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[66] A.S. Figueiredo, T. Kouril, D. Esser, P. Haferkamp, P. Wieloch, D. Schomburg, P. Ruoff, B. Siebers and J. Schaber (2017). Systems Biology of the modified branched Entner-Doudoroff pathway in Sulfolobus solfataricus. PLoS One 12(7):e0180331. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180331.

[65] Stark H., J. Wolf, A. Albersmeier, T. K. Pham, J.D. Hofmann, B. Siebers, J. Kalinowski, P. C. Wright, M. Neumann-Schaal and D. Schomburg (2017). Oxidative Stickland reactions in an obligate aerobic organism - amino acid catabolism in the Crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. FEBS J., doi: 10.1111/febs.14105. [Epub ahead of print]

[64] Zhang Y., T. Kouril, J. L. Snoep, B. Siebers, M. Barberis, and H. V. Westerhoff (2017). The peculiar glycolytic pathway in hyperthermophylic Archaea: understanding its whims by experimentation in silico. Int J Mol Sci.;18(4), 876. doi: 10.3390/ijms18040876.

[63] Zweerink, S., V. Kallnik, S. Ninck, S. Nickel, J. Verheyen, M. Blum, A. Wagner, I. Feldmann, A. Sickmann, S.-V. Albers, C. Bräsen, F. Kaschani, B. Siebers and Kaiser M. (2017). Activity based protein profiling as a robust method for enzyme identification and screening in extremophilic Archaea.

Nature Communications 8, 15352. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15352



[62] Benninghoff J., J. Wingender, H.-C. Flemming and B. Siebers (2016). Biofilms X-treme: Composition of extracellular polymeric substances and exopolysaccharide synthesis in Archaea. In: The Perfect Slime: Microbial Extracellular Polymeric Substances. (2106) Heidelberg, New York, Springer International: 301-317.

[61] Wolf J., H. Stark, K. Fafenrot, A. Albersmeier, T. K. Pham, K. B. Müller, B. Meyer, L. Hoffmann, L. Shen, S. P. Albaum, T. Kouril, K. Schmidt-Hohagen, M. Neumann-Schaal, C. Bräsen, J. Kalinowski, P. C. Wright, S.-V. Albers, D. Schomburg and B. Siebers (2016). A systems biology approach reveals major metabolic changes in the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus in response to the carbon source L-fucose versus D-glucose. Mol Microbiol. 102(5), 882-908, doi: 10.1111/mmi.13498

[60] Esser D., L. Hoffmann, T. K. Pham, C. Bräsen, W. Qiu, P. C. Wright, S.-V. Albers and B. Siebers (2016). Protein phosphorylation and its role in archaeal signal transduction.FEMS Microbiol Rev. 40(5), 625-47. doi: 10.1093/femsre/fuw020

[59] Gavrilov S. N., C. Stracke, K. Jensen, P. Menzel, V. Kallnik, A. Slesarev, T. Sokolova, K. Zayulina, C. Bräsen, E. A. Bonch-Osmolovskaya, X. Peng, I. V. Kublanov and B. Siebers (2016). Isolation and Characterization of the First Xylanolytic Hyperthermophilic Euryarchaeon Thermococcus sp. Strain 2319x1 and Its Unusual Multidomain Glycosidase. Front Microbiol. 7, 552. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00552

[58] Bettina Siebers (2016). Archaeen-Stoffwechsel: Kohlenhydratstoffwechsel in Archaea – Besonderheiten und Herausforderung. BioSpektrum (05/2016)

[57] Stefanie Reinberger und Bettina Siebers (2016). Kleine Überlebenskünstler für die Biotechnologie. Systembiologie Broschüre des BMBF (April, 2016)


[56] Jachlewski S., W. D. Jachlewski, U. Linne, C. Bräsen, J. Wingender and B. Siebers (2015). Isolation of extracellular polymeric substances from biofilms of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 3, 123,

[55] Range S., D. Hagmeyer, O. Rotan, V. Sokolova, J. Verheyen, B. Siebers and M. Epple (2015). A continuous method to prepare poorly crystalline silver-doped calcium phosphate ceramics with antibacterial properties. RSC Adv., 5, 43172, DOI: 10.1039/c5ra00401b


