Recommended Readings: Tom A. Rapoport, Ph.D., May 6

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, May 6, 2016
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Tom A. Rapoport, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cell Biology,
Harvard Medical School
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

How an Organelle Gets into Shape

Recommended Readings:

Hu, J., Shibata, Y., Voss, C., Shemesh, T., Li, Z., Coughlin, M., … & Prinz, W. A. (2008). Membrane proteins of the endoplasmic reticulum induce high-curvature tubules. Science, 319(5867), 1247-1250. doi: 10.1126/science.1153634.

Shemesh, T., Klemm, R. W., Romano, F. B., Wang, S., Vaughan, J., Zhuang, X., … & Rapoport, T. A. (2014). A model for the generation and interconversion of ER morphologies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(49), E5243-E5251. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1419997111.

Shibata, Y., Hu, J., Kozlov, M. M., & Rapoport, T. A. (2009). Mechanisms shaping the membranes of cellular organelles. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental, 25, 329-354. doi: 10.1146/annurev.cellbio.042308.113324.

Shibata, Y., Shemesh, T., Prinz, W. A., Palazzo, A. F., Kozlov, M. M., & Rapoport, T. A. (2010). Mechanisms determining the morphology of the peripheral ER. Cell, 143(5), 774-788. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.11.007.

Shibata, Y., Voeltz, G. K., & Rapoport, T. A. (2006). Rough sheets and smooth tubules. Cell, 126(3), 435-439.

Recommended Readings: James Rothman, Ph.D. November 7

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, November 7, 2014
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

James Rothman, Ph.D.
Fergus F. Wallace Professor Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry,
Professor and Chair,
Department of Cell Biology,
Professor of Chemistry,
Yale School of Medicine

The Regulation of Neurotransmitter Release

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

McNew, J. A., Parlati, F., Fukuda, R., Johnston, R. J., Paz, K., Paumet, F., … Rothman, J. E. (2000). Compartmental specificity of cellular membrane fusion encoded in SNARE proteins. Nature, 407(6801), 153–159. doi:10.1038/35025000

Söllner, T., Whiteheart, S. W., Brunner, M., Erdjument-Bromage, H., Geromanos, S., Tempst, P., & Rothman, J. E. (1993). SNAP receptors implicated in vesicle targeting and fusion. Nature, 362(6418), 318–324. doi:10.1038/362318a0

Weber, T., Zemelman, B. V, McNew, J. a, Westermann, B., Gmachl, M., Parlati, F., … Rothman, J. E. (1998). SNAREpins: Minimal Machinery for Membrane Fusion. Cell, 92(6), 759–772. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)81404-X

Wilson, D. W., Wilcox, C. A., Flynn, G. C., Chen, E., Kuang, W. J., Henzel, W. J., … Rothman, J. E. (1989). A fusion protein required for vesicle-mediated transport in both mammalian cells and yeast. Nature, 339(6223), 355–359. doi:10.1038/339355a0

Review Papers

Rothman, J. E. (2014). The principle of membrane fusion in the cell (Nobel lecture). Angewandte Chemie, 2–21. doi:10.1002/anie.201402380

Südhof, T. C., & Rothman, J. E. (2009). Membrane fusion: grappling with SNARE and SM proteins. Science, 323(5913), 474–477. doi:10.1126/science.1161748

Recommended Readings: Kai Simmons, M.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Lipids Organizing Cell Membranes

Kai Simons, M.D., research group leader and director emeritus,

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

February 17, 2012

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium


Recommended Readings:

Coskun, U., and K. Simons. 2011. Cell membranes: The lipid perspective. Structure 19, (11): 1543-1548

Levental, I., M. Grzybek, and K. Simons. 2010. Greasing their way: Lipid modifications determine protein association with membrane rafts. Biochemistry 49, (30): 6305-6316

Lingwood, D., and K. Simons. 2010. Lipid rafts as a membrane-organizing principle. Science 327, (5961): 46-50

Shevchenko, A., and K. Simons. 2010. Lipidomics: Coming to grips with lipid diversity. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 11, (8): 593-598

Simons, K., and M. J. Gerl. 2010. Revitalizing membrane rafts: New tools and insights. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 11, (10): 688-699