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



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


(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

More than Skin Deep: Blood Serum Protein Changes in Response to Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans Chytridiomycosis.  Kumar, R., A. Grezlak, E. D. Carter, M. Bohanon, M. J. Gray, and D. L. Miller.  2019.  Annual Meeting of the Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Black Mountain, NC.

Key odorants in thermally treated hydrolyzed mushroom protein enhance saltiness perception.  Lopez, J., and J. P. Munafo.  2019.  Mid-Atlantic States Mycology Conference.

Microbiomes in Ruminant Protein Production and Food Security Myer, P., B. A. Clemmons, L. Schneider, and T. B. Ault.  2019.  CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources.

Invited Review: Adaptations of protein and amino acid metabolism to heat stress on dairy cows and other livestock species.  Rius, A.  2019.  Applied Animal Science.

Genetic Gain for Soybean Seed Protein, Oil, and Yield in a Recombinant Inbred Line Population Wiggins, B., S. Wiggins, M. Cunicelli, C. Smallwood, F. L. Allen, D. R. West, and V. R. Pantalone.  2019.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 96:43-50. [Abstract]

A Variable Polyglutamine Repeat Affects Subcellular Localization and Regulatory Activity of a Populus ANGUSTIFOLIA Protein A. Bryan, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  Genes, Genomes, Genetics. [Abstract]

Differential heliothine susceptibility to Cry1Ac associated with gut proteolytic activity Abdelgaffar, H., C. Oppert, X. Sun, J. Monserrate, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2018.  Pesticide Biochemsitry and Physiology. [Abstract]

Midgut metabolomic profiling of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) with field-evolved resistance to Cry1F corn Abdelgaffar, H., E. Tague, H. F. Castro-Gonzalez, S. R. Campagna, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2018.  Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, pii: S0965-1748(18)30401-6. [Abstract]

S. aureus surface proteins extraction methods with immunoproteomics and electron microscopic study.  Abdi, R. D., J. R. Dunlap, D. B. Ensermu, and O. Kerro Dego.  2018.  American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting, June 24 – 27, Knoxville, TN..

The novel cyst nematode effector protein 30D08 targets host nuclear functions to alter gene expression in feeding sites.  Anju, V., C. Lee, S. Morriss, F. Odu, C. Kenning, N. Rizzo, B. Spollen, M. Lin, A. McRae, S. Givan, T. Hewezi, and M. G. Mitchum.  2018.  New Phytologist, 219: 697-713..

The essential chloroplast ribosomal protein uL 15c interacts with the chloroplast RNA helicase ISE 2 and affects intercellular trafficking through plasmodesmata.  Bobik, K., J. Fernandez, S. Hardin, B. Ernest, E. Ganusova, M. E. Staton, and T. Burch-Smith.  2018.  New Phytologist.

Rickettsia proliferation in fleas and ticks on small mammals by the detection of ompA and gltA proteins.  Butler, R., R. T. Trout Fryxell, A. E. Houston, E. K. Bowers, D. J. Paulsen, L. B. Coons, and M. L. Kennedy.  2018.  Firefly: Proceedings of the Tennessee Entomological Society.