Alan Frankel, PhD

Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
+1 415 463-7877
Research Overview: 

The Frankel Lab focuses on RNA-protein recognition and the assembly of RNA-based regulatory complexes. We use biochemistry, structural methods, proteomics, and virology to investigate two essential regulatory complexes in HIV: the viral Tat protein and its interactions with the host transcription machinery, and the viral Rev protein and its interactions with host nuclear export complexes. In concert with proteomic studies of HIV-human protein complexes, our studies have led to an understanding of how the virus has evolved adaptable protein interfaces to hijack these two host machines and establish a unique regulatory circuit that drives gene expression during the HIV life cycle.

Primary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
RNA-Protein Complexes

Websites

Publications: 

A SARS-CoV-2 protein interaction map reveals targets for drug repurposing.

Nature

Gordon DE, Jang GM, Bouhaddou M, Xu J, Obernier K, White KM, O'Meara MJ, Rezelj VV, Guo JZ, Swaney DL, Tummino TA, Huettenhain R, Kaake RM, Richards AL, Tutuncuoglu B, Foussard H, Batra J, Haas K, Modak M, Kim M, Haas P, Polacco BJ, Braberg H, Fabius JM, Eckhardt M, Soucheray M, Bennett MJ, Cakir M, McGregor MJ, Li Q, Meyer B, Roesch F, Vallet T, Mac Kain A, Miorin L, Moreno E, Naing ZZC, Zhou Y, Peng S, Shi Y, Zhang Z, Shen W, Kirby IT, Melnyk JE, Chorba JS, Lou K, Dai SA, Barrio-Hernandez I, Memon D, Hernandez-Armenta C, Lyu J, Mathy CJP, Perica T, Pilla KB, Ganesan SJ, Saltzberg DJ, Rakesh R, Liu X, Rosenthal SB, Calviello L, Venkataramanan S, Liboy-Lugo J, Lin Y, Huang XP, Liu Y, Wankowicz SA, Bohn M, Safari M, Ugur FS, Koh C, Savar NS, Tran QD, Shengjuler D, Fletcher SJ, O'Neal MC, Cai Y, Chang JCJ, Broadhurst DJ, Klippsten S, Sharp PP, Wenzell NA, Kuzuoglu D, Wang HY, Trenker R, Young JM, Cavero DA, Hiatt J, Roth TL, Rathore U, Subramanian A, Noack J, Hubert M, Stroud RM, Frankel AD, Rosenberg OS, Verba KA, Agard DA, Ott M, Emerman M, Jura N, von Zastrow M, Verdin E, Ashworth A, Schwartz O, d'Enfert C, Mukherjee S, Jacobson M, Malik HS, Fujimori DG, Ideker T, Craik CS, Floor SN, Fraser JS, Gross JD, Sali A, Roth BL, Ruggero D, Taunton J, Kortemme T, Beltrao P, Vignuzzi M, García-Sastre A, Shokat KM, Shoichet BK, Krogan NJ

A Quantitative Genetic Interaction Map of HIV Infection.

Molecular cell

Gordon DE, Watson A, Roguev A, Zheng S, Jang GM, Kane J, Xu J, Guo JZ, Stevenson E, Swaney DL, Franks-Skiba K, Verschueren E, Shales M, Crosby DC, Frankel AD, Marson A, Marazzi I, Cagney G, Krogan NJ

ARIH2 Is a Vif-Dependent Regulator of CUL5-Mediated APOBEC3G Degradation in HIV Infection.

Cell host & microbe

Hüttenhain R, Xu J, Burton LA, Gordon DE, Hultquist JF, Johnson JR, Satkamp L, Hiatt J, Rhee DY, Baek K, Crosby DC, Frankel AD, Marson A, Harper JW, Alpi AF, Schulman BA, Gross JD, Krogan NJ

Highly Mutable Linker Regions Regulate HIV-1 Rev Function and Stability.

Scientific reports

Jayaraman B, Fernandes JD, Yang S, Smith C, Frankel AD

Discovery of a Branched Peptide that Recognizes the Rev Response Element (RRE) RNA and Blocks HIV-1 Replication.

Journal of medicinal chemistry

Dai Y, Wynn J, Peralta A, Sherpa C, Jayaraman B, Li H, Verma A, Frankel AD, Le Grice SFJ, Santos WL