Melanie Ott, PhD

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  • Professor, School of Medicine
  • Senior Investigator, The Ott Lab, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology

Biography

My laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms of viral pathogenesis. We focus on two viruses: HIV-1 and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Both are important public health problems and share common traits including high propensities to establish chronic infections and a lack of efficient vaccines. Our HIV efforts focus on viral transcription and latency as remaining barriers to viral eradication. We focus specifically on posttranslational modifications of the HIV transactivator Tat as potential targets to manipulate viral transcription therapeutically. In the past, we defined Tat acetylation and deacetylation as important steps in the Tat transactivation cycle and recently identified acetylation of the RNA polymerase II as an important regulatory step in transcription elongation. We are also interested in Tat-host cell interactions, specifically how Tat expression in infected T cells dysregulates immune functions and supports a premature aging syndrome observed in HIV+ individuals. Our HCV research focuses on the interaction of viral proteins with intracellular lipid droplets. These organelles play a critical role in the assembly of HCV progeny virions and are occupied in infected cells by the HCV nucleocapsid core. We recently showed that core interacts with the triglyceride-synthesizing enzyme DGAT1, and that this interaction plays a central role in the recruitment of core to lipid droplets. We are currently defining the role of lipid droplets in related viruses such as Dengue and Zika Virus and performed a comprehensive protein:protein interaction analysis of HCV proteins and hepatoma cells, which identified many novel factors involved in the infection. Both, HCV and HIV research in my laboratory includes replication studies with infectious viral clones, which are performed in the BSL3 laboratory. Recent rotation projects in the lab:
- defining the interaction of Dengue virus with lipid droplets
- characterizing a new posttranslational modification of Tat at lysine 71
- validating interaction partners of SIRT1 in T cells

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  1. Miao Y, Ha A, de Lau W, Yuki K, Santos AJM, You C, Geurts MH, Puschhof J, Pleguezuelos-Manzano C, Peng WC, Senlice R, Piani C, Buikema JW, Gbenedio OM, Vallon M, Yuan J, de Haan S, Hemrika W, Rösch K, Dang LT, Baker D, Ott M, Depeille P, Wu SM, Drost J, Nusse R, Roose JP, Piehler J, Boj SF, Janda CY, Clevers H, Kuo CJ, Garcia KC. Next-Generation Surrogate Wnts Support Organoid Growth and Deconvolute Frizzled Pleiotropy In Vivo. Cell Stem Cell. 2020 Aug 14. View on Pubmed
  2. Chen IP, Ott M. Turning up the heat on HIV-1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Jun 30. View on Pubmed
