Deep View on the SARS-CoV2 Virus
291. R. Dastvan, A. Rasouli*, S. Dehghani-Ghahnaviyeh*, S. Gies, and E. Tajkhorshid (2022)
Proton-driven alternating access in a spinster transporter, an emerging family of broad-specificity efflux pumps.
Nature Comm., 13: 5161.

Deep View on the SARS-CoV2 Virus
290. K. Kapoor*, T. Chen*, and E. Tajkhorshid (2022)
Post-Translational Modifications Optimize the Ability of SARS-CoV-2 Spike for Effective Interaction with Host Cell Receptors.
PNAS, 119: e2119761119.

OmpF Conformational Transitions
289. A. K. Vasan*, N. Haloi*, R. J. Ulrich, M. E. Metcalf, P. C. Wen, W. W. Metcalf, P. J. Hergenrother, D. Shukla, and E. Tajkhorshid (2022)
Role of internal loop dynamics in antibiotic permeability of outer membrane porins.
PNAS, 119 (8), e2117009119.

Protocell Modeling
288. J. Vermaas, C. Mayne, E. Shinn, and E. Tajkhorshid (2022)
Assembly and Analysis of Cell-Scale Membrane Envelopes.
J. Chem. Inf. Modeling, 62, 602–617. (cover article)

Cl diffusion in EAAT
287. S. Pant, Q. Wu, R. Ryan*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2022)
Microscopic Characterization of the Chloride Permeation Pathway in the Human Excitatory Amino Acid Transporter 1 (EAAT1).
ACS Chem. Neuroscience, 13: 776–785 (cover article).

in-Membrane Lipid Shuffling
286. G. Licari*, S. Dehghani-Ghahnaviyeh*, and E. Tajkhorshid (2022)
Membrane Mixer: a toolkit for efficient shuffling of lipids in heterogeneous biological membranes.
J. Chem. Inf. Modeling, 62: 986-996. (cover article)

C2 Diffusion Modeling
285. C. K. Chan, A. Singharoy, and E. Tajkhorshid (2022)
Anionic lipids confine cyt. c2 to the surface of bioenergetic membranes without compromising its interaction with redox partners.
Biochemistry, 61: 385-397. (cover article)

Extended Ensemble Docking
284. K. Kapoor, S. Thangapandian, and E. Tajkhorshid (2022)
Extended-Ensemble Docking to Probe Dynamic Variation of Ligand Binding Sites During Large-Scale Structural Changes of Proteins.
Chem. Sci., 13: 4150-4169.

283. D. J. Hardy, J.Choi, W. Jiang, and E. Tajkhorshid (2022)
Experiences porting NAMD to the Data Parallel C++ programming model.
International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL’22), Association for Computing Machinery, New York, USA. May 2022, 15: 1-5.

Hybrid Monte Carlo-Molecular Dynamics
282. M. Soroush Barhaghi, B. Crawford, G. Schwing, D. J. Hardy, J. E. Stone, L. Schwiebert, J. Potoff*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2022)
py-MCMD: Python Software for Performing Hybrid Monte Carlo/Molecular Dynamics Simulations with GOMC and NAMD.
J. Chem. Theo. Comp., 18: 4983-94. (cover article)

281. J. S. Kim*, A. S. Arango*, S. Shah, W. R. Arnold, E. Tajkhorshid, A. Das (2022)
Anthracycline Derivatives Inhibit Cardiac CYP2J2.
J. Inorg. Biochem., 229, 111722.

280. Q. Wu, A. Akhter, S. Pant, E. Cho, J. X. Zhu, A. Garner, T. Ohyama, E. Tajkhorshid, D. J. van Meyel, and R. M. Ryan (2022)
Ataxia-linked SLC1A3 mutations alter EAAT1 chloride channel activity and glial regulation of CNS function.
J. Clin. Inv., 132(7): e154891.

279. H. Chen, D. Ogden, S. Pant, W. Cai, E. Tajkhorshid, M. Moradi, B. Roux, and C. Chipot (2022)
Companion Guide to the String Method with Swarms of Trajectories: Characterization, Performance, and Pitfalls.
J. Chem. Theo. Comp., 18: 1406-22.

FA release
278. J. M. Gullett*, M. G. Cuypers*, C. R. Grace*, S. Pant*, C. Subramanian, E. Tajkhorshid, C. O. Rock and S. W. White (2022)
Identification of Structural transitions in bacterial fatty acid binding proteins that permit ligand entry and exit at membranes.
J. Biol. Chem., 298: 101676.

277. D. D. Meling, K. M. De La Torre, A. S. Arango, A. R. K. Deviney, A. M. Neff, M. J. Laws, G. R. Warner, E. Tajkhorshid, and J. A. Flaws (2022)
Phthalate Metabolites Act Through Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPAR) in the Mouse Ovary.
Reproductive Toxicology, 110:113-123.

276. R. P. Sparks*, A. Becker*, A. S. Arango*, E. Tajkhorshid, R. A. Fratti (2022)
Use of Microscale Thermophoresis to Measure Protein-Lipid Interactions.
J. Vis. Exp., 180: e60607.

275. H. Jeong, S. Clark, A. Goehring, S. Dehghani-Ghahnaviyeh, A. Rasouli, E. Tajkhorshid, and E. Gouaux (2022)
Structure of C. elegans TMC-1 complex illuminates auditory mechanosensory transduction.
Nature, in press.

Lipid-dependent Binding of FVII
274. M. P. Muller, J. H. Morrissey, and E. Tajkhorshid (2022)
Molecular View into Preferential Binding of the Factor VII Gla Domain to Phosphatidic Acid.
Biochemistry, in press.

273. I. Singaram, A. Sharma, S. Pant, M. Lihan, M.-J. Park, P. Buwaneka, Y. Hu, N. Mahmud, Y.-M. Kim, V. Gevorgyan, I. Khan, E. Tajkhorshid, and W. Cho (2022)
Targeting lipid-protein interaction for drug development: Development of a novel resistance-proof Syk inhibitor for acute myeloid leukemia.
Nat. Chem. Biol., in press.

272. A. Trifan*, D. Gorgun*, M Salim, Z. Li, A. Brace, M. Zvyagin, H. Ma, A. Clyde, D. Clark, D. J. Hardy, T. Burnley, L. Huang, J. McCalpin, M. Emani, H. Yoo, J. Yin, A. Tsaris, V. Subbiah, T. Raza, J. Liu, N. Trebesch, G. Wells, V. Mysore, T. Gibbs, J. C. Phillips, S. C. Chennubhotla, I. Foster, R. Stevens, A. Anandkumar, V. Vishwanath, J. E. Stone, E. Tajkhorshid, S. A. Harris, and A. Ramanathan (2022)
Intelligent Resolution: Integrating cryo-EM with AI-driven multi-resolution simulations to observe the SARS-CoV-2 replication-transcription machinery in action.
Int. J. High-Performance Computing Applications, in press.

2021 (23 papers)

HBV Disassembly
271. Z. Ghaemi, M. Gruebele*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2021)
Molecular Mechanism of Capsid Disassembly in Hepatitis B Virus. PNAS, 118, e2102530118.

Cl conduction in EAATs
270. I. Chen*, S. Pant*, Q. Wu*, R. Cater, M. Sobti, R. Vandenberg, A. G. Stewart, E. Tajkhorshid*, J. Font*, and R. Ryan* (2021)
Glutamate transporters have a chloride channel with two hydrophobic gates.
Nature, 591, 327-331.

Outer membrane antibiotic permeation
269. N. Haloi, A. K. Vasan, E. Geddes, A. Prasanna, P.C. Wen, W. W. Metcalf, P. Hergenrother, and E. Tajkhorshid (2021)
Rationalizing generation of broad spectrum antibiotics with the addition of a positive charge.
Chemical Science, 12, 15028-15044. (Cover Article)

Prestin and Hearing
268. J. Ge, J. Elferich, S. Dehghani-Ghahnaviyeh, Z. Zhao, M. Medows, H. von Gersdorff, E. Tajkhorshid, and E. Gouaux (2021) Molecular mechanism of prestin electromotive signal amplification.
Cell, 184: 4669-4679.e13.

Channel regulation by lipids
267. S. Pant, J. Zhang, E. C. Kim, K. Lam, H. J. Chung, and E. Tajkhorshid (2021)
PIP2-dependent coupling of voltage sensor and pore domains in Kv7.2 channel.
Communications Biology, 4, 1189.

Fusion peptide
266. D. Gorgun, M. Lihan, K. Kapoor, and E. Tajkhorshid (2021)
Binding Mode of SARS-CoV2 Fusion Peptide to Human Cellular Membrane.
Biophys. J., 120, 2914–2926.
BioRxiv preprint

Estrogen Receptor Ligand-Independent Activation
265. C. Mayne, W. Toy, K. Carlson, T. Bhatt, S. W. Fanning, G. L. Greene, B. S. Katzenellenbogen, S. Chandarlapaty, J. A. Katzenellenbogen*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2021)
Defining the Energetic Basis for a Conformational Switch Mediating Ligand-Independent Activation of Mutant Estrogen Receptors in Breast Cancer.
Molecular Cancer Research, 19: 1559-1570 (cover article).

