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Blanca Barquera

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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    1. Shea ME, Juárez O, Cho J, Barquera B. Aspartic acid 397 in subunit B of the Na+-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae forms part of a sodium-binding site, is involved in cation selectivity, and affects cation-binding site cooperativity. J Biol Chem. 2013 Oct 25; 288(43):31241-9.
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    2. Neehaul Y, Juárez O, Barquera B, Hellwig P. Infrared spectroscopic evidence of a redox-dependent conformational change involving ion binding residue NqrB-D397 in the Na(+)-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. Biochemistry. 2013 May 7; 52(18):3085-93.
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    3. Cress BF, Erkert KA, Barquera B, Koffas MA. Draft Genome Sequence of Pseudoalteromonas luteoviolacea Strain B (ATCC 29581). Genome Announc. 2013 Mar-Apr; 1(2):e0004813.
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    4. Juárez O, Neehaul Y, Turk E, Chahboun N, DeMicco JM, Hellwig P, Barquera B. The role of glycine residues 140 and 141 of subunit B in the functional ubiquinone binding site of the Na+-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. J Biol Chem. 2012 Jul 20; 287(30):25678-85.
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    5. Neehaul Y, Juárez O, Barquera B, Hellwig P. Thermodynamic contribution to the regulation of electron transfer in the Na(+)-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. Biochemistry. 2012 May 15; 51(19):4072-7.
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    6. Juárez O, Barquera B. Insights into the mechanism of electron transfer and sodium translocation of the Na(+)-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012 Oct; 1817(10):1823-32.
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    7. Holstein MA, Chung WK, Parimal S, Freed AS, Barquera B, McCallum SA, Cramer SM. Probing multimodal ligand binding regions on ubiquitin using nuclear magnetic resonance, chromatography, and molecular dynamics simulations. J Chromatogr A. 2012 Mar 16; 1229:113-20.
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    8. Juárez O, Shea ME, Makhatadze GI, Barquera B. The role and specificity of the catalytic and regulatory cation-binding sites of the Na+-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. J Biol Chem. 2011 Jul 29; 286(30):26383-90.
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    9. Xia K, Zhang S, Solina BA, Barquera B, Colón W. Do prokaryotes have more kinetically stable proteins than eukaryotic organisms? Biochemistry. 2010 Aug 31; 49(34):7239-41.
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    10. Juárez O, Morgan JE, Nilges MJ, Barquera B. Energy transducing redox steps of the Na+-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jul 13; 107(28):12505-10.
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    11. Juárez O, Athearn K, Gillespie P, Barquera B. Acid residues in the transmembrane helices of the Na+-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae involved in sodium translocation. Biochemistry. 2009 Oct 13; 48(40):9516-24.
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    12. Juárez O, Morgan JE, Barquera B. The Electron Transfer Pathway of the Na+-pumping NADH:Quinone Oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. J Biol Chem. 2009 Mar 27; 284(13):8963-72.
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    13. Backiel J, Juárez O, Zagorevski DV, Wang Z, Nilges MJ, Barquera B. Covalent binding of flavins to RnfG and RnfD in the Rnf complex from Vibrio cholerae. Biochemistry. 2008 Oct 28; 47(43):11273-84.
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    14. Juárez O, Nilges MJ, Gillespie P, Cotton J, Barquera B. Riboflavin is an active redox cofactor in the Na+-pumping NADH: quinone oxidoreductase (Na+-NQR) from Vibrio cholerae. J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov 28; 283(48):33162-7.
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    15. Duffy EB, Barquera B. Membrane topology mapping of the Na+-pumping NADH: quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae by PhoA-green fluorescent protein fusion analysis. J Bacteriol. 2006 Dec; 188(24):8343-51.
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    16. Barquera B, Ramirez-Silva L, Morgan JE, Nilges MJ. A new flavin radical signal in the Na(+)-pumping NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. An EPR/electron nuclear double resonance investigation of the role of the covalently bound flavins in subunits B and C. J Biol Chem. 2006 Dec 1; 281(48):36482-91.
