Denise Wootten

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

20062023
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Research Output 2006 2019

2019

Deconvoluting the Molecular Control of Binding and Signaling at the Amylin 3 Receptor: RAMP3 Alters Signal Propagation through Extracellular Loops of the Calcitonin Receptor

Pham, V., Zhu, Y., Dal Maso, E., Reynolds, C. A., Deganutti, G., Atanasio, S., Hick, C. A., Yang, D., Christopoulos, A., Hay, D. L., Furness, S. G. B., Wang, M-W., Wootten, D. & Sexton, P. M., 18 Mar 2019, In : ACS Pharmacology and Translational Sciences. 2, 3, p. 183-197 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Expression and activity of the calcitonin receptor family in a sample of primary human high-grade gliomas

Ostrovskaya, A., Hick, C., Hutchinson, D. S., Stringer, B. W., Wookey, P. J., Wootten, D., Sexton, P. M. & Furness, S. G. B., 18 Feb 2019, In : BMC Cancer. 19, 1, 12 p., 157.

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Molecular Basis of Action of a Small-Molecule Positive Allosteric Modulator Agonist at the Type 1 Cholecystokinin Holoreceptor

Desai, A. J., Mechin, I., Nagarajan, K., Valant, C., Wootten, D., Lam, P. C. H., Orry, A., Abagyan, R., Nair, A., Sexton, P. M., Christopoulos, A. & Miller, L. J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Molecular Pharmacology. 95, 3, p. 245-259 15 p.

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The Molecular Control of Calcitonin Receptor Signaling

dal Maso, E., Glukhova, A., Zhu, Y., Garcia-Nafria, J., Tate, C. G., Atanasio, S., Reynolds, C. A., Ramirez-Aportela, E., Carazo, J-M., Hick, C. A., Furness, S. G. B., Hay, D. L., Liang, Y-L., Miller, L. J., Christopoulos, A., Wang, M-W., Wootten, D. & Sexton, P. M., 11 Jan 2019, In : ACS Pharmacology and Translational Sciences. 2, 1, p. 31-51 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2018

Characterization of signalling and regulation of common calcitonin receptor splice variants and polymorphisms

Dal Maso, E., Just, R., Hick, C., Christopoulos, A., Sexton, P. M., Wootten, D. & Furness, S. G. B., 1 Feb 2018, In : Biochemical Pharmacology. 148, p. 111-129 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cryo-EM structure of the active, Gs-protein complexed, human CGRP receptor

Liang, Y-L., Khoshouei, M., Deganutti, G., Glukhova, A., Koole, C., Peat, T. S., Radjainia, M., Plitzko, J. M., Baumeister, W., Miller, L. J., Hay, D. L., Christopoulos, A., Reynolds, C. A., Wootten, D. & Sexton, P. M., 27 Sep 2018, In : Nature. 561, 7724, p. 492-497 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Extracellular loops 2 and 3 of the calcitonin receptor selectively modify agonist binding and efficacy

Dal Maso, E., Zhu, Y., Pham, V., Reynolds, C. A., Deganutti, G., Hick, C. A., Yang, D., Christopoulos, A., Hay, D. L., Wang, M. W., Sexton, P. M., Furness, S. G. B. & Wootten, D., 1 Apr 2018, In : Biochemical Pharmacology. 150, p. 214-244 31 p.

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor internalisation controls spatiotemporal signalling mediated by biased agonists

Fletcher, M. M., Halls, M. L., Zhao, P., Clydesdale, L., Christopoulos, A., Sexton, P. M. & Wootten, D., 1 Oct 2018, In : Biochemical Pharmacology. 156, p. 406-419 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Mechanisms of signalling and biased agonism in G protein-coupled receptors

Wootten, D. L., Christopoulos, A., Marti-Solano, M., Babu, M. M. & Sexton, P. M., Oct 2018, In : Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. 19, 10, p. 638-653 16 p.

