Dr Artur Sawicki

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology Cluster
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone + 61 2 8627 0987

Current projects

Mechanism of chlorophyll d and chlorophyll f biosynthesis in cyanobacteria.

Themes

Molecular biology and biotechnology; Biochemistry and metabolism

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Sawicki, A., Zhou, S., Kwiatkowski, K., Luo, M., Willows, R. (2017). 1-N-histidine phosphorylation of ChlD by the AAA+ ChlI2 stimulates magnesium chelatase activity in chlorophyll synthesis. Biochemical Journal, 474(12), 2095-2105. [More Information]
  • Tabrizi, S., Sawicki, A., Zhou, S., Luo, M., Willows, R. (2016). GUN4-Protoporphyrin IX Is a Singlet Oxygen Generator with Consequences for Plastid Retrograde Signaling. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291(17), 8978-8984. [More Information]
  • Muller, A., Sawicki, A., Zhou, S., Tabrizi, S., Luo, M., Hansson, M., Willows, R. (2014). Inducing the oxidative stress response in Escherichia coli improves the quality of a recombinant protein: Magnesium chelatase ChlH. Protein Expression and Purification, 101, 61-67. [More Information]
  • Zhou, S., Sawicki, A., Willows, R., Luo, M. (2012). C-terminal residues of Oryza sativa GUN4 are required for the activationof the ChlH subunit of magnesium chelatase in chlorophyll synthesis. FEBS Letters, 586(3), 205-210. [More Information]
  • Sawicki, A., Willows, R. (2010). BchJ and BchM interact in a 1 : 1 ratio with the magnesium chelatase BchH subunit of Rhodobacter capsulatus. The FEBS Journal, 277(22), 4709-4721. [More Information]
  • Sawicki, A., Willows, R. (2008). Kinetic analyses of the magnesium chelatase provide insights into the mechanism, structure, and formation of the complex. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 283(46), 31294-31302. [More Information]
  • Sawicki, A., Willows, R. (2007). S-adenosyl-L-methionine: magnesium-protoporphyrin IX O-methyltransferase from Rhodobacter capsulatus: mechanistic insights and stimulation with phospholipids. Biochemical Journal, 406(3), 469-478. [More Information]
  • Axelsson, E., Lundqvist, J., Sawicki, A., Nilsson, S., Schroder, I., Al-Karadaghi, S., Willows, R., Hansson, M. (2006). Recessiveness and dominance in barley mutants deficient in Mg-chelatase subunit D, an AAA protein involved in chlorophyll biosynthesis. The Plant Cell, 18(12), 3606-3616. [More Information]

2017

  • Sawicki, A., Zhou, S., Kwiatkowski, K., Luo, M., Willows, R. (2017). 1-N-histidine phosphorylation of ChlD by the AAA+ ChlI2 stimulates magnesium chelatase activity in chlorophyll synthesis. Biochemical Journal, 474(12), 2095-2105. [More Information]

2016

  • Tabrizi, S., Sawicki, A., Zhou, S., Luo, M., Willows, R. (2016). GUN4-Protoporphyrin IX Is a Singlet Oxygen Generator with Consequences for Plastid Retrograde Signaling. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 291(17), 8978-8984. [More Information]

2014

  • Muller, A., Sawicki, A., Zhou, S., Tabrizi, S., Luo, M., Hansson, M., Willows, R. (2014). Inducing the oxidative stress response in Escherichia coli improves the quality of a recombinant protein: Magnesium chelatase ChlH. Protein Expression and Purification, 101, 61-67. [More Information]

2012

  • Zhou, S., Sawicki, A., Willows, R., Luo, M. (2012). C-terminal residues of Oryza sativa GUN4 are required for the activationof the ChlH subunit of magnesium chelatase in chlorophyll synthesis. FEBS Letters, 586(3), 205-210. [More Information]

2010

  • Sawicki, A., Willows, R. (2010). BchJ and BchM interact in a 1 : 1 ratio with the magnesium chelatase BchH subunit of Rhodobacter capsulatus. The FEBS Journal, 277(22), 4709-4721. [More Information]

2008

  • Sawicki, A., Willows, R. (2008). Kinetic analyses of the magnesium chelatase provide insights into the mechanism, structure, and formation of the complex. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 283(46), 31294-31302. [More Information]

2007

  • Sawicki, A., Willows, R. (2007). S-adenosyl-L-methionine: magnesium-protoporphyrin IX O-methyltransferase from Rhodobacter capsulatus: mechanistic insights and stimulation with phospholipids. Biochemical Journal, 406(3), 469-478. [More Information]

2006

  • Axelsson, E., Lundqvist, J., Sawicki, A., Nilsson, S., Schroder, I., Al-Karadaghi, S., Willows, R., Hansson, M. (2006). Recessiveness and dominance in barley mutants deficient in Mg-chelatase subunit D, an AAA protein involved in chlorophyll biosynthesis. The Plant Cell, 18(12), 3606-3616. [More Information]

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