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34.  Guay KP, Ke H, Canniff NP, George GT, Eyles SJ, Mariappan M, Contessa JN, Gershenson A, Gierasch LM, Hebert DN.

        ER chaperones use a protein folding and quality control glyco-code. Mol Cell. 2023 Dec 21;83(24):4524-4537.e5.

        Epub 2023 Dec 4. PMID: 38052210.

33.  Nascent Chain Ubiquitination is Uncoupled from Degradation to Enable Protein Maturation

        Li X. and Mariappan M. bioRxiv 2023.10.09.561585; doi:

32. Thoduvayil S, Weerakkody JS, Sundaram RVK, Topper M, Bera M, Coleman J, Li X, Mariappan M, Ramakrishnan S.

       Rapid Quantification of First and Second Phase Insulin Secretion Dynamics using an In vitro Platform for Improving

       Insulin Therapy. Cell Calcium. 2023 Jun 3;113:102766. PMID: 37295201.

31.  Subramanian K, Paul S, Libby A, Patterson J, Arterbery A, Knight J, Castaldi C, Wang G, Avitzur Y, Martinez M,

        Lobritto S, Deng Y, Geliang G, Kroemer A, Fishbein T, Mason A, Dominguez-Villar M, Mariappan M, Ekong UD.

       HERV1-env Induces Unfolded Protein Response Activation in Autoimmune Liver Disease: A Potential Mechanism for            Regulatory T Cell Dysfunction. J Immunology. 2023 Feb 1:ji2100186. PMID: 36722941.

30.  Sun S, Li X, Mariappan M. Signal sequences encode information for protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum.

        J Cell Biol. 2023 Jan 2;222(1):e202203070. doi: 10.1083/jcb.202203070. 


             Highlighted by Jon Atherton: Decoding the cell signals between young proteins and their ‘chaperones’





29.  Heo P, Culver JA, Miao J, Pincet F, Mariappan M. The Get1/2 insertase forms a channel to mediate the insertion of                tail-anchored proteins into the ER. Cell Reports. 2022 Dec 28;42(1):111921. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2022.111921.


28.  Culver JA, Li X, Jordan M, Mariappan M. A second chance for protein targeting/folding: Ubiquitination and                            deubiquitination of nascent proteins. Bioessays. 2022 Mar 31:e2200014.

27. Giska F, Mariappan M, Bhattacharyya M, Gupta K. Deciphering the molecular organization of GET pathway                             chaperones  through native mass spectrometry. Biophys J. 2022 Feb 19:S0006-3495(22)00150-3.



26.   Culver JA, Mariappan M. Deubiquitinases USP20/33 promote the biogenesis of tail-anchored membrane proteins.   

         Journal of Cell Biology. 2021 May 3;220(5):e202004086. doi: 10.1083/jcb.202004086. PMID: 33792613;         

         PMCID: PMC8020466.


          - Highlighted in Journal of Cell Biology Spotlight: A TRCky TA protein delivery     

            service snubs the UPS by McQuown AJ, Reif D, Denic V.

25.  Jordan M and Mariappan M. "Tail-Anchored Protein Insertion Under ER Stress Conditions: Calcium is Key,"

        The Yale Undergraduate Research Journal. 2021 Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 32.



24.   Li X, Sun S, Appathurai S, Sundaram A, Plumb R, Mariappan M. A Molecular Mechanism for Turning Off                                 IRE1α Signaling during Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress. Cell Reports 2020 Dec 29;33(13):108563. doi:                                   10.1016/j.celrep.2020.108563. PMID: 33378667; PMCID: PMC7809255.

                  Highlighted in Yale Scientific Magazine: Shutting Down the IRE1α Complex

                   by Ryan Bose-Roy April 27, 2021

23.  Culver JA and Mariappan M. Membrane Protein Biogenesis: PAT Complex Pats Membrane Proteins into Shape.

        Current Biology. 2020 Nov 16;30(22):R1387-R1389. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.09.072. PMID:     


22.  Sun S and Mariappan M. C-terminal tail length guides insertion and assembly of membrane proteins. J Biol Chem.

        2020 Nov 13;295(46):15498-15510. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.012992.  PMID: 32878985; PMCID: PMC7667985.

                       The top 50 most viewed papers in JBC in September and October of 2020.

21.   Sun S and Mariappan M. Lonely ER Membrane Proteins Travel to the Nucleus to Rest in Peace by the Asi Complex.

        Molecular Cell. 2020 Jan 2;77(1):1-2.



20.  Albert, A., Adua, A., Cai, W., Cline, G., Liu, Z., Zhao, M., Arnal-Estapé, A., Cao, P., Mariappan, M., and Nguyen., D.

        Adaptive protein translation by the integrated stress response maintains the proliferative and migratory capacity of 

        lung adenocarcinoma cells. Mol Cancer Res. 2019 Dec;17(12):2343-2355.



19.  Sundaram A, Appathurai S, Plumb R, Mariappan M. Dynamic changes in complexes of IRE1α, PERK, and ATF6α     

       during endoplasmic reticulum stress. Mol Biol Cell. 2018 Jun 1;29(11):1376-1388.



