Ursula Jakob, Ph.D.

Patricia S. Yaeger Collegiate Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Professor, Biological Chemistry

5014 BSB

1105 N. University Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1085


(734) 615-1286

Areas of Interest

Biochemical aspects of the bacterial response to oxidative stress.

Honors & Awards

Elected Member, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 2014
Faculty Recognition Award, University of Michigan, 2011
Biological Sciences Scholar, University of Michigan, 2001
Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 2000
Sokol Postdoctoral Award, 1998

Published Articles or Reviews

Recent Publications

Polyphosphate Functions In Vivo as an Iron Chelator and Fenton Reaction Inhibitor.
Beaufay F, Quarles E, Franz A, Katamanin O, Wholey WY, Jakob U.
mBio. 2020; 11: e01017-20.

Developmental ROS individualizes organismal stress resistance and lifespan.
Bazopoulou D, Knoefler D, Zheng Y, Ulrich K, Oleson BJ, Xie L, Kim M, Kaufmann A, Lee YT, Dou Y, Chen Y, Quan S, Jakob U.
Nature. 2019; 576: 301–5.

An essential thioredoxin-type protein of Trypanosoma brucei acts as redox-regulated mitochondrial chaperone.
Currier RB, Ulrich K, Leroux AE, Dirdjaja N, Deambrosi M, Bonilla M, Ahmed YL, Adrian L, Antelmann H, Jakob U, Comini MA, Krauth-Siegel RL.
PLoS Pathog. 2019; 15: e1008065.

Mechanistic insights into the protective roles of polyphosphate against amyloid cytotoxicity.
Lempart J, Tse E, Lauer JA, Ivanova MI, Sutter A, Yoo N, Huettemann P, Southworth D, Jakob U.
Life Sci Alliance. 2019; 2: e201900486.

Polyphosphate Initiates Tau Aggregation through Intra- and Intermolecular Scaffolding.
Wickramasinghe SP, Lempart J, Merens HE, Murphy J, Huettemann P, Jakob U, Rhoades E.
Biophys J. 2019; 117: 717–28.

The role of thiols in antioxidant systems.
Ulrich K, Jakob U.
Free Radic Biol Med. 2019; 140: 14–27.

Chaperone activation and client binding of a 2-cysteine peroxiredoxin.
Teixeira F, Tse E, Castro H, Makepeace KAT, Meinen BA, Borchers CH, Poole LB, Bardwell JC, Tomás AM, Southworth DR, Jakob U.
Nat Commun. 2019; 10: 659.

Inorganic polyphosphate, a multifunctional polyanionic protein scaffold.
Xie L, Jakob U.
J Biol Chem. 2019; 294: 2180–90.

For a list of publications from PubMed, click HERE

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