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Michael Syvanen

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, Medical Microbiology and Immunology
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
Phone530-752-9402
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    1. Gambetta GA, Matthews MA, Syvanen M. The Xylella fastidosa RTX operons: evidence for the evolution of protein mosaics through novel genetic exchanges. BMC Genomics. 2018 May 04; 19(1):329. PMID: 29728072.
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    2. Syvanen M. Evolutionary implications of horizontal gene transfer. Annu Rev Genet. 2012; 46:341-58. PMID: 22934638.
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    3. Lerner P, Guadalupe M, Donovan R, Hung J, Flamm J, Prindiville T, Sankaran-Walters S, Syvanen M, Wong JK, George MD, Dandekar S. The gut mucosal viral reservoir in HIV-infected patients is not the major source of rebound plasma viremia following interruption of highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Virol. 2011 May; 85(10):4772-82. PMID: 21345945.
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    4. Ndolo T, Syvanen M, Ellison T, Dandekar S. Evolution of nef variants in gut associated lymphoid tissue of rhesus macaques during primary simian immunodeficiency virus infection. Virology. 2005 Dec 05; 343(1):1-11. PMID: 16168456.
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    5. Boonjakuakul JK, Syvanen M, Suryaprasad A, Bowlus CL, Solnick JV. Transcription profile of Helicobacter pylori in the human stomach reflects its physiology in vivo. J Infect Dis. 2004 Sep 01; 190(5):946-56. PMID: 15295700.
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    6. Solnick JV, Hansen LM, Salama NR, Boonjakuakul JK, Syvanen M. Modification of Helicobacter pylori outer membrane protein expression during experimental infection of rhesus macaques. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Feb 17; 101(7):2106-11. PMID: 14762173.
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    7. Syvanen M. Churning out safer microbes for drug delivery. Nat Biotechnol. 2003 Jul; 21(7):758-9. PMID: 12833095.
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    8. Syvanen M. Rates of ribosomal RNA evolution are uniquely accelerated in eukaryotes. J Mol Evol. 2002 Jul; 55(1):85-91. PMID: 12165845.
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    9. Syvanen M. Recent emergence of the modern genetic code: a proposal. Trends Genet. 2002 May; 18(5):245-8. PMID: 12047948.
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    10. Syvanen M. On the occurrence of horizontal gene transfer among an arbitrarily chosen group of 26 genes. J Mol Evol. 2002 Feb; 54(2):258-66. PMID: 11821918.
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    11. Wei SH, Clark AG, Syvanen M. Identification and cloning of a key insecticide-metabolizing glutathione S-transferase (MdGST-6A) from a hyper insecticide-resistant strain of the housefly Musca domestica. Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2001 Nov 01; 31(12):1145-53. PMID: 11583927.
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    12. Ernest HB, Penedo MC, May BP, Syvanen M, Boyce WM. Molecular tracking of mountain lions in the Yosemite valley region in California: genetic analysis using microsatellites and faecal DNA. Mol Ecol. 2000 Apr; 9(4):433-41. PMID: 10736046.
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    13. Bouhouche N, Syvanen M, Kado CI. The origin of prokaryotic C2H2 zinc finger regulators. Trends Microbiol. 2000 Feb; 8(2):77-81. PMID: 10664601.
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    14. Syvanen M. In search of horizontal gene transfer. Nat Biotechnol. 1999 Sep; 17(9):833. PMID: 10471904.
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    15. Turner KO, Syvanen M, Meizel S. The human acrosome reaction is highly sensitive to inhibition by cyclodiene insecticides. J Androl. 1997 Nov-Dec; 18(6):571-5. PMID: 9432128.
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    16. Solnick JV, Hansen LM, Syvanen M. The major sigma factor (RpoD) from Helicobacter pylori and other gram-negative bacteria shows an enhanced rate of divergence. J Bacteriol. 1997 Oct; 179(19):6196-200. PMID: 9324272.
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    17. Wang JY, Drlica K, Syvanen M. Monovalent cations differ in their effects on transcription initiation from a sigma-70 promoter of Escherichia coli. Gene. 1997 Sep 01; 196(1-2):95-8. PMID: 9322745.
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    18. Zhou ZH, Syvanen M. A complex glutathione transferase gene family in the housefly Musca domestica. Mol Gen Genet. 1997 Sep; 256(2):187-94. PMID: 9349710.
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    19. Theis JH, Cleary M, Syvanen M, Gilson A, Swift P, Banks J, Johnson E. DNA-confirmed Taenia solium cysticercosis in black bears (Ursus americanus) from California. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1996 Oct; 55(4):456-8. PMID: 8916808.
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    20. Syvanen M, Zhou Z, Wharton J, Goldsbury C, Clark A. Heterogeneity of the glutathione transferase genes encoding enzymes responsible for insecticide degradation in the housefly. J Mol Evol. 1996 Sep; 43(3):236-40. PMID: 8703089.
