Dr John Crosby

B.Sc.(Hull), Ph.D.(Edin.)

  • BS8 1TS

1993 …2019

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  • 69 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Conference Abstract
  • 1 Review article (Academic Journal)
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Accumulation of Mupirocin H and Mupiric Acid During In vivo Mutational Analysis of the Mupirocin Gene Cluster Reveals Labile Points in the Biosynthetic Pathway: the "Leaky Hosepipe" Mechanism

O'Connell, Y., Shields, JA., Cox, RJ., Crosby, J., Hothersall, J., Simpson, TJ., Thomas, CM. & Willis, CL., 2008, In : ChemBioChem. 9, p. 1500 - 1508 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

A chain initiation factor common to both modular and aromatic polyketide synthases

Bisang, C., Long, PF., Cortés, J., Westcott, J., Crosby, J., Matharu, A-L., Cox, RJ., Simpson, TJ., Staunton, J. & Leadlay, PF., 1999, In : Nature. 401, p. 502 - 505

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219 Citations (Scopus)

A conserved motif flags acyl carrier proteins for β-branching in polyketide synthesis

Haines, A. S., Dong, X., Song, Z., Farmer, R., Williams, C., Hothersall, J., Ploskon, E., Wattana-amorn, P., Stephens, E. R., Yamada, E., Gurney, R., Takebayashi, Y., Masschelein, J., Cox, R. J., Lavigne, R., Willis, C. L., Simpson, T. J., Crosby, J., Winn, P. J., Thomas, C. M. & 1 others, Crump, M. P., Nov 2013, In : Nature Chemical Biology. 9, 11, p. 685-692 8 p.

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33 Citations (Scopus)
558 Downloads (Pure)

Action spectra for the trans to cis photoisomerisation of urocanic acid invitro and in mouse skin

Gibbs, NK., Norval, M., Traynor, NJ., Crosby, J., Johnson, BE. & Wolf, MW., 1993, In : Photochemistry and Photobiology. 57

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Action spectra for the trans to cis photoisomerisation of urocanic acid in vitro and in mouse skin

Gibbs, NK., Norval, M., Traynor, NJ., Wolf, MW., Johnson, BE. & Crosby, J., 1993, In : Photochemistry and Photobiology. 57, p. 584 - 590 6 p.

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72 Citations (Scopus)

Acylation of Streptomyces type II polyketide synthase acyl carrier proteins

Crosby, J., Byrom, KJ., Hitchman, TS., Cox, RJ., Crump, MP., Findlow, ISC., Bibb, M. & Simpson, TJ., 1998, In : FEBS Letters. 433, p. 132 - 138

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24 Citations (Scopus)

A Mammalian Type I Fatty Acid Synthase Acyl Carrier Protein Domain Does Not Sequester Acyl Chains

Ploskon, EA., Arthur, CJ., Evans, SE., Williams, C., Crosby, J., Simpson, TJ. & Crump, MP., 2008, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 283 (1), p. 518 - 528 11 p.

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53 Citations (Scopus)

An ACP Structural Switch: Conformational Differences between the Apo and Holo Forms of the Actinorhodin Polyketide Synthase Acyl Carrier Protein

Evans, SE., Williams, C., Arthur, CJ., Burston, SG., Simpson, TJ., Crosby, J. & Crump, MP., Oct 2008, In : ChemBioChem. 9, p. 2424 - 2432 9 p.

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37 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis of Streptomyces coelicolor Phosphopantetheinyl Transferase, AcpS, Reveals the Basis for Relaxed Substrate Specificity

Dall'Aglio, P., Arthur, C., Williams, C., Vasilakis, K., Maple, H. J., Crosby, J., Crump, M. P. & Hadfield, A. T., 28 Jun 2011, In : Biochemistry. 50, 25, p. 5704-5717 14 p.

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13 Citations (Scopus)

A Natural Plasmid Uniquely Encodes Two Biosynthetic Pathways Creating a Potent Anti-MRSA Antibiotic

Fukuda, D., Haines, A. S., Song, Z., Murphy, A. C., Hothersall, J., Stephens, E. R., Gurney, R., Cox, R. J., Crosby, J., Willis, C. L., Simpson, T. J. & Thomas, C. M., 31 Mar 2011, In : PLoS ONE. 6, 3, p. - 9 p., e18031.

