Recent Research Papers from our NMR facility

Vorontsova MA, Maes D, Vekilov PG. “Recent advances in the understanding of two-step nucleation of protein crystals” Faraday Discuss. 2015, 179, 27

Shan H, Wilson WK, Castillo DA and Matsuda SPT. “Are Isoursenol and γ‑Amyrin Rare Triterpenes in Nature or Simply Overlooked by Usual Analytical Methods?” Org Lett. 2015, 17, 3986−3989.

Sripakdeevong P, Cevec M, Chang AT, Erat MC, Ziegeler M, Zhao Q, Fox GE, Gao X, Kennedy SD, Kierzek R, Nikonowicz EP, Schwalbe H, Sigel RK, Turner DH, Das R. “Structure determination of noncanonical RNA motifs guided by ¹H NMR chemical shifts” Nat Methods. 2014 11:413-6.

Castillo DA, Kolesnikova MD, Matsuda SPT. “An Effective Strategy for Exploring Unknown Metabolic Pathways by Genome Mining” J Am Chem Soc. 2013 135:5885−5894

Peterson C, Vannucci M, Karakas C, Choi W, Ma L, Maletić-Savatić M. “Inferring metabolic networks using the Bayesian adaptive graphical lasso with informative priors” Stat Interface 2013 6:547–558.

Dasgupta I, Gao X, Fox GE. “Structural properties of DNA oligomers containing (GACX)n and (GAXC)n tandem repeats” Biopolymers. 2012 97:155-64.

Joshi MK, Moran S, Beckingham KM, MacKenzie KR. “Structure of androcam supports specialized interactions with myosin VI” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2012 109:13290-5.

Zhao Q, Huang HC, Nagaswamy U, Xia Y, Gao X, Fox GE. “UNAC tetraloops: to what extent do they mimic GNRA tetraloops?” Biopolymers. 2012 97:617-28.

Xia Y, Zhu Q, Jun KY, Wang J, Gao X. “Clean STD-NMR spectrum for improved detection of ligand-protein interactions at low concentration of protein” Magn Reson Chem. 2010 48:918-24.

Chillar A, Wu J, So SP, Ruan KH. “Involvement of non-conserved residues important for PGE2 binding to the constrained EP3 eLP2 using NMR and site-directed mutagenesis” FEBS Lett. 2008 582:2863-8.

Xia Y, Moran S, Nikonowicz EP, Gao X. “Z-restored spin-echo 13C 1D spectrum of straight baseline free of hump, dip and roll” Magn Reson Chem. 2008 46:432-5.

Chan PK, Zhao M, Che CT, Mak E. “Cytotoxic acylated triterpene saponins from the husks of Xanthoceras sorbifolia” J Nat Prod. 2008 71:1247-50.

Xia Y, Veeraraghavan S, Zhu Q, Gao X. “Fast (4,3)D GFT-TS NMR for NOESY of small to medium-sized proteins” J Magn Reson. 2008 190:142-8.

Chan PK. “Acylation with diangeloyl groups at C21-22 positions in triterpenoid saponins is essential for cytotoxicity towards tumor cells” Biochem Pharmacol. 2007 73:341-50.

Chen JZ, Han XW, Liu Q, Makriyannis A, Wang J, Xie XQ. “3D-QSAR studies of arylpyrazole antagonists of cannabinoid receptor subtypes CB1 and CB2. A combined NMR and CoMFA approach” J Med Chem. 2006 49:625-36.

Zhao Q, Nagaswamy U, Lee H, Xia Y, Huang HC, Gao X, Fox GE. “NMR structure and Mg2+ binding of an RNA segment that underlies the L7/L12 stalk in the E.coli 50S ribosomal subunit” Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 33:3145-53.

Gao T, Zhang X, Xia Y, Cho Y, Sacchettini JC, Golden SS, Li-Wang AC. “1H, 13C and 15N chemical shift assignments of the C-terminal, 133-residue pseudo-receiver domain of circadian input kinase (CikA) in Synechococcus elongates” J Biomol NMR. 2005 32:259.

Xie XQ, Chen JZ. “NMR structural comparison of the cytoplasmic juxtamembrane domains of G-protein-coupled CB1 and CB2 receptors in membrane mimetic dodecylphosphocholine micelles” J Biol Chem. 2005 280:3605-12

Xia Y, Legge G, Jun KY, Qi Y, Lee H, Gao X. “IP-COSY, a totally in-phase and sensitive COSY experiment.” Magn Reson Chem. 2005 43:372-9.

