Williams CL, Neu HM, Alamneh YA, Reddinger RM, Jacobs AC, Singh S, Abu-Taleb R, Michel SLJ, Zurawski DV, Merrell DS.Front Microbiol. Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii Copper Resistance Reveals a Role in Virulence, Front. Microbiol., 2020 Feb 6;11:16. 

Pritts J. D., Hursey M. S., Michalek J. L., Batelu S., Stemmler T. L., Michel S. L. J. Unraveling the RNA binding properties of the Iron-Sulfur Zinc Finger Protein CPSF30, Biochemistry, 2020, 59, 8, 970-982.

Ok K., Li W., Neu H. M., Batelu S., Stemmler T. L., Kane M. A., & Michel S. L. J. The Role of Gold in Inflammation and Tristetraprolin Activity. Chem. Eur. J., 2020 Feb 3;26(7):1535-1547.

Xu X., Godoy-Ruiz R., Adipietro K. A., Peralta C., Ben-Hail D., Varney K. M., Cook M. E., Roth B. M., Wilder P. T., Cleveland T., Grishaev A., Neu H. M., Michel S. L. J., Yu W., Beckett D., Rustandi R. R., Lancaster C., Loughney J. W., Kristopeit A., Christanti S., Olson J. W., MacKerell A. D., Georges A. D., Pozharski E., Weber D. J., Structure of the cell-binding component of the Clostridium difficile binary toxin reveals a di-heptamer macromolecular assembly.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.  2020, Jan 14;117(2):1049-1058


Lange M.*, Ok K.*, Shimberg G. D., Bursac B., Markó L., Ivanović-Burmazović I., Michel S. L. J., & Filipovic M. R., Direct Zinc Finger Protein Persulfidation by H2S is Facilitated by Zn²⁺. Angew. Chem., 2019 Jun 11;58(24):7997-8001. *equally contributed

Williams C. L., Neu H. M., Michel S. L. J., Merrell D. S. Measuring Intracellular Metal Concentration via ICP-MS Following Copper Exposure. Methods Mol. Biol., 2019;1946:195-205.

Neu H. M., Alexishin S. A., Brandis J. E. P., Williams A. M. C., Sun D., Zheng N., Jiang W., Zimrin A., Fink J. C., Polli J. E., Kane M. A., & Michel S. L. J. Snapshots of Iron Speciation: Tracking the Fate of Iron Nanoparticle Drugs via a Liquid Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometric Approach. Mol. Pharm., 201916 (3), pp 1272–1281


Shimberg G. D.*, Pritts J. D.*, & Michel S. L. J. Iron–Sulfur Clusters in Zinc Finger Proteins. Methods in Enzymology, 2018, 599, p. 101 *equally contributed


Oner Z. G., Michel S. L. J., Polli J. E., Equivalence and regulatory approaches of nonbiological complex drug products across the United States, the European Union, and Turkey Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 2017 Nov;1407(1):26-38.

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) Inorg. Chem. 201756 (12), pp 6838–6848  *equally contributed

Pidugu L. S., Neu H. M., Wong T. L., Pozharski E., Molloy J. L., Michel S. L. J., Toth E.A., Crystal structures of human 3-hydroxyanthranilate 3,4-dioxygenase with native and non-native metals bound in the active site. Acta. Crystallogr. D Struct. Biol. 2017 Apr 1;73(Pt 4):340-348.

Raibaut L., Vasseur W., Shimberg G. D., Saint-Pierre C., Ravanat J., Michel S. L. J., Sénèque, O. Design of a synthetic luminescent probe from a biomolecule binding domain: selective detection of AU-rich mRNA sequences Chem. Sci. 2017 Feb 1; 8(2): 1658–1664


Williams C. L., Neu H. M., Gilbreath J. J., Michel S. L. J., Zurawski D. V., Merrell D. S., 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  *equally contributed

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