Paola E. Mera, Ph.D.

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2009 University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 
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Biochemistry, Microbiology Biology
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Jorge C. Escalante-Semerena grad student 2009 UW Madison
 (Mechanistic insights into corrinoid adenosylation.)
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Park K, Mera PE, Escalante-Semerena JC, et al. (2016) Resonance Raman spectroscopic study of the interaction between Co(II)rrinoids and the ATP:corrinoid adenosyltransferase PduO from Lactobacillus reuteri. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry : Jbic : a Publication of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
Park K, Mera PE, Moore TC, et al. (2015) Unprecedented Mechanism Employed by the Salmonella enterica EutT ATP:Co(I) rrinoid Adenosyltransferase Precludes Adenosylation of Incomplete Co(II) rrinoids. Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English). 54: 7158-61
Moore TC, Mera PE, Escalante-Semerena JC. (2014) The eutt enzyme of salmonella enterica is a unique atp: Cob(i)alamin adenosyltransferase metalloprotein that requires ferrous ions for maximal activity Journal of Bacteriology. 196: 903-910
Park K, Mera PE, Escalante-Semerena JC, et al. (2012) Spectroscopic characterization of active-site variants of the PduO-type ATP:corrinoid adenosyltransferase from Lactobacillus reuteri: insights into the mechanism of four-coordinate Co(II)corrinoid formation. Inorganic Chemistry. 51: 4482-94
Mera PE, Escalante-Semerena JC. (2010) Multiple roles of ATP:cob(I)alamin adenosyltransferases in the conversion of B12 to coenzyme B12. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 88: 41-8
Mera PE, Escalante-Semerena JC. (2010) Dihydroflavin-driven adenosylation of 4-coordinate Co(II) corrinoids: are cobalamin reductases enzymes or electron transfer proteins? The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 285: 2911-7
Mera PE, St Maurice M, Rayment I, et al. (2009) Residue Phe112 of the human-type corrinoid adenosyltransferase (PduO) enzyme of Lactobacillus reuteri is critical to the formation of the four-coordinate Co(II) corrinoid substrate and to the activity of the enzyme. Biochemistry. 48: 3138-45
Park K, Mera PE, Escalante-Semerena JC, et al. (2008) Kinetic and spectroscopic studies of the ATP:corrinoid adenosyltransferase PduO from Lactobacillus reuteri: substrate specificity and insights into the mechanism of Co(II)corrinoid reduction. Biochemistry. 47: 9007-15
St Maurice M, Mera P, Park K, et al. (2008) Structural characterization of a human-type corrinoid adenosyltransferase confirms that coenzyme B12 is synthesized through a four-coordinate intermediate. Biochemistry. 47: 5755-66
Mera PE, St Maurice M, Rayment I, et al. (2007) Structural and functional analyses of the human-type corrinoid adenosyltransferase (PduO) from Lactobacillus reuteri. Biochemistry. 46: 13829-36
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