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15th Annual Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Eleven students presented at this year’s Undergraduate Honors Program.  This year marks the fifteenth year for the Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium. Please join Professor Marc Wold, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Advisor, in congratulating these 2019 graduates and their research mentors for a job well done.

(front row – left to right): Ariel Kopel, Samantha Mackin, Ashley Segura-Roman, Irini Petros (back row – left to right): Samuel Cole Kitzman, Derek Metzger, Andrew Henry, Lucas Maakestad, Sophia Vogeler

(left) Ian McElree, (right) Jesse Cochran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Cochran
Mentor: E. Dale Abel
Sex Differences in the Response of C57BL/6 Mice to Ketogenic Diets

Andrew Henry
Mentor: Andrew Norris
Influence of CFTR on Linoleic Acid Metabolism

Samuel (Cole) Kitzman
Mentor: Pamela Geyer
Modeling a premature aging syndrome by a mutant form of Barrier-to-Autointegration Factor (BAF) in Drosophila

Ariel Kopel
Mentor: Sheila Baker
The Role of Synaptic Calcium Channels in Cone Photoreceptors

Lucas Maakestad
Mentor: Todd Washington
Overexpression and Purification of the Fork-Remodeling Enzyme Rad5

Samantha Mackin
Mentor: Kris DeMali
Identifying Mechanisms Coupling Cell Metabolism to Force Transmission

Ian McElree
Mentor: Chun-Fang Wu
Exploration of the rosA Oscillatory ERG Phenotype in Drosophila

Derek Metzger
Mentor: Brandon Davies
Functional Analysis of Human ANGPTL3 Mutants

Irini Petros
Mentor: Dan Weeks
Protein Aggregates in Different Subnucleolar Compartments in Xenopus laevis

Ashley Segura-Roman
Mentor: Brandon Davies
Endothelial Lipase Regulation by ANGPTL3

Sophia Vogeler
Mentor: Charles Brenner
Evaluating the Efficacy of NAD Precursors in Treating Hyperphagia

The symposium also included the presentation of two undergraduate awards (see pictures below), made possible by a gift from Alap Subramanian. The H.G. Wittmann Scholar Award was presented to Derek Metzger (Davies lab) and the H.G. Khorana Scholar Award was presented to Sophia Vogeler (Brenner lab), recognizing their exceptional understanding of biochemistry and its value to society.

 

Congratulations to everyone named above and all of our 2019 graduates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Trammell receives the 2018 Marion Dave Francis Innovator Award

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Dr. Samuel Trammell, a 2016 Genetics PhD with Dr. Charles Brenner, received the 2018 Marion Dave Francis Innovator Award which recognizes a PhD student whose research has demonstrated their singular personal initiative, creativity, and resulting continuous discovery, as exemplified by Dr. Francis. Dr. Trammell’s PhD work represents a quantum leap in analytical chemistry of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) metabolome. His body of work greatly advanced methodology and our understanding of regulation and dysregulation of NAD metabolism in health and disease. Sam is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Gillium at the University of Copenhagen. Congratulations, Dr. Trammell!

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.

Samuel Trammell receives special Graduate Deans’ Distinguished Dissertation Award

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Dr. Samuel Trammell, a 2016 Genetics PhD with Dr. Charles Brenner, is the recipient of a Graduate Deans’ Distinguished Dissertation Award for his dissertation entitled “Novel NAD+ Metabolomics Technologies and Their Applications to Nicotinamide Riboside Interventions.” The Graduate Deans’ Distinguished Dissertation Award is made only occasionally and recognizes exceptionally meritorious scholarship. Dr. Trammell will be recognized at the 20th Annual James F. Jakobsen Memorial Research Conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the Iowa Memorial Union. Dr. Trammell is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen with Dr. Matthew Gillium working on lipid metabolism in diabetes.

 

Four undergraduates receive 2017 Rex Montgomery Scholarships

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

The 2017 Rex Montgomery Scholarships were award to:

  • Laura Fischer, Marc Wold’s laboratory;
  • Titus Hou, Ernesto Fuentes’ laboratory;
  • Sophia Vogeler, Charles Brenner’s laboratory; and
  • Peter Addo,  Ronald Weigel’s laboratory.