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41 Citations (Scopus)

An Oxetane-Based Polyketide Surrogate to Probe Substrate Binding in a Polyketide Synthase

Ellis, B. D., Milligan, J. C., White, A. R., Duong, V., Altman, P. X., Mohammed, L. Y., Crump, M. P., Crosby, J., Luo, R., Vanderwal, C. D. & Tsai, S. C., 18 Apr 2018, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 140, 15, p. 4961-4964 4 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)
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Automated protein-ligand interaction screening by mass spectrometry

Maple, H. J., Garlish, RA., Rigau-Roca, L., Porter, JR., Whitcombe, I., Prosser, CE., Kennedy, J., Henry, AJ., Taylor, RJ., Crump, MP. & Crosby, J., Jan 2012, In : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 55, 2, p. 837-851

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46 Citations (Scopus)

Biosynthesis of thiomarinol A and related metabolites of Pseudoalteromonas sp SANK 73390

Murphy, A. C., Gao, S-S., Han, L-C., Carobene, S., Fukuda, D., Song, Z., Hothersall, J., Cox, R. J., Crosby, J., Crump, M. P., Thomas, C. M., Willis, C. L. & Simpson, T. J., 1 Jan 2014, In : Chemical Science. 5, 1, p. 397-402 6 p.

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23 Citations (Scopus)
367 Downloads (Pure)

Bulgecin A: a novel inhibitor of binuclear metallo-beta-lactamases

Simm, AM., Loveridge, EJ., Crosby, J., Avison, MB., Walsh, TR. & Bennett, PM., May 2005, In : Biochemical Journal. 387, p. 585 - 590 6 p.

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31 Citations (Scopus)

Catalytic self-acylation of type II polyketide synthase acyl carrier proteins

Hitchman, TS., Crosby, J., Byrom, KJ., Cox, RJ. & Simpson, TJ., 1998, In : Chemistry and Biology. 5, p. 35 - 47

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66 Citations (Scopus)

Chemometric analysis of high performance liquid chromatography - diode array detector electrospray mass spectrometry of 2-and 3-hydroxypyridine

Dunkerley, S., Crosby, J., Brereton, RG., Zissis, K. & Escott, REA., Oct 1998, In : Analyst. 123(10), p. 2021 - 2034 12 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)

Comparative potency of broad-band and narrow-band phototherapy sources to induce edema, sunburn cells and urocanic acid photoisomerisation in hairless mouse skin

Gibbs, NK., Norval, M., Traynor, NJ., Crosby, J., Lowe, G. & Johnson, BE., 1993, In : Photochemistry and Photobiology. 58, p. 643 - 647 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Control of beta-Branching in Kalimantacin Biosynthesis: Application of 13C NMR to Polyketide Programming

Walker, P., Williams, C., Weir, A., Wang, L., Crosby, J., Race, P., Simpson, T., Willis, C. & Crump, M., 2 Sep 2019, In : Angewandte Chemie. 131, 36, p. 12576-12580 5 p.

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Dissecting the Component Reactions Catalysed by the Actinorhodin Minimal Polyketide Synthase

Beltran-Alvarez, P., Cox, RJ., Crosby, J. & Simpson, TJ., Nov 2007, In : Biochemistry. 46(50), p. 14672 - 14681 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

27 Citations (Scopus)

Endogenous β-carbolines as clonidine displacing substances

Robinson, ESJ., Anderson, NJ., Crosby, J., Nutt, DJ. & Hudson, AL., 2003, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1099, p. 157 - 166 15 p.

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41 Citations (Scopus)

Exploring protein interactions on a minimal type II polyketide synthase using a yeast two-hybrid system

Castaldo, G., Crosby, J. & Long, PF., 28 Feb 2005, In : Food Technology & Biotechnology. 43(2), p. 109 - 112 4 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

First in vitro directed biosynthesis of new compounds by a minimal type II polyketide synthase: evidence for the mechanism of chain length determination

Nicholson, TP., Winfield, CJ., Westcott, J., Crosby, J., Simpson, TJ. & Cox, RJ., Mar 2003, In : Chemical Communications. 6, p. 686 - 687 2 p.

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30 Citations (Scopus)

High performance liquid chromatography/electrospray tandem mass spectrometry of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Crosby, J., Brereton, RG. & Airiau, C., Jan 2001, In : Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 15(2), p. 135 - 140 5 p.

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Identification of Differential Protein Binding Affinities in an Atropisomeric Pharmaceutical Compound by Noncovalent Mass Spectrometry, Equilibrium Dialysis, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Maple, H. J., Garlish, R. A., Whitcombe, I., Hold, A., Prosser, C. E., Ford, D., Mackenzie, H., Crosby, J., Porter, J., Taylor, R. J., Crump, M. P. & Crump, M. P., 18 Jun 2013, In : Analytical Chemistry. 85, 12, p. 5958–5964 7 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

In vivo Mutational Analysis of the Mupirocin Gene Cluster Reveals Labile Points in the Biosynthetic Pathway: the 'Leaky Hosepipe' Mechanism

