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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.

John Donelson receives 2016 Distinguished Mentor Award

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

donelson 200x300Dr. John Donelson, Professor Emeritus and former Head of Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Mentor Award. Professor Donelson has an outstanding record of mentoring trainees, faculty and staff at all levels. By his example, and with his guidance and leadership, he has influenced the lives and careers of many scientists and physicians at Iowa and beyond.

After obtaining a BS in Biophysics from Iowa State, he left the comforts of his youth by joining the American Peace Corps. He taught math, chemistry and physics in Ghana, West Africa. There, he saw firsthand the havoc wrought by infectious diseases. This motivated him to return to the US, where he attended graduate school at Cornell University. He earned his PhD in Biochemistry in 1971 for work on exonucleolytic DNA sequence determination with DNA polymerase I. He was  awarded a Helen Hay Whitney fellowship to further develop DNA sequencing and phage molecular biology in Cambridge, England, with Nobel Laureate Fred Sanger.  Indeed, work that John and other luminaries did with Sanger during this period contributed to Sanger’s second Nobel Prize for dideoxy sequencing of DNA. Professor Donelson continued pioneering studies in molecular biology during a brief second postdoc at Stanford University with Professor David Hogness. He was then recruited to the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa as an Assistant Professor in 1974. He brought back to Iowa his worldly experiences and cutting edge molecular techniques that fueled his research program on African trypanosomes for the next 37 years.

Among his 255 publications are landmark papers such as a 1974 Cell paper with Pieter Weinsick and David Hogness on chromosome mapping in the fruit fly Drosophila, his 1980 Nature paper reporting the sequence of the yeast 2 micron plasmid, and his groundbreaking contributions to the genomics of trypanosomes in three Nature and Science papers. Twenty years after first reading Scientific American articles in Africa, he wrote a 1985 review article in the same journal on “How the African Trypanosome Changes Its Coat.”

Professor Donelson served as a research mentor of 29 PhD students and 23 postdoctoral fellows. Bruce Citron, Director, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Professor of Molecular Medicine, USF College of Medicine states “He truly cared about his students and the graduate program and provided just the right amount of guidance – not too much and not too little.” Kent Hill, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, UCLA reports that Professor Donelson was “always available for discussion and continuously works to identify opportunities for enriching the training experience of the people in his lab or classroom.” Dr. Shiyong Li, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, states “Professor Donelson had a remarkable ability to phrase constructive criticism in a way that was encouraging, leaving me wanting to work harder and better”. Nearly all of his trainees have gone on to prominent positions in academia and industry; many are leaders in molecular parasitology and molecular biology, thereby carrying on his legacy.

At the time of his University of Iowa retirement in 2011, Dr. Louis Miller of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases wrote a commendation to Dr. Donelson stating, “you were always the leader in the world in molecular biology of Trypanosomes.” In 2012, John surprised us by being offered and accepting an appointment as a visiting professor at the Federal University of Rio Grand do Norte in Brazil, where he teaches biochemistry and conducts genomic research on leishmania.

Dr. Donelson will be honored at the 2016 Distinguished Mentor Award Celebration and Lecture from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, in 1110A MERF.

Biochemistry Alumna Dr. Bridget Coughlin named CEO of the Shedd Aquarium

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

CoughlinBiochemistry  Alumna, Bridget Coughlin, a 1999 PhD with John Donelson, was recently named CEO of the Shedd Aquarium. She’ll be the fourth president in the Shedd’s history and the second female head of a Museum Campus institution when she takes over in mid-April. Dr. Coughlin, was previously the vice president of strategic partnerships and programs and adjunct curator at the Denver Science Museum. Read the full Chicago Tribune article here.

2015 Biochemistry Newsletter now available

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Cover_2015_newsletterThe 2015 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.

2013 Publications

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

The Department’s 2013 publications are now in print and mostly available online.

Sheila A. Baker

Baker SA, Kerov V. (2013) Photoreceptor inner and outer segments. Curr Top Membr. 72:231-65. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-417027-8.00007-6. PMID: 24210432

Liu X, Kerov V, Haeseleer F, Majumder A, Artemyev N, Baker SA, Lee A. (2013) Dysregulation of Cav 1.4 channels disrupts the maturation of photoreceptor synaptic ribbons in congenital stationary night blindness type 2. Channels (Austin). 7(6). PMID: 24064553

Knoflach D, Kerov V, Sartori SB, Obermair GJ, Schmuckermair C, Liu X, Sothilingam V, Garrido MG, Baker SA, Glösmann M, Schicker K, Seeliger M, Lee A, Koschak A. (2013) Cav1.4 IT mouse as model for vision impairment in human congenital stationary night blindness type 2. Channels (Austin). 7(6). PMID:24051672

Pearring JN, Salinas RY, Baker SA, Arshavsky VY. (2013) Protein sorting, targeting and trafficking in photoreceptor cells. Prog Retin Eye Res. 36:24-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2013.03.002. PMID: 23562855

Heather L. Bartlett

Ng B, Mathews KD, Bartlett HL. (2013) A 16-week-old infant with failure to thrive and hypotonia. Clin Pediatr (Phila).52(11):1075-8. DOI: 10.1177/0009922813502125. PMID: 24027232

Charles M. Brenner

Mei SC, Brenner C.(2013) NAD as a Genotype-Specific Drug Target. Chem Biol. 20(11):1307-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2013.11.001. PMID: 24267273

Fagan RL, Wu M, Chédin F, Brenner C. (2013) An ultrasensitive high throughput screen for DNA methyltransferase 1-targeted molecular probes. PLoS One. 8(11):e78752. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078752. PMID: 24236046

Kennelly PJ, Bond JS, Masters BS, Dennis EA, Brenner C, Raben DM. (2013) Desperately seeking Flexner: time to reemphasize basic science in medical education. Acad Med. 88(10):1405-6. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3182a225be. PMID: 24064614

Ghanta S, Grossmann RE, Brenner C. (2013) Mitochondrial protein acetylation as a cell-intrinsic, evolutionary driver of fat storage: Chemical and metabolic logic of acetyl-lysine modifications. Crit Rev Biochem Mol Biol. 48(6):561-74. DOI: 10.3109/10409238.2013.838204. PMID: 24050258

Brenner C. (2013) Demystifying the Chalk Talk. ASBMB Today. 12(8):33-35.

Huang J, Stewart A, Maity B, Hagen J, Fagan RL, Yang J, Quelle DE, Brenner C, Fisher RA. (2013) RGS6 suppresses Ras-induced cellular transformation by facilitating Tip60-mediated Dnmt1 degradation and promoting apoptosis. Oncogene. DOI: 10.1038/onc.2013.324. PMID:23995786

Fagan RL, Cryderman DE, Kopelovich L, Wallrath LL, Brenner C. (2013) Laccaic acid A is a direct, DNA-competitive inhibitor of DNA methyltransferase 1. J Biol Chem. 288(33):23858-67. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.480517. PMID: 23839987

Brenner C. (2013) Rethinking Premedical and Health Professional Curricula in Light of MCAT 2015. Journal of Chemical Education. 90:807-812. DOI:10.1021/ed4002738.

Trammell SAJ & Brenner C. (2013) Targeted, LCMC-Based Metabolomics for Quantitative Measurement of NAD+ Metabolites. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal. 4:e201301012. DOI: 10.5936/csbj.201301012.

Bogan KL & Brenner C. (2013) Biochemistry: Niacin/NAD(P). Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry. W.J. Lennarz & M.D. Lane, eds., 3:172-178, Academic Press.

Brenner C. (2013) Changes in chemistry and biochemistry education: creative responses to medical college admissions test revisions in the age of the genome. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 41(1):1-4. DOI: 10.1002/bmb.20653. PMID: 23281187

John M. Dagle

Kim J, Stirling KJ, Cooper ME, Ascoli M, Momany AM, McDonald EL, Ryckman KK, Rhea L, Schaa KL, Cosentino V, Gadow E, Saleme C, Shi M, Hallman M, Plunkett J, Teramo KA, Muglia LJ, Feenstra B, Geller F, Boyd HA, Melbye M, Marazita ML, Dagle JM, Murray JC. (2013) Sequence variants in oxytocin pathway genes and preterm birth: a candidate gene association study. BMC Med Genet. 14:77. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2350-14-77. PMID: 23889750

Alleman BW, Bell EF, Li L, Dagle JM, Smith PB, Ambalavanan N, Laughon MM, Stoll BJ, Goldberg RN, Carlo WA, Murray JC, Cotten CM, Shankaran S, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Ellsbury DL, Hale EC, Newman NS, Wallace DD, Das A, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. (2013) Individual and center-level factors affecting mortality among extremely low birth weight infants. Pediatrics. 132(1):e175-84. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-3707. PMID: 23753096

Mohamed S, Murray JC, Dagle JM, Colaizy T. (2013) Hyperglycemia as a risk factor for the development of retinopathy of prematurity. BMC Pediatr. 13(1):78. PMID: 23679669

Ryckman KK, Shchelochkov OA, Cook DE, Berberich SL, Copeland S, Dagle JM, Murray JC. (2013) The influence of maternal disease on metabolites measured as part of newborn screening. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 26(14):1380-3. DOI: 10.3109/14767058.2013.791267. PMID: 23550828

Ryckman KK, Dagle JM, Shchelochkov OA, Ehinger N, Poole SD, Berberich SL, Reese J, Murray JC. (2013) Association of amino acids with common complications of prematurity. Pediatr Res. 73(6):700-5. DOI: 10.1038/pr.2013.43. PMID: 23481552

Brandon S. Davies

Young SG, Yang SH, Davies BS, Jung HJ, Fong LG. (2013) Targeting protein prenylation in progeria. Sci Transl Med. 5(171):171ps3. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3005229. PMID: 23390246