  3. Bouhaddou M, Memon D, Meyer B, White KM, Rezelj VV, Correa Marrero M, Polacco BJ, Melnyk JE, Ulferts S, Kaake RM, Batra J, Richards AL, Stevenson E, Gordon DE, Rojc A, Obernier K, Fabius JM, Soucheray M, Miorin L, Moreno E, Koh C, Tran QD, Hardy A, Robinot R, Vallet T, Nilsson-Payant BE, Hernandez-Armenta C, Dunham A, Weigang S, Knerr J, Modak M, Quintero D, Zhou Y, Dugourd A, Valdeolivas A, Patil T, Li Q, Hüttenhain R, Cakir M, Muralidharan M, Kim M, Jang G, Tutuncuoglu B, Hiatt J, Guo JZ, Xu J, Bouhaddou S, Mathy CJP, Gaulton A, Manners EJ, Félix E, Shi Y, Goff M, Lim JK, McBride T, O'Neal MC, Cai Y, Chang JCJ, Broadhurst DJ, Klippsten S, De Wit E, Leach AR, Kortemme T, Shoichet B, Ott M, Saez-Rodriguez J, tenOever BR, Mullins RD, Fischer ER, Kochs G, Grosse R, García-Sastre A, Vignuzzi M, Johnson JR, Shokat KM, Swaney DL, Beltrao P, Krogan NJ. The Global Phosphorylation Landscape of SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Cell. 2020 Jun 28. View on Pubmed
  4. Leon K, Ott M. An 'Arms Race' between the Nonsense-mediated mRNA Decay Pathway and Viral Infections. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2020 Jun 15. View on Pubmed
  5. Vallejo-Gracia A, Chen IP, Perrone R, Besnard E, Boehm D, Battivelli E, Tezil T, Krey K, Raymond KA, Hull PA, Walter M, Habrylo I, Cruz A, Deeks S, Pillai S, Verdin E, Ott M. FOXO1 promotes HIV latency by suppressing ER stress in T cells. Nat Microbiol. 2020 Sep; 5(9):1144-1157. View on Pubmed
  6. Lyons DE, McMahon S, Ott M. A combinatorial view of old and new RNA polymerase II modifications. Transcription. 2020 Apr; 11(2):66-82. View on Pubmed
  7. Gordon DE, Jang GM, Bouhaddou M, Xu J, Obernier K, White KM, O'Meara MJ, Rezelj VV, Guo JZ, Swaney DL, Tummino TA, Huettenhain R, Kaake RM, Richards AL, Tutuncuoglu B, Foussard H, Batra J, Haas K, Modak M, Kim M, Haas P, Polacco BJ, Braberg H, Fabius JM, Eckhardt M, Soucheray M, Bennett MJ, Cakir M, McGregor MJ, Li Q, Meyer B, Roesch F, Vallet T, Mac Kain A, Miorin L, Moreno E, Naing ZZC, Zhou Y, Peng S, Shi Y, Zhang Z, Shen W, Kirby IT, Melnyk JE, Chorba JS, Lou K, Dai SA, Barrio-Hernandez I, Memon D, Hernandez-Armenta C, Lyu J, Mathy CJP, Perica T, Pilla KB, Ganesan SJ, Saltzberg DJ, Rakesh R, Liu X, Rosenthal SB, Calviello L, Venkataramanan S, Liboy-Lugo J, Lin Y, Huang XP, Liu Y, Wankowicz SA, Bohn M, Safari M, Ugur FS, Koh C, Savar NS, Tran QD, Shengjuler D, Fletcher SJ, O'Neal MC, Cai Y, Chang JCJ, Broadhurst DJ, Klippsten S, Sharp PP, Wenzell NA, Kuzuoglu D, Wang HY, Trenker R, Young JM, Cavero DA, Hiatt J, Roth TL, Rathore U, Subramanian A, Noack J, Hubert M, Stroud RM, Frankel AD, Rosenberg OS, Verba KA, Agard DA, Ott M, Emerman M, Jura N, von Zastrow M, Verdin E, Ashworth A, Schwartz O, d'Enfert C, Mukherjee S, Jacobson M, Malik HS, Fujimori DG, Ideker T, Craik CS, Floor SN, Fraser JS, Gross JD, Sali A, Roth BL, Ruggero D, Taunton J, Kortemme T, Beltrao P, Vignuzzi M, García-Sastre A, Shokat KM, Shoichet BK, Krogan NJ. A SARS-CoV-2 protein interaction map reveals targets for drug repurposing. Nature. 2020 Apr 30. View on Pubmed
  8. Khan S, Lew I, Wu F, Fritts L, Fontaine KA, Tomar S, Trapecar M, Shehata HM, Ott M, Miller CJ, Sanjabi S. Low expression of RNA sensors impacts Zika virus infection in the lower female reproductive tract. Nat Commun. 2019 09 25; 10(1):4344. View on Pubmed
