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Papers Co-authored by U.Va. Program Participants

Bielnicki J, Devedjiev Y, Derewenda U, Dauter Z, Joachimiak A, Derewenda ZS. Proteins. 2006 Jan 1;62(1):144-51. B. subtilis ykuD protein at 2.0 A resolution: insights into the structure and function of a novel, ubiquitous family of bacterial enzymes.

Cooper DR, Surendranath Y, Devedjiev Y, Bielnicki J, Derewenda ZS. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2007 Dec;63(Pt 12):1269-73. Epub 2007 Nov 16. Structure of the Bacillus subtilis OhrB hydroperoxide-resistance protein in a fully oxidized state.

Kauffman AS, Bojkowska K, Rissman EF.  Physiol Behav. 2010 Jan 12;99(1):100-8. Critical periods of susceptibility to short-term energy challenge during pregnancy: Impact on fertility and offspring development.

Bojkowska K,
Hamczyk MM, Tsai HW, Riggan A, Rissman EF. Horm Behav. 2008 Feb;53(2):342-50. Epub 2007 Nov 17. Neuropeptide Y influences acute food intake and energy status affects NPY immunoreactivity in the female musk shrew (Suncus murinus).

Kauffman AS, Bojkowska K, Wills A, Rissman EF. Endocrinology. 2006 Nov;147(11):5069-77. Epub 2006 Jul 27. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone-II messenger ribonucleic acid and protein content in the mammalian brain are modulated by food intake.

Derewenda U, Boczek T, Gorres KL, Yu M, Hung LW, Cooper D, Joachimiak A, Raines RT, Derewenda ZS. Biochemistry. 2009 Sep 15;48(36):8664-71.Structure and function of Bacillus subtilis YphP, a prokaryotic disulfide isomerase with a CXC catalytic motif.

Cooper DR, Boczek T, Grelewska K, Pinkowska M, Sikorska M, Zawadzki M, Derewenda Z. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2007 May;63(Pt 5):636-45. Epub 2007 Apr 21. Protein crystallization by surface entropy reduction: optimization of the SER strategy.

Cieślik M,
Derewenda ZS. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2009 May;65(Pt 5):500-9. Epub 2009 Apr 18. The role of entropy and polarity in intermolecular contacts in protein crystals.

Janda I
, Devedjiev Y, Cooper D, Chruszcz M, Derewenda U, Gabrys A, Minor W, Joachimiak A, Derewenda ZS. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2004 Jun;60(Pt 6):1101-7. Epub 2004 May 21. Harvesting the high-hanging fruit: the structure of the YdeN gene product from Bacillus subtilis at 1.8 angstroms resolution.

Janda I
, Devedjiev Y, Derewenda U, Dauter Z, Bielnicki J, Cooper DR, Graf PC, Joachimiak A, Jakob U, Derewenda ZS. Structure. 2004 Oct;12(10):1901-7. The crystal structure of the reduced, Zn2+-bound form of the B. subtilis Hsp33 chaperone and its implications for the activation mechanism.

Cierpicki T, Bielnicki J, Zheng M, Gruszczyk J, Kasterka M, Petoukhov M, Zhang A, Fernandez EJ, Svergun DI, Derewenda U, Bushweller JH, Derewenda ZS. Protein Sci. 2009 Oct;18(10):2067-79 The solution structure and dynamics of the DH-PH module of PDZRhoGEF in isolation and in complex with nucleotide-free RhoA.

Cierpicki T, Risner LE, Grembecka J, Lukasik SM, Popovic R, Omonkowska M, Shultis DD, Zeleznik-Le NJ, Bushweller JH. Nat Struct Mol Biol. . [Epub ahead of print] Structure of the MLL CXXC domain-DNA complex and its functional role in MLL-AF9 leukemia.

Pielecka J,
Quaynor SD, Moenter SM. Endocrinology. 2006 Mar;147(3):1474-9. Epub 2005 Dec 8. Androgens increase gonadotropin-releasing hormone neuron firing activity in females and interfere with progesterone negative feedback.

Pielecka J,
Moenter SM. Biol Reprod. 2006 May;74(5):931-7. Epub 2006 Feb 1. Effect of steroid milieu on gonadotropin-releasing hormone-1 neuron firing pattern and luteinizing hormone levels in male mice.

Hoberg JE, Popko AE, Ramsey CS, Mayo MW. Mol Cell Biol. 2006 Jan;26(2):457-71. IkappaB kinase alpha-mediated derepression of SMRT potentiates acetylation of RelA/p65 by p300.

Ellena JF, Liang B, Wiktor M, Stein A, Cafiso DS, Jahn R, Tamm LK. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Dec 1;106(48):20306-11. Epub 2009 Nov 16. Dynamic structure of lipid-bound synaptobrevin suggests a nucleation-propagation mechanism for trans-SNARE complex formation.

Papers Co-authored by Chicago Program Participants

Mateja A, Szlachcic A, Downing ME, Dobosz M, Mariappan M, Hedge RS, Keenan RJ. NATURE (2009) 461:361-6. The structural basis of tail-anchored membrane protein recognition by Get3.

Rizk SS, Luchniak A, Uysal S, Brawley CM, Rock RS, Kossiakoff AA. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2009) 106:11011-5. An engineered substance P variant for receptor-mediated delivery of synthetic antibodies into tumor cells.

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