Protein and Metabolic Engineering
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Recent Lab News
11/2017 There have been some unexpected changes to the OpenWetWare platform, affecting the formatting of the Banta Lab Website. We are currently working on addressing these issues. A new website is under development and should be launched soon.
10/2017 The Banta Lab is pleased to welcome another new graduate student into the lab group. Nadim Massad has joined the research group this semester.
9/2017 A paper entitled “Block V RTX domain of adenylate cyclase from Bordetella pertussis: A conformationally dynamic scaffold for protein engineering applications” by Bulutoglu and Banta was published in Toxins as an Invited Review for the Special Issue: Adenylate Cyclase (CyaA) Toxin
9/2017 A paper entitled “Catch and release: Engineered allosterically-regulated β-roll peptides enable on/off biomolecular recognition” by Bulutoglu, Dooley, Szilvay, Blenner and Banta was published in ACS Synthetic Biology.
9/2017 A paper entitled “Block V RTX domain of adenylate cyclase from Bordetella pertussis: A conformationally dynamic scaffold for protein engineering applications” by Bulutoglu and Banta was published in Toxins as an Invited Review for the Special Issue: Adenylate Cyclase (CyaA) Toxin.
9/2017 Congratulations to Yuta Inaba for passing his qualifying exam!
8/2017 Harun Ozbakir successfully defended his PhD thesis, the fifteenth from the Banta group. His thesis was entitled "Engineering Electron Transfer Processes in Oxidoreductases: Applications in Biocatalysis". Congratulations Dr. Ozbakir!
8/2017 Professor Banta and Professor Jin Montclare of NYU co-organized a 2 day Symposium consisting of 4 sessions entitled "Recombinant Type Materials" at the 254th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, DC. Professor Banta gave a presentation at the Symposium entitled “Engineering the Calcium-Regulated β-Roll Peptide for Biomaterials Applications”.
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Publications (42 Total)
Columbia University (31 Total)
Kim, Y.H., and Banta, S. (2011) “A self-assembling hydrogel created from three modified dehydrogenases enables the complete oxidation of methanol in an enzymatic biofuel cell” Angewandte Chemie International Edition (In Press). (Recognized as VIP publication)
Wu, J., Park, J.P., Dooley, K., Cropek, D.M., West, A.C. and Banta, S. (2011) “Rapid development of new protein biosensors utilizing peptides obtained via phage display” PLoS One 6(10) 1-9.
Felsovalyi, F., Mangiagalli, P., Bureau, C., Kumar, S.K., and Banta, S. (2011) “Reversibility of the Adsorption of Lysozyme on Silica” Langmuir 27(19) 11873-11882.
Glykys, D.J., Szilvay, G.R., Tortosa, P., Suarez Diez, M., Jaramillo, A., and Banta, S. (2011) “Pushing the limits of automatic computational protein design: computational design, expression, and characterization of a large synthetic protein based on a fungal laccase scaffold” Systems and Synthetic Biology 5(1-2) 45-58.
Sahin, A., Dooley, K., Cropek, D.M., West, A.C., and Banta, S. (2011) “A dual enzyme electrochemical assay for the detection of organophosphorus compounds using organophosphorus hydrolase and horseradish peroxidase” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 158(1) 353-360.
Kang, W.H., Simon, M.J., Gao, S., Banta, S., and Morrison III, B. (2011) “Attenuation of astrocyte activation by TAT mediated-delivery of a peptide JNK inhibitor” Journal of Neurotrauma 28(7) 1219-1228.
Szilvay, G.R., Brocato, S., Ivnitski, D., Li, C., De La Iglesia, P., Lau, C., Chi, E., Werner-Washburne, M., Banta, S., and Atanassov, P. (2011) “Engineering of a redox protein for DNA-directed assembly” Chemical Communications 47(26) 7464-7466.
Gao, S., Simon, M.J., Hue, C.D., Morrison III, B., and Banta, S. (2011) “An unusual cell penetrating peptide identified using a plasmid display-based functional selection platform” ACS Chemical Biology 6(5) 484-491 (Recommended by Faculty of 1000, Featured in Biotechniques News).
Shur, O., Wu, J., Cropek, D.M., and Banta, S. (2011) “Monitoring the conformational changes of an intrinsically disordered peptide using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance” Protein Science 20(5) 925-930.
