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Robert Renthal

InstitutionUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
AddressUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio TX 78249
Phone(210) 458-5452
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    Insect sensory reception – How is information stored and transferred by social insects? Ant colonies are considered to be prime examples of "self-organizing" systems. The lab is testing this idea by examining the mechanisms of pheromone signaling by ants, using methods ranging from proteomic analysis and electron microscopy to studies of whole colony behavior.
    Cell membrane assembly – How are integral membrane proteins assembled in lipid bilayers? Using biophysical and genetic methods, the lab is studying the oligomerization of multi-subunit integral membrane proteins.
    Bacterial cytoplasmic protein complexes – The lab is using luminescence resonance energy transfer to study assembly of filaments and microcompartments in living bacterial cells.

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    1. Shah JS, Renthal R. Antennal Proteome of the Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): Caste Differences in Olfactory Receptors and Chemosensory Support Proteins. J Insect Sci. 2020 Sep 01; 20(5). PMID: 33098433.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    2. Renthal R, Lohmeyer K, Borges LMF, Pérez de León AA. Surface lipidome of the lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum, provides leads on semiochemicals and lipid metabolism. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2019 01; 10(1):138-145. PMID: 30290999.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    3. Renthal R, Manghnani L, Bernal S, Qu Y, Griffith WP, Lohmeyer K, Guerrero FD, Borges LMF, Pérez de León A. The chemosensory appendage proteome of Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae) reveals putative odorant-binding and other chemoreception-related proteins. Insect Sci. 2017 Oct; 24(5):730-742. PMID: 27307202.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Borges LM, Li AY, Olafson PU, Renthal R, Bauchan GR, Lohmeyer KH, León AA. Neuronal projections from the Haller's organ and palp sensilla to the synganglion of Amblyomma americanum§. Rev Bras Parasitol Vet. 2016 Jun 14; 25(2):217-24. PMID: 27334823.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    5. Lai G, Forti KM, Renthal R. Kinetics of lipid mixing between bicelles and nanolipoprotein particles. Biophys Chem. 2015 Feb; 197:47-52. PMID: 25660392.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    6. Renthal R, Li AY, Gao X, Pérez DE León AA. Surface Polar Lipids Differ in Male and Female Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae). J Med Entomol. 2014 Nov 01; 51(6):1237-1241. PMID: 25814772.
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    7. Renthal R, Li AY, Gao X, De León AA. Surface Polar Lipids Differ in Male and Female Phlebotomus papatasi (Diptera: Psychodidae). J Med Entomol. 2014 Nov 01; 51(6):1237-41. PMID: 26309312.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    8. Yahirun JJ, Hamplová D. CHILDREN'S UNION STATUS AND CONTACT WITH MOTHERS: A CROSS-NATIONAL STUDY. Demogr Res. 2014 Jan-Jun; 30:1413-1444. PMID: 6040.
    9. Lai G, Renthal R. Integral membrane protein fragment recombination after transfer from nanolipoprotein particles to bicelles. Biochemistry. 2013 Dec 31; 52(52):9405-12. PMID: 24328096.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    10. Katti S, Lokhande N, González D, Cassill A, Renthal R. Quantitative analysis of pheromone-binding protein specificity. Insect Mol Biol. 2013 Feb; 22(1):31-40. PMID: 23121132.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    11. Renthal R, Brancaleon L, Peña I, Silva F, Chen LY. Interaction of a two-transmembrane-helix peptide with lipid bilayers and dodecyl sulfate micelles. Biophys Chem. 2011 Dec; 159(2-3):321-7. PMID: 21924540.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    12. González D, Lokhande N, Vadde S, Zhao Q, Cassill A, Renthal R. Luminescence resonance energy transfer in the cytoplasm of live Escherichia coli cells. Biochemistry. 2011 Aug 16; 50(32):6789-96. PMID: 21739954.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    13. Bauereis B, Haskins WE, Lebaron RG, Renthal R. Proteomic insights into the protective mechanisms of an in vitro oxidative stress model of early stage Parkinson's disease. Neurosci Lett. 2011 Jan 13; 488(1):11-6. PMID: 21056633.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Renthal R. Helix insertion into bilayers and the evolution of membrane proteins. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2010 Apr; 67(7):1077-88. PMID: 20039094.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    15. Jiang D, Jarrett HW, Haskins WE. Methods for proteomic analysis of transcription factors. J Chromatogr A. 2009 Oct 09; 1216(41):6881-9. PMID: 19726046.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    16. González D, Zhao Q, McMahan C, Velasquez D, Haskins WE, Sponsel V, Cassill A, Renthal R. The major antennal chemosensory protein of red imported fire ant workers. Insect Mol Biol. 2009 Jun; 18(3):395-404. PMID: 19523071.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    17. Renthal R, Velasquez D, Olmos D, Vinson SB. Occurrence of antennal glands in ants. Microsc Res Tech. 2008 Nov; 71(11):787-91. PMID: 18655135.