Student Publications

BMB students produce substantial bodies of work that lead to high quality, peer-reviewed publications. The menus below highlight the first-author papers our students have published in recent years.


 Butyrophilin3A proteins and Vγ9Vδ2 T cell activation.  Gu S, Borowska MT, Boughter CT, Adams EJ.  Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2018 Mar 9. pii: S1084-9521(16)30436-0. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2018.02.007. Review. PMID: 2947103 

Kudryashova E, Heisler DB, Williams B, Harker AJ, Shafer K, Quinlan ME, Kovar DR, Vavylonis D, Kudryashov DS. 2018. Actin Cross-Linking Toxin Is a Universal Inhibitor of Tandem-Organized and Oligomeric G-Actin Binding Proteins. Curr Biol 28:1536-1547.e9. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.03.065. PMCID:PMC5964048.  


Phosphoantigen-induced conformational change of butyrophilin 3A1 (BTN3A1) and its implication on Vγ9Vδ2 T cell activation.  Gu S, Sachleben JR, Boughter CT, Nawrocka WI, Borowska MT, Tarrasch JT, Skiniotis G, Roux B, Adams EJ.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 29;114(35):E7311-E7320. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1707547114. Epub 2017 Aug 14.  PMID: 28807997   [see notes above]

Burke TA, Harker AJ, Dominguez R, Kovar DR. 2017. The bacterial virulence factors VopL and VopF nucleate actin from the pointed end. J Cell Biol. doi:10.1083/jcb.201608104. PMCID:PMC5412564. 

Leonard, J.D., Gilmore, D.C., Dileepan, T., Nawrocka, W.I., Chao, J.L., Schoenbach, M.H., Jenkins, M.K., Adams, E.J., and Savage, P.A. (2017). Identification of Natural Regulatory T Cell Epitopes Reveals Convergence on a Dominant Autoantigen. Immunity, 47(1):107-117.

Wohlever, M., Mateja, A., McGilvray, P. T., Day, K.J., Keenan, R.J. (2017). Msp1 Is a Membrane Protein Dislocase for Tail-Anchored Proteins. Molecular Cell, 67(2): 1-9.

Riback, J.A., Katanski, C.D., Kear-Scott, J.L., Pilipenko, E.V., Rojek, A.E., Sosnick, T.R., and Drummond, D.A. (2017). Stress-Triggered Phase Separation Is an  Adaptive, Evolutionarily Tuned Response.Cell, 168(6 ): 1028-1040.

Anghel, S.A., McGilvray, P. T., Hegde, M.S., Keenan, R.J. (2017). Identification of Oxa1 Homologs Operating in the Eukaryotic Endoplasmic Reticulum. Cell Reports, 21: 1-9.


Dominik PK, Borowska MT, Dalmas O, Kim SS, Perozo E, Keenan RJ, Kossiakoff AA. Conformational chaperones for structural studies of membrane proteins using antibody phage display with nanodiscsStructure. 2016 Feb 2;24(2):300-9. Epub 2015 Dec 31. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2015.11.014. PMID: 26749445 [ this is from UChicago biosciences

Winkelman JD, Suarez C, Hocky GM, Harker AJ, Morganthaler AN, Christensen JR, Voth GA, Bartles JR, Kovar DR. 2016. Fascin- and α-Actinin-Bundled Networks Contain Intrinsic Structural Features that Drive Protein Sorting. Current Biology 26:2697-2706. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.080. PMCID:PMC5119644.


A YidC-like Protein in the Archaeal Plasma Membrane.  Borowska MT, Dominik PK, Anghel SA, Kossiakoff AA, Keenan RJ.  Structure. 2015 Sep 1;23(9):1715-1724. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2015.06.025. Epub 2015 Aug 6.  PMID: 26256539