Rex Montgomery Scholarships recognize undergraduate students for their outstanding academic record and commitment to research. This scholarship was established by Dr. Rex Montgomery, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry. Dr. Montgomery began his career at the University of Iowa in 1955, and is admired for his impact as a researcher, teacher and mentor. Dr. Montgomery is 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.

2016 Publications

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

The Department’s 2016 publications are now in print and mostly available online.

E. Dale Abel

Ock S, Lee WS, Ahn J, Kim HM, Kang H, Kim HS, Jo D, Abel ED, Lee TJ, Kim J. (2016) Deletion of IGF-1 Receptors in Cardiomyocytes Attenuates Cardiac Aging in Male Mice. Endocrinology. 157(1):336-45. DOI: 10.1210/en.2015-1709. PMID: 26469138

Ni R, Zheng D, Xiong S, Hill DJ, Sun T, Gardiner RB, Fan GC, Lu Y, Abel ED, Greer PA, Peng T. (2016) Mitochondrial Calpain-1 Disrupts ATP Synthase and Induces Superoxide Generation in Type 1 Diabetic Hearts: A Novel Mechanism Contributing to Diabetic Cardiomyopathy. Diabetes. 65(1):255-68. DOI: 10.2337/db15-0963. PMID: 26470784

Taegtmeyer H, Young ME, Lopaschuk GD, Abel ED, Brunengraber H, Darley-Usmar V, Des Rosiers C, Gerszten R, Glatz JF, Griffin JL, Gropler RJ, Holzhuetter HG, Kizer JR, Lewandowski ED, Malloy CR, Neubauer S, Peterson LR, Portman MA, Recchia FA, Van Eyk JE, Wang TJ. (2016) Assessing Cardiac Metabolism: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation research. DOI: 10.1161/RES.0000000000000097. PMID: 27012580

Park SY, Rossman MJ, Gifford JR, Bharath LP, Bauersachs J, Richardson RS, Abel ED, Symons JD, Riehle C. (2016) Exercise training improves vascular mitochondrial function. American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 310(7):H821-9. DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00751.2015. PMID: 26825520

Kishton RJ, Barnes CE, Nichols AG, Cohen S, Gerriets VA, Siska PJ, Macintyre AN, Goraksha-Hicks P, de Cubas AA, Liu T, Warmoes MO, Abel ED, Yeoh AE, Gershon TR, Rathmell WK, Richards KL, Locasale JW, Rathmell JC. (2016) AMPK Is Essential to Balance Glycolysis and Mitochondrial Metabolism to Control T-ALL Cell Stress and Survival. Cell metabolism. 23(4):649-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2016.03.008. PMID: 27076078

Jaishy B, Abel ED. (2016) Lipids, Lysosomes and Autophagy. Journal of lipid research. DOI: 10.1194/jlr.R067520. PMID: 27330054

O’Neill BT, Lee KY, Klaus K, Softic S, Krumpoch MT, Fentz J, Stanford KI, Robinson MM, Cai W, Kleinridders A, Pereira RO, Hirshman MF, Abel ED, Accili D, Goodyear LJ, Nair KS, Kahn CR. (2016) Insulin and IGF-1 receptors regulate FoxO-mediated signaling in muscle proteostasis. The Journal of clinical investigation. 126(9):3433-46. DOI: 10.1172/JCI86522. PMID: 27525440

Wellberg EA, Johnson S, Finlay-Schultz J, Lewis AS, Terrell KL, Sartorius CA, Abel ED, Muller WJ, Anderson SM. (2016) The glucose transporter GLUT1 is required for ErbB2-induced mammary tumorigenesis. Breast cancer research : BCR. 18(1):131. DOI: 10.1186/s13058-016-0795-0. PMID: 27998284

Trammell SA, Schmidt MS, Weidemann BJ, Redpath P, Jaksch F, Dellinger RW, Li  Z, Abel ED, Migaud ME, Brenner C. (2016) Nicotinamide riboside is uniquely and orally bioavailable in mice and humans. Nature communications. 7:12948. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12948. PMID: 27721479

