Hank E. Heath

Associate Professor Emeritus


Education

  • Ph.D., Microbiology, Oklahoma State University, 1971
  • Postdoctoral research: University of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Bacterial gene structure, organization, and regulation

Selected Publications

Gargis, S.R., H.E. Heath, P.A. LeBlanc, L. Dekker, R.S. Simmonds, and G.L. Sloan. 2010. Inhibition of the activity of both domains of lysostaphin through peptidoglycan modification by the lysostaphin immunity protein. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76:6944 – 6946.

Gargis, A.S., A.H. Tate, L.S. Heath, H.E. Heath, P.A. LeBlanc, and G.L. Sloan. 2010. Complete nucleotide sequences of plasmids pACK1 and pACK3 from Staphylococcus simulans biovar staphylolyticus. Plasmid 64:104 – 109.

Gargis, S.R., A.S. Gargis, H.E. Heath, L.S. Heath, P.A. LeBlanc, M.M. Senn, B. Berger-Bächi, R.S. Simmonds, and G.L. Sloan. 2009. Zif, the zoocin A immunity factor, is a FemABX-like immunity protein with a novel mode of action. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75: 6205 – 6210.

Gargis, A.S., L.S. Heath, H.E. Heath, P.A. LeBlanc, and G.L. Sloan. 2009. Characterization of pACK4, a mobilizable plasmid from Staphylococcus simulans biovar staphylolyticus. Plasmid 62:201 – 205.

Gargis, S.R., H.E. Heath, L.S. Heath, P.A. LeBlanc, R.S. Simmonds, B.D. Abbott, R. Timkovich, and G.L. Sloan. 2009. Use of 4-sulfophenyl isothiocyanate labeling and mass spectrometry to determine the site of action of the streptococcolytic peptidoglycan hydrolase zoocin A. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75:72 – 77.

Heath, L.S., S.R. Gargis, S.R. Smithberg, H.P. Johnson, H.E. Heath, P.A. LeBlanc, and G.L. Sloan. 2005. Plasmid-specified FemABX-like immunity factor in Staphylococcus sciuri DD 4747. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 249:227 – 231.

Heath, L.S., H.E. Heath, P.A. LeBlanc, S.R. Smithberg, M. Dufour, R.S. Simmonds, and G.L. Sloan. 2004. The streptococcolytic enzyme zoocin A is a penicillin-binding protein. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 236:205 – 211.