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Brandon L. Kier

Post Doc 2004-2010

B.S. Chemistry, 2004
Walla Walla College


JM Anderson, AA Shcherbakov, BL Kier, J Kellock, I Shu, AL Byrne, LA Eidenschink, NH Andersen Optimization of a β-sheet-cap for long loop closure Biopolymers 0 2016 .

JM Anderson, B Jurban, KN Huggins, AA Shcherbakov, I Shu, BL Kier, NH Andersen Nascent Hairpins in Proteins: Identifying Turn Loci and Quantitating Turn Contributions to Hairpin Stability Biochemistry 55 2016 5537–5553.

BL Kier, JM Anderson, NH Andersen Disulfide-Mediated beta-Strand Dimers: Hyperstable beta-Sheets Lacking Tertiary Interactions and Turns Journal of the American Chemical Society 137 2015 5363-5371.

JM Anderson, BL Kier, AA Shcherbakov and NH Andersen An Improved Capping Unit for Stabilizing the Ends of Associated beta-Strands FEBS Letters 255 2014 4749-4753.

A Byrne, V Williams, B Barua, SJ Hagen, BL Kier, NH Andersen Folding Dynamics and Pathways of the Trp-cage Miniproteins Biochemistry 53 2014 6011-6021.

BL Kier, NH Andersen Captides: Rigid Junctions between Beta Sheets and Small Molecules Journal of Peptide Science 20 2014 704-715.

BL Kier, JM Anderson, NH Andersen Circular Permutation of a WW Domain: Folding Still Occurs after Excising the Turn of the Folding-Nucleating Hairpin Journal of the American Chemical Society 136 2014 741-749.

A Byrne, BL Kier, DV Williams, M Scian, NH Andersen Circular Permutation of the Trp-cage: Fold Rescue upon Addition of a Hydrophobic Staple RSC Advances 3 2013 19824-19829.

I Shu, M Scian, JM Stewart, BL Kier, NH Andersen 13C structuring shifts for the analysis of model beta-hairpins and beta-sheets in proteins: diagnostic shifts appear only at the cross-strand H-bonded residues Journal of Biomolecular NMR 56 2013 313-329.

BL Kier, JM Anderson, NH Andersen Connecting Loop Effects on Beta-Strand Association Rates Proceedings of the 23rd American Peptide Symposium 0 2013 144-145.

A. W. McMillan, BL Kier, I Shu, AL Byrne, NH Andersen, W. W. Parson Fluorescence of Tryptophan in Designed Hairpin and Trp-Cage Miniproteins: Measurements of Fluorescence Yields and Calculations by Quantum Mechanical Molecular Dynamics Simulations Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 2013 1790–1809.

I Shu, JM Stewart, M Scian, BL Kier, NH Andersen β-Sheet 13C Structuring Shifts Appear only at the H-bonded Sites of Hairpins J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 2011 1196-1199.

BL Kier, I Shu, L Eidenschink, NH Andersen Stabilizing Capping Motif for β Hairpins and Sheets Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 107 2010 10466-10471.

L Eidenschink, BL Kier, KNL Huggins, NH Andersen Very Short Peptides With Stable Folds: Building on the Interrelationship of Trp/Trp, Trp/Cation, and Trp/Backbone-Amide Interaction Geometries Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics 75 2009 308-322.

BL Kier, NH Andersen Probing the Lower Size Limit for Protein-Like Fold Stability: Ten-Residue Microproteins With Specific, Rigid Structures in Water Journal of the American Chemical Society 130 2008 14675-14683.