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Selected Publications


Watkins, L. M., Rodriguez, R., Schneider, D., Broderick, R., Cruz, M. Mrachko, G. “Purification and characterization of the aromatic desulfinase, 2–(2’–hydroxyphenyl)benzenesulfinate desulfinase” Arch. Biochem. Biophys, 415(2003) 14–23.
Rudzinski, W. E., Aminabhavi, T. M., Sassman, S., Watkins, L. M., 2000 “Isolation and Characterization of the Saturate and Aromatic Fractions of a Maya Crude Oil.” Energy Fuels 14, 839–844.
Rudzinski, W. E., Sassman, S., Watkins, L. M., 2000 “Electrospray Ionization/Mass Spectrometry Study of Organosulfur Heterocycles Found in the Aromatic Fraction of a Maya Crude Oil." Prepr.– Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Pet. Chem., 45(3), 574–576.
Watkins, L. M., Sheedy, M., Whitney, K., Spencer, L., Sassman, S., Aminabhavi, T. M., Rudzinski, W. E., 2000 “Isolation, characterization and desulfurization studies on Maya crude oil fractions.” Prepr.– Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Pet. Chem., 45(1), 64–67.
Rudzinski, W. E., Aminabhavi, T. M., Tarbox, T., Sassman, S., Whitney, K., Watkins, L. M., 2000 “Liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization/mass spectrometry study of the interactions between palladium and sulfur heterocycles.” Prepr. Am. Chem. Soc, Div. Pet. Chem, 45(1), 60-63.
Rudzinski, W. E., Watkins, L., Sassman, S.M., 2000 "Liquid chromatography/Electrospray Ionization/ Mass Spectrometry Study of Sulfur Heterocycles." Proceedings of the 48th ASMS Conference on Mass spectrometry and Allied Topics, Long Beach, CA.
Watkins, L. M., Rodriguez, R., Sassman, S., Sheedy, M., Smith, Todd., Watkins, L. M. 1999 “Bacterial desulfurization studies of organosulfur–enriched Mayan crude oil extracts using liquid chromatography/atmospheric pressure chemical ionization/mass spectrometry.” Prepr. Symp – Am. Chem. Soc, Div. Fuel Chem. 44, 28–31.
Watkins, L. M., J. M. Kuo, M. Chen–Goodspeed, and F. M. Raushel. 1997 “A Combinatorial Library for the Binuclear Metal Center of Bacterial Phosphotriesterase.” Prot. Struct. Funct. Genet 29, 553–561.
Watkins, L. M., H.J. Mahoney, J. K. McCulloch and F. M. Raushel. 1997 “Augmented Hydrolysis of Diisopropylfluorophosphate in Engineered Mutants of Phosphotriesterase.” J. Biol. Chem. 272, 25596–25601.
Doyle, M. P., B. D. Brandes, A. P. Kazala, R. J. Pieters, M. B. Jarfster, L. M. Watkins, and C. T. Eagle. 1990. "Chiral Rhodium(II) Carboxamides. A New Class of Catalysts for Enantioselective Cyclopropanation Reactions." Tetrahedron Letters 31, 6613–6616.
Watkins, L.M., Sawyer, G.M. Clarke, D., Gloor, B., Tellez, M., Obafumi O., Robertus J. “Overexpression and purification of 2-(2’-Hydroxyphenylbenzene)sulfinate desulfinase from Norcordia asteriodes A3H1” in preparation, Arch. Biochem. Biophy.
Watkins, L. M., Nowak, T.N. “ß-Sulfopyruvate as an Oxaloacetate Analog with Avian Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase: Kinetic and NMR studies” submitted Arch. Biochem. Biophy.
Watkins, L. M., Nowak, T.N. “Active Site Labeling of Avian Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase with Thiourea Dioxide” submitted Arch. Biochem. Biophy.
Watkins, L. M., Nowak, T.N. “Analogs of Avian Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase as Mechanistic Probes” submitted Biochem Biophys Res Comm.