Nucleotide Binding in PGP
264. S. Dehghani-Ghahnaviyeh, K. Kapoor, E. Tajkhorshid (2021)
Conformational changes of the nucleotide binding domains of P-glycoprotein induced by ATP hydrolysis.
FEBS Letters, 595: 735-749.

VDAC HK interaction
263. N. Haloi, P. C. Wen, Q. Cheng, M. Yang, G. Natarajan, A. K. S. Camara, W. M. Kwok, and E. Tajkhorshid (2021)
Structural Basis of Complex Formation Between Mitochondrial Anion Channel VDAC1 and Hexokinase-II.
Communications Biology, 4:667.

262. K. Kapoor*, S. Pant*, and E. Tajkhorshid (2021)
Active Participation of Membrane Lipids in Inhibition of Multidrug Transporter P-Glycoprotein.
Chemical Science, 12: 6293-6306. Featured Article.

261. C. L. Brooks III, D. A. Case, S. Plimpton, B. Roux, D. van der Spoel, and E. Tajkhorshid (2021)
Classical molecular dynamics.
Editorial Introduction to the JCP Special Topic on Classical Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations: Codes, Algorithms, Force Fields, and Applications.
J. Chem. Phys., 154, 10041.

260. D. J. Hardy, J. E. Stone, B. Isralewitz, and E. Tajkhorshid (2021)
Lessons Learned from Responsive Molecular Dynamics Studies of the COVID-19 Virus.
IEEE/ACM HPC for Urgent Decision Making (UrgentHPC) 1-10.

HDX/MD Combined Approach
259. M. Michenkova, S. Taki, M. Blosser, H. J. Hwang, T. Kowatz, F. J. Moss, R. Occhipinti, X. Qin, S. Sen, E. Shinn, D. Wang, B. Zeise, P. Zhao, N. Malmstadt, A. Vahedi-Faridi, E. Tajkhorshid, W. F. Boron (2021)
CO2 Transport across Membranes.
Interface Focus, 11: 20200090.

Alzheimer Imaging
258. L. Sun, H.-J. Cho, S. Sen, A. S. Arango, T. T. Huynh, Y. Huang, N. Bandara, B. E. Rogers, E. Tajkhorshid, and L. M. Mirica (2021)
Amphiphilic Distyrylbenzene Derivatives as Potential Therapeutic and Imaging Agents for Soluble and Insoluble Amyloid β Aggregates in Alzheimer’s Disease.
JACS, 143: 10462–10476.

257. W. R. Arnold, L. N. Carnevale, Z. Xie, J. L. Baylon, E. Tajkhorshid, H. Hu, and A. Das (2021)
Anti-inflammatory dopamine- and serotonin-based endocannabinoid epoxides reciprocally regulate cannabinoid receptors and the TRPV1 channel.
Nature Communications, 12, 926.

CryoEM Structures of BO3 oxidase
256. J. Li, L. Han, F. Vallese, Z. Ding, S. K. Choi, S. Hong, Y. Luo, B. Liu, C. K. Chan, E. Tajkhorshid, J. Zhu. O. Clarke, K. Zhang, and R. Gennis (2021)
Cryo-EM structures of E. coli cytochrome bo3 reveal bound phospholipids and ubiquinone-8 in a dynamic substrate binding site. PNAS, 118, e2106750118.

255. J. Zabret, S. Bohn, S. K. Schuller, O. Arnolds, M. Möller, J. Meier-Credo, P. Liauw, A. Chan, E. Tajkhorshid, J. D. Langer, R. Stoll, A. Krieger-Liszkay, B. D. Engel, T. Rudack, J. M. Schuller, and M. M. Nowaczyk (2021)
How to build a water-splitting machine: structural insights into photosystem II assembly.
Nature Plants, 7: 524–538.

254. M. Shekhar, G. Terashi, C. Gupta, D. Sarkar, J. Nguyn, N. J. Sisco, A. Mondal, J. Vant, P. Fromme, W. D. Van Horn, E. Tajkhorshid, D. Kihara, K. Dill, A. Perez, and A. Singharoy (2021)
CryoFold: determining protein structures and data-guided ensembles from cryo-EM density maps.
Matter, 4: 3195-3216.

Cation-π interaction naturally occuring membrane hannels & GPCRs
253. D. T. Infield, A. Rasouli, G. D. Galles, C. Chipot, E. Tajkhorshid, C. A. Ahern (2021)
Cation-π interactions and their functional roles in membrane proteins.
Journal of Molecular Biology, 433: 167035.

252. W.-M. Kwok, E. Tajkhorshid, and A. K. S. Camara (2021)
Editorial: Mitochondrial Exchangers and Transporters in Cell Survival and Death.
Frontiers in Physiology, 12: 1415.

251. H. C. Huff, A. Vasan, A. Kaul, E. Tajkhorshid, and A. Das (2021)
Differential Interactions of Selected Phytocannabinoids with Human CYP2D6 Polymorphisms.
Biochemistry, 60, 2749–2760.

250. A. Rasouli, Y. Jamali, E. Tajkhorshid, O. Bavi, and H. Nejat Pishkenari (2021)
Mechanical properties of Ester- and Ether-DPhPC bilayers: a molecular dynamics study.
J. Mech. Behavior Biomedical Materials, 117, 104386.

CaM-CK complex
249. J. Sprenger, A. Trifan, N. Patel, A. Vanderbeck, J. Bredtfelt, E. Tajkhorshid, R. Rowlett, L. L. Leggio, K. S. Åkerfeldt and S. Linse (2021)
Calmodulin complexes with brain and muscle creatine kinase peptides.
Current Research in Structural Biology, 3: 121-132

2020 (26 papers)

NAMD Benchmarks
248. J. C. Phillips, D. J. Hardy, J. D. C. Maia, J. E. Stone, J. V. Ribeiro, R. C. Bernardi, R. Buch, G. Fiorin, J. Hénin, W. Jiang, R. McGreevy, M. C. R. Melo, B. Radak, R. D. Skeel, A. Singharoy, Y. Wang, B. Roux, A. Aksimentiev, Z. Luthey-Schulten, L. V. Kale, K. Schulten, C. Chipot, and E. Tajkhorshid (2020)
Scalable molecular dynamics on CPU and GPU architectures with NAMD.
J. Chem. Phys., 153: 044130.

Review on Membrane Transporters
247. T. Jiang, P.-C. Wen, N. Trebesch, Z. Zhao, S. Pant, K. Kapoor, M. Shekhar, and E. Tajkhorshid (2020)
Computational Dissection of Membrane Transport at a Microscopic Level.
Trends in Biochemical Sciences, 45: 202-216.

246. G. Licari, K. Strakova, S. Matile, E. Tajkhorshid (2020)
Twisting and tilting of a mechanosensitive molecular probe detects order in membranes.
Chemical Science, 11: 5637-49. (Cover Article)

PIP2-Mediated Binding of PH Domain
245. S. Pant and E. Tajkhorshid (2020)
Microscopic Characterization of GRP1 PH Domain Interaction With Anionic Membranes.
Journal of Computational Chemistry, 41: 489-499. (Cover Article)

244. D. B. Sauer, N. Trebesch, J. J. Marden, N. Cocco, J. Song, A. Koide, S. Koide, E. Tajkhorshid*, and D.-N. Wang* (2020)
Structural basis for the reaction cycle of DASS dicarboxylate transporters.
eLife, 9: e61350. PMC7553777
Associated eLife Insight Article: A. W. Duster and H. Lin (2020)
Riding elevators into and out of cells.
eLife, 9: e62925. PMC7553771

243. H. Chen, J. Maia, B. Radak, D. Hardy, W. Cai, C. Chipot, and E. Tajkhorshid (2020)
Boosting Free-Energy Perturbation Calculations with GPU-Accelerated NAMD.
J. Chem. Inf. Model., 60: 5301-5307.

242. S. Thangapandian, K. Kapoor, and E. Tajkhorshid (2020)
Probing Cholesterol Binding and Translocation in P-glycoprotein.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes, 1862: 183090. (Cover Article)

241. K. Lam and E. Tajkhorshid (2020)
Membrane Interactions of Cy3/Cy5 Fluorophores and Their Effects on Membrane Protein Dynamics.
Biophysical Journal, 119: 24-34.

ClC-ec1 Transporter TripleQ Mutant
240. T. S. Chavan, R. C. Cheng, T. Jiang, I. I. Mathews, R. A. Stein, A. Koehl, H. S. Mchaourab, E. Tajkhorshid*, and M. Maduke* (2020)
A CLC-ec1 mutant reveals global conformational change and suggests a unifying mechanism for the CLC Cl-/H+ transport cycle.
eLife, 9:e53479. PMC7253180
Commentary by Chris Miller: Q-cubed mutant cues clues to CLC antiport mechanism. J. General Physiology, 153: e202112868 (2021).

Elic in POPC membrane
239. R. Shahoei and E. Tajkhorshid (2020)
Menthol binding to the human α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, facilitated by its strong partitioning in membrane.
J. Phys. Chem. B, 124: 1866-1880.