Wang Q, Liu Y, Fu Q, Xu B, Zhang Y, Kim S, Tan R, Barbagallo F, West TM, Anderson EJ, Wei W, Abel ED, Xiang YK. (2016) Inhibiting Insulin-Mediated β2AR Activation Prevents Diabetes-Associated Cardiac Dysfunction. Circulation. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.022281. PMID: 27815373

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. DOI: 10.3945/jn.116.230078. PMID: 27052539

Trammell SA, Weidemann BJ, Chadda A, Yorek MS, Holmes A, Coppey LJ, Obrosov A, Kardon RH, Yorek MA, Brenner C. (2016) Nicotinamide Riboside Opposes Type 2 Diabetes and Neuropathy in Mice. Sci Rep. 6:26933. DOI: 10.1038/srep26933. PMID: 27230286

Trammell SA, Schmidt MS, Weidemann BJ, Redpath P, Jaksch F, Dellinger RW, Li Z, Abel ED, Migaud ME, Brenner C. (2016) Nicotinamide riboside is uniquely and orally bioavailable in mice and humans. Nat Commun. 7:12948. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12948. PMID: 27721479

Ratajczak J, Joffraud M, Trammell SA, Ras R, Canela N, Boutant M, Kulkarni SS, Rodrigues M, Redpath P, Migaud ME, Auwerx J, Yanes O, Brenner C, Cantó C. (2016) NRK1 controls nicotinamide mononucleotide and nicotinamide riboside metabolism in mammalian cells. Nat Commun. 7:13103. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13103. PMID: 27725675

John M. Dagle

Patel PM, Momany AM, Schaa KL, Romitti PA, Druschel C, Cooper ME, Marazita ML, Murray JC, Dagle JM. (2016) Genetic Modifiers of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Term Infants. J Pediatr.  176:57-61.e1. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.05.066. PMID: 27344223

Smazal AL, Kavars AB, Carlson SJ, Colaizy TT, Dagle JM. (2016) Peripherally inserted central catheters optimize nutrient intake in moderately preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 80(2):185-9. DOI: 10.1038/pr.2016.73. PMID: 27057735

Ryckman KK, Berberich SL, Dagle JM. (2016) Predicting gestational age using neonatal metabolic markers. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 214(4):515.e1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.11.028. PMID: 26645954

Sampath V, Helbling D, Menden H, Dimmock D, Mulrooney NP, Murray JC, Dagle JM, Garland JS. (2016) Necrotizing Enterocolitis Is Not Associated With Sequence Variants in Antioxidant Response Genes in Premature Infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 62(3):420-3. DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000988. PMID: 26426434

Kaluarachchi DC, Momany AM, Busch TD, Gimenez LG, Saleme C, Cosentino V, Christensen K, Dagle JM, Ryckman KK, Murray JC. (2016) Polymorphisms in NR5A2, gene encoding liver receptor homolog-1 are associated with preterm birth. Pediatr Res. 79(5):776-80. DOI: 10.1038/pr.2016.7. PMID: 26761123

Adrian H. Elcock

Lay WK, Miller MS, Elcock AH. (2016) Optimizing Solute-Solute Interactions in the GLYCAM06 and CHARMM36 Carbohydrate Force Fields Using Osmotic Pressure Measurements. J Chem Theory Comput. 12(4):1401-7. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jctc.5b01136. PMID: 26967542

Miller MS, Lay WK, Elcock AH. (2016) Osmotic Pressure Simulations of Amino Acids and Peptides Highlight Potential Routes to Protein Force Field Parameterization. J Phys Chem B. 120(33):8217-29. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b01902. PMID: 27052117

Chen R, Subramanyam S, Elcock AH, Spies M, Wold MS. (2016) Dynamic binding of replication protein a is required for DNA repair. Nucleic Acids Res. 44(12):5758-72. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw339. PMID: 27131385

Clark PL, Elcock AH. (2016) Molecular chaperones: providing a safe place to weather a midlife protein-folding crisis. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 23(7):621-3. DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.3255. PMID: 27384188

Ernesto J. Fuentes

Liu X, Speckhard DC, Shepherd TR, Sun YJ, Hengel SR, Yu L, Fowler CA, Gakhar L, Fuentes EJ. (2016) Distinct Roles for Conformational Dynamics in Protein-Ligand Interactions. Structure. 24(12):2053-2066. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2016.08.019. PMID: 27998539

