Ralf Langen, PhD

TitleProfessor of Physiology & Neuroscience
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentZilkha Neurogenetic Institute
AddressZNI 121, 1501 San Pablo Street
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
Phone+1 323 442 1323
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    TitleDirector, Protein Structure Center, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute

    TitleDirector of The Ph.D. Program in Medical Physiology

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    Our main interests lie in the basic areas of protein folding and misfolding, and particular emphasis is placed on these processes when they occur on or around membranes. The interaction of proteins with membranes underlies many important biological processes. Proteins can regulate the structure and function of biological membranes by controlling the composition, fluidity, permeability and curvature of cellular membranes. Membranes, in turn, can have a pronounced effect on the structure and function of proteins and help to promote physiologically important structural reorganizations of proteins. In addition, membrane interaction can also result in protein misfolding which could ultimately cause disease.

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    Mechanism of modulation of huntingtin exon 1 aggregation by profilin
    NIH/NINDS R01NS089932Apr 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Membrane remodeling by alpha-synuclein: implications for function and disease
    NIH/NIGMS R01GM115736Sep 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Molecular mechanisms of huntingtin misfolding
    NIH/NINDS R01NS084345Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Amyloid Fibril Formation and Protein Misfolding: Molecular Mechanisms and Cellula
    NIH/NINDS R13NS066531Jun 15, 2009 - May 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Structural Analysis of IAPP Fibril Formation and Membrane Interaction
    NIH/NIA R01AG027936Feb 15, 2007 - Jan 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Structural Analysis of Protein-Membrane Interaction
    NIH/NIGMS R01GM063915Jul 1, 2001 - Jan 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH/NEI F32EY006809Mar 30, 1997
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Taylor JR, Fernandez DJ, Thornton SM, Skeate JG, Lühen KP, Da Silva DM, Langen R, Kast WM. Heterotetrameric annexin A2/S100A10 (A2t) is essential for oncogenic human papillomavirus trafficking and capsid disassembly, and protects virions from lysosomal degradation. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 03; 8(1):11642. PMID: 30076379.
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    2. Rawat A, Langen R, Varkey J. Membranes as modulators of amyloid protein misfolding and target of toxicity. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2018 Apr 25. PMID: 29702073.
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    3. Ko J, Isas JM, Sabbaugh A, Yoo JH, Pandey NK, Chongtham A, Ladinsky M, Wu WL, Rohweder H, Weiss A, Macdonald D, Munoz-Sanjuan I, Langen R, Patterson PH, Khoshnan A. Identification of distinct conformations associated with monomers and fibril assemblies of mutant huntingtin. Hum Mol Genet. 2018 Apr 18. PMID: 29912367.
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    4. Montagne A, Nikolakopoulou AM, Zhao Z, Sagare AP, Si G, Lazic D, Barnes SR, Daianu M, Ramanathan A, Go A, Lawson EJ, Wang Y, Mack WJ, Thompson PM, Schneider JA, Varkey J, Langen R, Mullins E, Jacobs RE, Zlokovic BV. Pericyte degeneration causes white matter dysfunction in the mouse central nervous system. Nat Med. 2018 Mar; 24(3):326-337. PMID: 29400711.
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    5. Pandey NK, Isas JM, Rawat A, Lee RV, Langen J, Pandey P, Langen R. The 17-residue-long N terminus in huntingtin controls stepwise aggregation in solution and on membranes via different mechanisms. J Biol Chem. 2018 Feb 16; 293(7):2597-2605. PMID: 29282287.
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    6. Okada AK, Teranishi K, Lobo F, Isas JM, Xiao J, Yen K, Cohen P, Langen R. The Mitochondrial-Derived Peptides, HumaninS14G and Small Humanin-like Peptide 2, Exhibit Chaperone-like Activity. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 10; 7(1):7802. PMID: 28798389.
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    7. Varkey J, Langen R. Membrane remodeling by amyloidogenic and non-amyloidogenic proteins studied by EPR. J Magn Reson. 2017 Jul; 280:127-139. PMID: 28579098.
