BICH 440, Section 201 Schedule for Special Honors Sessions
5:30 - 7:00PM, every other week, Room 403 Biochemistry

Sept. 2 short organizational meeting

Sept. 16 Primary discussants: Ambavane, Angadicheril, Astin
Paper: Maemoto, A, Qu, X., Rosengren, K.J., Tanabe, H., Henschen-Edman, A., Craik, D.J., and Ouellette, A.J. (2004) Functional Analysis of the a-Defensin Disulfide Array in Mouse Cryptdin-4. Journal of Biological Chemistry 279:44188-44196.

Sept. 30 Primary discussants: Bryson, Cloyd, Doerge
Paper: Zhang, Q., Powers, E.T., Nieva, J., Huff, M.E., Dendle, M.A., Bieschke, J., Glabe, C.G., Eschenmoser, A., Wentworth, P., Jr., Lerner, R.A., and Kelly, J.W. (2004) Metabolite-initiated protein misfolding may trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 101:4752-4757.

Oct. 14 Primary discussants: Gaona, Hinders, Huynh
Paper: Xu, M., Arulandu, A., Struck, D.K., Swanson, S., Sacchettini, J.C., and Young, R. (2005) Disulfide Isomerization After Membrane Release of Its SAR Domain Activates P1 Lysozyme. Science 307: 113-117.

Oct. 28 Primary discussants: Joseph, Kilianski, Kingsley
Paper: Montel-Hagen, A., Kinet, S., Manel, N., Mongellaz, C., Prohaska, R., Battini, J.-L., Delaunay, J., Sitbon, M., and Taylor, N. (2008) Erythrocyte Glut1 Triggers Dehydroascorbic Acid Uptake in Mammals Unable to Synthesize Vitamin C. Cell 132:1039-1048.

Nov. 11 Primary discussants: Klattenhoff, Nguyen, Pandey
Paper: Boehm, M., and Slack, F. (2005) A developmental timing microRNA and its target regulate life span in C. elegans. Science 310:1911-1913.

Nov. 18 Primary discussants: Thomas, Vendrell-Velez, Williams
Paper: Kowieski, T.M., Lee, S., and Denu, J.M. (2008) Acetylation-dependent ADP-ribosylation by Trypanosoma brucei Sir2. Journal of Biological Chemistry 283:5317-5326.