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Semler, Bert L.

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California, Irvine
DepartmentMicrobiology and Molecular Genetics
Address1001 Health Sciences Road
CA 92697-3950
Phone(949) 824-7573, 6058
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    Defining the nuclear vs. cytoplasmic proteome during human rhinovirus infections
    NIH/NIAID R21AI126879Jun 10, 2016 - May 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Role of host cell protein TDP2 as VPg unlinkase during picornavirus replication
    NIH/NIAID R01AI110782Feb 1, 2014 - Jan 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Molecular Biology of Eukaryotic Viruses
    NIH/NIAID T32AI007319Sep 1, 1988 - Aug 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Impact of host protein dynamics on picornavirus RNA 5? noncoding region functions
    NIH/NIAID R01AI026765Jul 1, 1988 - Mar 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Functions of 5' NCRs of picornavirus and cellular mRNAs
    NIH/NIAID R56AI026765Jul 1, 1988 - Jun 30, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    REPLICATION AND CAPSID ANTIGENS OF HEPATITIS A VIRUS
    NIH/NIAID R01AI026350Apr 1, 1988 - Nov 30, 1999
    Role: Principal Investigator
    POLIOVIRUS GENE FUNCTION AND REGULATION
    NIH/NIAID K04AI000721Sep 1, 1986 - Aug 31, 1991
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Poliovirus Gene Function and Regulation
    NIH/NIAID R01AI022693Jul 1, 1985 - Apr 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    CONTROL OF TRANSLATION IN POLIOVIRUS CELLS
    NIH/NIAID R01AI012387May 1, 1975 - Feb 29, 2000
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Maciejewski S, Ullmer W, Semler B. VPg unlinkase/TDP2 in cardiovirus infected cells: Re-localization and proteolytic cleavage. Virology. 2018 03; 516:139-146. PMID: 29353210.
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    2. Lévêque N, Garcia M, Bouin A, Nguyen JHC, Tran GP, Andreoletti L, Semler B. Functional Consequences of RNA 5'-Terminal Deletions on Coxsackievirus B3 RNA Replication and Ribonucleoprotein Complex Formation. J Virol. 2017 08 15; 91(16). PMID: 28539455.
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    3. Karginov TA, Pastor DPH, Semler B, Gomez CM. Mammalian Polycistronic mRNAs and Disease. Trends Genet. 2017 02; 33(2):129-142. PMID: 28012572.
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    4. Ullmer W, Semler B. Diverse Strategies Used by Picornaviruses to Escape Host RNA Decay Pathways. Viruses. 2016 12 20; 8(12). PMID: 27999393.
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    5. Flather D, Cathcart AL, Cruz C, Baggs E, Ngo T, Gershon PD, Semler B. Generation of Recombinant Polioviruses Harboring RNA Affinity Tags in the 5' and 3' Noncoding Regions of Genomic RNAs. Viruses. 2016 Feb 04; 8(2). PMID: 26861382; PMCID: PMC4776194.
    6. Wehbe M, Huguenin A, Leveque N, Semler B, Hamze M, Andreoletti L, Bouin A. Construction of a subgenomic CV-B3 replicon expressing emerald green fluorescent protein to assess viral replication of a cardiotropic enterovirus strain in cultured human cells. J Virol Methods. 2016 Apr; 230:1-8. PMID: 26800776.
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    7. Maciejewski S, Nguyen JH, Gómez-Herreros F, Cortés-Ledesma F, Caldecott KW, Semler B. Divergent Requirement for a DNA Repair Enzyme during Enterovirus Infections. MBio. 2015 Dec 29; 7(1):e01931-15. PMID: 26715620; PMCID: PMC4725011.
    8. Hopcraft SE, Azarm KD, Israelow B, Lévêque N, Schwarz MC, Hsu TH, Chambers MT, Sourisseau M, Semler B, Evans MJ. Viral Determinants of miR-122-Independent Hepatitis C Virus Replication. mSphere. 2016 Jan-Feb; 1(1). PMID: 27303683; PMCID: PMC4863629.
    9. Flather D, Semler B. Picornaviruses and nuclear functions: targeting a cellular compartment distinct from the replication site of a positive-strand RNA virus. Front Microbiol. 2015; 6:594. PMID: 26150805; PMCID: PMC4471892.
