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Matt Hicks Publications

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h-index = 13 (Oct 2011)


Damianoglou, A., Rodger, A., Pridmore, C., Dafforn, T. R., Mosely, J. A., Sanderson, J. M., Hicks, M. R. (2010) The synergistic action of melittin and phospholipase A2 with lipid membranes: development of linear dichroism for membrane-insertion kinetics, Protein and Peptide Letters Nov;17(11), 1351-62.

Hicks, M.R., Kowałski, J., and Rodger, A. (2010) LD spectroscopy of natural and synthetic biomaterials, Chemical Society Reviews 39, 3380-3393.

Waldron, D. E., Marrington, R., Grant, M. C., Hicks, M. R., and Rodger, A. (2010) Capillary circular dichroism, Chirality - Published online DOI: 10.1002/chir.20878

Marshall, K. E., Hicks, M. R., Williams, T. L., Hoffmann, S. V., Rodger, A., Dafforn, T. R., and Serpell, L. C. (2010) Characterizing the Assembly of the Sup35 Yeast Prion Fragment, GNNQQNY: Structural Changes Accompany a Fiber-to-Crystal Switch, Biophysical journal 98, 330-338.

Hamley, I. W., Castelletto, V., Moulton, C. M., Rodriguez-Perez, J., Squires, A. M., Eralp, T., Held, G., Hicks, M. R., and Rodger, A. (2010) Alignment of a Model Amyloid Peptide Fragment in Bulk and at a Solid Surface, J Phys Chem B 114, 8244-8254.

Chen, L., Morris, K., Laybourn, A., Elias, D., Hicks, M. R., Serpell, L., and Adams, D. J. (2010) The Self-Assembly Mechanism for a Naphthalene-Dipeptide Leading to Hydrogelation, Langmuir 26, 5232–5242.

Bromley, E. H. C., Channon, K. J., King, P. J. S., Mahmoud, Z. N., Banwell, E. F., Butler, M. F., Crump, M. P., Dafforn, T. R., Hicks, M. R., Hirst, J. D., Rodger, A., and Woolfson, D. N. (2010) Assembly Pathway of a Designed alpha-Helical Protein Fiber, Biophysical journal 98, 1668-1676.

Andersen, C. B., Hicks, M. R., Vetri, V., Vandahl, B., Rahbek-Nielsen, H., Thogersen, H., Thogersen, I. B., Enghild, J. J., Serpell, L. C., Rischel, C., and Otzen, D. E. (2010) Glucagon Fibril Polymorphism Reflects Differences in Protofilament Backbone Structure, Journal of Molecular Biology 397, 932-946.


Hicks, M. R., Dafforn, T., Damianoglou, A., Wormell, P., Rodger, A., and Hoffmann, S. V. (2009) Synchrotron radiation linear dichroism spectroscopy of the antibiotic peptide gramicidin in lipid membranes The Analyst 134(8), 1623-1628.

Ennaceur, S. M., Hicks, M. R., Pridmore, C. J., Dafforn, T. R., Rodger, A., and Sanderson, J. M. (2009) Peptide Adsorption to Lipid Bilayers: Slow Rearrangement Processes Revealed by Linear Dichroism Spectroscopy Biophysical journal 96(4), 1399-1407.

Bulheller, B. M., Rodger, A., Hicks, M. R., Dafforn, T. R., Serpell, L. C., Marshall, K., Bromley, E. H. C., King, P. J. S., Channon, K. J., Woolfson, D. N., and Hirst, J. D. (2009) Linear Dichroism of Some Prototypical Proteins JACS 131(37), 13305-13314.


Oates, J., Hicks, M., Dafforn, T. R., DiMaio, D., and Dixon, A. M. (2008) In vitro dimerization of the bovine papillomavirus E5 protein transmembrane domain Biochemistry 47(34), 8985-8992.

McDonnell, U., Hicks, M. R., Hannon, M. J., and Rodger, A. (2008) DNA binding and bending by dinuclear complexes comprising ruthenium polypyridyl centres linked by a bis(pyridylimine) ligand Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 102(12), 2052-2059.

McDonnell, U., Kerchoffs, J. M. C. A., Castineiras, R. P. M., Hicks, M. R., Hotze, A. C. G., Hannon, M. J., and Rodger, A. (2008) Synthesis and cytotoxicity of dinuclear complexes containing ruthenium(II) bipyridyl units linked by a bis(pyridylimine) ligand Dalton T(5), 667-675.

