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Dr. Nawar F. Al Obaidi, M.B.,Ch.B.

Nawar F. Al Obaidi, M.B.,Ch.B.

Associate, Department of Biochemistry

Selected Publications

Huang H1, Pandya C2, Liu C1, Al-Obaidi NF3, Wang M1, Zheng L1, Toews Keating S1, Aono M4, Love JD3, Evans B3, Seidel RD3, Hillerich BS3, Garforth SJ3, Almo SC3, Mariano PS1, Dunaway-Mariano D1, Allen KN5, Farelli JD5.. Panoramic view of a superfamily of phosphatases through substrate profiling. PNAS. 2015, Apr; 112(16): E1974-E1983. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25848029. Pub Status: Published.

 Jeremiah D Farelli, Hua Huang, Chunliang Liu, Chetanya Pandya, Nawar F Al Obaidi, Brandan S. Hillerich, James D Love, Steven C Almo, Debra Dunaway-Mariano, Karen N Allen.

Ultra High-throughput Screening Uncovers New Activities in Phosphatases of the Haloalkanoic Acid Dehalogenase Superfamily (HADSF). The FASEB Journal. 2013, Apr; 27(571): 1. Pub Status: Published.

 Kim J1, Xiao H, Bonanno JB, Kalyanaraman C, Brown S, Tang X, Al-Obaidi NF, Patskovsky Y, Babbitt PC, Jacobson MP, Lee YS, Almo SC.

Structure-guided discovery of the metabolite carboxy-SAM that modulates tRNA function.. Nature. 2013, May; 498(7452): 123-126. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23676670. Pub Status: Published.


London N, Farelli JD, Brown SD, Liu C, Huang H, Korczynska M, Al-Obaidi NF, Babbitt PC, Almo SC, Allen KN, Shoichet BK..

Covalent Docking Predicts Substrates for Haloalkanoate Dehalogenase Superfamily Phosphatases. Biochemistry. 2015, Jan; 54(2): 528-37. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25513739. Pub Status: Published.


Vetting MW1, Al-Obaidi N, Zhao S, San Francisco B, Kim J, Wichelecki DJ, Bouvier JT, Solbiati JO, Vu H, Zhang X, Rodionov DA, Love JD, Hillerich BS, Seidel RD, Quinn RJ, Osterman AL, Cronan JE, Jacobson MP, Gerlt JA, Almo SC..

Experimental Strategies for Functional Annotation and Metabolism Discovery: Targeted Screening of Solute Binding Proteins and Unbiased Panning of Metabolomes. Biochemistry. 2015, Jan; 54(3): 909–931. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25540822. Pub Status: Published.


Wichelecki DJ, Graff DC, Al-Obaidi N, Almo SC, Gerlt JA.. Identification of the in Vivo Function of the High-Efficiency d-Mannonate Dehydratase in Caulobacter crescentus NA1000 from the Enolase Superfamily. Biochemistry. 2014, Jul; 53(25): 4087-9. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24947666. Pub Status: Published.


Wichelecki DJ, Vendiola JA, Jones AM, Al-Obaidi N, Almo SC, Gerlt JA.. Investigating the physiological roles of low-efficiency D-mannonate and D-gluconate dehydratases in the enolase superfamily: pathways for the catabolism of L-gulonate and L-idonate.. Biochemistry. 2014, Sep; 53(35): 5692-9. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25145794. Pub Status: Published.

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