20.109(F10): Journal Club II

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Focus: Synthetic Biology

Paper Options

The list of papers below is provided as a guideline for the types of papers that might be relevant for your presentation. You are not limited to the primary research articles on this list. The list is provided simply to give you an idea of the kinds of subjects that could make suitable presentations for the class. Search pubmed yourself to find articles of interest to you.

Note: If you have trouble accessing your article directly, go to http://libraries.mit.edu/vera, which is MIT's collection of journals online. Try selecting "exact title" from the search pulldown menu if the name of your journal is a common word such as Science. For older articles, you need to choose the JSTOR rather than Highwire interface.

Logistics of Paper Selection

  • Once you have decided on a paper for your presentation, please email it to nkuldell AT mit DOT com, and also "reserve" it by putting your (initials/lab section/team color) next to the listing here.
  • For visibility, please use the following format to sign up if possible, substituting in your own initials and team color: [ANS/WF/Purple]. Thanks!
  • The same paper may be presented only once per section.

As you prepare your talk be sure to follow the specific guidelines for oral presentations in this class.

  • Please email your finished journal club presentation to the Stellar site associated with our subject no later than 11 AM on the day of your presentation. The order in which your presentations are uploaded to Stellar will determine the order of speakers.
  • Presentations will take place in room 16-336.

Synthetic Biology

Programming Cells

  1. Designing and engineering evolutionary robust genetic circuitsSleight SC, Bartley BA, Lieviant JA, Sauro HMJournal of Biological Engineering 2010, 4:12 (1 November 2010)doi:10.1186/1754-1611-4-12
  2. Why are cellular switches Boolean? General conditions for multistable genetic circuits.Macía J, Widder S, Solé R. J Theor Biol. 2009 Jul 24. PMID: 19632240
  3. A yeast synthetic network for in vivo assessment of reverse-engineering and modeling approaches. Cantone I, Marucci L, Iorio F, Ricci MA, Belcastro V, Bansal M, Santini S, di Bernardo M, di Bernardo D, Cosma MP. Cell. 2009 Apr 3;137(1):172-81. PMID: 19327819
  4. A synthetic mammalian gene circuit reveals antituberculosis compounds. Weber W, Schoenmakers R, Keller B, Gitzinger M, Grau T, Daoud-El Baba M, Sander P, Fussenegger M. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jul 22;105(29):9994-8. PMID: 18621677 [SSH/TR/RED]
  5. Synchronizing genetic relaxation oscillators by intercell signaling. McMillen D, Kopell N, Hasty J, Collins JJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Jan 22;99(2):679-84. PMID: 11805323 [AT/YELLOW]
  6. Programming cells by multiplex genome engineering and accelerated evolution. Wang HH, Isaacs FJ, Carr PA, Sun ZZ, Xu G, Forest CR, Church GM. Nature. 2009 Jul 26. PMID: 19633652 [JG/YELLOW]
  7. A synthetic genetic edge detection program. Tabor JJ, Salis HM, Simpson ZB, Chevalier AA, Levskaya A, Marcotte EM, Voigt CA, Ellington AD. Cell. 2009 Jun 26;137(7):1272-81. PMID: 19563759
  8. Synthetic gene networks that count. Friedland AE, Lu TK, Wang X, Shi D, Church G, Collins JJ. Science. 2009 May 29;324(5931):1199-202. PMID: 19478183
  9. A modular and extensible RNA-based gene-regulatory platform for engineering cellular function. Win MN, Smolke CD. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Sep 4;104(36):14283-8. PMID: 17709748
  10. Using two-component systems and other bacterial regulatory factors for the fabrication of synthetic genetic devices. Ninfa AJ, Selinsky S, Perry N, Atkins S, Xiu Song Q, Mayo A, Arps D, Woolf P, Atkinson MR. Methods Enzymol. 2007;422:488-512. PMID: 17628156
  11. Synthetic cooperation in engineered yeast populations.Shou W, Ram S, Vilar JM. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Feb 6;104(6):1877-82. PMID: 17267602
  12. Defining Network Topologies that Can Achieve Biochemical Adaptation. Ma W, Trusina A, El-Samad H, Lim W, Tang C. Cell. 2009 Aug 21. 138:760-773 [Cory/Green]
  13. Rewiring the specificity of two-component signal transduction systems. Skerker JM, Perchuk BS, Siryaporn A, Lubin EA, Ashenberg O, Goulian M, Laub MT. Cell. 2008 Jun 13;133(6):1043-54. PMID: 18555780
  14. Synthetic protein scaffolds provide modular control over metabolic flux. Dueber JE, Wu GC, Malmirchegini GR, Moon TS, Petzold CJ, Ullal AV, Prather KL, Keasling JD. Nat Biotechnol. 2009 Aug;27(8):753-9. PMID: 19648908 [DB/PINK]
  15. Engineering alternative butanol production platforms in heterologous bacteria. Nielsen DR, Leonard E, Yoon SH, Tseng HC, Yuan C, Prather KL. Metab Eng. 2009 Jul-Sep;11(4-5):262-73. PMID: 19464384 [SK/Green]
  16. Creating bacterial strains from genomes that have been cloned and engineered in yeast. Lartigue, C. et al. Science 20 Aug 2009 doi: 10.1126/science.1173759[MAB/Grape]
  17. Single-molecule sequencing of an individual human genome. Pushkarev, D., Neff, N. F. & Quake, S. R. Nature Biotech. 10 Aug 2009 doi: 10.1038/nbt.1561
  18. A switchable light-input, light-output system modelled and constructed in yeast. Sorokina, O et al., Journal of Biological Engineering 2009, 3:15 doi:10.1186/1754-1611-3-15
  19. Induction of protein-protein interactions in live cells using light Masayuki Yazawa, Amir M Sadaghiani, Brian Hsueh and Ricardo E Dolmetsch Nature Biotechnology. 2009 Oct;27(1):941-945 doi:10.1038/nbt.1569 [ATW/ORANGE]
  20. Automated design of synthetic ribosome binding sites to control protein expression Howard M Salis, Ethan A Mirsky and Christopher A Voigt Nature Biotechnology 2009 Oct;27(1):946 - 950 doi:10.1038/nbt.1568[BJNC/Grape]
  21. Tracking, tuning, and terminating microbial physiology using synthetic riboregulators. Callura JM, Dwyer DJ, Isaacs FJ, Cantor CR, Collins JJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 16. PMID: 20713708
  22. A synthetic three-color scaffold for monitoring genetic regulation and noise. Cox RS 3rd, Dunlop MJ, Elowitz MB. J Biol Eng. 2010 Jul 21;4:10.PMID: 20646328
  23. Engineering a Direct and Inducible Protein−RNA Interaction To Regulate RNA BiologyBelmont, B., Niles, J.ACS Chem. Biol., 2010; 5 (9): 851–861 DOI: 10.1021/cb100070j [GdP, Red]