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Phase-plate cryo-EM structure of a biased agonistbound human GLP-1 receptor-Gs complex

Liang, Y. L., Khoshouei, M., Glukhova, A., Furness, S. G. B., Zhao, P., Clydesdale, L., Koole, C., Truong, T. T., Thal, D. M., Lei, S., Radjainia, M., Danev, R., Baumeister, W., Wang, M. W., Miller, L. J., Christopoulos, A., Sexton, P. M. & Wootten, D., 1 Mar 2018, In : Nature. 555, 7694, p. 121-125 5 p.

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Rules of Engagement: GPCRs and G Proteins

Glukhova, A., Draper-Joyce, C. J., Sunahara, R. K., Christopoulos, A., Wootten, D. L. & Sexton, P. M., 7 Sep 2018, In : ACS Pharmacology and Translational Sciences. 1, 2, p. 73-83 11 p.

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Structure of the adenosine-bound human adenosine A1 receptor-Gi complex

Draper-Joyce, C. J., Khoshouei, M., Thal, D. M., Liang, Y. L., Nguyen, A. T. N., Furness, S. G. B., Venugopal, H., Baltos, J. A., Plitzko, J. M., Danev, R., Baumeister, W., May, L. T., Wootten, D., Sexton, P. M., Glukhova, A. & Christopoulos, A., 20 Jun 2018, In : Nature. 558, 7711, p. 559-565 7 p.

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Two distinct domains of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor control peptide-mediated biased agonism

Lei, S., Clydesdale, L., Dai, A., Cai, X., Yang, F., Yang, D., Liang, Y-L., Koole, C., Zhao, P., Coudrat, T., Christopoulos, A., Wang, M-W., Wootten, D. & Sexton, P. M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Biological Chemistry. 293, 24, p. 9370-9387 18 p.

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Vascular and molecular pharmacology of the metabolically stable CGRP analogue, SAX

Sheykhzade, M., Abdolalizadeh, B., Koole, C., Pickering, D. S., Dreisig, K., Johansson, S. E., Abboud, B. K., Dreier, R., Berg, J. O., Jeppesen, J. L., Sexton, P. M., Edvinsson, L., Wootten, D. & Sams, A., 15 Jun 2018, In : European Journal of Pharmacology. 829, p. 85-92 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2017

Allostery and Biased Agonism at Class B G Protein-Coupled Receptors

Wootten, D., Miller, L. J., Koole, C., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P. M., 11 Jan 2017, In : Chemical Reviews. 117, 1, p. 111-138 28 p.

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Characterization of signal bias at the GLP-1 receptor induced by backbone modification of GLP-1

Hager, M. V., Clydesdale, L., Gellman, S. H., Sexton, P. M. & Wootten, D., 15 Jul 2017, In : Biochemical Pharmacology. 136, p. 99-108 10 p.

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Co-expressed class B G protein-coupled secretin and GLP-1 receptors self- and cross-associate: impact on pancreatic islets

Harikumar, K. G., Lau, S., Sexton, P. M., Wootten, D. & Miller, L. J., 1 Jun 2017, In : Endocrinology. 158, 6, p. 1685-1700 16 p.

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Improving virtual screening of G protein-coupled receptors via ligand-directed modeling

Coudrat, T., Simms, J., Christopoulos, A., Wootten, D. & Sexton, P. M., 1 Nov 2017, In : PLoS Computational Biology. 13, 11, 40 p., e1005819.

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Phase-plate cryo-EM structure of a class B GPCR-G-protein complex

Liang, Y-L., Khoshouei, M., Radjainia, M., Zhang, Y., Glukhova, A., Tarrasch, J., Thal, D., Furness, S. G. B., Christopoulos, G., Coudrat, T., Danev, R., Baumeister, W., Miller, L. J., Christopoulos, A., Kobilka, B., Wootten, D., Skiniotis, G. & Sexton, P., 1 Jun 2017, In : Nature. 546, 7656, p. 118-123 6 p.

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Structural features embedded in G protein-coupled receptor co-crystal structures are key to their success in virtual screening

Coudrat, T., Christopoulos, A., Sexton, P. M. & Wootten, D., 1 Apr 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 4, 29 p., e0174719.