  9. Ali I, Ruiz DG, Ni Z, Johnson JR, Zhang H, Li PC, Khalid MM, Conrad RJ, Guo X, Min J, Greenblatt J, Jacobson M, Krogan NJ, Ott M. Crosstalk between RNA Pol II C-Terminal Domain Acetylation and Phosphorylation via RPRD Proteins. Mol Cell. 2019 06 20; 74(6):1164-1174.e4. View on Pubmed
  10. Schilling B, Meyer JG, Wei L, Ott M, Verdin E. High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry to Identify and Quantify Acetylation Protein Targets. Methods Mol Biol. 2019; 1983:3-16. View on Pubmed
  11. Tomar S, Ali I, Ott M. A BAF'ling Approach to Curing HIV. Cell Chem Biol. 2018 12 20; 25(12):1441-1442. View on Pubmed
  12. Fozouni P, Ott M. How cells hush a viral invader. Nature. 2018 12; 564(7735):193-194. View on Pubmed
  13. Fontaine KA, Leon KE, Khalid MM, Tomar S, Jimenez-Morales D, Dunlap M, Kaye JA, Shah PS, Finkbeiner S, Krogan NJ, Ott M. The Cellular NMD Pathway Restricts Zika Virus Infection and Is Targeted by the Viral Capsid Protein. mBio. 2018 11 06; 9(6). View on Pubmed
  14. Ali I, Conrad RJ, Verdin E, Ott M. Lysine Acetylation Goes Global: From Epigenetics to Metabolism and Therapeutics. Chem Rev. 2018 02 14; 118(3):1216-1252. View on Pubmed
  15. Jeng MY, Hull PA, Fei M, Kwon HS, Tsou CL, Kasler H, Ng CP, Gordon DE, Johnson J, Krogan N, Verdin E, Ott M. Metabolic reprogramming of human CD8+ memory T cells through loss of SIRT1. J Exp Med. 2018 01 02; 215(1):51-62. View on Pubmed
  16. Boehm D, Ott M. Host Methyltransferases and Demethylases: Potential New Epigenetic Targets for HIV Cure Strategies and Beyond. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2017 Nov; 33(S1):S8-S22. View on Pubmed
  17. Conrad RJ, Fozouni P, Thomas S, Sy H, Zhang Q, Zhou MM, Ott M. The Short Isoform of BRD4 Promotes HIV-1 Latency by Engaging Repressive SWI/SNF Chromatin-Remodeling Complexes. Mol Cell. 2017 Sep 21; 67(6):1001-1012.e6. View on Pubmed
  18. Boehm D, Ott M. Flow Cytometric Analysis of HIV-1 Transcriptional Activity in Response to shRNA Knockdown in A2 and A72 J-Lat Cell Lines. Bio Protoc. 2017 Jun 05; 7(11). View on Pubmed
  19. Boehm D, Ott M. Flow Cytometric Analysis of Drug-induced HIV-1 Transcriptional Activity in A2 and A72 J-Lat Cell Lines. Bio Protoc. 2017 May 20; 7(10). View on Pubmed
  20. Boehm D, Jeng M, Camus G, Gramatica A, Schwarzer R, Johnson JR, Hull PA, Montano M, Sakane N, Pagans S, Godin R, Deeks SG, Krogan NJ, Greene WC, Ott M. SMYD2-Mediated Histone Methylation Contributes to HIV-1 Latency. Cell Host Microbe. 2017 May 10; 21(5):569-579.e6. View on Pubmed
  21. Ali I, Conrad RJ, Ott M. Retrovirus Integration: Some Assembly Required? Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Dec 14; 20(6):702-704. View on Pubmed
  22. Besnard E, Hakre S, Kampmann M, Lim HW, Hosmane NN, Martin A, Bassik MC, Verschueren E, Battivelli E, Chan J, Svensson JP, Gramatica A, Conrad RJ, Ott M, Greene WC, Krogan NJ, Siliciano RF, Weissman JS, Verdin E. The mTOR Complex Controls HIV Latency. Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Dec 14; 20(6):785-797. View on Pubmed
  23. Khan S, Woodruff EM, Trapecar M, Fontaine KA, Ezaki A, Borbet TC, Ott M, Sanjabi S. Dampened antiviral immunity to intravaginal exposure to RNA viral pathogens allows enhanced viral replication. J Exp Med. 2016 12 12; 213(13):2913-2929. View on Pubmed
