Marisa K Joubert

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Neuronal morphology and number of synapses is not static, but can change in response to a variety of factors, a process called synaptic plasticity. These structural and molecular changes are believed to represent the basis for learning and memory, thereby underling both the developmental and activity-dependent remodelling of excitatory synapses. Here, we(More)
The diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) family of enzymes plays critical roles in lipid signaling pathways by converting diacylglycerol to phosphatidic acid, thereby downregulating signaling by the former and upregulating signaling by the latter second messenger. Ten DGK family isozymes have been identified to date, which possess different interaction motifs(More)
The HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein, gp120, is a key target for a class of drugs called entry inhibitors. Here we used molecular modeling to construct a three-dimensional model of an anti-gp120 RNA aptamer, B40t77, alone and in complex with gp120. An initial model of B40t77 was built from the predicted secondary structure and then subjected to a combination of(More)
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