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Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 7897
Email
matthias.fellner@otago.ac.nz
Position
Research Fellow
Department
Department of Biochemistry
Research summary
Structure and function of enzymes and proteins important in diseases.
Clinical
I am interested in forming connections to clinics, especially in the field of infectious diseases.

Research

My research interests are the structure and function of enzymes and proteins important in diseases. My main research project currently focuses on serine hydrolases in Staphylococcus aureus as new diagnostic probes and drug targets. I am involved in multiple collaborative projects on varied topics.

For more information about my research, available positions and student projects and much more please visit my lab website.

Fellner Research Group

Publications

Jo, J., Upadhyay, T., Woods, E. C., Park, K. W., Pedowitz, N. J., Jaworek-Korjakowska, J., … Fellner, M., & Bogyo, M. (2024). Development of oxadiazolone activity-based probes targeting FphE for specific detection of Staphylococcus aureus infections. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/jacs.3c13974

Fellner, M., Walsh, A., Dela Ahator, S., Aftab, N., Sutherland, B., Tan, E. W., … Lentz, C. S. (2023). Biochemical and cellular characterization of the function of fluorophosphonate-binding hydrolase H (FphH) in Staphylococcus aureus support a role in bacterial stress response. ACS Infectious Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.3c00246

Fellner, M. (2022). Newly discovered Staphylococcus aureus serine hydrolase probe and drug targets. ADMET & DMPK, 10(2), 107-114. doi: 10.5599/admet.1137

Tessadori, F., Duran, K., Knapp, K., Fellner, M., Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study, Smithson, S., … Robertson, S. P., … Mace, P. D., Bicknell, L. S., & van Haaften, G. (2022). Recurrent de novo missense variants across multiple histone H4 genes underlie a neurodevelopmental syndrome. American Journal of Human Genetics, 109, 750-758. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2022.02.003

Fellner, M., Parakra, R., McDonald, K. O., Kass, I., Jameson, G. N. L., Willbanks, S. M., & Ledgerwood, E. C. (2021). Altered structure and dynamics of pathogenic cytochrome c variants correlate with increased apoptotic activity. Biochemical Journal, 478(3), 669-684. doi: 10.1042/bcj20200793

Fellner, M., Rankin, J. A., Hu, J., & Hausinger, R. P. (2017). Lactate racemase. In R. A. Scott (Ed.), Encyclopedia of inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry. John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc2508

Chapter in Book - Research

Jo, J., Upadhyay, T., Woods, E. C., Park, K. W., Pedowitz, N. J., Jaworek-Korjakowska, J., … Fellner, M., & Bogyo, M. (2024). Development of oxadiazolone activity-based probes targeting FphE for specific detection of Staphylococcus aureus infections. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/jacs.3c13974

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Walsh, A., Dela Ahator, S., Aftab, N., Sutherland, B., Tan, E. W., … Lentz, C. S. (2023). Biochemical and cellular characterization of the function of fluorophosphonate-binding hydrolase H (FphH) in Staphylococcus aureus support a role in bacterial stress response. ACS Infectious Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.3c00246

Journal - Research Article

Tessadori, F., Duran, K., Knapp, K., Fellner, M., Deciphering Developmental Disorders Study, Smithson, S., … Robertson, S. P., … Mace, P. D., Bicknell, L. S., & van Haaften, G. (2022). Recurrent de novo missense variants across multiple histone H4 genes underlie a neurodevelopmental syndrome. American Journal of Human Genetics, 109, 750-758. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2022.02.003

Journal - Research Article

Chen, S., Lovell, S., Lee, S., Fellner, M., Mace, P. D., & Bogyo, M. (2021). Identification of highly selective covalent inhibitors by phage display. Nature Biotechnology, 39, 490-498. doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-0733-7

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Parakra, R., McDonald, K. O., Kass, I., Jameson, G. N. L., Willbanks, S. M., & Ledgerwood, E. C. (2021). Altered structure and dynamics of pathogenic cytochrome c variants correlate with increased apoptotic activity. Biochemical Journal, 478(3), 669-684. doi: 10.1042/bcj20200793

Journal - Research Article

Desguin, B., Urdiain-Arraiza, J., Da Costa, M., Fellner, M., Hu, J., Hausinger, R. P., … Soumillion, P. (2020). Uncovering a superfamily of nickel-dependent hydroxyacid racemases and epimerases. Scientific Reports, 10, 18123. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-74802-6

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Huizenga, K. G., Hausinger, R. P., & Hu, J. (2020). Crystallographic characterization of a tri-Asp metal-binding site at the three-fold symmetry axis of LarE. Scientific Reports, 10, 5830. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-62847-6

