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February 9, 2018

A video of Koehler’s seminar, “Mitochondrial Protein Transport and Disease: Another Block in the Wall”, can be viewed here. Her seminar was part of the second session titled “Understanding the Importance of Mitochondria from Cell Biology to Human Health.” 
 
Much of our understanding of mitochondrial genetics and the importance of mitochondria in human health and disease is due to the groundbreaking work of Dr. Douglas C....

February 9, 2018

Professor Jose Rodriguez holds the Howard Reiss Development Chair in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and he is a member of the UCLA-DOE Institute. He joined the UCLA faculty as an assistant professor of biochemistry in July 2016. To learn more about the Rodriguez group’s research, visit their website.

From the Daily Bruin (by Joseph Ong):
 
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February 9, 2018

In a study published in December in Nature Communications, researchers led by Professors Emil Reisler (UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Hong Zhou (UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics) demonstrate that modification of actin’s methionine residues leads to rapid depolymerization of actin filaments. Via structural studies, the researchers discover that oxidation of two of actin’s methionine residues by Mical family enzymes leads to unstable contacts between actin subunits and thus...

February 9, 2018

Traditional methods of mass spectrometry reveal what proteins form a complex but usually cannot reveal how the protein complex is assembled or what parts of each protein interact. Obtaining this structural data via X-ray crystallography or NMR spectroscopy can be difficult for large protein complexes.
 
To address this difficulty, the team has developed a workflow using high resolution Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) mass spectrometry (MS) to analyze intact protein complexes, which could prove useful for a variety of applications including drug development and...

January 10, 2018
In a study published in August 2017, UCLA researchers led by Dr. Ina-Beate Wanner, an associate researcher in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and Dr. Joseph Loo, professor in the UCLA...
January 10, 2018
Those recognized were Prof. David Eisenberg for biochemistry and ...
November 27, 2017
At the event hosted by gBSA, undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs from all labs banded into six teams to compete in a battle of wits. Second-year student Won Jung served as the MC for the night.
 
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