• NOD2

How bacterial invaders are sensed in the gut

25 October 2019|0 Comments

A new paper in the latest issue of Science describes how the bacterial-sensing proteins, NOD1/2, are recruited to the membranes of our gut cells for them to function to initiate a proper immune response. This involves the addition of a lipid, palmitoyl, to NOD1/2 by the palmitoyl-transferase ZDHHC5. Importantly variants of NOD2 that are associated […]

  • BandC

Red Cell Anion Exchanger Makes the Cover of Biophysical Journal

1 October 2019|0 Comments

Dario De Vecchis, a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Antreas Kalli at Leeds, University, in a collaborative project with Reinhart Reithmeier used molecular dynamics simulations to build the first atomic scale model of the red cell anion exchanger in a complex lipid bilayer that mimics the native membrane. This work appeared in the […]

  • Pai

Pai lab visualize the inner workings of an enzyme

27 September 2019|0 Comments

Researchers from the Emil Pai Lab in collaboration with the Miller Lab (Depts. of Chemistry and Physics, University of Toronto) have pieced together a time-lapse movie revealing all the major steps during the catalytic cycle of an enzyme. This study, published in Science, is the most detailed depiction of such a process to date.

The communication […]

  • Organizers_2019

The inaugural Proteostasis Researchers in Canada (PRinCE) symposium

3 July 2019|0 Comments

The Proteostasis Researchers in Canada (PRinCE) inaugural meeting was held at the University of Toronto on June 10-11, 2019. The aim of this first symposium was to establish a network of researchers working in the field of protein homeostasis in Canada and to promote collaborations between labs working on topics relevant to proteostasis. These include […]

  • ClpP activated by ONC201

Structure of human mitochondrial ClpP protease – drug complex gains cover of Cancer Cell

24 May 2019|0 Comments

The crystal structure of ClpP protease activated by the experimental Phase 2 anti-cancer drug ONC 201, as determined by graduate student Ondrej Halgas in Emil F. Pai’s lab, was featured on the cover of the current issue (May 13th, 2019) of the journal Cancer Cell. Together with the laboratories of Walid Houry, Aaron Schimmer (Medical […]