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14. Rajendran, A., Vaidya, K., Mendoza, J., Bridwell-Rabb, J., Kamat, S. (2019) Functional annotation of ABHD14B, an orphan serine hydrolase enzyme, Biochemistry, Accepted.


13. Li, B., Bridwell-Rabb, J. (2018) Aerobic Enzymes and Their Radical SAM Enzyme Counterparts in Tetrapyrrole Pathways, Biochemistry, Accepted.

  • Future of Biochemistry: The International Issue


12. Bridwell-Rabb§, J., Grell, T.A.J, Drennan§, C.L. (2018) A Rich Man, Poor Man Story of S-adenosylmethionine and Cobalamin Revisited, Annu. Rev. Biochem. 87, 555-584.

  • co-corresponding

Published prior to the University of Michigan

11. Das, D.,  Patra, S.,  Bridwell-Rabb . J., Barondeau D.P. (2019) Mechanism of frataxin “bypass” in human iron-sulfur cluster biosynthesis with implications for Friedreich’s ataxia, J. Biol. Chem. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.007716. [Epub ahead of print].


10. Bridwell-Rabb*, J., Zhong*, A., Sun, H.G., Liu, H.-w., Drennan, C.L. (2017) A B12-dependent radical SAM enzyme involved in Oxetanocin-A biosynthesis, Nature 544, 322–326.

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9. Bridwell-Rabb§, J., Drennan§, C.L. (2017) Vitamin B12 in the spotlight again, Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 113, 63-70.

  • co-corresponding


8. Bridwell-Rabb, J., Kang, G., J., Zhong, A., Liu, H.-w., Drennan, C.L. (2016) An HD-domain phosphohydrolase active site tailored for Oxetanocin-A biosynthesis, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 113, 13750-13755.


7. Bridwell-Rabb, J., Drennan, C.L. (2016) A Radically Unexpected Mechanism, Science 351, 1266-1267.


6. Bowman*, S.EJ., Bridwell-Rabb*, J., Drennan, C.L. (2016) Metalloprotein Crystallography: More than a Structure, Accounts of Chemical Research 49, 695-702.

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ACS Editors’ Choice article


5. Bridwell-Rabb*, J., Fox*, N.G., Tsai*, C-L., Winn, A.M. Barondeau, D.P. (2014) Human Frataxin activates Fe-S cluster biosynthesis by facilitating sulfur transfer chemistry, Biochemistry 53, 4904-4913.

Highlighted Biochemistry article


4. Bridwell-Rabb, J., Iannuzzi, C., Pastore, A., Barondeau, D.P. (2011) Effector role reversal during evolution: the case of frataxin in Fe-S cluster biosynthesis, Biochemistry 51, 2506-2514.

Highlighted Biochemistry article


3. Bridwell-Rabb, J., Winn, A.M., Barondeau, D.P. (2011) Structure-function analysis of Friedrich’s ataxia mutants reveals determinants for frataxin activation of the Fe-S assembly complex, Biochemistry 50, 7265-7274.


2. Tsai*, C.-L., Bridwell-Rabb*, J., Barondeau, D. P. (2011) Friedreich’s ataxia variants I154F and W155R diminish frataxin-based activation of the iron-sulfur assembly complex, Biochemistry 50, 6478-6487.


1. Wood*, T.L., Bridwell-Rabb*, J., Kim*, YI, Gao, T., Chang, Y.G, Liwang, A., Barondeau, D. P., Golden, S.S. (2010) The KaiA Protein of the Cyanobacterial Circadian Oscillator is Modulated by a Redox Active Cofactor, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 13, 5804-5809.

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