Lokesh Gakhar

Liu X, Speckhard DC, Shepherd TR, Sun YJ, Hengel SR, Yu L, Fowler CA, Gakhar L, Fuentes EJ. (2016) Distinct Roles for Conformational Dynamics in Protein-Ligand Interactions. Structure. 24(12):2053-2066. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2016.08.019. PMID: 27998539

Ulland TK, Jain N, Hornick EE, Elliott EI, Clay GM, Sadler JJ, Mills KA, Janowski AM, Volk AP, Wang K, Legge KL, Gakhar L, Bourdi M, Ferguson PJ, Wilson ME, Cassel SL, Sutterwala FS.(2016) Nlrp12 mutation causes C57BL/6J strain-specific defect in neutrophil recruitment. Nat Commun. 7:13180. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13180. PMID: 27779193

Hastie JL, Williams KB, Bohr LL, Houtman JC, Gakhar L, Ellermeier CD. (2016) The Anti-sigma Factor RsiV Is a Bacterial Receptor for Lysozyme: Co-crystal Structure Determination and Demonstration That Binding of Lysozyme to RsiV Is Required for σV Activation. PLoS Genet. 12(9):e1006287. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006287. PMID: 27602573

Gakhar L, Bassuk AG, Velez G, Khan S, Yang J, Tsang SH, Mahajan VB. (2016) Small-angle X-ray scattering of calpain-5 reveals a highly open conformation among calpains. J Struct Biol. 196(3):309-318. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsb.2016.07.017. PMID: 27474374

Guo Q, Gakhar L, Wickersham K, Francis K, Vardi-Kilshtain A, Major DT, Cheatum CM, Kohen A. (2016) Structural and Kinetic Studies of Formate Dehydrogenase from Candida boidinii. Biochemistry. 55(19):2760-71. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b00181. PMID: 27100912

Pamela K. Geyer

Barton LJ, Lovander KE, Pinto BS, Geyer PK. (2016) Drosophila male and female germline stem cell niches require the nuclear lamina protein Otefin. Developmental Biology. 415(1):75-86. PMID: 27174470

Berger F, Geyer PK. (2016) Editorial overview: Genome architecture and expression: Connecting genome composition and nuclear architecture with function. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 37:iv-vi. DOI: 10.1016/j.gde.2016.05.017. PMID: 27292868

Catherine A. Musselman

Musselman CA, Kutateladze TG. (2016) Preparation, Biochemical Analysis, and Structure Determination of Methyllysine Readers. Methods Enzymol. 573:345-62. DOI: 10.1016/bs.mie.2015.12.005. PMID: 27372761

Xing S, Li F, Zeng Z, Zhao Y, Yu S, Shan Q, Li Y, Phillips FC, Maina PK, Qi HH, Liu C, Zhu J, Pope RM, Musselman CA, Zeng C, Peng W, Xue HH. (2016) Tcf1 and Lef1 transcription factors establish CD8(+) T cell identity through intrinsic HDAC activity. Nat Immunol. 17(6):695-703. DOI: 10.1038/ni.3456. PMID: 27111144

Andrew W. Norris

Stump M, Guo DF, Lu KT, Mukohda M, Cassell MD, Norris AW, Rahmouni K, Sigmund CD. (2016) Nervous System Expression of PPARγ and Mutant PPARγ Has Profound Effects on Metabolic Regulation and Brain Development. Endocrinology. 157(11):4266-4275. PMID: 27575030

Yi Y, Norris AW, Wang K, Sun X, Uc A, Moran A, Engelhardt JF, Ode KL. (2016) Abnormal Glucose Tolerance in Infants and Young Children with Cystic Fibrosis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 194(8):974-980. PMID: 27447840

Yi Y, Sun X, Gibson-Corley K, Xie W, Liang B, He N, Tyler SR, Uc A, Philipson LH, Wang K, Hara M, Ode KL, Norris AW, Engelhardt JF. (2016) A Transient Metabolic Recovery from Early Life Glucose Intolerance in Cystic Fibrosis Ferrets Occurs During Pancreatic Remodeling. Endocrinology. 157(5):1852-65. DOI: 10.1210/en.2015-1935. PMID: 26862997