Kris A. DeMali

Maiers JL, Peng X, Fanning AS, DeMali KA. (2013) ZO-1 recruitment to α-catenin–a novel mechanism for coupling the assembly of tight junctions to adherens junctions. J Cell Sci. 126(Pt 17):3904-15. DOI: 10.1242/jcs.126565. PMID: 23813953

Johnston JJ, Wen KK, Keppler-Noreuil K, McKane M, Maiers JL, Greiner A, Sapp JC; NIH Intramural Sequencing Center, DeMali KA, Rubenstein PA, Biesecker LG. (2013) Functional analysis of a de novo ACTB mutation in a patient with atypical Baraitser-Winter syndrome. Hum Mutat. 34(9):1242-9. DOI: 10.1002/humu.22350. PMID: 23649928

John E. Donelson

Yao C, Gaur Dixit U, Barker JH, Teesch LM, Love-Homan L, Donelson JE, Wilson ME. (2013) Attenuation of Leishmania infantum chagasi metacyclic promastigotes by sterol depletion. Infect Immun. 81(7):2507-17. DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00214-13. PMID: 23630964

Adrian H. Elcock

Stark AC, Andrews CT, Elcock AH. (2013) Toward optimized potential functions for protein-protein interactions in aqueous solutions: osmotic second virial coefficient calculations using the MARTINI coarse-grained force field. J Chem Theory Comput. 9(9). DOI: 10.1021/ct400008p. PMID: 24223529

Thomas AS, Mao S, Elcock AH. (2013) Flexibility of the bacterial chaperone trigger factor in microsecond-timescale molecular dynamics simulations. Biophys J. 105(3):732-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.06.028. PMID: 23931321

Randak CO, Dong Q, Ver Heul AR, Elcock AH, Welsh MJ. (2013) ATP and AMP mutually influence their interaction with the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) adenylate kinase cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) at separate binding sites. J Biol Chem. 288(38):27692-701. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.479675. PMID: 23921386

Frembgen-Kesner T, Elcock AH. (2013) Computer Simulations of the Bacterial Cytoplasm. Biophys Rev. 5(2):109-119. PMID: 23914257

Elcock AH. (2013) A molecule-centered method for accelerating the calculation of hydrodynamic interactions in Brownian dynamics simulations containing many flexible biomolecules. J Chem Theory Comput. 9(7):3224-3239. PMID: 23914146

Zhu S, Travis SM, Elcock AH. (2013) Accurate calculation of mutational effects on the thermodynamics of inhibitor binding to p38α MAP kinase: a combined computational and experimental study. J Chem Theory Comput. 9(7):3151-3164. PMID: 23914145

Andrews CT, Elcock AH. (2013) Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Highly Crowded Amino Acid Solutions: Comparisons of Eight Different Force Field Combinations with Experiment and with Each Other. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 9 (10): 4585–4602. DOI: 10.1021/ct400371h

Ernesto J. Fuentes

Willett JW, Tiwari N, Müller S, Hummels KR, Houtman JC, Fuentes EJ, Kirby JR. (2013) Specificity residues determine binding affinity for two-component signal transduction systems. MBio. 4(6):e00420-13. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00420-13. PMID: 24194534

Joshi M, Gakhar L, Fuentes EJ. (2013) High-resolution structure of the Tiam1 PHn-CC-Ex domain. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 69(Pt 7):744-52. DOI: 10.1107/S1744309113014206. PMID:23832200

Liu Y, Collins C, Kiosses WB, Murray AM, Joshi M, Shepherd TR, Fuentes EJ, Tzima E. (2013) A novel pathway spatiotemporally activates Rac1 and redox signaling in response to fluid shear stress. J Cell Biol. 201(6):863-73. DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201207115. PMID: 23733346

Liu X, Shepherd TR, Murray AM, Xu Z, Fuentes EJ. (2013) The structure of the Tiam1 PDZ domain/ phospho-syndecan1 complex reveals a ligand conformation that modulates protein dynamics. Structure.21(3):342-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2013.01.004. PMID: 23395182

Lokesh Gakhar

Joshi M, Gakhar L, Fuentes EJ. (2013) High-resolution structure of the Tiam1 PHn-CC-Ex domain. Acta Crystallogr Sect F Struct Biol Cryst Commun. 69(Pt 7):744-52. DOI: 10.1107/S1744309113014206. PMID: 23832200

Majumder A, Gopalakrishna KN, Cheguru P, Gakhar L, Artemyev NO. (2013) Interaction of aryl hydrocarbon receptor-interacting protein-like 1 with the farnesyl moiety. J Biol Chem. 288(29):21320-8. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.476242. Epub 2013 Jun 4. PMID: 23737531

Pashkova N, Gakhar L, Winistorfer SC, Sunshine AB, Rich M, Dunham MJ, Yu L, Piper RC. (2013) The yeast Alix homolog Bro1 functions as a ubiquitin receptor for protein sorting into multivesicular endosomes. Dev Cell. 25(5):520-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2013.04.007. PMID: 23726974

Darbro BW, Mahajan VB, Gakhar L, Skeie JM, Campbell E, Wu S, Bing X, Millen KJ, Dobyns WB, Kessler JA, Jalali A, Cremer J, Segre A, Manak JR, Aldinger KA, Suzuki S, Natsume N, Ono M, Hai HD, Viet le T, Loddo S, Valente EM, Bernardini L, Ghonge N, Ferguson PJ, Bassuk AG. (2013) Mutations in extracellular matrix genes NID1 and LAMC1 cause autosomal dominant Dandy-Walker malformation and occipital cephaloceles. Hum Mutat. 34(8):1075-9. DOI: 10.1002/humu.22351. PMID: 23674478

Pryor JM, Gakhar L, Washington MT. (2013) Structure and functional analysis of the BRCT domain of translesion synthesis DNA polymerase Rev1. Biochemistry. 52(1):254-63. DOI: 10.1021/bi301572z. PMID: 23240687

Liu Y, Bartlett JA, Di ME, Bomberger JM, Chan YR, Gakhar L, Mallampalli RK, McCray PB Jr, Di YP. (2013) SPLUNC1/BPIFA1 contributes to pulmonary host defense against Klebsiella pneumoniae respiratory infection. Am J Pathol. 182(5):1519-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2013.01.050. PMID: 23499554

Pamela K. Geyer

Soshnev AA, Baxley RM, Manak JR, Tan K, Geyer PK. (2013) The insulator protein Suppressor of Hairy-wing is an essential transcriptional repressor in the Drosophila ovary. Development. 140(17):3613-23. DOI: 10.1242/dev.094953. PMID: 23884443

Barton LJ, Pinto BS, Wallrath LL, Geyer PK. (2013) The Drosophila nuclear lamina protein otefin is required for germline stem cell survival. Dev Cell. 25(6):645-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2013.05.023. PMID: 23806619

Theresa L. Gioannini

Shirey KA, Lai W, Scott AJ, Lipsky M, Mistry P, Pletneva LM, Karp CL, McAlees J, Gioannini TL, Weiss J, Chen WH, Ernst RK, Rossignol DP, Gusovsky F, Blanco JC, Vogel SN. (2013) The TLR4 antagonist Eritoran protects mice from lethal influenza infection. Nature. 497(7450):498-502. DOI: 10.1038/nature12118. PMID: 23636320

Teghanemt A, Weiss JP, Gioannini TL. (2013) Radioiodination of an endotoxin·MD-2 complex generates a novel sensitive, high-affinity ligand for TLR4. Innate Immun. 19(5):545-60. DOI: 10.1177/1753425913475688. PMID: 23439691

Catherine A. Musselman

Musselman CA, Gibson MD, Hartwick EW, North JA, Gatchalian J, Poirier MG, Kutateladze TG. (2013) Binding of PHF1 Tudor to H3K36me3 enhances nucleosome accessibility. Nat Commun. 4:2969. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3969. PMID: 24352064

Andrew W. Norris

Olivier AK, Yi Y, Sun X, Sui H, Liang B, Hu S, Xie W, Fisher JT, Keiser NW, Lei D, Zhou W, Yan Z, Li G, Evans TI, Meyerholz DK, Wang K, Stewart ZA, Norris AW, Engelhardt JF. (2013) Abnormal endocrine pancreas function at birth in cystic fibrosis ferrets. J Clin Invest.122(10):3755-68. DOI: 10.1172/JCI60610. PMID:22996690

Lamping KG, Nuno DW, Coppey LJ, Holmes AJ, Hu S, Oltman CL, Norris AW, Yorek MA. (2013) Modification of high saturated fat diet with n-3 polyunsaturated fat improves glucose intolerance and vascular dysfunction. Diabetes Obes Metab.15(2):144-52. DOI: 10.1111/dom.12004. PMID: 22950668

Bryce V. Plapp

Plapp BV, Lee AT, Khanna A, Pryor JM. (2013) Bradykinetic alcohol dehydrogenases make yeast fitter for growth in the presence of allyl alcohol. Chem Biol Interact. 202(1-3):104-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbi.2012.11.010. PMID:23200945

Plapp BV, Kedishvili NY, Rižner TL, Maser E, O’Brien PJ. (2013) Chemico-Biological Interactions. Enzymology and molecular biology of carbonyl metabolism 16. Introduction. Chem Biol Interact. 202(1-3):1. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbi.2013.02.004. PMID: 23497822

David H. Price

Guo J, Li T, Price DH. (2013) Runaway transcription. Genome Biol. 14(9):133. PMID: 24079702

Guo J, Price DH. (2013) RNA Polymerase II Transcription Elongation Control. Chem Rev. 113(11):8583-603. DOI: 10.1021/cr400105n. PMID: 23919563

Van Duyne R, Guendel I, Jaworski E, Sampey G, Klase Z, Chen H, Zeng C, Kovalskyy D, El Kouni MH, Lepene B, Patanarut A, Nekhai S, Price DH, Kashanchi F. (2013) Effect of Mimetic CDK9 Inhibitors on HIV-1-Activated Transcription. J Mol Biol. 425(4):812-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2012.12.005. PMID: 23247501

