A collection of published articles from members of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Kennesaw State University.

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Submissions from 2022

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MAP kinases differentially bind and phosphorylate NOS3 via two unique NOS3 sites, Xzaviar K. Solone, Amber L. Caldara, Brady Wells, Hao Qiao, Lydia R. Wade, John C. Salerno, Katy A. Helms, Katherine E. Smith, Jonathan L. McMurry, and Carol A. Chrestensen

Submissions from 2021

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Crotalus atrox venom-induced cellular toxicity: Early wound progression involves reactive oxygen species, Lindsay E. Brown, Giovanni Reyes, and Eric A. Albrecht

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A real-time assay for cell-penetrating peptide-mediated delivery of molecular cargos, Schuyler B. Gentry, Scott J. Nowak, Xuelei Ni, Stephanie A. Hill, Lydia R. Wade, William R. Clark, Aidan P. Keelaghan, Daniel P. Morris, and Jonathan L. McMurry

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Akirin is Critical for Early tinman Induction and Subsequent Formation of the Heart in Drosophila melanogaster, Austin Howard, Hayley Milner, Madison Hupp, Courtney Willett, Kristina Palermino, and Scott J. Nowak

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How Physiologic Targets Can Be Distinguished from Drug-Binding Proteins, Kojo Mensa-Wilmot

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Current Perspectives of Biocontrol Agents for Management of and Its Fumonisin in Cereals-A Review, Deepa N, Premila N. Achar, and Marikunte Y. Sreenivasa

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Casein kinase TbCK1.2 regulates division of kinetoplast DNA, and movement of basal bodies in the African trypanosome, Catherine Sullenberger, Benjamin Hoffman, Justin Wiedeman, Gaurav Kumar, and Kojo Mensa-Wilmot

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NADPH Oxidases (NOX): An Overview from Discovery, Molecular Mechanisms to Physiology and Pathology, Annelise Vermot, Isabelle Petit-Härtlein, Susan M. Smith, and Franck Fieschi

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Molecular Characterization of Ahp2, a Lytic Bacteriophage of, Jian-Bin Wang, Mei-Shiuan Yu, Tsai-Tien Tseng, and Ling-Chun Lin

Submissions from 2020

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Investigation of the antifungal and anti-aflatoxigenic potential of plant-based essential oils against aspergillus flavus in peanuts, Premila Narayana Achar, Pham Quyen, Emmanuel C. Adukwu, Abhishek Sharma, Huggins Zephaniah Msimanga, Hanumanthu Nagaraja, and Marikunte Yanjarappa Sreenivasa

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cnd-1/NeuroD1 functions with the homeobox gene ceh-5/Vax2 and hox gene ceh-13/labial to specify aspects of RME and DD neuron fate in caenorhabditis elegans, Wendy Aquino-Nunez, Zachery E. Mielko, Trae Dunn, Elise M. Santorella, Ciara Hosea, Lauren Leitner, Derrica McCalla, Claire Simms, Wendy M. Verola, Sharanya Vijaykumar, and Martin L. Hudson

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Engineered high-affinity zinc binding site reveals gating configurations of a human proton channel, Vladimir V. Cherny, Boris Musset, Deri Morgan, Sarah Thomas, Susan M.E. Smith, and Thomas E. DeCoursey

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ngn-1/neurogenin activates transcription of multiple terminal selector transcription factors in the caenorhabditis elegans nervous system, Elyse L. Christensen, Alexandra Beasley, Jessica Radchuk, Zachery E. Mielko, Elicia Preston, Sidney Stuckett, John I. Murray, and Martin L. Hudson

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Improved Cardiac Contraction Imaging in Live Drosophila Embryos, Hayley Milner and Scott J. Nowak

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Validation of methylene blue viability staining with the emerging pathogen Candida auris, Ryan A. Parker, Kyle T. Gabriel, Kayla Graham, and Christopher T. Cornelison