  24. Ott M, Marques D, Funk C, Bailer SM. Asna1/TRC40 that mediates membrane insertion of tail-anchored proteins is required for efficient release of Herpes simplex virus 1 virions. Virol J. 2016 Oct 20; 13(1):175. View on Pubmed
  25. Deeks SG, Lewin SR, Ross AL, Ananworanich J, Benkirane M, Cannon P, Chomont N, Douek D, Lifson JD, Lo YR, Kuritzkes D, Margolis D, Mellors J, Persaud D, Tucker JD, Barre-Sinoussi F, Alter G, Auerbach J, Autran B, Barouch DH, Behrens G, Cavazzana M, Chen Z, Cohen ÉA, Corbelli GM, Eholié S, Eyal N, Fidler S, Garcia L, Grossman C, Henderson G, Henrich TJ, Jefferys R, Kiem HP, McCune J, Moodley K, Newman PA, Nijhuis M, Nsubuga MS, Ott M, Palmer S, Richman D, Saez-Cirion A, Sharp M, Siliciano J, Silvestri G, Singh J, Spire B, Taylor J, Tolstrup M, Valente S, van Lunzen J, Walensky R, Wilson I, Zack J. International AIDS Society global scientific strategy: towards an HIV cure 2016. Nat Med. 2016 08; 22(8):839-50. View on Pubmed
  26. Shirakawa K, Wang L, Man N, Maksimoska J, Sorum AW, Lim HW, Lee IS, Shimazu T, Newman JC, Schröder S, Ott M, Marmorstein R, Meier J, Nimer S, Verdin E. Salicylate, diflunisal and their metabolites inhibit CBP/p300 and exhibit anticancer activity. Elife. 2016 05 31; 5. View on Pubmed
  27. Meyers NL, Fontaine KA, Kumar GR, Ott M. Entangled in a membranous web: ER and lipid droplet reorganization during hepatitis C virus infection. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2016 08; 41:117-24. View on Pubmed
  28. Ali I, Ramage H, Boehm D, Dirk LM, Sakane N, Hanada K, Pagans S, Kaehlcke K, Aull K, Weinberger L, Trievel R, Schnoelzer M, Kamada M, Houtz R, Ott M. The HIV-1 Tat Protein Is Monomethylated at Lysine 71 by the Lysine Methyltransferase KMT7. J Biol Chem. 2016 07 29; 291(31):16240-8. View on Pubmed
  29. Conrad RJ, Ott M. Therapeutics Targeting Protein Acetylation Perturb Latency of Human Viruses. ACS Chem Biol. 2016 Mar 18; 11(3):669-80. View on Pubmed
  30. Rosenkranz E, Metz CH, Maywald M, Hilgers RD, Weßels I, Senff T, Haase H, Jäger M, Ott M, Aspinall R, Plümäkers B, Rink L. Zinc supplementation induces regulatory T cells by inhibition of Sirt-1 deacetylase in mixed lymphocyte cultures. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2016 Mar; 60(3):661-71. View on Pubmed
  31. Striebinger H, Zhang J, Ott M, Funk C, Radtke K, Duron J, Ruzsics Z, Haas J, Lippé R, Bailer SM. Subcellular trafficking and functional importance of herpes simplex virus type 1 glycoprotein M domains. J Gen Virol. 2015 Nov; 96(11):3313-3325. View on Pubmed
  32. Jeng MY, Ali I, Ott M. Manipulation of the host protein acetylation network by human immunodeficiency virus type 1. Crit Rev Biochem Mol Biol. 2015; 50(4):314-25. View on Pubmed
  33. Funk C, Ott M, Raschbichler V, Nagel CH, Binz A, Sodeik B, Bauerfeind R, Bailer SM. The Herpes Simplex Virus Protein pUL31 Escorts Nucleocapsids to Sites of Nuclear Egress, a Process Coordinated by Its N-Terminal Domain. PLoS Pathog. 2015 Jun; 11(6):e1004957. View on Pubmed
