This is the home page for the research group of Athel Cornish-Bowden and María Luz Cárdenas at the CNRS in Marseilles, now part of the group on Extremophile Metabolism directed by Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni.
The 4th edition of Athel Cornish-Bowden (2012) Fundamentals of Enzyme Kinetics
was published by Wiley–Blackwell on 25th January 2012. Details of the changes in the new edition may be found
on another page.
A new and extensively revised edition of Athel Cornish-Bowden (1995) The Pursuit of Perfection was published in May 2016, by Garland Science, New York & London, under a new title: Biochemical Evolution: the Pursuit of Perfection. More information can be found here.
Our recent publications are listed below. Complete publication lists are also available, arranged either by year of publication or under various broad headings, as follows:
A list of our most highly cited publications may be found on another page.
Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 31 chemin Joseph-Aiguier, B.P. 71, 13402 Marseille Cedex 20, France
The laboratory Bioénergétique et Ingénierie des Protéines (BIP, CNRS UMR 7281) is a Unité Mixte de Recherche of the CNRS and Aix-Marseille Université. It is directed by Dr Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni and is a component unit of the Groupe de Laboratoires de Marseille du CNRS (Marseilles Group of CNRS Laboratories).
A separate web page gives suggestions on how to reach the CNRS.
Complete lists may be found here (AJCB) or here (MLC). This list includes only articles in press or recently published. Links to the corresponding entries in the full lists are given in square brackets. There is also a (very long) complete list, organized according to date of publication.
PDF files of most papers published in journals are directly linked from this page, as indicated with the symbol . Some other PDF files (marked with the symbol ) are available on request to email@example.com. If a symbol is given it is a link to the publisher’s site.
D. Ranava, C. Backes, G. Karthikeyan, O. Ouari,
A. Soric, M. Guiral, M. L. Cárdenas & M. T.
Metabolic exchange and energetic coupling between nutritionally
stressed bacterial species: role of quorum-sensing molecules
mBio 12 e02758-20.
A. Cornish-Bowden (2021)
Zacharias Dische and the discovery of feedback inhibition: a landmark paper published in the forerunner of Biochimie
Biochimie 182, 1–11
A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2020)
Contrasting theories of life: historical context, current theories. In search of an ideal theory
BioSystems 188, 104063
C. Mariscal, A. Barahona, N. Aubert-Kato, A. U. Aydinoglu, S. Bartlett, M. L. Cárdenas, K. Chandru, C. Cleland, B. T. Cocanougher, N. Comfort, A. Cornish-Bowden, T. Deacon, T. Froese, D. Giovannelli, J. Hernlund, P. Hut, J. Kimura, M.-C. Maurel, N.
Merino, A. Moreno, M. Nakagawa, J. Peretó, N. Virgo, O. Witkowski, & H. J. Cleaves II
Hidden Concepts in the History and Philosophy of Origins-of-Life Studies: A Workshop Report
Orig. Life Evol. Biosph.
M. L. Cárdenas, S. Benomar & A. Cornish-Bowden (2018)
Rosennean complexity and its relevance to ecology
[Mulitienzyme systems (MLC), Mu48 and
Life (AJCB), J23]
N. Swainston, A. Baici, B. M. Bakker, A. Cornish-Bowden, P. F. Fitzpatrick, P. Halling, T. S. Leyh, C. O'Donovan, F. M. Raushel, J. M. Rohwer, S. Schnell, D. Schomburg, K. F. Tipton, M.-D. Tsai, H. V. Westerhoff, U. Wittig, R. Wohlgemuth & C. Kettner
STRENDA DB: enabling the validation and sharing of enzyme kinetics data: enabling the validation and sharing of enzyme kinetics data
Overview of the 3rd Conference on Aneuploidy and Cancer in
Berkeley, CA USA in 2017
Mol. Cytogen.10 (supplement 2), 77-80
Enthalpy–entropy compensation and the isokinetic temperature in enzyme catalysis
42, pp. 665–670
A. Cornish-Bowden & M. L. Cárdenas (2017)
Life before LUCA
J. Theor. Biol.
[Mulitienzyme systems (MLC), Mu49 and
Life (AJCB), J23]
A. Bocedi, R. Fabrini, M. Lo Bello, A. M. Caccuri, G. Federici, B. Mannervik, A. Cornish-Bowden & G. Ricci (2016)
Evolution of negative cooperativity in glutathione transferase enabled preservation of enzyme function
J. Biol. Chem.
[Other enzymes, F9.
See also Multienzyme systems, Hf8 and
Ligand binding, B7]
M. L. Cárdenas (2016)
Profesor Giorgio Semenza (1928–2016)
SEBBM No. 188, 88–49
A. Cornish-Bowden (2016) Biochemical Evolution: the Pursuit of Perfection Garland Science (263 pp.) New York & London [See also the first edition] [Life, J19]
Athel Cornish-Bowden (1995) Analysis of Enzyme Kinetic Data, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
María Luz Cárdenas (1995) "Glucokinase": its Regulation and Role in Liver Metabolism, R. G. Landes, Austin, Texas
Athel Cornish-Bowden, ed. (1997) New Beer in an Old Bottle: Eduard Buchner and the Growth of Biochemical Knowledge, Universitat de València, Valencia
Athel Cornish-Bowden (1999) Basic Mathematics for Biochemists (2nd edn.), Oxford University Press, Oxford
Athel Cornish-Bowden & María Luz Cárdenas (2000) Technological and Medical Implications of Metabolic Control Analysis, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Athel Cornish-Bowden (2004) The Pursuit of Perfection Oxford University Press, Oxford
Athel Cornish-Bowden, Marc Jamin & Valdur Saks (2005) Cinétique Enzymatique (in French), EDP Sciences, Paris
Athel Cornish-Bowden (2012) Fundamentals of Enzyme Kinetics (4th edn.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
Athel Cornish-Bowden (2016) Biochemical Evolution: the Pursuit of Perfection, Garland Science, New York
Each of us has an Erdős number of 3, based on the following chain:
A. Cornish-Bowden, M. L. Cárdenas, J.-C. Letelier, J. Soto-Andrade and F. Guíñez Abarzúa (2004) "Understanding the parts in terms of the whole" Biology of the Cell 96, 713–717
Wen-Ch'ing Winnie Li and J. Soto-Andrade (1983) "Barnes' identities and representations of GL (2). I. Finite field case" Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik 344, 171–179
S. A. Burr, P. Erdos, R. L. Graham and W. Li (1996) "Complete sequences of sets of integer powers" Acta Arithmetica 77, 133–138
General information on metabolic control analysis.
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