Simon, M.J., Gao, S., Kang, W.H., Banta, S., and Morrison III, B. (2011) “TAT is not capable of transcellular delivery across an intact endothelial monolayer in vitro” Annals of Biomedical Engineering 39(1) 394-401.
Gao, S., Simon, M.J., Morrison III, B., and Banta, S. (2010) “A plasmid display platform for the selection of peptides exhibiting a functional cell-penetrating phenotype” Biotechnology Progress 26(6) 1796-1800.
Simon, M.J., Kang, W.H., Gao, S., Banta, S., and Morrison III, B. (2010) “Increased delivery of TAT across an endothelial monolayer following ischemic injury” Neuroscience Letters 486(1) 1-4.
Campbell, E., Wheeldon, I.R., and Banta, S. (2010) “Broadening the cofactor specificity of a thermostable alcohol dehydrogenase using rational protein design introduces novel kinetic transient behavior” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 107(5) 763-774.
Wu, J., Cropek, D.M., West, A.C. and Banta, S. (2010) “Development of a troponin I biosensor using a peptide obtained through phage display” Analytical Chemistry 82(19) 8235-8243.
Banta, S., Wheeldon, I.R., and Blenner, M. (2010) “Protein engineering in the development of functional hydrogels” Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering 12 176-186.
Lu, H.D., Wheeldon, I.R., and Banta, S. (2010) “Catalytic biomaterials: Engineering organophosphate hydrolase to form self-assembling enzymatic hydrogels” Protein Engineering, Design and Selection 23(7) 559-566.
Blenner, M.A., Shur, O., Szilvay, G.R., Cropek, D.M., and Banta, S. (2010) “Calcium-induced folding of a beta roll motif requires C-terminal entropic stabilization” Journal of Molecular Biology 400(2) 244-256.
Park, J.P., Cropek, D.M., and Banta, S. (2010) “High affinity peptides for the recognition of the heart disease biomarker troponin I using phage display” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 105(4) 678-686.
Szilvay, G.R., Blenner, M.A., Shur, O., Cropek, D.M., and Banta, S. (2009) “A FRET-based method for probing the calcium-dependent conformational behavior of an intrinsically disordered beta roll domain from the Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase” Biochemistry 48(47) 11273-11282.
Wheeldon, I.R., Campbell, E. and Banta, S. (2009) “A chimeric fusion protein engineered with disparate functionalities— enzymatic activity and self assembly” Journal of Molecular Biology 392(1) 129-142.
Simon, M.J., Gao, S., Kang, W.H., Banta, S., and Morrison III, B. (2009) “TAT-mediated intracellular protein delivery to primary brain cells is dependent on glycosaminoglycan expression” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 104(1) 10-19.
Chockalingam, K., Lu, H.D., and Banta, S. (2009) “Development of a bacteriophage-based system for the selection of short structured peptides” Analytical Biochemistry 388(1) 122-127.
Gao, S., Simon, M.J., Morrison III, B., and Banta, S. (2009) “Bifunctional chimeric fusion proteins engineered for DNA delivery: Optimization of the protein to DNA ratio” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (General Subjects) 1790(3) 198-207.
Glykys, D.J., and Banta, S. (2009) “Metabolic control analysis of an enzymatic biofuel cell” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 102(6) 1624-1635.
Chen, X.J., West, A.C., Cropek, D.M., and Banta, S. (2008) “Detection of the superoxide radical anion using various alkanethiol monolayers and immobilized cytochrome c” Analytical Chemistry 80(24) 9622-9629.
Wheeldon, I.R., Gallaway, J.W., Calabrese Barton, S., and Banta, S. (2008) “Bioelectrocatalytic hydrogels from electron-conducting metallopolypeptides coassembled with bifunctional enzymatic building blocks” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105(40) 15275-15280.
Blenner M.A., and Banta, S. (2008) “Characterization of the 4D5Flu single chain antibody with a stimulus-responsive elastin-like peptide linker: A potential reporter of peptide linker conformation” Protein Science 17(3) 527-536.
Gallaway, J., Wheeldon, I.R., Rincon, R., Atanassov, P., Banta, S., and Calabrese Barton, S. (2008) “Oxygen-Reducing Enzyme Cathodes Produced from SLAC, a Small Laccase from Streptomyces coelicolor, For Use at Neutral pH” Biosensors and Bioelectronics 23(8) 1229-1235.
Wheeldon, I.R., Calabrese Barton, S., and Banta, S. (2007) “Bioactive Proteinaceous Hydrogels from Designed Bi-functional Building Blocks” Biomacromolecules 8(10) 2990-2994.