Bryce V. Plapp

Plapp BV, Charlier HA Jr, Ramaswamy S. (2016) Mechanistic implications from structures of yeast alcohol dehydrogenase complexed with coenzyme and an alcohol. Arch Biochem Biophys. 591:35-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.abb.2015.12.009. PMID:26743849

David H. Price

Tan JL, Fogley RD, Flynn RA, Ablain J, Yang S, Saint-André V, Fan ZP, Do BT, Laga AC, Fujinaga K, Santoriello C, Greer CB, Kim YJ, Clohessy JG, Bothmer A, Pandell N, Avagyan S, Brogie JE, van Rooijen E, Hagedorn EJ, Shyh-Chang N, White RM, Price DH, Pandolfi PP, Peterlin BM, Zhou Y, Kim TH, Asara JM, Chang HY, Young RA, Zon LI. (2016) Stress from Nucleotide Depletion Activates the Transcriptional Regulator HEXIM1 to Suppress Melanoma. Mol Cell. 62(1):34-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.03.013. PMID: 27058786

Peter A. Rubenstein

Lee CY, Lou J, Wen KK, McKane M, Eskin SG, Rubenstein PA, Chien S, Ono S, Zhu C, McIntire LV. (2016) Regulation of actin catch-slip bonds with a RhoA-formin module.  Sci Rep. 6:35058.  DOI: 1038/srep35058. PMID: 27731359

Jepsen L, Kruth KA, Rubenstein PA, Sept D. (2016) Two Deafness-Causing Actin Mutations (DFNA20/26) Have Allosteric Effects on the Actin Structure.  Biophys J. 111(2):323-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2016.06.012. PMID: 27463135

Jepsen L, Kruth KA, Rubenstein PA, Sept D. (2016) Molecular Effects of Deafness Mutations in Actin.  Biophys J. 1110(2):354a.

Michael J. Schnieders

Bell DR, Qi R, Jing Z, Xiang JY, Mejias C, Schnieders MJ, Ponder JW, Ren P. (2016) Calculating binding free energies of host-guest systems using the AMOEBA polarizable force field. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 18(44):30261-30269. PMID: 27254477

Bu F, Borsa NG, Jones MB, Takanami E, Nishimura C, Hauer JJ, Azaiez H, Black-Ziegelbein EA, Meyer NC, Kolbe DL, Li Y, Frees K, Schnieders MJ, Thomas C, Nester C, Smith RJ. (2016) High-Throughput Genetic Testing for Thrombotic Microangiopathies and C3 Glomerulopathies. J Am Soc Nephrol. 27(4):1245-53. DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2015040385. PMID: 26283675

DeLuca AP, Whitmore SS, Barnes J, Sharma TP, Westfall TA, Scott CA, Weed MC, Wiley JS, Wiley LA, Johnston RM, Schnieders MJ, Lentz SR, Tucker BA, Mullins RF, Scheetz TE, Stone EM, Slusarski DC. (2016) Hypomorphic mutations in TRNT1 cause retinitis pigmentosa with erythrocytic microcytosis. Hum Mol Genet. 25(1):44-56. DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddv446. PMID: 26494905

Nessler IJ, Litman JM, Schnieders MJ. (2016) Toward polarizable AMOEBA thermodynamics at fixed charge efficiency using a dual force field approach: application to organic crystals. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 18(44):30313-30322. PMID: 27524378

Debra A. Schwinn

Schwinn DA. (2016) EDUCATE TO TRANSFORM: THE ART OF DEVELOPING CURIOUS MINDS. Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 127:259-271. PMID: 28066058

M. Ashley Spies

Hengel SR, Malacaria E, Folly da Silva Constantino L, Bain FE, Diaz A, Koch BG, Yu L, Wu M, Pichierri P, Spies MA, Spies M. (2016) Small-molecule inhibitors identify the RAD52-ssDNA interaction as critical for recovery from replication stress and for survival of BRCA2 deficient cells. Elife. 5. pii: e14740. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.14740. PMID: 27434671

Maria Spies

Spies M, Chemla YR. (2016) Single-molecule enzymology: fluorescence-based and high-throughput methods. Methods in enzymology. Elsevier. 581. ISSN 0076-6879

