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Leary KA and Ragusa MJ. Characterization of Protein–Membrane Interactions in Yeast Autophagy. Cells 2022, 11(12), 1876. [Pubmed]

Hawkins WD*, Leary KA*, Andhare D, Popelka H, Klionsky DJ, Ragusa MJ. Dimerization-dependent membrane tethering by Atg23 is essential for yeast autophagy. Cell Reports 2022; 39(3):110702. [Pubmed]

Reinhart EF, Katzenell S, Andhare D, Bauer KM, Ragusa MJ. A Comparative Analysis of the Membrane Binding and Remodeling Properties of Two Related Sorting Nexin Complexes Involved in Autophagy. Biochemistry. 2022 Apr 14. Epub ahead of print. [Pubmed]

Popelka H, Reinhart EF, Metur SP, Leary KA, Ragusa MJ, Klionsky DJ. Membrane binding and homodimerization of Atg16 via two distinct protein regions is essential for autophagy in yeast. Journal of Molecular Biology 2021; 166809. [Pubmed]

Reinhart EF, Litt NA, Katzenell S, Pellegrini M, Yamamoto A, Ragusa MJ. A highly conserved glutamic acid in ALFY inhibits membrane binding to aid in aggregate clearance. Traffic 2020; 1-15. [Pubmed]

Margolis HK, Katzenell S, Leary KA, Ragusa MJ. The third coiled coil domain of Atg11 is required for shaping mitophagy initiation sites. Journal of Molecular Biology 2020; 432: 5752-5764. [Pubmed]

Carpenter JM, Zhong F, Ragusa MJ, Louro RO, Hogan DA, Pletneva EV. Structure and redox properties of the diheme electron carrier cytochrome c4 from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 2020; 203:110889. [Pubmed

Barczewski AH, Ragusa MJ, Mierke DF, Pellegrini M. Production, Crystallization, and Structure Determination of the IKK-binding Domain of NEMO. Journal of Visualized Experiments 2019; 154. [Pubmed

Bauer KM, Dicovitsky R, Pellegrini M, Zhaxybayeva O, Ragusa MJ. The structure of a highly conserved picocyanobacterial protein reveals a Tudor domain with an RNA binding function. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2019; 294(39):14333-14344. [Pubmed]

Gatica D, Damasio A, Pascual C, Klionsky DJ, Ragusa MJ, Popelka H. The carboxy terminus of yeast Atg13 binds phospholipid membrane via motifs that overlap with the Vac8-interacting domain. Autophagy 2019; PMID: 31352862.

Barczewski AH, Ragusa MJ, Mierke DF, Pellegrini M. The IKK-binding domain of NEMO is an irregular coiled coil with a dynamic binding interface. Scientific Reports 2019; 9(1):2950. [Pubmed]

Xia X, Katzenell S, Reinhart EF, Bauer KM, Pellegrini M, Ragusa MJ. A pseudo-receiver domain in Atg32 is required for mitophagy. Autophagy 2018; 14(9):1620-1628. [Pubmed]

Popelka H, Klionsky DJ, Ragusa MJ. An atypical BAR domain protein in autophagy. Autophagy 2018;14(7):1155-1156. [Pubmed]

Popelka H, Damasio A, Hinshaw JE, Klionsky DJ, Ragusa MJ. Structure and function of yeast Atg20, a sorting nexin that facilitates autophagy induction.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2017; 114:E10112-E21.[PubMed]

Xia X, Pellegrini M, Ragusa MJ. Backbone and side chain resonance assignments for a structured domain within Atg32. Biomolecular NMR Assignments 2017; 11: 211-4. [PubMed]

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