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 Phansopa C, Kozak RP, Liew LP, Frey AM, Farmilo T, Parker JL, Kelly DJ, Emery RJ, Thomson RL, Royle L, Gardner RA, Spencer DI, Stafford GP (2015) Characterization of a sialate O-acetyl esterase (NanS) from the oral pathogen Tannerella forsythia that enhances sialic acid release by NanH its cognate sialidase. Biochem J. 2015 Sep 16. pii: BJ20150388

Honma K, Ruscitto A, Frey AM, Stafford GP, Sharma A. (2015) Sialic acid transporter NanT participates in Tannerella forsythia biofilm formation and survival on epithelial cells. Microb Pathog. 2015 Aug 28. pii: S0882-4010(15)00143-6. doi: 10.1016/j.micpath.2015.08.012.  

Gentile P, Frongia ME, Cardellach M, Miller CA, Stafford GP, Leggett GJ, Hatton PV.(2015) Functionalised nanoscale coatings using layer-by-layer assembly for imparting antibacterial properties to polylactide-co-glycolide surfaces. Acta Biomater. 2015 21:35-43.

Megson ZA, Koerdt A, Schuster H, Ludwig R, Janesch B, Frey A, Naylor K, Wilson IB, Stafford GP, Messner P, Schäffer C. (2015) Characterization of an α-l-fucosidase from the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia.Virulence. 2015;6(3):282-92


Douglas CW, Naylor K, Phansopa C, Frey AM, Farmilo T, Stafford GP. (2014) Physiological adaptations of key oral bacteria. Adv Microb Physiol. 2014, 65:257-335.

Rebecca C. Lowry, Jennifer L. Parker, Ramhari Kumbhar, Stephane Mesnage, Jonathan G. Shaw and Graham P. Stafford (2014) The Aeromonas caviae AHA0618 gene modulates cell length and influences swimming and swarming motility Microbiology Open, Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/mbo3.233

Parker JL, Lowry RC, Couto NA, Wright PC, Stafford GP, Shaw JG. (2014) Maf-dependent bacterial flagellin glycosylation occurs before chaperone binding and flagellar T3SS export. Mol Microbiol. 2014 Apr;92(2):258-72.

Phansopa, C., Roy, S., Rafferty, J. B., Douglas, C. W. I., Pandhal, J., Wright, P. C., Kelly, D. J. and Stafford, G. P. (2013)  Structural and functional characterisation of NanU, a novel high-affinity sialic acid-inducible binding protein of oral and gut-dwelling Bacteroidetes spp. Biochem. J. Biochem J 458(3):499-511


Settem RP, Honma K, Stafford GP, Sharma A. (2013) Protein-linked glycans in periodontal bacteria: prevalence and role at the immune interface.Front Microbiol. 2013 Oct 17;4:310.

Stafford, P, Higham, J, Pinnock, A, Murdoch, C, Douglas, CWI, Stafford, GP & Lambert, DW (2013) Gingipain-dependent degradation of mTOR pathway proteins by the periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis during invasion Molecular Oral Microbiology 8(5):366-78

Settem, RP, Honma, K, Nakajima, T, Phansopa, C, Roy,S, Stafford, GP and Ashu Sharma (2012) A bacterial glycan core linked to surface (S)-layer proteins modulates host immunity through Th17 suppression Mucosal Immunology6(2):415-26


Settem, RJ, Al-Hassan, Honma, K, Stafford, GP and Sharma, A (2012) Fusobacterium nucleatum and Tannerella forsythia induce synergistic alveolar bone loss in a mouse periodontitis model Infection and Immunity 80(7):2436-43

Parker, JL, Day-Williams, MJ, Tomas, JM, Stafford, GP and Shaw, JG (2012) Identification of a putative glycosyltransferase responsible for the transfer of pseudaminic acid onto the polar flagellin of Aeromonas caviae Sch3N MicrobiologyOpen: 1(2):149-60

Roy, S; Phansopa, C.; Stafford, P.; Honma, K.; Douglas, I.; Sharma, A. and Stafford G.P. (2012) Beta-hexosaminidase activity of the oral pathogen Tannerella forsythia influences biofilm formation on glycoprotein substrates FEMS Immun & Med Micro, 65(1):116-20

Stafford, G.P., Roy, S., Honma, K. and Sharma, A. (2012) Sialic acid, periodontal pathogens and Tannerella forsythia: stick around and enjoy the feast! Molecular Oral Microbiology 27:11-22


Roy S, Honma K, Douglas CWI, Sharma A and Stafford GP (2011) Role of sialidase in glycoprotein utiisation by Tannerella forsythia. Microbiology 157: 3195-3202.


Roy S, Douglas CI, Stafford GP. (2010)A novel sialic acid utilisation and uptake system in the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia.J Bacteriol. 2010, 192, 2285-2293.

Pham TK, Roy S, Douglas CWI, Wright PC and Stafford, GP (2010) A quantitative analysis of biofilm adaptation by the periodontal pathogen Tannerella forsythia.Proteomics. 10, 3130-41

Suwannakul S, Stafford GP, Wan Sulaiman WN, Whawell SA & Douglas CWI (2009)Identification of bistable populations of Porphyromonas gingivalis that differ in epithelial cell invasion.Microbiology. 156, 3052-64.




Stafford, GP, Evans, LDB, Krumscheid, R, Dhillon, P, Fraser, GM and Hughes,C (2007)Sorting of early and late flagellar subunits after docking at the membrane ATPase of the type III export pathway. J Mol Biol 374: 877-82.

Stafford GP and Hughes, C (2007) Salmonella typhimurium flhE, a conserved flagellar regulon gene required for swarming. Microbiology 153, 541-547.



Evans LD, Stafford GP, Ahmed S, Fraser GM and Hughes C (2006) An escort mechanism for cycling of export chaperones during flagellum assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy ofSciences USA 103, 17474-17479.

Stafford GP, Ogi T and Hughes, C (2005) Binding and transcriptional activation of non-flagellar genes by the E. coli flagella master regulator FlhD2C2.Microbiology 151, 1779-88.

Thomas J, Stafford GP and Hughes C (2004) Docking of cytosolic chaperone-substrate complexes at the membrane ATPase during flagellar type III protein export.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 101, 3945-50.

Karlsen OA, Berven FS, Stafford GP, Larsen O, Murrell JC, Jensen HB and Fjellbirkeland A (2003)The surface-associated and secreted MopE protein of Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) responds to changes in the concentration of copper in the growth medium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69, 2386-8.

Stafford GP, Scanlan J, McDonald IR, Murrell JC (2003) rpoN, mmoR and mmoG, genes involved in regulating the expression of soluble methane monooxygenase in Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b. Microbiology. 149, 1771-84.

Gilbert B, McDonald IR, Finch R, Stafford GP, Nielsen AK, Murrell JC (2000) Molecular analysis of the pmo (particulate methane monooxygenase) operons from two type II methanotrophs.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 66(3), 966-75.


Cook GM, Loder C, Søballe B, Stafford GP, Membrillo-hernandez, J and Poole, RK (1998), A factor produced by Escherichia coli K-12 inhibits the growth of E.coli mutants defective in the cytochrome bd quinol oxidase complex: enterochelin rediscovered. Microbiology144, 3297-3308.