Professor Bostjan Kobe

ARC Laureate Fellow

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science

Affil Professorial Research Fellow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
b.kobe@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52132

Overview

Dr Kobe's research interests are in protein structure and function, with the emphasis on understanding the structural basis of intra- and intermolecular interactions formed by these macromolecules.

The primary technique used in the laboratory is X-ray crystallography, combined with a plethora of other molecular biology, biophysical and computational techniques.

Current projects include:

  • Structural genomics of macrophage proteins
  • Understanding the mechanism and specificity of nuclear import
  • Structural basis of signal transduction
  • Structural basis of plant disease resistance and development
  • Molecular and structural basis of retroviral and dengue virus membrane fusion

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas
  • Diploma Engineer of Chemistry, UL

Publications

  • Shewell, Lucy K., Day, Christopher J., Jen, Freda E.-C., Haselhorst, Thomas, Atack, John M., Reijneveld, Josephine F., Everest-Dass, Arun, James, David B. A., Boguslawski, Kristina M., Brouwer, Stephan, Gillen, Christine M., Luo, Zhenyao, Kobe, Bostjan, Nizet, Victor, von Itzstein, Mark, Walker, Mark J., Paton, Adrienne W., Paton, James C., Torres, Victor J. and Jennings, Michael P. (2020). All major cholesterol-dependent cytolysins use glycans as cellular receptors. Science Advances, 6 (21) EAAZ4926, eaaz4926. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz4926

  • Lai, Jhih‐Siang, Rost, Burkhard, Kobe, Bostjan and Bodén, Mikael (2020). Evolutionary model of protein secondary structure capable of revealing new biological relationships. Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics prot.25898 doi: 10.1002/prot.25898

  • Luo, Zhenyao, Neville, Stephanie L., Campbell, Rebecca, Morey, Jacqueline R., Menon, Shruti, Thomas, Mark, Eijkelkamp, Bart A., Ween, Miranda P., Huston, Wilhelmina M., Kobe, Bostjan and McDevitt, Christopher A. (2019). The structure and metal binding properties of Chlamydia trachomatis YtgA. Journal of Bacteriology, 202 (1) e00580 doi: 10.1128/jb.00580-19

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Ellis, Jonathan J. and Kobe, Boštjan (2013). Protein phosphorylation. Encyclopedia of biophysics. (pp. 2037-2040) edited by Gordon C. K. Roberts. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-16712-6_184

  • Kobe, Bostjan and Kemp, Bruce E. (2010). Principles of kinase regulation. Handbook of Cell Signaling, 2/e. (pp. 559-563) Elsevier Inc.. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374145-5.00074-7

  • Mouradov, Dmitri, Kobe, Bostjan, Dixon, Nicholas E. and Huber, Thomas (2010). Hybrid methods for protein structure prediction. Introduction to protein structure prediction: Methods and algorithms. (pp. 265-277) edited by Huzefa Rangwala and George Karypis. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.. doi: 10.1002/9780470882207.ch12

  • W. Saunders, Neil F., Brinkworth, Ross I., Kemp, Bruce E. and Kobe, Bostjan (2010). Substrates of Cyclic Nucleotide-Dependent Protein Kinases. Handbook of Cell Signaling. (pp. 1489-1495) Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-374145-5.00182-0

  • Li, Sheng, Mouradov, Dmitri, King, Gordon, Liu, Tong, Ross, Ian, Kobe, Bostjan, Woods, Virgil L. and Huber, Thomas (2009). Study of protein three-dimensional structure and dynamics determination using peptide amide hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (DXMS) and chemical cross-linking with mass spectrometry to constrain molecular modeling. Structural Bioinformatics. (pp. 171-206) edited by Gu, Jenny and Bourne, Phillip E.. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Robin, G., Cowieson, N.P., Guncar, G., Forwood, J.K., Listwan, P., Hume, D.A., Kobe, B., Martin, J.L. and Huber, T.L. (2008). A general target selection method for crystallographic proteomics. Structural Proteomics: High-Throughput Methods. (pp. 27-35) edited by Kobe, B., Guss, M. and Huber, T.L.. Totowa, NJ, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60327-058-8_2

  • Cowieson, N. P., Wensley, B., Robin, G., Guncar, G., Forwood, J. K., Hume, D. A., Kobe, B. and Martin, J. L. (2008). A medium or high throughput protein refolding assay. Structural Proteomics: High throughput Methods. (pp. 269-275) edited by Bostjan Kobe, Mitchell Guss and Thomas Huber. Totowa, NJ, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60327-058-8_17

  • Thakur, A. S., Newman, J., Martin, J. L. and Kobe, B. (2008). Increasing protein crystallization screening success with heterogeneous nucleating agents. Structural Proteomics: High-throughput Methods. (pp. 403-409) edited by B. Kobe, M. Guss and T. Huber. USA: Humana Press.