Boehm EM, Powers KT, Kondratick CM, Spies M, Houtman JC, Washington MT. (2016) The Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA)-interacting Protein (PIP) Motif of DNA Polymerase η Mediates Its Interaction with the C-terminal Domain of Rev1. J Biol Chem. 291(16):8735-44. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M115.697938. PMID: 26903512

Boehm EM, Spies M, Washington MT. (2016) PCNA tool belts and polymerase bridges form during translesion synthesis. Nucleic Acids Res. 44(17):8250-60. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw563. PMID: 27325737

Chen R, Subramanyam S, Elcock AH, Spies M, Wold MS. (2016) Dynamic binding of replication protein a is required for DNA repair.  Nucleic Acids Res. 44(12):5758-72. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw339. PMID: 27131385

Bain FE, Wu CG, Spies M. (2016) Single-molecule sorting of DNA helicases. Methods. 108:14-23. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2016.05.009. PMID: 27223403

Hengel SR, Malacaria E, Folly da Silva Constantino L, Bain FE, Diaz A, Koch BG, Yu L, Wu M, Pichierri P, Spies MA, Spies M. (2016) Small-molecule inhibitors identify the RAD52-ssDNA interaction as critical for recovery from replication stress and for survival of BRCA2 deficient cells. Elife. 5. pii: e14740. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.14740. PMID: 27434671

Subramanyam S, Ismail M, Bhattacharya I, Spies M. (2016) Tyrosine phosphorylation stimulates activity of human RAD51 recombinase through altered nucleoprotein filament dynamics. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 113(41):E6045-E6054. PMID: 27671650

Wu CG, Spies M. (2016) G-quadruplex recognition and remodeling by the FANCJ helicase. Nucleic Acids Res. 44(18):8742-8753. PMID: 27342280

Boehm EM, Subramanyam S, Ghoneim M, Washington MT, Spies M. (2016) Quantifying the Assembly of Multicomponent Molecular Machines by Single-Molecule Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy. Methods Enzymol. 581:105-145. DOI: 10.1016/bs.mie.2016.08.019. PMID: 27793278

Eric B. Taylor

Gray LR, Rauckhorst AJ, Taylor EB. (2016) A Method for Multiplexed Measurement of Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier Activity. J Biol Chem. 291(14):7409-17. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M115.711663.PMID: 26823462

Rauckhorst AJ, Taylor EB. (2016) Mitochondrial pyruvate carrier function and cancer metabolism. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 38:102-109. DOI: 10.1016/j.gde.2016.05.003. Review. PMID: 27269731

Lori L. Wallrath

Wallrath LL, Bohnekamp J, Magin TM. (2016) Cross talk between the cytoplasm and nucleus during development and disease. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 37:129-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.gde.2016.03.007. PMID: 27110666

Bohnekamp J, Cryderman DE, Thiemann DA, Magin TM, Wallrath LL. (2016) Using Drosophila for Studies of Intermediate Filaments. Methods Enzymol. 568:707-26. DOI: 10.1016/bs.mie.2015.08.028. PMID: 26795490

M. Todd Washington

Boehm EM, Powers KT, Kondratick CM, Spies M, Houtman JC, Washington MT. (2016) The Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA)-interacting Protein (PIP) Motif of DNA Polymerase η Mediates Its Interaction with the C-terminal Domain of Rev1. J Biol Chem. 291(16):8735-44. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M115.697938. PMID: 26903512

Boehm EM, Gildenberg MS, Washington MT. (2016) The Many Roles of PCNA in Eukaryotic DNA Replication. Enzymes. 39:231-54. DOI: 10.1016/bs.enz.2016.03.003. PMID: 27241932

Boehm EM, Spies M, Washington MT. (2016) PCNA tool belts and polymerase bridges form during translesion synthesis. Nucleic Acids Res. 44(17):8250-60. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw563. PMID: 27325737

Kondratick CM, Boehm EM, Dieckman LM, Powers KT, Sanchez JC, Mueting SR, Washington MT. (2016) Identification of New Mutations at the PCNA Subunit Interface that Block Translesion Synthesis. PLoS One. 11(6):e0157023. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157023. PMID: 27258147