Miles A. Pufall

Thomas-Chollier M, Watson LC, Cooper SB, Pufall MA, Liu JS, Borzym K, Vingron M, Yamamoto KR, Meijsing SH. (2013) A naturally occurring insertion of a single amino acid rewires transcriptional regulation by glucocorticoid receptor isoforms. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110(44):17826-31. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1316235110. PMID:24127590

Pufall MA, Kaplan CD. (2013) Mechanisms of eukaryotic transcription. Genome Biol. 14(9):311. PMID: 24079829

Watson LC, Kuchenbecker KM, Schiller BJ, Gross JD, Pufall MA, Yamamoto KR. (2013) The glucocorticoid receptor dimer interface allosterically transmits sequence-specific DNA signals. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 20(7):876-83. DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.2595. PMID: 23728292

Peter A. Rubenstein

Wen KK, McKane M, Rubenstein PA. (2013) Importance of a Lys113-Glu195 intermonomer ionic bond in F-actin stabilization and regulation by yeast formins Bni1p and Bnr1p. J Biol Chem. 288(26):19140-53. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.474122. PMID: 23653364

Johnston JJ, Wen KK, Keppler-Noreuil K, McKane M, Maiers JL, Greiner A, Sapp JC; NIH Intramural Sequencing Center, Demali KA, Rubenstein PA, Biesecker LG. (2013) Functional analysis of a de novo ACTB mutation in a patient with atypical Baraitser-Winter syndrome. Hum Mutat. 34(9):1242-9. DOI: 10.1002/humu.22350. PMID: 23649928

Lee CY, Lou J, Wen KK, McKane M, Eskin SG, Ono S, Chien S, Rubenstein PA, Zhu C, McIntire LV. (2013) Actin depolymerization under force is governed by lysine 113:glutamic acid 195-mediated catch-slip bonds. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110(13):5022-7. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1218407110. PMID:23460697

Debra A. Schwinn

Lei B, Schwinn DA, Morris DP. (2013) Stimulation of α1a adrenergic receptors induces cellular proliferation or antiproliferative hypertrophy dependent solely on agonist concentration. PLoS One. 8(8):e72430. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072430. PMID: 23991110

M. Ashley Spies

Whalen KL, Spies MA. (2013) Flooding enzymes: quantifying the contributions of interstitial water and cavity shape to ligand binding using extended linear response free energy calculations. J Chem Inf Model. 53(9):2349-59. DOI: 10.1021/ci400244x. PMID: 24111836

Subramanyam S, Jones WT, Spies M, Spies MA. (2013) Contributions of the RAD51 N-terminal domain to BRCA2-RAD51 interaction. Nucleic Acids Res. 41(19):9020-32. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt691. PMID: 23935068

Whalen KL, Chau AC, Spies MA. (2013) In silico Optimization of a Fragment-Based Hit Yields Biologically Active, High-Efficiency Inhibitors for Glutamate Racemase. ChemMedChem. DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201300271. PMID:23929705

Spies MA. (2013) Nexus Between Protein–Ligand Affinity Rank-Ordering, Biophysical Approaches, and Drug Discovery. ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 4 (10):895–897. DOI: 10.1021/ml4003502

Maria Spies

Murfuni I, Basile G, Subramanyam S, Malacaria E, Bignami M, Spies M, Franchitto A, Pichierri P. (2013) Survival of the replication checkpoint deficient cells requires MUS81-RAD52 function. PLoS Genet. 9(10):e1003910. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003910. PMID: 24204313

Subramanyam S, Jones WT, Spies M, Spies MA. (2013) Contributions of the RAD51 N-terminal domain to BRCA2-RAD51 interaction. Nucleic Acids Res. 41(19):9020-32. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt691. PMID: 23935068

Qi Z, Pugh RA, Spies M, Chemla YR. (2013) Sequence-dependent base pair stepping dynamics in XPD helicase unwinding. Elife. 2:e00334. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.00334. PMID: 23741615

Haghighat Jahromi A, Honda M, Zimmerman SC, Spies M. (2013) Single-molecule study of the CUG repeat-MBNL1 interaction and its inhibition by small molecules. Nucleic Acids Res. 41(13):6687-97. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt330. PMID:23661680

Masuda-Ozawa T, Hoang T, Seo YS, Chen LF, Spies M. (2013) Single-molecule sorting reveals how ubiquitylation affects substrate recognition and activities of FBH1 helicase. Nucleic Acids Res. 41(6):3576-87. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt056. PMID: 23393192

Spies M. (2013) DNA repair: trust but verify. Curr Biol. 23(3):R115-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.12.019. PMID: 23391386

Beyer DC, Ghoneim MK, Spies M. (2013) Structure and Mechanisms of SF2 DNA Helicases. Adv Exp Med Biol. 767:47-73. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5037-5_3. PMID: 23161006

Wu CG, Spies M. (2013) Overview: what are helicases? Adv Exp Med Biol. 767:1-16. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5037-5_1. PMID: 23161004

Earle Stellwagen

Stellwagen E, Peters JP, Maher LJ 3rd, Stellwagen NC. (2013) DNA A-tracts are not curved in solutions containing high concentrations of monovalent cations. Biochemistry. 52(24):4138-48. DOI: 10.1021/bi400118m. PMID: 23675817

Nancy C. Stellwagen

Stellwagen E, Peters JP, Maher LJ 3rd, Stellwagen NC. (2013) DNA A-tracts are not curved in solutions containing high concentrations of monovalent cations. Biochemistry. 52(24):4138-48. DOI: 10.1021/bi400118m. PMID: 23675817

Eric B. Taylor

Gray LR, Tompkins SC, Taylor EB. (2013) Regulation of pyruvate metabolism and human disease. Cell Mol Life Sci. PMID:24363178

Lori L. Wallrath

Fagan RL, Cryderman DE, Kopelovich L, Wallrath LL, Brenner C. (2013) Laccaic acid A is a direct, DNA-competitive inhibitor of DNA methyltransferase 1. J Biol Chem. 288(33):23858-67. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.480517. PMID: 23839987

Barton LJ, Pinto BS, Wallrath LL, Geyer PK. (2013) The Drosophila nuclear lamina protein otefin is required for germline stem cell survival. Dev Cell. 25(6):645-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2013.05.023. PMID: 23806619

Zwerger M, Jaalouk DE, Lombardi ML, Isermann P, Mauermann M, Dialynas G, Herrmann H, Wallrath LL, Lammerding J. (2013) Myopathic lamin mutations impair nuclear stability in cells and tissue and disrupt nucleo-cytoskeletal coupling. Hum Mol Genet. 22(12):2335-49. DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddt079. PMID: 23427149

M. Todd Washington

Dieckman LM, Boehm EM, Hingorani MM, Washington MT. (2013) Distinct structural alterations in proliferating cell nuclear antigen block DNA mismatch repair. Biochemistry. 52(33):5611-9. DOI: 10.1021/bi400378e. PMID: 23869605

Dieckman LM, Washington MT. (2013) PCNA trimer instability inhibits translesion synthesis by DNA polymerase η and by DNA polymerase δ. DNA Repair (Amst). 12(5):367-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.dnarep.2013.02.007. PMID: 23506842

Pryor JM, Gakhar L, Washington MT. (2013) Structure and functional analysis of the BRCT domain of translesion synthesis DNA polymerase Rev1. Biochemistry. 52(1):254-63. DOI: 10.1021/bi301572z. PMID:23240687

Ronald J. Weigel

Bhama AR, Smith RJ, Robinson RA, Weigel RJ, Sugg SL, Howe JR, Lal G. (2013) Preoperative evaluation of thyroglossal duct cysts: children versus adults-is there a difference? Am J Surg. PII: S0002-9610(13)00612-0. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.06.018. PMID: 24246260

Spanheimer PM, Cyr AR, Gillum MP, Woodfield GW, Askeland RW, Weigel RJ. (2013) Distinct Pathways Regulated by RET and Estrogen Receptor in Luminal Breast Cancer Demonstrate the Biological Basis for Combination Therapy. Ann Surg. PMID: 24045439

Lal G, Contreras PG, Kulak M, Woodfield G, Bair T, Domann FE, Weigel RJ. (2013) Human Melanoma cells over-express extracellular matrix 1 (ECM1) which is regulated by TFAP2C. PLoS One. 8(9):e73953. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073953. PMID: 24023917

Lizarraga IM, Sugg SL, Weigel RJ, Scott-Conner CE. (2013) Review of risk factors for the development of contralateral breast cancer. Am J Surg. 206(5):704-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2013.08.002. PMID: 24016706

Spanheimer PM, Stoltze AJ, Howe JR, Sugg SL, Lal G, Weigel RJ . (2013) Do giant parathyroid adenomas represent a distinct clinical entity? Surgery. 154(4):714-8; discussion 718-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2013.05.013. PMID: 23978594

Lizarraga IM, Scott-Conner CE, Muzahir S, Weigel RJ, Graham MM, Sugg SL. (2013) Management of contralateral axillary sentinel lymph nodes detected on lymphoscintigraphy for breast cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 20(10):3317-22. DOI: 10.1245/s10434-013-3151-y. PMID: 23975295

Carr JC, Spanheimer PM, Rajput M, Dahdaleh FS, Lal G, Weigel RJ, Sugg SL, Liao J, Howe JR. (2013) Discriminating pheochromocytomas from other adrenal lesions: the dilemma of elevated catecholamines. Ann Surg Oncol. 20(12):3855-61. DOI: 10.1245/s10434-013-3142-z. PMID: 23884753

Spanheimer PM, Askeland RW, Kulak MV, Wu T, Weigel RJ. (2013) High TFAP2C/low CD44 expression is associated with an increased rate of pathologic complete response following neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer. J Surg Res. 184(1):519-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.04.042. PMID: 23764310

