Author: Nicholas Caito

New chemical probes enable Mass Spectrometry-based footprinting of human protein structure in lipid membranes and cells

January 31st, 2019 – Weikai Li, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, along with Michael L. Gross, PhD, professor of chemistry, immunology, and medicine, received a new four year grant award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for their research entitled “New chemical probes enable Mass Spectrometry-based footprinting of human protein structure in lipid membranes and cells”.

2018 BMB Holiday Party

CooperOn December 8th, 2018, the BMB Department celebrated its annual Holiday Party at Saratoga Lanes in Maplewood, MO. Everyone enjoyed bowling, pool and a visit from Santa.

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A stable tetramer is not the only oligomeric state that mitochondrial single-stranded DNA binding proteins can adopt.

Singh S.P., Kukshal V., & Galletto R. (2019). “A stable tetramer is not the only oligomeric state that mitochondrial single-stranded DNA binding proteins can adopt.” J Biol Chem. 2019 Jan 7. pii: jbc.RA118.007048. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.007048. [Epub ahead of print] (Abstract)

Hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor-2 stabilizes Epcam and maintains epithelial organization in the mouse intestine.

Kawaguchi M., Yamamoto K., Takeda N., Fukushima T., Yamashita F., Sato K., Kitamura K., Hippo Y., Janetka J.W., & Kataoka H. (2019). “Hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor-2 stabilizes Epcam and maintains epithelial organization in the mouse intestine.” Commun Biol. 2019 Jan 4;2:11. doi: 10.1038/s42003-018-0255-8. eCollection 2019. (Abstract)