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Dr. Weeks appointed the Harold A. Myers Professor in the Basic Sciences

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Dr. Daniel Weeks has been appointed as the Dr. Harold A. Myers Professor in the Basic Sciences. This three year professorship, effective August 1, 2018, was established to support a PhD faculty member who exhibits exemplary skill and passion for the teaching of medical students and who is a leader in understanding and developing new methods of medical education. This well-deserved honor is a testament to Dr. Week’s outstanding commitment and dedication to the education of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Five Undergraduate Students Awarded 2018 Rex Montgomery Scholarships

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

The 2018 Rex Montgomery Scholarships were award to:

  • Jesse Cochran, Dr. Dale Abel’s laboratory;
  • Abinav Jyotis, Dr. Krystal Parker’s laboratory;
  • Ariel Kopel, Dr. Sheila Baker’s laboratory;
  • Brianna Lupo, Dr. Catherine Musselman’s laboratory; and
  • Johnathan Melvin.

Rex Montgomery Scholarships recognize undergraduate students for their outstanding academic record and commitment to research. This scholarship was established by the late Dr. Rex Montgomery, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry. Dr. Montgomery began his career at the University of Iowa in 1955, and was admired for his impact as a researcher, teacher and mentor. Dr. Montgomery was an internationally recognized carbohydrate biochemist and textbook author. While on the faculty, he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Medicine, the Vice President of Research for the University and was the founding director of the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program. Dr. Montgomery retired in 2005 after more than 50 years on the faculty.

Michael Schnieders receives 2018 Scholar Advocate Award

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Dr. Michael Schnieders is the recipient of the 2018 Scholar Advocate Award. The University of Iowa Honors Program created this recognition in 2015 to acknowledge the critical role faculty and professional staff play in the cultivation and preparation of competitive applicants for national scholarships and fellowships. Dr. Schnieders is a a lively advocate whose personal experience with honors education and the fellowships process fuels an authentic and intentional investment in developing scholars at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Schnieders will be recognized with a monetary award and engraved memento at the Honors Recognition Ceremony held in April.

Marc Wold receives 2018 Honors Advising Award

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Dr. Marc Wold is the recipient of the 2018 Honors Advising Award. The University of Iowa Honors Program recognizes one advisor each year who distinguish themselves in advising honors students. Dr. Wold is a thoughtful advocate for honors education who demonstrates an authentic and intentional investment in developing scholars at the undergraduate level. Dr. Wold will be recognized with a monetary award and engraved memento at the Honors Recognition Ceremony held in April.

Dr. Schnieders receives NSF CAREER Award

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Dr. Michael Schnieders has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his project entitled “CAREER: Chemical Theory for the Protein Crystal Folding Problem.” Organic molecular crystals play an important role in a range of fields including chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, pharmacology, and engineering. One everyday example of organic molecular crystals are pharmaceutical tablets, which are typically formulated to optimize properties such as shelf-life (i.e. thermal stability) and solubility (i.e. dissolution upon ingestion). A perhaps less appreciated role of organic crystals has been their pivotal impact in understanding the structure and function of biomolecules (i.e. proteins) via X-ray crystallography experiments.

Whereas drug molecules typically consist of only a few dozen atoms, proteins generally consist of thousands of atoms whose packing (i.e. 3-dimensional arrangement) is described by a process called “protein folding”. A driving force behind the folding of proteins is the hydrophobic effect, which is also responsible for the commonly observed tendency of oil and water to separate. The work in Dr. Schnieder’s group focuses on the rigorous incorporation of all forces that contribute to protein folding into efficient algorithms for the computational prediction of peptide and protein crystal structures (polymorphs).

The approach combines advanced models of molecular interactions commonly used to predict small molecule crystal polymorphs with sophisticated molecular dynamics sampling algorithms needed to describe protein folding. The impact of this project will be to expand the boundaries of the crystal structure prediction (CSP) field beyond small organic molecules (i.e. dozens of atoms) to include peptides and proteins (i.e. hundreds or thousands of atoms).

Adam Rauckhorst receives ADA grant

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Dr. Adam Rauckhorst, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Taylor Laboratory, received a new American Diabetes Association (ADA) grant entitled “Regulation of hepatic glucose metabolism by a candidate mitochondrial glutamine carrier.” The goal of this proposal is to use novel genetically engineered mice harboring a liver specific deletion of the mitochondrial glutamine carrier (QC1) to study its function during the progression of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D).  Successful completion of the proposed research will generate new knowledge on the function of QC1 and its role in hyperglycemia during T2D.

Dr. Price receives NIH MIRA grant

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Dr. David Price received a five-year $2.9 million NIH R35 MIRA grant beginning in April 2018. His project entitled “RNA Polymerase II Elongation Control” will allow Dr. Price to continue projects aimed at understand basic mechanisms of RNA polymerase II transcription and how transcription interfaces with chromatin and DNA replication.