  34. Lim HW, Kang SG, Ryu JK, Schilling B, Fei M, Lee IS, Kehasse A, Shirakawa K, Yokoyama M, Schnölzer M, Kasler HG, Kwon HS, Gibson BW, Sato H, Akassoglou K, Xiao C, Littman DR, Ott M, Verdin E. SIRT1 deacetylates ROR?t and enhances Th17 cell generation. J Exp Med. 2015 Jun 01; 212(6):973. View on Pubmed
  35. Lim HW, Kang SG, Ryu JK, Schilling B, Fei M, Lee IS, Kehasse A, Shirakawa K, Yokoyama M, Schnölzer M, Kasler HG, Kwon HS, Gibson BW, Sato H, Akassoglou K, Xiao C, Littman DR, Ott M, Verdin E. SIRT1 deacetylates ROR?t and enhances Th17 cell generation. J Exp Med. 2015 May 04; 212(5):607-17. View on Pubmed
  36. Vogt DA, Ott M. Membrane Flotation Assay. Bio Protoc. 2015 Apr 05; 5(7). View on Pubmed
  37. Simonti CN, Pollard KS, Schröder S, He D, Bruneau BG, Ott M, Capra JA. Evolution of lysine acetylation in the RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain. BMC Evol Biol. 2015 Mar 10; 15:35. View on Pubmed
  38. Ramage HR, Kumar GR, Verschueren E, Johnson JR, Von Dollen J, Johnson T, Newton B, Shah P, Horner J, Krogan NJ, Ott M. A combined proteomics/genomics approach links hepatitis C virus infection with nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. Mol Cell. 2015 Jan 22; 57(2):329-340. View on Pubmed
  39. Verdin E, Ott M. 50 years of protein acetylation: from gene regulation to epigenetics, metabolism and beyond. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2015 04; 16(4):258-64. View on Pubmed
  40. Camus G, Schweiger M, Herker E, Harris C, Kondratowicz AS, Tsou CL, Farese RV, Herath K, Previs SF, Roddy TP, Pinto S, Zechner R, Ott M. The hepatitis C virus core protein inhibits adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL)-mediated lipid mobilization and enhances the ATGL interaction with comparative gene identification 58 (CGI-58) and lipid droplets. J Biol Chem. 2014 Dec 26; 289(52):35770-80. View on Pubmed
  41. Schröder S, Herker E, Itzen F, He D, Thomas S, Gilchrist DA, Kaehlcke K, Cho S, Pollard KS, Capra JA, Schnölzer M, Cole PA, Geyer M, Bruneau BG, Adelman K, Ott M. Acetylation of RNA polymerase II regulates growth-factor-induced gene transcription in mammalian cells. Mol Cell. 2013 Nov 07; 52(3):314-24. View on Pubmed
  42. Webster B, Ott M, Greene WC. Evasion of superinfection exclusion and elimination of primary viral RNA by an adapted strain of hepatitis C virus. J Virol. 2013 Dec; 87(24):13354-69. View on Pubmed
  43. Verdin E, Ott M. Acetylphosphate: a novel link between lysine acetylation and intermediary metabolism in bacteria. Mol Cell. 2013 Jul 25; 51(2):132-4. View on Pubmed
  44. Boehm D, Conrad RJ, Ott M. Bromodomain proteins in HIV infection. Viruses. 2013 Jun 21; 5(6):1571-86. View on Pubmed
  45. Ott M, Verdin E. Three rules for HIV latency: location, location, and location. Cell Host Microbe. 2013 Jun 12; 13(6):625-6. View on Pubmed
  46. Camus G, Ott M. How the antiviral immune response boosts liver fat. Nat Med. 2013 Jun; 19(6):671-2. View on Pubmed
  47. Vogt DA, Camus G, Herker E, Webster BR, Tsou CL, Greene WC, Yen TS, Ott M. Lipid droplet-binding protein TIP47 regulates hepatitis C Virus RNA replication through interaction with the viral NS5A protein. PLoS Pathog. 2013; 9(4):e1003302. View on Pubmed