Spanheimer PM, Carr JC, Thomas A, Sugg SL, Scott-Conner CE, Liao J, Weigel RJ. (2013) The response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy predicts clinical outcome and increases breast conservation in advanced breast cancer. Am J Surg. 206(1):2-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.10.025. PMID: 23375759

Kulak MV, Cyr AR, Woodfield GW, Bogachek M, Spanheimer PM, Li T, Price DH, Domann FE, Weigel RJ. (2013) Transcriptional regulation of the GPX1 gene by TFAP2C and aberrant CpG methylation in human breast cancer. Oncogene. 32(34):4043-51. DOI: 10.1038/onc.2012.400. PMID: 22964634

Spanheimer PM, Woodfield GW, Cyr AR, Kulak MV, White-Baer LS, Bair TB, Weigel RJ. (2013) Expression of the RET Proto-oncogene Is Regulated by TFAP2C in Breast Cancer Independent of the Estrogen Receptor. Ann Surg Oncol. 20(7):2204-12. DOI: 10.1245/s10434-012-2570-5. PMID:22878616

Meng Wu

Fagan RL, Wu M, Chédin F, Brenner C. (2013) An ultrasensitive high throughput screen for DNA methyltransferase 1-targeted molecular probes. PLoS One. 8(11):e78752. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078752. PMID: 24236046

Storaska AJ, Mei JP, Wu M, Li M, Wade SM, Blazer LL, Sjögren B, Hopkins CR, Lindsley CW, Lin Z, Babcock JJ, McManus OB, Neubig RR. (2013) Reversible inhibitors of regulators of G-protein signaling identified in a high-throughput cell-based calcium signaling assay. Cell Signal. 25(12):2848-55. DOI: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2013.09.007. PMID: 24041654

Yu H, Lin Z, Mattmann ME, Zou B, Terrenoire C, Zhang H, Wu M, McManus OB, Kass RS, Lindsley CW, Hopkins CR, Li M.( 2013) Dynamic subunit stoichiometry confers a progressive continuum of pharmacological sensitivity by KCNQ potassium channels. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110(21):8732-7. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1300684110. PMID:23650380

Liping Yu

Yu L, Fink BD, Herlein JA, Sivitz WI. (2013) Mitochondrial function in diabetes: novel methodology and new insight. Diabetes. 62(6):1833-42. DOI: 10.2337/db12-1152. PMID: 23328129.

Pashkova N, Gakhar L, Winistorfer SC, Sunshine AB, Rich M, Dunham MJ, Yu L, Piper RC. (2013) The yeast Alix homolog Bro1 functions as a ubiquitin receptor for protein sorting into multivesicular endosomes. Dev Cell. 25(5):520-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.devcel.2013.04.007. PMID: 23726974.

Yoshida-Moriguchi T, Willer T, Anderson ME, Venzke D, Whyte T, Muntoni F, Lee H, Nelson SF, Yu L, Campbell KP. (2013) SGK196 is a glycosylation-specific O-mannose kinase required for dystroglycan function. Science. 341(6148):896-9. DOI: 10.1126/science.1239951. PMID: 23929950.

Yu L, Fink BD, Herlein JA, Oltman CL, Lamping KG, Sivitz WI. (2013) Dietary fat, fatty acid saturation and mitochondrial bioenergetics. J Bioenerg Biomembr. PMID: 24121995.

Peterson TA, Yu L, Piper RC. (2013) Backbone and side-chain NMR assignments for the C-terminal domain of mammalian Vps28. Biomol NMR Assign. PMID: 24366722.

2012 Publications

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The Department’s 2012 publications are now in print and mostly available online.

Heather L. Bartlett

Malloy LE, Wen KK, Pierick AR, Wedemeyer EW, Bergeron SE, Vanderpool ND, McKane M, Rubenstein PA, Bartlett HL. (2012) Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAAD)-causing mutation in actin affects formin regulation of polymerization. J Biol Chem. 287(34):28398-408. PMID:22753406

Pietra BA, Kantor PF, Bartlett HL, Chin C, Canter CE, Larsen RL, Edens RE, Colan SD, Towbin JA, Lipshultz SE, Kirklin JK, Naftel DC, Hsu DT. (2012) Early predictors of survival to and after heart transplantation in children with dilated cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 126(9):1079-86. PMID: 22800850

Charles M. Brenner

J. Boylston, C. Brenner. (2012) FHIT. Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules, S. Choi, ed. 68(7):613-616. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0461-4_68

Brenner C. (2012) Changes in chemistry and biochemistry education: Creative responses to medical college admissions test revisions in the age of the genome. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. PMID:23281187

Brenner C, Ringe D. (2012) Response to the New MCAT: ASBMB Premedical Curriculum. ASBMB Today. 12-14.

Midtkandal RR, Redpath P, Trammell SA, Macdonald SJ, Brenner C, Migaud ME. (2012) Novel synthetic route to the C-nucleoside, 2-deoxy benzamide riboside. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 22(16):5204-7. PMID:22795628

John M. Dagle

Bream EN, Leppellere CR, Cooper ME, Dagle JM, Merrill DC, Christensen K, Simhan HN, Fong CT, Hallman M, Muglia LJ, Marazita ML, Murray JC. (2012) Candidate gene linkage approach to Identify DNA variants that predispose to preterm birth. Pediatr Res. PMID:23168575

Dagle JM, Murray JC. (2012) Applying deep DNA sequencing to common, complex pediatric traits. Pediatrics. 130(6):e1677-8. PMID: 23166345

Mann PC, Cooper ME, Ryckman KK, Comas B, Gili J, Crumley S, Bream EN, Byers HM, Piester T, Schaefer A, Christine PJ, Lawrence A, Schaa KL, Kelsey KJ, Berends SK, Momany AM, Gadow E, Cosentino V, Castilla EE, López Camelo J, Saleme C, Day LJ, England SK, Marazita ML, Dagle JM, Murray JC. (2012) Polymorphisms in the fetal progesterone receptor and a calcium-activated potassium channel isoform are associated with preterm birth in an Argentinian population. J Perinatol.  PMID: 23018797

Ryckman KK, Cook DE, Berberich SL, Shchelochkov OA, Berends SK, Busch T, Dagle JM, Murray JC. (2012) Replication of clinical associations with 17-hydroxyprogesterone in preterm newborns. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 25(3-4):301-5. PMID: 22768660

Kyser KL, Morriss FH Jr, Bell EF, Klein JM, Dagle JM. (2012)  Improving survival of extremely preterm infants born between 22 and 25 weeks of gestation. Obstet Gynecol. 119(4):795-800. PMID: 22433343

Hajj H, Dagle JM. (2012) Genetics of patent ductus arteriosus susceptibility and treatment. Semin Perinatol. 36(2):98-104. PMID: 22414880

Byers HM, Dagle JM, Klein JM, Ryckman KK, McDonald EL, Murray JC, Borowski KS. (2012) Variations in CRHR1 are associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Pediatr Res. 71(2):162-7. PMID: 22258127

Ryckman KK, Dagle JM, Kelsey K, Momany AM, Murray JC. (2012) Genetic associations of surfactant protein D and angiotensin-converting enzyme with lung disease in preterm neonates. J Perinatol. 32(5):349-55. PMID: 21960125

Ryckman KK, Feenstra B, Shaffer JR, Bream EN, Geller F, Feingold E, Weeks DE, Gadow E, Cosentino V, Saleme C, Simhan HN, Merrill D, Fong CT, Busch T, Berends SK, Comas B, Camelo JL, Boyd H, Laurie CC, Crosslin D, Zhang Q, Doheny KF, Pugh E, Melbye M, Marazita ML, Dagle JM, Murray JC. (2012) Replication of a genome-wide association study of birth weight in preterm neonates. J Pediatr. 160(1):19-24.  PMID: 21885063

Brandon Davies

Davies BS, Goulbourne CN, Barnes RH 2nd, Turlo KA, Gin P, Vaughan S, Vaux DJ, Bensadoun A, Beigneux AP, Fong LG, Young SG. (2012) Assessing mechanisms of GPIHBP1 and lipoprotein lipase movement across endothelial cells. J Lipid Res. 53(12):2690-7.  PMID:23008484

Gin P, Goulbourne CN, Adeyo O, Beigneux AP, Davies BS, Tat S, Voss CV, Bensadoun A, Fong LG, Young SG. (2012) Chylomicronemia mutations yield new insights into interactions between lipoprotein lipase and GPIHBP1. Hum Mol Genet. 21(13):2961-72. PMID: 22493000

Jung HJ, Coffinier C, Choe Y, Beigneux AP, Davies BS, Yang SH, Barnes RH 2nd, Hong J, Sun T, Pleasure SJ, Young SG, Fong LG. (2012) Regulation of prelamin A but not lamin C by miR-9, a brain-specific microRNA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(7):E423-31. PMID: 22308344

Weinstein MM, Goulbourne CN, Davies BS, Tu Y, Barnes RH 2nd, Watkins SM, Davis R, Reue K, Tontonoz P, Beigneux AP, Fong LG, Young SG. (2012) Reciprocal metabolic perturbations in the adipose tissue and liver of GPIHBP1-deficient mice. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 32(2):230-5. PMID: 22173228

Davies BS, Beigneux AP, Fong LG, Young SG. (2012)  New wrinkles in lipoprotein lipase biology. Curr Opin Lipidol. 23(1):35-42. PMID: 22123668

Kris A. DeMali

Peng X, Maiers JL, Choudhury D, Craig SW, DeMali KA. (2012) α-Catenin uses a novel mechanism to activate vinculin. J Biol Chem. 287(10):7728-37. PMID: 22235119

Sloan CM, Quinn CV, Peters JP, Farley J, Goetzinger C, Wernli M, DeMali KA, Ellerbroek SM. (2012) Divergence of Rho residue 43 impacts GEF activity. Small GTPases. 3(1):15-22. PMID:22673745

DeMali KA, Adams J.  (2012) Cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Mol Biol Cell, 23:965. DOI:10.1091/mbc.E11-12-0967