Dr. Andrew Norris receives new NIH R01

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Dr. Andrew Norris, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry, received a new NIH R01 in collaboration with Dr. John Engelhart, Professor and Chair of Anatomy & Cell Biology, entitled “Splanchno-Hormonal Mechanisms of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes.” For unclear reasons most people who have cystic fibrosis will develop diabetes by middle age, placing them at much higher risk of lung failure and death. Drs. Norris and Engelhardt’s data suggest that low levels of a hormone called pancreatic polypeptide (PP) raises diabetes risk in patients with cystic fibrosis. This study aims to understand why PP is low in cystic fibrosis and to apply this knowledge to develop new therapies for diabetes in cystic fibrosis patients.  PP-based therapies may have potential to treat other types of diabetes as well.

2017 Faculty Publications

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The Department’s 2017 publications are now in print and mostly available online.

E. Dale Abel

Pereira RO, Tadinada SM, Zasadny FM, Oliveira KJ, Pires KM, Olvera A, Jeffers J, Souvenir R, Mcglauflin R, Seei A, Funari T, Sesaki H, Potthoff MJ, Adams CM, Anderson EJ, Abel ED. (2017) OPA1 deficiency promotes secretion of FGF21 from muscle that prevents obesity and insulin resistance. EMBO Journal. 36(14):2126-2145.

Rines AK, Chang HC, Wu R, Sato T, Khechaduri A, Kouzu H, Shapiro J, Shang M, Burke MA, Jiang X, Chen C, Rawlings TA, Lopaschuk GD, Schumacker PT, Abel ED, Ardehali H. (2017) Snf1-related kinase improves cardiac mitochondrial efficiency and decreases mitochondrial uncoupling. Nature communications. 8:14095.

Zhang Y, Xie L, Gunasekar SK, Tong D, Mishra A, Gibson WJ, Wang C, Fidler T, Marthaler B, Klingelhutz A, Abel ED, Samuel I, Smith JK, Cao L, Sah R. (2017) SWELL1 is a regulator of adipocyte size, insulin signalling and glucose homeostasis. Nature Cell Biology. 19(5):504-517.

Park SJ, Gavrilova O, Brown AL, Soto JE, Bremner S, Kim J, Xu X, Yang S, Um JH, Koch LG, Britton SL, Lieber RL, Philp A, Baar K, Kohama SG, Abel ED, Kim MK, Chung JH. (2017) DNA-PK Promotes the Mitochondrial, Metabolic, and Physical Decline that Occurs During Aging. Cell Metabolism. 25(5):1135-1146.e7.

Fidler TP, Middleton E, Rowley JW, Boudreau LH, Campbell RA, Souvenir R, Funari T, Tessandier N, Boilard E, Weyrich AS, Abel ED. (2017) Glucose Transporter 3 Potentiates Degranulation and Is Required for Platelet Activation, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 37(9):1628-1639.

Fidler TP, Campbell RA, Funari T, Dunne N, Balderas Angeles E, Middleton EA, Chaudhuri D, Weyrch AS, Abel ED. (2017) Deletion of GLUT1 and GLUT3 Reveals Multiple Roles for Glucose Metabolism in Platelet and Megakaryocyte Function. Cell Reports. 20(4):881-894.

Wende AR, Kim J, Holland W, Wayment BE, O’Neill BT, Tuinei J, Brahma MK, Pepin ME, McCrory MA, Luptak I, Halade GV, Litwin SE, Abel ED. (2017) Glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) deficient hearts develop maladaptive hypertrophy in response to physiologic or pathologic stresses., American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology.

Steinhorn B, Sartoretto JL, Sorrentino A, Romero N, Kalwa H, Abel ED, Michel T. (2017) Insulin-dependent metabolic and inotropic responses in the heart are modulated by hydrogen peroxide from NADPH-oxidase isoforms NOX2 and NOX4. Free radical biology & medicine. 113:16-25.

Tsushima K, Bugger H, Wende AR, Soto J, Jenson GA, Tor AR, McGlauflin R, Kenny HC, Zhang Y, Souvenir R, Hu XX, Black CL, Pereira RO, Lira VA, Spitzer K, Sharp TL, Shoghi KI, Sparagna GC, Rog-Zielinska EA, Kohl P, Khalimonchuk O, Schaffer JE, Abel ED. (2017) Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species in Lipotoxic Hearts Induces Post-Translational Modifications of AKAP121, DRP1 and OPA1 That Promote Mitochondrial Fission. Circulation research.

Pires KM, Buffolo M, Schaaf C, David Symons J, Cox J, Abel ED, Selzman CH, Boudina S. (2018) Activation of IGF-1 receptors and Akt signaling by systemic hyperinsulinemia contributes to cardiac hypertrophy but does not regulate cardiac autophagy in obese diabetic mice. Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology. 113:39-50.

