Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Katsuhiko Murakami

Katsuhiko Murakami

Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis
kum14@psu.edu
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Research Interests

  • DNA-Directed RNA Polymerases
  • DNA
  • Escherichia coli
  • Bacterial RNA
  • X-Rays
  • RNA
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Enzymes
  • Holoenzymes
  • Transcriptional Activation
  • Transcription Factors
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Recent Publications

2022

Lisitskaya, L, Shin, Y, Agapov, A, Olina, A, Kropocheva, E, Ryazansky, S, Aravin, AA, Esyunina, D, Murakami, KS & Kulbachinskiy, A 2022, 'Author Correction: Programmable RNA targeting by bacterial Argonaute nucleases with unconventional guide binding and cleavage specificity (Nature Communications, (2022), 13, 1, (4624), 10.1038/s41467-022-32079-5)', Nature communications, vol. 13, no. 1, 4839. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32616-2
Mandell, ZF, Vishwakarma, RK, Yakhnin, H, Murakami, KS, Kashlev, M & Babitzke, P 2022, 'Comprehensive transcription terminator atlas for Bacillus subtilis', Nature Microbiology, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 1918-1931. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-022-01240-7
Narayanan, A, Narwal, M, Majowicz, SA, Varricchio, C, Toner, SA, Ballatore, C, Brancale, A, Murakami, KS & Jose, J 2022, 'Identification of SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors targeting Mpro and PLpro using in-cell-protease assay', Communications Biology, vol. 5, no. 1, 169. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03090-9
Portman, JR, Zuhaib Qayyum, M, Murakami, KS & Strick, TR 2022, 'On the stability of stalled RNA polymerase and its removal by RapA', Nucleic acids research, vol. 50, no. 13, pp. 7396-7405. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkac558
Rajeswaran, W, Ashkar, SR, Lee, PH, Yeomans, L, Shin, Y, Franzblau, SG, Murakami, KS, Showalter, HD & Garcia, GA 2022, 'Optimization of Benzoxazinorifamycins to Improve Mycobacterium tuberculosis RNA Polymerase Inhibition and Treatment of Tuberculosis', ACS Infectious Diseases, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 1422-1438. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00636
Ashkar, SR, Rajeswaran, W, Lee, PH, Yeomans, L, Thrasher, CM, Franzblau, SG, Murakami, KS, Showalter, HD & Garcia, GA 2022, 'Optimization of Benzoxazinorifamycins to Minimize hPXR Activation for the Treatment of Tuberculosis and HIV Coinfection', ACS Infectious Diseases, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 1408-1421. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00635
Lisitskaya, L, Shin, Y, Agapov, A, Olina, A, Kropocheva, E, Ryazansky, S, Aravin, AA, Esyunina, D, Murakami, KS & Kulbachinskiy, A 2022, 'Programmable RNA targeting by bacterial Argonaute nucleases with unconventional guide binding and cleavage specificity', Nature communications, vol. 13, no. 1, 4624. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32079-5
Marshall, CJ, Qayyum, MZ, Walker, JE, Murakami, KS & Santangelo, TJ 2022, 'The structure and activities of the archaeal transcription termination factor Eta detail vulnerabilities of the transcription elongation complex', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 119, no. 32, e2207581119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2207581119

