Recent Publications

A Complete List of Refereed Publications

2022Matter of Opinion: Bioinspired Green Science and Technology Symposium in NYC,” invited submission for MatterNorma A. Alcantar, Scott Banta, Gregg T. Beckham, Anthony Cak, Xi Chen, Taraka Dale, Christopher Delre, Leila Deravi, Jonathan S. Dordick, Brian M. Giebel, Dianne Greenfield, Peter M. Groffman, Mandë Holford, George John, Neel S. Joshi, Nick A. Kotov, Jin Kim Montclare, Bradley S. Moore, Julia Ortony, Andrew Reinmann, Jiye Son, Ruth E. Stark, Rein V. Ulijn, Charles J. Vörösmarty, and Corey J. Wilson
2022Lyophilization induces alterations in cryptococcal exopolysaccharide resulting in reduced antibody bindingM. P. Wear, A. A. Hargett, J. E. Kelly, S. A. McConnell, C. J. Crawford, D. I. Freedberg, R. E. Stark, and A. Casadevall, BioRxiv; Carbohydrate Polymers, online 4/29/22,
2022Building blocks of the protective suberin plant polymer self-assemble into lamellar structures with antibacterial potentialA. Kligman, K. Dastmalchi, S. Smith, G. John, and R. E. Stark,* ACS Omega, 7, 3978-3989 (2022).; PMC8829861
2021Cryptococcus neoformans melanization incorporates multiple catecholamines to produce polytypic melaninR. P. Baker, C. Chrissian, R. E. Stark and A. Casadevall, J. Biol. Chem., Online 12/20/21, 298(1), 101519 (2022). doi: PMC8760516
2021A chemical window into the impact of RNAi silencing of the StNAC103 gene in potato tuber periderms: Soluble metabolites, suberized cell walls, and antibacterial defenseK. Dastmalchi, O. Chira, M. Perez Rodriguez, B. Yoo, O. Serra, M. Figueras, and R. E. Stark,* Phytochemistry, 190, 112885 (2021).
2020Unconventional constituents in the fungal cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Cryptococcus neoformansC. Chrissian, C. Lin, E. Camacho, A. Casadevall, A. Neiman,* and R. E. Stark,*, invited manuscript, J. of Fungi, 6, 329-345 (2020). Online 12/1/20, doi:10.3390/jof6040329
2020Tailoring NMR Experiments for Structural Characterization of Amorphous Biological Solids: a practical guideJ. E. Kelly, C. Chrissian, R. E. Stark,* invited review for Solid State NMR, online 8/27/20, 109, 101686 (2020). doi:10.1016/j.ssnmr.2020.101686.
2020Solid-state NMR spectroscopy identifies three classes of lipids in C. neoformans melanized cell walls and whole fungal cellsC. Chrissian, E. Camacho, J. E. Kelly, H. Wang, A. Casadevall, and R. E. Stark,* J. Biol. Chem., 295, 15083-15096 (2020). doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.015201, PMID: . PMC7606693 bioRxiv: 10.1101/2020.07.13.200741
2020Two fatty acid-binding proteins expressed in the intestine interact differently with endocannabinoidsM. P. Lai, F. Katz,* C. Bernard, J. Storch, and R. E. Stark,* Prot. Sci., 29, 1606-1617 (2020). doi: 10.1002/pro.3875
2020Needle in a Haystack: Antibacterial Activity-Guided Fractionation of a Potato Wound Tissue ExtractM. Perez Rodriguez, K. Dastmalchi,* B. Yoo, and R. E. Stark, Bioorg. Med. Chem., 28, 115428 (2020). NIHMSID: NIHMS1575002; PMC32216988
2020Melanin deposition in two Cryptococcus species depends on cell-wall composition and flexibilityC. Chrissian, E. Camacho, M.S. Fu, R. Prados-Rosales, S. Chatterjee, R. J. B. Cordero, J. K. Lodge, A. Casadevall, and R. E. Stark, J. Biol. Chem., online 1/2/20, 295, 1815-1828 (2020). PMC7029119. doi: 10.1101/2020.07.13.200741. Selected to represent Molecular Biophysics for the collection “The Year in JBC: 2020;” featured on the journal cover.
2019The structural unit of melanin in the cell wall of the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformansE. Camacho, R. Vij, C. Chrissian, R. Prados-Rosales, D. Gil, R. O’Meally, R.J.B. Cordero, R.N. Cole, M. McCaffrey, R. E. Stark, and A. Casadevall, J. Biol. Chem., online 5/22/19, 294, 10471-10489. PMC6615676, doi:10.1074/jbc.RA119.008684. JBC RECOMMENDED READ.
