Emily Parker

ProfessorEmily Parker

Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington


Research Interests

Research is in the area of biochemistry, particularly the interactions between biological molecules.

Recent Publications

  • Jiao W., Fan Y., Blackmore NJ. and Parker EJ. (2020) A single amino acid substitution uncouples catalysis and allostery in an essential biosynthetic enzyme in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Journal of Biological Chemistry 295(19): 6252-6262. http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA120.012605.
  • Jiao W., Lang EJ., Bai Y., Fan Y. and Parker EJ. (2020) Diverse allosteric componentry and mechanisms control entry into aromatic metabolite biosynthesis. Current Opinion in Structural Biology 65: 159-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbi.2020.06.015.
  • Bai Y., Lang EJM., Nazmi AR. and Parker EJ. (2019) Domain cross-talk within a bifunctional enzyme provides catalytic and allosteric functionality in the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids. Journal of Biological Chemistry 294(13): 4828-4842. http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.RA118.005220.
  • Jiao W., Mittelstädt G., Moggré GJ. and Parker EJ. (2019) Hinge Twists and Population Shifts Deliver Regulated Catalysis for ATP-PRT in Histidine Biosynthesis. Biophysical Journal 116(10): 1887-1897. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2019.03.040.
  • Van De Bittner KC., Cameron RC., Bustamante LY., Bundela R., Kessans SA., Vorster J., Nicholson MJ. and Parker EJ. (2019) Nodulisporic acid e biosynthesis:: In vivo characterisation of NodD1, an indole-diterpene prenyltransferase that acts on an emindole SB derived indole-diterpene scaffold. MedChemComm 10(7): 1160-1164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c9md00143c.