Our collaborative work with the Werth lab on S. aureus phospholipid release is published!

We found that the amount and types of released lipids did not correlate with S. aureus survival against daptomycin and that not all agr-deficient S. aureus strains display daptomycin tolerance due to released lipids by the bacteria, in contrast to previous work. Check out the paper below!

Varied Contribution of Phospholipid Shedding From Membrane to Daptomycin Tolerance in Staphylococcus aureus

Quynh’s radical clock paper published at J. Org. Chem.!

This improved radical clock allows the measurements of some new lipid peroxidation rate constants, particularly those containing highly conjugated systems, such as vitamin A, vitamin D3, and conjugated polyunsaturated fatty acids. With this “clock”, the full kinetic picture of lipid peroxidation can be elucidated now. Congrats to Qunyh, Ryan, Rutan, and our former members David Lee and Andrew Dinh! Check out the paper here.