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    8. Melo AA, Hegde BG, Shah C, Larsson E, Isas JM, Kunz S, Lundmark R, Langen R, Daumke O. Structural insights into the activation mechanism of dynamin-like EHD ATPases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 05 30; 114(22):5629-5634. PMID: 28228524.
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    9. Cervantes SA, Bajakian TH, Soria MA, Falk AS, Service RJ, Langen R, Siemer AB. Identification and Structural Characterization of the N-terminal Amyloid Core of Orb2 isoform A. Sci Rep. 2016 Dec 06; 6:38265. PMID: 27922050.
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    10. Fisette O, Päslack C, Barnes R, Isas JM, Langen R, Heyden M, Han S, Schäfer LV. Hydration Dynamics of a Peripheral Membrane Protein. J Am Chem Soc. 2016 09 14; 138(36):11526-35. PMID: 27548572.
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    11. Okada AK, Teranishi K, Isas JM, Bedrood S, Chow RH, Langen R. Diabetic Risk Factors Promote Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Misfolding by a Common, Membrane-mediated Mechanism. Sci Rep. 2016 08 17; 6:31094. PMID: 27531121.
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    12. Dearborn AD, Wall JS, Cheng N, Heymann JB, Kajava AV, Varkey J, Langen R, Steven AC. a-Synuclein Amyloid Fibrils with Two Entwined, Asymmetrically Associated Protofibrils. J Biol Chem. 2016 Jan 29; 291(5):2310-8. PMID: 26644467; PMCID: PMC4732214 [Available on 01/29/17].
    13. Marotta NP, Lin YH, Lewis YE, Ambroso MR, Zaro BW, Roth MT, Arnold DB, Langen R, Pratt MR. O-GlcNAc modification blocks the aggregation and toxicity of the protein a-synuclein associated with Parkinson's disease. Nat Chem. 2015 Nov; 7(11):913-20. PMID: 26492012; PMCID: PMC4618406.
    14. Ambroso MR, Haworth IS, Langen R. Structural Characterization of Membrane-Curving Proteins: Site-Directed Spin Labeling, EPR, and Computational Refinement. Methods Enzymol. 2015; 564:259-88. PMID: 26477254.
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    15. Beasley KN, Sutch BT, Hatmal MM, Langen R, Qin PZ, Haworth IS. Computer Modeling of Spin Labels: NASNOX, PRONOX, and ALLNOX. Methods Enzymol. 2015; 563:569-93. PMID: 26478499.
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    16. Kegulian NC, Sankhagowit S, Apostolidou M, Jayasinghe SA, Malmstadt N, Butler PC, Langen R. Membrane Curvature-sensing and Curvature-inducing Activity of Islet Amyloid Polypeptide and Its Implications for Membrane Disruption. J Biol Chem. 2015 Oct 23; 290(43):25782-93. PMID: 26283787; PMCID: PMC4646232 [Available on 10/23/16].
    17. Isas JM, Langen R, Siemer AB. Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance on the Static and Dynamic Domains of Huntingtin Exon-1 Fibrils. Biochemistry. 2015 Jun 30; 54(25):3942-9. PMID: 26020223; PMCID: PMC4770890.
    18. Darrow MC, Sergeeva OA, Isas JM, Galaz-Montoya JG, King JA, Langen R, Schmid MF, Chiu W. Structural Mechanisms of Mutant Huntingtin Aggregation Suppression by the Synthetic Chaperonin-like CCT5 Complex Explained by Cryoelectron Tomography. J Biol Chem. 2015 Jul 10; 290(28):17451-61. PMID: 25995452; PMCID: PMC4498080.
    19. Isas JM, Ambroso MR, Hegde PB, Langen J, Langen R. Tubulation by amphiphysin requires concentration-dependent switching from wedging to scaffolding. Structure. 2015 May 05; 23(5):873-881. PMID: 25865245; PMCID: PMC4437528.