18.  *Sundaram A, *Plumb R, Appathurai S, Mariappan M. The Sec61 translocon limits IRE1α signaling during the

         unfolded protein response. eLIFE. 2017, 6. pii: e27187. doi: 10.7554/eLife.27187.



17.  Peng J, Alam S, Radhakrishnan K, Mariappan M, Rudolph MG, May C, Dierks T, von Figura K, Schmidt B. Eukaryotic

       formylglycine-generating enzyme catalyses a monooxygenase type of reaction. FEBS J. 2015, 282(17):3262-74.

16.  *Plumb R, *Zhang ZR, Appathurai S, Mariappan M. A functional link between the co-translational protein

         translocation pathway and the UPR. eLIFE. 2015, 4. doi: 10.7554/eLife.07426.

15.  Ennemann EC, Radhakrishnan K, Mariappan M, Wachs M, Pringle TH, Schmidt B, Dierks T. Proprotein convertases

       process and thereby inactivate formylglycine-generating enzyme. J Biol Chem. 2013, 288(8):5828-39.


Before coming to Yale

14.  Sherrill J, Mariappan M, Dominik P, Hegde RS, Keenan RJ. A conserved archaeal pathway for tail-anchored membrane

       protein insertion. Traffic. 2011, 12(9):1119-23.

13.  *Mariappan M, *Mateja A, Dobosz M, Bove E, Hegde RS, Keenan RJ. The mechanism of membrane-associated steps in

        tail-anchored protein insertion. Nature. 2011, 477(7362):61-6.

12.  Hessa T, Sharma A, Mariappan M, Eshleman HD, Gutierrez E, Hegde RS. Protein targeting and degradation are 

        coupled for elimination of mislocalized proteins. Nature. 2011, 475(7356):394-7.


           - High lighted in Current Biology: BAGing Up the Trash

           - Nominated to F1000

11.  Mariappan M, Li X, Stefanovic S, Sharma A, Mateja A, Keenan RJ, Hegde RS. A ribosome-associating factor chaperones

       tail-anchored membrane proteins. Nature. 2010, 466(7310):1120-4.


             - Nominated to F1000

10.  Sharma A, Mariappan M, Appathurai S, Hegde RS. In vitro dissection of protein translocation into the mammalian

       endoplasmic reticulum. Methods Mol Biol. 2010, 619:339-63.

9.  Mateja A, Szlachcic A, Downing ME, Dobosz M, Mariappan M, Hegde RS, Keenan RJ. The structural basis of tail-

     anchored membrane protein recognition by Get3. Nature. 2009, 461(7262):361-6.


          - High lighted in Nature StructuralBiology: Get3 into the groove

          - Nominated to F1000

8.  Mariappan M, Gande SL, Radhakrishnan K, Schmidt B, Dierks T, von Figura K. The non-catalytic N-terminal extension 

      of formylglycine-generating enzyme is required for its biological activity and retention in the endoplasmic reticulum. J

      Biol Chem. 2008, 283(17):11556-64.

7.   *Mariappan M, *Radhakrishnan K, Dierks T, Schmidt B, von Figura K. ERp44 mediates a thiol-independent retention

      of formylglycine-generating enzyme in the endoplasmic reticulum. J Biol Chem. 283(10):6375-83.

6.   Gande SL, Mariappan M, Schmidt B, Pringle TH, von Figura K, Dierks T. Paralog of the formylglycine-generating

       enzyme--retention in the endoplasmic reticulum by canonical and noncanonical signals. FEBS J. 2008,


5.    Dierks T, Dickmanns A, Preusser-Kunze A, Schmidt B, Mariappan M, von Figura K, Ficner R, Rudolph MG. Molecular 

       basis for multiple sulfatase deficiency and mechanism for formylglycine generation of the human formylglycine-

       generating enzyme. Cell. 2005, 121(4):541-52.

4.   Mariappan M, Preusser-Kunze A, Balleininger M, Eiselt N, Schmidt B, Gande SL, Wenzel D, Dierks T, von Figura K.

      Expression, localization, structural, and functional characterization of pFGE, the paralog of the Calpha-formylglycine-

       generating enzyme. J Biol Chem. 2005, 280(15):15173-9.

3.  Dickmanns A, Schmidt B, Rudolph MG, Mariappan M, Dierks T, von Figura K, Ficner R. Crystal structure of human

      pFGE, the paralog of the Calpha-formylglycine-generating enzyme. J Biol Chem. 2005, 280(15):15180-7. 15687489.

2.   *Preusser-Kunze A, *Mariappan M, Schmidt B, Gande SL, Mutenda K, Wenzel D, von Figura K, Dierks T. Molecular

       characterization of the human Calpha-formylglycine-generating enzyme. J Biol Chem. 2005, 280(15):14900-10.

1.   Dierks T, Schmidt B, Borissenko LV, Peng J, Preusser A, Mariappan M, von Figura K. Multiple sulfatase deficiency is

      caused by mutations in the gene encoding the human C(alpha)-formylglycine generating enzyme. Cell. 2003 May



                 - Preview by Jacques U Baenziger: A major step on the road to understanding a unique

                    posttranslational modification and its role in a genetic disease Cell. 2003, 16;113 (4):421-2.

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