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Elshewy, A., M. E. H. E. Nokab, J. E. Sayed, Y. A. Alassmy, M. M. Abduljawad, D. R. D’hooge, P. H. M. Van Steenberge, M. H. Habib, and K. O. Sebakhy, "Surfactant-Free Peroxidase-Mediated Enzymatic Polymerization of a Biorenewable Butyrolactone Monomer via a Green Approach: Synthesis of Sustainable Biobased Latexes", ACS Applied Polymer Materials, vol. 6, issue 1: American Chemical Society, pp. 115 - 125, 2024. AbstractWebsite


Sherman, M., F. Cox, H. Smith, M. H. Habib, S. Karst, C. E. Wobus, and T. J. Smith, "The reversible activation of norovirus by metal ions.", Journal of virology, vol. 98, issue 2, pp. e0173523, 2024. Abstract

Murine norovirus (MNV) undergoes extremely large conformational changes in response to the environment. The = 3 icosahedral capsid is composed of 180 copies of ~58-kDa VP1 comprised of N-terminus (N), shell (S), and C-terminal protruding (P) domains. At neutral pH, the P domains are loosely tethered to the shell and float ~15 Å above the surface. At low pH or in the presence of bile salts, the P domain drops onto the shell and this movement is accompanied by conformational changes within the P domain that enhance receptor interactions while blocking antibody binding. While previous crystallographic studies identified metal binding sites in the isolated P domain, the ~2.7-Å cryo-electron microscopy structures of MNV in the presence of Mg or Ca presented here show that metal ions can recapitulate the contraction observed at low pH or in the presence of bile. Further, we show that these conformational changes are reversed by dialysis against EDTA. As observed in the P domain crystal structures, metal ions bind to and contract the G'H' loop. This movement is correlated with the lifting of the C'D' loop and rotation of the P domain dimers about each other, exposing the bile salt binding pocket. Isothermal titration calorimetry experiments presented here demonstrate that the activation signals (bile salts, low pH, and metal ions) act in a synergistic manner that, individually, all result in the same activated structure. We present a model whereby these reversible conformational changes represent a uniquely dynamic and tissue-specific structural adaptation to the environment.IMPORTANCEThe highly mobile protruding domains on the calicivirus capsids are recognized by cell receptor(s) and antibodies. At neutral pH, they float ~15 Å above the shell but at low pH or in the presence of bile salts, they contract onto the surface. Concomitantly, changes within the P domain block antibody binding while enhancing receptor binding. While we previously demonstrated that metals also block antibody binding, it was unknown whether they might also cause similar conformational changes in the virion. Here, we present the near atomic cryo-electron microscopy structures of infectious murine norovirus (MNV) in the presence of calcium or magnesium ions. The metal ions reversibly induce the same P domain contraction as low pH and bile salts and act in a synergistic manner with the other stimuli. We propose that, unlike most other viruses, MNV facilely changes conformations as a unique means to escape immune surveillance as it moves through various tissues.

Salama, S., M. H. Habib, R. Hatti-Kaul, and Y. Gaber, "Reviewing a plethora of oxidative-type reactions catalyzed by whole cells of species.", RSC advances, vol. 12, issue 12, pp. 6974-7001, 2022. Abstract

Selective oxidation reactions represent a challenging task for conventional organic chemistry. Whole-cell biocatalysis provides a very convenient, easy to apply method to carry out different selective oxidation reactions including chemo-, regio-, and enantio-selective reactions. species are important biocatalysts as they can catalyze these selective reactions very efficiently owing to the wide diversity of enzymes and enzymatic cascades in their cell niche. In this review, we present and analyze most of the examples reported to date of oxidative reactions catalyzed by species as whole-cell biocatalysts. We discuss 33 different species and strains and the role they play in different oxidative reactions over the past five decades. The oxidative reactions have been classified into seven categories that include: hydroxylation of steroids/non-steroids, asymmetric sulfoxidations, oxidation of aldehydes, multi-step oxidations, oxidative cleavage, and -oxidations. The role played by species as recombinant hosts catalyzing bio-oxidations has also been highlighted.