    20. Fodale V, Kegulian NC, Verani M, Cariulo C, Azzollini L, Petricca L, Daldin M, Boggio R, Padova A, Kuhn R, Pacifici R, Macdonald D, Schoenfeld RC, Park H, Isas JM, Langen R, Weiss A, Caricasole A. Polyglutamine- and temperature-dependent conformational rigidity in mutant huntingtin revealed by immunoassays and circular dichroism spectroscopy. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e112262. PMID: 25464275; PMCID: PMC4251833.
    21. Lai Y, Kim S, Varkey J, Lou X, Song JK, Diao J, Langen R, Shin YK. Nonaggregated a-synuclein influences SNARE-dependent vesicle docking via membrane binding. Biochemistry. 2014 Jun 24; 53(24):3889-96. PMID: 24884175; PMCID: PMC4075992.
    22. Ambroso MR, Hegde BG, Langen R. Endophilin A1 induces different membrane shapes using a conformational switch that is regulated by phosphorylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 May 13; 111(19):6982-7. PMID: 24778241; PMCID: PMC4024918.
    23. Shah C, Hegde BG, Morén B, Behrmann E, Mielke T, Moenke G, Spahn CMT, Lundmark R, Daumke O, Langen R. Structural insights into membrane interaction and caveolar targeting of dynamin-like EHD2. Structure. 2014 Mar 04; 22(3):409-420. PMID: 24508342; PMCID: PMC3979964.
    24. Cheng CY, Varkey J, Ambroso MR, Langen R, Han S. Hydration dynamics as an intrinsic ruler for refining protein structure at lipid membrane interfaces. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 15; 110(42):16838-43. PMID: 24082088; PMCID: PMC3800990.
    25. Moaven H, Koike Y, Jao CC, Gurevich VV, Langen R, Chen J. Visual arrestin interaction with clathrin adaptor AP-2 regulates photoreceptor survival in the vertebrate retina. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 04; 110(23):9463-8. PMID: 23690606; PMCID: PMC3677467.
    26. Varkey J, Mizuno N, Hegde BG, Cheng N, Steven AC, Langen R. a-Synuclein oligomers with broken helical conformation form lipoprotein nanoparticles. J Biol Chem. 2013 Jun 14; 288(24):17620-30. PMID: 23609437; PMCID: PMC3682563.
    27. Costes S, Langen R, Gurlo T, Matveyenko AV, Butler PC. ß-Cell failure in type 2 diabetes: a case of asking too much of too few? Diabetes. 2013 Feb; 62(2):327-35. PMID: 23349537; PMCID: PMC3554362.
    28. Ladiwala AR, Bhattacharya M, Perchiacca JM, Cao P, Raleigh DP, Abedini A, Schmidt AM, Varkey J, Langen R, Tessier PM. Rational design of potent domain antibody inhibitors of amyloid fibril assembly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 04; 109(49):19965-70. PMID: 23161913; PMCID: PMC3523860.
    29. Li Y, Hatmal MM, Langen R, Haworth IS. Idealized models of protofilaments of human islet amyloid polypeptide. J Chem Inf Model. 2012 Nov 26; 52(11):2983-91. PMID: 23116372; PMCID: PMC3522432.
    30. Lai CL, Jao CC, Lyman E, Gallop JL, Peter BJ, McMahon HT, Langen R, Voth GA. Membrane binding and self-association of the epsin N-terminal homology domain. J Mol Biol. 2012 Nov 09; 423(5):800-17. PMID: 22922484.
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    31. Woodham AW, Da Silva DM, Skeate JG, Raff AB, Ambroso MR, Brand HE, Isas JM, Langen R, Kast WM. The S100A10 subunit of the annexin A2 heterotetramer facilitates L2-mediated human papillomavirus infection. PLoS One. 2012; 7(8):e43519. PMID: 22927980; PMCID: PMC3425544.
    32. Bugg CW, Isas JM, Fischer T, Patterson PH, Langen R. Structural features and domain organization of huntingtin fibrils. J Biol Chem. 2012 Sep 14; 287(38):31739-46. PMID: 22801429; PMCID: PMC3442508.
