PUBLICATIONS

●  2022  

 
(31) Sreter JA, Foxall TL, and Varga K; Intracellular and extracellular antifreeze protein significantly improves mammalian cell cryopreservation. Biomolecules (2022) 12: 669
https://doi.org/10.3390/biom12050669
Biomolecules 2022
 
(30) Andrzejczyk J, Jovic K, Brown LM, Pascetta VG, Varga K, and Vashisth H; Molecular interactions and inhibition of the SARS‐CoV‐2 main protease by a thiadiazolidinone derivative. Proteins (2022) 90: ASAP
https://doi.org/10.1002/prot.26385
Varga_Protein2022
 

(29) Jevtić P, Elliott KW, Watkins SE, Sreter JA, Jovic K, Lehner IB, Baures PW, Tsavalas JG, Levy DL, and Varga, K;  An insect antifreeze protein from Anatolica polita enhances the cryoprotection of Xenopus laevis eggs and embryos. J Exp Biol (2022) 225 (4): jeb243662.
https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.243662 
J Exp Biology

(28) Kwon YH, Tannir S, Balaz M, and Varga K; Apple juice and red wine induced mirror-image circular dichroism in quantum dots. Chirality (2022) 34: 70-76. 
https://doi.org/10.1002/chir.23380 
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●  2021  
 

(27) Joh YA, Kwon YH, Tannir S, Leonard BM, Kubelka J,  Varga K, and Balaz M;  The effect of molecular isomerism on the induced circular dichroism of cadmium sulfide quantum dots. J Mater Chem C (2021), 9: 17483-17495. 
https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TC04496F 
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(26) Altincekic N, et al.;  Large-scale recombinant production of the SARS-CoV-2 proteome for high-throughput and structural biology applications. Front Mol Biosci (2021) 8: 653148
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmolb.2021.653148/abstract
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●  2020  
 

(25) Nordyke CT, Ahmed Y, Puterbaugh RZ, Bowman GR, and Varga K;  Intrinsically disordered bacterial polar organizing protein Z, PopZ, interacts with protein binding partners through an N-terminal Molecular Recognition Feature. J Mol Bio (2020) 432: 6092-6107.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2020.09.020
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(24) Tannir S, Levintov L, Townley MA, Leonard BM, Kubelka J, Vashisth H, Varga K, and Balaz M;  Functional nanoassemblies with mirror-image chiroptical properties templated by a single homochiral DNA strand. Chem Mater (2020) 32: 2272-2281.
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b04092
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(23) Gupta R, Liu Y, Wang H, Nordyke CT, Puterbaugh RZ, Cui W, Varga K, Chu F, Ke H, Vashisth H, and Cote RH;  Structural analysis of the regulatory GAF domains of cGMP phosphodiesterase elucidates the allosteric communication pathway. J Mol Bio (2020) 432: 5765-5783.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2020.08.026
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●  2019  
 

(22) Kratochvilova I, Kopecna O, Bacikova A, Pagacova E, Falkova I, Follett SE, Elliott KW, Varga K, Golan M, and Falk M;  Changes in cryopreserved cell nuclei serve as indicators of processes during freezing and thawing. Langmuir (2019) 35:7496-7508.
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b02742
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(21) Balaz M, Joh Y, Varga K, Berova N, Purrello T, and D’Urso A;  Structure and electronic circular dichroism of chiral porphyrins and chiral porphyrin dimers. Handbook of Porphyrin Science (2019) Vol 45, pp 205-284.
https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811201813_0003

●  2018  
 

(20) Falk M, Falkova I, Pagacova E, Kopecna O, Bacikova A, Simek D, Golan M, Follett SE, Klejdus B, Elliott KW, Varga K, Tepla O, and Kratochvilova I;  Chromatin architecture changes and DNA replication fork collapse are critical features in cryopreserved cells that are differentially controlled by cryoprotectants. Sci Rep (2018) 8: 14694.
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-32939-5
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●  2017  ● 
 

(19) Varga K, Tannir S, Haynie BE, Leonard BE, Dzyuba SV, Kubelka K, and Balaz M;  CdSe quantum dots functionalized with chiral, thiol-free carboxylic acid: unraveling structural requirements for ligand induced chirality. ACS Nano (2017) 11: 9846-9853.
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.7b03555
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(18) Balaz M, Tannir S, and Varga K;  Chiral multichromophoric supramolecular nanostructures assembled by single stranded DNA and RNA templates. Coord Chem Rev (2017) 349: 66-83.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccr.2017.08.018
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(17) Hagemann N, Joseph S, Schmidt HP, Kammann CI, Harter J, Borch T, Young RB, Varga K, Taherymoosavi S, Elliott KW, McKenna A, Albu M, Mayrhofer C, Obst M, Conte P, Dieguez-Alonso A, Orsetti S, Subdiaga E, Behrens S, and Kappler A,  Organic coating on biochar explains its nutrient retention and stimulation of soil fertility. Nature Commun (2017) 8: 1089.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01123-0
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(16) Kratochvilova I, Golan M, Pomeisl K, Richter J, Sedlakova S, Sebera S, Micova J, Falk M, Falkova I, Reha D, Elliott  KW, Varga K, Follett SE, and Simek D;  Theoretical and experimental study of antifreeze protein AFP752, trehalose and dimethyl sulfoxide cryoprotection mechanism: correlation with cryopreserved cell viability. RSC Adv (2017) 7: 352-360.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28936355
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●  2016  ● 
 