Jun KY, Xia Y, Han X, Zhang H, Timchenko L, Swanson MS, Gao X. “1H, 15N and 13C chemical shift assignments of RNA repeats binding protein CUGBP1ab” J Biomol NMR. 2004 30:371-2.

Geng L, Wu J, So SP, Huang G, Ruan KH. “Structural and functional characterization of the first intracellular loop of human thromboxane A2 receptor” Arch Biochem Biophys. 2004 423:253-65.

Zhu G, Xia Y, Lin D, Gao X. “TROSY-based NMR experiments for the study of macromolecular dynamics and hydrogen bonding” Methods Mol Biol. 2004 278:161-84.

Shimogawa H, Kwon Y, Mao Q, Kawazoe Y, Choi Y, Asada S, Kigoshi H, Uesugi M. “A wrench-shaped synthetic molecule that modulates a transcription factor-coactivator interaction” J Am Chem Soc. 2004 126:3461-71.

Zhu G, Xia Y, Lin D, Gao X. “TROSY-based correlation and NOE spectroscopy for NMR structural studies of large proteins” Methods Mol Biol. 2004 278:57-78.

Ruan KH, Wu J, So SP, Jenkins LA, Ruan CH. “NMR structure of the thromboxane A2 receptor ligand recognition pocket” Eur J Biochem. 2004 271:3006-16.

Xia Y, Zhu G, Veeraraghavan S, Gao X. “(3,2)D GFT-NMR experiments for fast data collection from proteins” J Biomol NMR. 2004 29:467-76.

Li C, Xia Y, Gao X, Gershon PD. “Mechanism of RNA 2'-O-methylation: evidence that the catalytic lysine acts to steer rather than deprotonate the target nucleophile” Biochemistry. 2004 43:5680-7.

Ruan KH, Wu J, So SP, Jenkins LA. “Evidence of the residues involved in ligand recognition in the second extracellular loop of the prostacyclin receptor characterized by high resolution 2D NMR techniques” Arch Biochem Biophys. 2003 418:25-33.

So SP, Wu J, Huang G, Huang A, Li D, Ruan KH. “Identification of residues important for ligand binding of thromboxane A2 receptor in the second extracellular loop using the NMR experiment-guided mutagenesis approach” J Biol Chem. 2003 278:10922-7.

Xia Y, Yee A, Arrowsmith CH, Gao X. “1H(C) and 1H(N) total NOE correlations in a single 3D NMR experiment. 15N and 13C time-sharing in t1 and t2 dimensions for simultaneous data acquisition.” J Biomol NMR. 2003 27:193-203.

Wu J, So SP, Ruan KH. “Solution structure of the third extracellular loop of human thromboxane A2 receptor” Arch Biochem Biophys. 2003 414:287-93.

Deng H, Wu J, So SP, Ruan KH. “Identification of the residues in the helix F/G loop important to catalytic function of membrane-bound prostacyclin synthase” Biochemistry. 2003 42:5609-17.

Wu J, So SP, Ruan KH. “Determination of the membrane contact residues and solution structure of the helix F/G loop of prostaglandin I2 synthase” Arch Biochem Biophys. 2003 411:27-35.

Ruan KH, So SP, Zheng W, Wu J, Li D, Kung J. “Solution structure and topology of the N-terminal membrane anchor domain of a microsomal cytochrome P450: prostaglandin I2 synthase” Biochem J. 2002 368:721-8.

Nagaswamy U, Gao X, Martinis SA, Fox GE. “NMR structure of a ribosomal RNA hairpin containing a conserved CUCAA pentaloop” Nucleic Acids Res. 2001 29:5129-39.

Ruan KH, So SP, Wu J, Li D, Huang A, Kung J. “Solution structure of the second extracellular loop of human thromboxane A2 receptor” Biochemistry. 2001 40:275-80.

So SP, Li D, Ruan KH. “Identification of the substrate interaction site in the N-terminal membrane anchor segment of thromboxane A2 synthase by determination of its substrate analog conformational changes using high resolution NMR technique” J Biol Chem. 2000 275:40679-85.