    33. Mizuno N, Varkey J, Kegulian NC, Hegde BG, Cheng N, Langen R, Steven AC. Remodeling of lipid vesicles into cylindrical micelles by a-synuclein in an extended a-helical conformation. J Biol Chem. 2012 Aug 24; 287(35):29301-11. PMID: 22767608.
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    34. Ruggiero L, Connor MP, Chen J, Langen R, Finnemann SC. Diurnal, localized exposure of phosphatidylserine by rod outer segment tips in wild-type but not Itgb5-/- or Mfge8-/- mouse retina. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 22; 109(21):8145-8. PMID: 22566632; PMCID: PMC3361434.
    35. Meier F, Abeywardana T, Dhall A, Marotta NP, Varkey J, Langen R, Chatterjee C, Pratt MR. Semisynthetic, site-specific ubiquitin modification of a-synuclein reveals differential effects on aggregation. J Am Chem Soc. 2012 Mar 28; 134(12):5468-71. PMID: 22404520; PMCID: PMC3315850.
    36. Krishnamani V, Hegde BG, Langen R, Lanyi JK. Secondary and tertiary structure of bacteriorhodopsin in the SDS denatured state. Biochemistry. 2012 Feb 14; 51(6):1051-60. PMID: 22242919.
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    37. Bedrood S, Li Y, Isas JM, Hegde BG, Baxa U, Haworth IS, Langen R. Fibril structure of human islet amyloid polypeptide. J Biol Chem. 2012 Feb 17; 287(8):5235-41. PMID: 22187437; PMCID: PMC3285303.
    38. Richard JP, Leikina E, Langen R, Henne WM, Popova M, Balla T, McMahon HT, Kozlov MM, Chernomordik LV. Intracellular curvature-generating proteins in cell-to-cell fusion. Biochem J. 2011 Dec 01; 440(2):185-93. PMID: 21895608; PMCID: PMC3216009.
    39. Jensen MB, Bhatia VK, Jao CC, Rasmussen JE, Pedersen SL, Jensen KJ, Langen R, Stamou D. Membrane curvature sensing by amphipathic helices: a single liposome study using a-synuclein and annexin B12. J Biol Chem. 2011 Dec 09; 286(49):42603-14. PMID: 21953452; PMCID: PMC3234936.
    40. Hatmal MM, Li Y, Hegde BG, Hegde PB, Jao CC, Langen R, Haworth IS. Computer modeling of nitroxide spin labels on proteins. Biopolymers. 2012 Jan; 97(1):35-44. PMID: 21792846; PMCID: PMC3422567.
    41. Zhang QC, Yeh TL, Leyva A, Frank LG, Miller J, Kim YE, Langen R, Finkbeiner S, Amzel ML, Ross CA, Poirier MA. A compact beta model of huntingtin toxicity. J Biol Chem. 2011 Mar 11; 286(10):8188-96. PMID: 21209075; PMCID: PMC3048705.
    42. Heinrich MC, Capraro BR, Tian A, Isas JM, Langen R, Baumgart T. Quantifying Membrane Curvature Generation of Drosophila Amphiphysin N-BAR Domains. J Phys Chem Lett. 2010 Nov 16; 1(23):3401-3406. PMID: 23772271.
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    43. Daval M, Bedrood S, Gurlo T, Huang CJ, Costes S, Butler PC, Langen R. The effect of curcumin on human islet amyloid polypeptide misfolding and toxicity. Amyloid. 2010 Sep; 17(3-4):118-28. PMID: 21067307; PMCID: PMC4394664.
    44. Varkey J, Isas JM, Mizuno N, Jensen MB, Bhatia VK, Jao CC, Petrlova J, Voss JC, Stamou DG, Steven AC, Langen R. Membrane curvature induction and tubulation are common features of synucleins and apolipoproteins. J Biol Chem. 2010 Oct 15; 285(42):32486-93. PMID: 20693280; PMCID: PMC2952250.
