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Brad L Reuhs

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Associate Professor Food Science


Polysaccharide structures. Plant cell wall analysis. Bacterial cell wall analysis. Extraction and purification of acidic polysaccharides from cell walls of plants and bacteria. Pectin analysis. Capsule, gum, and lipopolysaccharide analysis. Application of HPLC, GC-MS, and NMR in structural studies of carbohydrates and polysaccharides. Role of polysaccharides in bacteria-legume symbiosis. Detection of bacteria in plant roots.

Selected Publications

Simsek, S., Wood, K., & Reuhs, B. L. (2013). Structural analysis of succinoglycan oligosaccharides from Sinorhizobium meliloti strains with different host compatibility phenotypes. J Bacteriol., 195, 2032-8.

Mahmood, F., Hakimiyan, A., Jayaraman, V., Wood, S., Sivaramakrishnan, G., Rehman, T., . . . Shafikhani, S. H. (2013). A novel human antimicrobial factor targets Pseudomonas aeruginosa through its type III secretion system. J Med Microbiol., 62, 531-9.

Lee, B. H., Yan, L., Phillips, R. J., Reuhs, B. L., Jones, K., Rose, D. R., . . . Hamaker, B. R. (2013). Enzyme-synthesized highly branched maltodextrins have slow glucose generation at the mucosal α-glucosidase level and are slowly digestible in vivo. PLoS One, 8.

Deering, A., Pruitt, R., Mauer, L. J., & Reuhs, B. L. (in press). Examination of the Internalization of Salmonella serovar Typhimurium in Peanut, Arachis hypogaea, using Immunocytochemical Techniques. Food Research International.

Davis, R., Deering, A., Burgula, Y., Mauer, L. J., & Reuhs, B. L. (in press). Differentiation of live, dead, and treated cells of E. coli O157:H7 using FT-IR spectroscopy. J. Appl. Microbiol..

Zhang, Y., Simsek, S., Campanella, O., Ohm, J. B., Chang, H., Reuhs, B. L., & Mergoum, M. (2011). Rheological changes in refrigerated dough during storage in relation to proteins. J. Food Process Engineering, 34, 639-656.

Deering, A., Pruitt, R., Mauer, L. J., & Reuhs, B. L. (2011). Identification of the Cellular Location of Internalized Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Mung Bean, Vigna radiata, using Immunocytochemical Techniques. Journal of Food Protection, 74, 1224-1230.

Simsek, S., Mert, B., Campanella, O., & Reuhs, B. L. (2009). Chemical and rheological properties of bacterial succinoglycans (gums) with distinct structural characteristics.. Carbohydrate Polymers, 76, 320-324.

Simsek, S., Ojanen-Reuhs, T., Marie, C., & Reuhs, B. L. (2009). An apigenin-induced decrease in K-antigen production by Sinorhizobium sp. NGR234 is y4gM- and nodD1-dependent.. Carbohydrate Research, 344, 1947-1950.

Perry, L., SanMiguel, P., Minocha, U., Terehkov, A. I., Shroyer, M., Farris, L. A., . . . Applegate, B. M. (2009). Sequence analyses of Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteriophage FV10 and identification of a phage-encoded immunity protein that modifies the O157 antigen.. FEMS Microbiol. Letters., 292, 182-186.