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Chandra L Tucker

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus
DepartmentSOM - Pharmacology

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    F32GM020532     (TUCKER, CHANDRA L)Sep 1, 2000
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21DK075291     (TUCKER, CHANDRA L)Mar 1, 2008 - Feb 28, 2011
    Identification of pharmacological chaperones for misfolded proteins
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01DK081584     (TUCKER, CHANDRA L)Sep 1, 2008 - Aug 31, 2013
    Analysis of PH1-associated alanine:glyoxylate aminotranferase (AGT) using yeast
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R01GM100225     (TUCKER, CHANDRA L)Apr 1, 2012 - Jul 31, 2020
    Control of Protein Activity Via Light Stimulated Dimerizers
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21EY026363     (KENNEDY, MATTHEW J)Sep 30, 2015 - Sep 29, 2017
    Optical tools for extended neural silencing
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

    R21GM126253     (TUCKER, CHANDRA L)Sep 16, 2017 - Jul 31, 2019
    Optogenetic control of protein assembly
    Role: Principal Investigator

    UF1NS107710     (KENNEDY, MATTHEW J)Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 29, 2021
    Validating and extending optical tools for extended neural silencing
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Liu Q, Sinnen BL, Boxer EE, Schneider MW, Grybko MJ, Buchta WC, Gibson ES, Wysoczynski CL, Ford CP, Gottschalk A, Aoto J, Tucker CL, Kennedy MJ. A Photoactivatable Botulinum Neurotoxin for Inducible Control of Neurotransmission. Neuron. 2019 Jan 15. PMID: 30704911.
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    2. Locke C, Machida K, Tucker CL, Wu Y, Yu J. Correction: Optogenetic activation of EphB2 receptor in dendrites induced actin polymerization by activating Arg kinase. Biol Open. 2018 Apr 23; 7(4). PMID: 29685998.
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    3. Cook SG, Bourke AM, O'Leary H, Zaegel V, Lasda E, Mize-Berge J, Quillinan N, Tucker CL, Coultrap SJ, Herson PS, Bayer KU. Analysis of the CaMKIIa and ß splice-variant distribution among brain regions reveals isoform-specific differences in holoenzyme formation. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 03; 8(1):5448. PMID: 29615706.
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    4. Pathak GP, Spiltoir JI, Höglund C, Polstein LR, Heine-Koskinen S, Gersbach CA, Rossi J, Tucker CL. Bidirectional approaches for optogenetic regulation of gene expression in mammalian cells using Arabidopsis cryptochrome 2. Nucleic Acids Res. 2017 Nov 16; 45(20):e167. PMID: 28431041.
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    5. Liu Q, Tucker CL. Engineering genetically-encoded tools for optogenetic control of protein activity. Curr Opin Chem Biol. 2017 Oct; 40:17-23. PMID: 28527343.
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    6. Taslimi A, Zoltowski B, Miranda JG, Pathak GP, Hughes RM, Tucker CL. Optimized second-generation CRY2-CIB dimerizers and photoactivatable Cre recombinase. Nat Chem Biol. 2016 06; 12(6):425-30. PMID: 27065233; PMCID: PMC4871718 [Available on 10/11/16].
    7. Spiltoir JI, Strickland D, Glotzer M, Tucker CL. Optical Control of Peroxisomal Trafficking. ACS Synth Biol. 2016 07 15; 5(7):554-60. PMID: 26513473; PMCID: PMC4853267 [Available on 07/15/17].
    8. Schindler SE, McCall JG, Yan P, Hyrc KL, Li M, Tucker CL, Lee JM, Bruchas MR, Diamond MI. Photo-activatable Cre recombinase regulates gene expression in vivo. Sci Rep. 2015 Sep 09; 5:13627. PMID: 26350769; PMCID: PMC4563371.
    9. Pathak GP, Strickland D, Vrana JD, Tucker CL. Benchmarking of optical dimerizer systems. ACS Synth Biol. 2014 Nov 21; 3(11):832-8. PMID: 25350266; PMCID: PMC4277767.
    10. Taslimi A, Vrana JD, Chen D, Borinskaya S, Mayer BJ, Kennedy MJ, Tucker CL. An optimized optogenetic clustering tool for probing protein interaction and function. Nat Commun. 2014 Sep 18; 5:4925. PMID: 25233328; PMCID: PMC4170572.
    11. Tucker CL, Vrana JD, Kennedy MJ. Tools for controlling protein interactions using light. Curr Protoc Cell Biol. 2014 Sep 02; 64:17.16.1-20. PMID: 25181301; PMCID: PMC4181358.
