Francis X Cunningham

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A portfolio of plasmids for identification and analysis of carotenoid pathway enzymes: Adonis aestivalis as a case study
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Photosynth Res 92:245-59. 2007
  2. pmc Carotenoid biosynthesis in the primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Microbiology Building, Room 2202, Campus Drive, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 6:533-45. 2007
  3. pmc Inactivation of genes encoding plastoglobuli-like proteins in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 leads to a light-sensitive phenotype
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Campus Drive, Microbiology Building, Room 2202, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Bacteriol 192:1700-9. 2010
  4. pmc Elucidation of the pathway to astaxanthin in the flowers of Adonis aestivalis
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    Plant Cell 23:3055-69. 2011
  5. pmc Biochemical evidence for the tyrosine involvement in cationic intermediate stabilization in mouse beta-carotene 15, 15'-monooxygenase
    Eugenia Poliakov
    National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 0608, USA
    BMC Biochem 10:31. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint A study in scarlet: enzymes of ketocarotenoid biosynthesis in the flowers of Adonis aestivalis
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Plant J 41:478-92. 2005
  7. pmc Inactivation of sll1556 in Synechocystis strain PCC 6803 impairs isoprenoid biosynthesis from pentose phosphate cycle substrates in vitro
    Kelly Poliquin
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Microbiology Building, Campus Dr, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Bacteriol 186:4685-93. 2004

Collaborators

  • Elisabeth Gantt
  • Eugenia Poliakov
  • Kelly Poliquin
  • Preethi Chander
  • Susan Gentleman
  • Bella L Grigorenko
  • T Michael Redmond
  • Alexander V Nemuhin
  • R Raymond Gantt
  • Tinsay T Woreta
  • Yuri V Ershov

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. ncbi request reprint A portfolio of plasmids for identification and analysis of carotenoid pathway enzymes: Adonis aestivalis as a case study
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Photosynth Res 92:245-59. 2007
    ..Those cDNAs newly described include ones that encode phytoene synthase, beta-carotene hydroxylase, deoxyxylulose-5-phosphate synthase, isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase, and geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase...
  2. pmc Carotenoid biosynthesis in the primitive red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Microbiology Building, Room 2202, Campus Drive, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Eukaryot Cell 6:533-45. 2007
    ..coli. The identity of the C. merolae beta-carotene hydroxylase therefore remains uncertain...
  3. pmc Inactivation of genes encoding plastoglobuli-like proteins in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 leads to a light-sensitive phenotype
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Campus Drive, Microbiology Building, Room 2202, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Bacteriol 192:1700-9. 2010
    ..These and other observations led us to conclude that the PGL-like polypeptides of Synechocystis play similar but not identical roles in some process relevant to the repair of photooxidative damage...
  4. pmc Elucidation of the pathway to astaxanthin in the flowers of Adonis aestivalis
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
    Plant Cell 23:3055-69. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Biochemical evidence for the tyrosine involvement in cationic intermediate stabilization in mouse beta-carotene 15, 15'-monooxygenase
    Eugenia Poliakov
    National Eye Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892 0608, USA
    BMC Biochem 10:31. 2009
    ..Enzymatic activity was measured in vitro using His-tag purified proteins and in vivo in a beta-carotene-accumulating E. coli system...
  6. ncbi request reprint A study in scarlet: enzymes of ketocarotenoid biosynthesis in the flowers of Adonis aestivalis
    Francis X Cunningham
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Plant J 41:478-92. 2005
    ..It is proposed that a 3,4-desaturation subsequent to 4-hydroxylation of the beta-ring leads to the formation of a 4-keto-beta-ring via an indirect and unexpected route: a keto-enol tautomerization...
  7. pmc Inactivation of sll1556 in Synechocystis strain PCC 6803 impairs isoprenoid biosynthesis from pentose phosphate cycle substrates in vitro
    Kelly Poliquin
    Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Microbiology Building, Campus Dr, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Bacteriol 186:4685-93. 2004
    ..Our findings are consistent with an alternate metabolic shunt for biosynthesis of isoprenoids...