  • Meng, Weining, Forwood, Jade K., Guncar, Gregor, Robin, Gautier, Cowieson, Nathan P., Listwan, Pawel, Mouradov, Dmitri, King, Gordon, Ross, lan L., Robinson, Jodie, Puri, Munish, Hill, Justine M., Kellie, Stuart, Huber, Thomas, Hume, David A., Martin, Jennifer L. and Kobe, Bostjan (2008). Overview of the pipeline for structural and functional characterization of macrophage proteins at the University of Queensland. Structural proteomics: High-throughput methods. (pp. 577-587) edited by B. Kobe, M. Guss and T. L. Huber. Totowa, NJ, United States: Humana Press.

  • Mouradov, Dmitri, King. Gordon, Ross, Ian L., Forwood, Jade K., Hume, David A., Sinz, Andrea, Martin, Jennifer L., Kobe, Bostjan and Huber, Thomas L. (2008). Protein structure determination using a combination of cross-linking, mass spectrometry, and molecular modeling. Structural Proteomics: High Throughput Methods. (pp. 459-474) edited by Bostjan Kobe, Mitchell Guss and Thomas L. Huber. Totowa, NJ, United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60327-058-8_31

  • Brinkworth, R. I., Kobe, B. and Kemp, B.L.E. (2004). Peptide substrates of cyclic nucleotide-dependent protein kinases. Handbook of Cell Signaling. (pp. 495-499) edited by R. A. Bradshaw and E. A. Dennis. USA: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-012124546-7/50563-5

  • Kobe, B. and Kemp, B. E. (2004). Principles of kinase regulation. Handbook of Cell Signaling Vol 1. (pp. 539-542) edited by R. A. Bradshaw and E. A. Dennis. USA: Academic Press.

  • Kobe, Bostjan and Kemp, Bruce E. (2003). Principles of Kinase Regulation. Handbook of Cell Signaling. (pp. 539-542) Elsevier Inc.. doi: 10.1016/B978-012124546-7/50450-2

  • Brinkworth, R. I., Breinl, R. A. and Kobe, B. (2002). Conserved sequence motifs in protein kinase families. Recent Research Developments in Protein Folding Stability and Design. (pp. 67-77) edited by M Michael Gromiha and S Selvaraj. Trivandrum, India: Research Signpost.

  • Kobe, Bostjan, Jennings, Ian G. and Cotton, Richard G. H. (2002). Structure and Regulation of Phenylalanine Hydroxylase, and Implications for Related Enzymes. Chemistry and Biology of Pteridines and Folates. (pp. 79-84) Boston, MA: Springer US. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4615-0945-5_13

  • Heierhorst, Jorg, Pearson, Richard, Horne, James, Bozinovski, Steven, Kobe, Bostjan and Kemp, Bruce E. (2000). Protein serine/threonine kinases. Principles of Molecular Regulation. (pp. 297-310) edited by Michael Conn P. and Anthony R. Means. Totowa, N.J., USA: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-59259-032-2_17

  • Kobe, Bostjan, Gleichmann, Thomas, Teh, Trazel, Heierhorst, Jorg and Kemp, Bruce E. (1999). Crystallization of protein kinases and phosphatases. Protein phosphorylation: A practical approach. (pp. 387-422) edited by D. Grahame Hardie. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Kobe, Boštjan, Heierhorst, Jörg and Kemp, Bruce E. (1997). 3 Intrasteric regulation of protein kinases. Advances in Second Messenger and Phosphoprotein Research. (pp. 29-40) Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/s1040-7952(97)80006-7

  • Rizo, Josep, Blanco, Francisco, Kobe, Bostjan, Bruch, Martha D., Hoyt, David W. and Gierasch, Lila M. (1992). Conformations of wild-type and mutant OmpA signal sequences in membrane mimetic environments. Peptides. (pp. 265-267) Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-94-011-2264-1_94

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