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What determines the magnitude of cellular response for activation of G protein-coupled receptors?

Furness, S. G. B., Wootten, D. & Sexton, P. M., 6 Feb 2017, In : Cell Cycle. 16, 5, p. 392-394 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

2016

A hydrogen-bonded polar network in the core of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor is a fulcrum for biased agonism: lessons from class B crystal structuress

Wootten, D., Reynolds, C. A., Koole, C., Smith, K. J., Mobarec, J. C., Simms, J., Quon, T., Coudrat, T., Furness, S. G. B., Miller, L. J., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P. M., 1 Mar 2016, In : Molecular Pharmacology. 89, 3, p. 335-347 13 p.

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 and its class B G protein-coupled receptors: a long march to therapeutic successes

de Graaf, C., Donnelly, D., Wootten, D., Lau, J., Sexton, P. M., Miller, L. J., Ahn, J-M., Liao, J., Fletcher, M. M., Yang, D., Brown, A. J. H., Zhou, C., Deng, J. & Wang, M-W., 1 Oct 2016, In : Pharmacological Reviews. 68, 4, p. 954-1013 60 p.

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Ligand-dependent modulation of G protein conformation alters drug efficacy

Furness, S. G. B., Liang, Y-L., Nowell, C. J., Halls, M. L., Wookey, P. J., Dal Maso, E., Inoue, A., Christopoulos, A., Wootten, D. & Sexton, P. M., 20 Oct 2016, In : Cell. 167, 3, p. 739-749 11 p.

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Monotreme glucagon-like peptide-1 in venom and gut: one gene - two very different functions

Tsend-Ayush, E., He, C., Myers, M. A., Andrikopoulos, S., Wong, N., Sexton, P. M., Wootten, D., Forbes, B. E. & Grutzner, F., 29 Nov 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 12 p., 37744.

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Prediction of loops in G protein-coupled receptor homology models: effect of imprecise surroundings and constraints

Arora, B., Coudrat, T., Wootten, D., Christopoulos, A., Noronha, S. B. & Sexton, P. M., 25 Apr 2016, In : Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. 56, 4, p. 671-686 16 p.

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The complexity of signalling mediated by the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor

Fletcher, M. M., Halls, M. L., Christopoulos, A., Sexton, P. M. & Wootten, D., 15 Apr 2016, In : Biochemical Society Transactions. 44, 2, p. 582-588 7 p.

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The extracellular surface of the GLP-1 receptor is a molecular trigger for biased agonism

Wootten, D., Reynolds, C. A., Smith, K. J., Mobarec, J. C., Koole, C., Savage, E. E., Pabreja, K., Simms, J., Sridhar, R., Furness, S. G. B., Liu, M., Thompson, P. E., Miller, L. J., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P. M., 16 Jun 2016, In : Cell. 165, 7, p. 1632-1643 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

β-arrestin-biased agonists of the GLP-1 receptor from β-amino acid residue incorporation into GLP-1 analogues

Hager, M. V., Johnson, L. M., Wootten, D., Sexton, P. M. & Gellman, S. H., 16 Nov 2016, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 138, 45, p. 14970-14979 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2014

Molecular mechanisms underlying physiological and receptor pleiotropic effects mediated by GLP-1R activation

Pabreja, K., Mohd, M., Koole, C. R., Wootten, D. L. & Furness, S. G. B., 2014, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 171, 5, p. 1114 - 1128 15 p.

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Structural and functional insights into the juxtamembranous amino-terminal tail and extracellular loop regions of class B GPCRs

Dong, M., Koole, C. R., Wootten, D. L., Sexton, P. & Miller, L. J., 2014, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 171, 5, p. 1085 - 1101 17 p.

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2013

A simple method to generate stable cell lines for the analysis of transient protein-protein interactions

Savage, E. E., Wootten, D. L., Christopoulos, A., Sexton, P. & Furness, S. G. B., 2013, In : BioTechniques. 54, 4, p. 217 - 221 5 p.

