Nariman Naber, PhD

Title(s)Research Biochemist, Biochemistry and Biophysics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    1. Tolkatchev D, Elnatan D, Nogara L, Ly T, Naber N, Haak K, Meech R, Cooke R, Kostyukova AS. Piperine, an alkaloid inhibiting the super-relaxed state of myosin, binds to the myosin regulatory light chain. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2018 Dec 01; 659:75-84. PMID: 30287237.
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    2. Nogara L, Naber N, Pate E, Canton M, Reggiani C, Cooke R. Piperine's mitigation of obesity and diabetes can be explained by its up-regulation of the metabolic rate of resting muscle. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 11 15; 113(46):13009-13014. PMID: 27799519.
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    3. Nogara L, Naber N, Pate E, Canton M, Reggiani C, Cooke R. Spectroscopic Studies of the Super Relaxed State of Skeletal Muscle. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0160100. PMID: 27479128; PMCID: PMC4968846.
    4. Partridge JR, Lavery LA, Elnatan D, Naber N, Cooke R, Agard DA. A novel N-terminal extension in mitochondrial TRAP1 serves as a thermal regulator of chaperone activity. Elife. 2014 Dec 22; 3. PMID: 25531069; PMCID: PMC4381864.
    5. Wilson C, Naber N, Pate E, Cooke R. The myosin inhibitor blebbistatin stabilizes the super-relaxed state in skeletal muscle. Biophys J. 2014 Oct 07; 107(7):1637-46. PMID: 25296316; PMCID: PMC4190596.
    6. Racki LR, Naber N, Pate E, Leonard JD, Cooke R, Narlikar GJ. The histone H4 tail regulates the conformation of the ATP-binding pocket in the SNF2h chromatin remodeling enzyme. J Mol Biol. 2014 May 15; 426(10):2034-44. PMID: 24607692; PMCID: PMC4059342.
    7. Canzio D, Liao M, Naber N, Pate E, Larson A, Wu S, Marina DB, Garcia JF, Madhani HD, Cooke R, Schuck P, Cheng Y, Narlikar GJ. A conformational switch in HP1 releases auto-inhibition to drive heterochromatin assembly. Nature. 2013 Apr 18; 496(7445):377-81. PMID: 23485968; PMCID: PMC3907283.
    8. Eldred CC, Naber N, Pate E, Cooke R, Swank DM. Conformational changes at the nucleotide site in the presence of bound ADP do not set the velocity of fast Drosophila myosins. J Muscle Res Cell Motil. 2013 Feb; 34(1):35-42. PMID: 23203294; PMCID: PMC3552063.
    9. Waitzman JS, Larson AG, Cochran JC, Naber N, Cooke R, Jon Kull F, Pate E, Rice SE. The loop 5 element structurally and kinetically coordinates dimers of the human kinesin-5, Eg5. Biophys J. 2011 Dec 07; 101(11):2760-9. PMID: 22261065; PMCID: PMC3297777.
    10. Harrington TD, Naber N, Larson AG, Cooke R, Rice SE, Pate E. Analysis of the interaction of the Eg5 Loop5 with the nucleotide site. J Theor Biol. 2011 Nov 21; 289:107-15. PMID: 21872609; PMCID: PMC3191284.
    11. Naber N, Cooke R, Pate E. Slow myosin ATP turnover in the super-relaxed state in tarantula muscle. J Mol Biol. 2011 Sep 02; 411(5):943-50. PMID: 21763701; PMCID: PMC3156359.
    12. Purcell TJ, Naber N, Sutton S, Cooke R, Pate E. EPR spectra and molecular dynamics agree that the nucleotide pocket of myosin V is closed and that it opens on binding actin. J Mol Biol. 2011 Aug 05; 411(1):16-26. PMID: 21640122; PMCID: PMC3143297.
    13. Naber N, Larson A, Rice S, Cooke R, Pate E. Multiple conformations of the nucleotide site of Kinesin family motors in the triphosphate state. J Mol Biol. 2011 May 13; 408(4):628-42. PMID: 21277856; PMCID: PMC4262519.
    14. Purcell TJ, Naber N, Franks-Skiba K, Dunn AR, Eldred CC, Berger CL, Málnási-Csizmadia A, Spudich JA, Swank DM, Pate E, Cooke R. Nucleotide pocket thermodynamics measured by EPR reveal how energy partitioning relates myosin speed to efficiency. J Mol Biol. 2011 Mar 18; 407(1):79-91. PMID: 21185304; PMCID: PMC3347976.
    15. Larson AG, Naber N, Cooke R, Pate E, Rice SE. The conserved L5 loop establishes the pre-powerstroke conformation of the Kinesin-5 motor, eg5. Biophys J. 2010 Jun 02; 98(11):2619-27. PMID: 20513406; PMCID: PMC2877332.
    16. Naber N, Málnási-Csizmadia A, Purcell TJ, Cooke R, Pate E. Combining EPR with fluorescence spectroscopy to monitor conformational changes at the myosin nucleotide pocket. J Mol Biol. 2010 Mar 05; 396(4):937-48. PMID: 20036250.
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    17. Racki LR, Yang JG, Naber N, Partensky PD, Acevedo A, Purcell TJ, Cooke R, Cheng Y, Narlikar GJ. The chromatin remodeller ACF acts as a dimeric motor to space nucleosomes. Nature. 2009 Dec 24; 462(7276):1016-21. PMID: 20033039; PMCID: PMC2869534.
    18. Basumallick L, Ji JA, Naber N, Wang YJ. The fate of free radicals in a cellulose based hydrogel: detection by electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. J Pharm Sci. 2009 Jul; 98(7):2464-71. PMID: 19090570.
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    19. Wong YL, Dietrich KA, Naber N, Cooke R, Rice SE. The Kinesin-1 tail conformationally restricts the nucleotide pocket. Biophys J. 2009 Apr 08; 96(7):2799-807. PMID: 19348763; PMCID: PMC2711265.
    20. Thompson AR, Naber N, Wilson C, Cooke R, Thomas DD. Structural dynamics of the actomyosin complex probed by a bifunctional spin label that cross-links SH1 and SH2. Biophys J. 2008 Dec; 95(11):5238-46. PMID: 18805936; PMCID: PMC2586570.
    21. Naber N, Purcell TJ, Pate E, Cooke R. Dynamics of the nucleotide pocket of myosin measured by spin-labeled nucleotides. Biophys J. 2007 Jan 01; 92(1):172-84. PMID: 17028139; PMCID: PMC1697850.
    22. Tanaka M, Chien P, Naber N, Cooke R, Weissman JS. Conformational variations in an infectious protein determine prion strain differences. Nature. 2004 Mar 18; 428(6980):323-8. PMID: 15029196.
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    23. Naber N, Minehardt TJ, Rice S, Chen X, Grammer J, Matuska M, Vale RD, Kollman PA, Car R, Yount RG, Cooke R, Pate E. Closing of the nucleotide pocket of kinesin-family motors upon binding to microtubules. Science. 2003 May 02; 300(5620):798-801. PMID: 12730601.
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    24. Naber N, Rice S, Matuska M, Vale RD, Cooke R, Pate E. EPR spectroscopy shows a microtubule-dependent conformational change in the kinesin switch 1 domain. Biophys J. 2003 May; 84(5):3190-6. PMID: 12719248; PMCID: PMC1302879.
    25. Sindelar CV, Budny MJ, Rice S, Naber N, Fletterick R, Cooke R. Two conformations in the human kinesin power stroke defined by X-ray crystallography and EPR spectroscopy. Nat Struct Biol. 2002 Nov; 9(11):844-8. PMID: 12368902.
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