2019Temporal resistance of potato tubers: Antibacterial assays and metabolite profiling of wound-healing tissue extracts from contrasting cultivars
K. Dastmalchi,* M. P. Rodriguez,* J. Lin, B. Yoo, and R. E. Stark, Phytochemistry, 159, 75-89 (2019) (online 12/28/18). PMC6555484
2018Sustainable fabrication of plant cuticle-like packaging films from tomato pomace agro-waste, beeswax, and alginate G. Tedeschi, J. J. Benitez, L. Ceseracciu, K. Dastmalchi, B. Itin, R. E. Stark, Antonio Heredia, A. Athanassiou and J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 6, 14955–14966. doi: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b03450
2018Potato native and wound periderms are differently affected by down-regulation of FHT, a Potato Feruloyl Transferase L. Q. Jin,* Q. Cai,* W. Huang, K. Dastmalchi, J. Rigau, M. Molinas, M. Figueras, O. Serra, and R. E. Stark, Phytochemistry, online 12/27/17, 147, 30-48 (2018).
2018Interacting controls of pyrolysis temperature and plant taxa on the degradability of PyOM in a fire-prone northern temperate forest soil C.D. Gibson, P.-J. Hatton, J.A. Bird, K. Nadelhoffer, C.P. Ward, R.E. Stark, and T.R. Filley, Soil Syst. 2, 48 (17pp) (2018). doi:10.3390/soilsystems2030048
2018Regulation of Monoamine Transporters and Receptors by Lipid Microdomains: Implications for DepressionJ. J. Liu, A. Hezghia, S. R. Shaikh, J. F. Ceñido, R. E. Stark, J. J. Mann, and M. E. Sublette, Neuropsychopharmacology, 2018, online 6/28/18), PMC30022062 doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0133-6.
2018The melanization road more traveled by: precursor substrate effects on melanin synthesis in cell-free and fungal cell systems
S. Chatterjee, R. Prados-Rosales, S. Tan, V. C. Phan, C. Chrissian, B. Itin, A. Khajo, R. S. Magliozzo, A. Casadevall, and R. E. Stark, J. Biol. Chem., online 11/1/18, 293, 20157-20168 (2018). doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.005791, PMC6311522
2018N-acetylglucosamine supplementation affects Cryptococcus neoformans cell wall composition and melanin architecture
E. Camacho, C. Chrissian, R. J. B. Cordero, L. Liporagi-Lopes, R. E. Stark, and A. Casadevall, Microbiology, online 10/18/17, 163, 1540-1556 (2018).
2017Comprehensive MS and Solid-state NMR Metabolic Profiling Reveals Molecular Variations in Native Periderms from Four Solanum tuberosum Potato Cultivars
W. Huang, O. Serra, K. Dastmalchi, L. Jin, L. Yang, and R. E. Stark, J. Agric. Food Chem., 65, 2258–2274 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b05179. PMC28215068
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2017Characterization of lipid rafts in human platelets using nuclear magnetic resonance: a pilot study
J. F. Ceñido, B. Itin, R. E. Stark, Y. Huang, M. A. Oquendo, J. J. Mann, and M. E. Sublette, Biochem. Biophys. Rep., 10, 132-136 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.bbrep.2017.03.005.
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2017Protocols and Pitfalls in Obtaining Fatty Acid-Binding Proteins for Biophysical Studies of Ligand-Protein and Protein-Protein Interactions
Q. Wang,* S. Rizk,* C. Bernard, D. Kam, J. Storch, and R. E. Stark, Biochem.Biophys. Rep., 10, 318-324 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.bbrep.2017.05.001. NIHMS 880244.
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2016Tree Taxa and Pyrolysis Temperature Interact to Control the Efficacy of Pyrogenic Organic Matter Formation
P.-J. Hatton,* S. Chatterjee,* T. Filley, K. Dastmalchi, A. F. Plante, S. Abiven, X. Gao, C. A. Masiello, S. Leavitt, K. J. Nadelhoffer, R. E. Stark, and J. A. Bird, Biogeochemistry, 130, 103-116. doi:10.1007/s10533-016-0245-1.