Elic in POPC membrane
238. P. Kumar, Y. Wang, Z. Zhang, Z. Zhao, G. D. Cymes, E. Tajkhorshid, and C. Grosman (2020)
Cryo-EM structures of a lipid-sensitive pentameric ligand-gated ion channel embedded in a phosphatidylcholine-only bilayers.
PNAS, 117: 1788-1798.

CoxFluor bound to COX-2
237. A. K. Yadav, C. J. Reinhardt, A. S. Arango, H. C. Huff, L. Dong, M. G. Malkowski, A. Das, E. Tajkhorshid, and J. Chan (2020)
An Activity-based Sensing Approach for the Detection of Cyclooxygenase-2 in Live Cells.
Angewandte Chemie, 59: 3307-3314.

236. O. Soubias*, S. Pant*, F. Heinrich, Y. Zhang, N. S. Roy, J. Li, X. Jian, M. E Yohe, P. A. Randazzo, M. Lösche*, E. Tajkhorshid*, and R. A. Byrd* (2020)
Membrane Surface Recognition by the ASAP1 PH Domain and Consequences for Interactions with the small GTPase Arf1.
Science Advances, 6: eabd1882.

Micelle solubilized amyloid beta oligomer
235. S. Ciudad, E. Puig, T. Botzanowski, M. Meigooni, A. S. Arango, J. Do, M. Mayzel, M. Bayoumi, S. Chaignepain, G. Maglia, S. Cianferani, V. Orekhov, E. Tajkhorshid, B. Bardiaux, and N. Carulla (2020)
Aβ(1-42) tetramer and octamer structures reveal edge conductivity pores as a mechanism for membrane damage.
Nature Communications, 11: 3014.

Review on Membrane Transporters

234. J. W. Smith, X. Jiang, H. An, A. M. Barclay, G. Licari, E. Tajkhorshid, E. Moore, C. M. Rienstra, J. S. Moore and Q. Chen (2020)
Polymer-Peptide Conjugates Convert Amyloid into Protein Nanobundles through Fragmentation and Lateral Association.
ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2: 937-945. (Cover Article)

233. J. Zhang, E. C. Kim, C. Chen, E. Procko, S. Pant, K. Lam, J. Patel, R. Choi, M. Hong, D. Joshi, E. Bolton, E. Tajkhorshid, and H.-J. Chung (2020)
Identifying mutation hotspots reveals pathogenetic mechanisms of KCNQ2 epileptic encephalopathy.
Scientific Reports, 10, 4756.

232. S. Pant, Z. Smith, Y. Wang, E. Tajkhorshid, and P. Tiwary (2020)
Confronting pitfalls of AI-augmented molecular dynamics using statistical physics.
J. Chem. Phys., 153: 234118.
Editors' Choice
Cover Article
Featured Article

HDX/MD Combined Approach
231. S. K. Bharathkar, B. W. Parker, A. G. Malyutin, N. Haloi, K. E. Huey-Tubman, E. Tajkhorshid, B. Stadtmueller (2020)
The structures of Secretory and dimeric Immunoglobulin A.
eLife, 9:e56098.

230. Y. T. Pang, A. Pavlova, E. Tajkhorshid, and J. C. Gumbart (2020)
Parameterization of a drug molecule with a halogen σ-hole particle using ffTK: Implementation, testing and comparison.
J. Chem. Phys., 153: 164104.

Selectivity Filter
229. F. J. Moss*, P. Mahinthichaichan*, D. Lodowski, T. Kowatz, E. Tajkhorshid*, A. Engel*, W. F. Boron*, and A. Vahedi-Faridi* (2020)
Aquaporin-7: A Dynamic Aquaglyceroporin with Greater Water and Glycerol Permeability than its Bacterial Homolog GlpF.
Frontiers in Physiology, 11, 728.

Non-muscle Nav channel
228. M. Mahdavi, A. Fattahi, E. Tajkhorshid, S. Nouranian (2020)
Molecular Insights into the Loading and Dynamics of Doxorubicin on PEGylated Graphene Oxide Nanocarriers.
ACS Applied Bio Materials, 3, 1354−1363.

Non-muscle Nav channel
227. C. Misra, S. Bangru, F. Lin, K. Lam, S. N. Koenig, E. R. Lubbers, J. Hedhli, N. P. Murphy, D. J. Parker, L. W. Dobrucki, T. A. Cooper, E. Tajkhorshid, P. J. Mohler, and A. Kalsotra (2020)
Aberrant expression of a non-muscle RBFOX2 isoform triggers cardiac conduction defects in myotonic dystrophy.
Developmental Cell, 52: 748-763.

HDX/MD Combined Approach
226. R. Jia, C. Martens, M. Shekhar, S. Pant, G. A. Pellowe, A. M. Lau, H. E. Findlay, N. J. Harrisa, E. Tajkhorshid, P. J. Booth, and A. Politis (2020)
Hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry captures distinct dynamics upon substrate and inhibitor binding to a transporter.
Nature Communications, 11: 6162.

225. M. Yang, J. Sun, D. F. Stowe, E. Tajkhorshid, W.-M. Kwok, and A. K. S. Camara (2020)
Knockout of VDAC1 in H9c2 Cells Promotes Oxidative Stress-induced Cell Apoptosis Through Decreased Mitochondrial Hexokinase II Binding and Enhanced Glycolytic Stress.
Cell. Physiol. Biochem., 54: 853-874.

224. R. P. Sparks*, A. S. Arango*, J. L. Jenkins, W. C. Guida, E. Tajkhorshid, C. E. Sparks, J. D. Sparks, and R. A. Fratti (2020)
An Allosteric Binding Site on Sortilin Regulates the Trafficking of VLDL and PCSK9 Altering LDLR Expression Levels in Hepatocytes.
Biochemistry, 59: 4321-35.

FEBS Lett 594(23) front cover
223. C. Thomas, S. G. Aller, K. Beis, E. P. Carpenter, G. Chang, L. Chen, E. Dassa, M. Dean, F. Duong Van Hoa, D. Ekiert, R. Ford, R. Gaudet, X. Gong, I. B. Holland, Y. Huang, D. K. Kahne, H. Kato, V. Koronakis, C. M. Koth, Y. Lee, O. Lewinson, R. Lill, E. Martinoia, S. Murakami, H. W. Pinket, B. Poolman, D. Rosenbaum, B. Sarkadi, L. Schmitt, E. Schneider, Y. Shi, S.-L. Shyng, D. J. Slotboom, E. Tajkhorshid, D. P. Tieleman, K. Ueda, A. Váradi, P.-C. Wen, N. Yan, P. Zhang, H. Zheng, J. Zimmer, and R. Tampé (2020)
Structural and functional diversity calls for a new classification of ABC transporters
FEBS Letters, 594: 3767-75.

2019 (16 papers)

From Atoms to Phenotype

222. A. Singharoy*, C. Maffeo, K.H. Delgado-Magnero, D. J. K. Swainsbury, M.Sener, U. Kleinekathofer, B. Isralewitz, I. Teo, D. Chandler, J. W. Vant, J. E. Stone, J. Phillips, T. V. Pogorelov, M. I. Mallus, C. Chipot, Z. Luthey-Schulten, P. Tieleman, C. N. Hunter, E. Tajkhorshid*, A. Aksimentiev*, and K. Schulten (2019)
Atoms to Phenotypes: Molecular Design Principles of Cellular Energy Metabolism.
Cell, 179: 1098-1111.

Chemical Reviews

221. M. P. Muller*, T. Jiang*, C. Sun, M. Lihan, S. Pant, P. Mahinthichaichan, A. Trifan, and E. Tajkhorshid (2019)
Characterization of Lipid-Protein Interactions and Lipid-mediated Modulation of Membrane Protein Function Through Molecular Simulation.
TOP5 community's Favorite Review of 2019
Chemical Reviews, 119: 6068-6161.

Lipids Controlling Scramblase

220. K. Yu*, T. Jiang*, Y. Cui, E. Tajkhorshid*, and H. C. Hartzell* (2019)
A Network of Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate Binding Sites Regulate Gating of the Ca2+-activated Cl- Channel ANO1 (TMEM16A).
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 116: 19952-19962.

Lipid-Protein Interactions

219. C. Martens, M. Shekhar, A. M. Lau, E. Tajkhorshid*, and A. Politis* (2019)
Integrating hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry with molecular dynamics simulations to probe lipid-modulated conformational changes in membrane proteins.
Nature Protocols, 14: 3183-3204.


218. J. A. Coleman , D. Yang , Z. Zhao , P.-C. Wen , C. Yoshioka , E. Tajkhorshid, and E. Gouaux (2019)
Serotonin transporter-ibogaine complexes illuminate mechanisms of inhibition and transport.
Nature, 569: 141-145.

217. J. Li, Z. Zhao, and E. Tajkhorshid (2019) Locking Two Rigid-Body Bundles in an Outward-Facing Conformation: The Ion-Coupling Mechanism in a LeuT-Fold Transporter. Scientific Reports, 9, 19479.