Webb DJ, Brown CM, DeMali KA. (2012) Signals Regulating Adhesion DynamicsJournal of Signal Transduction, 2012:785196. DOI: 10.1155/2012/785196

John E. Donelson

Reiling L, Richards JS, Fowkes FJ, Wilson DW, Chokejindachai W, Barry AE, Tham WH, Stubbs J, Langer C, Donelson J, Michon P, Tavul L, Crabb BS, Siba PM, Cowman AF, Mueller I, Beeson JG. (2012) The Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte invasion ligand Pfrh4 as a target of functional and protective human antibodies against malaria. PLoS One. 7(9):e45253. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045253. PMID: 23028883

Weirather JL, Wilson ME, Donelson JE. (2012) Mapping of VSG similarities in Trypanosoma brucei. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 181(2):141-52. PMID: 22079099

Adrian H. Elcock

Reinert ZE, Musselman ED, Elcock AH, Horne WS. (2012) A PEG-based oligomer as a backbone replacement for surface-exposed loops in a protein tertiary structure. Chembiochem. 13(8):1107-11. PMID: 22539233

Lokesh Gakhar

Kohlgraf KG, Ackermann AR, Burnell KK, Srikantha RN, Joly SA, Bartlett JA, Gakhar L, Johnson GK, McCray PB Jr, Guthmiller JM, Brogden KA. (2012) Quantitation of SPLUNC1 in saliva with an xMAP particle-based antibody capture and detection immunoassay. Arch Oral Biol. 57(2):197-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2011.08.013. PMID: 21925642

Mohanty SK, Yu CL, Das S, Louie TM, Gakhar L, Subramanian M. (2012) Delineation of the caffeine C-8 oxidation pathway in Pseudomonas sp. strain CBB1 via characterization of a new trimethyluric acid monooxygenase and genes involved in trimethyluric acid metabolism. J Bacteriol. 194(15):3872-82. PMID: 22609920

Summers RM, Louie TM, Yu CL, Gakhar L, Louie KC, Subramanian M. (2012) Novel, highly specific N-demethylases enable bacteria to live on caffeine and related purine alkaloids. J Bacteriol. 194(8):2041-9. PMID: 22328667

Pamela K. Geyer

Hohl AM, Thompson M, Soshnev AA, Wu J, Morris J, Hsieh TS, Wu CT, Geyer PK. (2012) Restoration of topoisomerase 2 function by complementation of defective monomers in Drosophila. Genetics. 192(3):843-56. PMID: 22923380

Soshnev AA, He B, Baxley RM, Jiang N, Hart CM, Tan K, Geyer PK. (2012) Genome-wide studies of the multi-zinc finger Drosophila Suppressor of Hairy-wing protein in the ovary. Nucleic Acids Res. 40(12):5415-31. PMID: 22406832

Theresa L. Gioannini

Rallabhandi P, Phillips RL, Boukhvalova MS, Pletneva LM, Shirey KA, Gioannini TL, Weiss JP, Chow JC, Hawkins LD, Vogel SN, Blanco JC. (2012) Respiratory syncytial virus fusion protein-induced toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling is inhibited by the TLR4 antagonists Rhodobacter sphaeroides lipopolysaccharide and eritoran (E5564) and requires direct interaction with MD-2. MBio. 3(4). PMID: 22872782

Wendlandt EB, Graff JW, Gioannini TL, McCaffrey AP, Wilson ME. (2012) The role of microRNAs miR-200b and miR-200c in TLR4 signaling and NF-κB activation. Innate Immun. 18(6):846-55. PMID: 22522429

Yu L, Phillips RL, Zhang D, Teghanemt A, Weiss JP, Gioannini TL. (2012) NMR studies of hexaacylated endotoxin bound to wild-type and F126A mutant MD-2 and MD-2·TLR4 ectodomain complexes. J Biol Chem. 287(20):16346-55.  PMID: 22433852

Esparza GA, Teghanemt A, Zhang D, Gioannini TL, Weiss JP. (2012) Endotoxin{middle dot}albumin complexes transfer endotoxin monomers to MD-2 resulting in activation of TLR4. Innate Immun. 18(3):478-91. PMID: 21994253

Piazza, M, Calabrese, V, Damore, G, Cighetti, R, Gioannini, T, Weiss, J, Peri, F. (2012) A synthetic Lipid A mimetic modulates human TLR4 activity.  ChemMedChem. 7: 213-217. PMID:22140087

Yang, D, Postnikov, YV, Li, Y, Tewary, P, de la Rosa, G, Wei, F, Klinman, D, Gioannini, T,Weiss, JP, Furusawa, T, Bustin, M, Oppenheim, JJ.  (2012) High-mobility group nucleosome-binding protein 1 acts as an alarmin and is critical for lipopolysaccharide-induced immune responses.  J. Exp. Med. 209: 157-171. PMID:22184635

Andrew Norris

Olivier AK, Yi Y, Sun X, Sui H, Liang B, Hu S, Xie W, Fisher JT, Keiser NW, Lei D, Zhou W, Yan Z, Li G, Evans TI, Meyerholz DK, Wang K, Stewart ZA, Norris AW, Engelhardt JF. (2012) Abnormal endocrine pancreas function at birth in cystic fibrosis ferrets. J Clin Invest. 122(10):3755-68. PMID: 22996690

Katkhuda R, Peterson ES, Roghair RD, Norris AW, Scholz TD, Segar JL. (2012) Sex-specific programming of hypertension in offspring of late-gestation diabetic rats. Pediatr Res. 72(4):352-61. PMID: 22805998

Hu S, Yao J, Howe AA, Menke BM, Sivitz WI, Spector AA, Norris AW. (2012) Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ decouples fatty acid uptake from lipid inhibition of insulin signaling in skeletal muscle. Mol Endocrinol. 26(6):977-88. PMID: 22474127

Norris AW, Sigmund CD. (2012) A second chance for a PPARγ targeted therapy? Circ Res. 110(1):8-11. PMID: 22223206

Bryce V. Plapp

Plapp BV, Ramaswamy S. (2012) Atomic-resolution structures of horse liver alcohol dehydrogenase with NAD(+) and fluoroalcohols define strained Michaelis complexes. Biochemistry. 51(19):4035-48. PMID: 22531044

David H. Price

Van Duyne R, Guendel I, Jaworski E, Sampey G, Klase Z, Chen H, Zeng C, Kovalskyy D, El Kouni MH, Lepene B, Patanarut A, Nekhai S, Price DH, Kashanchi F. (2012) Effect of Mimetic CDK9 Inhibitors on HIV-1-Activated Transcription. J Mol Biol. PMID: 23247501

Kulak MV, Cyr AR, Woodfield GW, Bogachek M, Spanheimer PM, Li T, Price DH, Domann FE, Weigel RJ. (2012) Transcriptional regulation of the GPX1 gene by TFAP2C and aberrant CpG methylation in human breast cancer. Oncogene. PMID: 22964634

Fujinaga K, Barboric M, Li Q, Luo Z, Price DH, Peterlin BM. (2012) PKC phosphorylates HEXIM1 and regulates P-TEFb activity. Nucleic Acids Res. 40(18):9160-70. PMID: 22821562

Zhou Q, Li T, Price DH. (2012) RNA polymerase II elongation control. Annu Rev Biochem. 81:119-43. PMID: 22404626

Nguyen D, Krueger BJ, Sedore SC, Brogie JE, Rogers JT, Rajendra TK, Saunders A, Matera AG, Lis JT, Uguen P, Price DH. (2012) The Drosophila 7SK snRNP and the essential role of dHEXIM in development. Nucleic Acids Res. 40(12):5283-97. PMID: 22379134

Cheng B, Li T, Rahl PB, Adamson TE, Loudas NB, Guo J, Varzavand K, Cooper JJ, Hu X, Gnatt A, Young RA, Price DH. (2012) Functional association of Gdown1 with RNA polymerase II poised on human genes. Mol Cell. 45(1):38-50. PMID: 22244331

Peterlin BM, Brogie JE, Price DH. (2012) 7SK snRNA: a noncoding RNA that plays a major role in regulating eukaryotic transcription. Wiley Interdiscip Rev RNA. 3(1):92-103. PMID: 21853533

Li T and Price DH. (2012) Gdown1 – making a link between Mediator and RNA polymerase II elongation control. Transcription, 3(4):177-180. PMID:22771989

Miles Pufall

Serafimova IM, Pufall MA, Krishnan S, Duda K, Cohen MS, Maglathlin RL, McFarland JM, Miller RM, Frödin M, Taunton J. (2012)  Reversible targeting of noncatalytic cysteines with chemically tuned electrophiles. Nat Chem Biol. 8(5):471-6. DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.925. PMID: 22466421

Peter A. Rubenstein

Rubenstein PA, Mayer EA. (2012) Familial visceral myopathies: from symptom-based syndromes to actin-related diseases. Gastroenterology. 143(6):1420-3. PMID:23085350

Malloy LE, Wen KK, Pierick AR, Wedemeyer EW, Bergeron SE, Vanderpool ND, McKane M, Rubenstein PA, Bartlett HL. (2012) Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAAD)-causing Mutation in Actin Affects Formin Regulation of Polymerization. J Biol Chem. (34):28398-408. PMID: 22753406

Glenn NO, McKane M, Kohli V, Wen KK, Rubenstein PA, Bartman T, Sumanas S. (2012) The W-loop of alpha-cardiac actin is critical for heart function and endocardial cushion morphogenesis in zebrafish. Mol Cell Biol. 32(17):3527-40. PMID: 22751927

Kruth KA, Rubenstein PA. (2012) Two deafness-causing (DFNA20/26) actin mutations affect Arp2/3-dependent actin regulation. J Biol Chem. 287(32):27217-26. PMID: 22718764

