Ross Larue

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Ross LaRue

Ross Larue, PhD

Title
Research Assistant Professor
Unit / Department / Division
Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology
Address
512 Riffe Riffe Building
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Professional Interests

Professional Interests

Dr. Larue’s research interests include identifying novel interactions between host and virally encoded proteins, elucidating the role of cellular cofactors in guiding integration site selection of retroviral integrases, discerning structural determinates for interactions between host proteins, retroviral integrases and select chromatin marks, and investigating methods to improve gammaretroviral based vectors for human gene-therapy. His laboratory utilizes a combination of molecular, biophysical and biochemical approaches coupled with collaborations with experts in structural biology to address these intriguing research interests.

Journal Articles

  • Hoyte AC, Jamin AV, Koneru PC, Kobe MJ, Larue RC, Fuchs JR, Engelman AN, Kvaratskhelia M. Resistance to pyridine-based inhibitor KF116 reveals an unexpected role of integrase in HIV-1 Gag-Pol polyprotein proteolytic processing. J Biol Chem. 2017 12 01;292(48):19814-19825.
  • Winans S, Larue RC, Abraham CM, Shkriabai N, Skopp A, Winkler D, Kvaratskhelia M, Beemon KL. The FACT Complex Promotes Avian Leukosis Virus DNA Integration. J Virol. 2017 04 01;91(7).
  • Kessl JJ, Kutluay SB, Townsend D, Rebensburg S, Slaughter A, Larue RC, Shkriabai N, Bakouche N, Fuchs JR, Bieniasz PD, Kvaratskhelia M. HIV-1 Integrase Binds the Viral RNA Genome and Is Essential during Virion Morphogenesis. Cell. 2016 Aug 25;166(5):1257-1268.e12.
  • Feng L, Dharmarajan V, Serrao E, Hoyte A, Larue RC, Slaughter A, Sharma A, Plumb MR, Kessl JJ, Fuchs JR, Bushman FD, Engelman AN, Griffin PR, Kvaratskhelia M. The Competitive Interplay between Allosteric HIV-1 Integrase Inhibitor BI/D and LEDGF/p75 during the Early Stage of HIV-1 Replication Adversely Affects Inhibitor Potency. ACS Chem Biol. 2016 05 20;11(5):1313-21.
  • Crowe BL, Larue RC, Yuan C, Hess S, Kvaratskhelia M, Foster MP. Structure of the Brd4 ET domain bound to a C-terminal motif from γ-retroviral integrases reveals a conserved mechanism of interaction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Feb 23;113(8):2086-91.
  • Feng L, Larue RC, Slaughter A, Kessl JJ, Kvaratskhelia M. HIV-1 integrase multimerization as a therapeutic target. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2015;389:93-119.
  • Slaughter A, Jurado KA, Deng N, Feng L, Kessl JJ, Shkriabai N, Larue RC, Fadel HJ, Patel PA, Jena N, Fuchs JR, Poeschla E, Levy RM, Engelman A, Kvaratskhelia M. The mechanism of H171T resistance reveals the importance of Nδ-protonated His171 for the binding of allosteric inhibitor BI-D to HIV-1 integrase. Retrovirology. 2014 Nov 25;11:100.
  • Shkriabai N, Dharmarajan V, Slaughter A, Kessl JJ, Larue RC, Feng L, Fuchs JR, Griffin PR, Kvaratskhelia M. A critical role of the C-terminal segment for allosteric inhibitor-induced aberrant multimerization of HIV-1 integrase. J Biol Chem. 2014 Sep 19;289(38):26430-40.
  • Aiyer S, Swapna GV, Malani N, Aramini JM, Schneider WM, Plumb MR, Ghanem M, Larue RC, Sharma A, Studamire B, Kvaratskhelia M, Bushman FD, Montelione GT, Roth MJ. Altering murine leukemia virus integration through disruption of the integrase and BET protein family interaction. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 May;42(9):5917-28.
  • Kvaratskhelia M, Sharma A, Larue RC, Serrao E, Engelman A. Molecular mechanisms of retroviral integration site selection. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014;42(16):10209-25.