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Peer-reviewed articles:

2021

29. REVIEW: Polysaccharide degradation by the Bacteroidetes — mechanisms and nomenclature. McKee LS, La Rosa SL, Westereng B, Eijsink VGH, Pope PB, Larsbrink J. Environmental Microbiology Reports (2021) Online ahead of print!

28. Human gut Faecalibacterium prausnitzii deploy a highly efficient conserved system to cross-feed on β-mannan-derived oligosaccharides. Lindstad LJ, Leivers S, Lu Z, Michalak L, Pereira GV, Røhr ÅK, Martens EC, McKee LS, Duncan SH, Westereng B, Pope PB, Leanti La Rosa S. mBio 12 (2021) Online ahead of print!

27. A polysaccharide utilization locus from the gut bacterium Dysgonomonas mossii encodes functionally distinct carbohydrate esterases. Kmezik C, Mazurkewich S, Meents T, McKee LS, Idström A, Savolainen O, Brändén, Larsbrink J. Journal of Biological Chemistry 296 (2021) 100500

2020

26. Analysis of a cellulose synthase catalytic subunit from the oomycete pathogen of crops Phytophthora capsici. Pang Z, McKee LS, Srivastava V, Klinter S, Díaz-Moreno SM, Orlean P, Liu X, Bulone V. Cellulose 27 (2020) 8551-8565

25. One soil bacterium performs two important jobs to help us produce healthy food. McKee LS. Frontiers for Young Minds (October 2020) (This article is part of the Research Topic Tiny Microbes, Big Yields: The Future of Food and Agriculture)

24. Exploring the potential for fungal antagonism and cell wall attack by Bacillus subtilis natto. Schönbichler AS, Díaz-Moreno SM, Srivastava V, McKee LS*. Frontiers in Microbiology 11 (2020) 521. *corresponding (This article is part of the Research Topic Advanced Microbial Biotechnologies For Sustainable Agriculture, which you can download as a complete e-book)

2019

23. Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) mediated production of ultra-fine cellulose nanofibres from delignified softwood fibres. Koskela S, Wang S, Xu D, Yang X, Li K, Berglund LA, McKee LS, Bulone V, Zhou Q. Green Chemistry  21 (2019) 5924-5933

22. Focussed metabolism of β-glucans by the soil Bacteroidetes Chitinophaga pinensisMcKee LS*, Martínez-Abad A, Ruthes AC, Brumer H. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85 (2019) e02231-18. *corresponding

2018

21. Production of functionalised chitins assisted by fungal lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase. Wang D, Li J, Salazar-Alvarez G, McKee LS, Srivastava V, Sellberg J, Bulone V, Hsieh YSY. Green Chemistry 20 (2018) 2091-2100

20. Preparation of 4-deoxy-L-erythro-5-hexoseulose uronic acid (DEH) and guluronic acid-rich alginate using a unique exo-alginate lyase from Thalassotalea crassostreae. Wang D, Aarstad OA, Jing L, McKee LS, Saetrom GI, Vyas A, Srivastava V, Aachmann FL, Bulone V, Hsieh YSY. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 66 (2018) 1435–1443

2017

19. The development of a wood-based biomaterials biorefinery. Mattsson T, Azhar S, Eriksson S, Helander M, Henriksson G, Jedvert K, Lawoko M, Lindström ME, McKee LS, Oinonen P, Sevastyanova O, Westerberg N, Theliander H. Bioresources 12 (2017) 9152-9182

18. Alteration of cell wall xylan acetylation trigger defense responses that counterbalance the immune deficiencies of plants impaired in the β subunit of the heterotrimeric G protein. Escudero V, Jordá L, Sopeña-Torres S, Mélida H, Miedes E, Muñoz-Barrios A, Swami S, Alexander D, McKee LS, Sánchez-Vallet A, Bulone V, Jones AM, Molia A. The Plant Journal 92 (2017) 386-399

17. The impact of steroidal glycoalkaloids on the physiology of Phytophthora infestans, the causative agent of potato late blight. Dahlin P, Müller MC, Ekengren S, McKee LS*, Bulone V*. Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 30 (2017) 531-542 *corresponding

16. Spatially resolved transcriptome profiling in model plant species. Giacomello S, Salmén F, Terebieniec BK, Vickovic S, Navarro JF, Alexeyenko A, Reimegård J, McKee LS, Mannapperuma C, Bulone V, Ståhl PL, Sundström JF, Street NR, Lundeberg J.​​​​​​ Nature Plants 3 (2017) 17061

