My lab uses X-ray crystallography to better understand the relationship between proteins and ligands. Tiny differences in the structure of a molecule can radically change the interaction between a protein and ligand and we are only begining to understand how many factors play a role in this interaction. By manipulating the individual components of a compound it is possible to create a chemical that binds to the protein better than the natural substrate, and prevent the natural reaction from occurring. This is the basis for rational drug design. Our efforts have lead us to collaborations with other labs and scientists in many disciplines as our approach to directed compound design has applications not only in basic research but also in pesticide development, health research and clinical research.
- Musa, T. L., Ioerger, T. R., & Sacchettini, J. C. (2009). THE TUBERCULOSIS STRUCTURAL GENOMICS CONSORTIUM: A STRUCTURAL GENOMICS APPROACH TO DRUG DISCOVERY. Advances in protein chemistry and structural biology. STRUCTURAL GENOMICS, PART C. (pp. 41-76).
- Lücke, C., Fushman, D., Ludwig, C., Hamilton, J. A., Sacchettini, J. C., & Rüterjans, H. (1999). A comparative study of the backbone dynamics of two closely related lipid binding proteins: Bovine heart fatty acid binding protein and porcine ileal lipid binding protein. Lipid Binding Proteins within Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. (pp. 109-121). Springer Us.
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- Cistola, D. P., Sacchettini, J. C., & Gordon, J. I. (1990). 13C NMR studies of fatty acid-protein interactions: comparison of homologous fatty acid-binding proteins produced in the intestinal epithelium. Cellular Fatty Acid-binding Proteins. (pp. 101-110). Springer Us.
- Sacchettini, J. C., Banaszak, L. J., & Gordon, J. I. (1990). Expression of rat intestinal fatty acid binding protein in E. coli and its subsequent structural analysis: a model system for studying the molecular details of fatty acid-protein interaction. Cellular Fatty Acid-binding Proteins. (pp. 81-93). Springer Us.
- Deaton, J., Savva, C., Sun, J., Sharma, S., Holzenburg, A., Sacchettini, J., & Young, R. (2002). GroEL: A proteinaceous \"Surfactant\"?. MICROSCOPY AND MICROANALYSIS. 8(SUPPL. 2), 840-841.
- Holmes, J. H., Lieberman, J. M., Probert, C. B., Marks, W. H., Hill, M. E., Paull, D. L., ... Hall, R. A. (2001). Elevated Intestinal Fatty Acid Binding Protein and Gastrointestinal Complications Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Preliminary Analysis. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH. 100(2), 192-196.
- Grimsley, J. K., Disioudi, B. D., Holton, T. R., Sacchettini, J. C., & Wild, J. R. (2000). Active Site Modifications of Organophosphorus Hydrolase for Improved Detoxification of Organophosphorus Neurotoxins. ENZYMES IN ACTION. 33, 223-242.
- Krebs, B., Eicken, C., Gerdemann, C., Buldt-Karentzopoulos, K., Magrini, A., Klabunde, T., & Sacchettini, J. C. (1999). Crystal structure, sequence, and mechanism of catechol oxidase. J Inorg Biochem. 74(1-4), 35-35.
- Ioerger, T. R., Holton, T., Christopher, J. A., & Sacchettini, J. C. (1999). TEXTAL: a pattern recognition system for interpreting electron density maps.. BIOINFORMATICS. 130-137.
- Reddy, M., Sacchettini, J. C., Zhou, N. E., & Mccutchen, B. F. (2019). Compositions and methods for inhibition of mycobacteria.
- Sacchettini, J. C., Miller, M. W., Wallis, D., Zhou, N. E., & Fossum, T. W. (2019). Compositions and methods for drug sensitization of parasites.
- Sacchettini, J., Zhou, N., Baker, D., Maxwell, S., & Wallis, D. (2018). Compositions and methods for drug-sensitization or inhibition of a cancer cell.
- Rao, J., Cirillo, J., Xie, H., & Sacchettini, J. (2017). ?-lactamase substrates and methods of their use for the diagnosis of tuberculosis.
- Rao, J., Cirillo, J. D., Xie, H., & Sacchettini, J. C. (2017). β-lactamase substrates and methods of their use for the diagnosis of tuberculosis.