[54] Nelson-Sathi S., F. L. Sousa, M. Röttger, N. Lozada-Chávez, T. Thiergart, A. Janssen, D. Bryant, G. Landan, P. Schönheit, B. Siebers, J. O. McInerney and W. F. Martin (2014). Origins of major archaeal clades correspond to gene acquisitions from bacteria. Nature, 517(7532), 77-80, doi: 10.1038/nature13805, PMID: 25317564

[53] Matsubara K., R. Köhling, B. Schönenberger, T. Kouril, D. Esser, C. Bräsen, B. Siebers and R. Wohlgemuth (2014). One-step synthesis of 2-keto-3-deoxy-D-gluconate by biocatalytic dehydration of D-gluconate. Journal of Biotechnology, 191, 69-77, doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.06.005

[52] Kallnik V., A. Bunescu, C. Sayer, C. Bräsen, R. Wohlgemuth, J. Littlechild and B. Siebers (2014). Characterization of a phosphotriesterase-like lactonase from the hyperthermoacidophilic crenarchaeon Vulcanisaeta moutnovskia.Journal of Biotechnology 190, 11-7, doi: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2014.04.026, PMID: 24858677

[51] Christopher Bräsen und Bettina Siebers (2014). Systembiologie X-trem - Von der Grundlagenforschung zur Anwendung in hyperthermophilen Archaea. GIT Labor-Fachzeitschrift 12/2014, S. 20–23

[50] Braesen C, Esser D, Rauch B, Siebers B (2014). Carbohydrate metabolism in Archaea: current insights into unusual enzymes and pathways and their regulation.Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2014 Mar;78(1):89-175. doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00041-13. PMID:24600042


[49] Reimann J, Esser D, Orell A, Amman F, Pham TK, Noirel J, Lindas AC, Bernander R, Wright PC, Siebers B, Albers SV (2013). Archaeal Signal Transduction: Impact of Protein Phosphatase Deletions on Cell Size, Motility and Energy Metabolism in Sulfolobus acidocaldariusMol Cell Proteomics. 2013 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:24078887

[48] Kort JC, Esser D, Pham TK, Noirel J, Wright PC, Siebers B (2013). A cool tool for hot and sour Archaea: Proteomics of Sulfolobus solfataricus. Proteomics.2013 Oct;13(18-19):2831-50. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201300088. PMID:23894103

[47] Theresa Kouril, Dominik Esser, Julia Kort, Hans V. Westerhoff, Bettina Siebers, Jacky L. Snoep (2013). Intermediate instability at high temperature leads to low pathway efficiency for an in vitro reconstituted system of gluconeogenesis in Sulfolobus solfataricus. FEBS Journal. 2013 Jul 19. PMID:23865479

[46] Zaparty M, Hagemann A, Bräsen C, Hensel R, Lupas AN, Brinkmann H, Siebers B (2013). The First Prokaryotic Trehalose Synthase Complex Identified in the Hyperthermophilic Crenarchaeon Thermoproteus tenax. PLOS One. 2013 Apr 23. PMID: 23626675

[45] Esser D,  Siebers B (2013). Atypical protein kinases of the RIO family in archaea
Biochem Soc Trans. 2013 Feb 1. PMID:23356318

[44] Esser D, Kouril T, Talfournier F, Polkowska J, Schrader T, Bräsen C, Siebers B (2013). Unraveling the function of paralogs of the aldehyde dehydrogenase super family from Sulfolobus solfataricus. Extremophiles. 2013 Jan 8. PMID:23296511


[43] Kouril T, Wieloch P, Reimann J, Wagner M, Zaparty M, Albers SV, Schomburg D, Ruoff P, Siebers B (2012). Unraveling the function of the two Entner-Doudoroff branches in the thermoacidophilic Crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus P2. FEBS J. 2012 Dec 24. doi: 10.1111/febs.12106. PMID:23279921

[42] Peetsch A, Greulich C, Braun D, Stroetges C, Rehage H, Siebers B, Köller M, Epple M (2012). Silver-doped calcium phosphate nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization, and toxic effects toward mammalian and prokaryotic cells. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2013 Feb 1;102:724-9. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2012.09.040. Epub 2012 Oct 6. PMID:23107950

[41] Ulas T, Riemer SA, Zaparty M, Siebers B, Schomburg D (2012). Genome-scale reconstruction and analysis of the metabolic network in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43401. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043401. Epub 2012 Aug 31. PMID:22952675