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    21. Syvanen M, Zhou ZH, Wang JY. Glutathione transferase gene family from the housefly Musca domestica. Mol Gen Genet. 1994 Oct 17; 245(1):25-31. PMID: 7845356.
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    22. Syvanen M. Horizontal gene transfer: evidence and possible consequences. Annu Rev Genet. 1994; 28:237-61. PMID: 7893125.
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    23. Wang JY, Syvanen M. DNA twist as a transcriptional sensor for environmental changes. Mol Microbiol. 1992 Jul; 6(14):1861-6. PMID: 1508037.
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    24. Lee KY, Hopkins JD, Syvanen M. Evolved neomycin phosphotransferase from an isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Mol Microbiol. 1991 Aug; 5(8):2039-46. PMID: 1662755.
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    25. DeLong A, Syvanen M. Trans-acting transposase mutant from Tn5. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Jul 15; 88(14):6072-6. PMID: 1648727.
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    26. Wang JY, McCommas S, Syvanen M. Molecular cloning of a glutathione S-transferase overproduced in an insecticide-resistant strain of the housefly (Musca domestica). Mol Gen Genet. 1991 Jun; 227(2):260-6. PMID: 2062307.
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    27. Lee KY, Hopkins JD, O'Brien TF, Syvanen M. Gly-238-Ser substitution changes the substrate specificity of the SHV class A beta-lactamases. Proteins. 1991; 11(1):45-51. PMID: 1961701.
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    28. DeLong A, Syvanen M. Membrane association of the Tnp and Inh proteins of IS50R. J Bacteriol. 1990 Sep; 172(9):5516-9. PMID: 2168388.
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    29. Lee KY, Hopkins JD, Syvanen M. Direct involvement of IS26 in an antibiotic resistance operon. J Bacteriol. 1990 Jun; 172(6):3229-36. PMID: 2160941.
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    30. Hartman H, Syvanen M, Buchanan BB. Contrasting evolutionary histories of chloroplast thioredoxins f and m. Mol Biol Evol. 1990 May; 7(3):247-54. PMID: 2359363.
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    31. Lichens-Park A, Smith CL, Syvanen M. Integration of bacteriophage lambda into the cryptic lambdoid prophages of Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 1990 May; 172(5):2201-8. PMID: 2139644.
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    32. Zhou Z, Syvanen M. Identification and sequence of the drpA gene from Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 1990 Jan; 172(1):281-6. PMID: 1688424.
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    33. Syvanen M, Hartman H, Stevens PF. Classical plant taxonomic ambiguities extend to the molecular level. J Mol Evol. 1989 Jun; 28(6):536-44. PMID: 2549257.
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    34. Hopkins JD, O'Brien TF, Syvanen M. Functional and structural map of pLST1000: a multiresistance plasmid widely distributed in Enterobacteriaceae. Plasmid. 1988 Sep; 20(2):163-6. PMID: 3237863.
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    35. McCommas SA, Syvanen M. Temporal control of transposition in Tn5. J Bacteriol. 1988 Feb; 170(2):889-94. PMID: 2828332.
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    36. Lichens-Park A, Syvanen M. Cointegrate formation by IS50 requires multiple donor molecules. Mol Gen Genet. 1988 Feb; 211(2):244-51. PMID: 2832702.
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    37. Syvanen M. Molecular clocks and evolutionary relationships: possible distortions due to horizontal gene flow. J Mol Evol. 1987; 26(1-2):16-23. PMID: 3125334.
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    38. Syvanen M, Hopkins JD, Griffin TJ, Liang TY, Ippen-Ihler K, Kolodner R. Stimulation of precise excision and recombination by conjugal proficient F'plasmids. Mol Gen Genet. 1986 Apr; 203(1):1-7. PMID: 2872578.
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    39. Hopkins JD, Mayer KH, Gilleece ES, O'Brien TF, Syvanen M. Genetic and physical characterization of IncM plasmid pBWH1 and its variance among natural isolates. J Bacteriol. 1986 Jan; 165(1):47-52. PMID: 3941051.
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    40. O'Brien TF, Pla MP, Mayer KH, Kishi H, Gilleece E, Syvanen M, Hopkins JD. Intercontinental spread of a new antibiotic resistance gene on an epidemic plasmid. Science. 1985 Oct 04; 230(4721):87-8. PMID: 2994226.
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    41. Lech KF, Lee CH, Isberg RR, Syvanen M. New gene in Escherichia coli K-12 (drpA): does its product play a role in RNA synthesis? J Bacteriol. 1985 Apr; 162(1):117-23. PMID: 2579939.
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    42. Isberg RR, Syvanen M. Compartmentalization of the proteins encoded by IS50R. J Biol Chem. 1985 Mar 25; 260(6):3645-51. PMID: 2982872.
