Team:University of Chicago/Papers
Please post links to relevant papers here with brief descriptions. Sign your name in case we have questions. I'll start us off with everything I've gotten by email so far.
Patent: Method of producing bioadhesive protein. Making mussel proteins since 1990! ---Steve Kron
Patent: Bioadhesive precursor protein expression vectors. I swear these people just photocopied their application and mailed it out again. ---Steve Kron
Patent: Production of bioadhesive precursor protein analogs by genetically engineered organisms. New pictures this time. ---Steve Kron
An E. coli Expression System for the Extracellular Secretion of Barley α-Amylase (pdf). Entry into the wide-word of secretion-system manipulation.
Type III protein secretion systems in Bacterial Pathogens of Plants and Animals (pdf). A nice review of natural type III secretion systems we can take advantage of, preferably without getting bubonic plague.
Salmonella Secretion pathway
Delineation of Upstream Signaling Events in the Salmonella Pathogenicity Island 2 Transcriptional Activation Pathway. Kim et al. What turns on SPI-2.
Recombinant mussel adhesive protein Mgfp-5 as cell adhesion biomaterial. Modified Mgfp-5 is better than Cell-Tak or poly-L-lysine; unmodified is about the same as Cell-Tak. It survives harsher washes on glass than BSA or Cell-Tak. ---Steve Kron
Practical recombinant hybrid mussel bioadhesive fp-151. A recombinant fp-1/fp-5 fusion protein works in cell bioadhesion assays. 1g/L production and soluble. ---Steve Kron
"Mussel-Inspired Surface Chemistry for Multifunctional Coatings." Use of dopamine for the coating of materials. --Rob
"A reversible wet/dry adhesive inspired by mussels and geckos." Messersmith's combination of gecko-foot "pillars" and mussel-foot adhesive. Was on the cover of nature!!
"Tyrosine Inhibitory Peptide found in Flies. Potential "off switch" for tyrosinase activity - perhaps to terminate the continued growth of a glue-glob, or perhaps to prevent the conversion of DOPA into a quinone. Also potential for a negative feedback loop, as the peptide contains a potentially important DOPA.." --Rob
"Direct spectrophotometric assay of monooxygenase and oxidase activities of mushroom tyrosinase in the presence of synthetic and natural substrates"--a good methods paper for tyrosinase spectroscopy. --Daniel.
"Robustness analysis and tuning of synthetic gene networks." Modeling gene networks (Weiss). ---Nora
"Model checking genetic regulatory networks with parameter uncertainty." Another Weiss paper. --Nora
2007 Ideas. Great big honking list of references. ---Thomas Graham
"Quorum Sensing in E.Coli" Bioluminescence Activation via Q.S. -Rob
"." Patent for stable extracellular tyrosinase which may or may not be useful --Laura
Molecular Biology Primer written by yours truly--Daniel
"Isolation, purification and characterization of b-1,3-glucan binding protein from the plasma of marine mussel Perna viridis" Assays for another binding protein that may be useful for our methods section.--Daniel
"The Hydroxylation of Phenylalanine and Tyrosine: A Comparison with Salicylate and Tryptophan." How the Fenton Reaction can hydroxylize Tyr into DOPA.--Daniel