Enzymes Research

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Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Groups and Facilities

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Size reduction and separation of biomass for energy production and bio-products.



Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017


Recent Publications

Diversity and functional evolution of terpene synthases in dictyostelid social amoebae Chen, X., T. G. Köllner, G. Shaulsky, Q. D. Jia, J. S. Dickschat, J. Gershenzon, and F. Chen.  2018.  Scientific Reports, 25;8(1):14361. [Abstract]

New approaches in non-aqueous enzymology for modification of lipids and phospholipids Hayes, D. G.  2018.  American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 6-9 May 2018. [Abstract]

Enzymatic Synthesis of Polymers: A Review Hayes, D. G.  2018.  American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 6-9 May 2018. [Abstract]

Biobased Surfactants: A Useful Biorefinery Product That Can Be Prepared Using Green Manufacturing Hayes, D. G.  2018.  American Oil Chemists’ Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, 6-9 May 2018. [Abstract]

QM/MM free energy simulations of the reaction catalyzed by (4S)-limonene synthase involving linalyl diphosphate (LPP) substrate J. Yao, F. Chen, and H. Guo.  2018.  Molecular Simulation, 44: 1158 1167. [Abstract]

Biochemical characterization in Norway spruce (Picea abies) of SABATH methyltransferases that methylate phytohormones.  M. Chaiprasongsuk, C. Zhang, P. Qian, X. Chen, G. L. Li, R. N. Trigiano, H. Guo, and F. Chen.  2018.  Phytochemistry, 149: 146-154. [Abstract]

Biochemical and transcriptomic characterization of glycoside hydrolases in Thermobia domestica and Ctenolepisma longicaudata.  Mallipeddi, R.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Biochemical and transcriptome characterization of the cellulolytic system in Thermobia domestica for identification of novel enzymes with industrial applications.  Pothula, R., B. Johnson, W. E. Klingeman, M. E. Staton, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2018.  Entomogical Society of America, Ann. Mtg. Entomol. Soc. Amer., Presentation Abstract #0342, Vancouver, BC. 11-14 November 2018.

Sugar Esters.  Pyo, S. H., J. Chen, R. Ye, and D. G. Hayes.  2018.  Biobased Surfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (2nd Ed), D.G. Hayes, D.K.Y. Solaiman, and R.D. Ashby, Eds, Elsevier Press. [Abstract]

Biochemical characterization of microbial type terpene synthases in two closely related species of hornworts, Anthoceros punctatus and Anthoceros agrestis W. D. Xiong, J. Y. Fu, T. G. Köllner, X. Chen, Q. D. Jia, H. Guo, P. Qian, G. J. Wu, and F. Chen.  2018.  Phytochemistry, 149: 116-122. [Abstract]

The TcEG-1 beetle (Tribolium castaneum) cellulase produced in transgenic switchgrass is active at alkaline pH and auto-hydrolyzes biomass for increased cellobiose release Willis, J. D., J. N. Grant, M. Mazarei, L. M. Kline, C. S. Rempe, A. G. Collins, G. B. Turner, S. R. Decker, R. W. Sykes, M. F. Davis, N. Labbe, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and C. N. Stewart, Jr..  2017.  Biotechnology for Biofuels, 10:230. [Abstract]

Enzymatic Synthesis of Sugar and Polyol-fatty Acid Esters: Surfactants, Polymers, and Other Value-added Products Hayes, D. G.  2016.  107th AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo, Salt Lake City, 05 May 2016 (keynote presentation; Phospholipids Division). [Abstract]