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    17. Hemp J, Christian C, Barquera B, Gennis RB, Martínez TJ. Helix switching of a key active-site residue in the cytochrome cbb3 oxidases. Biochemistry. 2005 Aug 16; 44(32):10766-75.
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    18. Friedrich T, Stolpe S, Schneider D, Barquera B, Hellwig P. Ion translocation by the Escherichia coli NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I). Biochem Soc Trans. 2005 Aug; 33(Pt 4):836-9.
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    19. Barquera B, Nilges MJ, Morgan JE, Ramirez-Silva L, Zhou W, Gennis RB. Mutagenesis study of the 2Fe-2S center and the FAD binding site of the Na(+)-translocating NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. Biochemistry. 2004 Sep 28; 43(38):12322-30.
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    20. Zhang J, Barquera B, Gennis RB. Gene fusions with beta-lactamase show that subunit I of the cytochrome bd quinol oxidase from E. coli has nine transmembrane helices with the O2 reactive site near the periplasmic surface. FEBS Lett. 2004 Mar 12; 561(1-3):58-62.
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    21. Tomson FL, Morgan JE, Gu G, Barquera B, Vygodina TV, Gennis RB. Substitutions for glutamate 101 in subunit II of cytochrome c oxidase from Rhodobacter sphaeroides result in blocking the proton-conducting K-channel. Biochemistry. 2003 Feb 18; 42(6):1711-7.
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    22. Barquera B, Morgan JE, Lukoyanov D, Scholes CP, Gennis RB, Nilges MJ. X- and W-band EPR and Q-band ENDOR studies of the flavin radical in the Na+ -translocating NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. J Am Chem Soc. 2003 Jan 8; 125(1):265-75.
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    23. Barquera B, Zhou W, Morgan JE, Gennis RB. Riboflavin is a component of the Na+-pumping NADH-quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Aug 6; 99(16):10322-4.
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    24. Barquera B, Hellwig P, Zhou W, Morgan JE, Häse CC, Gosink KK, Nilges M, Bruesehoff PJ, Roth A, Lancaster CR, Gennis RB. Purification and characterization of the recombinant Na(+)-translocating NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio cholerae. Biochemistry. 2002 Mar 19; 41(11):3781-9.
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    25. Verkhovskaya ML, Barquera B, Wikström M. Deletion of one of two Escherichia coli genes encoding putative Na+/H+ exchangers (ycgO) perturbs cytoplasmic alkali cation balance at low osmolarity. Microbiology. 2001 Nov; 147(Pt 11):3005-13.
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    26. Bogachev AV, Bertsova YV, Barquera B, Verkhovsky MI. Sodium-dependent steps in the redox reactions of the Na+-motive NADH:quinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio harveyi. Biochemistry. 2001 Jun 19; 40(24):7318-23.
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    27. Häse CC, Barquera B. Role of sodium bioenergetics in Vibrio cholerae. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2001 May 1; 1505(1):169-78.
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    28. Barquera B, Häse CC, Gennis RB. Expression and mutagenesis of the NqrC subunit of the NQR respiratory Na(+) pump from Vibrio cholerae with covalently attached FMN. FEBS Lett. 2001 Mar 9; 492(1-2):45-9.
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    29. Hellwig P, Barquera B, Gennis RB. Direct evidence for the protonation of aspartate-75, proposed to be at a quinol binding site, upon reduction of cytochrome bo3 from Escherichia coli. Biochemistry. 2001 Jan 30; 40(4):1077-82.
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    30. Zhou W, Bertsova YV, Feng B, Tsatsos P, Verkhovskaya ML, Gennis RB, Bogachev AV, Barquera B. Sequencing and preliminary characterization of the Na+-translocating NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase from Vibrio harveyi. Biochemistry. 1999 Dec 7; 38(49):16246-52.
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    31. Crofts AR, Barquera B, Gennis RB, Kuras R, Guergova-Kuras M, Berry EA. Mechanism of ubiquinol oxidation by the bc(1) complex: different domains of the quinol binding pocket and their role in the mechanism and binding of inhibitors. Biochemistry. 1999 Nov 30; 38(48):15807-26.
