Research Lab Results for ATP
Berger LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
James Berger, Ph.D.
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
The Berger Lab's research is focused on understanding how multi-subunit assemblies use ATP for ...overcoming topological challenges within the chromosome and controlling the flow of genetic information. A long-term goal is to develop mechanistic models that explain in atomic level detail how macromolecular machines transduce chemical energy into force and motion, and to determine how cells exploit and control these complexes and their activities for initiating DNA replication, shaping chromosome superstructure and executing myriad other essential nucleic-acid transactions.Research Areas: biochemistry, proteomics, ATP, DNA, genomics
Our principal approaches include a blend of structural (X-ray crystallography, single-particle EM, SAXS) and solution biochemical methods to define the architecture, function, evolution and regulation of biological complexes. We also have extensive interests in mechanistic enzymology and the study of small-molecule inhibitors of therapeutic potential, the development of chemical approaches to trapping weak protein/protein and protein/nucleic acid interactions, and in using microfluidics and single-molecule approaches for biochemical investigations of protein dynamics. view more
Steven Claypool LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Steven Claypool, Ph.D.
Research in the Claypool Lab is focused on defining how lipids and membrane proteins interact t...o establish and maintain normal mitochondrial function and how derangements in this complex relationship result in pathophysiology. We have demonstrated that yeast lacking tafazzin recapitulates all of the phospholipid abnormalities observed in human patients and many of the mitochondrial defects.Research Areas: biochemistry, proteomics, lipids, yeast, mitochondria, oxidative phosphorylation
Another major project in our lab focuses on the mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier that is required for oxidative phosphorylation. Researchers are studying how these novel interactions help establish normal mitochondrial function, the biochemical details of these associations, and whether disturbances in these assemblies can contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction. view more