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Selected Recent Publications

  1. Bao, X., Altenberg, G.A. and Reuss, L. Mechanism of regulation of the gap-junction protein connexin 43 by protein kinase C-mediated phosphorylation. Am. J. Physiol. Cell Physiol., 286:C647-654, 2004. PDF
  2. Bao, X., Cheng, Y., Reuss, L. and Altenberg, G.A. Functional expression in Xenopus oocytes of gap-junctional hemichannels formed by a cysteine-less connexin 43. J. Biol. Chem., 279:9689-9692, 2004. PDF
  3. Bao, X., Reuss, L. and Altenberg, G.A. Regulation of purified and reconstituted connexin 43 hemichannels by protein kinase C-mediated phosphorylation of serine 368. J. Biol. Chem., 279:20058-20066, 2004. PDF
  4. Bao, X., Chen, Y., Lee, S.H., Lee, S.C., Reuss, L. and Altenberg, G.A. Membrane transport proteins with complete replacement of transmembrane helices with poly-alanine sequences remain functional. J. Biol. Chem., 280:8647-8650, 2005. PDF
  5. Chen, Y., Deng, Y., Bao, X., Reuss, L. and Altenberg, G.A. Mechanism of the defect in gap-junctional communication by expression of a mutant connexin 26 associated with dominant deafness. FASEB J., 19: 1516-1518, 2005. PDF
  6. Kovacs, J.A., Baker, K.A., Altenberg, G.A., Abagyan, R. and Yeager, M. Molecular modeling and mutagenesis of gap junction channels. Prog. Biophys. Mol. Biol., 94:15-28, 2007. PDF
  7. Bao, X., Lee, S.C., Reuss, L. and Altenberg, G.A. Change in permeant size-selectivity by phosphorylation of connexin 43 gap-junctional hemichannels by PKC. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104:4919-4924, 2007. PDF
  8. Niwayama, S., Kassar, A.S., Zhao, T., Sutton, R.B. and Altenberg, G.A. A pyrene maleimide with a flexible linker for sampling of longer inter-thiol distances by excimer formation. PLoS ONE, 6(10):e26691, 2011. PDF
  9. Zoghbi, M.E., Fuson, K.L., Sutton, R.B., and Altenberg, G.A. Kinetics of the association/dissociation cycle of an ATP-binding cassette nucleotide-binding domain. J. Biol. Chem., 287:4157-4164, 2012. PDF
  10. Zoghbi, M.E., Krishnan, S. and Altenberg, G.A. Dissociation of ATP-binding cassette nucleotide-binding domain dimers into monomers during the hydrolysis cycle. J. Biol. Chem., 287:14994-15000, 2012. PDF
  11. Fiori, M.C., Figueroa, V., Zohgbi M.E., Saez, J.C., Reuss, L. and Altenberg, G.A. Permeation of calcium through purified connexin 26 hemichannels. J. Biol. Chem., 287:40826-40834. PDF

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