Nabeebaccus AA, Zoccarato A, Hafstad AD, Santos CX, Aasum E, Brewer AC, Zhang M, Beretta M, Yin X, West JA, Schröder K, Griffin JL, Eykyn TR, Abel ED, Mayr M, Shah AM. (2017) Nox4 reprograms cardiac substrate metabolism via protein O-GlcNAcylation to enhance stress adaptation. JCI insight. 2(24).

Ted Abel

G Kronberg, M Bridi, T Abel, M Bikson, LC Parra. (2017)  Direct current stimulation modulates LTP and LTD: activity dependence and dendritic effects. Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation, 10:1, 51-85.

G Kronberg, M Bridi, T Abel, LC Parra. (2017) Electric Fields Boost LTP in Vitro. Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation, 10:1, e14-e15.

JC Kreutzmann, JC Tudor, CC Angelakos, T Abel. (2017) The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Molecular Mechanisms of Memory Consolidation in Rodents. Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Consolidation, 75-85.

AJ Park, R Havekes, X Fu, R Hansen, JC Tudor, L Peixoto, Z Li, YC Wu, SG Poplawski, JM Baraban, T Abel (2017) Learning induces the translin/trax RNase complex to express activin receptors for persistent memory. Life, 6.

H Schoch, AS Kreibich, SL Ferri, RS White, D Bohorquez, A Banerjee, RG Port, HC Dow, L Cordero, AA Pallathra, H Kim, H Li, WB Biker, S Hirano, RT Schultz, K Borgmann-Winter, CG Hahn, D Feldmeyer, GC Carlson, T Abel, ES Brodkin. (2017) Sociability deficits and altered amygdala circuits in mice lacking Pcdh10, an autism associated gene. Biological psychiatry 81 (3), 193-202.

V Luczak, KT Blackwell, T Abel, JA Girault, N Gervasi. (2017) Dendritic diameter influences the rate and magnitude of hippocampal cAMP and PKA transients during β-adrenergic receptor activation. Neurobiology of learning and memory 138, 10-20.

CC Angelakos, AJ Watson, WT O’Brien, KS Krainock, T Nickl‐Jockschat, T Abel. (2017) Hyperactivity and male‐specific sleep deficits in the 16p11. 2 deletion mouse model of autism. Autism Research 10 (4), 572-584.

A Günther, V Luczak, T Abel, A Baumann. (2017) Caspase-3 and GFAP as early markers for apoptosis and astrogliosis in shRNA-induced hippocampal cytotoxicity. Journal of Experimental Biology 220 (8), 1400-1404.

MS Bridi, JD Hawk, S Chatterjee, S Safe, T Abel. Pharmacological Activators of the NR4A Nuclear Receptors Enhance LTP in a CREB/CBP-Dependent Manner. Neuropsychopharmacology 42 (6), 1243.

AV Ciernia, EA Kramár, DP Matheos, R Havekes, TJ Hemstedt, CN Magnan, K Sakata, A Tran, S Azzawi, A Lopez, R Dang, W Wang, B Trieu, J Tong, RM Barrett, RJ Post, P Baldi, T Abel, G Lynch, MA Wood. (2017) Mutation of neuron-specific chromatin remodeling subunit BAF53b: rescue of plasticity and memory by manipulating actin remodeling. Learning & Memory 24 (5), 199-209.

R Havekes, T Abel. (2017) The tired hippocampus: the molecular impact of sleep deprivation on hippocampal function. Current opinion in neurobiology 44, 13-19.

P Mews, G Donahue, AM Drake, V Luczak, T Abel, SL Berger. (2017) Acetyl-CoA synthetase regulates histone acetylation and hippocampal memory. Nature 546 (7658), 381.

J Jȩdrzejewska-Szmek, V Luczak, T Abel, KT Blackwell. (2017) β-adrenergic signaling broadly contributes to LTP induction. PLoS computational biology 13 (7), e1005657.

J Li, W Zhang, H Yang, DP Howrigan, B Wilkinson, T Souaiaia, OV Evgrafov, G Genovese, VA Clementel, JC Tudor, T Abel, JA Knowles, BM Neale, K Wang, F Sun, MP Coba. (2017) Spatiotemporal profile of postsynaptic interactomes integrates components of complex brain disorders. Nature neuroscience 20 (8), 1150.

Charles M. Brenner

Trammell SA, Yu L, Redpath P, Migaud ME, Brenner C. (2016) Nicotinamide Riboside Is a Major NAD+ Precursor Vitamin in Cow Milk. J Nutr. 146(5):957-63.

