Studying the mechanisms of ribosomes, riboswitches, and LncRNAs.
The Sanbonmatsu team uses computational and experimental approaches to understand the mechanism of a diverse array of non-coding RNA systems, including ribosomes, riboswitches and long non-coding RNAs. Originally focusing on large-scale simulations of the ribosome, we have expanded into joint computational/experimental studies of riboswitches and purely experimental studies of long non-coding RNAs. The ribosome is one of the few large RNA systems that has been studied mechanistically. We are applying our knowledge gained from ribosome studies to long non-coding RNA systems.
Xue, Z, Hennelly, S.P, Doyle, B, Gulati, A.A, Novikova, I.V, Sanbonmatsu, K.Y, and Boyer, L.A. (2016) A G-Rich Motif in the LncRNA Braveheart Interacts with a Zinc-Finger Transcription Factor to Specify the Cardiovascular Lineage. Molecular Cell, published September 8, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2016.08.010. View article »