  48. Camus G, Herker E, Modi AA, Haas JT, Ramage HR, Farese RV, Ott M. Diacylglycerol acyltransferase-1 localizes hepatitis C virus NS5A protein to lipid droplets and enhances NS5A interaction with the viral capsid core. J Biol Chem. 2013 Apr 05; 288(14):9915-23. View on Pubmed
  49. Knipe DM, Lieberman PM, Jung JU, McBride AA, Morris KV, Ott M, Margolis D, Nieto A, Nevels M, Parks RJ, Kristie TM. Snapshots: chromatin control of viral infection. Virology. 2013 Jan 05; 435(1):141-56. View on Pubmed
  50. Camus G, Vogt DA, Kondratowicz AS, Ott M. Lipid droplets and viral infections. Methods Cell Biol. 2013; 116:167-90. View on Pubmed
  51. Webster B, Wissing S, Herker E, Ott M, Greene WC. Rapid intracellular competition between hepatitis C viral genomes as a result of mitosis. J Virol. 2013 Jan; 87(1):581-96. View on Pubmed
  52. Kwon HS, Lim HW, Wu J, Schnölzer M, Verdin E, Ott M. Three novel acetylation sites in the Foxp3 transcription factor regulate the suppressive activity of regulatory T cells. J Immunol. 2012 Mar 15; 188(6):2712-21. View on Pubmed
  53. Boehm D, Calvanese V, Dar RD, Xing S, Schroeder S, Martins L, Aull K, Li PC, Planelles V, Bradner JE, Zhou MM, Siliciano RF, Weinberger L, Verdin E, Ott M. BET bromodomain-targeting compounds reactivate HIV from latency via a Tat-independent mechanism. Cell Cycle. 2013 Feb 01; 12(3):452-62. View on Pubmed
  54. Ott M, Geyer M, Zhou Q. The control of HIV transcription: keeping RNA polymerase II on track. Cell Host Microbe. 2011 Nov 17; 10(5):426-35. View on Pubmed
  55. Herker E, Ott M. Emerging role of lipid droplets in host/pathogen interactions. J Biol Chem. 2012 Jan 20; 287(4):2280-7. View on Pubmed
  56. Schröder S, Cho S, Zeng L, Zhang Q, Kaehlcke K, Mak L, Lau J, Bisgrove D, Schnölzer M, Verdin E, Zhou MM, Ott M. Two-pronged binding with bromodomain-containing protein 4 liberates positive transcription elongation factor b from inactive ribonucleoprotein complexes. J Biol Chem. 2012 Jan 06; 287(2):1090-9. View on Pubmed
  57. Harris C, Herker E, Farese RV, Ott M. Hepatitis C virus core protein decreases lipid droplet turnover: a mechanism for core-induced steatosis. J Biol Chem. 2011 Dec 09; 286(49):42615-25. View on Pubmed
  58. Sakane N, Kwon HS, Pagans S, Kaehlcke K, Mizusawa Y, Kamada M, Lassen KG, Chan J, Greene WC, Schnoelzer M, Ott M. Activation of HIV transcription by the viral Tat protein requires a demethylation step mediated by lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1/KDM1). PLoS Pathog. 2011 Aug; 7(8):e1002184. View on Pubmed
  59. Ott M, Tascher G, Haßdenteufel S, Zimmermann R, Haas J, Bailer SM. Functional characterization of the essential tail anchor of the herpes simplex virus type 1 nuclear egress protein pUL34. J Gen Virol. 2011 Dec; 92(Pt 12):2734-2745. View on Pubmed
  60. Herker E, Ott M. Unique ties between hepatitis C virus replication and intracellular lipids. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jun; 22(6):241-8. View on Pubmed
  61. Ott M. HIV never ceases to surprise: Innovative methods in the quest for a cure. Methods. 2011 Jan; 53(1):1-2. View on Pubmed