    10. Lévêque N, Semler B. A 21st century perspective of poliovirus replication. PLoS Pathog. 2015 Jun; 11(6):e1004825. PMID: 26042673; PMCID: PMC4456262.
    11. Tsai BP, Jimenez J, Lim S, Fitzgerald KD, Zhang M, Chuah CT, Axelrod H, Wilson L, Ong ST, Semler B, Waterman ML. A novel Bcr-Abl-mTOR-eIF4A axis regulates IRES-mediated translation of LEF-1. Open Biol. 2014 Nov; 4(11):140180. PMID: 25392452; PMCID: PMC4248067.
    12. Cathcart AL, Semler B. Differential restriction patterns of mRNA decay factor AUF1 during picornavirus infections. J Gen Virol. 2014 Jul; 95(Pt 7):1488-92. PMID: 24722678; PMCID: PMC4059269.
    13. Spindler KR, Semler B. In memoriam John J. Holland (1929-2013): a pioneer in molecular virology. J Virol. 2014 Jun; 88(11):5903-5. PMID: 24623431; PMCID: PMC4093855.
    14. Du X, Semler B, Gomez CM. Revelations from a bicistronic calcium channel gene. Cell Cycle. 2014; 13(6):875-6. PMID: 24552819; PMCID: PMC3984306.
    15. Chase AJ, Daijogo S, Semler B. Inhibition of poliovirus-induced cleavage of cellular protein PCBP2 reduces the levels of viral RNA replication. J Virol. 2014 Mar; 88(6):3192-201. PMID: 24371074; PMCID: PMC3957957.
    16. Chase AJ, Semler B. Differential cleavage of IRES trans-acting factors (ITAFs) in cells infected by human rhinovirus. Virology. 2014 Jan 20; 449:35-44. PMID: 24418535; PMCID: PMC3894579.
    17. Langereis MA, Feng Q, Nelissen FH, Virgen-Slane R, van der Heden van Noort GJ, Maciejewski S, Filippov DV, Semler B, van Delft FL, van Kuppeveld FJ. Modification of picornavirus genomic RNA using 'click' chemistry shows that unlinking of the VPg peptide is dispensable for translation and replication of the incoming viral RNA. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Feb; 42(4):2473-82. PMID: 24243841; PMCID: PMC3936719.
    18. Cathcart AL, Rozovics JM, Semler B. Cellular mRNA decay protein AUF1 negatively regulates enterovirus and human rhinovirus infections. J Virol. 2013 Oct; 87(19):10423-34. PMID: 23903828; PMCID: PMC3807403.
    19. Fitzgerald KD, Semler B. Poliovirus infection induces the co-localization of cellular protein SRp20 with TIA-1, a cytoplasmic stress granule protein. Virus Res. 2013 Sep; 176(1-2):223-31. PMID: 23830997; PMCID: PMC3742715.
    20. Semler B, Whelan SP. Methods to study RNA virus molecular biology. Methods. 2013 Feb; 59(2):165-6. PMID: 23465704; PMCID: PMC4157455.
    21. Fitzgerald KD, Chase AJ, Cathcart AL, Tran GP, Semler B. Viral proteinase requirements for the nucleocytoplasmic relocalization of cellular splicing factor SRp20 during picornavirus infections. J Virol. 2013 Mar; 87(5):2390-400. PMID: 23255796; PMCID: PMC3571363.
    22. Feng Q, Hato SV, Langereis MA, Zoll J, Virgen-Slane R, Peisley A, Hur S, Semler B, van Rij RP, van Kuppeveld FJ. MDA5 detects the double-stranded RNA replicative form in picornavirus-infected cells. Cell Rep. 2012 Nov 29; 2(5):1187-96. PMID: 23142662.
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    23. Rozovics JM, Chase AJ, Cathcart AL, Chou W, Gershon PD, Palusa S, Wilusz J, Semler B. Picornavirus modification of a host mRNA decay protein. MBio. 2012 Nov 06; 3(6):e00431-12. PMID: 23131833; PMCID: PMC3487778.
    24. Virgen-Slane R, Rozovics JM, Fitzgerald KD, Ngo T, Chou W, van der Heden van Noort GJ, Filippov DV, Gershon PD, Semler B. An RNA virus hijacks an incognito function of a DNA repair enzyme. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Sep 04; 109(36):14634-9. PMID: 22908287; PMCID: PMC3437895.
