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Joseph A. Piccirilli

An active site rearrangement within the Tetrahymena group I ribozyme releases nonproductive interactions and allows formation of catalytic interactions.

RNA, (2016) 22, 32-48
DOI: 10.1261/rna.053710.115 Download PDF

Isotope effect analyses provide evidence for an altered transition state for RNA 2'-O-transphosphorylation catalyzed by Zn2+

Chem Commun (Camb)., (2016) 52, 4462-4465
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC10212J Download PDF

Integration of kinetic isotope effect analyses to elucidate ribonuclease mechanism

Biochim Biophys Acta, (2015) 1854, 1801-1808
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2015.04.022 Download PDF

Enzyme transition states from theory and experiment

Biochim. Biophys. Acta, (2015) 1854, 1727–1728
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2015.08.006 Download PDF

Determination of hepatitis delta virus ribozyme N(–1) nucleobase and functional group specificity using internal competition kinetics

Anal. Biochem., (2015) 483, 12-20
DOI: 10.1016/j.ab.2015.04.024 Download PDF

Heavy Atom Labeled Nucleotides for Measurement of Kinetic Isotope Effects

Biochim. Biophys. Acta, (2015) 1854, 1737-1745
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2015.03.007 Download PDF

Effect of Zn2+ binding and enzyme active site on the transition state for RNA 2'-O-transphosphorylation interpreted through kinetic isotope effects

Biochim. Biophys. Acta, (2015) 1854, 1795-1800
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbapap.2015.02.022. Download PDF

Altered (transition) states: mechanisms of solution and enzyme catalyzed RNA 2'-O-transphosphorylation

Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol., (2014) 21C, 96-102
DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2014.06.010. Download PDF

Experimental and computational analysis of the transition state for ribonuclease A-catalyzed RNA 2'-O-transphosphorylation

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, (2013) 110, 13002-13007
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1215086110 Download PDF

Characterization of the Reaction Path and Transition States for RNA Transphosphorylation Models from Theory and Experiment

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., (2012) 51, 647-651
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201104147 Download PDF