    12. Hanson MG, Fregoso VL, Vrana JD, Tucker CL, Niswander LA. Peripheral nervous system defects in a mouse model for peroxisomal biogenesis disorders. Dev Biol. 2014 Nov 01; 395(1):84-95. PMID: 25176044; PMCID: PMC4190158.
    13. Lage MD, Pittman AM, Roncador A, Cellini B, Tucker CL. Allele-specific characterization of alanine: glyoxylate aminotransferase variants associated with primary hyperoxaluria. PLoS One. 2014; 9(4):e94338. PMID: 24718375; PMCID: PMC3981788.
    14. Pathak GP, Vrana JD, Tucker CL. Optogenetic control of cell function using engineered photoreceptors. Biol Cell. 2013 Feb; 105(2):59-72. PMID: 23157573; PMCID: PMC3552082.
    15. Pittman AM, Lage MD, Poltoratsky V, Vrana JD, Paiardini A, Roncador A, Cellini B, Hughes RM, Tucker CL. Rapid profiling of disease alleles using a tunable reporter of protein misfolding. Genetics. 2012 Nov; 192(3):831-42. PMID: 22923379; PMCID: PMC3522161.
    16. Hughes RM, Bolger S, Tapadia H, Tucker CL. Light-mediated control of DNA transcription in yeast. Methods. 2012 Dec; 58(4):385-91. PMID: 22922268; PMCID: PMC3526682.
    17. Hughes RM, Vrana JD, Song J, Tucker CL. Light-dependent, dark-promoted interaction between Arabidopsis cryptochrome 1 and phytochrome B proteins. J Biol Chem. 2012 Jun 22; 287(26):22165-72. PMID: 22577138; PMCID: PMC3381176.
    18. Pajerowska-Mukhtar KM, Wang W, Tada Y, Oka N, Tucker CL, Fonseca JP, Dong X. The HSF-like transcription factor TBF1 is a major molecular switch for plant growth-to-defense transition. Curr Biol. 2012 Jan 24; 22(2):103-12. PMID: 22244999; PMCID: PMC3298764.
    19. Tucker CL. Manipulating cellular processes using optical control of protein-protein interactions. Prog Brain Res. 2012; 196:95-117. PMID: 22341323.
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    20. Kennedy MJ, Hughes RM, Peteya LA, Schwartz JW, Ehlers MD, Tucker CL. Rapid blue-light-mediated induction of protein interactions in living cells. Nat Methods. 2010 Dec; 7(12):973-5. PMID: 21037589; PMCID: PMC3059133.
    21. West GM, Tucker CL, Xu T, Park SK, Han X, Yates JR, Fitzgerald MC. Quantitative proteomics approach for identifying protein-drug interactions in complex mixtures using protein stability measurements. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 18; 107(20):9078-82. PMID: 20439767; PMCID: PMC2889096.
    22. Hopper ED, Pittman AM, Tucker CL, Campa MJ, Patz EF, Fitzgerald MC. Hydrogen/deuterium exchange- and protease digestion-based screening assay for protein-ligand binding detection. Anal Chem. 2009 Aug 15; 81(16):6860-7. PMID: 20337380; PMCID: PMC2858457.
    23. Tucker CL, Peteya LA, Pittman AM, Zhong J. A genetic test for yeast two-hybrid bait competency using RanBPM. Genetics. 2009 Aug; 182(4):1377-9. PMID: 19487565; PMCID: PMC2728874.
    24. Hopper ED, Pittman AM, Fitzgerald MC, Tucker CL. In vivo and in vitro examination of stability of primary hyperoxaluria-associated human alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase. J Biol Chem. 2008 Nov 07; 283(45):30493-502. PMID: 18782763; PMCID: PMC2576547.
    25. Tucker CL, Ramamurthy V, Pina AL, Loyer M, Dharmaraj S, Li Y, Maumenee IH, Hurley JB, Koenekoop RK. Functional analyses of mutant recessive GUCY2D alleles identified in Leber congenital amaurosis patients: protein domain comparisons and dominant negative effects. Mol Vis. 2004 Apr 20; 10:297-303. PMID: 15123990.
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    26. Tucker CL, Fields S. Quantitative genome-wide analysis of yeast deletion strain sensitivities to oxidative and chemical stress. Comp Funct Genomics. 2004; 5(3):216-24. PMID: 18629161; PMCID: PMC2447451.
    27. Tucker CL, Fields S. Lethal combinations. Nat Genet. 2003 Nov; 35(3):204-5. PMID: 14593402.
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    28. Brockerhoff SE, Rieke F, Matthews HR, Taylor MR, Kennedy B, Ankoudinova I, Niemi GA, Tucker CL, Xiao M, Cilluffo MC, Fain GL, Hurley JB. Light stimulates a transducin-independent increase of cytoplasmic Ca2+ and suppression of current in cones from the zebrafish mutant nof. J Neurosci. 2003 Jan 15; 23(2):470-80. PMID: 12533607.
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    29. Tucker CL. High-throughput cell-based assays in yeast. Drug Discov Today. 2002 Sep 15; 7(18 Suppl):S125-30. PMID: 12546878.
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