Department of Chemistry

College of Letters & Science
Hutchinson RB, Chen X, Zhou NK, Cavagnero S. Fluorescence Anisotropy Decays and Microscale-Volume Viscometry Reveal the Compaction of Ribosome-Bound Nascent Proteins. 2021;125:6543-6558.
Yang HM, Mecha MF, Goebel CP, Cavagnero S. Enhanced nuclear-spin hyperpolarization of amino acids and proteins via reductive radical quenchers. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2021;324.
Addabbo RM, Dalphin MD, Mecha MF, Liu Y, Staikos A, Guzman-Luna V, et al.. Complementary Role of Co- and Post-Translational Events in De Novo Protein Biogenesis. 2020;124:6488-6507.
Thompson CM, McDonald AD, Yang HM, Cavagnero S, Buller AR. Modular control ofl-tryptophan isotopic substitutionviaan efficient biosynthetic cascade. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. 2020;18:4189-4192.
Yaeger-Weiss SK, Jennaro TS, Mecha M, Becker JH, Yang HM, Winkler GLW, et al.. Net Charge and Nonpolar Content Guide the Identification of Folded and Prion Proteins. Biochemistry. 2020;59:1881-1895.
Dalphin MD, Stangl AJ, Liu Y, Cavagnero S. KLR-70: A Novel Cationic Inhibitor of the Bacterial Hsp70 Chaperone. Biochemistry. 2020;59:1946-1960.
Lee J, Park SH, Cavagnero S, Lee JH. High-Resolution Diffusion Measurements of Proteins by NMR under Near-Physiological Conditions. Analytical Chemistry. 2020;92:5073-5081.
Yang H, Cavagnero S. Improved sensitivity of laser-enhanced H-1(alpha)-C-13(alpha)-correlation via suppression of C-alpha-C ' scalar-coupling evolution. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2019;307.
Yang HM, Hofstetter H, Cavagnero S. Fast-pulsing LED-enhanced NMR: A convenient and inexpensive approach to increase NMR sensitivity. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2019;151.
Okuno Y, Mecha MF, Yang HM, Zhu LC, Fry CG, Cavagnero S. Laser- and cryogenic probe-assisted NMR enables hypersensitive analysis of biomolecules at submicromolar concentration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2019;116:11602-11611.
Yang H, Hofstetter H, Cavagnero S. Fast-pulsing LED-enhanced NMR: A convenient and inexpensive approach to increase NMR sensitivity. Journal of Chemical Physics. 2019;151:245102.
Varela AE, Lang JF, Wu YF, Dalphin MD, Stangl AJ, Okuno Y, et al.. Kinetic Trapping of Folded Proteins Relative to Aggregates under Physiologically Relevant Conditions. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 2018;122:7682-7698.
Okuno Y, Cavagnero S. Effect of heavy atoms on photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization in liquids. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2018;286:172-187.
Carlson TM, Lam KW, Lam CW, He JZ, Maynard JH, Cavagnero S. Naked-Eye Detection of Reversible Protein Folding and Unfolding in Aqueous Solution. Journal of Chemical Education. 2017;94:350-355.
Okuno Y, Cavagnero S. Photochemically induced dynamic nuclear polarization: Basic principles and applications. eMagRes. 2017;6:283-314.
Okuno Y, Cavagnero S. Fluorescein: A Photo-CIDNP Sensitizer Enabling Hypersensitive NMR Data Collection in Liquids at Low Micromolar Concentration. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 2016;120:715-723.
Lee JH, Zhang DY, Hughes C, Okuno Y, Sekhar A, Cavagnero S. Heterogeneous binding of the SH3 client protein to the DnaK molecular chaperone. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2015;112:E4206-E4215.
Cavagnero S. Exploring the mechanism of protein birth. FASEB Journal. 2014;28.
Jennaro TS, Beaty MR, Kurt-Yilmaz N, Luskin BL, Cavagnero S. Burial of nonpolar surface area and thermodynamic stabilization of globins as a function of chain elongation. Proteins-Structure Function and Bioinformatics. 2014;82:2318-2331.
Lee JH, Okuno Y, Cavagnero S. Sensitivity enhancement in solution NMR: Emerging ideas and new frontiers. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2014;241:18-31.
Fedyukina DV, Jennaro TS, Cavagnero S. Charge Segregation and Low Hydrophobicity Are Key Features of Ribosomal Proteins from Different Organisms. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2014;289:6740-6750.
Zhu L, Kurt N, Choi J, Lapidus LJ, Cavagnero S. Sub-millisecond Chain Collapse of the Escherichia coli Globin ApoHmpH. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 2013;117:7868-7877.
