Research Publications (2006-present): Click Pubmed for the most recent publications.

132. Contributions of Long-Range Electrostatic Interactions to 4-Chlorobenzoyl-CoA Dehalogenase Catalysis: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Study. Jingbo Wu, Dingguo Xu, Xuefeng Lu, Canhui Wang, Hua Guo, and Debra Dunaway-Mariano. (2006) Biochemistry 45:102-112.

133. Kinetic Analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Arginine Deiminase Mutants and Alternate Substrates Provides Insight into Structural Determinants of Function. Xuefeng Lu, Ling Li, Rui Wu, Xiaohua Feng, Zhimin Li, Heyi Yang, Canhui Wang, Hua Guo, Andrey Galkin, Osnat Herzberg, Patrick S. Mariano, Brian M. Martin, and Debra Dunaway-Mariano. (2006) Biochemistry 45: 1162-1172. [Supporting material]

134. Structure and Activity Analyses of Escherichia coli K-12 NagD Provide Insight into the Evolution of Biochemical Function in the Haloalkanoic Acid Dehalogenase Superfamily. Lee W. Tremblay, Debra Dunaway-Mariano, and Karen N. Allen. (2006) Biochemistry 45:1183-1193. [Supporting material]

135. Examination of the Structure, Stability, and Catalytic Potential in the Engineered Phosphoryl Carrier Domain of Pyruvate Phosphate Dikinase. Ying Lin, Jacqueline D. Lusin, Dongmei Ye, Debra Dunaway-Mariano, and James B. Ames. (2006) Biochemistry 45:1702-1711.

136. Structure, Function and Mechanism of the Phenylacetyl Pathway Hotdog-Fold Thioesterase PaaI. Feng  Song, Zhihao Zhuang, Lorenzo Finci, Debra Dunaway-Mariano; Ryan Kniewel, John A. Buglino, Veronica Solorzano, Jin Wu, and Christopher D. Lima. (2006) J. Biol. Chem. 281 (16): 11028-11038. [Supporting material]

137. The X-ray Crystal Structures of Human alpha-Phosphomannomutase 1 Reveal The Structural Basis of Carbohydrate Deficient Glycoprotein Syndrome Type. Nicholas R. Silvaggi, Chunchun Zhang, Zhibing Lu, Jianying Dai, Debra Dunaway-Mariano, and Karen N. Allen. (2006) J. Biol. Chem. 281 (21): 14918-14926.

138. Conformational Cycling in beta-Phosphoglucomutase Catalysis: Reorientation of the beta-d-Glucose 1,6-(Bis)phosphate Intermediate.Jianying Dai, Liangbing Wang, Karen N. Allen,  Peter Radstrom , and Debra Dunaway-Mariano. (2006) Biochemistry 45(25):7818-7824.

139. Evolutionary Genomics of the HAD Superfamily: Understanding the Structural Adaptations and Catalytic Diversity in a Superfamily of Phosphoesterases and Allied Enzymes. A. Maxwell Burroughs, Karen N. Allen, Debra Dunaway-Mariano and L. Aravind. (2006) J. Mol. Biol. 361: 1003-1034.

140. Crystal Structure of Human Thioesterase Superfamily Member 2. Zhongjun Cheng, Feng Song, Xiaoyue Shan, Zhiyi Wei, Yanli Wang, Debra Dunaway-Mariano, Weimin Gong. (2006)  Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 349: 172-177.

141. Structure and Kinetics of Phosphonopyruvate Hydrolase from VorioVorax sp. Pal2: New Insight into the Divergence of Catalysis within the PEP Mutase/Isocitrate Lyase Superfamily.   Celia C. H. Chen, Ying Han, Weiling Niu, Anna N. Kulakova, Andrew Howard, John P. Quinn, Debra Dunaway-Mariano, and Osnat Herzberg. (2006) Biochemsitry 45: 11491-11504.

142. Diversification of Function in the Haloacid Dehalogenase Enzyme Superfamily: The Role of the Cap Domain in Hydrolytic Phosphorus-Carbon Bond Cleavage.  Sushmita D. Lahiri, Guofeng Zhang, Debra Dunaway-Mariano, Karen N. Allen. (2006) Bioorg. Chem. 34: 394-409.

143. Structure-activity analysis of base and enzyme-catalyzed 4-hydroxybenzoyl coenzyme A hydrolysis. Song F, Zhuang Z, Dunaway-Mariano D. (2007) Bioorg. Chem. 35: 1-10.

144. Characterization, kinetics, and crystal structures of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate aldolase from the human parasite, Giardia lamblia. Galkin A, Kulakova L, Melamud E, Li L, Wu C, Mariano P, Dunaway-Mariano D, Nash TE, Herzberg O. (2007) J. Biol. Chem. 282 (7): 4859-4867.

145. Oxaloacetate hydrolase: The C-C bond lyase of oxalate secreting fungi. Han Y, Joosten HJ, Niu W, Zhao Z, Mariano PS, McCalman MT, van Kan JA, Schaap PJ, Dunaway-Mariano D. (2007) J. Biol. Chem. 282 (13): 9581-9590.