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CGRP/adrenomedullin

Wootten, D. L., Tilakaratne, N., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P., 2013, Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides. Kastin, A. J. (ed.). Second Edition ed. San Diego CA USA: Elsevier, p. 744 - 751 8 p.

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Differential activation and modulation of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor by small molecule ligands

Wootten, D. L., Savage, E. E., Willard, F. S., Bueno, A. B., Sloop, K. W., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P., 2013, In : Molecular Pharmacology. 83, 4, p. 822 - 834 13 p.

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Emerging paradigms in GPCR allostery: implications for drug discovery

Wootten, D. L., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P., 2013, In : Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. 12, 8, p. 630 - 644 15 p.

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Erratum: Differential activation and modulation of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor by small molecular ligands (Molecular Pharmacology (2013) 83 (822-834))

Wootten, D., Savage, E. E., Willard, F. S., Bueno, A. B., Sloop, K. W., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P. M., Jul 2013, In : Molecular Pharmacology. 84, 1, p. 170 1 p.

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Minireview: Signal bias, allosterism, and polymorphic variation at the GLP-1R: implications for drug discovery

Koole, C. R., Savage, E. E., Christopoulos, A., Miller, L. J., Sexton, P. & Wootten, D. L., 2013, In : Molecular Endocrinology. 27, 8, p. 1234 - 1244 11 p.

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Polar transmembrane interactions drive formation of ligand-specific and signal pathway-biased family B G protein-coupled receptor conformations

Wootten, D. L., Simms, J. W., Miller, L. J., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P., 2013, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110, 13, p. 5211 - 5216 6 p.

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Recent advances in understanding GLP-1R (glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor) function

Koole, C. R., Pabreja, K., Savage, E. E., Wootten, D. L., Furness, S. G. B., Miller, L. J., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P., 2013, In : Biochemical Society Transactions. 41, 1, p. 172 - 179 8 p.

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Receptor activity-modifying protein-dependent impairment of calcitonin receptor splice variant Delta(1-47)hCT((a)) function

Qi, T., Dong, M. DONG., Watkins, H. A., Wootten, D. L., Miller, L. J. & Hay, D. L., 2013, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 168, 3, p. 644 - 657 14 p.

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Receptor activity modifying proteins (RAMPs) interact with the VPAC 2 receptor and CRF1 receptors and modulate their function

Wootten, D. L., Lindmark, H., Kadmiel, M., Willcockson, H. H., Caron, K. M., Barwell, J., Drmota, T. & Poyner, D. R., 2013, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 168, 4, p. 822 - 834 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Structural biology: meet the B family

Sexton, P. & Wootten, D. L., 2013, In : Nature. 499, 7459, p. 417 - 418 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOther

2012

Allosteric modulation of endogenous metabolites as an avenue for drug discovery

Wootten, D. L., Savage, E. E., Valant, C., May, L. T., Sloop, K. W., Ficorilli, J., Showalter, A. D., Willard, F. S., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P. M., 2012, In : Molecular Pharmacology. 82, 2, p. 281 - 290 10 p.

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Consequences of splice variation on secretin family G protein-coupled receptor function

Furness, S. G. B., Wootten, D. L., Christopoulos, A. & Sexton, P. M., 2012, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 166, 1, p. 98 - 109 12 p.

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor dimerization differentially regulates agonist signaling but does not affect small molecule allostery

Harikumar, K. G., Wootten, D. L., Pinon, D. I., Koole, C. R., Ball, A. M., Furness, S. GB., Graham, B., Dong, M., Christopoulos, A., Miller, L. J. & Sexton, P. M., 2012, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109, 45, p. 18607 - 18612 6 p.

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Lifting the lid on GPCRs: the role of extracellular loops

Wheatley, M., Wootten, D. L., Conner, M., Simms, J. W., Kendrick, R., Logan, R. T., Poyner, D. R. & Barwell, J., 2012, In : British Journal of Pharmacology. 165, 6, p. 1688 - 1703 16 p.

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