Structural Biology of Signaling Proteins

Structural Biology of Signaling Proteins

Our group is focused on structural biology (the relationship between the structure and function of certain groups of proteins), particularly we focus on the proteins which participate in the signal transmission in the cell. Among methods we use are recombinant protein expression, biophysical characterization, study of intermolecular interactions, protein structure and interaction surfaces. All these methods enable us to better understand the details how the activity and function of protein-protein complexes is regulated. Our research is focused mainly on:

  • Structural biology of 14-3-3 proteins and their complexes
  • Mechanism of regulation of proteinkisases CaMKK1, CaMKK2 and ASK1
  • Study of inhibition of protease caspase-2 by 14-3-3 protein
  • Study of DNA-binding domain of transcription factor FOXO4



Our new paper in eLIFE

Hagenbuchner J*, Obsilova V*, Kaserer T*, Kaiser N, Rass B, Psenakova K, Docekal V, Alblova M, Kohoutova K, Schuster D, Aneichyk T, Vesely J, Obexer P, Obsil T+, Ausserlechner MJ+ Modulating FOXO3 transcriptional activity by small, DBD-binding molecules Elife, accepted 2nd December 2019, doi: 10.7554/eLife.48876 IF = 7.551   * Equall contribution. + Corresponding authors.   More


Alblová, Miroslava - Šmídová, Aneta - Kalábová, Dana - Santo Lentini, D. - Obšil, Tomáš - Obšilová, Veronika . Allosteric Activation of Yeast Enzyme Neutral Trehalase by Calcium and 14-3-3 Protein . Physiological Research 2019, 68(2), 147-160 . IF = 1.701 [ASEP] [ doi ]
Šmídová, Aneta - Alblová, Miroslava - Kalábová, Dana - Pšenáková, Katarína - Rosůlek, Michal - Herman, P. - Obšil, Tomáš - Obšilová, Veronika . 14-3-3 protein masks the nuclear localization sequence of caspase-2 . FEBS Journal 2018, 285(22), 4196-4213 . IF = 4.739 [ASEP] [ doi ]
Pšenáková, Katarína - Petrvalská, Olivia - Kylarová, Salome - Santo, D. L. - Kalábová, Dana - Herman, P. - Obšilová, Veronika - Obšil, Tomáš . 14-3-3 protein directly interacts with the kinase domain of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase (CaMKK2) . Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. General Subjects 2018, roč. 1862, 7, p. 1612-1625 . IF = 3.681 [ASEP] [ doi ]
Kylarová, Salome - Pšenáková, Katarína - Herman, P. - Obšilová, Veronika - Obšil, Tomáš . CaMKK2 kinase domain interacts with the autoinhibitory region through the N-terminal lobe including the RP insert . Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. General Subjects 2018, 1862(10), 2304-2313 . IF = 3.681 [ASEP] [ doi ]
Kalábová, Dana - Šmídová, Aneta - Petrvalská, Olivia - Alblová, Miroslava - Košek, Dalibor - Man, Petr - Obšil, Tomáš - Obšilová, Veronika . Human procaspase-2 phosphorylation at both S139 and S164 is required for 14-3-3 binding . Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 2017, roč. 493, 2, p. 940-945 . IF = 2.559 [ASEP] [ doi ]

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 RNDr. Veronika Obšilová, Ph.D.
 head of the department
Prof. RNDr. Tomáš Obšil, Ph.D.
deputy head of department (part time)

RNDrOlívia Petrvalská, Ph.D.
junior researcher
Mgr. Matěj Horváth, Ph.D.
junior researcher (part time)
Mgr. Dana Kalábová (born Žáková) 
PhD student
Mgr. Pavel Pohl
PhD student
M.Sc. Rohit Ashok Joshi
PhD student
MSc. Raju Mandal
PhD student (part time)
M.Sc. Karolína Honzejková
PhD student (part time)
Bc. Klára Kohoutová
undergraduate student
Bc. Nicola Koupilová
undergraduate student
Bc. Martina Mikulů
undergraduate student
Adéla Hofmanová
undergraduate student

Andrej Tekel

undergraduate student

Markéta Kolcunová