Michael Schnieders

Ren P, Chun J, Thomas DG, Schnieders MJ, Marucho M, Zhang J, Baker NA. (2012) Biomolecular electrostatics and solvation: a computational perspective. Q Rev Biophys. 45(4):427-91. PMID: 23217364

Schnieders MJ, Baltrusaitis J, Shi Y, Chattree G, Zheng L, Yang W, Ren P. (2012) The Structure, Thermodynamics and Solubility of Organic Crystals from Simulation with a Polarizable Force Field. J Chem Theory Comput. 8(5):1721-1736. PMID: 22582032

Schnieders MJ, Kaoud TS, Yan C, Dalby KN, Ren P. (2012) Computational insights for the discovery of non-ATP competitive inhibitors of MAP kinases. Curr Pharm Des. 18(9):1173-85. PMID: 22316156

Debra A. Schwinn

Schwinn DA, Mackensen GB, Brown EN. (2012) Understanding the TXA seizure connection. J Clin Invest. 122(12):4339-41. PMID: 23187134

Arthur Spector

Hu S, Yao J, Howe AA, Menke BM, Sivitz WI, Spector AA, Norris AW. (2012) Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ decouples fatty acid uptake from lipid inhibition of insulin signaling in skeletal muscle. Mol Endocrinol. 26(6):977-88. PMID: 22474127

Maria Spies

Spies M. (2012) There and back again: new single-molecule insights in the motion of DNA repair proteins. Curr Opin Struct Biol. PMID: 23260129

Pugh RA, Wu CG, Spies M. (2012) Regulation of translocation polarity by helicase domain 1 in SF2B helicases. The EMBO Journal. 31, 503 – 514. DOI:10.1038/emboj.2011.412. PMCID: PMC3261565

Eric Taylor

Bricker DK, Taylor EB, Schell JC, Orsak T, Boutron A, Chen YC, Cox JE, Cardon CM, Van Vranken JG, Dephoure N, Redin C, Boudina S, Gygi SP, Brivet M, Thummel CS, Rutter J. (2012) A mitochondrial pyruvate carrier required for pyruvate uptake in yeast, Drosophila, and humans.Science. 337(6090):96-100. PMID: 22628558

Chen YC, Taylor EB, Dephoure N, Heo JM, Tonhato A, Papandreou I, Nath N, Denko NC, Gygi SP, Rutter J.(2012) Identification of a protein mediating respiratory supercomplex stability. Cell Metab. 15(3):348-60. DOI:10.1016/j.cmet.2012.02.006. PMID: 22405070; PMCID: PMC3302151.

Lori L. Wallrath

Wallrath LL, Elgin SC. (2012) Enforcing silencing: dynamic HP1 complexes in Neurospora. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 19(5):465-7. PMID: 22551706

Dialynas G, Flannery KM, Zirbel LN, Nagy PL, Mathews KD, Moore SA, Wallrath LL. (2012) LMNA variants cause cytoplasmic distribution of nuclear pore proteins in Drosophila and human muscle. Hum Mol Genet. 21(7):1544-56. PMID: 22186027

M. Todd Washington

Dieckman LM, Freudenthal BD, Washington MT. (2012) PCNA Structure and Function: Insights from Structures of PCNA Complexes and Post-translationally Modified PCNA. Subcell Biochem. 62:281-99. PMID: 22918591

Dan L. Weeks

Li YE, Allen BG, Weeks DL. (2012) Using ΦC31 integrase to mediate insertion of DNA in Xenopus embryos. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;917:219-30. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-61779-992-1_13.  PMID: 22956091

Ronald J. Weigel

O’Malley Y, Lal G, Howe JR, Weigel RJ, Komorowski RA, Shilyansky J, Sugg SL. (2012) Invasion in follicular thyroid cancer cell lines is mediated by EphA2 and pAkt. Surgery. 152(6):1218-24. PMID: 23158188

Kulak MV, Cyr AR, Woodfield GW, Bogachek M, Spanheimer PM, Li T, Price DH, Domann FE, Weigel RJ. (2012) Transcriptional regulation of the GPX1 gene by TFAP2C and aberrant CpG methylation in human breast cancer. Oncogene.  PMID: 22964634

Spanheimer PM, Woodfield GW, Cyr AR, Kulak MV, White-Baer LS, Bair TB, Weigel RJ. (2012) Expression of the RET Proto-oncogene Is Regulated by TFAP2C in Breast Cancer Independent of the Estrogen Receptor. Ann Surg Oncol. PMID:22878616

Larrieux G, Cupp JA, Liao J, Scott-Conner CE, Weigel RJ. (2012) Effect of introducing hematoma ultrasound-guided lumpectomy in a surgical practice. J Am Coll Surg. 215(2):237-43. PMID: 22632911

Spanheimer PM, Weigel RJ. (2012) Management of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and concurrent thyroid disease: an evolving field. Ann Surg Oncol. 19(5):1428-9. PMID: 22395994

Lal G, Groff M, Howe JR, Weigel RJ, Sugg SL, Lynch CF. (2012) Risk of subsequent primary thyroid cancer after another malignancy: latency trends in a population-based study. Ann Surg Oncol. 19(6):1887-96. PMID: 22227921

Marc S. Wold

Sparks JL, Kumar R, Singh M, Wold MS, Pandita TK, Burgers PM. (2012) Human exonuclease 5 is a novel sliding exonuclease required for genome stability. J Biol Chem. 287(51):42773-83. PMID: 23095756

Hass CS, Chen R, Wold MS. (2012) Detection of posttranslational modifications of replication protein A. Methods Mol Biol. 922:193-204. PMID: 22976188

Lindsey-Boltz LA, Reardon JT, Wold MS, Sancar A. (2012) In vitro analysis of the role of replication protein A (RPA) and RPA phosphorylation in ATR-mediated checkpoint signaling. J Biol Chem. 287(43):36123-31. PMID: 22948311

Hass CS, Lam K, Wold MS. (2012) Repair-specific functions of replication protein A. J Biol Chem. 287(6):3908-18. PMID: 22179778

Meng Wu

Huang F, Zhang H, Wu M, Yang H, Kudo M, Peters CJ, Woodruff PG, Solberg OD, Donne ML, Huang X, Sheppard D, Fahy JV, Wolters PJ, Hogan BL, Finkbeiner WE, Li M, Jan YN, Jan LY, Rock JR. (2012) Calcium-activated chloride channel TMEM16A modulates mucin secretion and airway smooth muscle contraction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109(40):16354-9. PMID: 22988107

Mattmann ME, Yu H, Lin Z, Xu K, Huang X, Long S, Wu M, McManus OB, Engers DW, Le UM, Li M, Lindsley CW, Hopkins CR. (2012) Identification of (R)-N-(4-(4-methoxyphenyl)thiazol-2-yl)-1-tosylpiperidine-2-carboxamide, ML277, as a novel, potent and selective K(v)7.1 (KCNQ1) potassium channel activator. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 22(18):5936-41. PMID: 22910039

Cheung YY, Yu H, Xu K, Zou B, Wu M, McManus OB, Li M, Lindsley CW, Hopkins CR. (2012) Discovery of a series of 2-phenyl-N-(2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)phenyl)acetamides as novel molecular switches that modulate modes of K(v)7.2 (KCNQ2) channel pharmacology: identification of (S)-2-phenyl-N-(2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)phenyl)butanamide (ML252) as a potent, brain penetrant K(v)7.2 channel inhibitor. J Med Chem. 55(15):6975-9. PMID: 22793372

Liping Yu

Yu L, Phillips RL, Zhang D, Teghanemt A, Weiss JP, Gioannini TL. (2012) NMR studies of hexaacylated endotoxin bound to wild-type and F126A mutant MD-2 and MD-2·TLR4 ectodomain complexes. J Biol Chem. 287(20):16346-55. PMID: 22433852

Kei-ichiro, I, Yoshida-Moriguchi, T., Hara Y., Anderson, M. E., Yu, L., Campbell K. P. (2012) Dystroglycan function requires xylosyl- and glucuronyltransferase activities of LARGE.  Science. 335: 93-96. PMID: 22223806

Post DM, Yu L, Krasity BC, Choudhury B, Mandel MJ, Brennan CA, Ruby EG, McFall-Ngai MJ, Gibson BW, Apicella MA. (2012) O-antigen and core carbohydrate of Vibrio fischeri lipopolysaccharide: composition and analysis of their role in Euprymna scolopes light organ colonization. J Biol Chem. 287(11):8515-30. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.324012. PMID: 22247546

 

Department reflects on Iowa-Northwestern connections

Friday, October 14th, 2011

As the Hawkeye football team hosts the Northwestern Wildcats this weekend, the department is reminded of several friendly rivalries between the two schools. Adjunct Professor Joseph Walder was a 1975 MD and 1978 PhD from Northwestern before he joined our faculty. Richard McGee, a 1975 PhD with Arthur Spector and 2010 CCOM Distinguished Alumnus, is now a Professor in Medical Education & Faculty Development, as well as an Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment at  Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. David Engman, a 1990 MD/PhD with John Donelson and currently a Professor of Pathology and Microbiology-Immunology, directs an active research group at Northwestern and recently stepped down as director of the MSTP program after a 16 year tenure. He was past chair of the Medicine Alumni Society Board of Advisors in CCOM. The Iowa/Northwestern connections do indeed run deep. Go Hawks!

Department fetes Plapp and Donelson

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Biochemists gathered on August 29 at Chef’s Table in Iowa City to celebrate the transitions to emeritus of Bryce Plapp and John Donelson, who contributed a combined 77 years of service to the Department.  Charles Brenner read a commendation letter written by Samuel Zakhari of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism on the 40th anniversary of Bryce’s first NIH grant, commending him for his “remarkably productive career in alcohol research, particularly on a central enzyme of alcohol metabolism, alcohol dehydrogenase.” Zakhari’s letter referred to Bryce’s scientific heritage as a senior fellow with Nobelists Stein and Moore and recognized his “extraordinary commitment to mentoring young research scientists.”

