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    Jill A Zitzewitz PhD

    TitleResearch Associate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    364 Plantation Street, LRB
    Worcester MA 01605
    Phone508-856-2251
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      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
      DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

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        1. Wu CH, Fallini C, Ticozzi N, Keagle PJ, Sapp PC, Piotrowska K, Lowe P, Koppers M, McKenna-Yasek D, Baron DM, Kost JE, Gonzalez-Perez P, Fox AD, Adams J, Taroni F, Tiloca C, Leclerc AL, Chafe SC, Mangroo D, Moore MJ, Zitzewitz JA, Xu ZS, van den Berg LH, Glass JD, Siciliano G, Cirulli ET, Goldstein DB, Salachas F, Meininger V, Rossoll W, Ratti A, Gellera C, Bosco DA, Bassell GJ, Silani V, Drory VE, Brown RH, Landers JE. Mutations in the profilin 1 gene cause familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Nature. 2012 Aug 22; 488(7412):499-503.
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        2. Svensson AK, Bilsel O, Kayatekin C, Adefusika JA, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. Metal-free ALS variants of dimeric human Cu,Zn-superoxide dismutase have enhanced populations of monomeric species. PLoS One. 2010; 5(4):e10064.
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        3. Kayatekin C, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. Disulfide-reduced ALS variants of Cu, Zn superoxide dismutase exhibit increased populations of unfolded species. J Mol Biol. 2010 Apr 30; 398(2):320-31.
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        4. Noel AF, Bilsel O, Kundu A, Wu Y, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. The folding free-energy surface of HIV-1 protease: insights into the thermodynamic basis for resistance to inhibitors. J Mol Biol. 2009 Apr 10; 387(4):1002-16.
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        5. Kayatekin C, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. Zinc binding modulates the entire folding free energy surface of human Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase. J Mol Biol. 2008 Dec 12; 384(2):540-55.
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        6. Gu Z, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. Mapping the structure of folding cores in TIM barrel proteins by hydrogen exchange mass spectrometry: the roles of motif and sequence for the indole-3-glycerol phosphate synthase from Sulfolobus solfataricus. J Mol Biol. 2007 Apr 27; 368(2):582-94.
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        7. Svensson AK, Bilsel O, Kondrashkina E, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. Mapping the folding free energy surface for metal-free human Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase. J Mol Biol. 2006 Dec 15; 364(5):1084-102.
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        8. Svensson AK, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR, Smith VF. The relationship between chain connectivity and domain stability in the equilibrium and kinetic folding mechanisms of dihydrofolate reductase from E.coli. Protein Eng Des Sel. 2006 Apr; 19(4):175-85.
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        9. Ibarra-Molero B, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. Salt-bridges can stabilize but do not accelerate the folding of the homodimeric coiled-coil peptide GCN4-p1. J Mol Biol. 2004 Mar 5; 336(5):989-96.
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        10. Knappenberger JA, Smith JE, Thorpe SH, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. A buried polar residue in the hydrophobic interface of the coiled-coil peptide, GCN4-p1, plays a thermodynamic, not a kinetic role in folding. J Mol Biol. 2002 Aug 2; 321(1):1-6.
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        11. Zitzewitz JA, Ibarra-Molero B, Fishel DR, Terry KL, Matthews CR. Preformed secondary structure drives the association reaction of GCN4-p1, a model coiled-coil system. J Mol Biol. 2000 Mar 3; 296(4):1105-16.
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        12. Gualfetti PJ, Iwakura M, Lee JC, Kihara H, Bilsel O, Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. Apparent radii of the native, stable intermediates and unfolded conformers of the alpha-subunit of tryptophan synthase from E. coli, a TIM barrel protein. Biochemistry. 1999 Oct 5; 38(40):13367-78.
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        13. Zitzewitz JA, Matthews CR. Molecular dissection of the folding mechanism of the alpha subunit of tryptophan synthase: an amino-terminal autonomous folding unit controls several rate-limiting steps in the folding of a single domain protein. Biochemistry. 1999 Aug 3; 38(31):10205-14.
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        14. Zitzewitz JA, Gualfetti PJ, Perkons IA, Wasta SA, Matthews CR. Identifying the structural boundaries of independent folding domains in the alpha subunit of tryptophan synthase, a beta/alpha barrel protein. Protein Sci. 1999 Jun; 8(6):1200-9.
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        15. Bilsel O, Yang L, Zitzewitz JA, Beechem JM, Matthews CR. Time-resolved fluorescence anisotropy study of the refolding reaction of the alpha-subunit of tryptophan synthase reveals nonmonotonic behavior of the rotational correlation time. Biochemistry. 1999 Mar 30; 38(13):4177-87.
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        16. Bilsel O, Zitzewitz JA, Bowers KE, Matthews CR. Folding mechanism of the alpha-subunit of tryptophan synthase, an alpha/beta barrel protein: global analysis highlights the interconversion of multiple native, intermediate, and unfolded forms through parallel channels. Biochemistry. 1999 Jan 19; 38(3):1018-29.
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        17. Zitzewitz JA, Bilsel O, Luo J, Jones BE, Matthews CR. Probing the folding mechanism of a leucine zipper peptide by stopped-flow circular dichroism spectroscopy. Biochemistry. 1995 Oct 3; 34(39):12812-9.
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