Publications as an independent investigator:

Undergraduate authors bolded.

15. Kent D. Nakamoto, Scott W. Perkins, Selim Gerislioglu, Mark A. Anderson, Katherine A. Hicks, and Mark J. Snider.   Mechanism of 6-hydroxynicotinate 3-monooxygenase, a flavin-dependent decarboxylative hydroxylase involved in aerobic nicotinic acid catabolism, Biochemistry, (2019) 58(13), 1751-1763.

14. Weijie Zhou, Andrew Tsai, Devon A. Dattmore, Devin P. Stives, Iva Chitrakar, Alexis Maria D’alessandro, Shiv Patel, Katherine A. Hicks, and Jarrod B. French. Crystal structure of E. coli PRPP synthetase, BMC Structural Biology, (2019), 19(1), 1-7.

13. Roger Shek, Devon A. Dattmore, Devin P. Stives, Ashley L. Jackson, Christa H. Chatfield, Katherine A. Hicks, and Jarrod B. French. “Structural and Functional Basis for Targeting Campylobacter jejuni Agmatine Deiminase To Overcome Antibiotic Resistance,” Biochemistry, (2017) 56 (51), 6734-6742.

12. Katherine A. Hicks. “Measuring Norfloxacin Binding to Trypsin Using a Fluorescence Quenching Assay in an Upper-Division, Integrated Laboratory Course,” The Journal of Chemical Education, (2016), 93(2), 380-382.

11.Katherine A. Hicks, Meigan E. Yuen, Wei Feng Zhen, Tyler J. Gerwig, Ryan W. Story, Megan C. Kopp, and Mark J. Snider. “Structural and Biochemical Characterization of 6-Hydroxynicotinic Acid 3-Monooxygenase, a Novel Decarboxylative Hydroxylase Involved in Aerobic Nicotinate Degradation,” Biochemistry, (2016), 55(24), 3432-3446.


Publications based on postdoctoral work:

10. Nilkamal Mahanta*, Katherine A. Hicks*, Saad Naseem, Yang Zhang, Dmytro Fedoseyenko, Steven E. Ealick, and Tadhg P. Begley. “Menaquinone Biosynthesis: Biochemical and Structural Studies of Chorismate Dehydratase,” Biochemistry (2019), 58(14) 1837-1840.

9. Katherine A. Hicks and Steven E. Ealick. “Biochemical and Structural Characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae Oxamate Amidohydrolase in the Uric Acid Degradation Pathway,” Acta Crystallographica, Section D, Biological Crystallography (2016), 72(Pt 6), 808-816.

8. Katherine A. Hicks, Seán E. O’Leary, Tadhg P. Begley, and Steven E. Ealick. “Structural and Mechanistic Studies of HpxO, a Novel Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide-Dependent Urate Oxidase from Klebsiella pneumoniae,” Biochemistry, (2013), 52(3), 477-487.

7. Seán E. O’Leary, Katherine A. Hicks, Steven E. Ealick, and Tadhg P. Begley. “Biochemical Characterization of the HpxO Enzyme from Klebsiella pneumoniae, a Novel FAD-Dependent Urate Oxidase,” Biochemistry, (2009), 48(14), 3033-3035.

Publications based on graduate work:

6. James L. Hougland*, Katherine A. Hicks*, Heather L. Hartman, Rebekah A. Kelly, Terry J. Watt, and Carol A. Fierke. “Identification of Novel Peptide Substrates for Protein Farnesyltransferase Reveals Two Substrate Classes with Distinct Sequence Selectivities,” Journal of Molecular Biology, (2010), 395(1), 176-190.

5. Amanda J. Krzysia, Sarah A. Scott, Katherine A. Hicks, Carol A. Fierke, and Richard A. Gibbs. “Evaluation of Protein Farnesyltransferase Substrate Specificity using Synthetic Peptide Libraries,” Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, (2007), 17(20), 5548-5551.

4. Katherine A. Hicks, Heather L. Hartman, and Carol A. Fierke. “Upstream Polybasic Region in Peptides Enhances Dual Specificity for Prenylation by Both Farnesyltransferase and Geranylgeranyltransferase Type I,” Biochemistry, (2005), 44(46), 15325-15333.

3. Heather L. Hartman*, Katherine A. Hicks*, and Carol A. Fierke. “Peptide Specificity of Protein Prenyltransferases is Determined Mainly by Reactivity Rather than Binding Affinity,” Biochemistry, (2005), 44(46), 15314-15324.

2. Sarah A. Reigard, Todd J. Zahn, Kellie B. Haworth, Katherine A. Hicks, Carol A. Fierke, and Richard A. Gibbs. “Interplay of Isoprenoid and Peptide Substrate Specificity in Protein Farnesyltransferase,” Biochemistry, (2005), 44(33), 11214-11223.

Publications based on undergraduate work:

1.Roger S. Rowlett, Chingkuang Tu, Melissa M. McKay, Jeffrey R. Preiss, Rebecca J. Loomis, Katherine A. Hicks, Robb J. Marchione, Jacob A. Strong, George S. Donovan Jr., and Joy E. Chamberlin. “Kinetic characterization of wild-type and proton transfer-impaired variants of b-carbonic anhydrase from Arabidopsis thaliana,Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, (2002), 404(2), 197-209.

*These authors contributed equally