    45. Kim YE, Chen J, Langen R, Chan JR. Monitoring apoptosis and neuronal degeneration by real-time detection of phosphatidylserine externalization using a polarity-sensitive indicator of viability and apoptosis. Nat Protoc. 2010 Aug; 5(8):1396-405. PMID: 20671723; PMCID: PMC4340478.
    46. Ritzel RA, Jayasinghe S, Hansen JB, Sturis J, Langen R, Butler PC. Beta-cell selective K(ATP)-channel activation protects beta-cells and human islets from human islet amyloid polypeptide induced toxicity. Regul Pept. 2010 Dec 10; 165(2-3):158-62. PMID: 20619299; PMCID: PMC2995001.
    47. Rao JN, Jao CC, Hegde BG, Langen R, Ulmer TS. A combinatorial NMR and EPR approach for evaluating the structural ensemble of partially folded proteins. J Am Chem Soc. 2010 Jun 30; 132(25):8657-68. PMID: 20524659; PMCID: PMC2903201.
    48. Mizuno N, Jao CC, Langen R, Steven AC. Multiple modes of endophilin-mediated conversion of lipid vesicles into coated tubes: implications for synaptic endocytosis. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jul 23; 285(30):23351-8. PMID: 20484046; PMCID: PMC2906327.
    49. Jao CC, Hegde BG, Gallop JL, Hegde PB, McMahon HT, Haworth IS, Langen R. Roles of amphipathic helices and the bin/amphiphysin/rvs (BAR) domain of endophilin in membrane curvature generation. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jun 25; 285(26):20164-70. PMID: 20418375; PMCID: PMC2888429.
    50. Ladner CL, Chen M, Smith DP, Platt GW, Radford SE, Langen R. Stacked sets of parallel, in-register beta-strands of beta2-microglobulin in amyloid fibrils revealed by site-directed spin labeling and chemical labeling. J Biol Chem. 2010 May 28; 285(22):17137-47. PMID: 20335170; PMCID: PMC2878032.
    51. Wu JW, Breydo L, Isas JM, Lee J, Kuznetsov YG, Langen R, Glabe C. Fibrillar oligomers nucleate the oligomerization of monomeric amyloid beta but do not seed fibril formation. J Biol Chem. 2010 Feb 26; 285(9):6071-9. PMID: 20018889; PMCID: PMC2825401.
    52. Kim YE, Chen J, Chan JR, Langen R. Engineering a polarity-sensitive biosensor for time-lapse imaging of apoptotic processes and degeneration. Nat Methods. 2010 Jan; 7(1):67-73. PMID: 19966809; PMCID: PMC2846705.
    53. Bedrood S, Jayasinghe S, Sieburth D, Chen M, Erbel S, Butler PC, Langen R, Ritzel RA. Annexin A5 directly interacts with amyloidogenic proteins and reduces their toxicity. Biochemistry. 2009 Nov 10; 48(44):10568-76. PMID: 19810772; PMCID: PMC4394648.
    54. Isas JM, Luibl V, Johnson LV, Kayed R, Wetzel R, Glabe CG, Langen R, Chen J. Soluble and mature amyloid fibrils in drusen deposits. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010 Mar; 51(3):1304-10. PMID: 19892876; PMCID: PMC2840723.
    55. Jao CC, Hegde BG, Chen J, Haworth IS, Langen R. Structure of membrane-bound alpha-synuclein from site-directed spin labeling and computational refinement. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Dec 16; 105(50):19666-71. PMID: 19066219; PMCID: PMC2605001.
    56. Shin TM, Isas JM, Hsieh CL, Kayed R, Glabe CG, Langen R, Chen J. Formation of soluble amyloid oligomers and amyloid fibrils by the multifunctional protein vitronectin. Mol Neurodegener. 2008 Oct 21; 3:16. PMID: 18939994; PMCID: PMC2577670.
    57. Margittai M, Langen R. Fibrils with parallel in-register structure constitute a major class of amyloid fibrils: molecular insights from electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. Q Rev Biophys. 2008 Aug-Nov; 41(3-4):265-97. PMID: 19079806.