  62. Herker E, Harris C, Hernandez C, Carpentier A, Kaehlcke K, Rosenberg AR, Farese RV, Ott M. Efficient hepatitis C virus particle formation requires diacylglycerol acyltransferase-1. Nat Med. 2010 Nov; 16(11):1295-8. View on Pubmed
  63. Min SW, Cho SH, Zhou Y, Schroeder S, Haroutunian V, Seeley WW, Huang EJ, Shen Y, Masliah E, Mukherjee C, Meyers D, Cole PA, Ott M, Gan L. Acetylation of tau inhibits its degradation and contributes to tauopathy. Neuron. 2010 Sep 23; 67(6):953-66. View on Pubmed
  64. Pagans S, Sakane N, Schnölzer M, Ott M. Characterization of HIV Tat modifications using novel methyl-lysine-specific antibodies. Methods. 2011 Jan; 53(1):91-6. View on Pubmed
  65. Cho S, Schroeder S, Ott M. CYCLINg through transcription: posttranslational modifications of P-TEFb regulate transcription elongation. Cell Cycle. 2010 May; 9(9):1697-705. View on Pubmed
  66. Ott M, Verdin E. HAT trick: p300, small molecule, inhibitor. Chem Biol. 2010 May 28; 17(5):417-8. View on Pubmed
  67. Pagans S, Kauder SE, Kaehlcke K, Sakane N, Schroeder S, Dormeyer W, Trievel RC, Verdin E, Schnolzer M, Ott M. The Cellular lysine methyltransferase Set7/9-KMT7 binds HIV-1 TAR RNA, monomethylates the viral transactivator Tat, and enhances HIV transcription. Cell Host Microbe. 2010 Mar 18; 7(3):234-44. View on Pubmed
  68. Cho S, Schroeder S, Kaehlcke K, Kwon HS, Pedal A, Herker E, Schnoelzer M, Ott M. Acetylation of cyclin T1 regulates the equilibrium between active and inactive P-TEFb in cells. EMBO J. 2009 May 20; 28(10):1407-17. View on Pubmed
  69. Ott M, Fricker G, Bauer B. Pregnane X receptor (PXR) regulates P-glycoprotein at the blood-brain barrier: functional similarities between pig and human PXR. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Apr; 329(1):141-9. View on Pubmed
  70. Nakamura K, Nemani VM, Wallender EK, Kaehlcke K, Ott M, Edwards RH. Optical reporters for the conformation of alpha-synuclein reveal a specific interaction with mitochondria. J Neurosci. 2008 Nov 19; 28(47):12305-17. View on Pubmed
  71. Kwon HS, Ott M. The ups and downs of SIRT1. Trends Biochem Sci. 2008 Nov; 33(11):517-25. View on Pubmed
  72. Kwon HS, Brent MM, Getachew R, Jayakumar P, Chen LF, Schnolzer M, McBurney MW, Marmorstein R, Greene WC, Ott M. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Tat protein inhibits the SIRT1 deacetylase and induces T cell hyperactivation. Cell Host Microbe. 2008 Mar 13; 3(3):158-67. View on Pubmed
  73. Hetzer C, Bisgrove D, Cohen MS, Pedal A, Kaehlcke K, Speyerer A, Bartscherer K, Taunton J, Ott M. Recruitment and activation of RSK2 by HIV-1 Tat. PLoS One. 2007 Jan 17; 2(1):e151. View on Pubmed
  74. Nieters A, Kallinowski B, Brennan P, Ott M, Maynadié M, Benavente Y, Foretova L, Cocco PL, Staines A, Vornanen M, Whitby D, Boffetta P, Becker N, De Sanjosé S. Hepatitis C and risk of lymphoma: results of the European multicenter case-control study EPILYMPH. Gastroenterology. 2006 Dec; 131(6):1879-86. View on Pubmed
  75. Mahmoudi T, Parra M, Vries RG, Kauder SE, Verrijzer CP, Ott M, Verdin E. The SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex is a cofactor for Tat transactivation of the HIV promoter. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jul 21; 281(29):19960-8. View on Pubmed
