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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

da Silva Vaz Junior, I et al. (2024) Changes in saliva protein profile throughout Rhipicephalus microplus blood feeding. Parasit Vectors 17 (1):36. PubMed PMID:38281054

Martin, R et al. (2024) Template switching between the leading and lagging strands at replication forks generates inverted copy number variants through hairpin-capped extrachromosomal DNA. PLoS Genet 20 (1):e1010850. PubMed PMID:38175823

Cheng, LC et al. (2023) Comparative membrane proteomics reveals diverse cell regulators concentrated at the nuclear envelope. Life Sci Alliance 6 (9):. PubMed PMID:37433644

Song, R et al. (2023) Trans-Golgi protein TVP23B regulates host-microbe interactions via Paneth cell homeostasis and Goblet cell glycosylation. Nat Commun 14 (1):3652. PubMed PMID:37339972

Keller, A et al. (2023) Condition-dependent fitness effects of large synthetic chromosome amplifications. bioRxiv :. PubMed PMID:37333112