216. R. P. Sparks*, A. S. Arango*, M. L. Starr*, Z. L. Aboff, K. A. Harden, J. L. Jenkins, W. C. Guida, E. Tajkhorshid, and R. A. Fratti (2019)
A Small Molecule Competitive Inhibitor of Phosphatidic Acid Binding by Sec18 Blocks the SNARE Priming Stage of Vacuole Fusion.
J. Biol. Chem., 294: 17168-17185. JBC EDITORS' PICK (top 2% in significance and importance)

215. I. G. Denisov, Y. V. Grinkova, P. Nandigrami, M. S. Shekhar, E. Tajkhorshid, and S. G. Sligar (2019)
Allosteric Interactions in Human Cytochrome P450 CYP3A4: The Role of Phenylalanine 213.
Biochemistry, 58: 1411-1422.

Blocking Abeta fibrilization

214. X. Jiang, A. Halmes, G. Licari, J. Smith, Y. Song, E. Moore, Q. Chen*, E. Tajkhorshid*, C. Rienstra*, and J. Moore* (2019)
Multivalent Polymer-Peptide Conjugates-A General Platform for Inhibiting Amyloid Beta Peptide Aggregation.
ACS Macro Letters, 8, 1365-1371.

213. S. K. Misra, Z. Wu, F. Ostadhossein, M. Ye, K. Boateng, K. Schulten, E. Tajkhorshid, and D. Pan (2019)
Pro-nifuroxazide Self-Assembly Leads to Triggerable Nanomedicine for Anti-Cancer Therapy.
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 18074-18089.

Blocking Abeta fibrilization

212. A. Aster, G. Licari, F. Zinna, E. Brun, T. Kumpulainen, E. Tajkhorshid, J. Lacour and E. Vauthey (2019)
Tuning symmetry breaking charge separation in perylene bichromophores by conformational control.
Chemical Science, 10, 10629-10639.


211. M. L. Starr*, R. P. Sparks*, A. Arango*, L. R. Hurst, Z. Zhao, M. Lihan, J. L. Jenkins, E. Tajkhorshid, and R. A. Fratti (2019)
Phosphatidic acid induces conformational changes in Sec18 protomers that prevent SNARE priming.
J. Biol. Chem., 294: 3100-3116.

210. P. S. Padayatti, S. C. Lee, R. L. Stanfield, P.-C. Wen, E. Tajkhorshid, I. A. Wilson, Q. Zhang (2019)
Structural Insights into the Lipid A Transport Pathway in MsbA.
Structure, 27, 1114-1123.e3.

Blocking Abeta fibrilization
209. M. Macchione, A. Goujon, K. Strakova, H. V. Humeniuk, G. Licari, E. Tajkhorshid, N. Sakai, and S. Matile (2019)
A Chalcogen-Bonding Cascade Switch for Planarizable Push-Pull Probes.
Angewandte Chemie, 58, 15752-15756.

208. K. Terekhova, S. Pokutta, Y. S. Kee, J. Li, E. Tajkhorshid, G. Fuller, A. R. Dunn, and W. I. Weis (2019)
Binding partner- and force-promoted changes in αE-catenin conformation probed by native cysteine labeling.
Scientific Reports, 9, 15375.

Integrative Modeling
207. H. M. Berman, P. D. Adams, A. A. Bonvin, S. K. Burley, B. Carragher, W. Chiu, F. DiMaio, T. E. Ferrin, M. J. Gabanyi, T. D. Goddard, P. R. Griffin, J. Haas, C. A. Hanke, J. C. Hoch, G. Hummer, G. Kurisu, C. L. Lawson, A. Leitner, J. L. Markley, J. Meiler, G. T. Montelione, G. N. Phillips, Jr., T. Prisner, J. Rappsilber, D. C. Schriemer, T. Schwede, C. A. M. Seidel, T. S. Str utzenberg, D. I. Svergun, E. Tajkhorshid, J. Trewhella, B. Vallat, S. Velankar, G. W. Vuister, B. Webb, J. D. Westbrook, K. L. White, and A. Sali (2019)
Federating Structural Models and Data: Outcomes from a Workshop on Archiving Integrative Structures.
Structure , 27: 1745-1759.

2018 (21 papers)

206. J. V. Vermaas, S. Rempe, and E. Tajkhorshid (2018)
Electrostatic Lock in the Transport Cycle of the Multi-Drug Resistance Transporter EmrE.
PNAS, 115: E7502-E7511. Commentary by Jana Shen: Zooming in on a small multidrug transporter reveals details of asymmetric protonation. PNAS, 115: 8060-8062.

205. P.-C. Wen, J. M. Vanegas, S. B. Rempe, and E. Tajkhorshid (2018)
Probing key elements of teixobactin-lipid II interactions in membrane.
Chemical Science, 9: 6997-7008. (Open Access)

204. C. Sun, S. Benlekbir, P. Venkatakrishnan, Y. Wang, S. Hong, J. Hosler, E. Tajkhorshid*, J. L. Rubinstein*, and R. B. Gennis* (2018)
Structure of the Alternative Complex III in a supercomplex with cytochrome oxidase.
Nature, 557: 123-126

203. P.-C. Wen*, P. Mahinthichaichan*, N. Trebesch, T. Jiang, Z. Zhao, E. Shinn, Y. Wang, M. Shekhar, K. Kapoor, C. K. Chan, and E. Tajkhorshid (2018)
Microscopic View of Lipids and Their Diverse Biological Functions.
Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 51: 177-186.

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202. C. Martens, M. Shekhar, A. Borysik, A. Lau, E. Reading, E. Tajkhorshid, P. J. Booth, and A. Politis (2018)
Direct protein-lipid interactions shape the conformational landscape of secondary transporters.
Nature Communications, 9: 4151.

201. D. T. Infield, K. Matulef, J. D. Galpin, K. Lam, E. Tajkhorshid, C. A. Ahern, and F. I. Valiyaveetil (2018)
Main-chain mutagenesis reveals intrahelical coupling in an ion channel voltage-sensor.
Nature Communications, 9: 5055.

200. P. Mahinthichaichan, D. M. Morris, Y. Wang, G. Jensen, and E. Tajkhorshid (2018)
Selective permeability of carboxysomes shell pores to anionic molecules.
J. Phys. Chem. B, 122: 9110-9118.

199. P. Mahinthichaichan, R. B. Gennis*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2018)
Cytochrome aa3 oxygen reductase utilizes the tunnel observed in the crystal structures to deliver O2 for catalysis.
Biochemistry, 57: 2150-2161.

198. Y. Wang*, M. Shekhar*, D, Thifault, C. J. Williams, R. Mcgreevy, J. Richardson, A. Singharoy*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2018)
Constructing Atomic Structural Models into Cryo-EM densities using Molecular Dynamics - Pros and Cons.
Journal of Structural Biology, 204: 319-328.

197. M. Scheurer, P. Rodenkirch, M. Siggel, R. C. Bernardi, K. Schulten, E. Tajkhorshid*, and T. Rudack* (2018)
PyContact: Rapid, Customizable and Visual Analysis of Non-Covalent Interactions in MD Simulations.
Biophysical Journal, 114: 577-583. (Cover Article)

196. B. Henderson, S. Grant, B. Chu, R. Shahoei, S. Huard, S. Saladi, E. Tajkhorshid, D. Dougherty, and H. Lester (2018)
Menthol stereoisomers exhibit different effects on α4β2 nAChR upregulation and dopamine neuron spontaneous firing.
eNeuro, ENEURO.0465-18.2018.

Pharmacological Research
195. E. Tajkhorshid (2018) Molecular insight into drug exporters within the cellular membrane (Editorial Commentary). Pharmacological Research, 133: 328.


194. P. Mahinthichaichan, R. B. Gennis*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2018) Bacterial denitrifying nitric oxide reductases and aerobic respiratory terminal oxidases use similar delivery pathways for their molecular substrates. BBA - Bioenergetics, 1859: 712-724.

193. I. G. Denisov, J. L. Baylon, Y. V. Grinkova, E. Tajkhorshid, and S. G. Sligar (2018) Drug-drug interactions between atorvastatin and dronedarone mediated by monomeric CYP3A4. Biochemistry, 57: 805-816.

192. S. Barrick, J. Li, X. Kong, A. Ray, E. Tajkhorshid, and D. Leckband (2018) Salt Bridges Gate Alpha-Catenin Activation at Intercellular Junctions. Mol. Biol. Cell, 29: 111-122.

191. A. Chakravarti, K. Selvadurai, R. Shahoei, H. Lee, S. Fatma, E. Tajkhorshid, and R. Huang (2018) Reconstitution and substrate specificity of the antiviral radical SAM enzyme viperin. J. Biol. Chem., 293: 14122-14133..

Virodhamien CYP2J2
190. L. N. Carnevale, A. S. Arango, W. R. Arnold, E. Tajkhorshid*, and A. Das* (2018) Endocannabinoid Virodhamine is an Endogenous Inhibitor of Human Cardiovascular CYP2J2 Epoxygenase. Biochemistry, 57: 6489-6499.

189. T. E. Speltz*, C.G. Mayne*, S.E. Fanning, Z. Siddiqui, E. Tajkhorshid, G.L. Greene, and T.W. Moore (2018) A "Cross-Stitched" Peptide with Improved Helicity and Proteolytic Stability. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 16: 3702-3706.

