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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.
Lu, YY et al. (2021) DIAmeter: matching peptides to data-independent acquisition mass spectrometry data. Bioinformatics 37 (Suppl_1):i434-i442. PubMed PMID:34252924
Wellington Miranda, S et al. (2021) A covariation analysis reveals elements of selectivity in quorum sensing systems. Elife 10 :. PubMed PMID:34180398
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
Mohieldin, AM et al. (2021) Ciliary extracellular vesicles are distinct from the cytosolic extracellular vesicles. J Extracell Vesicles 10 (6):e12086. PubMed PMID:33936569