2016Solid-state 13C NMR Delineates the Architectural Design of Biopolymers in Native and Genetically Altered Tomato Fruit Cuticles
S. Chatterjee, A. J. Matas, T. Isaacson, C. Kehlet, J. K.C. Rose, and R. E. Stark, Biomacromolecules, on web 12/10/15. 17, 215-224 (2016) DOI:10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01321.
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2016Potato Wound-Healing Tissues: A Rich Source of Natural Antioxidant Molecules with Potential for Food Preservation
Food Chemistry, on web 4/28/16; 210, 473-480. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.04.123. NIHMS: 785090.
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2016Tree taxa and pyrolysis temperature interact to control the efficacy of pyrogenic organic matter formation
Pierre-Joseph Hatton, Subhasish Chatterjee, Timothy R. Filley, Keyvan Dastmalchi, Alain F. Plante, Samuel Abiven, Xiaodong Gao, Caroline A. Masiello, Steven W. Leavitt, Knute J. Nadelhoffer, Ruth E. Stark, Jeffrey A. Bird, Biogeochemistry, on web 9/23/16
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2016Activation of Melanin Synthesis in Alternaria infectoria by Antifungal Drugs
C. Fernandes, R. Prados-Rosales, B. Silva, A. Nakouzi-Naranjo, S. Chatterjee, R. E. Stark, A. Casadevall, and T. Gonçalves, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 60, 1646–1655 (2016). PMC4775914
2015Defensive Armor of Potato Tubers: Nonpolar Metabolite Profiling, Antioxidant Assessment, and Solid-State NMR Compositional Analysis of Suberin-enriched Wound-Healing Tissues
K. Dastmalchi, L. Kallash, I. Wang, C.V. Phan, W. Huang, O. Serra, and R. E. Stark, J. Agric. Food Chem., on web July 13, 2015; 63(30), 6810–6822 (2015).
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b03206.
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2015Fungal melanin: what do we know about structure?
J. Nosanchuk, R. E. Stark, and A. Casadevall, invited review for Frontiers in Microbiology, 22 December 2015 (open access). DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01463.
2015Solid-state NMR Reveals the Carbon-based Molecular Architecture of Cryptococcus neoformans Fungal Eumelanins in the Cell Wall
S. Chatterjee, R. Prados-Rosales, B. Itin, A. Casadevall, and R.E. Stark, J. Biol. Chem., on web 3/30/15; 290, 13779-13790 (2015).
doi:10.1074/jbc.M114.618389. PMC4447955
2015Structural Characterization of Melanin Pigments from Commercial Preparations of the Edible Mushroom Auricularia auricula
R. Prados-Rosales, S. Toriola, A. Nakouzi, S. Chatterjee, R.E. Stark, G. Gerfen, P. Tumpowsky, E. Dadachova, and A. Casadevall, J. Agric. Food Chem., on web August 5, 2015; 63(33), 7326-7332 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b02713. PMID: 26244793 PMC26244793
2014High-resolution Magic-angle Spinning R.E. Stark, B. Yu, J. Zhong, B. Yan, G. Wu, and S. Tian, in “NMR Spectroscopy: A Versatile Tool for Environmental Research,” M.J. Simpson and A.J. Simpson, Eds.,
John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp. 87-102 (2014).