Boehm EM, Washington MT. (2016) R.I.P. to the PIP: PCNA-binding motif no longer considered specific: PIP motifs and other related sequences are not distinct entities and can bind multiple proteins involved in genome maintenance. Bioessays. 38(11):1117-1122. DOI: 10.1002/bies.201600116. PMID: 27539869

Washington MT. (2016) DNA Polymerase Fidelity: Beyond Right and Wrong. Structure. 24(11):1855-1856. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2016.10.003. PMID: 27806256

Boehm EM, Subramanyam S, Ghoneim M, Washington MT, Spies M. (2016) Quantifying the Assembly of Multicomponent Molecular Machines by Single-Molecule Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy. Methods Enzymol. 581:105-145. DOI: 10.1016/bs.mie.2016.08.019. PMID: 27793278

Daniel l. Weeks

Gazdag E, Jacobi UG, van Kruijsbergen I, Weeks DL, Veenstra GJ. (2016) Activation of a T-box-Otx2-Gsc gene network independent of TBP and TBP-related factors. Development (Cambridge, England). 143(8):1340-50. PMID: 26952988

Hayes MH, Weeks DL. (2016) Amyloids assemble as part of recognizable structures during oogenesis in Xenopus. Biology open. 5(6):801-6. PMID: 27215327

Ronald J. Weigel

De Andrade JP, Park JM, Gu VW, Woodfield GW, Kulak MV, Lorenzen AW, Wu VT, Van Dorin, SE, Spanheimer PM, Weigel RJ. (2016) EGFR Is Regulated by TFAP2C in Luminal Breast Cancer and Is a Target for Vandetanib. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 15:503-11. PMID: 26832794

Bogachek MV, Park JM, De Andrade JP, Lorenzen AW, Kulak MV, White JR, Gu VW, Wu VT, Weigel RJ. (2016) Inhibiting the SUMO Pathway Represses the Cancer Stem Cell Population in Breast and Colorectal Carcinomas. Stem Cell Reports. 7:1140-1151. PMID: 27916539

Rosengart TK, Kent KC, Bland KI, Britt LD, Eberlein TJ, Gewertz BL, Hunter JG, Lillemoe KD, Pellegrini CA, Schulick RD, Stain SC, Weigel RJ. (2016) Key Tenets of Effective Surgery Leadership: Perspectives from the Society of Surgical Chairs Mentorship Sessions. JAMA Surg. 151:768-70. PMID: 27096328

Thomas A, Weigel RJ, Lynch CF, Spanheimer PM, Breitbach EK, Schroeder MC (2016). Incidence, Characteristics and Management of Recently Diagnosed, Microscopically Invasive Breast Cancer by Receptor Status: Iowa SEER 2000-2013. American Journal of Surgery. pii: S0002-9610(16)30504-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.08.008.

Marc S. Wold

Myler LR, Gallardo IF, Zhou Y, Gong F, Yang SH, Wold MS, Miller KM, Paull TT, Finkelstein IJ. (2016) Single-molecule imaging reveals the mechanism of Exo1 regulation by single-stranded DNA binding proteins. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 113(9):E1170-9. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1516674113. PMID: 26884156

Chen R, Subramanyam S, Elcock AH, Spies M, Wold MS. (2016) Dynamic binding of replication protein a is required for DNA repair.  Nucleic Acids Res. 44(12):5758-72. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw339. PMID: 27131385

Meng Wu

Hengel SR, Malacaria E, Folly da Silva Constantino L, Bain FE, Diaz A, Koch BG, Yu L, Wu M, Pichierri P, Spies MA, Spies M. (2016) Small-molecule inhibitors identify the RAD52-ssDNA interaction as critical for recovery from replication stress and for survival of BRCA2 deficient cells. Elife. 5. pii: e14740. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.14740. PMID: 27434671

Liping Yu

Liu X, Speckhard DC, Shepherd TR, Sun YJ, Hengel SR, Yu L, Fowler CA, Gakhar L, Fuentes EJ. (2016) Distinct Roles for Conformational Dynamics in Protein-Ligand Interactions. Structure. 24(12):2053-2066. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2016.08.019. PMID: 27998539

Fink BD, Bai F, Yu L, Sivitz WI. (2016) Impaired utilization of membrane potential by complex II-energized mitochondria of obese, diabetic mice assessed using ADP recycling methodology.  Am. J. Physiol. Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol. 311, R756-R763.  DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00232.2016. PMID: 27558314

