Dr. Harris will direct the Molecular Core and a staff of two full-time scientists. This essential Core will service the Program Project entitled "Critical Interactions of APOBEC3s: Molecular Approaches to Novel HIV Therapies" by producing plasmid DNA constructs for APOBEC3 and Vif protein expression in E. coli and mammalian cells. We anticipate completing 10-20 constructs per week and providing a strong foundation for the program investigators.
The interactions of the cellular APOBEC3 proteins and HIV Vif can dictate the fate of a viral infection. Our program scientists aim to provide the most comprehensive information to date on these life-or-death interactions, and our existing large collection of DNA constructs will be expanded even further to meet research objectives.
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|Macdonald, Patrick J; Johnson, Jolene; Chen, Yan et al. (2014) Brightness experiments. Methods Mol Biol 1076:699-718|
|Lyubchenko, Yuri L; Gall, Alexander A; Shlyakhtenko, Luda S (2014) Visualization of DNA and protein-DNA complexes with atomic force microscopy. Methods Mol Biol 1117:367-84|
|Lyubchenko, Yuri L (2014) Nanoscale Nucleosome Dynamics Assessed with Time-lapse AFM. Biophys Rev 6:181-190|
|Albin, John S; Brown, William L; Harris, Reuben S (2014) Catalytic activity of APOBEC3F is required for efficient restriction of Vif-deficient human immunodeficiency virus. Virology 450-451:49-54|
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