Lee JH, Cavagnero S. A Novel Tri-Enzyme System in Combination with Laser-Driven NMR Enables Efficient Nuclear Polarization of Biomolecules in Solution. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 2013;117:6069-6081.
Knight AM, Culviner PH, Kurt-Yilmaz N, Zou TS, Ozkan SB, Cavagnero S. Electrostatic Effect of the Ribosomal Surface on Nascent Polypeptide Dynamics. ACS Chemical Biology. 2013;8:1195-1204.
Sekhar A, Lam HN, Cavagnero S. Protein folding rates and thermodynamic stability are key determinants for interaction with the Hsp70 chaperone system. Protein Science. 2012;21:1489-1502.
Sekhar A, Santiago M, Lam HN, Lee JH, Cavagnero S. Transient interactions of a slow-folding protein with the Hsp70 chaperone machinery. Protein Science. 2012;21:1042-1055.
Kurt N, Mounce BC, Ellison PA, Cavagnero S. Residue-Specific Contact Order and Contact Breadth in Single-Domain Proteins: Implication for Folding as a Function of Chain Elongation (vol 24, pg 570, 2011). Biotechnology Progress. 2012;28:297-297.
Fedyukina DV, Cavagnero S. Protein Folding at the Exit Tunnel. Annual Review of Biophysics. 2011;40:337-359.
Lee JH, Sekhar A, Cavagnero S. H-1-Detected C-13 Photo-CIDNP as a Sensitivity Enhancement Tool in Solution NMR. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2011;133:8062-8065.
Rajagopalan S, Kurt N, Cavagnero S. High-Resolution Conformation and Backbone Dynamics of a Soluble Aggregate of Apomyoglobin(119). Biophysical Journal. 2011;100:747-755.
Armstrong BD, Choi J, Lopez C, Wesener DA, Hubbell W, Cavagnero S, et al.. Site-Specific Hydration Dynamics in the Nonpolar Core of a Molten Globule by Dynamic Nuclear Polarization of Water. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2011;133:5987-5995.
Ziehr DR, Ellis JP, Culviner PH, Cavagnero S. Production of Ribosome-Released Nascent Proteins with Optimal Physical Properties. Analytical Chemistry. 2010;82:4637-4643.
Weinreis SA, Ellis JP, Cavagnero S. Dynamic fluorescence depolarization: A powerful tool to explore protein folding on the ribosome. Methods. 2010;52:57-73.
Fedyukina DV, Rajagopalan S, Sekhar A, Fulmer EC, Eun Y-J, Cavagnero S. Contribution of Long-Range Interactions to the Secondary Structure of an Unfolded Globin. Biophysical Journal. 2010;99:L37-L39.
Ellis JP, Culviner PH, Cavagnero S. Confined dynamics of a ribosome-bound nascent globin: Cone angle analysis of fluorescence depolarization decays in the presence of two local motions (vol 18, pg 2003, 2009). Protein Science. 2010;19:1600-1600.
Sekhar A, Cavagnero S. EPIC- and CHANCE-HSQC: Two N-15-photo-CIDNP-enhanced pulse sequences for the sensitive detection of solvent-exposed tryptophan. Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2009;200:207-213.
Sekhar A, Cavagnero S. H-1 Photo-CIDNP Enhancements in Heteronuclear Correlation NMR Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 2009;113:8310-8318.
Mounce BC, Kurt N, Ellison PA, Cavagnero S. Nonrandom distribution of intramolecular contacts in native single-domain proteins. Proteins Structure Function & Bioinformatics. 2009;75:404-412.
Ellis JP, Culviner PH, Cavagnero S. Confined dynamics of a ribosome-bound nascent globin: Cone angle analysis of fluorescence depolarization decays in the presence of two local motions. Protein Science. 2009;18:2003-2015.
Eun Y-J, Kurt N, Sekhar A, Cavagnero S. Thermodynamic and kinetic characterization of apoHmpH, a fast-folding bacterial globin. Journal of Molecular Biology. 2008;376:879-897.
Kurt N, Mounce BC, Ellison PA, Cavagnero S. Residue-specific contact order and contact breadth in single-domain proteins: Implications for folding as a function of chain elongation. Biotechnology Progress. 2008;24:570-575.
Kurt N, Cavagnero S. Nonnative helical motif in a chaperone-bound protein fragment. Biophysical Journal. 2008;94:L48-L50.
Ellis JP, Bakke CK, Kirchdoerfer RN, Jungbauer LM, Cavagnero S. Chain dynamics of nascent polypeptides emerging from the ribosome. ACS Chemical Biology. 2008;3:555-566.
