User:Cameron Mura

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Cameron Mura (an artistic interpretation)
  • Cameron Mura
    University of Virginia
    Department of Chemistry
    McCormick Road, Box 400319
    Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319 USA

Educational Background & Professional Experience

In reverse chronological order:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Univ of Virginia (Sep-2008 → present)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Univ of Virginia (Jan-2008 → Aug-2008)
  • Sloan/DOE Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Molecular Biology, Univ of California, San Diego (Oct-2002 → Dec- 2007; with Andy McCammon)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Structural Biology, UCLA (May-2002 → Oct-2002; with David Eisenberg)
  • PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UCLA (Sep 1996 → May 2002; with David Eisenberg)
  • BS in Chemistry, with Highest Honors, Georgia Institute of Technology (Sep 1992 → Mar-1996; with Loren Williams)

Current Activities

  • I work in the Mura Lab at the University of Virginia. I learned about OpenWetWare from online web searches (Google) and colleagues. I've joined because I would like to learn about OWW, add my group's website, and would also like to contribute in the areas of my training/expertise (crystallography, structural and computational biology, RNA-binding proteins).

Research Interests

  • Structural biology and molecular biophysics of protein/nucleic acid assemblies, particularing those involved in RNA processing
  • Macromolecular crystallography
  • Molecular dynamics simulations and related computational methods
  • Bioinformatics, particularly as related to protein family evolution / gene duplication / symmetric assemblies


  1. Presnell SR, Patil GS, Mura C, Jude KM, Conley JM, Bertrand JA, Kam CM, Powers JC, and Williams LD. Oxyanion-mediated inhibition of serine proteases. Biochemistry. 1998 Dec 1;37(48):17068-81. DOI:10.1021/bi981636u | PubMed ID:9836602 | HubMed [Mu01]
  2. Mura C, Cascio D, Sawaya MR, and Eisenberg DS. The crystal structure of a heptameric archaeal Sm protein: Implications for the eukaryotic snRNP core. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 May 8;98(10):5532-7. DOI:10.1073/pnas.091102298 | PubMed ID:11331747 | HubMed [Mu02]
  3. Wang S, Mura C, Sawaya MR, Cascio D, and Eisenberg D. Structure of a Nudix protein from Pyrobaculum aerophilum reveals a dimer with two intersubunit beta-sheets. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2002 Apr;58(Pt 4):571-8. PubMed ID:11914479 | HubMed [Mu03]
  4. Mura C, Katz JE, Clarke SG, and Eisenberg D. Structure and function of an archaeal homolog of survival protein E (SurEalpha): an acid phosphatase with purine nucleotide specificity. J Mol Biol. 2003 Mar 7;326(5):1559-75. PubMed ID:12595266 | HubMed [Mu04]
  5. Mura C, Kozhukhovsky A, Gingery M, Phillips M, and Eisenberg D. The oligomerization and ligand-binding properties of Sm-like archaeal proteins (SmAPs). Protein Sci. 2003 Apr;12(4):832-47. DOI:10.1110/ps.0224703 | PubMed ID:12649441 | HubMed [Mu05]
  6. Mura C, Phillips M, Kozhukhovsky A, and Eisenberg D. Structure and assembly of an augmented Sm-like archaeal protein 14-mer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Apr 15;100(8):4539-44. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0538042100 | PubMed ID:12668760 | HubMed [Mu06]
  7. Arluison V, Mura C, Guzmán MR, Liquier J, Pellegrini O, Gingery M, Régnier P, and Marco S. Three-dimensional structures of fibrillar Sm proteins: Hfq and other Sm-like proteins. J Mol Biol. 2006 Feb 10;356(1):86-96. DOI:10.1016/j.jmb.2005.11.010 | PubMed ID:16337963 | HubMed [Mu07]
  8. Arluison V, Mutyam SK, Mura C, Marco S, and Sukhodolets MV. Sm-like protein Hfq: location of the ATP-binding site and the effect of ATP on Hfq-- RNA complexes. Protein Sci. 2007 Sep;16(9):1830-41. DOI:10.1110/ps.072883707 | PubMed ID:17660259 | HubMed [Mu08]
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  9. Mark Ptashne. A genetic switch. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004. ISBN:0879697164 [Book1]
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