Mera Publications

 

Mera, P.E., Kalogeraki, V.S., and Shapiro, L. (2014) Replication initiator DnaA binds at the Caulobacter centromere and enables chromosome segregation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 111(45), 16100-5.

 

Moore, T.C., Mera, P. E., and Escalante-Semerena, J. C. (2014) The EutT enzyme salmonella enterica is a unique ATP:Cob(I)alamin adenosyltranferase metalloprotein that requires ferrous ions for maximal activity. J. Bacteriol. 196(4), 903-910.

 

Park, K., Mera, P. E., Escalante-Semerena, J. C., and Brunold, T. C. (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. J Inorganic Chem. 51, 4482-94.

 

Mera, P. E. and Escalante-Semerena, J. C., (2010) Dihydroflavin-driven adenosylation of 4-coordinate Co(II) corrinoids: are cobalamin reductases enzymes or electron transfer proteins?, J Biol Chem, 285, 2911-2917.

 

Mera, P. E., St. Maurice, M., Rayment, I., and Escalante-Semerena, J. C. (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)rrinoid substrate and to the activity of the enzyme. Biochemistry 48, 3138-3145.

 

Park, K., Mera, P. E., Escalante-Semerena, J. C., and Brunold, T. C. (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., Brunold, T. C., Escalante-Semerena, J. C., and Rayment, I. (2008) Structural characterization of a human-type corrinoid adenosyltransferase confirms that coenzyme B12 is synthesized through a four-coordinate intermediate. Biochemistry 47, 13829-13836.

 

Mera, P. E., St. Maurice, M., Rayment, I., and Escalante-Semerena, J. C. (2007) Structural and functional analyses of the human-type corrinoid adenosyltransferase (PduO) from Lactobacillus reuteri. Biochemistry 46, 13829-13836.

 

St. Maurice*, M., Mera*, P. E., Taranto, M. P., Sesma, F., Escalante-Semerena, J. C., and Rayment, I. (2007) Structural characterization of the active site of the PduO-type ATP:Co(I)rrinoid adenosyltransferase from Lactobacillus reuteri. J. Biol. Chem. 282, 2596-2605. (* equal contributors)