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Person Details: Christopher G. Rensing

Superfund Research Program

Christopher G. Rensing

University of Arizona
Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Shantz 429
P.O Box 10038
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0038
Phone: 520-626-8482
Fax: 520-621-1647




  • Qin J, Rosen BP, Zhang Y, Wang G, Franke S, Rensing CG. 2006. Arsenic detoxification and evolution of trimethylarsine gas by a microbial arsenite S-adenosylmethionine methyltransferase. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103(7):2075-2080. PMID:16452170


  • Grass G, Otto M, Fricke B, Haney CJ, Rensing CG, Nies DH, Munkelt D. 2005. FieF (YiiP) from Escherichia coli mediates decreased cellular accumulation of iron and relieves iron stress. Arch Microbiol 183(1):9-18. PMID:15549269


  • Gentry TJ, Wang G, Rensing CG, Pepper IL. 2004. Real-time PCR quantification of a green fluorescent protein-labeled, genetically engineered Pseudomonas putida strain during 2-chlorobenzoate degradation in soil. FEMS Microbiol Lett 233(2):307-314. PMID:15063501
  • Grass G, Thakali K, Klebba PE, Thieme D, Muller A, Wildner GF, Rensing CG. 2004. Linkage between catecholate siderophores and the multicopper oxidase CueO in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol 186(17):5826-5833. PMID:15317788
  • Wang G, Kennedy SP, Rensing CG, DasSarma S. 2004. Arsenic resistance in Halobacterium sp strain NRC-1 examined by using an improved gene knockout system. J Bacteriol 186(10):3187-3194. PMID:15126481 PMCID:PMC400623


  • Franke S, Grass G, Rensing CG, Nies DH. 2003. Molecular analysis of the copper-transporting efflux system CusCFBA of Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol 185(13):3804-3812. PMID:12813074
  • Legatzki A, Grass G, Anton A, Rensing CG, Nies DH. 2003. Interplay of the Czc system and two P-type ATPases in conferring metal resistance to Ralstonia metallidurans. J Bacteriol 185(15):4354-4361. PMID:12867443
  • Rensing CG, Grass G. 2003. Escherichia coli mechanisms of copper homeostasis in a changing environment. FEMS Microbiol Rev 27(2-3):197-213. PMID:12829268
  • Rensing CG, Maier RM. 2003. Issues underlying use of biosensors to measure metal bioavailability. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 56(1):140-147. PMID:12915147


  • Gentry TJ, Grass G, Rensing CG, Pepper IL. 2002. Development of a GFP-Reporter System to Detect pJP4 Pasmid Transfer in Soil. In: Proceedings of The 102nd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 19-23. Salt Lake, UT.
  • Grass G, Wong MD, Rosen BP, Smith RL, Rensing CG. 2002. ZupT is a Zn(II) uptake system in Escherichia coli. J Bacteriol 184(3):864-866. PMID:11790762
  • Lee SM, Grass G, Haney CJ, Fan B, Rosen BP, Anton A, Nies DH, Rensing CG. 2002. Functional analysis of the Escherichia coli zinc transporter ZitB. FEMS Microbiol Lett 215(2):273-278. PMID:12399046
  • Lee SM, Grass G, Rensing CG, Barrett SR, Yates CJ, Stoyanov JV, Brown NL. 2002. The Pco proteins are involved in periplasmic copper handling in Escherichia coli. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 295(3):616-620. PMID:12099683
  • Rensing CG, Newby DT, Pepper IL. 2002. The role of selective pressure and selfish DNA in horizontal gene transfer and soil microbial community adaptation. Soil Biol Biochem 34(3):285-296.
  • Roberts SA, Weichsel A, Grass G, Thakali K, Hazzard JT, Tollin G, Rensing CG, Montfort WR. 2002. Crystal structure and electron transfer kinetics of CueO, a multicopper oxidase required for copper homeostasis in Escherichia coli. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99(5):2766-2771. doi:10.1073/pnas.052710499 PMID:11867755 PMCID:PMC122422


  • Fan B, Grass G, Rensing CG, Rosen BP. 2001. Escherichia coli CopA-terminal Cys(X)2 Cys Motifs are not required for copper resistance or transport. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 286(2):414-418. PMID:11500054
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