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Interdomain Flexibility within NADPH Oxidase Suggested by SANS Using LMNG Stealth Carrier, Annelise Vermot, Isabelle Petit-Härtlein, Cécile Breyton, Aline Le Roy, Michel Thépaut, Corinne Vivès, Martine Moulin, Michael Härtlein, Sergei Grudinin, Susan M. Smith, Christine Ebel, Anne Martel, and Franck Fieschi

Submissions from 2019

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Hydrophobic gasket mutation produces gating pore currents in closed human voltage-gated proton channels, Richard Banh, Vladimir V. Cherny, Sarah Thomas, and Susan M. E. Smith

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Is the Hydrophobic Gasket a Secondary Selectivity Filter in the Human Voltage Gated Proton Channel HHV1?, Richard Banh, Kethika Kulleperuma, Sarah Thomas, and Susan M. E. Smith

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Myogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster: Dissection of Distinct Muscle Types for Molecular Analysis, Anton L. Bryantsev, Lizzet Castillo, Sandy T. Oas, Maria B. Chechenova, Tracy E. Dohn, and TyAnna L. Lovato

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Regulation of fiber-specific actin expression by the Drosophila SRF ortholog Blistered, Ashley A. DeAguero, Lizzet Castillo, Kaveh Kiani, and Anton L. Bryantsev

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Lipolytic Activity and the Utilization of Fatty Acids Associated with Bat Sebum by Pseudogymnoascus destructans, Kyle T. Gabriel, John J. Neville, George E. Pierce, and Christopher T. Cornelison

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Kinetic analysis of bacteriophage Sf6 binding to outer membrane protein a using whole virions, Natalia B. Hubbs, Mareena M. Whisby-Pitts, and Jonathan L. McMurry

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Genistein Has Antiviral Activity against Herpes B Virus and Acts Synergistically with Antiviral Treatments to Reduce Effective Dose, Julia C. LeCher, Nga Diep, Peter W. Krug, and Julia K. Hilliard

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Validation of methylene blue viability staining with the emerging pathogen Candida auris, Ryan A. Parker, Kyle T. Gabriel, Kayla Graham, and Chris T. Cornelison

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D-Amphetamine Exposure Differentially Disrupts Signaling Across Ontogeny in the Zebrafish, Bradley J. Serpa, Jennifer D. Bullard, Victoria C. Mendiola, Crystal J. Smith, Brandon Stewart, and Lisa R. Ganser

Submissions from 2018

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Histidine168 is crucial for ΔpH-dependent gating of the human voltage-gated proton channel, hHV1, Vladimir V. Cherny, Deri Morgan, Sarah Thomas, Susan M. E. Smith, and Thomas E. DeCoursey

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Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils Against the Fungal Pathogens Ascosphaera apis and Pseudogymnoascus destructans, Kyle T. Gabriel, Leila Kartforosh, Sidney A. Crow Jr., and Christopher T. Cornelison

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Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils Against the Fungal Pathogens Ascosphaera apis and Pseudogymnoascus destructans, Kyle T. Gabriel, Leila Kartforosh, Sidney A. Crow Jr., and Christopher T. Cornelison

Detection of antibiotic-producing Actinobacteria in the sediment and water of Ma’in thermal springs (Jordan), Emad I. Hussein, Jacob H. Jacob, Muhamad Ali K. Shakhatreh, and Christopher Cornelison

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H 1 Proton Channels in Dinoflagellates: Not Just for Bioluminescence?, Gabriel Kigundu, Jennifer L. Cooper, and Susan M. Smith

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Five Decades of Research on Mitochondrial NADH-quinone Oxidoreductase (complex I), Tomoko Ohnishi, S. Tsuyoshi Ohnishi, and John C. Salerno

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SUMO Targeting of a Stress-tolerant Ulp1 SUMO Protease, Jennifer Peek, Catherine Harvey, Dreux Gray, Danny Rosenberg, Likhitha Kolla, Reuben Levy-Myers, Rui Yin, Oliver Kerscher, and Jonathan L. McMurry