    25. Chase AJ, Semler B. Viral subversion of host functions for picornavirus translation and RNA replication. Future Virol. 2012 Feb; 7(2):179-191. PMID: 23293659.
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    26. Huang C, Lokugamage KG, Rozovics JM, Narayanan K, Semler B, Makino S. SARS coronavirus nsp1 protein induces template-dependent endonucleolytic cleavage of mRNAs: viral mRNAs are resistant to nsp1-induced RNA cleavage. PLoS Pathog. 2011 Dec; 7(12):e1002433. PMID: 22174690; PMCID: PMC3234236.
    27. Fitzgerald KD, Semler B. Re-localization of cellular protein SRp20 during poliovirus infection: bridging a viral IRES to the host cell translation apparatus. PLoS Pathog. 2011 Jul; 7(7):e1002127. PMID: 21779168; PMCID: PMC3136463.
    28. Rozovics JM, Virgen-Slane R, Semler B. Engineered picornavirus VPg-RNA substrates: analysis of a tyrosyl-RNA phosphodiesterase activity. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 07; 6(3):e16559. PMID: 21408223; PMCID: PMC3049768.
    29. Daijogo S, Semler B. Mechanistic intersections between picornavirus translation and RNA replication. Adv Virus Res. 2011; 80:1-24. PMID: 21762819.
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    30. Huang C, Lokugamage KG, Rozovics JM, Narayanan K, Semler B, Makino S. Alphacoronavirus transmissible gastroenteritis virus nsp1 protein suppresses protein translation in mammalian cells and in cell-free HeLa cell extracts but not in rabbit reticulocyte lysate. J Virol. 2011 Jan; 85(1):638-43. PMID: 21047955; PMCID: PMC3014157.
    31. Grainger L, Cicchini L, Rak M, Petrucelli A, Fitzgerald KD, Semler B, Goodrum F. Stress-inducible alternative translation initiation of human cytomegalovirus latency protein pUL138. J Virol. 2010 Sep; 84(18):9472-86. PMID: 20592073; PMCID: PMC2937619.
    32. Brunner JE, Ertel KJ, Rozovics JM, Semler B. Delayed kinetics of poliovirus RNA synthesis in a human cell line with reduced levels of hnRNP C proteins. Virology. 2010 May 10; 400(2):240-7. PMID: 20189623; PMCID: PMC2844484.
    33. Ertel KJ, Brunner JE, Semler B. Mechanistic consequences of hnRNP C binding to both RNA termini of poliovirus negative-strand RNA intermediates. J Virol. 2010 May; 84(9):4229-42. PMID: 20164237; PMCID: PMC2863767.
    34. Fitzgerald KD, Semler B. Bridging IRES elements in mRNAs to the eukaryotic translation apparatus. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2009 Sep-Oct; 1789(9-10):518-28. PMID: 19631772; PMCID: PMC2783899.
    35. Sean P, Nguyen JH, Semler B. Altered interactions between stem-loop IV within the 5' noncoding region of coxsackievirus RNA and poly(rC) binding protein 2: effects on IRES-mediated translation and viral infectivity. Virology. 2009 Jun 20; 389(1-2):45-58. PMID: 19446305; PMCID: PMC2694229.
    36. Sean P, Nguyen JH, Semler B. The linker domain of poly(rC) binding protein 2 is a major determinant in poliovirus cap-independent translation. Virology. 2008 Sep 01; 378(2):243-53. PMID: 18656221; PMCID: PMC2595138.
    37. Semler B, Waterman ML. IRES-mediated pathways to polysomes: nuclear versus cytoplasmic routes. Trends Microbiol. 2008 Jan; 16(1):1-5. PMID: 18083033.
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    38. Jang GM, Tanaka BS, Gutman GA, Goldin AL, Semler B. Alternative polyadenylation signals in the 3' non-coding region of a voltage-gated potassium channel gene are major determinants of mRNA isoform expression. Gene. 2008 Jan 31; 408(1-2):133-45. PMID: 18077107; PMCID: PMC2744407.
    39. Perera R, Daijogo S, Walter BL, Nguyen JH, Semler B. Cellular protein modification by poliovirus: the two faces of poly(rC)-binding protein. J Virol. 2007 Sep; 81(17):8919-32. PMID: 17581994; PMCID: PMC1951425.
