Robert W Lenz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Extracellular polymerization of 3-hydroxyalkanoate monomers with the polymerase of Alcaligenes eutrophus
    R W Lenz
    Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA
    Int J Biol Macromol 25:55-60. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacterial polyesters: biosynthesis, biodegradable plastics and biotechnology
    Robert W Lenz
    Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 4530, USA
    Biomacromolecules 6:1-8. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Poly(hydroxyalkanoic acid) Biosynthesis in Ectothiorhodospirashaposhnikovii: Characterization and Reactivity of a Type III PHA Synthase
    Shiming Zhang
    Department of Microbiology and Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Biomacromolecules 5:40-8. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Mechanism of the polymerization reaction initiated and catalyzed by the polyhydroxybutyrate synthase of Ralstonia eutropha
    Shiming Zhang
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Biomacromolecules 4:504-9. 2003

Collaborators

  • Shiming Zhang
  • Steve Goodwin
  • Steven Kolvek
  • Steve Kolvek

Detail Information

Publications4

  1. ncbi request reprint Extracellular polymerization of 3-hydroxyalkanoate monomers with the polymerase of Alcaligenes eutrophus
    R W Lenz
    Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 01003, USA
    Int J Biol Macromol 25:55-60. 1999
    ..K(M) values were determined for the activity of the polymerase with both HBCoA and HVCoA, and the rates of propagation for both monomers were estimated. With a racemic mixture of HBCoA, the enzyme polymerized only the [R] monomer...
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacterial polyesters: biosynthesis, biodegradable plastics and biotechnology
    Robert W Lenz
    Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 4530, USA
    Biomacromolecules 6:1-8. 2005
    ..In this historical review, the chemical, biochemical and microbial highlights are linked to personalities and locations involved with the events covering a discovery timespan of 75 years...
  3. ncbi request reprint Poly(hydroxyalkanoic acid) Biosynthesis in Ectothiorhodospirashaposhnikovii: Characterization and Reactivity of a Type III PHA Synthase
    Shiming Zhang
    Department of Microbiology and Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Biomacromolecules 5:40-8. 2004
    ..shaposhnikovii may catalyze a living polymerization and demonstrate that two PhaC and two PhaE subunits comprise a single catalytic site in the synthase complex...
  4. ncbi request reprint Mechanism of the polymerization reaction initiated and catalyzed by the polyhydroxybutyrate synthase of Ralstonia eutropha
    Shiming Zhang
    Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Biomacromolecules 4:504-9. 2003
    ..These two properties explain the nature of lag phenomenon during the in vitro polymerization reaction catalyzed by this enzyme..