[40] Esser D, Pham TK, Reimann J, Albers SV, Siebers B, Wright PC (2012). Change of carbon source causes dramatic effects in the phospho-proteome of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. J Proteome Res. 2012 Oct 5;11(10):4823-33. doi: 10.1021/pr300190k. Epub 2012 Sep 14. PMID:22639831

[39] Koerdt A, Jachlewski S, Ghosh A, Wingender J, Siebers B, Albers SV (2012). Complementation of Sulfolobus solfataricus PBL2025 with an α-mannosidase: effects on surface attachment and biofilm formation. Extremophiles. 2012 Jan;16(1):115-25. doi: 10.1007/s00792-011-0411-2. Epub 2011 Nov 18. PMID:22094829


[38] Siebers B, Zaparty M, Raddatz G, Tjaden B, Albers SV, Bell SD, Blombach F, Kletzin A, Kyrpides N, Lanz C, Plagens A, Rampp M, Rosinus A, von Jan M, Makarova KS, Klenk HP, Schuster SC, Hensel R (2011). The complete genome sequence of Thermoproteus tenax: a physiologically versatile member of the Crenarchaeota. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e24222. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0024222. Epub 2011 Oct 7. PMID:22003381

[37] Esser D, Kouril T, Zaparty M, Sierocinski P, Chan PP, Lowe T, Van der Oost J, Albers SV, Schomburg D, Makarova KS, Siebers B (2011). Functional curation of the Sulfolobus solfataricus P2 and S. acidocaldarius 98-3 complete genome sequences. Extremophiles. 2011 Nov;15(6):711-2. doi: 10.1007/s00792-011-0392-1. Epub 2011 Sep 13. PMID: 21912952

[36] Marrero Coto J, Ehrenhofer-Murray AE, Pons T and B. Siebers (2011). Functional analysis of archaeal MBF1 by complementation studies in yeast.Biol Direct. 6, 18 PubMed

[35] Haferkamp, P., Kutschki, S., Treichel, J., Hemeda, H., Sewczyk, K., Hoffmann, D., Zaparty, M., Siebers, B. (2011). An additional glucose dehydrogenase from Sulfolobus solfataricus: fine-tuning of sugar degradation? Biochem Soc Trans. 2011 Jan 19;39(1):77-81.

[34] Zaparty, M., and Siebers, B. (2011). Physiology, Metabolism and Enzymology of Thermoacidophiles. In Extremophiles Handbook K. Horikoshi, G. Antranikian, A.T. Bull, F.T. Robb, and K.O. Stetter, eds. (Tokyo, Springer).


[33] Zaparty, M., Esser, D., Gertig, S., Haferkamp, P., Kouril, T., Manica, A., Pham, T. K., Reimann, J., Schreiber, K., Sierocinski, P., Teichmann, D., van Wolferen, M., von Jan, M., Wieloch, P., Albers, S. V., Driessen, A. J., Klenk, H.-P. P., Schleper, C., Schomburg, D., van der Oost, J., Wright, P. C., and Siebers, B. (2009). "Hot standards" for the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. Extremophiles. 2010 Jan;14(1):119-42. Epub 2009 Oct 4.

[32] Blombach, F., K. S. Makarova, J. Marrero, B. Siebers, E. V. Koonin and J. Van der Oost (2009). Identification of an ortholog of the eukaryotic RNA polymerase III subunit RPC34 in Crenarchaeota and Thaumarchaeota suggests specialization of RNA polymerases for coding and non-coding RNAs in Archaea. Biol. Direct, 4, 39, doi: 10. 1186/1745-6150-4-39.

[31] Albers, S.-V. V., Birkeland, N.-K. K., Driessen, A. J., Gertig, S., Haferkamp, P., Klenk, H.-P. P., Kouril, T., Manica, A., Pham, T. K., Ruoff, P., Schleper, C., Schomburg, D., Sharkey, K. J., Siebers, B., Sierocinski, P., Steuer, R., van der Oost, J., Westerhoff, H. V., Wieloch, P., Wright, P. C., and Zaparty (2009). SulfoSYS (Sulfolobus Systems Biology): towards a silicon cell model for the central carbohydrate metabolism of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus under temperature variation M. Biochemical Society transactions 37(Pt 1), 58-64 February (2009)


[30] Zaparty, M., Tjaden, B., Hensel, R. and Siebers, B. (2008). The central carbohydrate metabolism of the hyperthermophilic crenarchaeote Thermoproteus tenax: pathways and insights into their regulation. Arch. Microbiol. 190, 231-245 (DOI: 10.1007/s00203-008-0375-5 )

