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Adrián Gustavo Turjanski

Position: Research Staff of CONICET (Adjunct Investigator).
Laboratory or research group: Structural Bioinformatic Group.
Tel: 5411 4576-3378/89 ext. 220 - Fax: 5411 4576-3341
E-mail: adrian@qi.fcen.uba.ar

Studies in Chemistry: MSc in Chemistry (Licenciado), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1999.
PhD in Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires Argentina, 2003.
Postdoc: Department of Physiology and Molecular Biology, Scool of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Biophysics, 2003-2005.
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA, Bioinformatics, 2005-2008.
Teaching Positions: Professor of Bioinformatics, University of Buenos Aires (since 2008).
Position at CONICET: Adjunct Investigator.
Topics of interest: Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biophysical Chemistry.
Awards and Recognitions:
Pew Latin American Fellow.
Fogarty Fellow.

 
 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
• "Aromatic-Aromatic Interactions in Proteins: Beyond the Dimer." Esteban Lanzarotti, Rolf R. Biekofsky, Dario A. Estrin, Marcelo A. Marti, and Adrian G. Turjanski J. Chem. Inf. Model., Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable) Publication Date (Web): June 11, 2011 (Article).
• "p38γ Activation Triggers Dynamical Changes in Allosteric Docking Sites." Ramiro G. Rodriguez Limardo, Dardo N. Ferreiro, Adrin E. Roitberg, Marcelo A. Marti, and Adrian G. Turjanski Biochemistry, 2011 Mar 1;50(8):1384-1395. Epub 2011 Feb 7.
• "Juvenile hormone synthesis: “esterify then epoxidize” or “epoxidize then esterify”? Insights from the structural characterization of juvenile hormone acid methyltransferase." L.A. Defelipe, E. Dolghih, A.E. Roitberg, M. Nouzova, J.G. Mayoral, F.G. Noriega, A.G. Turjanski Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2011 Apr;41(4):228-35. Epub 2010 Dec 31.
• "Genome sequence of Sphingomonas sp. S17 isolated from an alkaline, hyperarsenic and hypersaline volcanic associated lake near 4000 meters above sea level in the Argentinean Puna." Maria Eugenia Farias, Santiago Revale, Estefania Mancini, Omar Ordoñez, Adrian Turjanski, Néstor Cortez, and Martin P. Vazquez.
J. Bacteriol. doi:10.1128/JB.05225-11.

MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS:
• “How Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases Recognize and Phosphorylate Their Targets: A QM/MM Study”. A. G. Turjanski*, G. Hummer, J. S. Gutkind, .J. Am. Chem. Soc. Publication Date (Web): April 10, 2009.
• “Binding Induced Folding of a Natively Unstructured Transcription Factor”. A. G. Turjanski, J. S. Gutkind, R. Best, G. Hummer. PLOS Computational Biology, 4(4): e1000060. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000060.
• “NMR and molecular dynamic study of the interaction of melatonin with calmodulin”. AG. Turjanski, Ruth E. Rosenstein, D. A. Estrin, R. R. Biekofsky, S. R. Martin, A. Pastore, V. Martorana. Protein Science. 2004,13, 2925-2938.