15. Proteomic data on enzyme secretion and activity in the bacterium Chitinophaga pinensis. Larsbrink J, Tuveng TR, Pope PB, Bulone V, Eijsink VGH, Brumer H, McKee LS*. Data in Brief 11 (2017) 484-490. *corresponding

14. Proteomic insights into mannan degradation and protein secretion by the forest floor bacterium Chitinophaga pinensis. Larsbrink J, Tuveng TR, Pope PB, Bulone V, Eijsink VGH, Brumer H, McKee LS*. Journal of Proteomics 156 (2017) 63-74*corresponding

13. Comparative analysis of sterol acquisition in the oomycetes Saprolegnia parasitica and Phytophthora infestans. Dahlin P, Srivastava V, Ekengren S, McKee LS, Bulone V. PLOSONE 12 (2017) e0170873

2016

12. The oxidosqualene cyclase from the oomycete Saprolegnia parasitica synthesizes lanosterol as a single product. Dahlin P, Srivastava V, Bulone V, McKee LS*. Frontiers in Microbiology 7 (2016) 1802*corresponding

11. The degree of acetylation affects the microbial degradability of mannans. Bi R, Berglund J, Vilaplana F, McKee LS, Henriksson G. Polymer Degradation and Stability 133 (2016) 36-46

10. Structural and functional characterization of the microtubule interacting and trafficking domains of two oomycete chitin synthases. Brown C, Szpryngiel S, Kuang G, Srivastava V, Ye W, McKee LS, Tu Y, Mäler L, Bulone V. FEBS Journal 283 (2016) 3072-3088

9. A GH115 α-glucuronidase from Schizophyllum commune contributes to the synergistic enzymatic deconstruction of softwood glucuronoarabinoxylan. McKee LS, Sunner H, Anasontzis GE, Toriz G, Gatenholm P, Bulone V, Vilaplana F, Olsson L. Biotechnology for Biofuels 9 (2016) 2

2015

8. Growth of Chitinophaga pinensis on plant cell wall glycans and characterisation of a glycoside hydrolase family 27 β-L-arabinopyranosidase implicated in arabinogalactan utilisation. McKee LS, Brumer H. PLOSONE 10 (2015) e0139932

2014

7. Phenylcoumaran benzylic ether reductase prevents accumulation of compounds formed under oxidative conditions in poplar xylem. Niculaes C, Morreel K, Kim H, Lu F, McKee LS, Ivens B, Haustraete J, Vanholme B, Rycke RD, Hertzberg M, Fromm J, Bulone V, Polle A, Ralph J, Boerjan W. Plant Cell 26 (2014) 3775-3791

6. A discrete genetic locus confers xyloglucan metabolism in select human gut Bacteroidetes. Larsbrink J*, Rogers TE*, Hemsworth GR*, McKee LS, Tauzin AS, Spadiut O, Klinter S, Pudlo NA, Urs K, Koropatkin NM, Creagh AL, Haynes CA, Kelly AG, Cederholm SN, Davies GJ, Martens EC, Brumer H. Nature 506 (2014) 498-502. *authors share first position

2013

5. Identification of the acid/base catalyst of a glycoside hydrolase family 3 (GH3) beta-glucosidase from Aspergillus niger ASKU28. Thongpoo P, McKee LS, Araújo AC, Kongsaeree PT, Brumer H. Biochimica Biophysica Acta. 1830 (2013) 2739-49

2009-2012

4. Introducing endo-xylanase activity into an exo-acting arabinofuranosidase that targets side chains. McKee LS, Peña MJ, Rogowski A, Jackson A, Lewis RJ, York WS, Krogh KB, Viksø-Nielsen A, Skjøt M, Gilbert HJ, Marles-Wright J. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 109 (2012) 6537-42

3. A novel, noncatalytic carbohydrate-binding module displays specificity for galactose-containing polysaccharides through calcium-mediated oligomerisation. Montanier CY, Corrreia MAS, Flint JE, Zhu Y, Baslé A, McKee LS, Prates JAM, Polizzi SJ, Coutinho PM, Lewis RJ, Henrissat B, Fontes CMGA, Gilbert HJ. Journal of Biological Chemistry 286 (2011) 22499-22509

