Author: Nicholas Caito

Congratulations to Drake Jensen for being selected for the 2017 Elson Fellowship in honor of Dr. Elliot Elson

Mr. Drake Jensen received his B.A. in Chemistry and B.S. in Biology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2013. During this time, he began pursuing research in equilibrium and kinetic studies of Calmodulin target recognition. After graduation he continued research in the same lab and completed a M.S. in Chemistry in 2015. He joined the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University the same year as part of the Computational & Molecular Biophysics program. (more…)

Eclipse Party – 2017

On Monday, August 21st, 2017, Jayma invited members of the BMB Department out to her house to get a good view the total eclipse of the sun.

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Arranging eukaryotic nuclear DNA polymerases for replication: Specific interactions with accessory proteins arrange Pols α, δ, and ϵ in the replisome for leading-strand and lagging-strand DNA replication.

Kunkel T.A. and Burgers P.M.
Arranging eukaryotic nuclear DNA polymerases for replication: Specific interactions with accessory proteins arrange Pols α, δ, and ϵ in the replisome for leading-strand and lagging-strand DNA replication.
Bioessays. 39(8). (2017) (Abstract)

Combinations of isoform-targeted histone deacetylase inhibitors and bryostatin analogues display remarkable potency to activate latent HIV without global T-cell activation.

Albert B.J., Niu A., Ramani R., Marshall G.R., Wender P.A., Williams R.M., Ratner L., Barnes A.B., and Kyei G.B.
Combinations of isoform-targeted histone deacetylase inhibitors and bryostatin analogues display remarkable potency to activate latent HIV without global T-cell activation.
Sci Rep. 7(1):7456. (2017) (Abstract)

Noroviruses Co-opt the Function of Host Proteins VAPA and VAPB for Replication via a Phenylalanine-Phenylalanine-Acidic-Tract-Motif Mimic in Nonstructural Viral Protein NS1/2.

McCune B.T., Tang W., Lu J., Eaglesham J.B., Thorne L., Mayer A.E., Condiff E., Nice T.J., Goodfellow I., Krezel A.M., and Virgin H.W.
Noroviruses Co-opt the Function of Host Proteins VAPA and VAPB for Replication via a Phenylalanine-Phenylalanine-Acidic-Tract-Motif Mimic in Nonstructural Viral Protein NS1/2.
MBio. 8(4) (2017) (Abstract)

Combining short- and long-range fluorescence reporters with simulations to explore the intramolecular dynamics of an intrinsically disordered protein

Franziska Zosel, Dominik Haenni, Andrea Soranno, Daniel Nettels, and Benjamin Schuler
Combining short- and long-range fluorescence reporters with simulations to explore the intramolecular dynamics of an intrinsically disordered protein
The Journal of Chemical Physics, Volume 147, Issue 15 (2017). (Abstract)