skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Dr Luca Pellegrini

Dr Luca Pellegrini

Reader in Structural Biology

Department of Biochemistry
Tennis Court Road
Cambridge CB2 1GA

Office Phone: 01223 760469

Key Publications

Syrjanen JL, Pellegrini L, Davies OR. A molecular model for the role of SYCP3 in meiotic chromosome organisation. eLife 2014 Jun 20:e02963. doi: 10.7554/eLife.02963. [Epub ahead of print]

Simon AC, Zhou JC, Perera RL, van Deursen F, Evrin C, Ivanova ME, Kilkenny ML, Renault L, Kjaer S, Matak-Vinković D, Labib K, Costa A, Pellegrini L. A Ctf4 trimer couples the CMG helicase to DNA polymerase α in the eukaryotic replisome. Nature 2014 510 293-7

Kilkenny ML, Longo MA, Perera RL, Pellegrini L. Structures of human primase reveal design of nucleotide elongation site and Pol α tethering. PNAS 2013 110 15961-6.

Perera RL, Torella R, Klinge S, Kilkenny ML, Maman JD, Pellegrini L. Mechanism for priming DNA synthesis by yeast DNA Polymerase α. eLife 2013;2:00482 

Davies OR, Maman JD, Pellegrini L. Structural analysis of the human SYCE2-TEX12 complex provides molecular insights into synaptonemal complex assembly. Open Biol. 2012 2 120099

Kilkenny ML, De Piccoli G, Perera RL, Labib K, Pellegrini L. A conserved motif in the C-terminal tail of DNA polymerase α tethers primase to the eukaryotic replisome. J Biol Chem. 2012 287 23740-7

Núñez-Ramírez R, Klinge S, Sauguet L, Melero R, Recuero-Checa MA, Kilkenny M, Perera RL, García-Alvarez B, Hall RJ, Nogales E, Pellegrini L, Llorca O. Flexible tethering of primase and DNA Pol α in the eukaryotic primosome. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 39 8187-99

Blackwood JK, Rzechorzek NJ, Abrams AS, Maman JD, Pellegrini L, Robinson NP. Structural and functional insights into DNA-end processing by the archaeal HerA helicase-NurA nuclease complex. Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 40 3183-96

Sauguet L, Klinge S, Perera RL, Maman JD, Pellegrini L. Shared active site architecture between the large subunit of eukaryotic primase and DNA photolyase. PLoS One 2010 5 e10083

Klinge S, Núñez-Ramírez R, Llorca O, Pellegrini L. 3D architecture of DNA Pol α reveals the functional core of multi-subunit replicative polymerases. EMBO J. 2009 28 1978-87.

Ragone S, Maman JD, Furnham N, Pellegrini L. Structural basis for inhibition of homologous recombination by the RecX protein. EMBO J. 2008 27 2259-69

Klinge S, Hirst J, Maman JD, Krude T, Pellegrini L. An iron-sulfur domain of the eukaryotic primase is essential for RNA primer synthesis. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2007 14 875-7