[29] Kouril, T., Zaparty, M., Marrero, J., Brinkmann, H. and Siebers, B. (2008). A novel trehalose synthesizing pathway in the hyperthermophilic Crenarchaeon Thermoproteus tenax: the unidirectional TreT pathway. Arch. Microbiol. 190 (3), 355-69 (DOI: 10.1007/s00203-008-0377-3)

[28] Zaparty M., A. Zaigler, C. Stamme, J. Soppa, R. Hensel and B. Siebers (2008).DNA Microarray Analysis of the Central Carbohydrate Metabolism: Glycolytic/Gluconeogenic Carbon Switch in the Hyperthermophilic Crenarchaeum Thermoproteus tenax. J. Bacteriol. 190 (6), 2231-2238 (doi:10.1128/JB.01524-07)

[27] Pauluhn A., H. Ahmed, E. Lorentzen, S. Buchinger, D. Schomburg, B. Siebers and E. Pohl (2008). Crystal structure and stereochemical studies of KD(P)G aldolase fromThermoproteus tenax. Proteins. 2008 Jan. 10, [Epub ahead of print]


[26] Kehrer D., H. Ahmed, H. Brinkmann and B. Siebers (2007). Glycerate kinase of the hyperthermophilic Archaeon Thermoproteus tenax: New insights into the phylogenetic distribution and physiological role of members of the three different glycerate kinase families. BMC Genomics 8, 301 (doi:10.1186/1471-2164-8-301)

[25] Ettema T. J. G., H. Ahmed, J. Van der Oost and B. Siebers (2007). Non-phosphorylating glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPN) of Sulfolobus solfataricus: a key enzyme of the semi-phosporylative Entner-Doudoroff branch. Extremophiles 12 (1), 75-88 (doi:10.1007/s00792-007-0082-1)

[24] Luo X., U. Schwarz-Linek, C. H. Botting, R. Hensel, B. Siebers and M. F. White (2007). CC1, a novel crenarchaeal DNA binding protein. J. Bacteriol. 189 (2), 403-409 (doi:10.1128/JB.01246-06)


[23] Tjaden B., A. Plagens, C. Dörr, B. Siebers and R. Hensel (2006).Phosphoenolpyruvate synthetase and pyruvate, phosphate dikinase of Thermoproteus tenax: Key pieces of the puzzle of archaeal carbohydrate metabolism. Mol. Microbiol. 60, 287-98

[22] Van der Oost J. and B. Siebers (2006). The glycolytic pathways of Archaea - Evolution by Tinkering. In: Archaea: Evolution, Physiology and Molecular Biology (Eds. Roger Garrett and Hans-Peter Klenk)


[21] Siebers B. and P. Schönheit (2005). Unusual pathways and enzymes of central carbohydrate metabolism in Archaea. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 8, 695-705

[20] Ahmed H., T. J. G. Ettema, B. Tjaden, A. C. M. Geerling, J. Van der Oost and B. Siebers (2005). The semi-phosphorylative Entner-Doudoroff pathway in hyperthermophilic Archaea - a re-evaluation. Biochem. J. 390, 529-540

[19] Lorentzen E., B. Siebers, R. Hensel and E. Pohl (2005)*. The mechanism of the Schiff base forming fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase; Structural analysis of reaction intermediates. Biochemistry 44 (11), 4222-4229
*chosen "Hidden jewels" March 2005, by Faculty of 1000 Biology Member Karen Allen (Boston University School of Medicine, USA)

[18] Brouns S. J. J., T. J. G. Ettema, K. M. Stedman, J. Walther, H. Smidt, A. P. L. Snijders, M. Young, R. Bernander, P. C. Wright, B. Siebers and J. Van der Oost (2005). The hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus - from exploration and exploitation. In: Geothermal Biology and Geochemistry in Yellowstone National Park: proceeding of the Thermal Biology Institute workshop (Eds. B. Inskeep and T. R. McDermott), 261-276


[17] Siebers, B., B. Tjaden, K. Michalke, C. Dörr, H. Ahmed, M. Zaparty, P. Gordon, C. W. Sensen, A. Zibat, H.-P. Klenk, S. C. Schuster and R. Hensel (2004). Reconstruction of the central carbohydrate metabolism of Thermoproteus tenax by use of genomic and biochemical data. J. Bacteriol. 186 (7), 2179-2194