Hicks, M. R., Rullay, A. K., Pedrido, R., Crout, D. H., and Pinheiro, T. J. T. (2008) Efficient Synthesis of Methanesulphonate-Derived Lipid Chains for Attachment of Proteins to Lipid Membranes Synthetic Communications 38(21), 3726 - 3750.

Hicks, M. R., Damianoglou, A., Rodger, A., and Dafforn, T. R. (2008) Folding and membrane insertion of the pore-forming peptide gramicidin occur as a concerted process J Mol Biol 383(2), 358-366.

Hicks, M. R., Conner, M., Dafforn, T., Knowles, T. J., Ludwig, C., Staddon, S., Overduin, M., Gunther, U. L., Thome, J., Wheatley, M., Poyner, D. R., and Conner, A. C. (2008) Functional and biophysical analysis of the C-terminus of the CGRP-receptor; a family B GPCR Biochemistry 47(32), 8434-8444.

Dicko, C., Hicks, M. R., Dafforn, T. R., Vollrath, F., Rodger, A., and Hoffmann, S. V. (2008) Breaking the 200 nm limit for routine flow linear dichroism measurements using UV synchrotron radiation Biophysical journal 95(12), 5974-5977.

Damianoglou, A., Crust, E. J., Hicks, M. R., Howson, S. E., Knight, A. E., Ravi, J., Scott, P., and Rodger, A. (2008) A new reference material for UV-visible circular dichroism spectroscopy Chirality 20(9), 1029-1038.


Rodger, A., Marrington, R., Geeves, M. A., Hicks, M., de Alwis, L., Halsall, D. J., and Dafforn, T. R. (2006) Looking at long molecules in solution: what happens when they are subjected to Couette flow? Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 8(27), 3161-3171.

Rajendra, J., Damianoglou, A., Hicks, M., Booth, P., Rodger, P. M., and Rodger, A. (2006) Quantitation of protein orientation in flow-oriented unilamellar liposomes by linear dichroism Chemical Physics 326(1), 210-220.

Hicks, M. R., Rodger, A., Thomas, C. M., Batt, S. M., and Dafforn, T. R. (2006) Restriction Enzyme Kinetics Monitored by UV Linear Dichroism Biochemistry 45(29), 8912-8917.

Hicks, M. R., Gill, A. C., Bath, I. K., Rullay, A. K., Sylvester, I. D., Crout, D. H., and Pinheiro, T. J. (2006) Synthesis and structural characterization of a mimetic membrane-anchored prion protein Febs J 273(6), 1285-1299 (and Front Cover).

To 2005

Schelcher, C., Valencia, S., Delecluse, H. J., Hicks, M., and Sinclair, A. J. (2005) Mutation of a single amino acid residue in the basic region of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) lytic cycle switch protein Zta (BZLF1) prevents reactivation of EBV from latency J Virol 79(21), 13822-13828.

Marrington, R., Dafforn, T. R., Halsall, D. J., MacDonald, J. I., Hicks, M., and Rodger, A. (2005) Validation of new microvolume Couette flow linear dichroism cell Analyst 130(12), 1608-1616.

Hicks, M. R., Al-Mehairi, S. S., and Sinclair, A. J. (2003) The zipper region of Epstein-Barr virus bZIP transcription factor Zta is necessary but not sufficient to direct DNA binding J Virol 77(14), 8173-8177.

Offer, G., Hicks, M. R., and Woolfson, D. N. (2002) Generalized Crick equations for modeling noncanonical coiled coils J Struct Biol 137(1-2), 41-53.

Hicks, M. R., Walshaw, J., and Woolfson, D. N. (2002) Investigating the tolerance of coiled-coil peptides to nonheptad sequence inserts J Struct Biol 137(1-2), 73-81.

Hicks, M. R., Balesaria, S., Medina-Palazon, C., Pandya, M. J., Woolfson, D. N., and Sinclair, A. J. (2001) Biophysical analysis of natural variants of the multimerization region of Epstein-Barr virus lytic-switch protein BZLF1 J Virol 75(11), 5381-5384.

Hicks, M. R. (2000) Coiled-coil assembly by proteins and peptides with unusual sequence motifs. D.Phil. thesis.

Hicks, M. R., Holberton, D. V., Kowalczyk, C., and Woolfson, D. N. (1997) Coiled-coil assembly by peptides with non-heptad sequence motifs Fold Des (and Front Cover) 2(3), 149-158.