188. M. Hallock, A. Greenwood, Y. Wang, J. Morrissey, E. Tajkhorshid, C. Rienstra, and T. V. Pogorelov (2018) Calcium-induced lipid nanocluster structures: sculpturing of the plasma membrane. Biochemistry, 57: 6897-6905.

187. D. Kerr, G. T. Tietjen, Z. Gong, E. Tajkhorshid, E. Adams, and K.-Y. C. Lee (2018) Sensitivity of Peripheral Membrane Proteins to the Membrane Context: A Case Study of Phosphatidylserine and the TIM Proteins BBA - Biomembranes, 1860: 2126-2133.

186. S. W. Fanning, R. Jeselsohn, V. Dharmarajan, C. G. Mayne, M. Karimi, G. Buchwalter, R. Houtman, W. Toy, C. E. Fowler, M. Lainé, K. E Carlson, T. A. Martin, J. Nowak, J. Nwachukwu, D. J. Hosfield, S. Chandarlapaty, E. Tajkhorshid, K. W. Nettles, P. R. Griffin, Y. Shen, J. A. Katzenellenbogen, M. Brown, and G. L. Greene (2018) The SERM/SERD Bazedoxifene Disrupts ESR1 Helix 12 to Overcome Acquired Hormone Resistance in Breast Cancer Cells. eLife, 2018;7: e37161. (Accompanied by a Related Insight article)

2017 (16 papers)

phospholipid transolcation pathway
185. T. Jiang, K. Yu, H. C. Hartzell*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2017) Lipids and Ions Traverse the Membrane by the Same Physical Pathway in the nhTMEM16 Scramblase. eLife, 6:e28671.

184. S. Chen, Y. Zhao, Y. Wang, M. Shekhar, E. Tajkhorshid, and E. Gouaux (2017) Activation and desensitization mechanism of AMPA receptor-TARP complex by cryo-EM. Cell, 170(6): 1234-1246.

Outward-facing state of P-glycoprotein
183. B. Verhalen, R. Dastvan, S. Thangapandian, Y. Peskova, H. A. Koteiche, R. K. Nakamoto, E. Tajkhorshid, and H. S. Mchaourab (2017) Energy Transduction and Alternating Access of the mammalian ABC Transporter P-glycoprotein. Nature, 543: 738-741.

182. F. Zeng, Y. Chen, J. Remis, M. S. Shekhar, J. C. Phillips, E. Tajkhorshid, and H. Jin (2017) Structural Basis of Co-translational Quality Control by ArfA and RF2 Binding to Ribosome. Nature, 541, 554-557.

pathway of desflurane binding to GLIC - cover
181. M. J. Arcario, C. G. Mayne, and E. Tajkhorshid (2017) A membrane-embedded pathway delivers general anesthetics to two interacting binding sites in the Gloeobacter violaceus Ion Channel. J. Biol. Chem., 292(23), 9480-9492. (Cover Article) PMC5465477

JTH cover featuring coagulation factor X GLA domain
180. M. P. Muller, Y. Wang, J.H. Morrissey, E. Tajkhorshid (2017) Lipid specificity of the membrane binding domain of coagulation factor X. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 15: 2005-2016. (Cover Article) PMC5630516

179. Giovanni Gonzalez-Gutierrez*, Yuhang Wang*, Gisela Cymes, Emad Tajkhorshid, and Claudio Grosman (2017) Chasing the open-state structure of pentameric ligand-gated ion channels

178. J. V. Vermaas and E. Tajkhorshid (2017) Differential Membrane Binding Mechanics of Synaptotagmin Isoforms Observed at Atomic Detail. Biochemistry, 56: 281-293.

Search for an in silico solvent
177. J. V. Vermaas, T. V. Pogorelov, and E. Tajkhorshid (2017) Extension of the Highly Mobile Membrane Mimetic to Transmembrane Systems through Customized in Silico Solvents. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 121: 3764-3776.

Klaus Schulten
176. E. Tajkhorshid and C. Chipot (2017) Tribute to Klaus Schulten. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Klaus Schulten Memorial Issue, 121: 3203-5.

Tim1 in its membrane-bound form
175. G. T. Tietjen*, J. L. Baylon*, D. Kerr, Z. Gong, J. M. Henderson, C. T. R. Heffern, M. Meron, B. Lin, M. L. Schlossman, E. J. Adams, E. Tajkhorshid*, and K. Y. C. Lee* (2017) Coupling X-Ray Reflectivity and In Silico Binding to Yield Dynamics of Membrane Recognition by Tim1. Biophysical Journal, 113: 1505-1519.

174. W. R. Arnold, J. L. Baylon, E. Tajkhorshid*, and A. Das* (2017) Arachidonic Acid Metabolism by Human Cardiovascular CYP2J2 is Modulated by Doxorubicin. Biochemistry, 56: 6700-6712.

Psb28 docking on to RC47
173. D. A. Weisz, H. Liu, H. Zhang, S. Thangapandian, E. Tajkhorshid, M. L. Gross, and H. B. Pakrasi (2017) Structural analysis of Photosystem II: Mass spectrometry-based cross-linking study show that the Psb28 protein binds to cytochrome b559. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 114: 2224-2229.

172. X. Yu, G. Yang, C. Yan, J. L. Baylon, J. Jiang, H. Fan, G. Lu, K. Hasegawa, H. Okumura, T. Wang, E. Tajkhorshid, S. Li, and N. Yan (2017) Dimeric structure of the uracil:proton symporter UraA provides mechanistic insights into the SLC4/23/26 transporters. Cell Research, 27: 1020-1033.

171. P. S. Padayatti, J. H. Leung, P. Mahinthichaichan, E. Tajkhorshid, A. Ishchenko, V. Cherezov, M. Soltis, B. J. Jackson, C. D. Stout, R. B. Gennis, and Q. Zhang (2017) Critical role of water molecules in proton translocation by the membrane-bound transhydrogenase. Structure, 25(7): 1111-1119.e3.

170. A. K. S. Camara, Y. Zhou, P.-C. Wen, E. Tajkhorshid and W.-M. Kwok (2017) Mitochondrial VDAC1: A Key Gatekeeper as Potential Therapeutic Target. Frontiers in Physiology, 8: 640.


N. Trebesch, J. V. Vermaas, E. Tajkhorshid (2016) Computational Characterization of Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Transporter Function. In Editor: Carmen Domene, "Computational Biophysics of Membrane Proteins", Chapter 7: pp. 197-236. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK.

ion permeation through P2X receptor
S. E. Mansoor, W. Lü, W. Oosterheert, M. Shekhar, E. Tajkhorshid, and E. Gouaux (2016) X-ray structures of human P2X3 receptor define complete gating cycle and antagonist action. Nature, 538, 66-71.

T. Jiang, W. Han, M. Maduke, and E. Tajkhorshid (2016) Molecular Basis for Differential Anion Binding and Proton Coupling in the Cl-/H+ Exchanger ClC-ec1. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138: 3066-3075.

C. M. Khantwal, S. J. Abraham, W. Han, T. Jiang, T. S. Chavan, R. C. Cheng, S. M. Elvington, C. W. Liu, I. I. Mathews, E. Tajkhorshid*, and M. Maduke* (2016) Revealing an outward-facing open conformational state in a CLC Cl/H exchange transporter. eLife, 5:e11189.

J. Vermaas, N. Trebesch, C. G. Mayne, S. Thangapandian, M. Shekhar, P. Mahinthichaichan, J. L. Baylon, T. Jiang, Y. Wang, M. P. Muller, E. Shinn, Z. Zhao, P.-C. Wen, and E. Tajkhorshid (2016) Microscopic Characterization of Membrane Transport Function by In Silico Modeling and Simulation. In Gregory A. Voth, editor: Methods in Enzymology, Vol 578: Computational Approaches for Studying Enzyme Mechanism Part B, MIE, UK: Academic Press, 2016, pp. 373-428.

P. Mahinthichaichan, R. Gennis*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2016) All the O2 consumed by Thermus thermophilus cytochrome ba3 is delivered to the active site through a long, open hydrophobic tunnel with entrances within the lipid bilayer. Biochemistry, 55(8): 1265-1278..

small molecule - memberane interactions toc
C. G. Mayne, M. J. Arcario, P. Mahinthichaichan, J. L. Baylon, J. V. Vermaas, L. Navidpour, P.-C. Wen, S. Thangapandian, and E. Tajkhorshid (2016) The Cellular Membrane as a Mediator for Small Molecule Interaction with Membrane Proteins. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes, 1058(10), 2290-2304.

J. L. Baylon, J. V. Vermaas, M. P. Muller, M. J. Arcario, T. V. Pogorelov, and E. Tajkhorshid (2016) Atomic-Level Description of Protein--Lipid Interactions Using an Accelerated Membrane Model. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes, 1858: 1573-1583.

Cytochrome C2 binding on to BC1 complex
A. Singharoy, A. Barragan, S. Thangapandian, E. Tajkhorshid, and K. Schulten (2016) Binding Site Recognition and Docking Dynamics of a Single Electron Transport Protein: Cytochrome c2. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138: 12077-12089.