[16] Lorentzen E., B. Siebers, R. Hensel and E. Pohl (2004). Structure, function and evolution of the archaeal class I fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase.
Biochem. Soc. Trans. 32, 259-263

[15] Ahmed, H., B. Tjaden, R. Hensel and B. Siebers (2004). Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas and Entner-Doudoroff pathway in Thermoproteus tenax: Metabolic parallelism or specific adaptation? Biochem. Soc. Trans. 32, 303-304


[14] Lorentzen, E., E. Pohl, P. Zwart, A. Stark, R. B. Russell, T. Knura, R. Hensel and B. Siebers (2003). Crystal structure of an archaeal Class I aldolase and the evolution of (βα)8 barrel proteins. J. Biol. Chem. 278, 47253-47260

[13] Dörr, C., M. Zaparty, B. Tjaden, H. Brinkmann and B. Siebers (2003). The hexokinase of the hyperthermophile Thermoproteus tenax. ATP-dependent hexokinases and ADP-dependent glucokinases, two alternatives for glucose phosphorylation in Archaea. J. Biol. Chem. 278, 18744-18753


[12] Siebers, B., H. Brinkmann, C. Dörr , B. Tjaden, H. Lilie, J. Van der Oost and C. H. Verhees (2001). Archaeal fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolases constitute a new family of archaeal type Class I aldolase. J. Biol. Chem. 276, 28710-28718

[11] Walden, H., G. S. Bell, R. J. M. Russell, B. Siebers, R. Hensel and G. L. Taylor (2001). Tiny TIM: a small, tetrameric, hyperthermostable triosephosphate isomerase. J. Mol. Biol. 306, 745-757

[10] Brunner, N. A., B. Siebers and R. Hensel (2001). Role of two different glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenases in controlling the reversible Embden-Meyerhof-Parnas pathway in Thermoproteus tenax: regulation on protein and transcript level. Extremophiles 5, 101-109

[9] Siebers, B. and R. Hensel (2001). Pyrophosphate-dependent 6-phosphofructokinase from Thermoproteus tenax. Methods Enzymol. 331, 54-62


[8] Schramm, A., B. Siebers, B. Tjaden, H. Brinkmann and R. Hensel (2000). Pyruvate kinase of the hyperthermophilic Crenarchaeote Thermoproteus tenax: physiological role and phylogenetic aspects. J. Bacteriol. 182, 2001-2009


[7] Siebers, B., H.-P. Klenk and R. Hensel (1998). PPi-dependent phosphofructokinase from Thermoproteus tenax, an archaeal descendant of an ancient line in the phosphofructokinase evolution. J. Bacteriol. 180, 2137-2143

[6] Brunner, N. A., H. Brinkmann, B. Siebers and R. Hensel (1998). NAD+-dependent glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase from Thermoproteus tenax: the first identified archaeal member of the aldehyde dehydrogenase superfamily is a glycolytic enzyme with unusual regulatory properties. J. Biol. Chem. 273, 6149-6156


[5] Hensel, R., K. Matussek, K. Michalke, L. Tacke, B. J. Tindall, M. Kohlhoff, B. Siebers and J. Dielenschneider (1997). Sulfophobococcus zilligii gen. nov., spec. nov. a novel hyperthermophilic archaeum isolated from hot alkaline springs of Iceland. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 20, 102-110

[4] Siebers, B., V. F. Wendisch and R. Hensel (1997). Carbohydrate metabolism inThermoproteus tenax: in vivo utilization of the non-phosphorylative Entner-Doudoroff pathway and characterization of its first enzyme, glucose dehydrogenase. Arch. Microbiol. 168, 120-127


[3] Hensel, R., S. Fabry, J. Biro, C. Bogedain, I. Jakob and B. Siebers (1994).Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenases from archaea: objects for studying protein thermoadaptation. Biocatalysis 11, 151-164


[2] Siebers, B. and R. Hensel (1993). Glucose catabolism of the hyperthermophilic archaeum Thermoproteus tenax. FEMS Microbiol. Letts. 111, 1-8


[1] Siebers B., P. Gräf and E. W. Weiler (1990). Calcium fluxes across the plasma membranes of Commelina communis L. assayed in a cell-free system. Plant Physiol. 93, 940-947