Kelly A Churion

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Intrinsically disordered proteins are anticipated to be more prone to aggregation than folded, stable proteins. Chemical additives included in the buffer can help maintain proteins in a soluble, monomeric state. However, the array of chemicals that impact protein solubility is staggering, precluding iterative testing of chemical conditions during(More)
Separation of full-length protein from proteolytic products is challenging, since the properties used to isolate the protein can also be present in proteolytic products. Many separation techniques risk non-specific protein adhesion and/or require a lot of time, enabling continued proteolysis and aggregation after lysis. We demonstrate that proteolytic(More)
Understanding gene regulation by Hox transcription factors requires understanding the forces that underlie DNA binding by these proteins. Electrophoretic mobility shift analysis (EMSA) not only allows measurement of protein affinity and cooperativity but also permits visualization of differently migrating protein-DNA complexes, including complexes with(More)
The recombinant protein Ultrabithorax (Ubx), a Drosophila melanogaster Hox transcription factor, self-assembles into biocompatible materials in vitro that are remarkably extensible and strong. Here, we demonstrate that the strength of Ubx materials is due to intermolecular dityrosine bonds. Ubx materials auto-fluoresce blue, a characteristic of dityrosine,(More)
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