J.L. Wilsbacher, M. Cheng, D. Cheng, S.A.J. Trammell, Y. Shi, J. Guo, S.L. Koeniger, P.J. Kovar, Y. He, S. Jagadeeswaran, H.R. Heyman, B.K. Sorensen, R.F. Clark, T.M. Hansen, K.L. Longenecker, D. Raich,  A.V. Korepanova, D.L. Towne, V.C. Abraham, H. Tang, S.M. McLoughlin, M.L. Curtin, M.R. Michaelides, D. Maag, F.G. Buchanan, W. Gao, S.H. Rosenberg, C. Brenner & C. Tse. (2017) Discovery and Characterization of Novel, Orally Bioavailable Non-substrate and Substrate NAMPT Inhibitors. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, v. 16, pp. 1236-1245.

M.V. Hamity, S.R. White, R.Y. Walder, M.S. Schmidt, C. Brenner & D.L. Hammond. (2017) Nicotinamide Riboside, a Form of Vitamin B3 and NAD+ Precursor, Relieves the Nociceptive and Aversive Dimensions of Paclitaxel-induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Female Rats. Pain, v. 158, pp. 962–972.

Fletcher, J. Ratajczak, C.L. Doig, L.A. Oakey, R.Callingham, G. da Silva Xavier, A. Garten, Y.S. Elhassan, P. Redpath, M.E. Migaud, A. Philp, C. Brenner, C. Canto & G.G. Lavery. (2017) Nicotinamide Riboside Kinases Display Redundancy in Mediating Nicotinamide Mononucleotide and Nicotinamide Riboside Metabolism in Skeletal Muscle Cells. Molecular Metabolism, v. 6.

Vaur, B. Brugg, M. Mericskay, Z. Li, M.S. Schmidt, D. Vivien, C. Orset, E. Jacotot, C. Brenner & E. Duplus. (2017) Nicotinamide riboside, a form of vitamin B3, protects against excitotoxicity-induced axonal degeneration. FASEB Journal.

S.Thakur & C. Brenner. (2017) KRAS-driven miR-29b Expression is Required for Tumor Suppressor Gene Silencing. Oncotarget, v.8(43), pp. 74755-74766.

Sato, G. Solanas, F.O. Peixoto, L. Bee, A. Symeonidi, M.S. Schmidt, C. Brenner, S. Masri, S.A. Benitah & P. Sassone-Corsi. (2017) Circadian Reprogramming Identifies Metabolic Pathways of Aging. Cell, v. 170(4), pp. 664-677.

John M. Dagle

Sampath V, Bhandari V, Berger J, Merchant D, Zhang L, Ladd M, Menden H, Garland J, Ambalavanan N, Mulrooney N, Quasney M, Dagle J, Lavoie PM, Simpson P, Dahmer M. (2017) A Functional ATG16L1 (T300A) Variant is Associated with Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Premature Infants. Pediatr Res, 81(4):582-588.

Boghossian NS, Do BT, Bell EF, Dagle JM, Brumbaugh JE, Stoll BJ, Vohr BR, Das A, Shankaran S, Sanchez PJ, Wyckoff MH, Bethany Ball M, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. (2017) Efficacy of pharmacologic closure of patent ductus arteriosus in small-for-gestational-age extremely preterm infantsEarly Human Development. 113:10-17.

Kaluarachchi DC, Smith CJ, Klein JM, Murray JC, Dagle JM, Ryckman KK. (2017) Polymorphisms in urea cycle enzyme genes are  associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Pediatr Res. 83(1-1):142-147.

Smith CJ, Ryckman KK, Bahr TM, Dagle JM. Polymorphisms in CYP2C9 are associated with response to indomethacin among neonates with patent ductus arteriosus. Pediatr Res. 82(5):776-780.

Morrow LA, Wagner BD, Ingram DA, Poindexter BB, Schibler K, Cotten CM, Dagle J, Sontag MK, Mourani PM, Abman SH. Antenatal Determinants of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Late Respiratory Disease in Preterm InfantsAm J Respir Crit Care Med. 196(3):364-374.

Noonan M, Turek JW, Dagle J, McElroy SJ. (2017) Intraoperative High-Frequency Jet Ventilation Is Equivalent to Conventional Ventilation During Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 8(5):570-574.

Brandon Davies

Cushing EM, Chi X, Sylvers KL, Shetty SK, Potthoff MJ, Davies BSJ. (2017) Angiopoietin-like 4 directs uptake of dietary fat away from adipose during fasting. Mol Metab. 6(8):809–818.

Chi X, Britt EC, Shows HW, Hjelmaas AJ, Shetty SK, Cushing, EM, Li W, Dou A, Zhang R, Davies BSJ. (2017) ANGPTL8 promotes the ability of ANGPTL3 to bind and inhibit lipoprotein lipase. Mol Metab. 6(10):1137-1149.

Kris DeMali

Bays JL, DeMali KA. It takes energy to resist force. Cell Cycle. 16(19):1733-1734.

