Jeffrey R. Moore, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Physiology & Biophysics

PhD, University of Vermont
MS, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Our lab’s main interest is the study of molecular mechanics and cellular motility. We employ single molecule fluorescence techniques and laser trapping assays to study: the mechanism and regulation muscle contraction, cell motility, and the regulation of cell shape. Our lab’s investigations of cardiac muscle contraction focus on the effects of cardiomyopathy-causing amino acid substitutions on myosin’s mechanical and enzymatic properties. We are also investigating the nature and regulation of cytoskeletal dynamics in differentiated vascular smooth muscle cells.

IDBR: Type A: Collaborative Research: High-Speed AFM Imaging of Dynamics on Biopolymers Through Non-Raster Scanning
08/15/2014 - 07/31/2018 (Co-PI)
National Science Foundation

Myosin ELC, A Novel Therapeutic Target for FHC
12/01/2011 - 11/30/2015 (PI)
University of Miami NIH NHLBI

Molecular Mechanics of Mutant Cardiac Myosin
07/01/2004 - 01/16/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Functional Consequences of FHC-Linked RLC Mutations
04/07/2008 - 03/31/2013 (PI)
University of Miami NIH NHLBI

Isotonic in Vitro Studies of Myosin Regulatory Light Chain Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Mutations
07/01/2008 - 06/30/2010 (Co-PI)
American Heart Association - Northeast Affliate

The Role of Myosin Regulatory Light Chain Phosphorylation in Striated Muscle Function
07/01/2004 - 06/30/2007 (PI)
American Heart Association - Northeast Affliate

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Cooperativity in the Cardiac Myofilament Interactome in Health and Disease 5R01HL123774-03
2016 Cooperativity in the Cardiac Myofilament Interactome in Health and Disease 1R01HL123774-01A1
2014 Molecular Mechanics of Mutant Cardiac Myosin 5R01HL077280-09 17
2014 Molecular mechanics of mutant cardiac myosin 7R01HL077280-10 17
2013 Molecular Mechanics of Mutant Cardiac Myosin 5R01HL077280-08 17
2012 Molecular Mechanics of Mutant Cardiac Myosin 5R01HL077280-07 17
2011 Molecular Mechanics of Mutant Cardiac Myosin 5R01HL077280-06 17
2010 Molecular Mechanics of Mutant Cardiac Myosin 2R01HL077280-05A1 17
2008 Molecular mechanics of mutant cardiac myosin 5R01HL077280-04 17
2007 Molecular mechanics of mutant cardiac myosin 5R01HL077280-03 17
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  1. Farman GP, Rynkiewicz MJ, Orzechowski M, Lehman W, Moore JR. HCM and DCM cardiomyopathy-linked a-tropomyosin mutations influence off-state stability and crossbridge interaction on thin filaments. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2018 Jun 01; 647:84-92.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29626422.
  2. Rynkiewicz MJ, Prum T, Hollenberg S, Kiani FA, Fagnant PM, Marston SB, Trybus KM, Fischer S, Moore JR, Lehman W. Tropomyosin Must Interact Weakly with Actin to Effectively Regulate Thin Filament Function. Biophys J. 2017 Dec 05; 113(11):2444-2451.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29211998.
  3. Guo M, Pegoraro AF, Mao A, Zhou EH, Arany PR, Han Y, Burnette DT, Jensen MH, Kasza KE, Moore JR, Mackintosh FC, Fredberg JJ, Mooney DJ, Lippincott-Schwartz J, Weitz DA. Cell volume change through water efflux impacts cell stiffness and stem cell fate. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 10 10; 114(41):E8618-E8627. PMID: 28973866.
  4. Egan PF, Moore JR, Ehrlicher AJ, Weitz DA, Schunn C, Cagan J, LeDuc P. Robust mechanobiological behavior emerges in heterogeneous myosin systems. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 09 26; 114(39):E8147-E8154. PMID: 28900011.
  5. Sewanan LR, Moore JR, Lehman W, Campbell SG. Predicting Effects of Tropomyosin Mutations on Cardiac Muscle Contraction through Myofilament Modeling. Front Physiol. 2016; 7:473.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27833562.
  6. Achal M, Trujillo AS, Melkani GC, Farman GP, Ocorr K, Viswanathan MC, Kaushik G, Newhard CS, Glasheen BM, Melkani A, Suggs JA, Moore JR, Swank DM, Bodmer R, Cammarato A, Bernstein SI. A Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Mutation in an Invariant Proline at the Myosin Head/Rod Junction Enhances Head Flexibility and Function, Yielding Muscle Defects in Drosophila. J Mol Biol. 2016 Jun 05; 428(11):2446-61. PMID: 27107639; PMCID: PMC4884507; DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2016.04.021;.
  7. Moore JR, Campbell SG, Lehman W. Structural determinants of muscle thin filament cooperativity. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2016 Mar 15; 594:8-17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26891592; PMCID: PMC4792785; DOI: 10.1016/;.
  8. Fischer S, Rynkiewicz MJ, Moore JR, Lehman W. Tropomyosin diffusion over actin subunits facilitates thin filament assembly. Struct Dyn. 2016 Jan; 3(1):012002.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26798831; DOI: 10.1063/1.4940223;.
  9. Schmidt WM, Lehman W, Moore JR. Direct observation of tropomyosin binding to actin filaments. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2015 Jun; 72(6):292-303.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26033920; PMCID: PMC4529784; DOI: 10.1002/cm.21225;.
  10. Karabina A, Kazmierczak K, Szczesna-Cordary D, Moore JR. Myosin regulatory light chain phosphorylation enhances cardiac ß-myosin in vitro motility under load. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2015 Aug 15; 580:14-21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26116789; DOI: 10.1016/;.
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molecular motors
muscle contraction
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