Protein Research

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Juan Luis Jurat-Fuentes
Associate Professor
Insect physiology and molecular pathology

Vincent R. (Vince) Pantalone
Soybean breeding

Xuemin Xu
Research Pathobiology



Nanocelluloses: A Sustainable Solution to Combat Ice Recrystallization on Frozen Food, 7/11/2019

Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

Department of Food Science Changes Name to Better Reflect Focus, 4/30/2017

Faculty 360 | Phillip Myer, 6/20/2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016


(2 mentions)

Real Life Solutions: Taking on the Fall Army Worm 
Bt crops produce an insecticidal protein that kills harmful pest. However, the fall army worm has developed a resistance to this protein, causing widespread crop loss.

(1 mention)

Preventing Nitrate Toxicity in Cattle 
UT experts talk about the danger of nitrate toxicity and how you can prevent it on your farm.

(1 mention)

Stocker Cattle 
Beef cattle farming is Tennessee’s top agricultural commodity. Some producers provide a valuable service by running “stocker” or “backgrounding” operations.

(1 mention)

Switchgrass Forage 
Experts with UT's Institute of Agriculture believe switchgrass is nutritious for farm animals, and environmentally friendly.


Recent Publications

CMTV-like ranavirus infection associated with high mortality of captive catfish-like loach Deng, L., Y. Geng, R. Zhao, M. J. Gray, K. Wang, P. OuYang, D. Chen, X. Huang, Z. Chen, C. Huang, C. He, H. Guo, and W. Lai.  2020.  Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, [Abstract]

Clinical pathology of Bsal chytridiomycosis: hematological, biochemical, and serum protein analyses of infected Taricha granulosa.  Grzelak, A., R. Kumar, C. Cray, E. D. Carter, P. Watcharaanantapong, K. Ash, B. A. Bajo, M. Bohanon, A. C. Peterson, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2020.  9th World Congress of Herpetology, Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Abstract]

Differential heliothine susceptibility to Cry1Ac associated with gut proteolytic activity Abdelgaffar, H., C. Oppert, X. Sun, J. Monserrate, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2019.  Pesticide Biochemsitry and Physiology. [Abstract]

Midgut metabolomic profiling of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) with field-evolved resistance to Cry1F corn Abdelgaffar, H., E. D. Tague, H. F. Castro Gonzalez, S. R. Campagna, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2019.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2019 Mar;106:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 7. [Abstract]

Comparison of Staphylococcus aureus surface protein extraction methods and immunogenicity Abdi, R. D., J. R. Dunlap, B. E. Gillespie, D. B. Ensermu, R. A. Almeida, and O. Kerro Dego.  2019.  Heliyon, Vol. 5, issue 10, e02528.

Investigation of bovine conceptus galectins and the effect of bovine conceptus secretory proteins on the endometrial epithelial transcriptome Baldwin, H. L., and D. J. Mathew.  2019.  M.S. Thesis.

Galectin gene expression in the elongating bovine conceptus.  Baldwin, H. L., L. F. Grose, and D. J. Mathew.  2019.  Journal of Dairy Science. [Abstract]

Impact of sulfur fertilization on soybean seed protein and amino acids and yield.  Bansal, S., X. Yin, and M. A. McClure.  2019.  USB Production Research Report.

Mammary gland amino acid flux for lactating dairy cows in response to hyperinsulinemia and dietary protein Bompadre, T. F. L., L. M. Campos, A. Rius, et al.,, and M. D. Hanigan.  2019.  Energy and protein metabolism and nutrition EAAP Scientific Series, Volume 138.

Replacement heifers supplemented with varying levels of protein from weaning until first breeding had altered uterine environment characteristics.  Brandt, K. J., T. B. Ault, P. Myer, L. Schneider, and K. McLean.  2019.  Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Meeting, Knoxville, TN.

The effect of supplemental protein from weaning until first breeding on heifer development and uterine environment characteristics Brandt, K. J., T. B. Ault, P. Myer, L. Schneider, and K. McLean.  2019.  ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Austin, TX. 97(Supplement 3)140.

Supplemental proteins impact on uterine environment characteristics in developing beef heifers from weaning through breeding Brandt, K. J., T. B. Seay, P. Myer, L. Schneider, and K. McLean.  2019.  UTIA Graduate Research and Poster Symposium, UTBFC Annual Research and Recommendation Meeting, Knoxville, TN.