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Dr Ildiko Pecsi

PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryMolecular microbiology

Research

Working in Professor Greg Cook's Laboratory. Areas of research include biochemistry, molecular microbiology, enzyme kinetics, structural and functional characterization of succinate and hydrogenase enzymes in mycobacteria

Publications

Pecsi, I., Hards, K., Ekanayaka, N., Berney, M., Hartman, T., Jacobs, Jr, W. R., & Cook, G. M. (2014). Essentiality of succinate dehydrogenase in Mycobacterium smegmatis and its role in the generation of the membrane potential under hypoxia. mBio, 5(4), e01093-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01093-14

Pecsi, I., Hirmondo, R., Brown, A. C., Lopata, A., Parish, T., Vertessy, B. G., & Tóth, J. (2012). The dUTPase enzyme is essential in Mycobacterium smegmatis. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e37461. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037461

Pécsi, I., Szabó, J. E., Adams, S. D., Simon, I., Sellers, J. R., Vértessy, B. G., & Tóth, J. (2011). Nucleotide pyrophosphatase employs a P-loop-like motif to enhance catalytic power and NDP/NTP discrimination. PNAS, 108(35), 14437-14442. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1013872108

Erdélyi, P., Borsos, É., Takács-Vellai, K., Kovács, T., Kovács, A. L., Sigmond, T., … Pécsi, I., … Vellai, T. (2011). Shared developmental roles and transcriptional control of autophagy and apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Cell Science, 124(9), 1510-1518. doi: 10.1242/jcs.080192

Pecsi, I., Leveles, I., Harmat, V., Vertessy, B. G., & Toth, J. (2010). Aromatic stacking between nucleobase and enzyme promotes phosphate ester hydrolysis in dUTPase. Nucleic Acids Research, 38(20), 7179-7186. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq584

Journal - Research Article

Pecsi, I., Hards, K., Ekanayaka, N., Berney, M., Hartman, T., Jacobs, Jr, W. R., & Cook, G. M. (2014). Essentiality of succinate dehydrogenase in Mycobacterium smegmatis and its role in the generation of the membrane potential under hypoxia. mBio, 5(4), e01093-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01093-14

Pecsi, I., Hirmondo, R., Brown, A. C., Lopata, A., Parish, T., Vertessy, B. G., & Tóth, J. (2012). The dUTPase enzyme is essential in Mycobacterium smegmatis. PLoS ONE, 7(5), e37461. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037461

Pécsi, I., Szabó, J. E., Adams, S. D., Simon, I., Sellers, J. R., Vértessy, B. G., & Tóth, J. (2011). Nucleotide pyrophosphatase employs a P-loop-like motif to enhance catalytic power and NDP/NTP discrimination. PNAS, 108(35), 14437-14442. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1013872108

Erdélyi, P., Borsos, É., Takács-Vellai, K., Kovács, T., Kovács, A. L., Sigmond, T., … Pécsi, I., … Vellai, T. (2011). Shared developmental roles and transcriptional control of autophagy and apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Journal of Cell Science, 124(9), 1510-1518. doi: 10.1242/jcs.080192

Pecsi, I., Leveles, I., Harmat, V., Vertessy, B. G., & Toth, J. (2010). Aromatic stacking between nucleobase and enzyme promotes phosphate ester hydrolysis in dUTPase. Nucleic Acids Research, 38(20), 7179-7186. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq584

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