K. K. Skeby, O. J. Andersen, T. V. Pogorelov, and E. Tajkhorshid*, and B. Schiøtt* (2016) Conformational Dynamics of the Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide in a Membrane Environment: Toward the Aggregation Prone Form. Biochemistry, 55: 2031-2042.

W. R. Arnold, J. L. Baylon, E. Tajkhorshid*, and A. Das* (2016) Asymmetric binding and metabolism of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) by CYP2J2 epoxygenase. Biochemistry, 55: 6969-6980.

J. Vermaas, D. Hardy, J. Stone, E. Tajkhorshid*, and A. Kohlmeyer* (2016) TopoGromacs: Automated Topology Conversion from CHARMM to Gromacs within VMD. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 56: 1112-1116.

stapled peptides cover
T. E. Speltz, S. W. Fanning*, C. G. Mayne*, C. Fowler, E. Tajkhorshid, G. L. Greene, and T. W. Moore (2016) Stapled Peptides with γ-Methylated Hydrocarbon Chains for the Estrogen Receptor/Coactivator Interaction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55: 4252-4255. ("Hot Paper", Cover Article)

P. Hosseinzadeh, E. Mirts, T. Pfister, Y-G. Gao, C. G. Mayne, H. Robinson, E. Tajkhorshid, and Y. Lu (2016) Enhancing Mn(II)-binding and manganese peroxidase activity in a designed cytochrome c peroxidase through fine-tuning secondary sphere interactions. Biochemistry, 55(10): 1494-1502.

S. W. Fanning*, C. G. Mayne*, V. Dharmarajan*, K. E. Carlson, T. A. Martin, S. J. Novick, W. Toy, B. Green, S. Panchamukhi, B. S. Katzenellenbogen, E. Tajkhorshid, P. R. Griffin, Y. Shen, S. Chandarlapaty, J. A. Katzenellenbogen, and G. L. Greene (2016) Estrogen receptor alpha somatic mutations Y537S and D538G confer breast cancer endocrine resistance by stabilizing the activating function-2 binding conformation. eLife, 10.7554/eLife.12792. (Accompanied by a "Related Insight" Article)

C. Sun, A. T. Taguchi, J. V. Vermaas, N. J. Beal, P. J. O'Malley*, E. Tajkhorshid*, R. B. Gennis*, and S. A. Dikanov* (2016) Q-band Electron-Nuclear Double Resonance Reveals Out-of-Plane Hydrogen Bonds Stabilize an Anionic Ubisemiquinone in Cytochrome bo3 from Escherichia coli. Biochemistry, 55: 5714-5725.


Transport Cycle Thermodynamics
M. Moradi, G. Enkavi, and E. Tajkhorshid (2015) Atomic-Level Characterization of Transport Cycle Thermodynamics in the Glycerol-3-Phosphate:Phosphate Antiporter. Nature Communications, 6:8393. PMC4598623

J. Li, P.-C. Wen, M. Moradi, and E. Tajkhorshid (2015) Computational Characterization of Structural Dynamics Underlying Function in Active Membrane Transporters Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 31: 96-105. PMC4476910

J. Li, J. Newhall, N. Ishiyama, C. Gottardi, M. Ikura, D. E. Leckband*, and E. Tajkhorshid* (2015) Structural Determinants of the Mechanical Stability of Alpha Catenin. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290: 18890-18903.

J. L. Baylon and E. Tajkhorshid (2015) Capturing Spontaneous Membrane Insertion of the Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin Fusion Peptide. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119(25): 7882-7893.

J. V. Vermaas, J. L. Baylon, M. J. Arcario, M. P. Muller, Zh. Wu, T. V. Pogorelov, and E. Tajkhorshid (2015) Efficient Exploration of Membrane-Associated Phenomena at Atomic Resolution. Journal of Membrane Biology, 248: 563-582. PMC4490090

J. V. Vermaas, A. T. Taguchi, S. A. Dikanov, C. A. Wraight, and E. Tajkhorshid (2015) Redox Potential Tuning Through Differential Quninone Binding in the Photosynthetic Reaction Center of Rhodobacter sphaeroides Biochemistry, 54: 2104-2116.

I. G. Denisov, Y. V. Grinkova, J. L. Baylon, E. Tajkhorshid, and S. G. Sligar (2015) Mechanism of Drug-Drug Interactions Mediated by Human Cytochrome P450 CYP3A4 Biochemistry, 54: 2227-2239.

D. R. McDougle*, J. L. Baylon*, D. D. Meling, A. Kambalyal, Y. V. Grinkova, J. Hammernik, E. Tajkhorshid*, and A. Das* (2015) Incorporation of Charged Residues in the CYP2J2 F-G Loop Disrupts CYP2J2-Lipid Bilayer Interactions. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes, 1848: 2460-2470.

J. Madsen, Y. Z. Ohkubo, G. Peters, J. H. Faber, E. Tajkhorshid*, and O. H. Olsen* (2015) Membrane interaction of the factor VIIIa discoidin domains in atomistic details. Biochemistry, 54: 6123-6131.

Y. Qi, X. Cheng, J. Lee, J. Vermaas, T. V. Pogorelov, E. Tajkhorshid, S. Park, J. B. Klauda, and W. Im (2015) CHARMM-GUI HMMM Builder for Membrane Simulations with the Highly Mobile Membrane-Mimetic Model. Biophysical Journal, 109: 2012-22.


M. J. Arcario, C. G. Mayne, and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) Atomistic models of general anesthetics for use in in silico biological studies. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118: 12075-12086.

W. Han, R. Chang, M. Maduke, and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) Water Access Points and Hydration Pathways in the ClC-ec1 H+/Cl- Transporters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 111: 1819-1824. (Cover Article)

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J. V. Vermaas and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) A Microscopic View of Phospholipid Insertion into Biological Membranes. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118: 1754-1764. (Cover Article)

Amino acid insertion TOC
T. V. Pogorelov, J. V. Vermaas, M. J. Arcario, and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) Partitioning of amino acids into a model membrane: capturing the interface. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118: 1481-1492. PMCID: PMC3983343

R. E. Hulse, J. Sachleben, P.-C. Wen, M. Moradi, E. Tajkhorshid, and E. Perozo (2014) Conformational dynamics at the inner gate of KcsA during activation. Biochemistry (Rapid Report), 53: 2557-2559. (live molecular demo sessions of KcsA channel)

S. Mishra, B. Verhalen, R. A. Stein, P.-C. Wen, E. Tajkhorshid, and H. S. Mchaourab (2014) Conformational Dynamics of the Nucleotide Binding Domains and the Power Stroke of a Heterodimeric ABC Transporter. eLife, 3: e02740

M. Moradi and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) Computational recipe for efficient description of large-scale conformational changes in biomolecular systems. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 10: 2866-2880. PMCID: PMC4089915

A. Barati Farimani, N. Aluru, and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) Thermodynamic Insight into Spontaneous Hydration and Rapid Water Permeation in Aquaporins. Applied Physics Letters, 105, 083702.

J. V. Vermaas and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) Conformational Heterogeneity of alpha-synuclein in Membrane. Biophysica Biochemica Acta - Biomembranes, 1838: 3107-3117.

M. J. Arcario and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) Membrane-Induced Structural Rearrangement of Talin Subdomains Providing a Molecular Mechanism for Inside-Out Activation of Integrin. Biophysical Journal, 107: 2059-2069.
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A. E. Blanchard*, M. J. Arcario*, K. Schulten, and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) A Highly Tilted Membrane Configuration For Pre-Fusion State of Synaptobrevin. Biophysical Journal, 107: 2112-2121.
* These authors contributed equally to the paper.

Y. Ahn, P. Mahinthichaichan, H. J. Lee, H. Ouyang, D. Kaluka, S.-R. Yeh, D. Arjona, D. L. Rousseau, E. Tajkhorshid, P. Ädelroth, and R. B. Gennis (2014) Conformational coupling between the active site and residues within the KC-channel of the Vibrio cholerae cbb3-type oxygen reductase. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 111: E4419-E4428.

M.-R. Kalani and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) Molecular Dynamics: The Computational Molecular Microscope. Razavi International Journal of Medicine, 2(3): e20117.

S. N. Smith, Y. Wang, J. L. Baylon, N. Singh, B. Baker, E. Tajkhorshid, and D. M. Kranz (2014) Changing the peptide specificity of a human T cell receptor by directed evolution. Nature Communication, 5:5223.

G. Enkavi, J. Li, P.-C. Wen, S. Thangapandian, M. Moradi, T. Jiang, W. Han, and E. Tajkhorshid (2014) A Microscopic View of the Mechanisms of Active Transport Across the Cellular Membrane. Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry, 10:77-125.


fftk cover
C. G. Mayne, J. Saam, K. Schulten, E. Tajkhorshid*, and J. C. Gumbart* (2013) Rapid parameterization of small molecules using the Force Field Toolkit. Journal of Computational Chemistry, 34: 2757-2770. PMCID: PMC3874408. (Cover Article, Top 10 most-accessed article Sept-Nov 2013, Mar-Apr 2014)

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M. Moradi and E. Tajkhorshid (2013) Mechanistic picture for conformational transition of a membrane transporter at atomic resolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110: 18916-18921.

