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Breanna Lee Zerfas, Ph.D.


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  1. Halder S, Macatangay NJ, Zerfas BL, Salazar-Chaparro AF, Trader DJ. Oleic amide derivatives as small molecule stimulators of the human proteasome's core particle. RSC Med Chem. 2022 Sep 21; 13(9):1077-1081. PMID: 36324496; PMCID: PMC9491356.
  2. Cruite JT, Dann GP, Che J, Donovan KA, Ferrao S, Ficarro SB, Fischer ES, Gray NS, Huerta F, Kong NR, Liu H, Marto JA, Metivier RJ, Nowak RP, Zerfas BL, Jones LH. Cereblon covalent modulation through structure-based design of histidine targeting chemical probes. RSC Chem Biol. 2022 Aug 31; 3(9):1105-1110. PMID: 36128501; PMCID: PMC9428674.
    Citations: 2     
  3. Maresh ME, Zerfas BL, Wuthrich BS, Trader DJ. Identification of a covalent binder to the oncoprotein gankyrin using a NIR-Based OBOC screening method. RSC Adv. 2021 Mar 29; 11(21):12794-12801. PMID: 35423814; PMCID: PMC8697547.
  4. Zerfas BL, Coleman RA, Salazar-Chaparro AF, Macatangay NJ, Trader DJ. Fluorescent Probes with Unnatural Amino Acids to Monitor Proteasome Activity in Real-Time. ACS Chem Biol. 2020 09 18; 15(9):2588-2596. PMID: 32786259.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  5. Zerfas BL, Trader DJ. Synthesis and Application of an Activity-Based Peptide-Peptoid Hybrid Probe for the Immunoproteasome. Curr Protoc Chem Biol. 2019 12; 11(4):e76. PMID: 31860787.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Zerfas BL, Maresh ME, Trader DJ. The Immunoproteasome: An Emerging Target in Cancer and Autoimmune and Neurological Disorders. J Med Chem. 2020 03 12; 63(5):1841-1858. PMID: 31670954.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  7. Zerfas BL, Trader DJ. Monitoring the Immunoproteasome in Live Cells Using an Activity-Based Peptide-Peptoid Hybrid Probe. J Am Chem Soc. 2019 04 03; 141(13):5252-5260. PMID: 30862160; PMCID: PMC7389183.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Cassell RJ, Mores KL, Zerfas BL, Mahmoud AH, Lill MA, Trader DJ, van Rijn RM. Rubiscolins are naturally occurring G protein-biased delta opioid receptor peptides. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2019 03; 29(3):450-456. PMID: 30591345; PMCID: PMC6421079.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Patrick JW, Zerfas B, Gao J, Russell DH. Rapid capillary mixing experiments for the analysis of hydrophobic membrane complexes directly from aqueous lipid bilayer solutions. Analyst. 2017 01 16; 142(2):310-315. PMID: 27957567.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  10. Zerfas BL, Joo Y, Gao J. Gramicidin A Mutants with Antibiotic Activity against Both Gram-Positive and Gram-Negative Bacteria. ChemMedChem. 2016 Mar 17; 11(6):629-36. PMID: 26918268.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
  11. Zerfas BL, Gao J. Recent Advances in Peptide Immunomodulators. Curr Top Med Chem. 2015; 16(2):187-205. PMID: 26126913.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.