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    18. Renthal R. Buried water molecules in helical transmembrane proteins. Protein Sci. 2008 Feb; 17(2):293-8. PMID: 18096637.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    19. Renthal R. An unfolding story of helical transmembrane proteins. Biochemistry. 2006 Dec 12; 45(49):14559-66. PMID: 17144649.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    20. Valluru N, Silva F, Dhage M, Rodriguez G, Alloor SR, Renthal R. Transmembrane helix-helix association: relative stabilities at low pH. Biochemistry. 2006 Apr 11; 45(14):4371-7. PMID: 16584172.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    21. Daum LT, Shaw MW, Klimov AI, Canas LC, Macias EA, Niemeyer D, Chambers JP, Renthal R, Shrestha SK, Acharya RP, Huzdar SP, Rimal N, Myint KS, Gould P. Influenza A (H3N2) outbreak, Nepal. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 Aug; 11(8):1186-91. PMID: 16102305.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    22. Guntur KV, Velasquez D, Chadwell L, Carroll C, Weintraub S, Cassill JA, Renthal R. Apolipophorin-III-like protein expressed in the antenna of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 2004 Nov; 57(3):101-10. PMID: 15484261.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    23. Nannepaga SJ, Gawalapu R, Velasquez D, Renthal R. Estimation of helix-helix association free energy from partial unfolding of bacterioopsin. Biochemistry. 2004 Jan 20; 43(2):550-9. PMID: 14717611.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    24. Renthal R, Velasquez D, Olmos D, Hampton J, Wergin WP. Structure and distribution of antennal sensilla of the red imported fire ant. Micron. 2003; 34(8):405-13. PMID: 14680927.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    25. Renthal R, Velasquez D. Self-association of helical peptides in a lipid environment. J Protein Chem. 2002 May; 21(4):255-64. PMID: 12168696.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    26. Renthal R, Gracia N, Regalado R. Water and carboxyl group environments in the dehydration blueshift of bacteriorhodopsin. Photochem Photobiol. 2000 Nov; 72(5):714-8. PMID: 11107860.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    27. Renthal R. Transmembrane and water-soluble helix bundles display reverse patterns of surface roughness. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999 Oct 05; 263(3):714-7. PMID: 10512745.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    28. Renthal R, Alaniz C. Conformational change in bacterio-opsin on binding to retinal. Biophys Chem. 1999 Apr 19; 78(3):241-5. PMID: 10343389.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    29. Renthal R, Chung YJ, Escamilla R, Brown LS, Lanyi JK. Guanidinium restores the chromophore but not rapid proton release in bacteriorhodopsin mutant R82Q. Biophys J. 1997 Nov; 73(5):2711-7. PMID: 9370464.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    30. Renthal R, Haas P. Effect of transmembrane helix packing on tryptophan and tyrosine environments in detergent-solubilized bacterio-opsin. J Protein Chem. 1996 Apr; 15(3):281-9. PMID: 8804576.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    31. Renthal R, McMillan K, Guerra L, Garcia MN, Rangel R, Jen CM. Long-range effects on the retinal chromophore of bacteriorhodopsin caused by surface carboxyl group modification. Biochemistry. 1995 Jun 20; 34(24):7869-78. PMID: 7794898.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    32. Renthal R, Schneider BG, Miller MM, Ludueña RF. Beta IV is the major beta-tubulin isotype in bovine cilia. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 1993; 25(1):19-29. PMID: 8519065.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    33. Renthal R, Hannapel C, Nguyen AS, Haas P. Regeneration of bacteriorhodopsin in mixed micelles. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1990 Nov 30; 1030(1):176-81. PMID: 2265188.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    34. Renthal R, Shuler K, Regalado R. Control of bacteriorhodopsin color by chloride at low pH. Significance for the proton pump mechanism. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1990 Apr 26; 1016(3):378-84. PMID: 2158820.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    35. Swain LD, Renthal RD, Boyan BD. Resolution of ion translocating proteolipid subclasses active in bacterial calcification. J Dent Res. 1989 Jun; 68(6):1094-7. PMID: 2478602.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    36. Renthal R. Surface charge density of purple membrane. Biophys J. 1989 Mar; 55(3):581-3. PMID: 2930835.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    37. Renthal R, Brogley L, Vila J. Altered protein-chromophore interaction in dicyclohexylcarbodiimide-modified purple membrane sheets. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1988 Sep 14; 935(2):109-14. PMID: 3415982.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    38. Renthal R, Hollub A. A role for menadione in the purple membrane proton pump? Photochem Photobiol. 1988 Aug; 48(2):219-21. PMID: 3222332.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    39. Renthal R, Cothran M, Dawson N, Harris GJ. Fluorescent labeling of bacteriorhodopsin: implications for helix connections. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1987 Mar 12; 897(3):384-94. PMID: 3101736.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    40. Harris NO, Suddick RP, Renthal RD. Electrical current and its relationship to teeth and caries. Dent Sch Q. 1987; 3(2):1-6. PMID: 3482540.
