Turku Centre for Biotechnology is a joint department of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, providing high-end technologies and expertise to academic and industrial researchers. These services benefit from the internationally competitive, excellent research carried out by CBT investigators. Our researchers discover molecular events underlying biological function and identify how this information can be used to improve life quality.
Melero-Fernandez de Mera RM*, Li LL*, Popinigis A, Cisek K, Tuittila M, Yadav L, Serva A, Courtney MJ (2017) A simple optogenetic MAPK inhibitor design reveals resonance between transcription-regulating circuitry and temporally-encoded inputs. *equal contribution. Nat. Commun. 8, 15017. Link to text Pubmed
Daniel Antfolk, Marika Sjöqvist, Fang Chenga, Kimmo Isoniemi Camille L. Duran, Adolfo Rivero-Muller, Christian Antila, Rasmus Niemi Sebastian Landor, Carlijn V. C. Bouten, Kayla J. Bayless, John E. Eriksson, and Cecilia M. Sahlgren. Selective regulation of Notch ligands during angiogenesis is mediated by vimentin. PNAS Early Edition, pnas.1703057114. Pubmed
Lund R, Rahkonen N, Malonzo M, Kauko L, Emani MR, Kivinen V, Närvä E, Kemppainen E, Laiho A, Skottman H, Hovatta O, Rasool O, Nykter M, Lähdesmäki H, Lahesmaa R. RNA Polymerase III Subunit POLR3G Regulates Specific Subsets of PolyA+ and SmallRNA Transcriptomes and Splicing in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem Cell Rep. 09 May, 2017. Link to text
Papageorgiou AC, Chen J, Li D. Crystal structure and biological implications of a glycoside hydrolase family 55 β-1,3-glucanase from Chaetomium thermophilum. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 May 4. Epub ahead of print. Pubmed
Li LL, Cisek K, Courtney MJ. Efficient Binding of the NOS1AP C-Terminus to the nNOS PDZ Pocket Requires the Concerted Action of the PDZ Ligand Motif, the Internal ExF Site and Structural Integrity of an Independent Element. Front. Mol. Neurosci. 10:58. Link to full text, PMID
von Ossowski L, Li LL, Möykkynen T, Coleman SK, Courtney MJ, Keinänen K. Cysteine 893 is a target of regulatory thiol modifications of GluA1 AMPA receptors. PLoS One. Feb 2;12(2):e0171489. Link to full text, PMID
Lund RJ, Huhtinen K, Salmi J, Rantala J, Nguyen EV, Moulder R, Goodlett DR, Lahesmaa R, Carpén O. DNA methylation and Transcriptome Changes Associated with Cisplatin Resistance in Ovarian Cancer. Sci Rep. 04 May 2017. Link
Marek A. Budzynski, Tim Crul, Samu Himanen, Noemi Toth, Ferenc Otvos, Lea Sistonen, Laszlo Vigh. Chaperone co-inducer BGP-15 inhibits histone deacetylases and enhances the heat shock response through increased chromatin accessibility. Cell Stress and Chaperones. First Online: 04 May 2017. Link
Marek A. Budzynski and Lea Sistonen. Versatile Functions of Heat Shock Factors: It is Not All About Stress. Current Immunology Reviews. E-pub Ahead of Print. Link
Iris A K Lähdeniemi, Julia O Misiorek, Christian J M Antila, Sebastian K-J Landor, Carl-Gustaf A Stenvall, Lina E Fortelius, Linda K Bergström, Cecilia Sahlgren and Diana M Toivola. Keratins regulate colonic epithelial cell differentiation through the Notch1 signalling pathway. Cell Death & Differentiation, 5 May 2017, Advance online publication. Link
Chatzikonstantinou M, Vlachakis D, Chronopoulou E, Papageorgiou L, Papageorgiou AC, Labrou NE. 2017. The glutathione transferase family of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii : Identification and characterization of novel sigma class-like enzymes. Algal Research 24, 237–250. Link
Kellici TF, Mavromoustakos T, Jendrossek D, Papageorgiou AC. Crystal structure analysis, covalent docking and molecular dynamics calculations reveal a conformational switch in PhaZ7 PHB depolymerase. Proteins. 2017 [Epub ahead of print] Pubmed
Maria Georgiadou, Johanna Lilja, Guillaume Jacquemet, Camilo Guzmán, Maria Rafaeva, Charlotte Alibert, Yan Yan, Pranshu Sahgal, Martina Lerche, Jean‑Baptiste Manneville, Tomi P. Mäkelä and Johanna Ivaska. AMPK negatively regulates tensin-dependent integrin activity. Journal of Cell Biology. Published online 13th March 2017. Pubmed
We offer state-of-the-art technology platforms and expertise in the areas of genomics, proteomics and imaging as well as viral vectors, x-ray crystallography and bioinformatics. These core facilities operate within the Biocenter Finland national infrastructure network providing services for local as well as national and international scientists.
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Academy of Finland awarded Guillaume Jacquemet (Ivaska lab) with Academy Postdoctoral Fellow...
Academy of Finland awarded Maria Georgiadou (Ivaska lab) with Academy Postdoctoral Fellow funding...
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Monday, August 21 2017 at 10:00 Symposium on metabolism and co-morbidities in psychotic disorders
Thursday, September 07 2017 at 12:00 Mobile genetic elements and evolution of CRISPR-Cas systems: all the way there and back
Monday, September 25 2017 at 12:00 Structural characterization and pharmacological targeting of dimerization-induced RAF activation