1. Chen AL, Johnson KA, Lee JK, Sütterlin C, Tan M.
    CPAF: A Chlamydial Protease in Search of an Authentic Substrate. PLoS Pathog. 2012 Aug;8(8):e1002842. Epub 2012 Aug 2.
  2. Rosario C and Tan M.
    The early gene product EUO is a transcriptional repressor that selectively regulates promoters of Chlamydia late genes. Mol Microbiol. 2012 Jun;84(6):1097-107.
  3. Cheng E and Tan M.
    Differential effect of DNA supercoiling on Chlamydia early promoters correlates with expression pattern in midcycle. J Bacteriol. 2012 Jun; 194(12):3109-3115.
  4. Chen AL, Wilson AC, Tan M.
    A Chlamydia-specific C-terminal region of the stress response regulator HrcA modulates its repressor activity J Bacteriol. 2011 Dec; 193 (23):6733-6741.
  5. Akers JC, Hodac H, Lathrop RH, Tan M.
    Identification and Functional Analysis of CT069 as a Novel Transcriptional Regulator in Chlamydia. J Bacteriol. 2011 Nov; 193(22):6123-31.
  6. Bao X, Pachikara ND, Oey CB, Balakrishnan A, Westblade LF, Tan M, Chase T Jr, Nickels BE, Fan H.
    Non-coding nucleotides and amino acids near the active site regulate peptide deformylase expression and inhibitor susceptibility in Chlamydia trachomatis. Microbiology. 2011 Sep;157(Pt 9):2569-81.
  7. Case ED, Akers JC, Tan M
    CT406 Encodes a Chlamydial Ortholog of NrdR, a Repressor of Ribonucleotide Reductase. J Bacteriol. 2011 Sep;193(17):4396-404.
  8. Case ED, Peterson EM, Tan M
    Promoters for Chlamydia Type III Secretion Genes Show a Differential Response to DNA Supercoiling That Correlates with Temporal Expression Pattern. J Bacteriol. 2010 May;192(10):2569-74.
  9. Johnson K, Tan M, Sütterlin C
    Centrosome abnormalities during a Chlamydia trachomatis infection are caused by dysregulation of the normal duplication pathway. Cell Microbiol. 2009 Jul;11(7):1064-73.
  10. Hasegawa A, Sogo LF, Tan M, Sütterlin C
    The host complement regulatory protein, CD59, is transported to the chlamydial inclusion by a Golgi-independent pathway. Infect. Immun. 2009 Apr;77(4):1285-92.
  11. Park N, Yamanaka K, Tran D, Chandrangsu P, Akers JC, de Leon JC, Morrissette NS, Selsted ME, Tan M
    The cell-penetrating peptide, Pep-1, has activity against intracellular chlamydial growth but not extracellular forms of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2009 Jan;63(1):115-23.
  12. Niehus E, Cheng E, Tan M
    DNA supercoiling-dependent gene regulation in Chlamydia . J Bacteriol. 2008 Oct;190(19):6419-27.
  13. Yu HH, Kibler D, Tan M
    Mutational In Silico Prediction and Functional Validation of {sigma}28-Regulated Genes in Chlamydia and Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol. 2006 Dec;188(23):8206-12.
  14. Yu HH, Di Russo EG, Rounds MA, Tan M
    Mutational Analysis of the Promoter Recognized by Chlamydia and Escherichia coli {sigma}28 RNA Polymerase. J Bacteriol. 2006 Aug;188(15):5524-31.
  15. Akers JC, Tan M
    Molecular mechanism of tryptophan-dependent transcriptional regulation in Chlamydia trachomatis. J Bacteriol. 2006 Jun;188(12):4236-43.
  16. Schaumburg CS, Tan M
    Arginine-dependent gene regulation via the ArgR repressor is species specific in Chlamydia . J Bacteriol. 2006 Feb;188(3):919-27.
  17. Wilson AC, Tan M
    Stress response gene regulation in Chlamydia is dependent on HrcA-CIRCE interactions. J Bacteriol. 2004 Jun;186(11):3384-91.
  18. Hiu Yin Yu H, Tan M
    Sigma28 RNA polymerase regulates hctB, a late developmental gene in Chlamydia. Mol Microbiol. 2003 Oct;50(2):577-84.
  19. Schaumburg CS, Tan M
    Mutational analysis of the Chlamydia trachomatis dnaK promoter defines the optimal -35 promoter element. Nucleic Acids Res. 2003 Jan 15;31(2):551-5.
  20. Wilson AC, Tan M
    Functional analysis of the heat shock regulator HrcA of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Bacteriol. 2002 Dec;184(23):6566-71.
  21. Schaumburg CS, Tan M
    A positive cis-acting DNA element is required for high-level transcription in Chlamydia. J Bacteriol. 2000 Sep;182(18):5167-71.
  22. Tan M, Gaal T, Gourse RL, Engel JN
    Mutational analysis of the Chlamydia trachomatis rRNA P1 promoter defines four regions important for transcription in vitro. J Bacteriol. 1998 May;180(9):2359-66.
  23. Tan M, Wong B, Engel JN
    Transcriptional organization and regulation of the dnaK and groE operons of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Bacteriol. 1996 Dec;178(23):6983-90.
  24. Tan M, Engel JN
    Identification of sequences necessary for transcription in vitro from the Chlamydia trachomatis rRNA P1 promoter. J Bacteriol. 1996 Dec;178(23):6975-82.
  25. Tan M, Klein R, Grant R, Ganem D, Engel J
    Cloning and characterization of the RNA polymerase alpha-subunit operon of Chlamydia trachomatis. J Bacteriol. 1993 Nov;175(22):7150-9. Erratum in: J Bacteriol 1995 May;177(9):2607.


  1. Tan, Ming and Bavoil, Patrik M.
    Intracellular pathogens I : Chlamydiales (Tan, M., Lead Editor). ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2012.
  2. Palmer, G.H. and Azad, A. (ed.).
    Intracellular pathogens II : Chlamydiales (Tan, M., Lead Editor). ASM Press, Washington, DC, 2012.

book chapters

  1. Tan, M. and Bavoil, P.M.
    Introduction: Current and Future Aspects of Chlamydia Research. Intracellular Pathogens I: Chlamydia. M. Tan and P.M. Bavoil, ed., (ASM Press, Washington, DC), 2012.
  2. Tan, M.
    Temporal gene regulation during the chlamydial development cycle. Intracellular Pathogens I: Chlamydiales. M. Tan and P.M. Bavoil, ed., (ASM Press, Washington, DC), 2012.
  3. Tan, M.
    Regulation of Gene Expression. Chlamydia: Genomics and Pathogenesis. P.M. Bavoil and P. Wyrick, ed., (Taylor and Francis Ltd, United Kingdom), 2006.