Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University
Country: USA


  1. Prakash D, Walters K, Martinie R, McCarver A, Kumar A, Lessner D, et al. Toward a mechanistic and physiological understanding of a ferredoxin:disulfide reductase from the domains Archaea and Bacteria. J Biol Chem. 2018;293:9198-9209 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, bioinformatics analyses show that FDR homologs are widespread in diverse microbes from the domain Bacteria. ..
  2. Ferry J. How to make a living by exhaling methane. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2010;64:453-73 pubmed publisher
    ..On the other hand, steps and enzymes unique to the aceticlastic pathway are widely distributed in the domain Bacteria, the understanding of which has contributed to a broader understanding of prokaryotic biology. ..
  3. Ferry J. Acetate Metabolism in Anaerobes from the Domain Archaea. Life (Basel). 2015;5:1454-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Ecological investigations suggest that still more acetate-metabolizing species with novel properties await discovery. ..
  4. Ayayee P, Larsen T, Rosa C, Felton G, Ferry J, Hoover K. Essential Amino Acid Supplementation by Gut Microbes of a Wood-Feeding Cerambycid. Environ Entomol. 2016;45:66-73 pubmed publisher
    ..This study highlights how microbes associated with A. glabripennis can serve as a source of EAAs when fed on nutrient-limited diets, potentially circumventing the dietary limitations of feeding on woody substrates. ..
  5. Yan Z, Joshi P, Gorski C, Ferry J. A biochemical framework for anaerobic oxidation of methane driven by Fe(III)-dependent respiration. Nat Commun. 2018;9:1642 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, the pathway enables advanced development and optimization of biotechnologies converting methane to value-added products through metabolic engineering of M. acetivorans. ..
  6. Ferry J. The gamma class of carbonic anhydrases. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010;1804:374-81 pubmed publisher
    ..A physiological function for any of the Cam and CamH homologs is unknown, although roles in transport of carbon dioxide and bicarbonate across membranes has been proposed. ..
  7. Ferry J. Fundamentals of methanogenic pathways that are key to the biomethanation of complex biomass. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2011;22:351-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This review covers recent advances in the fundamental understanding of both methanogenic pathways with the view of stimulating research towards improving the rate and reliability of the overall biomethanation process. ..
  8. Soo V, McAnulty M, Tripathi A, Zhu F, Zhang L, Hatzakis E, et al. Reversing methanogenesis to capture methane for liquid biofuel precursors. Microb Cell Fact. 2016;15:11 pubmed publisher
  9. Nazem Bokaee H, Gopalakrishnan S, Ferry J, Wood T, Maranas C. Assessing methanotrophy and carbon fixation for biofuel production by Methanosarcina acetivorans. Microb Cell Fact. 2016;15:10 pubmed publisher
    ..This effort paves the way in informing the search for thermodynamically feasible ways of (co)utilizing novel carbon substrates in the domain Archaea. ..

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  1. Jasso Chávez R, Diaz Perez C, Rodríguez Zavala J, Ferry J. Functional Role of MrpA in the MrpABCDEFG Na+/H+ Antiporter Complex from the Archaeon Methanosarcina acetivorans. J Bacteriol. 2017;199: pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, bioinformatics analyses indicate that Mrp complexes function in diverse methanogenic pathways. ..
  2. Yan Z, Wang M, Ferry J. A Ferredoxin- and F420H2-Dependent, Electron-Bifurcating, Heterodisulfide Reductase with Homologs in the Domains Bacteria and Archaea. MBio. 2017;8: pubmed publisher
  3. Ferry J, Lessner D. Methanogenesis in marine sediments. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2008;1125:147-57 pubmed publisher
    ..acetivorans. The differences in both pathways reflect an adaptation by M. acetivorans to the marine environment...