Recognition and Publications


  1. Brok, R.G.P.M., Belandia, I.U, Dekker, N., Tommassen, J., & Verheij, H.M. 1996 E. coli outer membrane phospholipase A: role of two serines in enzymatic activity. Biochemistry 35, 7787-7793.
  2. Grant, K.A., Belandia, I.U., Dekker, N., Richardson, P.T., & Park, S.F. 1997 Molecular characterization of pldA, the structural gene for a phospholipase A from Campilobacter coli, and its contribution to cell-associated hemolysis. Infect and Immun 65, 1172-1180.
  3. Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Boots, J-W.P., Verheij, H.M., & Dekker, N. 1998 Role of the cofactor calcium in the activation of the outer membrane phospholipase A. Biochemistry 37, 16011-16018.
  4. Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Hozeman, L., van der Brink-van der Laan, E., Pap, E.H.M., Egmond, M.R., Verheij, H.M., & Dekker, N. 1999 Outer membrane phospholipase A is dimeric in phospholipid bilayers: a cross-linking and fluorescence resonance energy transfer study. Biochemistry 38, 7398-7405.
  5. Simons, J.-W.F.A., van Kampen, M. D., Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Cox, R. C., Alves dos Santos, C. M., Egmond, M. R., & Verheij, H. M. 1999 Identification of a calcium binding site in Staphylococcus hyicus lipase. Generation of calcium-independent variants. Biochemistry 38, 2-10.
  6. Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Cox, R. C., Dijkman, R., Egmond, M.R., Verheij, H. M., & Dekker, N. 1999 Half-of-the-sites reactivity of outer membrane phospholipase A against an active site-directed inhibitor. Eur J Biochem 260, 794-800.
  7. Snijder, H.J., Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Blaauw, M., Kalk, K.H., Verheij, H.M., Egmond M.R., Dekker, N., & Dijkstra, B.W. 1999 Structural evidence for dimerization-regulated activation of an integral membrane phospholipase. Nature 401, 717-721.
  8. *Senes, A., *Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., & Engelman, D.M. 2001 The Calpha-H2O bond: a determinant of stability and specificity in transmembrane helix interactions. PNAS 98, 9056-9061. *co-first authors.
  9. Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., & Engelman, D.M. 2001 Helical membrane proteins: diversity of functions in the context of simple architecture. Curr Opin Struct Biol 11, 370-376.
  10. Constantinescu, S.N., Keren, T., Russ, W.P., Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Engelman, D.M., Lodish, H.F., & Henis, Y.L. 2003 The Epo Receptor Transmembrane Domain Mediates Complex Formation with Viral Anemic and Polycythemic gp55 Proteins. JBC. 278, 43755-43763.
  11. Tate C.G., Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., & Baldwin, J.M. 2003 Conformational changes in the multidrug transporter EmrE associated with substrate binding. JMB 332, 229-242.
  12. Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Baldwin, J.M., Schuldiner, S., & Tate C.G. 2003 Three-dimensional structure of the bacterial multidrug transporter EmrE shows it is an asymmetric homo-dimer. EMBO J. 22, 6175-6178.
  13. *Mitra, K., *Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Taguchi, T., Warren, G. & Engelman, D.M. 2004 Proteins rather than cholesterol set the bilayer thickness of exocytic pathway membranes. PNAS, 101, 4083-4088. *co-first authors.
  14. Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., & Tate C.G. 2004 New insights into the structure and oligomeric state of the bacterial multidrug transporter EmrE: an unusual asymmetric homo-dimer. FEBS Letters 564, 234-238.
  15. Butler, P.J.G., Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Warne, T., & Tate C.G., 2004 The Escherichia coli multidrug transporter EmrE is a dimer in the detergent-solubilised state. JMB, 340, 797-808.
  16. Ilag, L.L., Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., Tate C.G., & Robinson C.V. 2004 Drug binding revealed by tandem mass spectrometry of a protein-micelle complex. JACS, 126, 14362-14363. Featured as Editor's Choice in Science (2004): 306, 943-44 and in Chemical & Engineering News (2004): 82.
  17. Del Rio, A., Dutta, K., Chavez, J., *Ubarretxena-Belandia, I., *Ghose, R., 2007 Solution structure and dynamics of the N-terminal cytosolic domain of Rhomboid intramembrane protease from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Insights into a functional role in intramembrane proteolysis. JMB, 365, 109-122. *co-corresponding authors