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Miguel A. Ballicora

Education

Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, Leloir Institute, University of Buenos Aires, 1993

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Loyola University, Chicago, USA

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Asencion Diez, M. D., Demonte, A. M., Guerrero, S. A., Ballicora, M. A. and Iglesias, A. A. (2013). The ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase from Streptococcus mutans provides evidence for the regulation of polysaccharide biosynthesis in Firmicutes. Mol Microbiol 90(5): 1011-1027.
  2. Diez, M. D., Ebrecht, A. C., Martinez, L. I., Aleanzi, M. C., Guerrero, S. A., Ballicora, M. A. and Iglesias, A. A. (2013). A Chimeric UDP-Glucose Pyrophosphorylase Produced by Protein Engineering Exhibits Sensitivity to Allosteric Regulators. Int J Mol Sci 14(5): 9703-9721.
  3. Kuhn, M. L., Figueroa, C. M., Iglesias, A. A. and Ballicora, M. A. (2013). The ancestral activation promiscuity of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylases from oxygenic photosynthetic organisms. BMC Evol Biol 13: 51.
  4. Figueroa, C. M., Asencion Diez, M. D., Kuhn, M. L., McEwen, S., Salerno, G. L., Iglesias, A. A. and Ballicora, M. A. (2013). The unique nucleotide specificity of the sucrose synthase from Thermosynechococcus elongatus. FEBS Lett 587(2): 165-169.
  5. Machtey, M., Kuhn, M. L., Flasch, D. A., Aleanzi, M., Ballicora, M. A., Iglesias, A. A. (2012). Insights into glycogen metabolism in chemolithoautotrophic bacteria from distinctive kinetic and regulatory properties of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase from Nitrosomonas europaea. Journal of Bacteriology, 194(22), 6056-65.
  6. Figueroa, C. M., Esper, M. C., Bertolo, A., Demonte, A. M., Aleanzi, M., Iglesias, A. A. and Ballicora, M. A. (2011). Understanding the allosteric trigger for the fructose-1,6-bisphosphate regulation of the ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase from Escherichia coli. Biochimie 93(10): 1816-1823.
  7. Kuhn, M. L., Figueroa, C. M., Aleanzi, M., Olsen, K. W., Iglesias, A. A. and Ballicora, M. A. (2010). Bi-national and interdisciplinary course in enzyme engineering. Biochem Mol Biol Educ 38(6): 370-379.
  8. Ziegler, A. J., Florian, J., Ballicora, M. A. and Herlinger, A. W. (2009). Alkaline phosphatase inhibition by vanadyl-beta-diketone complexes: electron density effects. J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem 24(1): 22-28.
  9. Kuhn, M. L., Falaschetti, C. A. and Ballicora, M. A. (2009). Ostreococcus tauri ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase reveals alternative paths for the evolution of subunit roles. J Biol Chem 284(49): 34092-34102.
  10. Malarkey, C. S., Wang, G., Ballicora, M. A. and Mota de Freitas, D. E. (2008). Evidence for two distinct Mg2+ binding sites in G(s alpha) and G(i alpha1) proteins. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 372(4): 866-869.
  11. Ventriglia, T., Kuhn, M. L., Ruiz, M. T., Ribeiro-Pedro, M., Valverde, F., Ballicora, M. A., Preiss, J. and Romero, J. M. (2008). Two Arabidopsis ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase large subunits (APL1 and APL2) are catalytic. Plant Physiol 148(1): 65-76.
  12. Ballicora, M. A., Erben, E. D., Yazaki, T., Bertolo, A. L., Demonte, A. M., Schmidt, J. R., Aleanzi, M., Bejar, C. M., Figueroa, C. M., Fusari, C. M., Iglesias, A. A. and Preiss, J. (2007). Identification of regions critically affecting kinetics and allosteric regulation of the Escherichia coli ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase by modeling and pentapeptide-scanning mutagenesis. J Bacteriol 189(14): 5325-5333.
  13. Bejar, C. M., Jin, X., Ballicora, M. A. and Preiss, J. (2006). Molecular architecture of the glucose 1-phosphate site in ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylases. J Biol Chem 281(52): 40473-40484.
  14. Ventriglia, T., Ballicora, M. A., Crevillen, P., Preiss, J. and Romero, J. M. (2007). Regulatory properties of potato-Arabidopsis hybrid ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase. Plant Cell Physiol 48(6): 875-880.
  15. Yep, A., Ballicora, M. A. and Preiss, J. (2006). The ADP-glucose binding site of the Escherichia coli glycogen synthase. Arch Biochem Biophys 453(2): 188-196.
  16. Bejar, C. M., Ballicora, M. A., Iglesias, A. A. and Preiss, J. (2006). ADPglucose pyrophosphorylase's N-terminus: structural role in allosteric regulation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 343(1): 216-221.
  17. Iglesias, A. A., Ballicora, M. A., Sesma, J. I. and Preiss, J. (2006). Domain swapping between a cyanobacterial and a plant subunit ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase. Plant Cell Physiol 47(4): 523-530.
  18. Ballicora, M. A., Dubay, J. R., Devillers, C. H. and Preiss, J. (2005). Resurrecting the ancestral enzymatic role of a modulatory subunit. J Biol Chem 280(11): 10189-10195.
  19. Jin, X., Ballicora, M. A., Preiss, J. and Geiger, J. H. (2005). Crystal structure of potato tuber ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase. EMBO J 24(4): 694-704.
Protocols by Miguel A. Ballicora
  1. Iodine Staining of Escherichia coli Expressing Genes Involved in the Synthesis of Bacterial Glycogen