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Evidence that toxin resistance in poison birds and frogs is not rooted in sodium channel mutations and relies on ‘toxin sponge’ proteins.

Abderemane-Ali, F., Rossen, N.D., Kobiela, M.E., Craig, R.A.II, Garrison, C.E., Chen, Z., O'Connell, L.A., Du Bois, J., Dumbacher, J.P., and Minor, D.L. Jr.

Journal of General Physiology 153:e202112872 (2021) PMID: 34351379 PMCID: PMC8348241

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Minor Lab Publication Cover 2010

SARAF luminal domain structure reveals a novel domain-swapped β-sandwich fold important for SOCE modulation.

Kimberlin, C.R.,Meshcheriakova, A., Palty, R., Karbat, I., Reuveny, E., and Minor, D.L. Jr.

Journal of Molecular Biology 431 2869-2883 (2019) PMID:31082439 PMCID: PMC6599547

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Minor Lab Publication Cover 2010

Structure of a prokaryotic sodium channel pore reveals essential gating elements and an outer ion binding site common to eukaryotic channels.

Shaya, D., Findeisen, F., Abderemane-Ali, F., Arrigoni, C., Wong, S., Reddy Nurva, S., Loussouarn, G., and Minor, D.L., Jr.

Journal of Molecular Biology 426 476-483 (2014) PMID: 24120938 PMCID: PMC3947372

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Minor Lab Publication Cover 2014

Progress in the structural understanding of voltage-gated calcium channel (CaV) function and modulation.

Findeisen, Felix, Minor, Jr., D.L.

Channels 4:5, 1-16 (Dec 2010)

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Minor Lab Publication Cover 2010

Alanine-Scanning Mutagenesis Defines a Conserved Energetic Hotspot in the CaVα1 AID-CaVβ Interaction Site that Is Critical for Channel Modulation.

Petegem, F.V., Duderstadt, K.E., Clark, K.A., Wang, M., Minor, Jr., D.L.

Structure 16, 280-294 (2008)

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Minor Lab Publication Cover 2008

Press 

Evidence that toxin resistance in poison birds and frogs is not rooted in sodium channel mutations and relies on ‘toxin sponge’ proteins.

Abderemane-Ali, F., Rossen, N.D., Kobiela, M.E., Craig, R.A.II, Garrison, C.E., Chen, Z., O'Connell, L.A., Du Bois, J., Dumbacher, J.P., and Minor, D.L. Jr.

Journal of General Physiology 153:e202112872 (2021) PMID: 34351379 PMCID: PMC8348241

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» UCSF Newscenter Article

» Nature Highlights

» National Geographic Article

» The Times (UK) Article

» Live Science Article

 

Structure of the saxiphilin:saxitoxin (STX) complex reveals a convergent molecular recognition strategy for paralytic toxins.

Yen, T.-J., Lolicato, M., Thomas-Tran, R., Du Bois, J.,
and Minor, D.L. Jr

Science Advances 5 eaax2650 (2019) PMID: 31223657 PMCID: PMC6584486

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» Berkeley Lab Newscenter Article

» KQED Article

» UCSF Article

» Hakai Magazine Article

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Interviews & Webinars

Cal Academy of Sciences: ‘Night School: Nature is Nurture’
Webinar presentation on poison birds and poison frogs with Jack Dumbacher, Ph.D. (CAS), Fayal Abderemane-Ali, Ph.D. (UCSF), Dan Minor, Ph.D. (UCSF)  

September 2, 2021

Can our relationship with nature foster human health? Join scientists as they share how studying nature—and protecting it—leads to a healthier planet and people.

View the webinar at: 
https://youtu.be/GYTc7OhrXbY

 

Changing Channels
Interview with SBgrid consortium by Daniel Minor Jr. 

Published September 27, 2019

Kissing a frog might not spark a fairy tale ending, but learning how frogs survive some of nature’s most deadly poisons has opened a new chapter in the laboratory of Daniel Minor Jr.

Read more at: 
https://sbgrid.org/members/tale/changing-channels

 

SBGrid Weekly Webinar Series

K2P channel gating caught in the act: asymmetric pinching and dilation of a potassium channel selectivity filter by Daniel Minor

Watch Youtube video now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOcawNNxY64&t=3s