Nokab, M. E. H. E., M. H. Habib, Y. A. Alassmy, M. M. Abduljawad, K. M. Alshamrani, and K. O. Sebakhy, "Solid State NMR a Powerful Technique for Investigating Sustainable/Renewable Cellulose-Based Materials.", Polymers, vol. 14, issue 5, 2022. Abstract

Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) is a powerful and attractive characterization method for obtaining insights into the chemical structure and dynamics of a wide range of materials. Current interest in cellulose-based materials, as sustainable and renewable natural polymer products, requires deep investigation and analysis of the chemical structure, molecular packing, end chain motion, functional modification, and solvent-matrix interactions, which strongly dictate the final product properties and tailor their end applications. In comparison to other spectroscopic techniques, on an atomic level, ssNMR is considered more advanced, especially in the structural analysis of cellulose-based materials; however, due to a dearth in the availability of a broad range of pulse sequences, and time consuming experiments, its capabilities are underestimated. This critical review article presents the comprehensive and up-to-date work done using ssNMR, including the most advanced NMR strategies used to overcome and resolve the structural difficulties present in different types of cellulose-based materials.

Zayed, A., M. K. Mansour, M. S. Sedeek, M. H. Habib, R. Ulber, and M. A. Farag, "Rediscovering bacterial exopolysaccharides of terrestrial and marine origins:novel insights on their distribution, biosynthesis, biotechnological production, and future perspectives", Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 2021.
Salama, S., T. Dishisha, M. H. Habib, A. Z. Abdelazem, W. Bakeer, M. Abdel-Latif, and Y. Gaber, "Enantioselective sulfoxidation using Streptomyces glaucescens GLA.0", RSC Advances, vol. 10, issue 54: The Royal Society of Chemistry, pp. 32335-32344, 2020. Abstract
Zitare, U. A., M. H. Habib, H. Rozeboom, M. L. Mascotti, S. Todorovic, and M. W. Fraaije, "Mutational and structural analysis of an ancestral fungal dye-decolorizing peroxidase.", The FEBS journal, 2020. Abstract

Dye-decolorizing peroxidases (DyPs) constitute a superfamily of heme-containing peroxidases that are related neither to animal nor to plant peroxidase families. These are divided into four classes (types A, B, C, and D) based on sequence features. The active site of DyPs contains two highly conserved distal ligands, an aspartate and an arginine, the roles of which are still controversial. These ligands have mainly been studied in class A-C bacterial DyPs, largely because no effective recombinant expression systems have been developed for the fungal (D-type) DyPs. In this work, we employ ancestral sequence reconstruction (ASR) to resurrect a D-type DyP ancestor, AncDyPD-b1. Expression of AncDyPD-b1 in Escherichia coli results in large amounts of a heme-containing soluble protein and allows for the first mutagenesis study on the two distal ligands of a fungal DyP. UV-Vis and resonance Raman (RR) spectroscopic analyses, in combination with steady-state kinetics and the crystal structure, reveal fine pH-dependent details about the heme active site structure and show that both the aspartate (D222) and the arginine (R390) are crucial for hydrogen peroxide reduction. Moreover, the data indicate that these two residues play important but mechanistically different roles on the intraprotein long-range electron transfer process. DATABASE: Structural data are available in the PDB database under the accession number 7ANV.

Habib, M. H., M. Trajkovic, and M. W. Fraaije, "Oxidative Methods: Synthesis of Syringaresinol from 2,6-Dimethoxy-4-Allylphenol Using an Oxidase/Peroxidase Enzyme System", Applied Biocatalysis: The Chemist's Enzyme Toolbox: Wiley, pp. 301-307, 2020. Abstract
Habib, M. H., H. J. Rozeboom, and M. W. Fraaije, "Characterization of a New DyP-Peroxidase from the Alkaliphilic Cellulomonad, Cellulomonas bogoriensis", Molecules, vol. 24, issue 7: MDPI, pp. 1208, 2019. Abstract
Habib, M., M. Trajkovic, and M. W. Fraaije, "The biocatalytic synthesis of syringaresinol from 2, 6-dimethoxy-4-allylphenol in one-pot using a tailored oxidase/peroxidase system", ACS Catalysis, vol. 8, issue 6: American Chemical Society, pp. 5549-5552, 2018. Abstract
Habib, M. H. M., P. J. Deuss, N. Lončar, M. Trajkovic, and M. W. Fraaije, "A Biocatalytic One‐Pot Approach for the Preparation of Lignin Oligomers Using an Oxidase/Peroxidase Cascade Enzyme System", Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, vol. 359, issue 19, pp. 3354-3361, 2017. Abstract
de Gonzalo, G., D. I. Colpa, M. H. M. Habib, and M. W. Fraaije, "Bacterial enzymes involved in lignin degradation", Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 236: Elsevier, pp. 110-119, 2016. Abstract