(15) Holmes JA, Follett SE, Wang H, Meadows CP, Varga K, and Bowman GR;  Caulobacter PopZ forms an intrinsically disordered hub in organizing bacterial cell poles. PNAS (2016) 133: 12490-12495.
http://www.pnas.org/content/113/44/12490.abstract
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(14) Warner L, Gjersing E, Follett SE, Elliott KW, Dzyuba S, and Varga K;  The effects of high concentrations of ionic liquid on GB1 protein structure and dynamics probed by high-resolution magic-angle-spinning NMR spectroscopy. Biochem Biophys Rep (2016) 8: 75-80.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405580816301406
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(13) Choi JK, Haynie BE, Tohgha U, Pap L, Elliott KW, Leonard BM, Dzyuba SV, Varga K, Kubelka K, and Balaz M;  Chirality Inversion of CdSe and CdS quantum dots without changing the stereochemistry of the capping ligand. ACS Nano (2016) 10: 3809–3815.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.6b00567
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(12) Balaz M, Mames I, Pursey JP, Sargisson LL, Stulz E, and Varga K;  Templated porphyrin assemblies using bio-inspired scaffolds: covalent and non-covalent approaches. Handbook of Porphyrin Science (2016) Vol 44: 31-128.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813149649_0002

●  2014  
 

(11) Monterroso RA, Masters, Fan M, Argyle MD, Varga K, Dyar D, Tang J, Sun Q, Towler BF, Elliot KW, and Kammen D; Characterization of the mechanism of gasification of a powder river basin coal with a composite catalyst for producing desired syngases and liquids. Appl Catal-A (2014) 475: 116-126.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apcata.2014.01.007

●  2013  
 

(10) Tohgha U, Deol KK, Porter AG, Bartko SG, Choi JK, Leonard BM, Varga K, Kubelka J, Muller G, and Balaz M. Ligand induced circular dichroism and circularly polarized luminescence in CdSe quantum dots. ACS Nano (2013) 7: 11094-11102.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn404832f

(9) Tohgha U, Varga K, and Balaz M; Achiral CdSe quantum dots exhibit optical activity in the visible region upon post-synthetic ligand exchange with D- or L-cysteine. Chem Commun (2013) 49: 1844-1846.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3cc37987f

●  2012  
 

(8) Wang X, Saludes JP, Zhao TX, Csakai A, Fiorini Z, Chavez SA, Li J, Gui-in Lee G, Varga K, and Yin H; Targeting the lateral interactions of transmembrane domain 5 of Epstein–Barr virus latent membrane protein 1. Biochim Biophys Acta (2012) 1818: 2282-2289.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamem.2012.05.013

●  2011  
 

(7) Higman VA, Varga K, Aslimovska L, Judge PJ, Sperling LJ, Rienstra CM, and Watts A; The conformation of bacteriorhodopsin loops in purple membranes resolved by solid-state MAS NMR spectroscopy. Angew Chem Int Ed (2011) 50: 8432-8435.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201100730

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(6) Hugh RW, Dannatt HRW, Taylor GF, Varga K, Higman VA, Pfeil MP, Asilmovska L, Judge P, and Watts A; 13C- and 1H-detection under fast MAS for the study of poorly available proteins: application to sub-milligram quantities of a 7 trans-membrane protein. J Biomol NMR (2015) 62: 17-23.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25701262

(5) Warner LR, Varga K, Lange OF, Baker SL, Baker D, Sousa MC, and Pardi A; Structure of the BamC two-domain protein obtained by Rosetta with a limited NMR data set. J Mol Biol (2011) 411: 83-95.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmb.2011.05.022

(4) Varga K, Aslimovska L, and Watts A; Advances towards resonance assignments for uniformly-13C, 15N enriched bacteriorhodopsin at 18.8 T in purple membranes. J Biomol NMR (2008) 41: 1-4.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10858-008-9235-5

(3) Varga K, Aslimovska L, Parrot I, Dauvergne M-T, Haertlein M, Forsyth T, and Watts A; NMR crystallography: The effect of deuteration on high resolution 13C solid state NMR spectra of a 7-TM protein. Biochim Biophys Acta (2007) 1768: 3029-3035.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamem.2007.09.023

(2) Varga K and Watts A; Introduction to solid state NMR and its application to membrane protein-ligand binding studies, in Biophysical Analysis of Membrane Proteins. Investigating Structure and Function, Edited by Pebay-Peyroula, E., Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2007) pp. 55-87.
https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527621224.ch3

(1) Varga K, Tian L, and McDermott AE; Solid state NMR study and assignments of the KcsA potassium ion channel of S. lividans. Biochim Biophys Acta (2007) 1774: 1604-1613.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbapap.2007.08.029