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Michael P. Stone

Title and Contact Information

Professor & Department Chairman
Office: 5524 SC
Phone: (615) 322-2589
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Education

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 1981

Specialties

VICB
Physical Chemistry
Chemical Biology
Center for Structural Biology
Biochemistry

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Stone

Research

Biophysical Chemistry

DNA damage is believed to represent the initiating step in chemical carcinogenesis. Our laboratory seeks to understand how specific DNA adducts perturb DNA structure and how these structural interfere with the biological processing of DNA. One goal is to understand the basis whereby chemical modification of DNA triggers specific mutations. Some mutations, especially those occurring in proto-oncogene sequences or tumor suppressor gene sequences, play crucial roles in the process of chemical carcinogenesis. Some fundamental questions under study are:
  • How do specific DNA adducts alter the three dimensional structure of DNA?
  • How does adduction affect the biological processing of DNA during replication and repair?
  • How do specific DNA adducts alter the three dimensional structure of primer-template complexes with damage bypass polymerases?
  • What is the role of DNA sequence in modulating adduct conformation and biological processing?

Both NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography play major roles in our research program. Our laboratory is affiliated with the Vanderbilt Center in Structural Biology. NMR spectroscopy is used to determine the three dimensional structures and dynamics of site-specifically adducted oligodeoxynucleotides in aqueous solution. Crystallographic approaches allow the structural determination of larger biomolecular complexes involving DNA processing enzymes.



Space-filling model of an oligodeoxynucleo-tide containing a mutagenic lesion, 1,N2 -propanodeoxyguanosine. The model was refined using experimental NOE constraints derived from 1H NMR spectroscopy.

Selected Publications

Szulik MWPallan PSNocek BVoehler MBanerjee SBrooks SJoachimiak AEgli MEichman BFStone MP. Correction to Differential Stabilities and Sequence-Dependent Base Pair Opening Dynamics of Watson-Crick Base Pairs with 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine, 5-Formylcytosine, or 5-Carboxylcytosine. Biochemistry.  2015. [Epub ahead of print]

Szulik MW, Pallan PS, Nocek B, Voehler M, Banerjee S, Brooks S, Joachimiak A, Egli M, Eichman BF, Stone MP. Differential stabilities and sequence-dependent base pair opening dynamics of Watson-Crick base pairs with 5-hydroxymethylcytosine, 5-formylcytosine, or 5-carboxylcytosine. Biochemistry. 2015, 54(5):1294-305.

Li L, Brown KL, Ma R, Stone MP. DNA Sequence Modulates Geometrical Isomerism of the trans-8,9-Dihydro-8-(2,6-diamino-4-oxo-3,4-dihydropyrimid-5-yl-formamido)-9-hydroxy Aflatoxin B1 Adduct. Chemical Research in Toxicology. 2015, [Epub ahead of print].

Szulik MW, Voehler M, Stone MP. NMR analysis of base-pair opening kinetics in DNA. Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry. 2014, 59:7.20.1-7.20.18.

Kowal, E.A., Katapati, S., Turo, M., Tretyakova, N., Stone, M. P. Major Groove Orientation of the (2S)-N6-(2-hydroxy-3-buten-1-yl)-2'-Deoxyadenosine DNA Adduct Induced by 3,4-epoxy-1-Butene. Chemical Research in Toxicology. 2014,  (27): 1675-1686.  

Kowal, E.A., Seneviratne, U., Wickramaratne, S., Doherty, K., Cao, X., Tretyakova, N.Y., Stone, M. P. Structures of Exocyclic S,S- and R,R N6,N6-(2,3-Dihydroxy-1,4-butadiyl)-2'-deoxyadenosine Adducts Induced by 1,2,3,4-Diepoxybutane. Chemical Research in Toxicology. 2014,  (27): 805-817.  

Stavros, K.M., Hawkins, E.K., Rizzo, C.J., Stone, M. P. Base-Displaced Intercalation of the N2-2-Amino-3-methylimidazo[4,5-f]quinoline-dG Adduct in the NarI Recognition Sequence. Nucleic Acids Research. 2014,  (42): 3450-3463.  

Kowal, E. A., Lad, R. R., Pallan, P. S., Dhummakupt, E., Wawrzak, Z., Egli, M., Sturla, S. J., Stone, M. P.  Recognition of O-6-benzyl-2'-deoxyguanosine by a perimidinone-derived synthetic nucleoside: a DNA interstrand stacking interaction. Nucleic Acids Research. 2013, 41 (15): 7566-7576.  

Shanmugam, G., Minko, I. G., Banerjee, S., Christov, P. P., Kozekov, I. D., Rizzo, C. J., Lloyd, R. S., Egli, M., Stone, M. P. Ring-Opening of the gamma-OH-PdG Adduct Promotes Error-Free Bypass by the Sulfolobus solfataricus DNA Polymerase Dpo4. Chemical Research in Toxicology. 2013, 26 (9): 1348-1360.  

Szulik, M. W., Voehler, M. W., Ganguly, M., Gold, B., Stone, M. P. Site-Specific Stabilization of DNA by a Tethered Major Groove Amine, 7-Aminomethyl-7-deaza-2 '-deoxyguanosine. Biochemistry. 2013, 52 (43): 7659-7668.  

Ganguly, M., Szulik, M. W., Donahue, P. S., Clancy, K., Stone, M. P. Thermodynamic Signature of DNA Damage: Characterization of DNA with a 5-Hydroxy-2 '-deoxycytidine center dot 2 '-Deoxyguanosine Base Pair. Biochemistry. 2012, 51 (9): 2018-2027.  

Huang, H., Das, R. S., Basu, A. K., Stone, M. P. Structures of (5 ' S)-8,5 '-Cyclo-2 '-deoxyguanosine Mismatched with dA or dT. Chemical Research in Toxicology. 2012, 25 (2): 478-490.  

Banerjee, S., Christov, P. P., Kozekova, A., Rizzo, C. J., Egli, M., Stone, M. P. Replication Bypass of the trans-4-Hydroxynonenal-Derived (6S,8R,11S)-1,N-2-Deoxyguanosine DNA Adduct by the Sulfolobus solfataricus DNA Polymerase IV. Chemical Research in Toxicology. 2012, 25 (2): 422-435.  

Ganguly, M., Szulik, M. W., Donahue, P. S., Clancy, K., Stone, M. P., Gold, B. Thermodynamic Signature of DNA Damage: Characterization of DNA with a 5-Hydroxy-2 '-deoxycytidine center dot 2 '-Deoxyguanosine Base Pair. Pharmazeutische Industrie. 2012, 74 (2): 2018-2027.  

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