Publications


Noemí González, Jaime Rodríguez, Russell G. Kerr and Carlos Jiménez.  Cyclobutenbriarein A, the First Diterpene with a Tricyclo[8.4.0.03,6]tetradec-4-ene Ring System from the Gorgonian Briareum asbestiniumJ. Org. Chem.  In press. 

Renee S. Thornton and Russell G. Kerr.  Induction of Pseudopterosin Biosynthesis in the Gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia elisabethaeJ. Chem. Ecol.  In press. 

Jinghai Wen and Russell Kerr.  Purification and Characterization of the Fatty Acid Synthase from Bugula neritina. Comp. Biochem. and Physiol. Part B, 128, 445-450 (2001). 

Russell Kerr, Amber C. Kohl and Jennifer M. Boehnlein.  Bioactive Compounds from Bryozoans in Recent Advances in Marine Biotechnology.  Volume 6.  Bio-organic Compounds: Chemistry and Biomedical Applications.  Science Publishers, Inc.  2001. 

Amber Coleman and Russell Kerr.  Radioactivity-guided Isolation and Characterization of the Bicyclic Pseudopterosin Diterpene Cyclase Product from Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae Tetrahedron56, 9569-9574 (2000).

Shanti Jeedigunta, Joann Krenisky and Russell Kerr.  Diketopiperazines as advanced intermediates in the biosynthesis of ecteinascidins.  Tetrahedron 56, 3303-3307 (2000).

Athar Ata and Russell Kerr.  Elisabethamine: a new diterpene alkaloid from Pseudopterogorgia elisabethaeTetrahedron Letters 41, 5821-5825 (2000).

Samina Naz, Russell Kerr and Ramaswamy Narayanan.  New antiproliferative epoxysterols from Pseudopterogorgia americana Tetrahedron Letters 41, 6035-6040 (2000).

Athar Ata and Russell Kerr. Athar Ata and Russell Kerr.  12-Acetoxypseudopterolide: A New Diterpene from Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae. Heterocycles, 53, 717 (2000).

Amber C. Coleman, Laura Mydlarz and Russell Kerr.  In Vivo and In Vitro Investigations into the Biosynthetic Relatedness of the Pseudopterosins. Organic Letters, 1, 2173-2175 (1999).

Paul Andrade, Robin Willoughby, Shirley Pomponi and Russell Kerr.  Biosynthetic Studies of the Alkaloid, Stevensine, in a Cell Culture of the Marine Sponge Teichaxinella morchella Tetrahedron Letters, 40, 4775-4778 (1999).

Russell Kerr, Richard Vicchiarelli and Stacey Kerr.  Identification and biosynthetic origins of sterols in the marine bryozoan Bugula neritina.  J. Nat. Prod. 62, 468-470, (1999). 

Russell Kerr and Kathleen Kelly.  An enzyme-based formaldehyde assay and its utility in a sponge sterol biosynthetic pathway.  J. Nat. Prod. 62, 201-202, (1999).

Jens Knauer, Russell G. Kerr, David Lindley and Paul C. Southgate.  Sterol Metabolism of Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas) Spat. Comp. Biochem. and Physiol.,119B, 81 - 84 (1998).

Russell Kerr, Cathy Foss, Shigeki Matsunaga and Nobohiro Fusetani.  Isolation and structure elucidation of epipolasterol and 22,23 dihydroepipolasterol from the marine sponge Epipolasis sp.  Comp. Biochem. and Physiol.,117B, 5651-563 (1997). 

Russell Kerr and Lesbeth Rodriguez.  A chemoenzymatic production of 9(11)-secosteroids using and enzyme preparation of the gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia americana.  In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology 33, 20A (1997). 

Russell Kerr, Lesbeth Rodriguez and Jaelle Kellman.  A chemoenzymatic synthesis of 9(11)-secosteroids using an enzyme extract of the marine gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia americana., Tetrahedron Letters. 37, 8301 (1996).

Russell Kerr, Joseph Lawry and Kim Gush.  In vitro biosynthetic studies of the bryostatins, anti-cancer agents from the marine bryozoan Bugula neritina., Tetrahedron Letters. 37, 8305 (1996).

Xueshu Zhang, Ruiwen Zhang, Hui Zhao, Hongying Cai, Kimberly Gush, Russell Kerr, George Pettit and Andrew Kraft.  Preclinical Pharmacology of the Natural Product Anticancer Agent Bryostatin 1, an Activator of Protein Kinase C. Cancer Research 56, 802 (1996).

Russell Kerr and Neil Miranda.  Biosynthetic studies of ecteinascidins in the marine tunicate Ecteinascidia turbinata J. Nat. Prod. 58, 1618 (1995). 

Russell Kerr, Kathleen Kelly and Aaron Schulman.  A novel biosynthetic route to pregnanes in the marine sponge Amphimedon compressaJ. Nat. Prod. 58, 1077 (1995). 

Russell Kerr and Zhengjian Chen.  In vivo  and in vitro biosynthesis of saponins in Sea Cucumbers (Holothuroidea).  J. Nat. Prod. 58, 172 (1995).

Russell Kerr and Michelle Kelly-Borges.  Biochemical and morphological heterogeneity in the Caribbean sponge Xestospongia muta.  Sponges in Time and Space, Proc. Int. Porifera Congress, 4th 65-73 (1994).

R.G. Kerr and P. Southgate; Isolation of gorgosterol from symbiont-free giant clam eggs and larvae. Comp. Biochem. and Physiol 104B, 707 (1993).

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