This paper describes the molecular details of how protein toxins active against certain insects (including mosquitos) rearrange their shape to interact with the gut membranes of their target insects which eventually leads to dead insects. The paper is going to appear in a special edition of Proteins: Structure, Function, & Bioinformatics dedicated to my first postdoctoral advisor on the occasion of his 65th birthday. I also decided to dedicate the paper to my recently deceased 2nd postdoctoral advisor who was a dedicated mentor and colleague.
Update - the acceptance letter arrived
Dear Dr. S:
I am pleased to inform you that your manuscript entitled "The
role of a conserved histidine-tyrosine interhelical interaction
in the ion channel domain of [[delta]]-endotoxins from
Bacillus thuringiensis" has been accepted for publication
in the next available issue of PROTEINS: Structure, Function,
Congratulations on submitting such an excellent study.