A new manuscript by Abdallah, Solanki, and Banta describing the insertion of the calcium dependent beta roll peptide domain into the thermostable alcohol dehydrogenase D enzyme was published in ACS Catalysis. This new chimeric protein exhibits unprecedented calcium-dependent regulation of nicotinamide cofactor selectivity.
A new manuscript by Bulutoglu, Haghpanah, Campbell and Banta describing the evolution of a thermostable alcohol dehydrogenase to become a binder of the military explosive RDX was published in ChemBioChem.
Professor Banta gave two presentations at CHI's PepTalk - The Protein Science Week in San Diego, CA. The first talk was entitled "Engineering Cofactor Selectivity: Some New Ideas for an Old Problem” in the Biocatalysis and Bio-Based Chemical Production Track. The second talk was entitled "Engineering the beta roll domain for bioseparation applications” in the Protein Purification & Recovery Track.