James Hartley and Michael Lenardo, former post-doctoral fellows in the Donelson lab, made the trip from the NIH where they now direct laboratories. This gave John the opportunity to muse on James’s DNA sequencing project, the yeast 2 micron circle. Michael brought a commendation letter from Louis Miller of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who wrote that “you were always the leader in the world in molecular biology of Trypanosomes.” He also read from two published recollections of John’s post-doctoral adviser Frederick Sanger (Nobel 1958 and Nobel 1980) on John’s contribution to the development of DNA sequencing.

Former Iowa post-doc Michael Lenardo identifies magnesium as second messenger

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Michael Lenardo, Chief of the Molecular Development of the Immune System section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a former post-doc with John Donelson has a major paper in Nature discovering a second messenger role for magnesium ion in antigen receptor and growth factor receptor signaling. This discovery comes close on the heels of other major papers in PNAS, Immunity and Nature Immunology.

2010 Publications

Friday, February 25th, 2011

The Department’s 2010 publications are now in print and mostly available online. There are papers in Cell, Genes & Development, Human Molecular Genetics, JACS, Journal of Immunology, Molecular Cell, Nature, Nature Medicine, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, PNAS and, and, of course, JBC and Biochemistry.

SHEILA BAKER
Gospe, S.M. 3rd, Baker, S.A., Arshavsky, V.Y. (2010) Facilitative glucose transporter Glut1 is actively excluded from rod outer segments. J Cell Sci 23: 3639-3644. PMID: 20923839

HEATHER BARTLETT
Bartlett, H.L., Escalera, R.B. 2nd, Patel, S.S., Wedemeyer, E.W., Volk, K.A., Lohr, J.L., Reinking, B.E. (2010) Echocardiographic assessment of cardiac morphology and function in Xenopus. Comp Med. 60:107-113. PMID: 20412684

Bartlett, H., Veenstra, G.J., Weeks, D.L. (2010) Examining the cardiac NK-2 genes in early heart development. Pediatr Cardiol. 31:335-41. PMID: 19967350

CHARLES M. BRENNER
Bogan, K.L., Brenner, C. (2010) 5’-Nucleotidases and their new roles in NAD(+) and phosphate metabolism. New J. Chem. 34:845-853.

Evans, C., Bogan, K.L., Song, P., Burant, C.F., Kennedy, R.T., Brenner, C. (2010) NAD+ metabolite levels as a function of vitamins and calorie restriction: evidence for different mechanisms of longevity. BMC Chem Biol. 10:2. PMID: 20175898

JOHN M. DAGLE
Abu-Maziad, A., Schaa, K., Bell, E.F., Dagle, J.M., Cooper, M., Marazita, M.L., Murray, J.C. (2010) Role of polymorphic variants as genetic modulators of infection in neonatal sepsis. Pediatr. Res. 68:323-329. PMID: 20463618

Waleh, N., Hodnick, R., Jhaveri, N., McConaghy, S., Dagle, J., Seidner, S., McCurnin, D., Murray, J.C., Ohls, R., Clyman, R.I. (2010) Patterns of gene expression in the ductus arteriosus are related to environmental and genetic risk factors for persistent ductus patency. Pediatr. Res. 68:292-297.

KRIS DEMALI
Peng, X., Cuff, L.E, Lawton, C.D., DeMali, K.A. (2010) Vinculin regulates cell-surface E-cadherin expression by binding to beta-catenin. J. Cell Sci. 123:567-77. PMID: 20086044

Shepherd, T.R., Klaus, S.M., Liu, X., Ramaswamy, S., DeMali, K.A., Fuentes, E.J. (2010) The Tiam1 PDZ domain couples to Syndecan1 and promotes cell-matrix adhesion. J Mol Biol. 398:730-746. PMID: 20361982

JOHN E. DONELSON
DebRoy, S., Keenan, A.B., Ueno, N., Jeronim, S.M., Donelson, J.E., Wilson, M.E. (2010) Leishmania infantum chagasi: A genome-based approach to identification of excreted/secreted proteins. Exp Parasitol. 126:582-591. PMID: 20542033

Yao, C., Li, Y., Donelson, J.E., Wilson, M.E. (2010) Proteomic examination of Leishmania chagasi plasma membrane proteins: Contrast between avirulent and virulent (metacyclic) parasite forms. Proteomics Clin. Appl. 4:4-16. PMID: 21137013

ADRIAN ELCOCK
Elcock, A.H. (2010) Models of macromolecular crowding effects and the need for quantitative comparisons with experiment. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 20:196-206. Review. PMID: 20167475

Frembgen-Kesner, T., Elcock, A.H. (2010) Absolute protein-protein association rate constants from flexible, coarse-grained Brownian dynamics simulations: The role of intermolecular hydrodynamic interactions in barnase-barstar association. Biophys. J. 99:L75-77. PMID: 21044566

McGuffee, S.R., Elcock, A.H. (2010) Diffusion, crowding & protein stability in a dynamic molecular model of the bacterial cytoplasm. PLoS Comput. Biol. 6(3):e1000694. PMID: 20221255

Zhu, S., Elcock, A.H. (2010) A complete thermodynamic characterization of electrostatic and hydrophobic associations in the temperature range 0 to 100 °C from explicit-solvent molecular dynamics simulations. J. Chem. Theory Comput. 6:1293-1306.

ERNESTO J. FUENTES
Ramadugu, S.K., Chung, Y.H., Fuentes, E.J., Rice, K.G., Margulis, C.J. (2010) In silico prediction of the 3D structure of trimeric asialoglycoprotein receptor bound to triantennary oligosaccharide. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132:9087-9095. PMID: 20540518

Shepherd, T.R., Klaus, S.M., Liu, X., Ramaswamy, S., DeMali, K.A., Fuentes, E.J. (2010) The Tiam1 PDZ domain couples to Syndecan1 and promotes cell-matrix adhesion. J. Mol. Biol. 398:730-746. PMID: 20361982

Wen, H., Kim, N., Fuentes, E.J., Mallinger, A., Gonzalez-Alegre, P., Glenn, K. (2010) FBG1 is a promiscuous ubiquitin ligase that sequesters APC2 and causes S-phase arrest. Cell Cycle 9:4506-4517. PMID: 21135578

PAMELA K. GEYER
Dialynas, G., Speese, S., Budnik, V., Geyer, P.K., Wallrath, L.L. (2010) The role of Drosophila Lamin C in muscle function and gene expression. Development 137:3067-3077. PMID: 20702563

THERESA GIOANNINI
Piazza, M., Calabrese, V., Baruffa, C., Gioannini, T., Weiss, J., Peri, F. (2010) The cationic amphiphile 3,4-bis(tetradecyloxy)benzylamine inhibits LPS signaling by competing with endotoxin for CD14 binding. Biochem. Pharmacol. 80:2050-2056. PMID: 20599783

Prohinar, P., Rallabhandi, P., Weiss, J.P., Gioannini, T.L. (2010) Expression of functional D299G.T399I polymorphic variant of TLR4 depends more on coexpression of MD-2 than does wild-type TLR4. J. Immunol. 184:4362-4367. PMID: 20212095

RAMA MALLAMPALLI
Agassandian, M., Chen, B.B., Schuster, C.C., Houtman. J.C., Mallampalli, R.K. (2010) 14-3-3zeta escorts CCTalpha for calcium-activated nuclear import in lung epithelia. FASEB J. 24:1271-1283. PMID: 20007511

Butler, P.L., Mallampalli, R.K. (2010) Cross-talk between remodeling and de novo pathways maintains phospholipid balance through ubiquitination. J. Biol. Chem. 285(9):6246-6258. PMID: 20018880

Gakhar, L., Bartlett, J.A., Penterman, J., Mizrachi, D., Singh, P.K., Mallampalli, R.K., Ramaswamy, S., McCray, P.B. Jr. (2010) PLUNC is a novel airway surfactant protein with anti-biofilm activity. PLoS One 5:e9098. PMID: 20161732

Murthy, S., Ryan, A., He, C., Mallampalli, R.K., Carter, A.B. (2010) Rac1-mediated mitochondrial H2O2 generation regulates MMP-9 gene expression in macrophages via inhibition of SP-1 and AP-1. J. Biol. Chem. 285:25062-25073. PMID: 20529870

Ray, N.B., Durairaj, L., Chen, B.B., McVerry, B.J., Ryan, A.J., Donahoe, M., Waltenbaugh, A,K., O’Donnell, C.P., Henderson, F.C., Etscheidt, C.A., McCoy, D.M., Agassandian, M., Hayes-Rowan, E.C,. Coon, T.A., Butler, P.L., Gakhar, L., Mathur, S.N., Sieren, J.C., Tyurina, Y.Y., Kagan, V.E., McLennan, G., Mallampalli, R.K. (2010) Dynamic regulation of cardiolipin by the lipid pump Atp8b1 determines the severity of lung injury in experimental pneumonia. Nat. Med. 16:1120-1127. PMID: 20852622

PETER L. NAGY
Calva-Cerqueira, D., Dahdaleh, F.S., Woodfield, G., Chinnathambi, S., Nagy, P.L., Larsen-Haidle, J., Weigel, R.J., Howe, J.R. (2010) Discovery of the BMPR1A promoter and germline mutations that cause juvenile polyposis. Hum. Mol. Genet. 19:4654-4662. PMID: 20843829

BRYCE V. PLAPP
Plapp, B.V. (2010) Conformational changes and catalysis by alcohol dehydrogenase. Archives Biochem. & Biophys. 493:3-12. PMID: 19583966

DAVID H. PRICE
Bartkowiak, B., Liu, P., Phatnani, H.P., Fuda, N.J., Cooper, J.J., Price, D.H., Adelman, K., Lis, J.T., Greenleaf, A.L. (2010) CDK12 is a transcription elongation-associated CTD kinase, the metazoan ortholog of yeast Ctk1. Genes Dev. 24:2303-2316. PMID: 20952539

