Welcome to the Robertson Laboratory Journal Club! In these meetings, we will discuss new and old papers that are related to the research we carry out in the lab. Selected papers will focus on the following topics: experimental and computational studies of membrane protein form and function, membrane protein folding and synthesis, and the physical behavior of lipid bilayers. If you are interested in attending, please email Janice Robertson (janice.robertson@wustl.edu) to get on the email list.

Where: North Building, Conference Room 2807

When: Thursdays, 12-1 pm … bring your lunch!

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Direct protein-lipid interactions shape the conformational landscape of secondary transporters

Chloe Martens, Mrinal Shekhar, Antoni J. Borysik, Andy M. Lau, Eamonn Reading, Emad Tajkhorshid, Paula J. Booth & Argyris Politis.


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Dimeric structure of the uracil:proton symporter UraA provides mechanistic insights into the SLC4/23/26 transporter

X. Yu, G. Yang, C. Yan, J.L. Baylon, J. Jiang, H. Fan, G. Lu, K. Hasegawa, H. Okumura, T. Wang, E. Tajkhorshid, S. Li & N. Yan.

Cell Res. 2017 Aug; 27(8): 1020-1033

doi: 10.1038/cr.2017.83

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Diblock copolymers enhance folding of a mechanosensitive membrane protein during cell-free expression.

M.L. Jacobs, M.A. Boyd & N.P. Kamat.

PNAS March 5, 2019 116 (10) 4031-4036




Dual-topology insertion of a dual-topology membrane protein

N. Woodall, Y. Yin and James U. Bowie.

Nature Communications 6, Article number:8099 (2015).




Confronting Fusion Protein-Based Membrane Protein Topology Mapping with Reality: The Escherichia coli ClcA H+/Cl- Exchange Transporter.

M. Cassel, S. Seppälä and Gunnar von Heijne.

J. Mol. Biol. (2008) 381, 860-866.