Cory M. Mulvihill

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The folding and misfolding mechanism of multidomain proteins remains poorly understood. Although thermodynamic instability of the first nucleotide-binding domain (NBD1) of ΔF508 CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) partly accounts for the mutant channel degradation in the endoplasmic reticulum and is considered as a drug target in(More)
N-glycosylation, a common cotranslational modification, is thought to be critical for plasma membrane expression of glycoproteins by enhancing protein folding, trafficking, and stability through targeting them to the ER folding cycles via lectin-like chaperones. In this study, we show that N-glycans, specifically core glycans, enhance the productive folding(More)
The [NiFe]-hydrogenase protein produced by many types of bacteria contains a dinuclear metal center that is required for enzymatic activity. Assembly of this metal cluster involves the coordinated activity of a number of helper proteins including the accessory protein, HypB, which is necessary for Ni(II) incorporation into the hydrogenase proteins. The HypB(More)
In this study, we present data indicating a robust and specific domain interaction between the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) first cytosolic loop (CL1) and nucleotide binding domain 1 (NBD1) that allows ion transport to proceed in a regulated fashion. We used co-precipitation and ELISA to establish the molecular contact and(More)
Understanding the residue-dependent effects of disease-phenotypic mutations in multi-spanning membrane proteins is an essential step toward the development of corrective therapies. As a systematic approach to further elucidate mutant-dependent mis-folding consequences, we prepared two libraries: one consisting of 20 helix-loop-helix ("hairpin") constructs(More)
Developing a greater understanding of the function of the translocon-and the source of its selectivity for transmembrane helix insertion-are important steps toward deciphering the role of disease-causing mutations in membrane regions. To address these phenomena, we have prepared a library of helix-loop-helix ("hairpin") constructs derived from helices 3 and(More)
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