J. Li, S. A. Shaikh, G. Enkavi, P.-C. Wen, Z. Huang and E. Tajkhorshid (2013) Transient Formation of Water-conducting States in Membrane Transporters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110: 7696-7701. PMCID: PMC3651479

U. K. Eriksson, G. Fischer, R. Friemann, G. Enkavi, E. Tajkhorshid*, and R. Neutze* (2013) Sub-Angstrom resolution x-ray structure details aquaporin-water interactions. Science, 340: 1346-1349.

S. A. Shaikh, J. Li, G. Enkavi, P.-C. Wen, Z. Huang, and E. Tajkhorshid (2013) Visualizing Functional Motions of Membrane Transporters with Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Biochemistry (Current Topic), 52: 569-587. PMCID: PMC3560430

J. L. Baylon, I. Lenov, S. G. Sligar, and E. Tajkhorshid (2013) Characterizing the Membrane-Bound State of Cytochrome P450 3A4: Structure, Depth of Insertion and Orientation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135: 8542-8551.

M. Moradi and E. Tajkhorshid (2013) Driven Metadynamics: Reconstructing Equilibrium Free Energies From Driven Adaptive-Bias Simulations. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 4: 1882-1887.

P.-C. Wen, B. Verhalen, S. Wilkens, H. Mchaourab, and E. Tajkhorshid (2013) On the Origin of Large Flexibility of P-glycoprotein in the Inward-Facing State. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288: 19211-19220.

M. R. Kalani, A. Moradi, M. Moradi, and E. Tajkhorshid (2013) Characterizing a Histidine Switch Controlling pH-Dependent Conformational Changes of the Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin. Biophysical Journal, 105: 993-1003.

G. Enkavi, J. Li, P. Mahinthichaichan, P.-C. Wen, Z. Huang, S. A. Shaikh, and E. Tajkhorshid (2013) Simulation Studies of the Mechanism of Membrane Transporters. In Editors: Luca Monticelli and Emppu Salonen, "Biomolecular Simulations - Methods and Protocols", Humana Press. Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 924, Part 2, 361-405.

R. R. Geyer, R. Musa-Aziz, G. Enkavi, P. Mahinthichaichan, E. Tajkhorshid, and W. Boron (2013) Movement of NH3 through the Human Urea Transporter B (UT-B): A New Gas Channel. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology, 304: F1447-F1457.


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Y. Z. Ohkubo, T. V. Pogorelov, M. J. Arcario, G. Christensen, and E. Tajkhorshid (2012) Accelerating membrane insertion of peripheral proteins with a novel membrane mimetic model. Biophysical Journal, 102: 2130-2139. (Cover Article)

E. J. Levin, Y. Cao, G. Enkavi, M. Quick, Y Pan, E. Tajkhorshid*, and M. Zhou* (2012) Structure and permeation mechanism of a mammalian urea transporter. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109: 11194-11199.

N. Noinaj, N. C. Easley, M. Oke, N. Mizuno, J. C. Gumbart, E. Boura, A. N. Steere, O. Zak, P. Aisen, E. Tajkhorshid, R. W. Evans, A. R. Gorringe, A. B. Mason, A. C. Steven, and S. K. Buchanan (2012) Structural basis for iron piracy by pathogenic Neisseria. Nature, 483: 53-58

J. Li and E. Tajkhorshid (2012) A Gate-Free Pathway for Substrate Release from the Inward-Facing State of the Na+-Galactose Transporter. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 1818: 263-271. NIHMSID: 329267

M. Musgaard, L. Thøgersen, B. Schiøtt, and E. Tajkhorshid (2012) Tracing Cytoplasmic Ca2+ Ion and Water Access Points in the Ca2+-ATPase. Biophysical Journal, 102: 268-277.

T. J. Barnard, J. C. Gumbart, J. H. Peterson, N. Noinaj, N. C. Easley, N. Dautin, A. J. Kuszak, E. Tajkhorshid, H. D. Bernstein, and S. K. Buchanan (2012) Molecular Basis for Activation of a Catalytic Asparagine Residue in a Self-Cleaving Bacterial Autotransporter. Journal of Molecular Biology, 415: 128-142.

F. Khalili-Araghi, E. Tajkhorshid, B. Roux, and K. Schulten (2012) Molecular dynamics investigation of the omega current in the Kv1.2 voltage sensor domains. Biophysical Journal, 102: 258-267.

J. H. Morrissey, E. Tajkhorshid, S. G. Sligar, and C. M. Rienstra (2012) Tissue Factor/Factor VIIa Complex: Role of the Membrane Surface. Thrombosis Research, 129: S8-S10.


P.-C. Wen and E. Tajkhorshid (2011) Conformational Coupling of the Nucleotide-Binding and the Transmembrane Domains in ABC Transporters. Biophysical Journal, 101: 680-690.

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N. Tavoosi, R. L. Davis-Harrison, T. V. Pogorelov, Y. Z. Ohkubo, M. J. Arcario, M. C. Clay, C. M. Rienstra, E. Tajkhorshid, and J. H. Morrissey (2011) Molecular Determinants of Phospholipid Synergy in Blood Clotting. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 286: 23247-23253. (Cover Article)

M. J. Arcario, Y. Z. Ohkubo, and E. Tajkhorshid (2011) Capturing Spontaneous Partitioning of Peripheral Proteins using a Biphasic Membrane-Mimetic Model. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115: 7029-7037. PMCID: PMC3102442.

J. Boettcher, R. Davis-Harrison, M. Clay, A. Nieuwkoop, Y. Z. Ohkubo, E. Tajkhorshid, J. H. Morrissey, and C. Rienstra (2011) Atomic View of Calcium-Induced Clustering of Phosphatidylserine in Mixed Lipid Bilayers. Biochemistry, 50: 2264-2273.

Z. Huang, S. A. Shaikh, P.-C. Wen, G. Enkavi, J. Li, and E. Tajkhorshid (2011) Membrane Transporters - Molecular Machines Coupling Cellular Energy to Vectorial Transport Across the Membrane. In Editor: Benoit Roux, "Molecular Machines", Chapter 9: pp. 151-182, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore.

J. H. Morrissey, E. Tajkhorshid, and C. M. Rienstra (2011) Nanoscale studies of protein-membrane interactions in blood clotting. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 9 (Suppl. 1): 162-167.


Z. Huang and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Identification of the Third Na+ Site and the Sequence of Extracellular Binding Events in the Glutamate Transporter. Biophysical Journal, 99: 1416-1425.

S. Shaikh and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Modeling and dynamics of the inward-facing state of a Na+/Cl- dependent neurotransmitter transporter homologue. PLoS Computational Biology, 6(8): e1000905.

Y. Z. Ohkubo, J. H. Morrissey, and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Dynamical view of human tissue factor, factor VIIa, and their complex in solution and on the surface of anionic membranes. Journal of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, 8: 1044-1053. PMCID: PMC2890040.

Y. Wang, S. A. Shaikh, and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Exploring transmembrane diffusion pathways with molecular dynamics. Physiology, 25: 142-145.

G. Enkavi and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Simulation of spontaneous substrate binding revealing the binding pathway and mechanism and initial conformational response of GlpT. Biochemistry, 49: 1105-1114. PMCID: PMC2829668.

Y. Wang and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Nitric oxide conduction by the brain aquaporin AQP4. PROTEINS, Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, 78(3): 661-670. PMCID: PMC2805761.

J. H. Morrissey, R. L. Davis-Harrison, N. Tavoosi, K. Ke, V. Pureza, J. M. Boettcher, M. C. Clay, C. M. Rienstra, Y. Z. Ohkubo, T. V. Pogorelov, and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Protein-Phospholipid interactions in blood clotting. Thrombosis Research, 125 (Suppl. 1): S23-S25. PMCID: PMC2838931.

O. Kokhan, C. A. Wraight, and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) The Binding Interface of Cytochrome C and Cytochrome C1 in the BC1 Complex: Rationalizing the Role of Key Residues. Biophysical Journal, 99: 2647-2656.

J. Diao, A. J. Maniotis, R. Follberg, and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Interplay of mechanical and binding properties of fibronectin type I. Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, 125: 397-405. PMCID: PMC2932639.

F. Khalili-Araghi, V. Jogini, V. Yarov-Yarovoy, E. Tajkhorshid, B. Roux, and K. Schulten (2010) Calculation of the gating charge for the Kv1.2 voltage-activated potassium channel. Biophysical Journal, 98: 2189-2198.

P.-C. Wen, Z. Huang, G. Enkavi, Y. Wang, J. C. Gumbart, and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Molecular mechanisms of active transport across the cellular membrane. In, Editors: Mark Sansom and Philip Biggin, "Molecular Simulations and Biomembranes: From Biophysics to Function", pp. 248-286. Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK.

S. Shaikh, P.-C. Wen, G. Enkavi, Z. Huang, and E. Tajkhorshid (2010) Capturing Functional Motions of Membrane Channels and Transporters with Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanosciences, 7: 2481-2500.

J. Feng, E. Lucchinetti, G. Enkavi, Y. Wang, P. Gehrig, B. Roschitzki, M. C. Schaub, E. Tajkhorshid, K. Zaugg, and M. Zaugg (2010) Tyrosine phosphorylation by Src within the cavity of the adenine nucleotide translocase 1 regulates ADP/ATP exchange in mitochondria. American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology, 298: 740-748.

