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Indiana University Bloomington

Martha OakleyMartha G. Oakley

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Office: Simon Hall 320B

Phone: 812/855-4843

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Education

B.A. Carleton College University 1986
B.A. Oxford University 1988.
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology 1994

Research

Role of structural maintenance of chromosomes proteins in bacterial chromosome segregation and condensation; protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions; microbial cell biology.

Representative Publications

Christopher S. Weitzel, Vincent M. Waldman, Travis A. Graham, Martha G. Oakley (2011) "A Repeated Coiled-Coil Interruption in the E. Coli Condensin," J. Mol. Biol., in press.

Yinyin Li, Nichole Stewart, Anthony J. Berger, Seychelle Vos, Allyn J. Schoeffler, James M. Berger, Brian T. Chait and Martha G. Oakley, (2010) "The Escherichia coli Condensin MukB Stimulates Topoisomerase IV Activity by a Direct Physical Interaction," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., U.S.A. 107 (44): 18832–18837.

Yinyin Li, Allyn J. Schoeffler, James M. Berger, Martha G. Oakley "The Crystal Structure of the Hinge Domain of the Escherichia coli Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes Protein MukB" (2010) J. Mol. Biol., 395 (1): 11-19.

Yinyin Li, Christopher S. Weitzel, Randy J. Arnold, Martha G. Oakley "Identification of Interacting Regions within the Coiled Coil of the Escherichia coli Structural Maintenance of Chromosomes Protein MukB," (2009) J. Mol. Biol. 391(1): 57-73

Yinyin Li, Harmeet Kaur and Martha G. Oakley, "Probing the Recognition Properties of the Antiparallel Coiled Coil Motif from PKN by Protein Grafting" Biochemistry, 2008, 47 (51): 13564–13572

Oakley, M.G. and J.J. Hollenbeck, 2001, "The design of antiparallel coiled coils." Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 11 (4): 450-457.