Zhu Q, Venzke D, Walimbe AS, Anderson ME, Fu Q, Kinch LN, Wang W, Chen X, Grishin NV, Huang N, Yu L, Dixon JE, Campbell KP, Xiao J. (2016) Structure of protein O-mannose kinase reveals a unique active site architecture.  eLife. 5, e22238.  DOI: 10.7554/eLife.22238. PMID: 27879205

Briggs DC, Yoshida-Moriguchi T, Zheng T, Venzke D, Anderson ME, Strazzulli A, Moracci M, Yu L, Hohenester E, Campbell KP. (2016) Structural basis of laminin binding to the LARGE glycans on dystroglycan. Nat. Chem. Biol. 12(10), 810-814. DOI:10.1038/nchembio.2146. PMID: 27526028

Hengel SR, Malacaria E, Folly da Silva Constantino L, Bain FE, Diaz A, Koch BG, Yu L, Wu M, Pichierri P, Spies MA, Spies M. (2016) Small-molecule inhibitors identify the RAD52-ssDNA interaction as critical for recovery from replication stress and for survival of BRCA2 deficient cells. Elife. 5. pii: e14740. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.14740. PMID: 27434671

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. DOI: 10.3945/jn.116.230078. PMID: 27052539

Bai F, Fink BD, Yu L, Sivitz WI. (2016) Voltage-dependent regulation of complex II energized mitochondrial oxygen flux. PLoS One. 11(5):e0154982. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0154982. PMID: 27153112

Mishanina TV, Yu L, Karunaratne K, Mondal D, Corcoran JM, Choi MA, Kohen A. (2016) An unprecedented mechanism of nucleotide methylation in organisms containing thyX. Science. 351 (6272), 507-510.  DOI:

FOEDRC Retreat Poster Winners: Po Hien Ear and Adam Rauckhorst

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Congratulations to Postdoctoral Fellows Po Hien Ear (Brenner Lab) and Adam Rauckhorst (Taylor Lab) who were two of the three poster winners at the 2016 FOE Diabetes Research Center Retreat held on December 10, 2016, for their posters entitled “Nicotinamide riboside promotes maternal and neonatal health benefits” and “Novel mechanisms regulating mitochondrial glutamine metabolism,” respectively.

L to R: Adam Rauckhorst, Po Hien Ear, Yanhui Zhang, E. Dale Abel

2016 Biochemistry Newsletter now available

Friday, November 4th, 2016

2016_newslettercoverimageThe 2016 Biochemistry @ Iowa newsletter is hot off the presses and available for download. Alumni and friends should receive a hard copy in the mail this week. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send your contact information to biochem@uiowa.edu. While you are at it, feel free to send us your news and updates! Previous newsletters are also available online.

Brenner lab’s clinical trial on the effects of NR in humans shows the compound safely increases levels of important cell metabolite

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Brenner_Charles_2015_reducedIn a study published on October 10 in Nature Communications, Dr. Charles Brenner, Roy J. Carver Chair of Biochemistry, in collaboration with visiting Levitt Professor, Dr. Marie Migaud, shows nicotinamide riboside (NR) increases levels of a cell metabolite that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage in humans. This was the first controlled clinical trial of the effects of NR in humans. “This trial shows that oral NR safely boosts human NAD+ metabolism,” Brenner says. “We are excited because everything we are learning from animal systems indicates that the effectiveness of NR depends on preserving and/or boosting NAD+ and related compounds in the face of metabolic stresses. Because the levels of supplementation in mice that produce beneficial effects are achievable in people, it appears that health benefits of NR will be translatable to humans safely.” This study was also featured on IowaNow.

Brenner lab treats type 2 diabetic neuropathy with nicotinamide riboside

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

In the new study, published May 27 in the journal Scientific Reports, Dr. Charles Brenner, together with Randy Kardon, MD, PhD, and Mark Yorek, PhD, who are jointly affiliated with University of Iowa Health Care and the Iowa City VA Health System, and Samuel Trammell (2016 PhD, Brenner laboratory), tested the effects of NR supplementation on mouse models of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Read more about their study here: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/uoih-vnr052616.php