Ren J, Snider J, Airola MV, Zhong A, Rana NA, Obeid LM, Hannun YA
Quantification of 3-ketodihydrosphingosine using HPLC-ESI-MS/MS to study SPT activity in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
J Lipid Res. 2017 Nov 1. pii: jlr.D078535. doi: 10.1194/jlr.D078535. [Epub ahead of print]

Airola MV, Shanbhogue P, Shamseddine AA, Guja KE, Senkal CE, Maini R, Bartke N, Wu BX, Obeid LM, Garcia-Diaz M, Hannun YA
Structure of human nSMase2 reveals an interdomain allosteric activation mechanism for ceramide generation
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2017, Jul 11;114(28):E5549-E5558
     • Highlighted by the ASBMB Lipid Research Division

Wang H, Airola MV, Reue K
How lipid droplets “TAG” along: Glycerolipid synthetic enzymes and lipid storage
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017, S1388-1981(17):30114-2

Airola MV, Allen WJ, Pulkoski-Gross MJ, Obeid LM, Rizzo RC, Hannun YA
Structural basis for ceramide recognition and hydrolysis by human neutral ceramidase
Structure. 2015, 23(8):1482-91
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     • Highlighted by Cell Press Podcast (August 2015)

Shamseddine AA, Airola MV, Hannun YA
Roles and regulation of neutral sphingomyelinase-2 in cellular and pathological processes
Adv Biol Regul. 2015, 57C:24-41

Airola MV, Tumolo JM, Snider J, Hannun YA
Identification and biochemical characterization of an acid sphingomyelinase-like protein from the bacterial plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum that hydrolyzes ATP to AMP but not sphingomyelin to ceramide
PLoS One. 2014, 9(8):e105830

Airola MV, Hannun YA
Sphingolipid metabolism and neutral sphingomyelinases
Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2013, (215):57-76

Airola MV, Sukomon N, Samanta D, Borbat PP, Freed JH, Watts KJ, Crane BR
HAMP domain conformers that propagate opposite signals in bacterial chemoreceptors
PLoS Biology 2013, 11(2):e1001479
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Airola MV, Huh D, Sukomon N, Widom J, Sircar R, Borbat PP, Freed JH, Watts KJ, Crane BR
Architecture of the soluble receptor Aer2 indicates an in-line mechanism for PAS and HAMP domain signaling
J Mol Biol. 2013, 425(5):886-901

Airola MV, Watts KJ, Crane BR
Identifying Divergent HAMP Domains and Poly-HAMP Chains
J Biol Chem. 2010, 285(23): le7

Airola MV, Watts KJ, Bilwes AM, Crane BR
Structure of Concatenated HAMP Domains Provides a Mechanism for Signal Transduction
Structure. 2010, 18(4): 436-448

Airola MV, Du J, Dawson JH, Crane BR
Heme Binding to the Mammalian Circadian Clock Protein Period 2 is Non-Specific
Biochemistry. 2010, 49(20): 4327-38

Sudhamsu J, Kabir M, Airola MV, Patel BA, Yeh SR, Rousseau DL, Crane BR
Co-Expression of Ferrochelatase Allows for Complete Heme Incorporation into Recombinant Proteins Produced in E. coli
Protein Expr Purif. 2010, 73(1): 78-82