In collaboration with Dr. Paul Randazzo, we are studying the structure and interactions between Arf proteins and a member of the ASAP family of Arf-GAP proteins. We have produced a variety of stable-isotope variants of these proteins and established conditions for NMR spectroscopic studies. Studies are underway to provide resonance assignments, structure confirmation based on existing known structures and to determine structures which are unknown, binding studies of cofactors, and to examine the assembly of larger multi-domain and multi-component systems. New findings are emerging on the role of the PH domain within ASAP1, which we are pursuing. We are developing methods to examine these proteins in a membrane environment. We will also combine the use of SAXS data with novel NMR and EPR methods to develop three-dimensional structural models of these complexes.
|Jian, Xiaoying; Tang, Wai-Kwan; Zhai, Peng et al. (2015) Molecular Basis for Cooperative Binding of Anionic Phospholipids to the PH Domain of the Arf GAP ASAP1. Structure 23:1977-88|
|Gruschus, James M; Byrd, R Andrew; Randazzo, Paul A (2014) The importance of seeing surface (effects). Structure 22:363-5|