468) : 564-568
Tedeschi, Antonio; Wutz, Gordana; Huet, Sébastien; et al.
Molecular Microbiology, Vol. 86, (4) : 805-818
Cisneros, David A.; Pehau-Arnaudet, Gerard; Francetic, Olivera
EMBO Journal, Vol. 31, (4) : 1041-1053
Cisneros, David A.; Bond, Peter J; Pugsley, Anthony P; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 107, (29) : 13081-13086
Campos, Manuel; Nilges, Michaël; Cisneros, David A.; et al.
Biochemistry, Vol. 47, (44) : 11665-11673
Tellez, Luis A.; Blancas-Mejia, Luis M.; Carrillo-Nava, Ernesto; et al.
Structure, Vol. 16, (8) : 1206-1213
Cisneros, David A.; Oberbarnscheidt, Leoni; Pannier, Angela; et al.
Small, Vol. 3, (6) : 956-963
Cisneros, David A.; Friedrichs, Jens; Taubenberger, Anna; et al.
Biophysical Journal, Vol. 93, (3) : 930-937
Preiner, Johannes; Janovjak, Harald; Rankl, Christian; et al.
Molecular Biology of the Cell, Vol. 18, (5) : 1634-1644
Taubenberger, Anna; Cisneros, David A.; Friedrichs, Jens; et al.
Biochemical Society Transactions, Vol. 35, (3) : 522-526
Shah, D S; Thomas, M B; Phillips, S; et al.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 45, (20) : 3252-3256
Cisneros, David A.; Muller, Daniel J; Daud, Sofian M; et al.
Neurobiology of Aging, Vol. 27, (4) : 546-561
Janovjak, Harald; Kedrov, Alexej; Cisneros, David A.; et al.
Journal of Structural Biology, Vol. 154, (3) : 232-245
Cisneros, David A.; Hung, Carlos; Franz, Clemens M; et al.
Journal of Molecular Biology, Vol. 349, (2) : 380-386
Poole, Kate; Khairy, Khaled; Friedrichs, Jens; et al.
Structure, Vol. 13, (2) : 235-242
Cisneros, David A.; Oesterhelt, Dieter; Müller, Daniel J
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vol. 421, (1) : 77-84
Cisneros, David A.; Montero-Morán, Gabriela M; Lara-González, Samuel; et al.
Anatomical Record, Vol. 264, (3) : 237-46
Pérez-Armendariz, E. Martha; Lamoyi, Edmundo; Mason, J. Ian; et al.

Research groups

Head of research
David Cisneros Lab