Bays JL, Campbell HK, Heidema C, Sebbagh M, DeMali KA. Linking E-cadherin mechanotransduction to cell metabolism through force-mediated activation of AMPK.Nat Cell Biol. 19(6):724-731.

Bays JL, DeMali KA. (2017) Vinculin in cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesions.Cell Mol Life Sci. 74(16):2999-3009.

Campbell HK, Maiers JL, DeMali KA. (2017) Interplay between tight junctions & adherens junctions. Exp Cell Res. 358(1):39-44.

Adrian H. Elcock

Andrews, CT, Campbell, BA, Elcock, AH. (2017) Direct comparison of amino acid and salt interactions with double-stranded and single-stranded DNA from explicit-solvent molecular dynamics simulations. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 13, 1794-1811.

Miller, MS, Lay, WK, Li, S, Hacker, WC, An, J, Ren, J, Elcock, AH. (2017) Reparameterization of protein force field nonbonded interactions guided by osmotic coefficient measurements from molecular dynamics simulations. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 13, 1812-1826.

Lay, WK, Miller, MS, Elcock, AH. (2017) Reparameterization of solute-solute interactions for amino acid-sugar systems using isopiestic osmotic pressure molecular dynamics simulations. J Chem. Theory Comput. 13, 1874-1882.

Hacker, WC, Li, S, Elcock, AH. (2017) Features of genomic organization in a nucleotide-resolution molecular model of the Escherichia coli chromosome. Nucleic Acids Res. 45, 7541-7554.

Ernesto J. Fuentes

Mignon D., Panel N., Chen X., Fuentes E.J. and Simonson T. (2017) Computational design of the Tiam1 PDZ domain and its ligand binding. J Chem Theory Comput. 13(5):2271-2289.

Xu Z., Gakhar L., Bain F.E., Spies M. and Fuentes E.J. (2017) Tiam1 auto-inhibition by the N-terminal PHn-CC-Ex domain. J Biol Chem. 292(43):17777-17793.

Panel N., Sun Y.J., Fuentes E.J.* and Simonson T*. (2017) A simple PB/LIE free energy function accurately pre-dicts the peptide binding specificity of the Tiam1 PDZ domain. Front Mol Biosci. 4:65.

Lokesh Gakhar

Vance NR, Gakhar L, Spies MA. (2017) Allosteric Tuning of Caspase-7: A Fragment-Based Drug Discovery Approach. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 56(46):14443-14447.

Xu Z, Gakhar L, Bain FE, Spies M, Fuentes EJ. (2017) The Tiam1 guanine nucleotide exchange factor is auto-inhibited by its pleckstrin homology coiled-coil extension domain. J Biol Chem. 292(43):17777-17793.

Yadav RP, Gakhar L, Yu L, Artemyev NO. (2017) Unique structural features of the AIPL1-FKBP domain that support prenyl lipid binding and underlie protein malfunction in blindness. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 114(32):E6536-E6545.

Pamela K. Geyer

Baxley, R.M., Bullard, J.D, Klein, M.W., Fell, A.G., Morales-Rosado, J.A., Duan, T. and Geyer, P.K. (2017) Deciphering the DNA code for the function of the Drosophila polydactyl zinc-finger protein Suppressor of Hairy-wing. Nucl. Acid Res., 45(8):4463-4478

Catherine A. Musselman

Gatchalian J, Wang X, Ikebe J, Cox KL, Tencer AH, Zhang Y, Burge NL, Di L, Gibson MD, Musselman CA, Poirier MG, Kono H, Hayes JJ, Kutateladze TG. (2017) Accessibility of the histone H3 tail in the nucleosome for binding of paired readers. Nat Commun. 8(1):1489.

Tencer AH, Cox KL, Di L, Bridgers JB, Lyu J, Wang X, Sims JK, Weaver TM, Allen HF, Zhang Y, Gatchalian J, Darcy MA, Gibson MD, Ikebe J, Li W, Wade PA, Hayes JJ, Strahl BD, Kono H, Poirier MG, Musselman CA, Kutateladze TG. (2017) Covalent Modifications of Histone H3K9 Promote Binding of CHD3. Cell Rep. 21(2):455-466.

Morrison EA, Sanchez JC, Ronan JL, Farrell DP, Varzavand K, Johnson JK, Gu BX, Crabtree GR, Musselman CA. (2017) DNA binding drives the association of BRG1/hBRM bromodomains with nucleosomes. Nat Commun. 8:16080.

Flenker KS, Burghardt EL, Dutta N, Burns WJ, Grover JM, Kenkel EJ, Weaver TM, Mills J, Kim H, Huang L, Owczarzy R, Musselman CA, Behlke MA, Ford B, McNamara JO 2nd. (2017) Rapid Detection of Urinary Tract Infections via Bacterial Nuclease Activity.  Mol Ther. 25(6):1353-1362.

