Jeff Vargason Research Bibliography


Publications (Scholarly Articles)

Vargason, J.M., Burch, C.J., and Wilson, J.W., Identification and RNA binding characterization of plant virus RNA silencing suppressor proteins. Methods (2013). (in press)


Everest, M.A. and Vargason, J.M., How does atomic structure affect electron clouds? A guided-inquiry NMR laboratory for general chemistry. J. Chem. Ed. 90, 926-929 (2013). (Cover)


Champ, P.C., Maurice, S., Vargason, J.M., Camp, T., and Ho, P.S., Distributions of Z-DNA and nuclear factor 1 in human chromosome 22: a model for coupled transcriptional regulation. NAR 32, 6501-6510 (2004).


Vargason, J.M., Szittya, G., Burgyán, J., and Hall, T.M.T., Size selective recognition of siRNA by an RNA silencing suppressor. Cell 115, 799-811 (2003). (Cover)


Hays, F.A., Vargason, J.M., and Ho, P.S., Effect of sequence on the conformational geometry of DNA Holliday junctions. Biochemistry 42, 9586-9597 (2003).


Vargason, J.M. and Ho, P.S., The effect of cytosine methylation on the structure and geometry of the Holliday junction: the structure of d(CCGGTACm5CGG) at 1.5 Å resolution. J. Biol. Chem, 277, 21041-21049 (2002). (Cover)


Vargason, J.M., Henderson, K.M., and Ho, P.S., Crystallographic map of the B-DNA to A-DNA transition. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 98, 7265-7270 (2001). (Cover)


Bash, R.C., Vargason, J.M., Cornejo, S., Ho, P.S., and Lohr, D., Intrinsically bent DNA in the promoter regions of the yeast GAL1-10 and GAL80 genes. J. Biol. Chem. 276, 861-866 (2001).


Vargason, J.M. and Ho, P.S., Response to Ng and Dickerson, Nature Struct. Biol. 8, 107-108 (2001). 


Vargason, J.M., Eichman, B.F., and Ho, P.S., The extended and eccentric E-DNA structure induced by cytosine methylation or bromination. Nature Struct. Biol. 7, 758-761 (2000).


Eichman, B.F., Vargason, J.M., Mooers, B.H.M., and Ho, P.S., The Holliday junction in an inverted repeat DNA sequence: Sequence effects on the structure of four-way junctions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA 97, 3971-3976 (2000).


Selected Academic Personal Presentations

Mechanisms of viral suppression of RNA silencing. MJ Murdock Charitable Trust, George Fox University, Newberg, OR, 6/2010.


Structure and function of RNA silencing suppressors. Oregon State University Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Seminar Series, Corvallis, OR, 5/2007.


Size selective recognition of siRNA by an RNA silencing suppressor. Frontiers in Structural Biology Keystone Symposia. Snowbird, UT, 4/2004.


Crystal structure and binding specificity of an RNA silencing suppressor. RNA 2003: 8th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society. Vienna, Austria, 7/2003. 


Selected Academic Student Presentations

Hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry data collection of a silencing suppressor protein. Jesse Wilson and Jeffrey M. Vargason. Twenty-First Annual Murdock Conference for Undergraduate Research, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 10/2012.


Optimization and purification of a silencing suppressor, p14, and an associated protease. Carissa Burch and Jeffrey M. Vargason. Twenty-First Annual Murdock Conference for Undergraduate Research, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 10/2012.


Specificity and affinity of the silencing suppressor p14 for RNA. Emily Reister and Jeffrey M. Vargason. 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, 3/2012.


Specificity and affinity of the silencing suppressor p14 for RNA. Emily Reister and Jeffrey M. Vargason, Twentieth Annual Murdock Conference for Undergraduate Research, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 11/2011.


Specificity of an RNA silencing suppressor for DNA of varying lengths. Elizabeth A. Alaimo and Jeffrey M. Vargason. 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 3/2011.


Specificity of an RNA silencing suppressor for DNA of varying lengths. Elizabeth A. Alaimo and Jeffrey M. Vargason, Nineteenth Annual Murdock Conference for Undergraduate Research, Linfield University, McMinnville, OR, 11/2010.


Determining the affinity of a putative silencing suppressor for dsRNA using fluorescence polarization. Cade B. Fox and Jeffrey M. Vargason. 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 3/2010.


Specificity and affinity of p19 protein for DNA. Elizabeth A. Alaimo and Jeffrey M. Vargason, Eighteenth Annual Murdock Conference for Undergraduate Research, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 10/2009.


Determining the affinity of a putative silencing suppressor for dsRNA using fluorescence polarization. Cade B. Fox and Jeffrey M. Vargason, Eighteenth Annual Murdock Conference for Undergraduate Research, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, 10/2009.


Expression and purification of a putative suppressor of RNA silencing. Cade B. Fox and Jeffrey M. Vargason, 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 3/2009.


Specificity of p19 protein for DNA. Flora Yong and Jeffrey M. Vargason, 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 3/2009.


Expression and purification of a putative suppressor of RNA silencing. Cade B. Fox and Jeffrey M. Vargason, Seventeenth Annual Murdock Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 11/2008.


Specificity of p19 protein for DNA. Flora Yong and Jeffrey M. Vargason, Seventeenth Annual Murdock Conference for Undergraduate Research, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 11/2008.


Development of a fluorescence-based competitive binding assay for siRNA binding proteins. Matthew Noble and Jeffrey M. Vargason, Sixteenth Annual Murdock Conference for Undergraduate Research, Willamette University, Salem, OR, 11/2007.


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