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Boswinkle, K., Dinh, T.-A. & Allen, K. D. Biochemical and genetic studies define the functions of methylthiotransferases in methanogenic and methanotrophic archaea. Front Microbiol 14 (2023).


Wooldridge, R., Stone, S., Pedraza, A., Ray, W. K., Helm, R. F., Allen, K. D. (2023) The Chlamydia trachomatis p-aminobenzoate synthase CADD is a manganese-dependent oxygenase that uses its own amino acid residues as substrates, FEBS Letters,


Boswinkle, K., McKinney, J., Allen, K. D. (2022) Highlighting the Unique Roles of Radical S-adenosylmethionine Enzymes in Methanogenic Archaea. Journal of Bacteriology 204, e0019722,


Gendron, A., Allen, K. D. (2022) Overview of Diverse Methyl/Alkyl-Coenzyme M Reductases and Considerations for Their Potential Heterologous Expression. Frontiers in Microbiology,


Tunckanat, T., Gendron, A., Sadler, Z., Neitz, A., Byquist, S., Lie, T., Allen, K. D. (2022) Lysine 2,3-aminomutase and a newly discovered glutamate 2,3-aminomutase produce b-amino acids involved in salt tolerance in methanogenic archaea. Biochemistry,

Allen, K. D., Wegener, G., Sublett Jr. D., Bodnar, R., Feng, X., Wendt, J., White, R. (2021) Biogenic formation of amorphous carbon by anaerobic methanotrophs and select methanogens. Science Advances, 7(44) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abg9739.


Macias-Orihuela, Y., Cast, T., Crawford, I., Brandecker, K., Thiaville, J., Murzin, A., de Crécy-Lagard, V., White, R., Allen, K. D. (2020) An unusual route for p-aminobenzoate biosynthesis in Chlamydia trachomatis involves a probable self-sacrificing diiron oxygenase. Journal of Bacteriology. 202:e00319-20

*Spotlight Article

Labine, M., DePledge, L., Feirer, N., Greenwich, J., Fuqua, C., Allen, K. D. (2020) Enzymatic and Mutational Analysis of the PruA Pteridine Reductase Required for Pterin-Dependent Control of Biofilm Formation in Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Journal of Bacteriology 202:e00098-20.


White, R., Allen, K. D., and Wegener, G. (2019) Identification of a Redox Active Thioquinoxalinol Sulfate Compound Produced by an Anaerobic Methane-Oxidizing Microbial Consortium. ACS Omega, 4(27), 22613-22622.


Portugal, R., Shao, N., Whitman, W., Allen, K. D., White, R. (2019) Identification and biosynthesis of 2-(1H-imidazol-5-yl)ethan-1-ol (histaminol) in methanogenic archaea. Microbiology 165(4), 455-462.


Prior to independent position at Virginia Tech:

Allen, K. D. and White, R. (2018) Identification of the Radical SAM Enzymes Involved in the Biosynthesis of Methanopterin and Coenzyme F420 in Methanogens. Methods in Enzymology 606, 461.483.


Allen, K. D. and White, R. (2016) Occurrence and biosynthesis of 3-mercaptopropionic acid in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii. FEMS Microbiology letters 363, fnw217.


Allen, K. D., Miller, D., Rauch, B., Perona, J., and White, R. (2015) Homocysteine is biosynthesized from aspartate semialdehyde and hydrogen sulfide in methanogenic archaea, Biochemistry 54, 3129-3132.


Feirer, N., Xu, J., Allen, K. D., Koestler, B., Waters, C., White, R., and Fuqua, C. (2015) A Pterin-Dependent Signaling Pathway Regulates a Dual Function Diguanylate Cyclase-Phosphodiesterase Protein Controlling Surface Attachment in Agrobacterium tumefaciens, mBio, 6(4).


Hu, K., Werner, W., Allen, K. D., Wang, S. (2015) Investigation of enzymatic C-P bond formation using multiple quantum HCP nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry 53, 267-272.


Allen, K. D., and White, R. (2014) Identification of structurally diverse methanofuran coenzymes in Methanococcales that are both N-formylated and N-acetylated, Biochemistry 53, 6199–6210.


Allen, K. D., and Wang, S., (2014) Spectroscopic characterization and mechanistic investigation of P-methyl transfer by a radical SAM enzyme from the marine bacterium Shewanella denitrificans OS217, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1844, 2135-2144.


Allen, K. D., Wegner, G., and White, R. (2014) Discovery of multiple modified F430 coenzymes in methanogens and anaerobic methylotrophic archaea suggests new roles for F430 in Nature. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80, 6403-6412. (Spotlight Article)


Allen, K. D., Xu, H., and White, R. (2014) Identification of a unique radical SAM methyltransferase likely involved in methanopterin biosynthesis in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii, Journal of Bacteriology 196, 3315-3323. (Selected by Faculty of 1000)


Allen, K. D., and Wang, S. (2014) Initial Characterization of Fom3 from Streptomyces wedmorensis: The Methyltransferase in Fosfomycin Biosynthesis, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 543, 67-73.


Werner, W*.,Allen, K. D*., Hu, K., Helms, G., Chen, B., and Wang, S. (2011) In Vitro Phosphinate methylation by PhpK from Kitasatospora phosalacinea, Biochemistry 50, 8986-8988. *contributed equally

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