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(2020). IpdE1-IpdE2 is a heterotetrameric acyl coenzyme A dehydrogenase that is widely distributed in steroid-degrading bacteria. Biochemistry.

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(2020). Laccase-catalyzed oxidation of lignin induces production of H2O2. ACS Sustainable Chem Eng.

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(2020). Steryl ester formation and accumulation in steroid-degrading bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol.

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(2019). Identification of functionally important residues and structural features in a bacterial lignostilbene dioxygenase. J Biol Chem.

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(2019). Catabolism of alkylphenols in Rhodococcus via a meta-cleavage pathway associated with genomic islands. Front Microbiol.

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(2019). A thermostable laccase from Thermus sp. 2.9 and its potential for delignification of Eucalyptus biomass. AMB Express.

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(2019). Multiple iron reduction by methoxylated phenolic lignin structures and the generation of reactive oxygen species by lignocellulose surfaces. Int J Biol Macromol.

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(2018). Structure-function analyses reveal key features in Staphylococcus aureus IsdB-associated unfolding of the heme-binding pocket of human hemoglobin. J Biol Chem.

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(2018). Structural and kinetic analyses of penicillin-binding protein 4 (PBP4)-mediated antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. J Biol Chem.

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(2018). Snapshots of the catalytic cycle of an O2, pyridoxal phosphate-dependent hydroxylase. ACS Chem Biol.

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(2018). Metal- and serine-dependent meta-cleavage product hydrolases utilize similar nucleophile-activation strategies. ACS Catal.

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(2018). IpdAB, a virulence factor in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a cholesterol ring-cleaving hydrolase. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.

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(2018). Bacterial catabolism of biphenyls: Synthesis and evaluation of analogues. ChemBioChem.

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(2017). The bacterial meta-cleavage hydrolase LigY belongs to the amidohydrolase superfamily, not to the α/β-hydrolase superfamily. J Biol Chem.

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(2017). Enhanced delignification of steam-pretreated poplar by a bacterial laccase. Sci Rep.

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(2017). Characterization of an extradiol dioxygenase involved in the catabolism of lignin-derived biphenyl. FEBS Lett.

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(2017). Catabolism of the last two steroid rings in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other bacteria. mBio.

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(2017). A fatty acyl coenzyme a reductase promotes wax ester accumulation in Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Appl Environ Microbiol.

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(2016). The structure of the transcriptional repressor KstR in complex with CoA thioester cholesterol metabolites sheds light on the regulation of cholesterol catabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Biol Chem.

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(2016). The activity of CouR, a MarR family transcriptional regulator, is modulated through a novel molecular mechanism. Nucleic Acids Res.

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(2016). Structural basis of the enhanced pollutant-degrading capabilities of an engineered biphenyl dioxygenase. J Bacteriol.

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(2016). Characterization of key triacylglycerol biosynthesis processes in rhodococci. Sci Rep.

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(2016). A pyridoxal phosphate-dependent enzyme that oxidizes an unactivated carbon-carbon bond. Nat Chem Biol.

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(2015). The multihued palette of dye-decolorizing peroxidases. Arch Biochem Biophys.

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(2015). The essential role of nitrogen limitation in expression of xpla and degradation of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (rdx) in gordonia sp. Strain ktr9. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol.

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(2015). Structural and functional characterization of a ketosteroid transcriptional regulator of mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Biol Chem.

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(2015). Novel inhibitors of cholesterol degradation in mycobacterium tuberculosis reveal how the bacterium’s metabolism is constrained by the intracellular environment. PLoS Pathog.

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(2015). Functional analyses of three acyl-coa synthetases involved in bile acid degradation in pseudomonas putida doc21. Environ Microbiol.

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(2015). A p450 fusion library of heme domains from rhodococcus jostii rha1 and its evaluation for the biotransformation of drug molecules. Bioorg Med Chem.

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(2014). Substrate specificities and conformational flexibility of 3-ketosteroid 9α-hydroxylases. J Biol Chem.

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(2014). Metagenomic scaffolds enable combinatorial lignin transformation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.

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(2014). Hemoglobin binding and catalytic heme extraction by isdb near iron transporter domains. Biochemistry.

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(2014). Characterization of p-hydroxycinnamate catabolism in a soil actinobacterium. J Bacteriol.

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(2014). Actinobacterial acyl coenzyme a synthetases involved in steroid side-chain catabolism. J Bacteriol.

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(2013). Physiological adaptation of the rhodococcus jostii rha1 membrane proteome to steroids as growth substrates. J Proteome Res.

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(2013). Lid domain of the mcp hydrolase dxnb2 contributes to the reactivity toward recalcitrant pcb metabolites. Biochemistry.

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(2013). Improved manganese-oxidizing activity of dypb, a peroxidase from a lignolytic bacterium. ACS Chem Biol.

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(2013). Fadd3 is an acyl-coa synthetase that initiates catabolism of cholesterol rings c and d in actinobacteria. Mol Microbiol.

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(2013). Breaking down lignin to high-value chemicals: The conversion of lignocellulose to vanillin in a gene deletion mutant of rhodococcus jostii rha1. ACS Chem Biol.

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(2013). A substrate-assisted mechanism of nucleophile activation in a ser-his-asp containing c-c bond hydrolase. Biochemistry.

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