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    58. Apostolidou M, Jayasinghe SA, Langen R. Structure of alpha-helical membrane-bound human islet amyloid polypeptide and its implications for membrane-mediated misfolding. J Biol Chem. 2008 Jun 20; 283(25):17205-10. PMID: 18442979; PMCID: PMC2427348.
    59. Chen M, Margittai M, Chen J, Langen R. Investigation of alpha-synuclein fibril structure by site-directed spin labeling. J Biol Chem. 2007 Aug 24; 282(34):24970-9. PMID: 17573347.
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    60. Henne WM, Kent HM, Ford MG, Hegde BG, Daumke O, Butler PJ, Mittal R, Langen R, Evans PR, McMahon HT. Structure and analysis of FCHo2 F-BAR domain: a dimerizing and membrane recruitment module that effects membrane curvature. Structure. 2007 Jul; 15(7):839-52. PMID: 17540576.
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    61. Jayasinghe SA, Langen R. Membrane interaction of islet amyloid polypeptide. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2007 Aug; 1768(8):2002-9. PMID: 17349968.
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    62. Fischer T, Lu L, Haigler HT, Langen R. Annexin B12 is a sensor of membrane curvature and undergoes major curvature-dependent structural changes. J Biol Chem. 2007 Mar 30; 282(13):9996-10004. PMID: 17267400.
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    63. Margittai M, Langen R. Side chain-dependent stacking modulates tau filament structure. J Biol Chem. 2006 Dec 08; 281(49):37820-7. PMID: 17023423.
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    64. Meier JJ, Kayed R, Lin CY, Gurlo T, Haataja L, Jayasinghe S, Langen R, Glabe CG, Butler PC. Inhibition of human IAPP fibril formation does not prevent beta-cell death: evidence for distinct actions of oligomers and fibrils of human IAPP. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2006 Dec; 291(6):E1317-24. PMID: 16849627.
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    65. Gallop JL, Jao CC, Kent HM, Butler PJ, Evans PR, Langen R, McMahon HT. Mechanism of endophilin N-BAR domain-mediated membrane curvature. EMBO J. 2006 Jun 21; 25(12):2898-910. PMID: 16763559; PMCID: PMC1500843.
    66. Luibl V, Isas JM, Kayed R, Glabe CG, Langen R, Chen J. Drusen deposits associated with aging and age-related macular degeneration contain nonfibrillar amyloid oligomers. J Clin Invest. 2006 Feb; 116(2):378-85. PMID: 16453022; PMCID: PMC1359048.
    67. Hegde BG, Isas JM, Zampighi G, Haigler HT, Langen R. A novel calcium-independent peripheral membrane-bound form of annexin B12. Biochemistry. 2006 Jan 24; 45(3):934-42. PMID: 16411769.
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    68. Margittai M, Langen R. Spin labeling analysis of amyloids and other protein aggregates. Methods Enzymol. 2006; 413:122-39. PMID: 17046394.
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    69. Isas JM, Kim YE, Jao CC, Hegde PB, Haigler HT, Langen R. Calcium- and membrane-induced changes in the structure and dynamics of three helical hairpins in annexin B12. Biochemistry. 2005 Dec 20; 44(50):16435-44. PMID: 16342936.
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    70. Shi GW, Chen J, Concepcion F, Motamedchaboki K, Marjoram P, Langen R, Chen J. Light causes phosphorylation of nonactivated visual pigments in intact mouse rod photoreceptor cells. J Biol Chem. 2005 Dec 16; 280(50):41184-91. PMID: 16219764.
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    71. Jayasinghe SA, Langen R. Lipid membranes modulate the structure of islet amyloid polypeptide. Biochemistry. 2005 Sep 13; 44(36):12113-9. PMID: 16142909.
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    72. Kim YE, Isas JM, Haigler HT, Langen R. A helical hairpin region of soluble annexin B12 refolds and forms a continuous transmembrane helix at mildly acidic pH. J Biol Chem. 2005 Sep 16; 280(37):32398-404. PMID: 15975928.
