Beata A Wolucka

Summary

Affiliation: Pasteur Institute
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi Methyl jasmonate stimulates the de novo biosynthesis of vitamin C in plant cell suspensions
    Beata A Wolucka
    Pasteur Institute of Brussels, Engeland Street 642, B 1180 Brussels, Belgium
    J Exp Bot 56:2527-38. 2005
  2. ncbi Mycobacterium tuberculosis possesses a functional enzyme for the synthesis of vitamin C, L-gulono-1,4-lactone dehydrogenase
    Beata A Wolucka
    Laboratory of Mycobacterial Biochemistry, Pasteur Institute of Brussels, Institute of Public Health, Belgium
    FEBS J 273:4435-45. 2006
  3. ncbi The VTC2 cycle and the de novo biosynthesis pathways for vitamin C in plants: an opinion
    Beata A Wolucka
    Laboratory of Mycobacterial Biochemistry, Institute of Public Health, 642 Engeland Street, B 1180 Brussels, Belgium
    Phytochemistry 68:2602-13. 2007
  4. doi Biosynthesis of D-arabinose in mycobacteria - a novel bacterial pathway with implications for antimycobacterial therapy
    Beata A Wolucka
    Laboratory of Mycobacterial Biochemistry, Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    FEBS J 275:2691-711. 2008
  5. ncbi GDP-mannose 3',5'-epimerase forms GDP-L-gulose, a putative intermediate for the de novo biosynthesis of vitamin C in plants
    Beata A Wolucka
    Department of Molecular Microbiology, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology VIB, Kasteelpark Arenberg 31, B 3001 Leuven Heverlee, Belgium
    J Biol Chem 278:47483-90. 2003
  6. ncbi Structural and topological studies on the lipid-mediated assembly of a membrane-associated lipomannan in Micrococcus luteus
    Leroy S Pakkiri
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    Glycobiology 14:73-81. 2004
  7. pmc Structure and function of GDP-mannose-3',5'-epimerase: an enzyme which performs three chemical reactions at the same active site
    Louise L Major
    Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9ST, United Kingdom
    J Am Chem Soc 127:18309-20. 2005

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Publications7

  1. ncbi Methyl jasmonate stimulates the de novo biosynthesis of vitamin C in plant cell suspensions
    Beata A Wolucka
    Pasteur Institute of Brussels, Engeland Street 642, B 1180 Brussels, Belgium
    J Exp Bot 56:2527-38. 2005
    ..As far as is known, this is the first report of a hormonal regulation of vitamin C biosynthesis in plants. Finally, the role of ascorbic acid in jasmonate-regulated stress responses is reviewed...
  2. ncbi Mycobacterium tuberculosis possesses a functional enzyme for the synthesis of vitamin C, L-gulono-1,4-lactone dehydrogenase
    Beata A Wolucka
    Laboratory of Mycobacterial Biochemistry, Pasteur Institute of Brussels, Institute of Public Health, Belgium
    FEBS J 273:4435-45. 2006
    ..In conclusion, M. tuberculosis produces a novel, highly specific L-gulono-1,4-lactone dehydrogenase (Rv1771) and has the capacity to synthesize vitamin C...
  3. ncbi The VTC2 cycle and the de novo biosynthesis pathways for vitamin C in plants: an opinion
    Beata A Wolucka
    Laboratory of Mycobacterial Biochemistry, Institute of Public Health, 642 Engeland Street, B 1180 Brussels, Belgium
    Phytochemistry 68:2602-13. 2007
    ..An evolutionary scenario is discussed for the acquisition of genes of eubacterial origin for the de novo synthesis of l-ascorbic acid in green algae and plants...
  4. doi Biosynthesis of D-arabinose in mycobacteria - a novel bacterial pathway with implications for antimycobacterial therapy
    Beata A Wolucka
    Laboratory of Mycobacterial Biochemistry, Institute of Public Health, Brussels, Belgium
    FEBS J 275:2691-711. 2008
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  5. ncbi GDP-mannose 3',5'-epimerase forms GDP-L-gulose, a putative intermediate for the de novo biosynthesis of vitamin C in plants
    Beata A Wolucka
    Department of Molecular Microbiology, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology VIB, Kasteelpark Arenberg 31, B 3001 Leuven Heverlee, Belgium
    J Biol Chem 278:47483-90. 2003
    ..Exogenous L-gulose and L-gulono-1,4-lactone serve as direct precursors of l-ascorbic acid in plant cells. We propose an L-gulose pathway for the de novo biosynthesis of vitamin C in plants...
  6. ncbi Structural and topological studies on the lipid-mediated assembly of a membrane-associated lipomannan in Micrococcus luteus
    Leroy S Pakkiri
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    Glycobiology 14:73-81. 2004
    ..Based on all of these results, a topological model is proposed for the lipid-mediated assembly of the membrane-bound lipomannan...
  7. pmc Structure and function of GDP-mannose-3',5'-epimerase: an enzyme which performs three chemical reactions at the same active site
    Louise L Major
    Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9ST, United Kingdom
    J Am Chem Soc 127:18309-20. 2005
    ..Comparison of GME with other SDR enzymes known to abstract a protein alpha to the keto function of a carbohydrate identifies key common features...