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Selected Publications

Macromolecular Structure Group

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Cary T. Valley, Douglas F. Porter, Chen Qiu, Zachary T. Campbell, Traci M. Tanaka Hall, and Marvin Wickens. Patterns and plasticity in PUF RNA interactions enable recruitments of multiple PUF proteins through a single site. (2012) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, in press, doi:10.1073/pnas.1200521109. [Abstract] 
  2. Chen Qiu, Aaron Kershner, Yeming Wang, Cynthia P. Holley, Daniel Wilinski, Sunduz Keles, Judith Kimble, Marvin Wickens, and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Divergence of Pumilio/fem-3 mRNA binding factor (PUF) protein specificity through variations in an RNA-binding pocket (2012). Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287:6949-6957. [Abstract] 
  3. Huanchen Wang, J.R. Falck, Traci M. Tanaka Hall, and Stephen B. Shears. Structural Basis for an Inositol Pyrophosphate Kinase Surmounting Phosphate Crowding (2012). Nature Chemical Biology, 8:111–116. [Abstract] 
  4. Shuyun Dong, Yeming Wang, Caleb Cassidy-Amstutz, Gang Lu, Rebecca Bigler, Mark R. Jezyk, Chunhua Li, Traci M. Tanaka Hall, Zefeng Wang. A specific and modular binding code for cytosine recognition in Pumilio/FBF (PUF) RNA-binding domains. (2011) The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286(30):26732-26742.[Abstract ]
  5. Elif S. Cenik, Ryuya Fukunaga, Gang Lu, Robert Dutcher, Yeming Wang, Traci M. Tanaka Hall, and Phillip D. Zamore. Phosphate and R2D2 Restrict the Substrate Specificity of Dicer-2, an ATP-Driven Ribonuclease. (2011) Molecular Cell, 42(2):172-184.[Abstract ]
  6. Gang Lu and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Alternate Modes of Cognate RNA Recognition by Human PUMILIO Proteins. (2011) Structure, London, England 19(3):361-367.[Abstract ]
  7. Geoffrey A. Mueller, Matthew T. Miller, Eugene F. DeRose, Mahua Ghosh, Robert E. London, and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Solution structure of the Drosha double-stranded RNA-binding domain. (2010) Silence, 1:2.[Abstract ]
  8. Deyu Zhu, Craig R. Stumpf, Joseph M. Krahn, Marvin Wickens, and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. A 5' cytosine binding pocket in Puf3p specifies regulation of mitochondrial mRNAs. (2009) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 106(48):20192-20197.  [Abstract ]
  9. Yeming Wang, Laura Opperman, Marvin Wickens, and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Structural basis for specific recognition of multiple mRNA targets by a PUF regulatory protein. (2009) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 106(48):20186-20191.[Abstract ]
  10. Yang Wang, Cheom-gil Cheong, Traci M. Tanaka Hall, and Zefeng Wang. Engineering splicing factors with designed specificities. (2009) Nature Methods, 6(11):825-830.[Abstract ]
  11. Matthew T. Miller, Joshua J. Higgin, and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Basis of altered RNA-binding specificity by PUF proteins revealed by crystal structures of yeast Puf4p. (2008) Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, 15(4):397-402.[Abstract ]
  12. Cheom-gil Cheong and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Engineering RNA Sequence Specificity of Pumilio Repeats. (2006) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 103:13635-13639.[Abstract ]
  13. Antonella Longo, Christopher W. Leonard, Gurminder S. Bassi, Daniel Berndt, Joseph M. Krahn, Traci M. Tanaka Hall*, and Kevin M. Weeks. Mechanism for evolution from DNA to RNA recognition by the bI3 LAGLIDADG maturase. (2005) Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, 12:779-787 (*co-corresponding authors). [Abstract ]
  14. Jeffrey M. Vargason, György Szittya, József Búrgyan, and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Size selective recognition of siRNA by an RNA silencing suppressor. (2003) Cell, 115:799-811.[Abstract ]
  15. Xiaoqiang Wang, Juanita McLachlan, Phillip D. Zamore, and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Modular recognition of RNA by a human Pumilio-homology domain. (2002) Cell, 110:501-512.[Abstract ]
  16. Xiaoqiang Wang, Phillip D. Zamore, and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Crystal structure of a Pumilio homology domain. (2001) Molecular Cell, 7:855-865.[Abstract ]
  17. Xiaoqiang Wang and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Structural basis for recognition of AU-rich element RNA by the HuD protein. (2001) Nature Structural Biology, 8:141-145. [Abstract ]
  18. Traci M. Tanaka Hall, Jeffery A. Porter, Keith E. Young, Eugene V. Koonin, Philip A. Beachy, and Daniel J. Leahy. Crystal structure of a Hedgehog autoprocessing domain: Homology between Hedgehog and self-splicing proteins. (1997) Cell, 91:85-97.[Abstract ]
  19. Traci M. Tanaka Hall, Jeffery A. Porter, Philip A. Beachy, and Daniel J. Leahy. A potential catalytic site revealed by the 1.7 Å crystal structure of the amino-terminal signalling domain of Sonic hedgehog. (1995) Nature, 378:212-216.[Abstract ]

Review Articles

  1. Gang Lu, Stephen J. Dolgner, and Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Understanding and engineering RNA sequence specificity of PUF proteins. (2009) Current opinion in Structural Biology, 19(1):110-115.[Abstract ]
  2. Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Structure and function of Argonaute proteins. (2005) Structure, 13:1403-1408. [Abstract ]
  3. Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Multiple modes of recognition of RNA by zinc finger proteins. (2005) Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 15:367-373. [Abstract ]
  4. Traci M. Tanaka Hall. SAM breaks its stereotype. (2003) Nature Structural Biology, 10:677-679. [Abstract ]
  5. Traci M. Tanaka Hall. Poly(A) tail synthesis and regulation: Recent structural insights. (2002) Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 12:82-88.[Abstract ]

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