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    73. Raghavan SC, Chastain P, Lee JS, Hegde BG, Houston S, Langen R, Hsieh CL, Haworth IS, Lieber MR. Evidence for a triplex DNA conformation at the bcl-2 major breakpoint region of the t(14;18) translocation. J Biol Chem. 2005 Jun 17; 280(24):22749-60. PMID: 15840562.
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    74. Patel DR, Isas JM, Ladokhin AS, Jao CC, Kim YE, Kirsch T, Langen R, Haigler HT. The conserved core domains of annexins A1, A2, A5, and B12 can be divided into two groups with different Ca2+-dependent membrane-binding properties. Biochemistry. 2005 Mar 01; 44(8):2833-44. PMID: 15723527.
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    75. Lee JC, Langen R, Hummel PA, Gray HB, Winkler JR. Alpha-synuclein structures from fluorescence energy-transfer kinetics: implications for the role of the protein in Parkinson's disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Nov 23; 101(47):16466-71. PMID: 15536128; PMCID: PMC534538.
    76. Jayasinghe SA, Langen R. Identifying structural features of fibrillar islet amyloid polypeptide using site-directed spin labeling. J Biol Chem. 2004 Nov 12; 279(46):48420-5. PMID: 15358791.
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    77. Raghavan SC, Houston S, Hegde BG, Langen R, Haworth IS, Lieber MR. Stability and strand asymmetry in the non-B DNA structure at the bcl-2 major breakpoint region. J Biol Chem. 2004 Oct 29; 279(44):46213-25. PMID: 15328356.
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    78. Margittai M, Langen R. Template-assisted filament growth by parallel stacking of tau. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Jul 13; 101(28):10278-83. PMID: 15240881; PMCID: PMC478563.
    79. Jao CC, Der-Sarkissian A, Chen J, Langen R. Structure of membrane-bound alpha-synuclein studied by site-directed spin labeling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Jun 01; 101(22):8331-6. PMID: 15155902; PMCID: PMC420394.
    80. Isas JM, Langen R, Hubbell WL, Haigler HT. Structure and dynamics of a helical hairpin that mediates calcium-dependent membrane binding of annexin B12. J Biol Chem. 2004 Jul 30; 279(31):32492-8. PMID: 15143059.
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    81. Der-Sarkissian A, Jao CC, Chen J, Langen R. Structural organization of alpha-synuclein fibrils studied by site-directed spin labeling. J Biol Chem. 2003 Sep 26; 278(39):37530-5. PMID: 12815044.
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    82. Isas JM, Patel DR, Jao C, Jayasinghe S, Cartailler JP, Haigler HT, Langen R. Global structural changes in annexin 12. The roles of phospholipid, Ca2+, and pH. J Biol Chem. 2003 Aug 08; 278(32):30227-34. PMID: 12756261.
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    83. Margittai M, Fasshauer D, Jahn R, Langen R. The Habc domain and the SNARE core complex are connected by a highly flexible linker. Biochemistry. 2003 Apr 15; 42(14):4009-14. PMID: 12680753.
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    84. Török M, Milton S, Kayed R, Wu P, McIntire T, Glabe CG, Langen R. Structural and dynamic features of Alzheimer's Abeta peptide in amyloid fibrils studied by site-directed spin labeling. J Biol Chem. 2002 Oct 25; 277(43):40810-5. PMID: 12181315.
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    85. Isas JM, Langen R, Haigler HT, Hubbell WL. Structure and dynamics of a helical hairpin and loop region in annexin 12: a site-directed spin labeling study. Biochemistry. 2002 Feb 05; 41(5):1464-73. PMID: 11814339.
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    86. Pabst S, Margittai M, Vainius D, Langen R, Jahn R, Fasshauer D. Rapid and selective binding to the synaptic SNARE complex suggests a modulatory role of complexins in neuroexocytosis. J Biol Chem. 2002 Mar 08; 277(10):7838-48. PMID: 11751907.
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