Dragana Ajdic Lab : Publications

Selected Publications

Dr. Ajdic’s publications were cited more than 1600 times.

1. Ajdic, D., Y. Zoghbi, D. Gerth and S. Thaller (2016) The relationship of bacterial biofilms and capsular contracture in breast implants. Journal of Aesthetic Surgery 2016 Mar;36(3):297-309. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjv177. Epub 2016 Feb 2. PMID: 26843099

2. Vujanac, M., V. S. Iyer, M. Sengupta and D. Ajdic (2015) Regulation of Streptococcus mutans PTSBio by the transcriptional repressor NigR. Mol Oral Microbiol. 30(4):280-94 PMID: 25580872

3. Leung V., D. Ajdic, S. Koyanagi, and C. Levesque (2015) The formation of Streptococcus mutans persisters induced by the quorum-sensing peptide pheromone is affected by the LexA regulator. Journal of Bacteriology 197(6):1083-94. PMID: 25583974

4. Mancl, K., R. Kirsner and D. Ajdic. (2013) Wound biofilms: lessons learned from oral biofilms. Wound Repair Regen. 21(3):352-362. PMID: 23551419

5. Ajdic D., Z. Chen. (2013) A novel phosphotransferase system of Streptococcus mutans is responsible for transport of carbohydrates with α-1,3 linkage. Mol Oral Microbiol. 28(2):114. PMID: 23193985

6. Zhu M, Ajdic D, Liu Y, Lynch D, Merritt J, Banas JA (2009) The role of the Streptococcus mutans irvA gene in GbpC-independent dextran-dependent aggregation and biofilm formation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75(22):7037-43. PMID: 19783751

7. Pratanporn Arirachakaran, Em-on Benjavongkulchai, Somkiat Luengpailin, D. Ajdic, and Jeffrey A. Banas (2007) Manganese Affects Streptococcus mutans Virulence Gene Expression. Caries Research 41:503-511. PMID: 17992013

8. Ajdic, D., and V. Pham (2007) Global transcriptional analysis of Streptococcus mutans sugar transporters using microarrays. J. Bacteriol. 189(14):5049–5059. PMID: PMC1951856

9. Ferretti, J.J., D. Ajdic, W. M. McShan. (2004) Comparative genomics of streptococcal species. Indian J Med Res. 119: Suppl:1-6. PMID: 15232152

10. Ajdic, D., W. M. McShan, R. McLaughlin, G. Savic, J. Chang, M. B. Carson, C. Primeaux, R. Tian, S. Kenton, H. Jia, S. Lin, Y. Qian, S. Li, H. Zhu, F. Najar, H. Lai, J. White, B. A. Roe, and J. J. Ferretti. (2002) Genome sequence of Streptococcus mutans UA159, a cariogenic dental pathogen. PNAS (USA) 99:14434-14439. PMID: PMC137901

11. Ferretti, J. J., W. M. McShan, D. Ajdic, D. J. Savic, K. Lyon, S. Sezate, A. N. Suvorov, S. Kenton, H. Lai, S. Lin, Y. Qian, F. Z. Najar, L. Song, J. White, X. Yuan, S. W. Clifton, B. A. Roe, and R. McLaughlin. (2001) Complete genome sequence of an M1 strain of Streptococcus pyogenes. PNAS (USA) 98:4658-4663. PMID: PMC31890

12. Ajdic, D., W. M. McShan, D. J. Savic, D. Gerlach, and J. J. Ferretti. (2000) The NAD-glycohydrolase gene of Streptococcus pyogenes. FEMS Mibrobiol. Lett., 191:235-241 PMID: 11024269

13. Chaussee, M. S., D. Ajdic, and J. J. Ferretti. (1999) The rgg gene of Streptocuccus pyogenes NZ131 positively influences extracellular SPE B production. Infect. Immun. 67:1715-1722. PMID: PMC96519

14. Ajdic, D., and J. J. Ferretti. (1998) Transcriptional regulation of the Streptococcus mutans gal operon by the GalR repressor. J. Bacteriol. 180: 5727-5732. PMID: PMC107634

15. Ajdic, D. and J. J. Ferretti. Regulation of the galactose operon of Streptococcus mutans. (1997) Adv Exp Med Biol (United States), 418:1015-1018. PMID: 9331823

16. Ajdic, D., I. C. Sutcliffe, R. R. B. Russell and J. J. Ferretti. Organization and nucleotide sequence of the Streptococcus mutans galactose operon. (1996) Gene 180:137-144. PMID: 8973358

17. Ivanisevic, R. M. Milic, D. Ajdic, J. Rakonjac, and D. J. Savic. Nucleotide sequence, mutational analysis, transcriptional start and product analysis of nov, the gene that affects the response of Escherichia coli K-12 to gyrase inhibitors. (1995) J. Bacteriol. 177:1766-1771. PMID: PMC176804

18. Rakonjac, J., M. Milic, D. Ajdic-Predic, D. Santos, R. Ivanisevic, and D. J. Savic. nov, a new gene that affects response of Escherichia coli K12 to novobiocin. 1992. Molecular Microbiology 6:1547-1553. PMID: 1625583

19. Ajdic, D., G. Jovanovic, V. Glisin, J. Hejna, and D. Savic. Nucleotide sequence analysis of the inversion termini located within IS3 elements a3b3 and b5a5 of Escherichia coli K12. 1991. J. Bacteriol. 173:906-909. PMID: PMC207089

20. Lepsanović Z, Zivanović-Marinković V, Ajdić D, Krstić L, Kuljić-Kapulica N. [Analysis of herpes simplex virus DNA using restriction endonucleases] Vojnosanit Pregl. 1989 May-Jun; 46(3):172-4. Serbian. PMID: 2554589