Cojocaru, M., Bouchard, A., Cloutier, P., Cooper, J.J., Varzavand, K., Price, D.H., Coulombe, B. (2010) Transcription factor IIS cooperates with the E3 ligase UBR5 to ubiquitinate the CDK9 subunit of the positive transcription elongation factor B  J. Biol. Chem. 286:5012-5022. PMID: 21127351

Krueger, B.J., Varzavand, K, Cooper, J.J., Price, D.H. (2010) The mechanism of release of P-TEFb and HEXIM1 from the 7SK snRNP by viral and cellular activators includes a conformational change in 7SK. PLoS One 5:e12335. PMID: 20808803

Price, D.H. (2010) Regulation of RNA polymerase II elongation by c-Myc. Cell 141:399-400. PMID: 20434979

Tahirov, T.H., Babayeva, N.D., Varzavand, K., Cooper, J.J., Sedore, S.C., Price, D.H. (2010) Crystal structure of HIV-1 Tat complexed with human P-TEFb. Nature 465:747-751. PMID: 20535204

MILES PUFALL
Shipp, L.E., Lee, J.V., Yu, C.Y., Pufall, M., Zhang, P., Scott, D.K., Wang, J.C. (2010) Transcriptional regulation of human dual specificity protein phosphatase 1 (DUSP1) gene by glucocorticoids. PLoS One 5:e13754. PMID 21060794

S. RAMASWAMY
Freudenthal, B.D., Gakhar, L., Ramaswamy, S., Washington, M.T. (2010) Structure of monoubiquitinated PCNA and implications for translesion synthesis and DNA polymerase exchange. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 17:479-484. PMID: 20305653

Gakhar, L., Bartlett, J.A., Penterman, J., Mizrachi, D., Singh, P.K., Mallampalli, R.K., Ramaswamy, S., McCray, P.B. Jr. (2010) PLUNC is a novel airway surfactant protein with anti-biofilm activity. PLoS One 5:e9098. PMID: 20161732

Pashkova, N., Gakhar, L. Winistorfer, S.C., Yu, L., Ramaswamy, S., Piper, R.C. (2010) WD40 repeat propellers define a ubiquitin-binding domain that regulates turnover of F box proteins. Mol Cell. 40: 433-443. PMID: 21070969

Shepherd, T.R., Klaus, S.M., Liu, X., Ramaswamy, S., DeMali, K.A., Fuentes, E.J. (2010) The Tiam1 PDZ domain couples to Syndecan1 and promotes cell-matrix adhesion. J Mol Biol. 398:730-746. PMID: 20361982

PETER A. RUBENSTEIN
Bergeron, S.E., Zhu, M., Thiem, S.M., Friderici, K.H., Rubenstein, P.A. (2010) Ion-dependent polymerization differences between mammalian beta- and gamma-nonmuscle actin isoforms. J. Biol. Chem. 285:16087-16095. PMID: 20308063

Kudryashov, D.S., Grintsevich, E.E., Rubenstein, P.A., Reisler, E. (2010) A nucleotide state-sensing region on actin. J. Biol. Chem. 285:25591-25601. PMID: 20530485

Wen, K.K., McKane, M., Stokasimov, E., Fields, J., Rubenstein, P.A. (2010) A potential yeast actin allosteric conduit dependent on hydrophobic core residues val-76 and trp-79. J. Biol. Chem. 285:21185-94. PMID: 20442407

MADELINE A. SHEA
Feldkamp, M.D., O’Donnell, S.E., Yu, L., Shea, M.A. (2010) Allosteric effects of the antipsychotic drug trifluoperazine on the energetics of calcium binding by calmodulin. Proteins 78:2265-2282. PMID: 20544963

O’Donnell, S.E., Yu, L., Fowler, C.A., Shea, M.A. (2010) Recognition of β-calcineurin by the domains of calmodulin: Thermodynamic and structural evidence for distinct roles. Proteins 79:765-86. PMID: 21287611

ARTHUR A. SPECTOR
Fiedorowicz, J.G., Hale, N., Spector, A.A., Coryell, W.H. (2010) Neuroticism but not omega-3 fatty acid levels correlate with early responsiveness to escitalopram. Ann. Clin. Psychiatry 22:157-163. PMID: 20680188

NANCY C. STELLWAGEN
Stellwagen, N.C., Lu, Y.J. (2010) Effect of magnesium ions and temperature on the sequence-dependent curvature of DNA restriction fragments. J Phys. Condens. Matter 22: 494110.

LORI L. WALLRATH
Dialynas, G., Speese, S., Budnik, V., Geyer, P.K., Wallrath, L.L. (2010) The role of Drosophila Lamin C in muscle function and gene expression. Development 137:3067-3077. PMID: 20702563

M. TODD WASHINGTON
Dieckman, L.M., Johnson, R.E., Prakash, S., Washington, M.T. (2010) Pre-steady state kinetic studies of the fidelity of nucleotide incorporation by yeast DNA polymerase delta. Biochemistry 49:7344-7350. PMID: 20666462

Freudenthal, B.D., Brogie, J.E., Gakhar, L., Kondratick, C.M., Washington, M.T. (2010) Crystal Structure of SUMO-Modified Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen. J. Mol. Biol. 406:9-17. PMID: 21167178

Freudenthal, B.D., Gakhar, L., Ramaswamy, S., Washington, M.T. (2010) Structure of monoubiquitinated PCNA and implications for translesion synthesis and DNA polymerase exchange. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 17:479-484. PMID: 20305653

Washington, M.T., Carlson, K.D., Freudenthal, B.D., Pryor, J.M. (2010) Variations on a theme: Eukaryotic Y-family DNA polymerases. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1804:1113-1123. Review. PMID: 19616647

DANIEL L. WEEKS
Bartlett, H., Veenstra, G.J., Weeks, D.L. (2010) Examining the cardiac NK-2 genes in early heart development. Pediatr. Cardiol. 31:335-341. PMID: 19967350

Li, Y., Manaligod, J.M., Weeks, D.L. (2010) EYA1 mutations associated with the branchio-oto-renal syndrome result in defective otic development in Xenopus laevis. Biol. Cell. 102:277-292. PMID: 19951260

RONALD J. WEIGEL
Calva-Cerqueira, D., Dahdaleh, F.S., Woodfield, G., Chinnathambi, S., Nagy, P.L., Larsen-Haidle, J., Weigel, R.J., Howe, J.R. (2010) Discovery of the BMPR1A promoter and germline mutations that cause juvenile polyposis. Hum. Mol. Genet. 19:4654-4662. PMID: 20843829

Fang, S.H., Guidroz, J.A., O’Malley, Y., Lal, G., Sugg, S.L., Howe, J.R., Jensen, C.S., Weigel, R.J. (2010) Expansion of a cell population expressing stem cell markers in parathyroid glands from patients with hyperparathyroidism. Ann. Surg. 251:107-113. PMID: 20009751

Gollapalli, V., Liao, J., Dudakovic, A., Sugg, S.L., Scott-Conner, C.E., Weigel, R.J. (2010) Risk factors for development and recurrence of primary breast abscesses. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 211:41-48. PMID: 20610247

Lal, G., Fairchild, T., Howe, J.R., Weigel, R.J., Sugg, S.L., Menda, Y. (2010) PET-CT scans in recurrent or persistent differentiated thyroid cancer: is there added utility beyond conventional imaging? Surgery 148:1082-1089; discussion 1089-90. Review. PMID: 21134537

Woodfield, G.W., Chen, Y., Bair, T.B., Domann, F.E., Weigel, R.J. (2010) Identification of primary gene targets of TFAP2C in hormone responsive breast carcinoma cells. Genes Chromosomes Cancer 49:948-962. PMID: 20629094

MARC S. WOLD
Choi, J.H., Lindsey-Boltz, L.A., Kemp, M., Mason, A.C., Wold, M.S., Sancar, A. (2010) Reconstitution of RPA-covered single-stranded DNA-activated ATR-Chk1 signaling. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107:13660-13665. PMID: 20616048

Haring, S.J., Humphreys, T.D., Wold, M.S. (2010) A naturally occurring human RPA subunit homolog does not support DNA replication or cell-cycle progression. Nuc. Acids Res. 38:846-858. PMID: 19942684

Hass, C.S., Gakhar, L., Wold, M.S. (2010) Functional characterization of a cancer causing mutation in human replication protein A. Mol. Cancer Res. 8:1017-1026. PMID: 20587534

Humphreys, T.D., Wold, M.S. (2010) Eukaryotic replication protein A. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester, 2010.

Kemp, M.G., Mason, A.C., Carreira, A., Reardon, J.T., Haring, S.J., Borgstahl, G.E., Kowalczykowski, S.C., Sancar, A., and Wold, M.S. (2010) An alternative form of RPA (aRPA) expressed in normal human tissues supports DNA repair. J. Biol. Chem. 285:4788-4797. PMID: 19996105

Machwe, A., Lozada, E., Wold, M.S., Li, G.M., Orren, D.K. (2010) Molecular Cooperation between the Werner Syndrome Protein and Replication Protein A in Relation to Replication Fork Blockage. J. Biol. Chem. 286:3497-3508. PMID: 21107010

Mason, A.C, Roy, R., Simmons, D.T., Wold, M.S. (2010) Functions of alternative replication protein A in initiation and elongation. Biochemistry 49:5919-5928. PMID: 20545304

LIPING YU
Feldkamp, M.D., O’Donnell, S.E., Yu, L., Shea, M.A. (2010) Allosteric effects of the antipsychotic drug trifluoperazine on the energetics of calcium binding by calmodulin. Proteins 78:2265-2282. PMID: 20544963

O’Donnell, S.E., Yu, L., Fowler, C.A., Shea, M.A. (2010) Recognition of β-calcineurin by the domains of calmodulin: Thermodynamic and structural evidence for distinct roles. Proteins 79:765-86. PMID: 21287611