  76. Dormeyer W, Ott M, Schnölzer M. Analysis of p300 acetyltransferase substrate specificity by MALDI TOF mass spectrometry. Methods. 2005 Aug; 36(4):376-82. View on Pubmed
  77. Hetzer C, Dormeyer W, Schnölzer M, Ott M. Decoding Tat: the biology of HIV Tat posttranslational modifications. Microbes Infect. 2005 Oct; 7(13):1364-9. View on Pubmed
  78. Dormeyer W, Ott M, Schnölzer M. Probing lysine acetylation in proteins: strategies, limitations, and pitfalls of in vitro acetyltransferase assays. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2005 Sep; 4(9):1226-39. View on Pubmed
  79. Pagans S, Pedal A, North BJ, Kaehlcke K, Marshall BL, Dorr A, Hetzer-Egger C, Henklein P, Frye R, McBurney MW, Hruby H, Jung M, Verdin E, Ott M. SIRT1 regulates HIV transcription via Tat deacetylation. PLoS Biol. 2005 Feb; 3(2):e41. View on Pubmed
  80. Schwer B, Ren S, Pietschmann T, Kartenbeck J, Kaehlcke K, Bartenschlager R, Yen TS, Ott M. Targeting of hepatitis C virus core protein to mitochondria through a novel C-terminal localization motif. J Virol. 2004 Aug; 78(15):7958-68. View on Pubmed
  81. Witte V, Laffert B, Rosorius O, Lischka P, Blume K, Galler G, Stilper A, Willbold D, D'Aloja P, Sixt M, Kolanus J, Ott M, Kolanus W, Schuler G, Baur AS. HIV-1 Nef mimics an integrin receptor signal that recruits the polycomb group protein Eed to the plasma membrane. Mol Cell. 2004 Jan 30; 13(2):179-90. View on Pubmed
  82. Ott M, Dorr A, Hetzer-Egger C, Kaehlcke K, Schnolzer M, Henklein P, Cole P, Zhou MM, Verdin E. Tat acetylation: a regulatory switch between early and late phases in HIV transcription elongation. Novartis Found Symp. 2004; 259:182-93; discussion 193-6, 223-5. View on Pubmed
  83. Dormeyer W, Dorr A, Ott M, Schnölzer M. Acetylation of the HIV-1 Tat protein: an in vitro study. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2003 Aug; 376(7):994-1005. View on Pubmed
  84. Kaehlcke K, Dorr A, Hetzer-Egger C, Kiermer V, Henklein P, Schnoelzer M, Loret E, Cole PA, Verdin E, Ott M. Acetylation of Tat defines a cyclinT1-independent step in HIV transactivation. Mol Cell. 2003 Jul; 12(1):167-76. View on Pubmed
  85. Fritzsching B, Schwer B, Kartenbeck J, Pedal A, Horejsi V, Ott M. Release and intercellular transfer of cell surface CD81 via microparticles. J Immunol. 2002 Nov 15; 169(10):5531-7. View on Pubmed
  86. Schwer B, North BJ, Frye RA, Ott M, Verdin E. The human silent information regulator (Sir)2 homologue hSIRT3 is a mitochondrial nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide-dependent deacetylase. J Cell Biol. 2002 Aug 19; 158(4):647-57. View on Pubmed
  87. Dorr A, Kiermer V, Pedal A, Rackwitz HR, Henklein P, Schubert U, Zhou MM, Verdin E, Ott M. Transcriptional synergy between Tat and PCAF is dependent on the binding of acetylated Tat to the PCAF bromodomain. EMBO J. 2002 Jun 03; 21(11):2715-23. View on Pubmed
  88. Mujtaba S, He Y, Zeng L, Farooq A, Carlson JE, Ott M, Verdin E, Zhou MM. Structural basis of lysine-acetylated HIV-1 Tat recognition by PCAF bromodomain. Mol Cell. 2002 Mar; 9(3):575-86. View on Pubmed