X.-D. Yang, E. Tajkhorshid, and L.-F. Chen (2010) Functional Interplay between Acetylation and Methylation of the RelA Subunit of NF-κB. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 30: 2170-2180.

H.-C. Siebert, M. Burg-Roderfeld, Th. Eckert, S. Stötzel, U. Kirch, T. Diercks, M. J. Humphries, M. Frank, R. Wechselberger, E. Tajkhorshid, and S. Oesser (2010) Interaction of the α2A domain of integrin with small collagen fragments. Protein and Cell, 1: 393-405.


J. Li and E. Tajkhorshid (2009) Ion-releasing State of A Secondary Membrane Transporter. Biophysical Journal, 97: L29-L31.

Ch. Law, G. Enkavi, D.-N. Wang, and E. Tajkhorshid (2009) Structural basis of substrate selectivity in the glycerol-3-phosphate:phosphate antiporter GlpT. Biophysical Journal, 97: 1346-1353.
PMCID: PMC2749764.

J. C. Gumbart, M. C. Wiener, and E. Tajkhorshid (2009) Coupling of calcium and substrate binding through loop alignment in the outer membrane transporter BtuB. Journal of Molecular Biology, 393: 1129-1142.
PMCID: PMC2775145.

F. Khalili-Araghi, J. C. Gumbart, P.-C. Wen, M. Sotomayor, E. Tajkhorshid, and K. Schulten (2009) Molecular dynamics simulations of membrane channels and transporters. Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 19: 128-137.

M. Nyblom, A. Frick, Y. Wang, M. Ekvall, K. Hallgren, K. Hedfalk, R. Neutze, E. Tajkhorshid, and S. Tornroth-Horsefield (2009) Structural and Functional Analysis of SoPIP2;1 Mutants Adds Insight into Plant Aquaporin Gating. Journal of Molecular Biology, 387: 653-668.

S. Hayashi, E. Tajkhorshid, and K. Schulten (2009) Photochemical Reaction Dynamics of the Primary Event of Vision Studied by Means of a Hybrid Molecular Simulation. Biophysical Journal, 96: 403-416.

J. Dittmer, L. Thogersen, J. Underhaug, K. Bertelsen, T. Vosegaard, J. M. Pedersen, B. Schiott, E. Tajkhorshid, T. Skrydstrup, and N. C. Nielsen (2009) Incorporation of Antimicrobial Peptides into Membranes: A Combined Liquid-State NMR and Molecular Dynamics Study of Alamethicin in DMPC/DHPC Bicelles. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113: 6928-6937.

J. H. Morrissey, V. Pureza, R. L. Davis-Harrison, S. G. Sligar, C. M. Rienstra, A. Z. Kijak, Y. Z. Ohkubo, and E. Tajkhorshid (2009) Protein-membrane interactions: Blood clotting on nanoscale bilayers. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 7 (Suppl. 1): 169-172.

K. Bertelsen, B. Paaske, L. Thogersen, E. Tajkhorshid, B. Schiott, T. Skrydstrup, N. Chr. Nielsen, and Th. Vosegaard (2009) Residue-Specific Information about the Dynamics of Antimicrobial Peptides from 1H-15N and 2H Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131: 18335-18342.


Y. Wang and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Electrostatic funneling of substrate in mitochondrial membrane carriers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 105: 9598-9603.

Z. Huang and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Dynamics of the Extracellular Gate and Ion-Substrate Coupling in the Glutamate Transporter. Biophysical Journal, 95: 2292-2300.

Y. Zenmei Ohkubo and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Distinct Structural and Adhesive Roles of Ca2+ in Membrane Binding of Blood Coagulation Factors. Structure, 16: 72-81.

L. Celik, B. Schiott, and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Substrate binding and formation of an occluded state in the leucine transporter. Biophysical Journal, 94: 1600-1612.

Y. Wang, Y. Zenmei Ohkubo and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Gas conduction of lipid bilayers and membrane channels. In Scott Feller, Editor, Computational Modeling of Membrane Bilayers. Elsevier, Oxford, UK. Current Topics in Membranes, 60: 343-367.

J. Diao and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Indirect role of Ca2+ in the assembly of the extracellular matrix proteins. Biophysical Journal, 95: 120-127.

J. H. Morrissey, V. Pureza, R. L. Davis-Harrison, S. G. Sligar, Y. Z. Ohkubo, and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Blood clotting reactions on nanoscale phospholipid bilayers. Thrombosis Research, 122: S23-S26.

L. Thogersen, B. Schiott, T. Vosegaard, N. Chr. Nielsen, and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Peptide Aggregation and Pore Formation in a Lipid Bilayer - a Combined Coarse Grained and All Atom Molecular Dynamics study. Biophysical Journal, 95: 4337-4347.

S. A. Shaikh and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Potential cation and H+ binding sites in acid sensing ion channel-1. Biophysical Journal, 95: 5153-5164.

P.-C. Wen and E. Tajkhorshid (2008) Dimer Opening of the Nucleotide Binding Domains of ABC Transporters after ATP hydrolysis. Biophysical Journal, 95: 5100-5110.
(live molecular demo sessions of MalK dimers)

B. Isin, K. Schulten, E. Tajkhorshid, and I. Bahar. (2008) Mechanism of Signal Propagation upon Retinal Isomerization: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Rhodopsin Restrained by Normal Modes. Biophysical Journal, 95: 789-803.

T. Vosegaard, K. Bertelsen, J. M. Pedersen, L. Thogersen, B. Schiott, E. Tajkhorshid, T. Skrydstrup, and N. Chr. Nielsen (2008) Resolution Enhancement in Solid-State NMR Spectra of Oriented Membrane Proteins by Anisotropic Differential Linebroadening. The Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130: 5028-5029.

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J. Henin, E. Tajkhorshid, K. Schulten, and C. Chipot (2008) Diffusion of glycerol through Escherichia coli aquaglyceroporin GlpF. Biophysical Journal, 94: 832-839. (Cover Article)


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J. C. Gumbart, M. C. Wiener, and E. Tajkhorshid (2007) Mechanics of force propagation in TonB-dependent outer membrane transport. Biophysical Journal, 93: 496-504. (Cover Article; Highlighted in Science Editors' Choice: Science 316: 1099-1101 (2007))

Y. Wang and E. Tajkhorshid (2007) Molecular mechanisms of conduction and selectivity in aquaporin water channels. Journal of Nutrition, 137: 1509S-1515S.

Y. Wang, J. Cohen, W. Boron, K. Schulten, and E. Tajkhorshid (2007) Exploring gas permeability of cellular membranes and membrane channels with molecular dynamics. Journal of Structural Biology, 157: 534-544.

M. Jensen, Y. Yin, E. Tajkhorshid, and K. Schulten (2007) Sugar transport across lactose permease probed by steered molecular dynamics. Biophysical Journal, 93: 92-102.

S. Tornroth-Horsefield, K. Hedfalk, M. Karlsson, U. Johanson, Y. Wang, E. Tajkhorshid, R. Horsefield, M. Nyblom, A. Backmark, P. Kjellbom, and R. Neutze (2007) Aquaporin gating. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 24: 719-721.


S. Tornroth-Horsefield, Y. Wang, K. Hedfalk, U. Johanson, M. Karlsson, E. Tajkhorshid*, R. Neutze*, and P. Kjellbom* (2006) Structural mechanism of plant aquaporin gating. Nature, 439: 688-694.

J. Yu, A. Yool, K. Schulten, and E. Tajkhorshid (2006) Mechanism of Gating and Ion Conductivity of a Possible Tetrameric Pore in Aquaporin-1. Structure, 14: 1411-1423.

F. Khalili-Araghi, E. Tajkhorshid, and K. Schulten (2006) Dynamics of K+ ion conduction through Kv1.2. Biophysical Journal, 91: L72-L74.

P. H. Koenig, N. Ghosh, M. Hoffmann, M. Elstner, E. Tajkhorshid, Th. Frauenheim and Q. Cui (2006) Towards theoretical analysis of long-range proton transfer kinetics in biomolecular pumps. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 110: 548-563.

H.-C. Siebert, E. Tajkhorshid, J. F. G. Vliegenthart, C.-W. von der Lieth, S. Andre, and H.-J. Gabius (2006) Laser photo CIDNP technique as a versatile tool for structural analysis of inter- and intramolecular protein - carbohydrate interactions. In J. F. G. Vliegenthart, R. Woods (eds.), NMR spectroscopy and computer modeling of carbohydrates. ACS Symposia Series, 930: 81-113.

M. Hoffmann, M. Wanko, P. Strodel, P. H. Koenig, Th. Frauenheim, K. Schulten, W. Thiel, E. Tajkhorshid, and M. Elstner (2006) Color tuning in Rhodopsins: the mechanism for the spectral shift between bacteriorhodopsin and sensory rhodopsin II. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128: 10808-10818.

Y. Yin, M. Jensen, E. Tajkhorshid, and K. Schulten (2006) Sugar binding and protein conformational changes in lactose permease. Biophysical Journal, 91: 3972-3985.