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Steere, A.N., Roberts, S.E., Byrne, S.L., Chasteen, N.D., Bobst C.E., Kaltashov, I.A., Smith, V.C., MacGillivray, R.T.A. (2010) Properties of a homogeneous C-lobe prepared by introduction of a TEV cleavage site between the lobes of human transferrin. Pro. Expr. and Purif. 72, 32-41.
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James, N. G., Byrne, S. L., Steere, A. N., Smith, V. C., MacGillivray, R. T. A., and Mason, A. B. (2009) Inequivalent contribution of the five tryptophan residues in the C-lobe of human serum transferrin to the fluorescence increase when iron is released, Biochemistry 48, 2858-2867.
James, N. G.*, Byrne, S. L.*, and Mason, A. B. (2008) Incorporation of 5-hydroxytryptophan into transferrin and its receptor allows assignment of the pH induced changes in intrinsic fluorescence when iron is released, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1794, 532-540. (*authors contributed equally to this work)
Mason, A. B., Judson, G. L., Bravo, M. C., Edelstein, A., Byrne, S. L., James, N. G., Roush, E. D., Fierke, C. A., Bobst, C. E., Kaltashov, I. A., and Daughtery, M. A. (2008) Evolution reversed: the ability to bind iron restored to the N-lobe of the murine inhibitor of carbonic anhydrase by strategic mutagenesis, Biochemistry 47, 9847-9855.
James, N. G., Berger, C. L., Byrne, S. L., Smith, V. C., MacGillivray, R. T., and Mason, A. B. (2007) Intrinsic Fluorescence Reports a Global Conformational Change in the N-Lobe of Human Serum Transferrin following Iron Release, Biochemistry 46, 10603-10611.
Byrne, S. L., Leverence, R., Klein, J. S., Giannetti, A. M., Smith, V. C., MacGillivray, R. T., Kaltashov, I. A., and Mason, A. B. (2006) Effect of glycosylation on the function of a soluble, recombinant form of the transferrin receptor, Biochemistry 45, 6663-6673.