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We are developing technology to produce biosensors based on a ligand-binding domain (LBD) that may, in principle, be applied to any target molecule. The power of this method is illustrated in this paper by development of biosensors for digoxin and progesterone.
In this work, we combine the results of protein cross-linking mass spectrometry with iterative structural modelling to determine the molecular architecture of the 10-member Dam1p protein complex in S. cerevisiae. Using this technique, we can model conformational changes resulting from binding with microtubules.
Thomas, EB et al. (2021) Staging Encystation Progression in Giardia lamblia Using Encystation-Specific Vesicle Morphology and Associating Molecular Markers. Front Cell Dev Biol 9 :662945. PubMed PMID:33987184
Brilot, AF et al. (2021) CM1-driven assembly and activation of yeast γ-tubulin small complex underlies microtubule nucleation. Elife 10 :. PubMed PMID:33949948
Pirie, E et al. (2021) S-nitrosylated TDP-43 triggers aggregation, cell-to-cell spread, and neurotoxicity in hiPSCs and in vivo models of ALS/FTD. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 118 (11):. PubMed PMID:33692125
Kim, TK et al. (2021) Borrelia burgdorferi infection modifies protein content in saliva of Ixodes scapularis nymphs. BMC Genomics 22 (1):152. PubMed PMID:33663385
Bamberger, C et al. (2021) The Host Interactome of Spike Expands the Tropism of SARS-CoV-2. bioRxiv :. PubMed PMID:33619478