Andrew W. Norris

Sun X, Yi Y, Xie W, Liang B, Winter MC, He N, Liu X, Luo M, Yang Y, Ode KL, Uc A, Norris AW, Engelhardt JF.  (2017) CFTR Influences Beta Cell Function and Insulin Secretion Through Non-Cell Autonomous Exocrine-Derived FactorsEndocrinology. 158(10):3325-3338.

Coryell WH, Langbehn DR, Norris AW, Yao JR, Dindo LN, Calarge CA. (2017) Polyunsaturated fatty acid composition and childhood adversity: Independent correlates of depressive symptom persistence. Psychiatry Res. 256:305-311.

Bryce V. Plapp

K Kim and BV Plapp. (2017) Inversion of Substrate Stereoselectivity of Horse Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase by Substitutions of Ser-48 and Phe-93. Chem. Biol. Interact. 276,77-87.

BV Plapp, BR Savarimuthu, DJ Ferraro, JK Rubach, EN Brown, and S Ramaswamy. (2017) Horse Liver Alcohol Dehydrogenase: Zinc Coordination and Catalysis. Biochemistry. 56, 3632-3646.

David H. Price

Bosque, A., Nilson, K.A., Macedo, A.B., Spivak, A.M., Archin, N., Van Wagoner, R.M., Martins, L.J., Novis, C.L., Szaniawski, M.A., Ireland, C.M., Margolis, D.M, Price, D.H., Planelles, V. (2017) Benzotriazoles reactivate latent HIV-1 through inactivation of STAT5 SUMOylation. Cell Reports, 18:1324-1334.

Brogie, J.E and Price D.H. (2017) Reconstitution of a functional 7SK snRNP. Nucleic Acids Res. 45(11):6864-6880.

Nilson, K.A., Lawson, C.K., Mullen, N.J., Ball, C.B., Spector, B.M., Meier, J.L., Price, D.H. (2017) Oxidative stress rapidly stabilizes promoter-proximal paused Pol II across the human genome. Nucleic Acids Res. 45(19):11088-11105.

Mullen, NJ and Price DH. (2017) Hydrogen peroxide yields mechanistic insights into human mRNA capping enzyme function. PLoS ONE, 12(10):e0186423.

Miles Pufall

Rollins DA, Kharlyngdoh JB, Coppo M, Tharmalingam B, Mimouna S, Guo Z, Sacta MA, Pufall MA, Fisher RP, Hu X, Chinenov Y, Rogatsky I. (2017) Glucocorticoid-induced phosphorylation by CDK9 modulates the coactivator functions of transcriptional cofactor GRIP1 in macrophages. Nat Commun. 8(1):1739.

Pufall MA. (2017) Defining Native Enhancer Function. Cell Syst. 5(4):310-312.

Michaelson JJ, Shin MK, Koh JY, Brueggeman L, Zhang A, Katzman A, McDaniel L, Fang M, Pufall M, Pieper AA. (2017) Neuronal PAS Domain Proteins 1 and 3 Are Master Regulators of Neuropsychiatric Risk Genes. Biol Psychiatry. 82(3):213-223.

Kruth KA, Fang M, Shelton DN, Abu-Halawa O, Mahling R, Yang H, Weissman JS, Loh ML, Müschen M, Tasian SK, Bassik MC, Kampmann M, Pufall MA. (2017) Suppression of B-cell development genes is key to glucocorticoid efficacy in treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Blood. 129(22):3000-3008.

Chan LN, Chen Z, Braas D, Lee JW, Xiao G, Geng H, Cosgun KN, Hurtz C, Shojaee S, Cazzaniga V, Schjerven H, Ernst T, Hochhaus A, Kornblau SM, Konopleva M, Pufall MA, Cazzaniga G, Liu GJ, Milne TA, Koeffler HP, Ross TS, Sánchez-García I, Borkhardt A, Yamamoto KR, Dickins RA, Graeber TG, Müschen M. (2017) Metabolic gatekeeper function of B-lymphoid transcription factors.  Nature. 542(7642):479-483.

Peter A. Rubenstein

Niederhoffer EC, Cline SD, Osheroff N, Simmons JM, Diekman AB, Franklin DS, Abali EE, Bateman RC Jr, Fontes JD, Lindsley JE, Pearson D, Rubenstein PA, Slaughter CA, Bernstein JA, Hyland KM, Park VM, Sobering AK, Weiler TA, Dasgupta S. (2017) Teaching Biochemistry and Genetics to Students of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy 6thInternational Conference of the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE) Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, May 7-11, 2017. Med Sci Educ. 27(4):855-859.

Michael J. Schnieders

Lansdon LA, Bernabe HV, Nidey N, Standley J, Schnieders MJ, Murray JC. (2017) The Use of Variant Maps to Explore Domain-Specific Mutations of FGFR1. J Dent Res. 96(11):1339-1345.

