Publications

Forthcoming

Kacar B, Guy L, Smith E, Baross J Paleophenotype reconstruction of carbon fixation proteins as a window into historic biological states (Preprint) (accepted, Phil Trans A)

Kacar B‡*Garmendia E*, Tuncbag N, Andersson DI, Hughes D Replacement of an essential gene with its ancient and modern homologs (Preprint) (accepted, MBio)

Walker SI, Bains W, Cronin L, DasSarma S, Danielache S, Goldman SD, Kacar B & others  Exoplanet Biosignatures: Future Directions (Preprint) (open for community comment at NASA NExSS discussion forum)

Peer-reviewed

Kacar B‡, Hanson-Smith V,Adam ZR, Boekelheide N. 2017 Reconstruction and Dynamic Modeling of Ancestral Rubisco Proteins Geobiology, 2017;00:113. (Covered in New Scientist

Kacar B, Ge X, Sanyal S, Gaucher EA. 2017 Experimental evolution of Escherichia coli harboring an ancient translation protein J Mol Evol, DOI 10.1007/s00239-017-9781-0 (Journal Cover) (MicroJC Discussion video) (Covered in SciWorthy)

Kacar B  Rolling the Dice Twice: Evolving Reconstructed Ancient Proteins in Extant Organisms Chance in Evolution eds. Pence & Ramsay, University of Chicago Press 2016, 265-276 

Kacar B. Astrobiology Primer 2.0 What is LUCA? Domagal-Goldman S, Wright K et al,. 2017 Astrobiology 16(8):561-653 

Kacar B. Horak R.Astrobiology Primer 2.0, What does the tree of life tell us about how life has evolved? Domagal-Goldman S, Wright K et al,. 2017 Astrobiology 16(8):561-653 

Kacar B and Gaucher EA. 2013, Biochem J, 453(3), 311-319 Experimental evolution of protein-protein interaction networks (Covered in Quanta)

Kacar B and Gaucher EA. 2012, Artificial Life, 13, 11-18 Towards the recapitulation of ancient history in the laboratory: Combining synthetic biology with experimental evolution (Covered in Wired, MIT Tech ReviewPopular Science, BBC, iO9 and more)

Kacar B, Boyd ES, Dolci W, Dodson E, Boldt M, Pilcher CB. 2011, PLoS Biology, 9(8):e1001118  Workshop without walls: Broadening science access around the world

Aldeco M*, Kacar B*, Edmondson D.E. 2011, Comp. Biochemistry, 159(2):78-83 Catalytic and Inhibitor Binding Properties of Zebrafish Monoamine Oxidase (zMAO): Comparisons with human MAO A and MAO B

Kacar B, and Edmondson D.E. 2010, Protein. Exp. Purif., 70(2):290-297  Expression of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Monoamine Oxidase (MAO) in Pichia pastoris: Purification and Comparison with Human MAO A and MAO B

(*Equal contribution, Corresponding author)


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