Wu, J., Hothersall, J., Mazzetti, C., O'Connell, Y., Shields, J. A., Rahman, A. S., Cox, R. J., Crosby, J., Simpson, T. J., Thomas, C. M. & Willis, C. L., Jun 2008, In : ChemBioChem. 9 , 9, p. 1500 - 1508 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

29 Citations (Scopus)

Isomerization of urocanic acid after ultraviolet radiation is influenced by skin pigmentation

Olivarius, FD., Wulf, HC., Crosby, J. & Norval, M., 1999, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 48, p. 42 - 47

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Kinetic and Mechanistic Analysis of the Malonyl CoA:ACP Transacylase from Streptomyces coelicolor Indicates a Single Catalytically Competent Serine Nucleophile at the Active Site

Szafranska, AE., Hitchman, TS., Cox, RJ., Crosby, J. & Simpson, TJ., Feb 2002, In : Biochemistry. 41 (5), p. 1421 - 1427 7 p.

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37 Citations (Scopus)

Manipulation of quorum sensing regulation in Pseudomonas fluorescens NCIMB 10586 to increase mupirocin production

Hothersall, J., Murphy, A. C., Iqbal, Z., Campbell, G., Stephens, E. R., Wu, J., Cooper, H., Atkinson, S., Williams, P., Crosby, J., Willis, C. L., Cox, R. J., Simpson, T. J. & Thomas, C. M., May 2011, In : Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 90, 3, p. 1017-1026 10 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Mupirocin H, a novel metabolite isolated from mutation of the HMG-GoA synthase analogue, mupH in Pseudomonas fluorescens

Wu, J., Cooper, SM., Cox, RJ., Crosby, J., Crump, MP., Hothersall, J., Simpson, TJ., Thomas, CM. & Willis, CL., Feb 2007, In : Chemical Communications. 20, p. 2040 - 2042 3 p.

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33 Citations (Scopus)

Mupirocin W, a novel pseudomonic acid produced by targeted mutation of the mupirocin biosynthetic gene cluster

Cooper, SM., Cox, RJ., Crosby, J., Crump, MP., Hothersall, J., Laosripaiboon, W., Simpson, TJ. & Thomas, CM., Mar 2005, In : Chemical Communications. (9), p. 1179 - 1181 3 p.

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28 Citations (Scopus)

Mutational analysis reveals that all tailoring region genes are required for production of polyketide antibiotic mupirocin by Pseudomonas fluorescens: Pseudomic acid B biosynthesis precedes pseudomonic acid A

Hothersall, J., Wu, J., Rahman, AS., Shields, JA., Haddock, J., Johnson, N., Cooper, SM., Stephens, ER., Cox, RJ., Crosby, J., Willis, CL., Simpson, TJ. & Thomas, CM., May 2007, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 282, 21, p. 15451 - 15461 11 p.

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27 Citations (Scopus)

Oxidative Addition, Transmetalation, and Reductive Elimination at a 2,2′-Bipyridyl-Ligated Gold Center

Harper, M. J., Arthur, C. J., Crosby, J., Emmett, E. J., Falconer, R. L., Fensham-Smith, A. J., Gates, P. J., Leman, T., McGrady, J. E., Bower, J. F. & Russell, C. A., 28 Mar 2018, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 140, 12, p. 4440-4445 6 p.

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38 Citations (Scopus)
283 Downloads (Pure)

Phosphopantetheinylation and Specificity of Acyl Carrier Proteins in the Mupirocin Biosynthetic Cluster

Shields, JA., Rahman, AS., Arthur, CJ., Crosby, J., Hothersall, J., Simpson, TJ. & Thomas, CM., 2010, In : ChemBioChem. 11, p. 148 - 255

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10 Citations (Scopus)

Polyketide synthase acyl carrier proteins from Streptomyces:expression in Escherischia coli, purification and partial characterisation

Crosby, J., Sherman, DH., Bibb, M., Simpson, TJ. & Hopwood, DA., 1995, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Protein Structure and Molecular Enzymology. 1251, p. 32 - 40 8 p.

