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Filippo Mancia recent lab publication in Science

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Filippo Manicia,Ph.D., Department of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, recent Science publication on Structures of aminoarabinose transferase ArnT suggest a molecular basis for lipid A glycosylation.

Science 05 Feb 2016: Vol. 351, Issue 6273, pp. 608-612


Recent Colecraft lab publication in Nature Communications

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Cartoon conceptualization of ChIMP (channel inactivation induced by membrane tethering an associated protein), a new method to generate calcium channel blockers discovered by the Colecraft lab. Diverse cytosolic proteins (represented by the chimp) that bind intracellular loops of voltage-dependent calcium channel pore-forming subunits can be converted to calcium channel blockers by tethering them to the plasma membrane. The method provides a general approach to develop novel genetically encoded calcium channel blockers.
(Nature Communications, 2013;4:2540. doi: 10.1038/ncomms3540).



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Larry Abbott,Ph.D., Neuroscience and Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, has been awarded one of the first Mathematical Neuroscience Prizes by Israel Brain Technologies. The prize, to be awarded annually, honors researchers worldwide who have significantly advanced our understanding of the neural mechanisms of perception, behavior, and thought through the application of mathematical analysis and theoretical modeling.