- Wheeldon IR, Barton SC, and Banta S. Bioactive proteinaceous hydrogels from designed bifunctional building blocks. Biomacromolecules. 2007 Oct;8(10):2990-4. DOI:10.1021/bm700858p |
Chockalingam, K., Blenner, M., and Banta, S. (2007) “Design and Application of Stimulus-Responsive Peptide Systems” Protein Engineering, Design and Selection 20(4) 155-161.
Banta, S.*, Megeed, Z.*, Casali, M., Rege, K., and Yarmush, M.L. (2007) “Engineering Protein and Peptide Building Blocks for Nanotechnology” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 7(2) 387-401 (*co-first authors).
Harvard University (6 Total)
Casali, M., Banta, S., Zambonelli, C., Megeed, Z., and Yarmush, M.L. (2008) ”Site-directed mutagenesis of the hinge peptide from the Hemagglutinin protein: Enhancement of the pH-responsive conformational change” Protein Engineering, Design and Selection 21(6) 395-404.
Banta, S.*, Vemula, M.*, Yokoyama, T., Jayaraman, A., Berthiaume, F., and Yarmush, M.L. (2007) “Contribution of Gene Expression to Metabolic Fluxes in Hypermetabolic Livers Induced Through Burn Injury and Cecal Ligation and Puncture in Rats” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 97(1) 118-137 (*co-first authors) (Featured in Editor’s Spotlight ).
Banta, S., Yokoyama, T., Berthiaume, F., and Yarmush, M.L. (2005) “Effects of Dehydroepiandrosterone administration on rat hepatic metabolism following thermal injury” Journal of Surgical Research 127(2) 93-105.
Yokoyama, T., Banta, S., Nagrath, D., Berthiaume, F., Tompkins, R.G., and Yarmush, M.L. (2005) “Evolution of intrahepatic carbon, nitrogen, and energy metabolism in a D-galactosamine-induced rat liver failure model” Metabolic Engineering 7(2) 88-103.
Banta, S., Yokoyama, T., Berthiaume, F., and Yarmush, M.L. (2004) “Metabolic Flux Analysis of the perfused rat hindquarter: Effects of thermal injury with and without insulin” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 88(5) 613-629.
Yarmush, M.L. and Banta, S. (2003) “Metabolic Engineering: Advances in Modeling and Intervention in Health and Disease” Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering 5 349-381.
Rutgers University (5 Total)
Sanli, G., Banta, S., Anderson, S., and Blaber, M. (2004) “Structural alteration of cofactor specificity in Corynebacterium 2,5-diketo-D-gluconic acid reductase” Protein Science 13(2) 504-512.
Banta, S., Boston, M., Jarnagin, A., and Anderson, S. (2002) “Mathematical modeling of in vitro enzymatic production of 2-keto-L-gulonic acid using NAD(H) or NADP(H) as cofactors” Metabolic Engineering 4(4) 273-284.
Banta, S., and Anderson, S. (2002) “Verification of a novel NADH-binding motif: Combinatorial mutagenesis of three amino acids in the cofactor binding pocket of Corynebacterium 2,5-diketo-D-gluconic acid reductase” Journal of Molecular Evolution 55(6) 623-631.
Banta, S., Swanson, B.A., Wu, S., Jarnagin, A., and Anderson, S. (2002) “Optimizing an artificial metabolic pathway: Engineering the cofactor specificity of Corynebacterium 2,5-diketo-D-gluconic acid reductase for use in vitamin C biosynthesis” Biochemistry 41(20) 6226-6236.
Banta, S., Swanson, B.A., Wu, S., Jarnagin, A., and Anderson, S. (2002) “Alteration of the specificity of the cofactor-binding pocket of Corynebacterium 2,5-diketo-D-gluconic acid reductase A” Protein Engineering 15(2) 131-140. (Featured on cover)
Book Chapters and Other Articles
Atanassov, P., Apblett, C., Banta, S. Brozik, S., Calabrese Barton, S., Cooney, M., Liaw, B. Y., Mukerjee, S., and Minteer, S.D. (2007) "Enzymatic Biofuel Cells" Interface 16(2) 28-31
Banta, S. (2006) "Protein Engineering" The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 3rd Ed, Edited by J.D. Bronzino, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
Banta, S. and Zupke, C. (2006) "Metabolic Engineering" The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, 3rd Ed, Edited by J.D. Bronzino, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.