Publications and Patents by Dr. Burns


“J-Series Prostaglandin-Ethanolamides as Novel Therapeutics” Rukiyah T. Van Dross, Daniel A. Ladin, Colin S. Burns, Allison Stokes Danell US Patent 9,328,060, May 3, 2016

East Carolina University Publications

“Calcium signaling induced by 15-deoxy-prostamide-J2 promotes cell death by activating PERK, IP3R, and the mitochondrial permeability transition pore” Daniel A. Ladin, Margaret M. Nelson, Estefani Cota, Catherine Colonna, Colin Burns, Jacques Robidoux, Kelsey H. Fisher-Wellman and Rukiyah Van Dross-Anderson Oncotarget202213, 1380-1396.

“Damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) activation in melanoma: investigation of the immunogenic activity of 15-deoxy, Δ12,14 prostamide J2” Ahmed Elhassanny, Rene Escobedo, Daniel Ladin, Colin Burns and Rukiyah Van Dross Oncotarget 2020, 11, 4788-4802.

“Prostaglandin D2-ethanolamide induces skin cancer by suppressing the activity of cellular antioxidants” Ahmed E.M. Elhassanny, Daniel A. Ladin, Eman Soliman, Hussam Albassam, Andrew Morris, Robert Kobet, Kathleen Thayne, Colin Burns, Allison S. Danell, Rukiyah Van Dross* Prostaglandin and Other Lipid Mediators 2019142, 9-23.

“Zn2+-binding in the Glutamate-rich Region of the Intrinsically Disordered Protein Prothymosin-alpha” Sriramya Garapati, William Montheith, Chris Wilson, Anastasiia Kostenko, John M. Kenney, Allison S. Danell, Colin S. Burns* Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry 201823, 1255-1263. DOI: 10.1007/s00775-018-1612-2.

“Synthesis and Evaluation of the Novel Prostamide, 15-Deoxy, Δ12,14-Prostamide J2, as a Selective Anti-Tumor Therapeutic” Daniel A. Ladin, Eman Soliman, Rene Escobedo, Timothy L. Fitzgerald, Li V. Yang, Colin Burns, and Rukiyah Van Dross Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 201716, 838-849. DOI: 10.1158.1535-7163.MCT-16-0484.

“Calorimetric Investigation of Copper Binding in the N-Terminal Region of the Prion Protein at Low Copper Loading: Evidence for an Entropically Favorable First Binding Event” Devi Praneetha Gogineni, Anne M. Spuches, and Colin S. Burns* Inorganic Chemistry 201554, 441-447.

“Field- and Temperature-Dependent 13C NMR Studies of the EDTA-Zn2+ Complex: Insight into Structure and Dynamics via Relaxation Measurements” Sriramya Garapati, Colin S. Burns*, and Art A. Rodriguez* Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2014118, 12960-12964.

“The 4-pyridylmethyl ester as a protecting group for glutamic and aspartic acids: ‘flipping’ peptide charge states for characterization by positive ion mode ESI-MS” Sriramya Garapati and Colin S. Burns* Journal of Peptide Science 201420, 191-195.

“Peculiarities of Copper Binding to Alpha-Synuclein” Atta Ahmad*, Colin S. Burns*, Anthony L. Fink, and Vladimir N. Uversky* Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 201229, 825-842.

“Prothymosin-alpha Inhibits HIV-1 via Toll-like Receptor 4-Mediated Type I Interferon Induction” Arevik Mosoian, Avelino Teixeira, Colin S. Burns, Leif E. Sander, G. Luca Gusella, Cijing He, J. Magarian Blander, Paul Klotman and Mary Klotman* Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2010107, 10178-10183.

“Zinc Deposition During ESI-MS Analysis of Peptide-Zinc Complexes” Haritha Mattapalli, William B. Monteith, Colin S. Burns and Allison Danell* Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2009, 20, 2199-2205.

“The Manganese Transporter MntH is a Critical Determinant for Brucella Abortus 2308 in Experimentally Infected Mice” Eric S. Anderson, James T. Paulley, Jennifer M. Gaines, Michelle W. Valderas, Daniel W. Martin, Evan Menscher, Timothy D. Brown, Colin S. Burns and Martin Roop II* Infection and Immunity 200977, 3466-3474.

“Identification of the Cu(II) Coordinating Residues in the Prion Protein by Metal-Catalyzed Oxidation Mass Spectrometry: Evidence for Multiple Isomers at Low Cu(II) Loadings” Rapole Srikanth, Jonathan Wilson, Colin S. Burns* and Richard W. Vachet* Biochemistry 200847, 9258-9268.

“Characterization of the Cu2+ Binding Modes in the Prion Protein by Visible CD and Multivariate Curve Resolution” J. Bryant Pollock, Patrick J. Cutler, John M. Kenney, Paul J. Gemperline and Colin S. Burns* Analytical Biochemistry 2008377, 223-233.

“Influence of Prothymosin-a on HIV-1 Target Cells” Arevik Mosoian, Avelino Teixeira, Colin S. Burns, Gregory Khitrov, Weijia Zhang, Luca Gusella, Paul Klotman and Mary Klotman* Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 20071112, 269 285.

“Copper and Zinc Promote Interactions between Membrane Anchored Peptides of the Metal Binding Domain of the Prion Protein” Angela G. Kenward, Libero J. Bartolotti and Colin S. Burns* Biochemistry 2007, 46, 4261-4271.

“Purification and characterization of the central segment of prothymosin-a: Methodology for handling highly acidic peptides” Christopher L. Wilson, William B. Monteith, Allison S. Danell and Colin S. Burns* Journal of Peptide Science 200612, 721- 725.

University of California at Santa Cruz Publications

“Molecular Features of the Copper Coordination Sites in the Full Length, Recombinant Prion Protein” Colin S. Burns, Eliah Aronoff Spencer, Giuseppe Legname, Stanley B. Prusiner, William E. Antholine, Gary J. Gerfen, Jack Peisach, and Glenn L. Millhauser* Biochemistry 200342, 6794-6803.

“Optical and Surface Structural Properties of Mn2+ Doped ZnSe Nanoparticles” Thaddeus J. Norman Jr., Donny Magana, Thea Wilson, Colin S. Burns, and Jin Z. Zhang* Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2003107, 6309-6317.

“Molecular Features of the Copper Binding Sites in the Octarepeat Domain of the Prion Protein” Colin S. Burns, Eliah Aronoff-Spencer, Christine M. Dunham*, Paula Lario, Nikolai I. Avdievich, William E. Antholine, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Alice Vrielink, Gary J. Gerfen, Jack Peisach, William G. Scott, and Glenn L. Millhauser* Biochemistry 200241, 3991-4001.

“Identification of the Cu2+ Binding Sites in the N-Terminal Domain of the Prion Protein by EPR and CD Spectroscopy” Eliah Aronoff Spencer, Colin S. Burns, Nikolai I. Avdievich, Gary J. Gerfen, Jack Peisach, William E. Antholine, Haydn L. Ball, Fred E. Cohen, Stanley B. Prusiner, and Glenn L. Millhauser* Biochemistry 200039, 13760-13771.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Publications

“Mechanism for Formation of the Lightstruck Flavor of Beer” Colin S. Burns, Arne Heyrick, Denis De Keukeleire, and Malcolm D. E. Forbes* Chemistry: A European Journal 20017, 4553-4561.

“Neutral Peptide Biradicals Formed by Dissociative Electron Transfer” Colin S. Burns, Lakecia Rochelle, and Malcolm D. E. Forbes* Organic Letters 20013, 2197-2200.