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    43. Isberg RR, Syvanen M. Tn5 transposes independently of cointegrate resolution. Evidence for an alternative model for transposition. J Mol Biol. 1985 Mar 05; 182(1):69-78. PMID: 2987510.
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    44. Syvanen M. Cross-species gene transfer; implications for a new theory of evolution. J Theor Biol. 1985 Jan 21; 112(2):333-43. PMID: 2984477.
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    45. Syvanen M. Conserved regions in mammalian beta-globins: could they arise by cross-species gene exchange? J Theor Biol. 1984 Apr 21; 107(4):685-96. PMID: 6738089.
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    46. Syvanen M. The evolutionary implications of mobile genetic elements. Annu Rev Genet. 1984; 18:271-93. PMID: 6099089.
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    47. Hopkins JD, Clements M, Syvanen M. New class of mutations in Escherichia coli (uup) that affect precise excision of insertion elements and bacteriophage Mu growth. J Bacteriol. 1983 Jan; 153(1):384-9. PMID: 6294054.
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    48. Kong QT, Wu QL, Jia LB, Syvanen M, Lin EC, Shen SJ. Effect of nifA gene product on expression of lacZ under nifH promoter in Escherichia coli. Sci Sin B. 1982 Oct; 25(10):1061-70. PMID: 6815798.
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    49. Isberg RR, Lazaar AL, Syvanen M. Regulation of Tn5 by the right-repeat proteins: control at the level of the transposition reaction? Cell. 1982 Oct; 30(3):883-92. PMID: 6291787.
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    50. German M, Syvanen M. Incompatibility between bacteriophage lambda and the sex factor F. Plasmid. 1982 Sep; 8(2):207-10. PMID: 6217477.
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    51. Isberg RR, Syvanen M. DNA gyrase is a host factor required for transposition of Tn5. Cell. 1982 Aug; 30(1):9-18. PMID: 6290084.
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    52. Syvanen M, Hopkins JD, Clements M. A new class of mutants in DNA polymerase I that affects gene transposition. J Mol Biol. 1982 Jun 25; 158(2):203-12. PMID: 6288966.
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    53. Isberg RR, Syvanen M. Replicon fusions promoted by the inverted repeats of Tn5. The right repeat is an insertion sequence. J Mol Biol. 1981 Jul 25; 150(1):15-32. PMID: 6271973.
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    54. Clements MB, Syvanen M. Isolation of polA mutation that affects transposition of insertion sequences and transposons. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 1981; 45 Pt 1:201-4. PMID: 6271467.
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    55. Guarente LP, Isberg RR, Syvanen M, Silhavy TJ. Conferral of transposable properties to a chromosomal gene in Escherichia coli. J Mol Biol. 1980 Aug 15; 141(3):235-48. PMID: 6253648.
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    56. Syvanen M. Tn903 induces inverted duplications in the chromosome of bacteriophage lambda. J Mol Biol. 1980 May 05; 139(1):1-17. PMID: 6267289.
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    57. Hopkins JD, Clements MB, Liang TY, Isberg RR, Syvanen M. Recombination genes on the Escherichia coli sex factor specific for transposable elements. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1980 May; 77(5):2814-8. PMID: 6248868.
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    58. Young R, Smith Grillo D, Isberg R, Way J, Syvanen M. Transposition of the kanamycin-resistance transposon Tn903. Mol Gen Genet. 1980; 178(3):681-9. PMID: 6248736.
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    59. Young R, Way J, Way S, Yin J, Syvanen M. Transposition mutagenesis of bacteriophage lambda: a new gene affecting cell lysis. J Mol Biol. 1979 Aug 15; 132(3):307-22. PMID: 160463.
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    60. Syvanen M, Yin J. Studies of DNA packaging into the heads of bacteriophage lambda. J Mol Biol. 1978 Dec 15; 126(3):333-46. PMID: 745232.
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    61. Syvanen M, Schachman HK. Donnan effect as measured by sedimentation equilibrium for the protein cytochrome c. Biopolymers. 1978 Apr; 17(4):943-56. PMID: 207369.
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    62. Syvanen M. Processing of bacteriophage lambda DNA during its assembly into heads. J Mol Biol. 1975 Jan 15; 91(2):165-74. PMID: 1102699.
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    63. Kaiser D, Syvanen M, Masuda T. DNA packaging steps in bacteriophage lambda head assembly. J Mol Biol. 1975 Jan 15; 91(2):175-86. PMID: 1102700.
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    64. Syvanen M. In vitro genetic recombination of bacteriophage lambda. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1974 Jun; 71(6):2496-9. PMID: 4526306.
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    65. Kaiser D, Syvanen M, Masuda T. Processing and assembly of the head of bacteriophage lambda. J Supramol Struct. 1974; 2(2-4):318-28. PMID: 4437179.
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