1. C. J. Thibodeaux, J. Wagoner, Y. Yu, W. A. van der Donk.  Leader peptide establishes dehydration order, promotes efficiency, and ensures fidelity during lacticin 481 biosynthesis.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 6436.
  2. K.-S. Ju, J. Gao, J. R. Doroghazi, K.-K. A. Wang, C. J. Thibodeaux, S. Li, E. Metzger, J. Fudala, J. Su, J. Zhang, J. P. Cioni, J. Lee, B. S. Evans, R. Hirota, D. P. Labeda, W. A. van der Donk, W. W. Metcalf.  Discovery of phosphonic acid natural products by mining the genomes of 10,000 Actinomycetes.  Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2015, 112, 12175.
  3. C. J. Thibodeaux, T. Ha, and W. A. van der Donk.  A price to pay for relaxed substrate specificity: A comparative kinetic analysis of the class II lanthipeptide synthetases, HalM2 and ProcM.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17513.
  4. H.-w. Liu, C. J. Thibodeaux, J. Calveras, W.-c. Chang.  Determining the role of the reduced FMN coenzyme in the reaction catalyzed by the type II isopentenyl diphosphate:dimethylallyl diphosphate isomerase (IDI-2). In Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium of Flavins and Flavoproteins.  S. Miller, R. Hille, B. Palfey, G. Cecchini, Eds.  Alan R. Liss: New York, 2013, pp 21-32.
  5. C. J. Thibodeaux and W. A. van der Donk.  Converging on a mechanism for choline degradation.  Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2012, 109, 21184.
  6. J. Calveras, C. J. Thibodeaux, S. O. Mansoorabadi, and H.-w. Liu.  Stereochemical studies of the type II isopentenyl diphosphate:dimethylallyl diphosphate isomerase implicate the FMN coenzyme in substrate protonation.  ChemBioChem 2012, 13, 42.
  7. C. J. Thibodeaux, W.-c. Chang, H.-w. Liu.  The enzymatic chemistry of cyclopropane, epoxide, and aziridine biosynthesis.  Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 1681.
  8. H. G. Sun, M. W. Ruszczycky, W.-c. Chang, C. J. Thibodeaux, and H.-w. Liu.  Nucleophilic participation of reduced flavin coenzyme in mechanism of UDP-galactopyranose mutase.  J. Biol. Chem. 2012, 287, 4602.
  9. C. J. Thibodeaux and H.-w. Liu.  Mechanistic studies of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate deaminase: Characterization of an unusual pyridoxal 5′-phosphate-dependent reaction.  Biochemistry 2011, 50, 1950.
  10. C. J. Thibodeaux, W.-c. Chang, H.-w. Liu.  Linear free energy relationships demonstrate a catalytic role for the flavin mononucleotide coenzyme of the type II isopentenyl diphosphate:dimethylallyl diphosphate isomerase.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 9994.
  11. J. White-Phillip, C. J. Thibodeaux, and H.-w. Liu.  Enzymatic synthesis of TDP-deoxysugars.  Meth. Enzymol. 2009, 459, 521.
  12. C. J. Thibodeaux and H.-w. Liu.  Unraveling the mechanisms of isoprenoid biosynthetic enzymes: Mechanistic studies of the early stage enzymes. Chimia 2009, 63, 1.
  13. C. J. Thibodeaux, S. O. Mansoorabadi, W. Kittleman, W.-c. Chang, and H.-w. Liu.  Evidence for the involvement of acid/base chemistry in the reaction catalyzed by the type II isopentenyl diphosphate:dimethylallyl diphosphate isomerase from Staphylococcus aureus.  Biochemistry 2008, 47, 2547.
  14. C. J. Thibodeaux, C. E. Melancon III, and H.-w. Liu.  Natural product sugar biosynthesis and enzymatic glycodiversification.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 9814.
  15. S. O. Mansoorabadi, C. J. Thibodeaux, and H.-w. Liu.  The diverse roles of flavin coenzymes – Nature’s most versatile thespians.  J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 6329.
  16. C. J. Thibodeaux and H.-w. Liu.  Manipulating Nature’s sugar biosynthetic machineries.  Pure Appl. Chem. 2007, 79, 785.
  17. W. Kittleman, C. J. Thibodeaux, Y.-n. Liu, H. Zhang, H.-w. Liu.  Characterization and mechanistic studies of type II isopentenyl diphosphate:dimethylallyl diphosphate isomerase from Staphylococcus aureus.  Biochemistry 2007, 46, 8401.
  18. C. J. Thibodeaux, C. E. Melancon, and H.-w. Liu.  Unusual sugar biosynthesis and natural product glycodiversification.  Nature 2007, 446, 1008.
  19. C. J. Thibodeaux, H.-w. Liu, and J. S. Thorson.  Complementary routes to natural product glycodiversification: Pathway engineering and glycorandomization.  In Comprehensive Glycoscience.  J. Kamerling, G.-J. Boons, Y. Lee, A. Suzuki, N. Taniguchi, A. G. J. Voragen, Eds.  Elsevier: 2007, Vol. 3(4), pp 373-396.
  20. C. E. Melancon, C. J. Thibodeaux, and H.-w. Liu.  Glyco-stripping and glyco-swapping.  ACS Chem. Biol. 2006, 1, 499.

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