Kirchdoerfer RN, Huang JJT, Isola MK, Cavagnero S. Fluorescence-based analysis of aminoacyl- and peptidyl-tRNA by low-pH sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Analytical Biochemistry. 2007;364:92-94.
Chow C, Kurt N, Murphy RM, Cavagnero S. Structural characterization of apomyoglobin self-associated species in aqueous buffer and urea solution. Biophysical Journal. 2006;90:298-309.
Vega CA, Kurt N, Chen ZJ, Rudiger S, Cavagnero S. Binding specificity of an alpha-helical protein sequence to a full-length Hsp70 chaperone and its minimal substrate-binding domain. Biochemistry. 2006;45:13835.
Kurt N, Rajagopalan S, Cavagnero S. Effect of Hsp70 chaperone on the folding and misfolding of polypeptides modeling an elongating protein chain. Journal of Molecular Biology. 2006;355:809-820.
Jungbauer LM, Bakke CK, Cavagnero S. Experimental and computational analysis of translation products in apomyoglobin expression [Review]. Journal of Molecular Biology. 2006;357:1121-1143.
Chen ZJ, Kurt N, Rajagopalan S, Cavagnero S. Secondary structure mapping of DnaK-bound protein fragments: Chain helicity and local helix unwinding at the binding site. Biochemistry. 2006;45:12325.
Ellison PA, Cavagnero S. Role of unfolded state heterogeneity and en-route ruggedness in protein folding kinetics. Protein Science. 2006;15:564-582.
Bakke CK, Jungbauer LM, Cavagnero S. In vitro expression and characterization of native apomyoglobin under low molecular crowding conditions. Protein Expression & Purification. 2006;45:381-392.
Jungbauer LM, Cavagnero S. Characterization of protein expression and folding in cell-free systems by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry. 2006;78:2841-2852.
Kurt N, Cavagnero S. The burial of solvent-accessible surface area is a predictor of polypeptide folding and misfolding as a function of chain elongation. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2005;127:15690-15691.
Cavagnero S, Jungbauer LM. Painting protein misfolding in the cell in real time with an atomic-scale brush [Review]. Trends in Biotechnology. 2005;23:157-162.
Rajagopalan S, Chow C, Raghunathan V, Fry CG, Cavagnero S. NMR spectroscopic filtration of polypeptides and proteins in complex mixtures. Journal of Biomolecular NMR. 2004;29:505-516.
Cavagnero S. Using NMR to determine protein structure in solution. Journal of Chemical Education. 2003;80:125-127.
Chow CC, Chow C, Raghunathan V, Huppert TJ, Kimball EB, Cavagnero S. Chain length dependence of apomyoglobin folding: Structural evolution from misfolded sheets to native helices. Biochemistry. 2003;42:7090-7099.
Cavagnero S, Debe DA, Zhou ZH, Adams MWW, Chan SI. Kinetic role of electrostatic interactions in the unfolding of hyperthermophilic and mesophilic rubredoxins. Biochemistry. 1998;37:3369-3376.
Cavagnero S, Zhou ZH, Adams MWW, Chan SI. Unfolding mechanism of rubredoxin from Pyrococcus furiosus. Biochemistry. 1998;37:3377-3385.
Misicka A, Cavagnero S, Horvath R, Davis P, Porreca F, Yamamura HI, et al.. Synthesis and biological properties of beta-MePhe(3) analogues of deltorphin I and dermenkephalin: Influence of biased chi(1) of Phe(3) residues on peptide recognition for delta-opioid receptors. Journal of Peptide Research. 1997;50:48-54.
Cavagnero S, Zhou ZH, Adams MWW, Chan SI. Response of rubredoxin from pyrococcus-furiosus to environmental-changes - implications for the origin of hyperthermostability. Biochemistry. 1995;34:9865-9873.
Ortiz R, Marder SR, Cheng LT, Tiemann BG, Cavagnero S, Ziller JW. The dependence of the molecular first hyperpolarizabilities of merocyanines on ground-state polarization and length. Journal of the Chemical Society-Chemical Communications. 1994;:2263-2264.
Cavagnero S, Misicka A, Knapp RJ, Davis P, Fang L, Burks TF, et al.. Delta-opioid receptor-selective ligands - d-pen2,d-pen5 enkephalin-dermenkephalin chimeric peptides. Life Sciences. 1991;49:495-503.
Bonini C, Difabio R, Sotgiu G, Cavagnero S. Oxirane rings - studies and applications of a new chemo and regio selective reductive opening of epoxides. Tetrahedron. 1989;45:2895-2904.