Simpson A, Avdic A, Roos BR, DeLuca A, Miller K, Schnieders MJ, Scheetz TE, Alward WL, Fingert JH. (2017) LADD syndrome with glaucoma is caused by a novel gene.  Mol Vis. 23:179-184.

Madeline Shea

*Hovey, L., *Fowler, C.A., Mahling, R., Lin, Z., Miller, M.S. Marx, D.C., Yoder, J.B., Kim, E.H.,Tefft, K.M., Waite, B.C., Feldkamp, M.D., Yu, L., Shea, M.A. (2017) Calcium Triggers Reversal of Calmodulin on Nested Anti-Parallel Sties in the IQ Motif of the Neuronal Voltage- Dependent Sodium Channel NaV1.2 . Biophysical Chemistry, 224:1-19.

Fowler, C.A., Núñez Hernandez, M., O’Donnell, S.E., Yu, L., and Shea, M.A. (2017) Backbone and Side-Chain Resonance Assignments of (Ca2+)4-Calmodulin Bound to Beta Calcineurin A CaMBD Peptide. Biomolecular NMR Assignments, 11:275–28

Mahling, R., Kilpatrick, A. M., and Shea, M.A. Backbone resonance assignments of complexes of human voltage-dependent sodium channel NaV1.2 IQ motif peptide bound to apo calmodulin and to the C-domain fragment of apo calmodulin. Biomolecular NMR Assignments, 11:297–303.

M. Ashley Spies

Vance, N.R, Gakhar, L., and Spies, M.A. (2017) Allosteric Tuning of Caspase-7: A Fragment-Based Drug Discovery ApproachAngew Chem Int Ed. Eng. 56(46):14443-14447.

Hengel, S.R., Spies, M.A.*, and Spies, M.* (2017) Small-Molecule Inhibitors Targeting DNA Repair and DNA Repair Deficiency in Research and Cancer Therapy. Cell Chem. Bio. 24(9):1101-1119.

Maria Spies

Hengel, S.R., Spies, M.A.*, and Spies, M.* (2017) Small-Molecule Inhibitors Targeting DNA Repair and DNA Repair Deficiency in Research and Cancer Therapy. Cell Chem. Bio. 24(9):1101-1119.

Caldwell CC, Spies M. (2017) Helicase SPRNTing through the nanopore. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 114(45):11809-11811.

Xu Z., Gakhar L., Bain F.E., Spies M. and Fuentes E.J. (2017) Tiam1 auto-inhibition by the N-terminal PHn-CC-Ex domain. J Biol Chem. 292(43):17777-17793.

Spies M, Smith BO. (2017) Protein-nucleic acids interactions: new ways of connecting structure, dynamics and function. Biophys Rev. 9(4):289-291.

Spies M. (2017) A time for promiscuity in a eukaryotic recombinase. J Biol Chem. 292(26):11136-11137.

Nancy C. Stellwagen

Stellwagen NC. (2017) Electrophoretic Mobilities of the Charge Variants of DNA and Other Polyelectrolytes: Similarities, Differences, and Comparison with Theory. J Phys Chem B. 121(9):2015-2026.

Eric B. Taylor

Rauckhorst AJ, Gray LR, Sheldon RD, Fu X, Pewa AD, Feddersen CR, Dupuy AJ, Gibson-Corley KN, Cox JE, Burgess SC, Taylor EB. (2017) The mitochondrial pyruvate carrier mediates high fat diet-induced increases in hepatic TCA cycle capacity. Mol Metab. 6(11):1468-1479.

Vigueira PA, McCommis KS, Hodges WT, Schweitzer GG, Cole SL, Oonthonpan L, Taylor EB, McDonald WG, Kletzien RF, Colca JR, Finck BN. (2017) The beneficial metabolic effects of insulin sensitizers are not attenuated by mitochondrial pyruvate carrier 2 hypomorphism. Exp Physiol. 102(8):985-999.

DeZwaan-McCabe D, Sheldon RD, Gorecki MC, Guo DF, Gansemer ER, Kaufman RJ, Rahmouni K, Gillum MP, Taylor EB, Teesch LM, Rutkowski DT. (2017) ER Stress Inhibits Liver Fatty Acid Oxidation while Unmitigated Stress Leads to Anorexia-Induced Lipolysis and Both Liver and Kidney Steatosis. Cell Rep. 19(9):1794-1806.

Taylor EB. (2017) Functional Properties of the Mitochondrial Carrier System. Trends Cell Biol. 27(9):633-644.

M. Todd Washington

Zhoa, L. and Washington, M. T. (2017) Translesion synthesis: Insights into the selection and switching of DNA polymerases. Genes, 8(1), e24.

