Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State College of Medicine strives to marry the increasingly powerful tools of genomics and computational biology with the classic approaches of biochemistry and molecular biology to reveal fundamental processes of biology and to convert those discoveries into treatments that improve the well-being of patients.

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Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences
DNA Medicine & Life Sciences
Mutation Medicine & Life Sciences
Yeasts Medicine & Life Sciences
Chromatin Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Plasmodium falciparum Medicine & Life Sciences

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Profiles

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Cesar Aliaga, MS

Person: Academic

19942018
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19922017
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19932014
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19972016
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19942021

Research Output 1969 2019

6 Citations (Scopus)

Allostery in Its Many Disguises: From Theory to Applications

Wodak, S. J., Paci, E., Dokholyan, N., Berezovsky, I. N., Horovitz, A., Li, J., Hilser, V. J., Bahar, I., Karanicolas, J., Stock, G., Hamm, P., Stote, R. H., Eberhardt, J., Chebaro, Y., Dejaegere, A., Cecchini, M., Changeux, J. P., Bolhuis, P. G., Vreede, J., Faccioli, P. & 19 others, Orioli, S., Ravasio, R., Yan, L., Brito, C., Wyart, M., Gkeka, P., Rivalta, I., Palermo, G., McCammon, J. A., Panecka-Hofman, J., Wade, R. C., Di Pizio, A., Niv, M. Y., Nussinov, R., Tsai, C. J., Jang, H., Padhorny, D., Kozakov, D. & McLeish, T., Apr 2 2019, In : Structure. 27, 4, p. 566-578 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Allosteric Regulation
Biological Phenomena
Education
Drug Design
Signal Transduction
Open Access
dopamine beta-monooxygenase
Dopamine beta-Hydroxylase
inflammatory bowel disease
Polymorphism
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
4 Citations (Scopus)

Association between DNA methylation in obesity-related genes and body mass index percentile in adolescents

He, F., Berg, A., Imamura, Y., Bixler, E., Fernandez-Mendoza, J., Whitsel, E. A. & Liao, D., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 2079.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DNA Methylation
Body Mass Index
Obesity
Genes
Pediatric Obesity
13 Citations (Scopus)

Association studies of up to 1.2 million individuals yield new insights into the genetic etiology of tobacco and alcohol use

23andMe Research Team, HUNT All-In Psychiatry, Liu, M., Jiang, Y., Wedow, R., Li, Y., Brazel, D. M., Chen, F., Datta, G., Davila-Velderrain, J., McGuire, D., Tian, C., Zhan, X., Agee, M., Alipanahi, B., Auton, A., Bell, R. K., Bryc, K., Elson, S. L., Fontanillas, P. & 32 others, Furlotte, N. A., Hinds, D. A., Hromatka, B. S., Huber, K. E., Kleinman, A., Litterman, N. K., McIntyre, M. H., Mountain, J. L., Northover, C. A. M., Sathirapongsasuti, J. F., Sazonova, O. V., Shelton, J. F., Shringarpure, S., Tian, C., Tung, J. Y., Vacic, V., Wilson, C. H., Pitts, S. J., Mitchell, A., Skogholt, A. H., Winsvold, B. S., Sivertsen, B., Stordal, E., Morken, G., Kallestad, H., Heuch, I., Zwart, J. A., Fjukstad, K. K., Pedersen, L. M., Gabrielsen, M. E., Johnsen, M. B. & Liu, D., Feb 1 2019, In : Nature Genetics. 51, 2, p. 237-244 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Tobacco Use
Alcohols
Tobacco Use Cessation
Genetic Association Studies
Synaptic Transmission
Open Access
Pregnanolone
Peer Review
Antidepressive Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Depression

Cardiomyopathy Mutations in Metavinculin Disrupt Regulation of Vinculin-Induced F-Actin Assemblies

Sarker, M., Lee, H. T., Mei, L., Krokhotin, A., de los Reyes, S. E., Yen, L., Costantini, L. M., Griffith, J., Dokholyan, N., Alushin, G. M. & Campbell, S. L., Apr 5 2019, In : Journal of Molecular Biology. 431, 8, p. 1604-1618 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vinculin
Cardiomyopathies
Actins
Mutation
Dimerization

Characterization of histone deacetylase expression within in vitro and in vivo bladder cancer model systems

Buckwalter, J. M., Chan, W., Shuman, L., Wildermuth, T., Ellis-Mohl, J., Walter, V., Warrick, J., Wu, X. R., Kaag, M. G., Raman, J. & Degraff, D., May 2 2019, In : International journal of molecular sciences. 20, 10, 2599.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Histone Deacetylases
bladder
Polymerase chain reaction
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
cancer

Circulating microRNAs in plasma among men with low-grade and high-grade prostate cancer at prostate biopsy

McDonald, A., Vira, M., Walter, V., Shen, J., Raman, J., Sanda, M. G., Patil, D. & Taioli, E., Jun 15 2019, In : Prostate. 79, 9, p. 961-968 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

MicroRNAs
Prostatic Neoplasms
Biopsy
Neoplasm Grading
Prostate-Specific Antigen

Conformational ensemble of native α-synuclein in solution as determined by short-distance crosslinking constraint-guided discrete molecular dynamics simulations

Brodie, N. I., Popov, K. I., Petrotchenko, E. V., Dokholyan, N. & Borchers, C. H., Mar 1 2019, In : PLoS computational biology. 15, 3, e1006859.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Synucleins
Discrete Dynamics
molecular dynamics
protein structure
Molecular Dynamics Simulation
2 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary sugar silences a colonization factor in a mammalian gut symbiont

Townsend, G. E., Han, W., Schwalm, N. D., Raghavan, V., Barry, N. A., Goodman, A. L. & Groisman, E. A., Jan 2 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 1, p. 233-238 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dietary Sucrose
Fructose
Glucose
Diet
Food

Projects 1981 2023

Autophagy
Lipids
Membranes
Heart Neoplasms
Structural Models
Amyloid beta-Protein Precursor
Alzheimer Disease
Amyloid
Protein Transport
Therapeutics
Visualization
Genes
Throughput
Transcription factors
Computational methods
Genome
Genes
Chromatin
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Deoxyribonucleases
Health
Bioinformatics
Statistics
Information science
Big data
Membranes
Lipids
Bacillus subtilis
Recognition (Psychology)
Capsid Proteins
Nitrosamines
DNA Adducts
Tobacco
Oligodeoxyribonucleotides
Smoke
chronic illness
career
Disease
student
experience
Yeasts
Food
Transcription Factors
Metabolome
Growth

Activities 2017 2017

  • 3 Oral presentation

From Morphology to Math: Using whole zebrafish to create the engineering and computational infrastructure for Microanatomic Phenomics

Keith Cheng (Speaker), Y Ding (Speaker), SR Katz (Speaker), AY Lin (Speaker), D van Rossum (Speaker), D Vanselow (Speaker)
Sep 27 2017

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Morphometric phenomics and Cross-Atlas Registration of Virtual 3D soft tissue microCT images of Zebrafish

Keith Cheng (Speaker), Y Ding (Speaker), AY Lin (Speaker), M Yakovlev (Speaker), D Vanselow (Speaker), X Xin (Speaker), S Katz (Speaker), D Vanselow (Speaker), PJ La Riviere (Speaker)
Jul 5 2017

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation