Tuesday, August 30, 2005

My paper is finished!!! - update below

I finally finished the reviewer-suggested revisions for my latest paper. Tomorrow it will be submitted and accepted shortly thereafter. Since some of TG's writer friends appear to be obsessed with word counts, I post this in their honor

Zokutou word meter
4,711 / 4,600

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,
and Bioinformatics.

Congratulations on submitting such an excellent study.


Ed Lattman


thatgirlygirl said...

Woo hoo! Lots of cheesy internet {{{{{{hugs}}}}}}} and cyber high fives and LOLs and smilies.

Anonymous said...

Your mom and I have no idea what you are talking about but congratulations on being published. We are proud of you.

Anonymous said...

Sounds er... fasinating (really :) )
... yawn... er what was I saying WOOO HOOO!
A great honor, your mentors would be so proud.

J I was teasing about the yawns, but seriously I just don't have that sort of brain. What impresses me is that you can also write with warmth and passion (about non-scientific things). We have well published acedemics in the fam and well everything they write/say sounds like they are talking about bugs intestines... or sonnets LOL.

And you seem to be swiched on to your family- that's huge! Doesn't happen in our brainiacs families.That has made big, big, huge messes!

Like sweetie, you are so like. normal... for an egg head!

Off you go- take that devine family of your's somewhere special to celebrate.