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New Research

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.

Read more in eLIFE or in PubMed Central.

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.

Read more in Nature Communications or in PubMed Central.

Latest Publications

Baboo, S et al. (2021) DeGlyPHER: An Ultrasensitive Method for the Analysis of Viral Spike N-Glycoforms. Anal Chem 93 (40):13651-13657. PubMed PMID:34597027

Ganguly, A et al. (2021) Clathrin packets move in slow axonal transport and deliver functional payloads to synapses. Neuron 109 (18):2884-2901.e7. PubMed PMID:34534453

Jiang, P et al. (2021) A modified fluctuation assay reveals a natural mutator phenotype that drives mutation spectrum variation within Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Elife 10 :. PubMed PMID:34523420

Woodall, NB et al. (2021) De novo design of tyrosine and serine kinase-driven protein switches. Nat Struct Mol Biol 28 (9):762-770. PubMed PMID:34518698

Zhou, W et al. (2021) Expanding the binding specificity for RNA recognition by a PUF domain. Nat Commun 12 (1):5107. PubMed PMID:34429425