Madridge Journal of Cancer Study & Research

ISSN: 2640-5180

5th International Conference on Oncology & Virology
July 25-26, 2019 | Holiday Inn Rome Aurelia, Rome, Italy

Partial Characterization of a ε34 Tailspike Fusion Protein

Robert Villafane

Alabama State University, USA

DOI: 10.18689/2640-5180.a4.006

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To compare related tailspike proteins from the well-studied Salmonella typhimurium phage P22 and Salmonella newington phage ε34, a fusion TSP protein of ε34 was produced. As a result, some of the physical and conformational properties have been changed. Preliminary results will be presented.

Dr. Villafane obtained his bachelor and doctoral degrees from the New York University and his Masters Degree at the University of California at Berkeley. His postdoctoral studies were carried out the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Villafane is currently Professor of Microbiology at the Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. His laboratory has studied how bacterial viruses and their proteins fold and how they assemble and interact with the cell surface to infect the cell.