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56 Citations (Scopus)

Preliminary kinetic analysis of acyl carrier protein-ketoacylsynthase interactions in the actinorhodin minimal polyketide synthase

Beltran-Alvarez, P., Arthur, C. J., Cox, R. J., Crosby, J., Crump, M. P. & Simpson, T. J., 2009, In : Molecular bioSystems. 5, 5, p. 511-518 8 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Probing the interactions of early polyketide intermediates with the actinorhodin ACP from S. coelicolor A3(2)

Evans, SE., Williams, C., Arthur, CJ., Ploskon, E., Crosby, J., Cox, RJ., Willis, CL., Simpson, TJ. & Crump, MP., 2009, In : Journal of Molecular Biology. 389, p. 511 - 528

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41 Citations (Scopus)

Proposed Arrangement of Proteins Forming a Bacterial Type II Polyketide Synthase

Castaldo, G., Zucko, J., Heidelberger, S., Vujaklija, D., Hranueli, D., Cullum, J., Wattana-Amorn, P., Crump, MP., Crosby, J. & Long, PF., 2008, In : Chemistry & Biology. 15, p. 1156 - 1165

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Reclassification of the specialized metabolite producer Pseudomonas mesoacidophila ATCC 31433 as a member of the Burkholderia cepacia complex

Loveridge, E. J., Jones, C., Bull, M. J., Moody, S. C., Kahl, M. W., Khan, Z., Neilson, L., Tomeva, M., Adams, S. E., Wood, A. C., Rodriguez-Martin, D., Pinel, I., Parkhill, J., Mahenthiralingam, E. & Crosby, J., 1 Jul 2017, In : Journal of Bacteriology. 199, 13, e00125-17.

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12 Citations (Scopus)
254 Downloads (Pure)

Recognition of extended linear and cyclised polyketide mimics by a Type II acyl carrier protein

Dong, X., Bailey, C., Williams, C., Crosby, J., Simpson, T., Willis, C. & Crump, M., 1 Mar 2016, In : Chemical Science. 7, 3, p. 1779-1785 7 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
293 Downloads (Pure)

Recognition of intermediate functionality by acyl carrier protein over a complete cycle of fatty acid biosynthesis

Ploskon, E., Arthur, CJ., Kanari, AL., Wattana-amorn, P., Williams, C., Crosby, J., Simpson, TJ., Willis, CL. & Crump, MP., 2010, In : Chemistry & Biology. 17, p. 776 - 785

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31 Citations (Scopus)

Robust and catalytically active mono- and bis-palladium complexes of the 'Trost modular ligand'

Butts, CP., Crosby, J., Lloyd-Jones, GC. & Stephen, SC., 1999, In : Chemical Communications. 1999, p. 1707 - 1708

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Seasonal variation in urocanic acid isomers in human skin

Olivarius, FD., Wulf, HC., Crosby, J. & Norval, M., 1997, In : Photochem. Photobiol. 66, p. 119 - 123

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Self-malonylation is an intrinsic property of a chemically synthesized type II polyketide synthase acyl carrier protein

Arthur, CJ., Szafranska, A., Evans, SE., Findlow, SC., Burston, SG., Owen, P., Clark-Lewis, I., Simpson, TJ., Crosby, J. & Crump, MP., Nov 2005, In : Biochemistry. 44 (46), p. 15414 - 15421 8 p.

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31 Citations (Scopus)

Shift to Pseudomonic Acid B Production in Pseudomonas fluorescens NCIMB10586 by Mutation of Mupirocin Tailoring Genes mupO, mupU, mupV and macpE

Cooper, SM., Laosripaiboon, W., Rahman, AS., Hothersall, J., El-Sayed, AK., Winfield, CJ., Crosby, J., Cox, RJ., Simpson, TJ. & Thomas, CM., Jul 2005, In : Chem. Biol. 12(7), p. 825 - 833 8 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Solid Phase Synthesis of 4-Hydroxycinnamic Acid and its Derivatives for Potential Use in Combinatorial Chemistry: A Novel Route for the Synthesis of 4-Hydroxycinnamoyl Coenzyme A and NMDA Receptor Antagonists

Mcintyre, BG., Martinez Bermejo, F., Srivastava, SK., Husbands, SM., Simpson, TJ., Crosby, J. & Lewis, JW., 2001, In : Combinatorial Chemistry and High Throughput Screening. 4, p. 111 - 114

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

1 Citation (Scopus)

Solution structure and dynamics of Oxytetracycline polyketide synthase ACP from S. rimosus

Simpson, TJ., Crosby, J., Crump, MP., Findlow, IS. & Winsor, C., May 2003, In : Biochemistry. 42, p. 8423 - 8433 11 p.

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Solution Structure of an Acyl Carrier Protein Domain from a Fungal Type I Polyketide Synthase

Wattana-Amorn, P., Williams, C., Płoskoń, E., Cox, RJ., Simpson, TJ., Crosby, J. & Crump, MP., Mar 2010, In : Biochemistry. 49, p. 2186 - 2193 8 p.

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26 Citations (Scopus)

Solution structure of the actinorhodin polyketide synthase acyl carrier protein from Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2)

Crump, MP., Crosby, J., Dempsey, CE., Parkinson, JA., Murray, M., Hopwood, DA. & Simpson, TJ., 1997, In : Biochemistry. 36, p. 6000 - 6008

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136 Citations (Scopus)