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Assessment of the non-lactic acid bacteria microbiota in fresh cucumbers and commercially fermented cucumber pickles brined with 6% NaCl, Ilenys M. Pérez-Díaz, Janet S. Hayes, Eduardo Medina, and Zhongjing Lu

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Exotic Properties of a Voltage-gated Proton Channel from the Snail Helisoma trivolvis, Sarah Thomas, Vladimir V. Cherny, Deri Morgan, Liana R. Artinian, Vincent Rehder, Susan M. E. Smith, and Thomas E. DeCoursey

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Identification of a Broad-Spectrum Peptidoglycan Hydrolase Associated with the Particle of Xanthomonas oryzae Phage Xop411, Shu-Fen Weng, Yung-Chieh Fu, Juey-Wen Lin, and Tsai-Tien Tseng

Submissions from 2017

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Phytoextraction of contaminated urban soils by Panicum virgatum L. enhanced with application of a plant growth regulator (BAP) and citric acid, Matthew Aderholt, Dale L. Vogelien, Marina Koether, and Sigurdur Greipsson

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Down-regulation of NOX2 activity in phagocytes mediated by ATM-kinase dependent phosphorylation, Sylvain Beaumel, Antoine Picciocchi, Franck Debeurme, Corinne Vivès, Anne-Marie Hesse, Myriam Ferro, Didier Grunwald, Heather Stieglitz, Pahk Thepchatri, Susan M. Smith, Franck Fieschi, and Marie José Stasia

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Functional redundancy and nonredundancy between two Troponin C isoforms in adult muscles, Maria B. Chechenova, Sara Maes, Sandy T. Oas, Cloyce Nelson, Kaveh G. Kiani, Anton L. Bryantsev, and Richard M. Cripps

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Exploring the microbial diversity in Jordanian hot springs by comparative metagenomic analysis, Emad I. Hussein, Jacob H. Jacob, Muhamad Ali Shakhatreh, Mutaz A. Abd Al-Razaq, Abdul-Salam F. Juhmani, and Christopher T. Cornelison

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Microbial community analysis of the hypersaline water of the Dead Sea using high-throughput amplicon sequencing, Jacob H. Jacob, Emad I. Hussein, Muhamad Ali Shakhatreh, and Christopher T. Cornelison

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Breaking in and Busting out: Cell-penetrating Peptides and the Endosomal Escape Problem, Julia C. LeCher, Scott J. Nowak, and Jonathan McMurry

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Differential Toxicity and Venom Gland Gene Expression in Centruroides vittatus, Thomas C. McElroy, C. Neal McReynolds, Alyssa Gulledge, Kelci R. Knight, Whitney E. Smith, and Eric A. Albrecht

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Insights into Electrosensory Organ Development, Physiology and Evolution from a Lateral ine-enriched Transcriptome, Melinda S. Modrell, Mike Lyne, Adrian R. Carr, and Harrold H. Zakon

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A Versatile Cell-penetrating Peptide-adaptor System for Efficient Delivery of Molecular Cargos to Subcellular Destinations, Verra M. Ngwa, David S. Axford, Allison N. Healey, Scott J. Nowak, Carol A. Chrestensen, and Jonathan L. McMurry

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Reassessment of the succession of lactic acid bacteria in commercial cucumber fermentations and physiological and genomic features associated with their dominance, I M. Pérez-Díaz, J Hayes, E Medina, K Anekella, K Daughtry, S Dieck, M Levi, R Price, N Butz, Z Lu, and M A. Azcarate-Peril

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High-Quality Genome Sequence of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. glycines Strain 12609 Isolated in Taiwan, Shu-Fen Weng, An-Chi Luo, Che-Jui Lin, and Tsai-Tien Tseng