    41. Franks RC, Bodola F, Renthal RD, Hayashi RH. Kinetic comparisons of amniotic fluid inactive renin and renal renin using synthetic and human renin substrates. Biochem Med Metab Biol. 1986 Dec; 36(3):333-9. PMID: 3541982.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Renthal R, Cothran M, Espinoza B, Wall KA, Bernard M. Light activates the reaction of bacteriorhodopsin aspartic acid-115 with dicyclohexylcarbodiimide. Biochemistry. 1985 Jul 30; 24(16):4275-9. PMID: 3931674.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    43. Franks R, Bodola F, Renthal R, Hayashi R. Difference between inactive renins in amniotic fluid and in control or pregnancy plasma. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 1985; 20(1):14-7. PMID: 3899869.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Druckmann S, Renthal R, Ottolenghi M, Stoeckenius W. The radiolytic reduction of the Schiff base in bacteriorhodopsin. Photochem Photobiol. 1984 Nov; 40(5):647-51. PMID: 6514812.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    45. Renthal R, Cha CH. Charge asymmetry of the purple membrane measured by uranyl quenching of dansyl fluorescence. Biophys J. 1984 May; 45(5):1001-6. PMID: 6733237.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    46. Renthal R. A cleavable cross-linking reaction for protein carboxyl groups. Int J Pept Protein Res. 1983 Aug; 22(2):144-7. PMID: 6311762.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
    47. Franks RC, Bodola F, Renthal RD, Hayashi RH. Reversible acid activation of amniotic fluid inactive renin. Clin Sci (Lond). 1983 May; 64(5):481-6. PMID: 6339151.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    48. Renthal R, Dawson N, Tuley J, Horowitz P. Constraints on the flexibility of bacteriorhodopsin's carboxyl-terminal tail at the purple membrane surface. Biochemistry. 1983 Jan 04; 22(1):5-12. PMID: 6830763.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    49. Renthal R. Light-induced changes in H+ binding to the purple membrane. Effect of pH, light, temperature, and ionic strength. J Biol Chem. 1981 Nov 25; 256(22):11471-6. PMID: 7298612.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    50. Renthal R, Dawson N, Villarreal L. Light-induced reaction of dicyclohexylcarbodiimide with bacteriorhodopsin. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1981 Jul 30; 101(2):653-7. PMID: 7306101.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    51. Renthal R, Wallace B. Carbodiimides inhibit the acid-induced purple-to-blue transition of bacteriorhodopsin. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1980 Oct 03; 592(3):621-5. PMID: 7417419.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    52. Harris G, Renthal R, Tuley J, Robinson N. Dansylation of bacteriorhodopsin near the retinal attachment site. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1979 Dec 14; 91(3):926-31. PMID: 526291.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    53. Renthal R, Harris GJ, Parrish R. Reaction of the purple membrane with a carbodiimide. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1979 Aug 14; 547(2):258-69. PMID: 37905.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    54. Renthal R, Steinemann A, Stryer L. The carbohydrate moiety of rhodopsin: lectin-binding, chemical modification and fluorescence studies. Exp Eye Res. 1973 Dec 24; 17(6):511-5. PMID: 4361169.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    55. Benesch RE, Benesch R, Renthal RD, Maeda N. Affinity labeling of the polyphosphate binding site of hemoglobin. Biochemistry. 1972 Sep 12; 11(19):3576-82. PMID: 5053760.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    56. Benesch RE, Benesch R, Renthal R, Gratzer WB. Cofactor binding and oxygen equilibria in haemoglobin. Nat New Biol. 1971 Dec 08; 234(49):174-6. PMID: 5289836.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Cells
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