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Lentz, C. S., Jamieson, S. A., Brewster, J. L., Chen, L., Bogyo, M., & Mace, P. D. (2020). Structural basis for the inhibitor and substrate specificity of the unique Fph serine hydrolases of Staphylococcus aureus. ACS Infectious Diseases, 6(10), 2771-2782. doi: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00503

Journal - Research Article

Good, N. M., Fellner, M., Demirer, K., Hu, J., Hausinger, R. P., & Martinez-Gomez, N. C. (2020). Lanthanide-dependent alcohol dehydrogenases require an essential aspartate residue for metal coordination and enzymatic function. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295(24), 8272-8284. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.013227

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Fellner, M., Hausinger, R. P., & Hu, J. (2018). A structural perspective on the PP-loop ATP pyrophosphatase family. Critical Reviews in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 53(6), 607-622. doi: 10.1080/10409238.2018.1516728

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Rankin, J. A., Desguin, B., Hu, J., & Hausinger, R. P. (2018). Analysis of the active site cysteine residue of the sacrificial sulfur insertase LarE from Lactobacillus plantarum. Biochemistry, 57(38), 5513-5523. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.8b00601

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Desguin, B., Hausinger, R. P., & Hu, J. (2017). Structural insights into the catalytic mechanism of a sacrificial sulfur insertase of the N-type ATP pyrophosphatase family, LarE. PNAS, 114(34), 9074-9079. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1704967114

Journal - Research Article

Martinez, S., Fellner, M., Herr, C. Q., Ritchie, A., Hu, J., & Hausinger, R. P. (2017). Structures and mechanisms of the non-heme Fe(II)- and 2-oxoglutarate-dependent ethylene-forming enzyme: Substrate binding creates a twist. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139(34), 11980-11988. doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b06186

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Zhang, T., Liu, J., Fellner, M., Zhang, C., Sui, D., & Hu, J. (2017). Crystal structures of a ZIP zinc transporter reveal a binuclear metal center in the transport pathway. Science Advances, 3(8), e1700344. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1700344

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Aloi, S., Tchesnokov, E. P., Wilbanks, S. M., & Jameson, G. N. L. (2016). Substrate and pH-dependent kinetic profile of 3-mercaptopropionate dioxygenase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biochemistry, 55(9), 1362-1371. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b01203

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Siakkou, E., Faponle, A. S., Tchesnokov, E. P., de Visser, S. P., Wilbanks, S. M., & Jameson, G. N. L. (2016). Influence of cysteine 164 on active site structure in rat cysteine dioxygenase. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 21, 501-510. doi: 10.1007/s00775-016-1360-0

Journal - Research Article

Tchesnokov, E. P., Faponle, A. S., Davies, C. G., Quesne, M. G., Turner, R., Fellner, M., Souness, R. J., Wilbanks, S. M., … Jameson, G. N. L. (2016). An iron–oxygen intermediate formed during the catalytic cycle of cysteine dioxygenase. Chemical Communications, 52, 8814-8817. doi: 10.1039/c6cc03904a

Journal - Research Article

Tchesnokov, E. P., Fellner, M., Siakkou, E., Kleffmann, T., Martin, L. W., Aloi, S., Lamont, I. L., Wilbanks, S. M., & Jameson, G. N. L. (2015). The cysteine dioxygenase homologue from Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a 3-mercaptopropionate dioxygenase. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290(40), 24424-24437. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.635672

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Davies, C. G., Fellner, M., Tchesnokov, E. P., Wilbanks, S. M., & Jameson, G. N. L. (2014). The Cys-Tyr crosslink of cysteine dioxygenase changes the optimal pH of the reaction without structural change. Biochemistry, 53(50), 7961-7968. doi: 10.1021/bi501277a

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Doughty, L. M., Jameson, G. N. L., & Wilbanks, S. M. (2014). A chromogenic assay of substrate depletion by thiol dioxygenases. Analytical Biochemistry, 459, 56-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ab.2014.05.008

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M., Gruber, L., & Steiner, I. (2012). Migrationspotenzial von Kaffeefilter-Papieren. Deutsche Lebensmittel-Rundschau, 108(6), 305-312.

Journal - Research Article

Fellner, M. (2022). Newly discovered Staphylococcus aureus serine hydrolase probe and drug targets. ADMET & DMPK, 10(2), 107-114. doi: 10.5599/admet.1137

Journal - Research Other

Reddington, C. J., Fellner, M., Burgess, A. E., & Mace, P. D. (2020). Molecular regulation of the polycomb repressive-deubiquitinase. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(21), 1-15. doi: 10.3390/ijms21217837

Journal - Research Other

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