2. The structure and function of an arabinan-specific alpha-1,2-arabinofuranosidase identified from screening the activities of bacterial GH43 glycoside hydrolases. Cartmell A*, McKee LS*, Peña MJ, Larsbrink J, Brumer H, Kaneko S, Ichinose H, Lewis RJ, Viksø-Nielsen A, Gilbert HJ, Marles-Wright J. Journal of Biological Chemistry 286 (2011) 15483-15495. *authors share first position

1. Developmental complexity of arabinan polysaccharides and their processing in plant cell walls. Verhertbruggen Y, Marcus SE, Haeger A, Verhoef R, Schols HA, McCleary BV, McKee LS, Gilbert HJ, Knox JP. The Plant Journal 59 (2009) 413-425

Preprints:

Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) Whole Grain Genome-Wide Association Study for Neutral Sugar Content. Panahabadi R, McKee LS, Ahmadikhah A, Ingvarsson PK, Farrokhi N. Preprint deposited at Research Square on June 8th, 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-575013/v1

Human gut Faecalibacterium prausnitzii deploy a highly efficient conserved system to cross-feed on β-mannan-derived oligosaccharides. Lindstad LJ, Leivers S, Lu Z, Michalak L, Pereira GV, Røhr ÅK, Martens EC, McKee LS, Duncan SH, Westereng B, Pope PB, Leanti La Rosa S. Preprint deposited at bioRxiv  on December 26th, 2020, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.23.424282

Book chapters and sections:

Bacteroidetes bacteria in the soil: Glycan acquisition, enzyme secretion, and gliding motility. Larsbrink J, McKee LS. Advances in Applied Microbiology 110 (2020) 63-98

Secreted Microbial Enzymes for Organic Compound DegradationMcKee LS, Inman AR. Chapter 10 in: Microbes and Enzymes in Soil Health and Bioremediation (2019). Published by Springer, New York, 2019. Edited by Nadda AK, Sharma S. Available online now - hardback version available soon.

Plant Cell Walls (version 3). Srivastava V, McKee LS, Bulone V. (July 2017). In: eLS (Essential for Life Science; Citable reviews in the life sciences). Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net

Measuring enzyme kinetics of glycoside hydrolases using the 3,5-dinitrosalicylic acid assay. McKee LS. In: Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions: Methods and Protocols (2017). Published by Springer, New York, 2017. Edited by Abbot DW, Lammerts van Buren A. ISBN 978-1-4939-6898-5

Conference proceedings:

Characterization of a multi-modular bacterial enzyme with binding and hydrolysis activities on fungal cell wall components: Insights into bacterial-fungal interactions in the soil. Lu Z, Inman A, Ergenlioglu I, Rämgård C, McKee LS. Access Microbiology Meeting Report Volume 2, Issue 7A. Published after the cancelled 2020 Annual Meeting of the Microbiology Society.

Strategies for glycan acquisition by Bacteroidetes in the soil: The carbohydrate enzymology of Chitinophaga pinensis. Lu Z, Inman A, Ergenlioglu I, Rämgård C, McKee LS. Access Microbiology Meeting Report Volume 2, Issue 7A. Published after the cancelled 2020 Annual Meeting of the Microbiology Society.

Enzyme-assisted preparation of nanocellulose from wood holocellulose fibers. Koskela S, Wang S, Yang X, Li K, Srivastava V, McKee LS, Bergland LA, Bulone V, Zhou Q. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2019.

Towards a wood based biorefinery- A demonstrator. Mattsson T, Azhar S, Bylin S, Helander M, Henriksson G, Jedvert K, Lawoko M, Lindström ME, McKee LS, Oinonen P, Sevastyanova O, Westerberg N, Theliander H. Conference paper presented at the 6th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, Helsinki, Finland, October 2015

Discovery of the biological role of PHENYLCOUMARAN BENZYLIC ETHER REDUCTASE (PCBER), one of the most abundant proteins in poplar xylem. Niculaes C, Morreel K, Kim H, Lu F, McKee LS, Vanholme B, De Rycke R, Hertzberg M, Bulone V, Polle A, Ralph J, Boerjan W. Conference paper presented at the IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2015 conference: on Forests: the Importance to the Planet and Society, June 2015

Monographs:

Diversity in structure and substrate specificity of family 43 glycoside hydrolase enzymes. McKee LS. PhD thesis (2011). Newcastle University, UK


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