Liu, J., Ede, C., Wright, W. D., Gore, S. K., Jenkins, S. S., Freudenthal, B. D., Washington, M. T., Veaute, X., and Heyer, W. D. (2017) Srs2 promotes synthesis-dependent strand annealing by disruptiong DNA polymerase delta-extending D-loops. eLife 6, e22195.

Powers, K. T. and Washington, M. T. (2017) Analyzing the catalytic activities and interactions of eukaryotic translesion synthesis. Methods Enzymol. 592, 329-356.

Ronald J. Weigel

De Andrade JP, Lorenzen AW, Wu VT, Bogachek MV, Park JM, Gu VW, Sevenich CM, Cassady VC, Beck AC, Kulak MV, Robinson RA, Lal G, Weigel RJ. (2017) Targeting the SUMO pathway as a novel treatment for anaplastic thyroid cancer. Oncotarget. 8(70):114801-114815.

Wu VT, Lorenzen AW, Beck AC, Reid VJ, Sugg SL, Howe JR, Pollard JH, Lal G, Weigel RJ. (2017) Comparative analysis of radioactive iodine versus thyroidectomy for definitive treatment of Graves disease. Surgery. 161(1):147-155.

Gómez-Contreras P, Ramiro-Díaz JM, Sierra A, Stipp C, Domann FE, Weigel RJ, Lal G. (2017) Extracellular matrix 1 (ECM1) regulates the actin cytoskeletal architecture of aggressive breast cancer cells in part via S100A4 and Rho-family GTPases. Clin Exp Metastasis. 34(1):37-49.

Thomas A, Weigel RJ, Lynch CF, Spanheimer PM, Breitbach EK, Schroeder MC. (2017) Incidence, characteristics, and management of recently diagnosed, microscopically invasive breast cancer by receptor status: Iowa SEER 2000 to 2013. Am J Surg. 214(2):323-328.

Marc S. Wold

Zhang, H., Gan, H., Wang, Z. Lee, J-H., Zhou, H. Ordog, T., Wold, M.S., Ljungman, M., Zhang, Z. (2017) RPA Interacts with HIRA and Regulates H3.3 Deposition at Gene Regulatory Elements in Mammalian Cells. Molecular Cell 65, 272-282.

Meng Wu

Qu C, Ding M, Zhu Y, Lu Y, Du J, Miller M, Tian J, Zhu J, Xu J, Wen M, Er-Bu A, Wang J, Xiao Y, Wu M, McManus OB, Li M, Wu J, Luo HR, Cao Z, Shen B, Wang H, Zhu MX, Hong X. (2017) Pyrazolopyrimidines as Potent Stimulators for Transient Receptor Potential Canonical 3/6/7 Channels. J Med Chem. 60(11):4680-4692.

Liping Yu

Fowler, C.A., Núñez Hernandez, M., O’Donnell, S.E., Yu, L., and Shea, M.A. (2017) Backbone and Side-Chain Resonance Assignments of (Ca2+)4-Calmodulin Bound to Beta Calcineurin A CaMBD Peptide. Biomolecular NMR Assignments, 11:275–280.

Yadav RP, Gakhar L, Yu L, Artemyev NO. (2017) Unique structural features of the AIPL1-FKBP domain that support prenyl lipid binding and underlie protein malfunction in blindness. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 114(32):E6536-E6545.

B. Fink, F. Bai, L. Yu, and W. Sivitz. (2017) Regulation of ATP production: dependences on calcium concentration and respiratory state. American Journal of Physiology – Cell Physiology, 313, C146-C153. DOI: 10.1152/ajpcell.00086.2017.

L. Yu, R.P. Yadav, and N.O. Artemyev. (2017) NMR resonance assignments of the FKBP domain of human aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein-like 1 (AIPL1) in complex with a farnesyl ligand. Biomol. NMR Assign., 11, 111-115. DOI: 10.1007/s12104-017-9730-2.

*Hovey, L., *Fowler, C.A., Mahling, R., Lin, Z., Miller, M.S. Marx, D.C., Yoder, J.B., Kim, E.H.,Tefft, K.M., Waite, B.C., Feldkamp, M.D., Yu, L., Shea, M.A. (2017) Calcium Triggers Reversal of Calmodulin on Nested Anti-Parallel Sties in the IQ Motif of the Neuronal Voltage-Dependent Sodium Channel NaV1.2 . Biophysical Chemistry, 224:1-19.

Dr. Shea’s Biophysical Society Blog “Making the Most of the Annual Meeting: Tips for First-Timers”

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Dr. Madeline Shea will be presented with the Emily M. Gray Award in Education at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Francisco on February 19. In advance of the meeting, Dr. Shea published a blog piece to help first-time attendees at the meeting. Read her advice here: https://biophysicalsociety.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/making-the-most-of-the-annual-meeting-tips-for-first-timers/