146. Rational Redesign of the 4-Chlorobenzoate Binding Site of 4-Chlorobenzoate: Coenzyme A Ligase for Expanded Substrate Range. Wu R, Reger AS, Cao J, Gulick AM, Dunaway-Mariano D. (2007) Biochemistry 46: 14487-14499.

147. Swiveling Domain Mechanism in Pyruvate Phosphate Dikinase. Lim K, Read RJ, Chen CC, Tempczyk A, Wei M, Ye D, Wu C, Dunaway-Mariano D, Herzberg O. (2007) Biochemistry 46: 14845-14853.

148. Identification of fungal oxaloacetate hydrolyase within the isocitrate lyase/PEP mutase enzyme superfamily using a sequence marker-based method. Joosten HJ, Han Y, Niu W, Vervoort J, Dunaway-Mariano D, Schaap PJ. (2008) Proteins. 70(1):157-166.

149. The X-ray crystallographic structure and activity analysis of a Pseudomonas-specific subfamily of the HAD enzyme superfamily evidences a novel biochemical function. Peisach E, Wang L, Burroughs AM, Aravind L, Dunaway-Mariano D, Allen KN. (2008) Proteins. 70(1): 197-207.

150. Structure and Function of PA4872 from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a Novel Class of Oxaloacetate Decarboxylase from the PEP Mutase/Isocitrate Lyase Superfamily. Narayanan BC, Niu W, Han Y, Zou J, Mariano PS, Dunaway-Mariano D, Herzberg O. (2008) Biochemistry 47: 167-182.

151. Inactivation of Microbial Arginine Deiminases by l-Canavanine. Li L, Li Z, Chen D, Lu X, Feng X, Wright EC, Solberg NO, Dunaway-Mariano D, Mariano PS, Galkin A, Kulakova L, Herzberg O, Green-Church KB, Zhang L. (2008) J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130(6): 1918-1931.

152. Divergence of function in the hot dog fold enzyme superfamily: the bacterial thioesterase YciA. Zhuang Z, Song F, Zhao H, Li L, Cao J, Eisenstein E, Herzberg O, Dunaway-Mariano D. (2008) Biochemistry 47: 2789-2796.

153. Structure of YciA from Haemophilus influenzae (HI0827), a hexameric broad specificity acyl-coenzyme A thioesterase. Willis MA, Zhuang Z, Song F, Howard A, Dunaway-Mariano D, Herzberg O. (2008) Biochemistry 47: 2797-2805.

154. The catalytic scaffold of the haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase enzyme superfamily acts as a mold for the trigonal bipyramidal transition state. Lu Z, Dunaway-Mariano D, Allen KN. (2008) PNAS 105: 5687-5692.

155. The Electrostatic Driving Force for Nucleophilic Catalysis in l-Arginine Deiminase: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study. Li L, Li Z, Wang C, Xu D, Mariano PS, Guo H, Dunaway-Mariano D. (2008) Biochemistry 47: 4721-4732.

156. Structural characterization of a 140 degrees domain movement in the two-step reaction catalyzed by 4-chlorobenzoate:CoA ligase. Reger AS, Wu R, Dunaway-Mariano D, Gulick AM. (2008) Biochemistry 47: 8016-8025.

157. Mechanism of 4-chlorobenzoate:coenzyme a ligase catalysis. Wu R, Cao J, Lu X, Reger AS, Gulick AM, Dunaway-Mariano D. (2008) Biochemistry 47: 8026-8039.

158. Human symbiont Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron synthesizes 2-keto-3-deoxy-D-glycero-D- galacto-nononic acid (KDN). Wang L, Lu Z, Allen KN, Mariano PS, Dunaway-Mariano D. (2008) Chem Biol. 2008 Sep 22;15(9):893-7.

159. Enzyme function discovery. Dunaway-Mariano D. Structure 2008 Nov 12;16(11):1599-600.

160. Structure-function analysis of 2-keto-3-deoxy-D-glycero-D-galactonononate-9-phosphate phosphatase defines specificity elements in type C0 haloalkanoate dehalogenase family members. Lu Z, Wang L, Dunaway-Mariano D, Allen KN. J Biol Chem. 2009 Jan 9;284(2):1224-33.

161. In vitro kinetic analysis of substrate specificity in enterobactin biosynthetic lower pathway enzymes provides insight into the biochemical function of the hot dog-fold thioesterase EntH. Chen D, Wu R, Bryan TL, Dunaway-Mariano D. Biochemistry. 2009 Jan 27;48(3):511-3.

162. Structure and Function of 2,3-Dimethylmalate Lyase, a PEP Mutase/Isocitrate Lyase Superfamily Member. Narayanan B, Niu W, Joosten HJ, Li Z, Kuipers RK, Schaap PJ, Dunaway-Mariano D, Herzberg O. J Mol Biol. 2009 Feb 20;386(2):486-503.

163. Analysis of the Structural Determinants Underlying Discrimination between Substrate and Solvent in -Phosphoglucomutase Catalysis. Allen K, Dunaway-Mariano D. Biochemistry. 2009 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]

164. The Mechanisms of Human Hotdog-fold Thioesterase 2 (hTHEM2) Substrate Recognition and Catalysis Illuminated by a Structure and Function Based Analysis. Cao J, Xu H, Zhao H, Gong W, Dunaway-Mariano D. Biochemistry. 2009 Jan 26. [Epub ahead of print]

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