    40. Bedard KM, Daijogo S, Semler B. A nucleo-cytoplasmic SR protein functions in viral IRES-mediated translation initiation. EMBO J. 2007 Jan 24; 26(2):459-67. PMID: 17183366; PMCID: PMC1783453.
    41. Jimenez J, Jang GM, Semler B, Waterman ML. An internal ribosome entry site mediates translation of lymphoid enhancer factor-1. RNA. 2005 Sep; 11(9):1385-99. PMID: 16120831; PMCID: PMC1370822.
    42. Brown DM, Cornell CT, Tran GP, Nguyen JH, Semler B. An authentic 3' noncoding region is necessary for efficient poliovirus replication. J Virol. 2005 Sep; 79(18):11962-73. PMID: 16140772; PMCID: PMC1212627.
    43. Semler B. Resistance is futile. Nat Genet. 2005 Jul; 37(7):665-6. PMID: 15990885.
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    44. Boerner JE, Lyle JM, Daijogo S, Semler B, Schultz SC, Kirkegaard K, Richards OC. Allosteric effects of ligands and mutations on poliovirus RNA-dependent RNA polymerase. J Virol. 2005 Jun; 79(12):7803-11. PMID: 15919933; PMCID: PMC1143668.
    45. Brunner JE, Nguyen JH, Roehl HH, Ho TV, Swiderek KM, Semler B. Functional interaction of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein C with poliovirus RNA synthesis initiation complexes. J Virol. 2005 Mar; 79(6):3254-66. PMID: 15731220; PMCID: PMC1075716.
    46. Kuznetsov YG, Daijogo S, Zhou J, Semler B, McPherson A. Atomic force microscopy analysis of icosahedral virus RNA. J Mol Biol. 2005 Mar 18; 347(1):41-52. PMID: 15733916.
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    47. Cornell CT, Brunner JE, Semler B. Differential rescue of poliovirus RNA replication functions by genetically modified RNA polymerase precursors. J Virol. 2004 Dec; 78(23):13007-18. PMID: 15542652; PMCID: PMC525034.
    48. Jang GM, Leong LE, Hoang LT, Wang PH, Gutman GA, Semler B. Structurally distinct elements mediate internal ribosome entry within the 5'-noncoding region of a voltage-gated potassium channel mRNA. J Biol Chem. 2004 Nov 12; 279(46):47419-30. PMID: 15339906.
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    49. Bedard KM, Walter BL, Semler B. Multimerization of poly(rC) binding protein 2 is required for translation initiation mediated by a viral IRES. RNA. 2004 Aug; 10(8):1266-76. PMID: 15247434; PMCID: PMC1370616.
    50. Bedard KM, Semler B. Regulation of picornavirus gene expression. Microbes Infect. 2004 Jun; 6(7):702-13. PMID: 15158778.
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    51. Semler B. Poliovirus proves IRES-istible in vivo. J Clin Invest. 2004 Jun; 113(12):1678-81. PMID: 15199401; PMCID: PMC420512.
    52. Cornell CT, Perera R, Brunner JE, Semler B. Strand-specific RNA synthesis determinants in the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of poliovirus. J Virol. 2004 May; 78(9):4397-407. PMID: 15078921; PMCID: PMC387695.
    53. Brown DM, Kauder SE, Cornell CT, Jang GM, Racaniello VR, Semler B. Cell-dependent role for the poliovirus 3' noncoding region in positive-strand RNA synthesis. J Virol. 2004 Feb; 78(3):1344-51. PMID: 14722289; PMCID: PMC321373.
    54. Towner JS, Brown DM, Nguyen JH, Semler B. Functional conservation of the hydrophobic domain of polypeptide 3AB between human rhinovirus and poliovirus. Virology. 2003 Sep 15; 314(1):432-42. PMID: 14517095.
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    55. Walter BL, Parsley TB, Ehrenfeld E, Semler B. Distinct poly(rC) binding protein KH domain determinants for poliovirus translation initiation and viral RNA replication. J Virol. 2002 Dec; 76(23):12008-22. PMID: 12414943; PMCID: PMC136902.
    56. Cornell CT, Semler B. Subdomain specific functions of the RNA polymerase region of poliovirus 3CD polypeptide. Virology. 2002 Jul 05; 298(2):200-13. PMID: 12127783.
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