Listeria monocytogenes requires cellular respiration for NAD+ regeneration and pathogenesis. Rivera-Lugo R,* Deng D,* Anaya-Sanchez A, Tejedor-Sanz S, Tang E, Reyes Ruiz V, Smith HB, Titov DV, Sauer J-D, Skaar EP, Ajo-Franklin CM, Portnoy DA, Light SH. eLife. 2022. (*Co-authors)

Post-translational flavinylation is associated with diverse extracytosolic redox functionalities throughout bacterial life. Méheust R,* Huang S,* Rivera-Lugo R, Banfield JF, Light SH. eLife. 2021. (*Co-authors)

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Extracellular electron transfer powers flavinylated extracellular reductases in Gram-positive bacteria. Light SH, Méheust R, Ferrell JL, Cho J, Deng D, Agostoni M, Iavarone AT, Banfield JF, D’Orazio SEF, Portnoy DA. PNAS. 2019.

A flavin-based extracellular electron transfer mechanism in diverse Gram-positive bacteria. Light SH, Su L, Rivera-Lugo R, Cornejo JA, Louie A, Iavarone AT, Ajo-Franklin CM, Portnoy DA. Nature. 2018.

Transferase Versus Hydrolase: The Role of Conformational Flexibility in Reaction Specificity. Light SH, Cahoon LA, Mahasenan KV, Lee M, Boggess B, Halavaty AS, Mobashery S, Freitag NE, Anderson WF. Structure. 2017.

Structure to function of an α-glucan metabolic pathway that promotes Listeria monocytogenes pathogenesis.  Light SH, Cahoon LA, Halavaty AS, Freitag NE, Anderson WF. Nature Microbiology. 2016.

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