Instytut Biochemii i Biofizyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk  Wydział Biologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Zbyszek Pietras, PhD

Zbyszek Pietras, PhD Postdoc

Zbyszek Pietras, PhD


(+48) 22 592 3023
Room no. 023, 030



Potential regulatory interactions of Escherichia coli RraA protein with DEAD-box helicases.
Pietras Z, Hardwick SW, Swiezewski S, Luisi BF.
J Biol Chem. 2013 Nov 1;288(44):31919-29.

Allosteric mutants show that PrfA activation is dispensable for vacuole escape but required for efficient spread and Listeria survival in vivo.
Deshayes C, Bielecka MK, Cain RJ, Scortti M, de las Heras A, Pietras Z, Luisi BF, Núñez Miguel R,Vázquez Boland JA.
Mol Microbiol. 2012 Aug;85(3):461-77.

The regulatory protein RraA modulates RNA-binding and helicase activities of the E. coli RNA degradosome.
Górna MW, Pietras Z,Tsai YC, Callaghan AJ, Hernández H, Robinson CV, Luisi B.
RNA. 2010 Mar;16(3):553-62.

The use of novel organic gels and hydrogels in protein crystallization.
Pietras Z, Lin HT, Surade S, Luisi B, Slattery O, Pos KM and Moreno A.
J. Appl. Cryst. (2010). 43, 58-63.

An ancient anion-binding structural module in RNA and DNA helicases.
Milner-White EJ, Pietras Z, Luisi B.
Proteins. 2010 Jun;78(8):1900-8.

Peptidoglycan-associated lipoprotein (Pal) of Gram-negative bacteria: function, structure, role in pathogenesis and potential application in immunoprophylaxis.
Godlewska R,Wiśniewska K, Pietras Z, Jagusztyn-Krynicka EK.
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2009 Sep;298(1):1-11.

Assembly and channel opening in a bacterial drug efflux machine.
Bavro VN, Pietras Z, Furnham N, Pérez-Cano L, Fernández-Recio J, Pei XY, Misra R, Luisi B.
Mol Cell. 2008 Apr 11; 30(1): 114–121.

Structure and mechanism of drug efflux machinery in Gram negative bacteria.
Pietras Z, Bavro VN, Furnham N, Pellegrini-Calace M, Milner-White EJ, Luisi B.
Curr Drug Targets. 2008 Sep;9(9):719-28.

Clonal structure of Enterococcus faecalis isolated from Polish hospitals: characterization of epidemic clones.
Kawalec M, Pietras Z, Daniłowicz E, Jakubczak A, Gniadkowski M, Hryniewicz W, Willems RJ.
J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Jan; 45(1): 147–153.

The role of potassium tellurite growth test in the identification of Enterococcus spp. to the species level and the evaluation of the ready-to-use „Potassium Tellurite kit” (Bio-Rad).
Kawalec M, Pietras Z.
Journal of Laboratory Diagnostics. 2006