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East Carolina University


"Calorimetric Investigation of Copper Binding in the N-Terminal Region of

the Prion Protein at Low Copper Loading: Evidence for an Entropically 

Favorable First Binding Event" Devi Praneetha Gogineni, Anne M. 

Spuches, and Colin S. Burns* Inorganic Chemistry 2015, 54, 441-447.

"Field- and Temperature-Dependent 13C NMR Studies of the EDTA-Zn2+ Complex: Insight into Structure and Dynamics via Relaxation Measurements"  Sriramya Garapati, Colin S. Burns*, and Art A. Rodriguez*  Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2014, 118, 12960-12964.

"The 4-pyridylmethyl ester as a protecting group for glutamic and aspartic acids: 'flipping' peptide charge states for characterization by positive ion mode ESI-MS" Sriramya Garapati and Colin S. Burns* Journal of Peptide Science 2014, 20, 191-195.

"Peculiarities of Copper Binding to Alpha-Synuclein" Atta Ahmad*,
Colin S. Burns*, Anthony L. Fink, and Vladimir N. Uversky* Journal
of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 
2012, 29, 825-842.

"Prothymosin-alpha Inhibits HIV-1 via Toll-like Receptor 4-Mediated

Type I Interferon Induction" Arevik Mosoian, Avelino Teixeira, Colin S.

Burns, Leif E. Sander, G. Luca Gusella, Cijing He, J. Magarian Blander,

Paul Klotman and Mary Klotman* Proceedings of the National Academy

of Sciences 2010, 107, 10178-10183.


"Zinc Deposition During ESI-MS Analysis of Peptide-Zinc Complexes"

Haritha Mattapalli, William B. Monteith, Colin S. Burns and Allison Danell*

Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2009, 20,



"The Manganese Transporter MntH is a Critical Determinant for

Brucella Abortus 2308 in Experimentally Infected Mice" Eric S.

Anderson, James T. Paulley, Jennifer M. Gaines, Michelle W.

Valderas, Daniel W. Martin, Evan Menscher, Timothy D. Brown,

Colin S. Burns and Martin Roop II* Infection and Immunity 2009, 77,



"Identification of the Cu(II) Coordinating Residues in the Prion

Protein by Metal-Catalyzed Oxidation Mass Spectrometry:

Evidence for Multiple Isomers at Low Cu(II) Loadings" 

Rapole Srikanth, Jonathan Wilson, Colin S. Burns* and Richard

W. Vachet* Biochemistry 2008, 47, 9258-9268.


"Characterization of the Cu2+ Binding Modes in the Prion Protein

by Visible CD and Multivariate Curve Resolution" J. Bryant Pollock,

Patrick J. Cutler, John M. Kenney, Paul J. Gemperline and Colin S.

Burns* Analytical Biochemistry 2008, 377, 223-233.


"Influence of Prothymosin-a on HIV-1 Target Cells" Arevik

Mosoian, Avelino Teixeira, Colin S. Burns, Gregory Khitrov, Weijia

Zhang, Luca Gusella, Paul Klotman and Mary Klotman*

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2007, 1112, 269



"Copper and Zinc Promote Interactions between Membrane

Anchored Peptides of the Metal Binding Domain of the Prion

Protein" Angela G. Kenward, Libero J. Bartolotti and Colin S.

Burns* Biochemistry 2007, 46, 4261-4271.


"Purification and characterization of the central segment of

prothymosin-a: Methodology for handling highly acidic peptides"

Christopher L. Wilson, William B. Monteith, Allison S. Danell

and Colin S. Burns* Journal of Peptide Science 2006, 12, 721-



University of California at Santa Cruz


"Molecular Features of the Copper Coordination Sites in the Full

Length, Recombinant Prion Protein" Colin S. Burns, Eliah Aronoff

Spencer, Giuseppe Legname, Stanley B.Prusiner, William E.

Antholine, Gary J. Gerfen, Jack Peisach, and Glenn L. Millhauser*

Biochemistry 2003, 42, 6794-6803.


“Optical and Surface Structural Properties of Mn2+ Doped ZnSe

Nanoparticles” Thaddeus J. Norman Jr., Donny Magana, Thea

Wilson, Colin S. Burns, and Jin Z. Zhang* Journal of Physical

Chemistry B 2003, 107, 6309-6317.


 "Molecular Features of the Copper Binding Sites in the

Octarepeat Domain of the Prion Protein" Colin S. Burns, Eliah

Aronoff-Spencer, Christine M. Dunham*, Paula Lario, Nikolai I.

Avdievich, William E. Antholine, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Alice

Vrielink, Gary J. Gerfen, Jack Peisach, William G. Scott, and Glenn

L. Millhauser* Biochemistry 2002, 41, 3991-4001.


"Identification of the Cu2+ Binding Sites in the N-Terminal Domain

of the Prion Protein by EPR and CD Spectroscopy" Eliah Aronoff

Spencer, Colin S. Burns, Nikolai I. Avdievich, Gary J. Gerfen, Jack

Peisach, William E. Antholine, Haydn L. Ball, Fred E. Cohen,

Stanley B. Prusiner, and Glenn L. Millhauser* Biochemistry 2000,

39, 13760-13771.   


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


 "Mechanism for Formation of the Lightstruck Flavor of Beer”  Colin

S. Burns, Arne Heyrick, Denis De Keukeleire, and Malcolm D. E.

Forbes* Chemistry: A European Journal 2001, 7, 4553-4561.


"Neutral Peptide Biradicals Formed by Dissociative Electron

Transfer" Colin S. Burns, Lakecia Rochelle, and Malcolm D. E.

Forbes* Organic Letters 2001, 3, 2197-2200.