Submissions from 2016

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Localisation and Protein-protein Interactions of the Helicobacter pylori taxis sensor T1pD and Their Connection to Metabolic Functions, Wiebke Behrens, Tobias Schweinitzer, Jonathan L. McMurry, and Christine Josenhans

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MicroRNAs Expressed during Viral Infection: Biomarker Potential and Therapeutic Considerations, Jennifer Louten, Michael Beach, Kristina Palermino, Maria Weeks, and Gabrielle Holenstein

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Bioinformatics Resources for MicroRNA Discovery, Alyssa C. Moore, Jonathan S. Winkjer, and Tsai-Tien Tseng

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The SH3 Domain of UNC-89 (obscurin) Interacts with Paramyosin, a Coiled-coil Protein, in Caenorhabditis Elegans Muscle, Hiroshi Qadota, Jonathan McMurry, Verra M. Ngwa, and Et al.

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Virulence Factors of Aeromonas hydrophila: In the Wake of Reclassification, Cody R. Rasmussen-Ivey, Maria J. Figueras, Donald McGarey, and Mark R. Liles

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EFN-4 Functions in LAD-2-mediated Axon Guidance in Caenorhabditis elegans, Alicia A. Schwieterman, Cory J. Donelson, Jonathan L. McMurry, and Martin L. Hudson

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The Caenorhabditis elegans Ephrin EFN-4 Functions Non-cell Autonomously with Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans to Promote Axon Outgrowth and Branching, Alicia A. Schwieterman, Alyse N. Steves, Vivian Yee, Cory J. Donelson, Melissa R. Bentley, Elise M. Santorella, Taylor V. Mehlenbacher, Aaron Pital, Austin M. Howard, Melissa R. Wilson, Danielle E. Ereddia, Jonathan L. McMurry, and Martin L. Hudson

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HoxD Expression in the Fin-fold Compartment of Basal Gnathostomes and Implications for Paired Appendage Evolution, Frank J. Tulenko, Gaius J. Augustus, James L. Massey, and Seth E. Sims

Submissions from 2015

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Nox5 Stability and Superoxide Production is Regulated by C-terminal Binding of Hsp90 and CO-chaperones, Feng Chen, Steven Haigh, Yanfang Yu, and Susan M. E. Smith

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Nox5 Stability and Superoxide Production is Regulated by C-terminal Binding of Hsp90 and CO-chaperones, Feng Cheng, Steven Haigh, Yanfang Yu, Tyler Benson, Yusi Wang, and Susan M.E. Smith

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Tryptophan 207 is Crucial to the Unique Properties of the Human Voltage-gated Proton Channel, hHV1, Vladimir V. Cherny, Deri Morgan, Boris Musset, Gustavo Chaves, Susan M.E. Smith, and Thomas E. DeCoursey

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Tryptophan 207 is Crucial to the Unique Properties of the Human Voltage-gated Proton Channel, hHV1, Vladimir V. Cherny, Deri Morgan, Boris Musset, and Susan M. E. Smith

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A Cys-Gly-Cys Triad in the Dehydrogenase Region of Nox2 Plays a Key Role in the Interaction with p67phox, Iris Dahan, Susan M. E. Smith, and Edgar Pick

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NOX2 As a Target for Drug Development: Indications, Possible Complications, and Progress, Becky A. Diebold, Susan M. E. Smith, Yang Li, and J. David Lambeth

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Dosimetry of Acrylamide and Glycidamide Over the Lifespan in a 2-Year Bioassay of Acrylamide in Wistar Han Rats, Timothy R. Fennell, Rodney Snyder, Benjamin Hansen, and Marvin Friedman

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A Synthetic Lethal Screen Identifies a Role for Lin-44/Wnt in C.elegans Embryogenesis, Samanth N. Hartin, Martin L. Hudson, Curtis Yingling, and Brian D. Ackley

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Glutalytic Clinical Trial for Normal Consumptionof Gluten Containing Foods, Martin Hudson and Colin King