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    32. Ma J, Tsatsos PH, Zaslavsky D, Barquera B, Thomas JW, Katsonouri A, Puustinen A, Wikström M, Brzezinski P, Alben JO, Gennis RB. Glutamate-89 in subunit II of cytochrome bo3 from Escherichia coli is required for the function of the heme-copper oxidase. Biochemistry. 1999 Nov 16; 38(46):15150-6.
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    33. Crofts AR, Hong S, Ugulava N, Barquera B, Gennis R, Guergova-Kuras M, Berry EA. Pathways for proton release during ubihydroquinone oxidation by the bc(1) complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Aug 31; 96(18):10021-6.
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    34. Sousa R, Barquera B, Duarte M, Finel M, Videira A. Characterisation of the last Fe-S cluster-binding subunit of Neurospora crassa complex I. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1999 Apr 21; 1411(1):142-6.
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    35. Verkhovskaya ML, Barquera B, Verkhovsky MI, Wikström M. The Na+ and K+ transport deficiency of an E. coli mutant lacking the NhaA and NhaB proteins is apparent and caused by impaired osmoregulation. FEBS Lett. 1998 Nov 20; 439(3):271-4.
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    36. Zickermann V, Barquera B, Wikström M, Finel M. Analysis of the pathogenic human mitochondrial mutation ND1/3460, and mutations of strictly conserved residues in its vicinity, using the bacterium Paracoccus denitrificans. Biochemistry. 1998 Aug 25; 37(34):11792-6.
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    37. Toledo-Cuevas M, Barquera B, Gennis RB, Wikström M, García-Horsman JA. The cbb3-type cytochrome c oxidase from Rhodobacter sphaeroides, a proton-pumping heme-copper oxidase. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1998 Jul 20; 1365(3):421-34.
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    38. Hacker B, Barquera B, Gennis RB, Crofts AR. Site-directed mutagenesis of arginine-114 and tryptophan-129 in the cytochrome b subunit of the bc1 complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides: two highly conserved residues predicted to be near the cytoplasmic surface of putative transmembrane helices B and C. Biochemistry. 1994 Nov 8; 33(44):13022-31.
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    39. García-Horsman JA, Barquera B, Rumbley J, Ma J, Gennis RB. The superfamily of heme-copper respiratory oxidases. J Bacteriol. 1994 Sep; 176(18):5587-600.
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    40. Van Doren SR, Gennis RB, Barquera B, Crofts AR. Site-directed mutations of conserved residues of the Rieske iron-sulfur subunit of the cytochrome bc1 complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides blocking or impairing quinol oxidation. Biochemistry. 1993 Aug 17; 32(32):8083-91.
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    41. Gennis RB, Barquera B, Hacker B, Van Doren SR, Arnaud S, Crofts AR, Davidson E, Gray KA, Daldal F. The bc1 complexes of Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Rhodobacter capsulatus. J Bioenerg Biomembr. 1993 Jun; 25(3):195-209.
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    42. Hacker B, Barquera B, Crofts AR, Gennis RB. Characterization of mutations in the cytochrome b subunit of the bc1 complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides that affect the quinone reductase site (Qc). Biochemistry. 1993 Apr 27; 32(16):4403-10.
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    43. Crofts A, Hacker B, Barquera B, Yun CH, Gennis R. Structure and function of the bc-complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1992 Jul 17; 1101(2):162-5.
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    44. Garcia-Horsman JA, Barquera B, Escamilla JE. Two different aa3-type cytochromes can be purified from the bacterium Bacillus cereus. Eur J Biochem. 1991 Aug 1; 199(3):761-8.
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    45. Garcia-Horsman JA, Barquera B, Gonzalez-Halphen D, Escamilla JE. Purification and characterization of two-subunit cytochrome aa3 from Bacillus cereus. Mol Microbiol. 1991 Jan; 5(1):197-205.
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    46. Escamilla JE, Barquera B, Ramírez R, García-Horsman A, del Arenal P. Role of menaquinone in inactivation and activation of the Bacillus cereus forespore respiratory system. J Bacteriol. 1988 Dec; 170(12):5908-12.
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