Today the Devarenne Lab had a paper published in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Protein & Proteomics describing the identification and in vitro characterization of a new α-subunit of the tomato SnRK1 complex called SnRK1.2. The study characterizes the differences in kinase activity for SnKR1.2 as compared to the previously characterized α-subunit SnRK1.1. These studies were led by former graduate student Dongyin Su.
The Devarenne Lab recently had a paper published in Algal Research describing the isolation and characterization of the PSAP protein from the B race of B. braunii. PSAP is a highly glycosylated protein found in the extracellular matrix of B. braunii and it may play a role in the biosynthesis of the polysaccharide fibril sheath that surrounds the B. braunii colony. This study was lead by graduate student Mehmet Tatli and was a collaboration with the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia.
Today the Devarenne lab had a new paper published in Plant Direct about our continuing collaborative studies with the lab of Dr. Arum Han. This study features the development and implementation of an algal droplet microfluidics device that can perform high-throughput screens to analyze lipid and biomass production in order to identify mutants of interest from a large mutant population.
The Devarenne Lab recently had a paper published in ACS Chemical Biology describing the amino acids that control substrate and product specificity in the LOS enzyme from the L race of B. braunii. The study details how we identified two amino acids in LOS that control the size of substrate that can fit into the active site. The study was lead by former graduate student Hem Thapa.
The Devarenne lab had another paper published based on our collaboration with the lab of Dr. Edmundo Lozoya-Gloria at CINVESTAV in Irapuato, México. The study titled “ROS detection in Botryococcus braunii colonies with CellROX Green reagent” was published in Bio-Protocol and describes the method Dr. Lozoya-Gloria’s lab developed to detect ROS production in B. braunii.