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Thioxo-dihydroquinazolin-one Compounds as Novel Inhibitors of Myeloperoxidase, Yang Li, Thota Ganesh, Becky A. Diebold, Yerun Zhu, James W. McCoy, and Susan M.E. Smith

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Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteriophage Φ241 isolated from an industrial cucumber fermentation at high acidity and salinity, Zhongjing Lu and Fred Breidt

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Weak Interactions between Salmonella enterica FlhB and Other Flagellar Export Apparatus Proteins Govern Type III Secretion Dynamics, Jonathan L. McMurry, Tohru Minamino, Yukio Furukawa, and Joshua W. Francis

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Making teeth to order: conserved genes reveal an ancient molecular pattern in paddlefish (Actinopterygii), Moya M. Smith, Zerina Johanson, Thomas Butts, Rolf Ericsson, Melinda Modrell, Frank Tulenko, Marcus C. Davis, and Gareth J. Fraser

Submissions from 2014

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An Asian Origin of Virulent Aeromonas Hydrophila Responsible for Disease Epidemics in United States-Farmed Catfish, Mohammad J. Hossain, Dawei Sun, Donald J. McGarey, and Shannon Wrenn

Submissions from 2013

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Characterization of Myxococcus xanthus MazF and Implications for a New Point of Regulation, Tye O. Boynton, Jonathan L. McMurry, and Lawrence J. Shimkets

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The Deep Homology of the Autopod: Insights from Hox Gene Regulation, Marcus C. Davis

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Distinct Phenotypes in Zebrafish Models of Human Startle Disease, Lisa R. Ganser, Qing Yan, Victoria M. James, Robert Kozol, Maya Topf, Robert J. Harvey, and Julia E. Dallman

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Peregrination of the Selectivity Filter Delineates the Pore of the Human Voltage-Gated Proton Channel hHv1, Deri Morgan, Boris Musset, Kethika Kulleperuma, Susan M. E. Smith, Sindhu Rajan, Vladimir V. Cherny, Régis Pomès, and Thomas E. DeCoursey

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Calmodulin Activates Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase by Enabling Transitions between Conformational States, John C. Salerno, Krishanu Ray, Thomas Poulos, Huiying Li, and Dipak K. Ghosh

Submissions from 2012

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Comparative Studies on the Changes of Total Soluble Proteins and Protease Activity In Georgian Commercial Peanuts Contaminated by Aspergillus flavus, Premila Achar, Marikunte Yanjarappa Sreenivasa, and G. P. Giusso Del Galdo

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Bacteriophage Ecology in a Commercial Cucumber Fermentation, Jean Lu, Ilenys M. Perez-Diaz, Janet S. Hayes, and Fred Bredit Jr.

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Akirin Links Twist-Regulated Transcription with the Brahma Chromatin Remodeling Complex during Embryogenesis, Scott J. Nowak, Hitoshi Aihara, Katie Gonzalez, Yutaka Nibu, and Mary K. Baylies

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Akirin: A Context-Dependent Link Between Transcription and Chromatin Remodeling, Scott J. Nowak and Mary K. Baylies

Submissions from 2011

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Immediate Early Inflammatory Gene Responses of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells to Hemorraghic Venom, Eric A. Albrecht, Saravana M. Dhanasekaran, and Scott Tomlins

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Rate, Affinity and Calcium Dependence of Nitric Oxide Synthase Isoform Binding to the Primary Physiological Regulator Calmodulin, Jonathan L. McMurry, Carol A. Chrestensen, Israel M. Scott, Elijah W. Lee, Aaron M. Rahn, Allan M. Johansen, Brian J. Forsberg, Kyle D. Harris, and John C. Salerno

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Electrosensory Ampullary Organs are Derived from Lateral Line Placodes in Bony Fishes, Melissa S. Modrell, William E. Benis, R. Glenn Northcutt, Marcus C. Davis, and Clare V.H. Baker

