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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

Savinov, A et al. (2022) Mapping functional regions of essential bacterial proteins with dominant-negative protein fragments. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 119 (26):e2200124119. PubMed PMID:35749361

Shah, SH et al. (2022) Quantitative BONCAT Allows Identification of Newly Synthesized Proteins after Optic Nerve Injury. J Neurosci 42 (19):4042-4052. PubMed PMID:35396330

Hills, E et al. (2022) Comprehensive Mutational Analysis of the Lasso Peptide Klebsidin. ACS Chem Biol 17 (4):998-1010. PubMed PMID:35315272

Shah, SH et al. (2022) Quantitative transportomics identifies Kif5a as a major regulator of neurodegeneration. Elife 11 :. PubMed PMID:35259089

Plubell, DL et al. (2022) Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together Again: What Does Protein Quantification Mean in Bottom-Up Proteomics?. J Proteome Res 21 (4):891-898. PubMed PMID:35220718