2021

Qayyum, MZ, Molodtsov, V, Renda, A & Murakami, KS 2021, 'Structural basis of RNA polymerase recycling by the Swi2/Snf2 family of ATPase RapA in Escherichia coli', Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 297, no. 6, 101404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbc.2021.101404
Shin, Y, Qayyum, MZ, Pupov, D, Esyunina, D, Kulbachinskiy, A & Murakami, KS 2021, 'Structural basis of ribosomal RNA transcription regulation', Nature communications, vol. 12, no. 1, 528. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-20776-y
Mäkinen, JJ, Shin, Y, Vieras, E, Virta, P, Metsä-Ketelä, M, Murakami, KS & Belogurov, GA 2021, 'The mechanism of the nucleo-sugar selection by multi-subunit RNA polymerases', Nature communications, vol. 12, no. 1, 796. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21005-w
Qayyum, MZ, Shin, Y & Murakami, KS 2021, Transcription | RNA polymerase reaction in bacteria. in Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry: Third Edition. vol. 4, Elsevier, pp. 358-364. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819460-7.00252-8
Shin, Y & Murakami, KS 2021, Watching the bacterial RNA polymerase transcription reaction by time-dependent soak-trigger-freeze X-ray crystallography. in CE Cameron, JJ Arnold & LS Kaguni (eds), Viral Replication Enzymes and their Inhibitors Part A. Enzymes, vol. 49, Academic Press, pp. 305-314. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.enz.2021.06.009

2020

Jun, SH, Hyun, J, Cha, JS, Kim, H, Bartlett, MS, Cho, HS & Murakami, KS 2020, 'Direct binding of TFEα opens DNA binding cleft of RNA polymerase', Nature communications, vol. 11, no. 1, 6123. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19998-x
Haupenthal, J, Kautz, Y, Elgaher, WAM, Pätzold, L, Röhrig, T, Laschke, MW, Tschernig, T, Hirsch, AKH, Molodtsov, V, Murakami, KS, Hartmann, RW & Bischoff, M 2020, 'Evaluation of Bacterial RNA Polymerase Inhibitors in a Staphylococcus aureus-Based Wound Infection Model in SKH1 Mice', ACS Infectious Diseases, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 2573-2581. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00034
Kouba, T, Koval’, T, Sudzinová, P, Pospíšil, J, Brezovská, B, Hnilicová, J, Šanderová, H, Janoušková, M, Šiková, M, Halada, P, Sýkora, M, Barvík, I, Nováček, J, Trundová, M, Dušková, J, Skálová, T, Chon, URR, Murakami, KS, Dohnálek, J & Krásný, L 2020, 'Mycobacterial HelD is a nucleic acids-clearing factor for RNA polymerase', Nature communications, vol. 11, no. 1, 6419. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-20158-4
Black, SJ, Ozdemir, AY, Kashkina, E, Kent, T, Rusanov, T, Ristic, D, Shin, Y, Suma, A, Hoang, T, Chandramouly, G, Siddique, LA, Borisonnik, N, Sullivan-Reed, K, Mallon, JS, Skorski, T, Carnevale, V, Murakami, KS, Wyman, C & Pomerantz, RT 2020, 'Publisher Correction: Molecular basis of microhomology-mediated end-joining by purified full-length Polθ (Nature Communications, (2019), 10, 1, (4423), 10.1038/s41467-019-12272-9)', Nature communications, vol. 11, no. 1, 1831. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15551-y
Shin, Y, Hedglin, M & Murakami, KS 2020, 'Structural basis of reiterative transcription from the pyrG and pyrBI promoters by bacterial RNA polymerase', Nucleic acids research, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 2144-2155. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz1221

2019

Black, SJ, Ozdemir, AY, Kashkina, E, Kent, T, Rusanov, T, Ristic, D, Shin, Y, Suma, A, Hoang, T, Chandramouly, G, Siddique, LA, Borisonnik, N, Sullivan-Reed, K, Mallon, JS, Skorski, T, Carnevale, V, Murakami, KS, Wyman, C & Pomerantz, RT 2019, 'Molecular basis of microhomology-mediated end-joining by purified full-length Polθ', Nature communications, vol. 10, no. 1, 4423. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12272-9
Prakash, D, Iyer, PR, Suharti, S, Walters, KA, Santiago-Martinez, MG, Golbeck, JH, Murakami, KS & Ferry, JG 2019, 'Structure and function of an unusual flavodoxin from the domain Archaea', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 51, pp. 25917-25922. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1908578116

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