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Studies of Food Thickeners in Nigeria for Contamination by Aflatoxigenic Forms of Aspergillus and Their Detection by PCR, G. I. Okwu, Premila Achar, Michael J. Ikenebomeh, and S. Y. Sreenivasa

Submissions from 2010

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Sequence Analysis of Leuconostoc Mesenteroides Bacteriophage Φ1-A4 Isolated from an Industrial Vegetable Fermentation, Jean Lu, Eric Altermann, Frederick Breidt, and Sergei Kozyavkin

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Responses of the Mangroves Avicennia marina and Bruguiera Gymnorrhiza to Oil Contamination, Gonasageran Naidoo, Yougasphree Naidoo, and Premila Achar

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Possible Roles of Two Quinone Molecules in Direct and Indirect Proton Pumps of Bovine Heart NADH-Quinone Oxidoreductase (Complex I), S. Tsuyoshi Ohnishi, John C. Salerno, and Tomoko Ohnishi

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Quantification of Aflatoxin B1 in Ready-to-Use Food Thickeners in South-East Geo-Political Zone in Nigeria, G. I. Okwu, Premila N. Achar, and Santosh K. Sharma

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Development of A Real Time Optical Biosensor Assay for Amoxicillin and Other β-Lactams in Water Samples, Israel M. Scott, Lewis J. Kraft, Jonathan D. Parker, Kathryn Daniel, Sarah Kustick, Diana Kennen, and Jonathan L. McMurry

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The Pattern of Natural Selection in Somatic Cancer Mutations of Human mtDNA, Pete Stafford and Estella B. Chen-Quin

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Optical Biosensing, Jo Leanna Wilson, Israel M. Scott, and Jonathan L. McMurry

Submissions from 2009

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Microscopic Studies on the Aspergillus Flavus Infected Kernels of Commercial Peanuts in Georgia, Premila Achar, Karen Hermetz, Sharath Rao, Robert P. Apkarian, and Jeannette V. Taylor

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Activation by C5a of Endothelial Cell Caspase 8 and cFLIP, Eric A. Albrecht, Aruna V. Sarma, and Peter A. Ward

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Space, Time and Nitric Oxide -- Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Generates Signal Pulses, John C. Salerno and Dipak K. Ghosh

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Inhibition of Nitric Oxide Synthase by Cobalamins and Cobinamides, J. Brice Weinberg, Youwei Chen, Ning Jiang, Bethany E. Beasley, John C. Salerno, and Dipak K. Ghosh

Submissions from 2008

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Identification and Characterization of VPO1, a New Animal Heme-Containing Peroxidase, Guangjie J. Cheng, John C. Salerno, Zehong H. Cao, Patrick J. Pagano, and J. David Lambeth

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Detailed Characterization of, and Clinical Correlations in, 10 Patients with Distal Deletions of Chromosome 9p, Xueya Y. Hauge, Gordana Raca, Sara Cooper, Kristin May, Rhonda Spiro, Margaret Adam, and Christa Lese Martin

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Micropropagation of Harpagophytum Procumbens, Semmalai Kaliyamoorthy, Gonasageran Naidoo, and Premila Achar

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Morphological and Physiological Responses of the Halophyte, Odyssea paucinervis (Staph) (Poaceae), to Salinity, Gonasageran Naidoo, Rita Somaru, and Premila Achar

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Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase: Prototype for Pulsed Enzymology, John C. Salerno

Submissions from 2007

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Direct Measurement by Laser Flash Photolysis of Intraprotein Electron Transfer in a Rat Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase, Changjian Feng, Gordon Tollin, James T. Hazzard, Nickolas J. Nahm, J. Guy Guillemette, John C. Salerno, and Dipak K. Ghosh

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iNOS Regulation by Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II in Vascular Smooth Muscle, Rachel J. Jones, David Jourd'heuil, John C. Salerno, Susan M. E. Smith, and Harold A. Singer