Shimberg, G. D., Ok, K., Neu, H. M., Splan, K. E., Michel, S. L. J. Cu(I) Disrupts the Structure and Function of the Nonclassical Zinc Finger Protein Tristetraprolin (TTP) Inorganic Chemistry 2017, 56 (12), pp 6838–6848


Williams CL, Neu HM, Gilbreath JJ, Michel SL, Zurawski DV, Merrell DS. Characterization of Copper Resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii.  Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Aug 12. pii: AEM.01813-16.

Shimberg, G. D.,  Michalek, J.L., Oluyadi, A.A., Rodrigues, A.V., Zucconi, B.E., Neu, H.M., Ghosh, S., Sureschandra, K., Wilson, G.M., Stemmler, T.L., Michel, S.L.J. Cleavage and Polyadenylation Specificity Factor 30: An RNA binding Zinc Finger Protein with an unexpected 2Fe-2S cluster, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.  2016, 4700-4705

Besold, A.N., Widger, L.R., Namuswe, F. Michalek, J.L. Michel, S.L.J., Goldberg, D. P. Revisiting and re-engineering the classical zinc finger peptide: consensus peptide-1 (CP-1), Mol. Biosys. 2016, 1183-1193


Shen WB, Plachez C, Tsymbalyuk O, Tsymbalyuk N, Xu S, Smith AM, Michel SL, Yarnell D, Mullins R, Gullapalli RP, Puche A, Simard JM, Fishman PS, Yarowsky P. Cell-Based Therapy in TBI: Magnetic Retention of Neural Stem Cells In Vivo. Cell Transplant. 2016;25(6):1085-99. doi: 10.3727/096368915X689550. Epub 2015 Sep 21

Besold A. N., Michel S. L. J. Non-classical Zinc Finger Proteins Involved in Neuronal Development and RNA Processing, Biochemistry, 2015 54(29):4443-52. doi: 10.1021/bi501371a.

Carpenter B. M., West A. L., Gancz H., Servetas S. L., Pich O. Q, Gilbreath J. J., Hallinger D.R., Forsyth M.H., Merrell D.S., Michel S.L.J. Crosstalk between the HpArsRS two-component system and HpNikR is necessary for maximal activation of urease transcription, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2015


Lee S.J., Michel S. L. J. Structural metal sites in non-classical zinc finger proteins involved in transcriptional and translational regulation, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, 6, 2643-50, doi: 10.1021/ar500182d

Michel S.L.J. Report from the Seventh Annual Frontiers at the Chemistry Biology Interface Symposium, ACS Chem. Biol., 2014, 9, 1915–1917

Besold, A.N.; Amick, D.L.; Michel, S.L.J. 2014. A role for hydrogen bonding in DNA recognition by the non-classical CCHHC type zinc finger, NZF-1Mol. BioSyst., 2014, Advance Article


Gilbreath, J.J., Pich, O.Q., Benoit, S.L., Besold, A.N., Cha, J.H., Maier, R.J., Michel, S.L.J., Maynard, E.L., Merrell, D.S., “Random and site-specific mutagenesis of Helicobacter pylori ferric uptake regulator provides insight into Fur structure-function relationships” Molecular Microbiology 2013, 89, 2, 304-323

Schwartz J.A., Olarte K.T., Michalek J.L., Jandu G.S. Michel S.L.J., Bruno V.M., “Regulation of copper toxicity by Candida albicans GPA2Eukaryotic Cell 2013, 12, 7, 954-961

Besold A.N., Oluyadi A.A., Michel S.L.J.,Switching Metal Ion Coordination and DNA Recognition in a Tandem CCHHC-type Zinc Finger PeptideInorganic Chemistry 2013 52, 4721-8


Evans S.E., Michel S.L.J.,Dissecting the role of DNA sequence in Helicobacter pylori NikR/DNA recognition Dalton Transactions (special edition, ‘New Talent: The Americas’), 2012, 41, 7946-51

Michalek J.L, Lee S.J., Michel S.L.J., Cadmium coordination to the zinc binding domains of the non-classical zinc finger protein Tristetraprolin affects RNA binding selectivityJournal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2012 112, 32-8

West A.L., Evans S.E., González J.M., Carter L.G., Tsuruta H., Pozharski E., Michel S.L.J.,Ni(II) coordination to mixed sites modulates DNA binding of HpNikR via a long-range effectProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U. S. A. 2012 109, 5633-8


Michalek J.L., Besold A.N., Michel S.L.J.,Cysteine and histidine shuffling: mixing and matching cysteine and histidine residues in zinc finger proteins to afford different folds and function Dalton Transactions 2011, 40, 12619-32

Lee S.J., Michalek J.L., Besold A.N., Rokita S.E., Michel S.L.J.,Classical Cys2His2 zinc finger peptides are rapidly oxidized by either H2O2 or O2 irrespective of metal coordination.” Inorganic Chemistry 2011 20, 5442-50


West A.L., St John F., Lopes P.E., MacKerell A.D. Jr, Pozharski E., Michel S.L.J.Holo-Ni(II)HpNikR is an asymmetric tetramer containing two different nickel-binding sites.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010 20, 14447-56

Carpenter B.M., Gancz H., Benoit S.L., Evans S., Olsen C.H., Michel S.L.J., Maier R.J., Merrell D.S., “Mutagenesis of conserved amino acids of Helicobacter pylori fur reveals residues important for function.” Journal of Bacteriolology 2010 192, 5037-52

Besold A.N., Lee S.J., Michel S.L., Sue N.L., Cymet H.J., “Functional characterization of iron-substituted neural zinc finger factor 1: metal and DNA binding.Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry 2010 15, 583-90

Lee S.J., Michel S.L.J.Cysteine oxidation enhanced by iron in tristetraprolin, a zinc finger peptideInorganic Chemistry 2010 49, 1211-9


Carpenter B.M., Gancz H., Gonzalez-Nieves R.P., West A.L., Whitmire J.M., Michel S.L.J., Merrell D.S. “A single nucleotide change affects fur-dependent regulation of sodB in H. pyloriPLoS One 2009 4(4):e5369

Dosanjh N.S., West A.L., Michel S.L.J.Helicobacter pylori NikR’s interaction with DNA: a two-tiered mode of recognition.” Biochemistry 2009 48, 527-36.


Dosanjh N.S., Hammerbacher N.A., Michel S.L.J.Characterization of the Helicobacter pylori NikR-P(ureA) DNA interaction: metal ion requirements and sequence specificity.” Biochemistry 2007 46,2520-9


diTargiani R.C., Lee S.J., Wassink S. Michel S.L.J.Functional characterization of iron-substituted tristetraprolin-2D (TTP-2D, NUP475-2D): RNA binding affinity and selectivity.” Biochemistry 2006 45, 13641-9.

Dosanjh N.S., Michel S.L.J.Microbial nickel metalloregulation: NikRs for nickel ions.” Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 2006 10, 123-30