2014Deconstructing a plant macromolecular assembly: chemical architecture, molecular flexibility, and mechanical performance of natural and engineered potato suberins
O. Serra,* S. Chatterjee,* M. Figueras, M. Molinas, and R.E. Stark, Biomacromolecules, published on web Feb. 6, 2014; 15, 799-811 (2014). doi:10.1021/bm401620d. PMC3983150
2014Solving the Jigsaw Puzzle of Wound-Healing Potato Cultivars: Metabolite Profiling and Antioxidant Activity of Polar Extracts
K. Dastmalchi, Q. Cai, K. Zhou, W. Huang, O. Serra, and R.E. Stark, J. Agric. Food Chem., on web July 7, 2014; 62, 7963-7975 (2014). doi: 10.1021/jf501330h. PMC4126508
2014Demonstration of a Common Indole-based Aromatic Core in Natural and Synthetic Eumelanins by Solid-state NMR
S. Chatterjee, R. Prados-Rosales, B. Itin, S. Tan, A. Casadevall, and R.E. Stark, Org. Biomol. Chem., on web July 8, 2014; 12 (34), 6730 - 6736 (2014). doi: 10.1039/c4ob01066c. PMC4144758
2013Environmental NMR: High-resolution Magic-angle Spinning
R.E. Stark, B. Yu, J. Zhong, B. Yan, G. Wu, and S. Tian, invited review for “NMR Spectroscopy: A Versatile Tool for Environmental Research,” M. Simpson and A. Simpson, Eds., eMagRes, 2, 377-388 (2013), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. doi:
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2013Liver Fatty Acid-binding Protein Binds Monoacylglycerol in vitro and in Mouse Liver Cytosol
W. S. Lagakos, X. Guan, S.-Y. Ho, L. R. Sawicki, B. Corsico, K. Murota, R. E. Stark, and J. Storch, J. Biol. Chem., 288, 19805-19815 (2013). PMC3707684
2013Tomato Cutin Deficient 1 (CD1) and Putative Orthologs Comprise an Ancient Family of Cutin Synthase-like (CUS) Proteins that are Conserved among Land Plants
T.H. Yeats, W. Huang, S. Chatterjee, H. M-F. Viart, M.H. Clausen, R. E. Stark, and J.K.C. Rose, The Plant J., online December 30, 2013; 77, 667-75 (2014). PMC3951977
2012Touring the Tomato: A Suite of Chemistry Laboratory Experiments
S. Sarkar, S. Chatterjee, N. Medina, and R.E. Stark, J. Chem. Educ., published on web Dec. 14, 2012. 90, 368-371 (2013). doi: 10.1021/ed3004148. PMC3603577
2012Formation of Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites from Carbon Dioxide Using Ammonia Borane
J. Zhang, Y. Zhao, X. Guan, R.E. Stark, D.L. Akins, and J.W. Lee, J. Phys. Chem., 116, 2639–2644 (2012). NIHMSID # 350959. PMC3277841
2012Protocols for isolation and biophysical study of fruit cuticles
S. Chatterjee, S. Sarkar, J. Oktawiec, Z. Mao, and R.E. Stark, “Protocols for isolation and biophysical study of fruit cuticles,” invited article for J. Vis. Exp. (JoVE), 61, e3529 (2012). doi: 10.3791/3529. PMC3460570
2012Using Solid-state NMR to Monitor the Molecular Consequences of Cryptococcus neoformans Melanization with Different Catecholamine Precursors
S. Chatterjee, R. Prados-Rosales, S. Frases, B. Itin, A. Casadevall, and R. E. Stark, Biochemistry, 51, 6080-6088 (2012) doi: 10.1021/bi300325m. PMC3448835
2012Elucidating the chemical structure of pyrogenic organic matter by combining magnetic resonance, mid-infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry
S. Chatterjee, F. Santos, S. Abiven, B. Itin, R.E. Stark, and J. A. Bird, Organic Geochemistry, 51, 35-44 (2012). doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.07.006.
2012What Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Can Tell Us About Protective Tissues
O. Serra, W. Huang, S. Chatterjee, and R. E. Stark, invited mini-review for Plant Sci., 195, 120-124 (2012). doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci. 2012.06.013 NIHMSID #396327. PMC3428714
2011An NMR-Based Structural Rationale for Contrasting Stoichiometry and Ligand Binding Site(s) in Fatty Acid-binding Proteins
Y. He, R. Estephan, X. Yang, A. Vela, H. Wang, C. Bernard, and R.E. Stark, Biochemistry, 50, 1283-1295 (2011), doi: 10.1021/bi101307h. PMC3072248
2011Tissue and cell type specific transcriptome profiling of expanding tomato fruit provides insights into metabolic and regulatory specialization and cuticle formation
A.J. Matas, T.H. Yeats, G.J. Buda, Y. Zheng, S. Chatterjee, T. Tohge, L. Ponnala, A.R. Fernie, R.E. Stark, J. Fei, J.J. Giovannoni, and J.K.C. Rose, The Plant Cell, published online 11/1/11. 23, 3893-3910 (2011). doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.091173. PMC3246317
2010Isolation and Identification of Triglycerides and Ester Oligomers from Partial Degradation of Potato Suberin
W. Wang, S. Tian, and R.E. Stark, “Isolation and Identification of Triglycerides and Ester Oligomers from Partial Degradation of Potato Suberin,” J. Agric. Food Chem., 58, 1040-1045 (2010). PMC2810711
2010A General Protocol for Temperature Calibration of MAS NMR Probes at Arbitrary Spinning Speeds
X. Guan and R.E. Stark, Solid State NMR, 38, 74-76 (2010), doi:10.1016/j.ssnmr.2010.10.001. PMC3008415