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imageOur EffortsWe are studying the effects of post-translational modification on membrane proteins involved human diseases. We use in vitro glycosylation to study the changes that occur when a sugar group is attached to a protein. Read More
imageOur Methods We use both solution and solid-state NMR to determine the structure, dynamics and interactions of membrane proteins in lipid environments that resemble the membranes of cells. Read More
imageRecent Presentations Rachel Dolan and Emily Forster presented their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center on April 19 Read More
imageNews Michael Harris received his PhD in Spring of 2022 after defending his dissertation. Read About This & More

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Selected Publications

In vitro glycosylation of membrane proteins using N-glycosyltransferaseACS Omega, 2021 6: 12133-12142 Liyanage L, Harris, MS, Cook GA


Expression, purification and structural analysis of the full-length human integral membrane protein γ-sarcoglycanProtein Expr Purif, 2020 167:105525 Jamaleddine, M, Harris, MS, Liyanage L, Cook GA


Three-dimensional structure and interaction studies of hepatitis C virus p7 in 1,2-dihexanoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine by solution nuclear magnetic resonance Biochemistry, 2013, 52:5295-303 Cook GA, Dawson LA, Tian, Y, Opella, SJ


'q-Titration' of long-chain and short-chain lipids differentiates between structured and mobile residues of membrane proteins studied in bicelles by solution NMR spectroscopy J Magn Reson, 2012, 214:111-8 Son WS, Park SH, Nothnagel HJ, Lu GJ, Wang Y, Zhang H, Cook GA, Howell SC, Opella SJ


Nanodiscs versus macrodiscs for NMR of membrane proteins Biochemistry, 2011, 50:8983-5 Park SH, Berkamp S, Cook GA, Chan MK, Viadiu H, Opella SJ


Structural and biophysical properties of a synthetic channel-forming peptide: designing a clinically relevant anion selective pore Biochim Biophys Acta, 2012, 1818:1039-48 Bukovnik U1, Gao J, Cook GA, Shank LP, Seabra MB, Schultz BD, Iwamoto T, Chen J, Tomich JM


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