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Department of Biochemistry profile

Associate Professor Craig Marshall

PositionAssociate Professor
DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry
QualificationsBSc (Hons) PhD (Otago)
Research summaryBiochemistry, physiology and ecology of cold adaptation

Research

Our major goal in this work is to improve our understanding of the structural and functional adaptations of the enzymes that fit them for function in Antarctic fish and how these adaptations compare with those of related fish from more temperate waters. In the long-term we plan to examine a number of proteins so that we can produce a general picture of how low temperature affects protein structure and function. This work will also deepen our understanding of the mechanisms by which ligands interact with enzymes and will improve our knowledge of how proteins fold.

In addition to the general question of how proteins fold to allow activity at low temperatures, we are interested in the specific question of the nature of the structure of antifreeze glycopeptides. We wish to answer this question by growing crystals of these proteins and solving the structure by X-ray crystallography.

Publications

Wharton, D. A., Marshall, C. J., & Egeter, B. (2017). Comparisons between two Antarctic nematodes: Cultured Panagrolaimus sp. DAW1 and field-sourced Panagrolaimus davidi. Nematology, 19(5), 533-542. doi: 10.1163/15685411-00003066

Thorne, M. A. S., Seybold, A., Marshall, C., & Wharton, D. (2017). Molecular snapshot of an intracellular freezing event in an Antarctic nematode. Cryobiology, 75, 117-124. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2017.01.003

Papetti, C., Windisch, H. S., La Mesa, M., Lucassen, M., Marshall, C., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). Non-Antarctic notothenioids: Past phylogenetic history and contemporary phylogeographic implications in the face of environmental changes. Marine Genomics, 25. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.11.007

Marshall, C. J., Basu, K., & Davies, P. L. (2016). Ice-shell purification of ice-binding proteins. Cryobiology, 72(3), 258-263. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2016.03.009

Kasparova, E., Van de Putte, A. P., Marshall, C., & Janko, K. (2015). Lifestyle and ice: The relationship between ecological specialization and response to Pleistocene climate change. PLoS ONE, 10(11), e0138766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138766

Journal - Research Article

Wharton, D. A., Marshall, C. J., & Egeter, B. (2017). Comparisons between two Antarctic nematodes: Cultured Panagrolaimus sp. DAW1 and field-sourced Panagrolaimus davidi. Nematology, 19(5), 533-542. doi: 10.1163/15685411-00003066

Thorne, M. A. S., Seybold, A., Marshall, C., & Wharton, D. (2017). Molecular snapshot of an intracellular freezing event in an Antarctic nematode. Cryobiology, 75, 117-124. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2017.01.003

Papetti, C., Windisch, H. S., La Mesa, M., Lucassen, M., Marshall, C., & Lamare, M. D. (2016). Non-Antarctic notothenioids: Past phylogenetic history and contemporary phylogeographic implications in the face of environmental changes. Marine Genomics, 25. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2015.11.007

Marshall, C. J., Basu, K., & Davies, P. L. (2016). Ice-shell purification of ice-binding proteins. Cryobiology, 72(3), 258-263. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2016.03.009

Kasparova, E., Van de Putte, A. P., Marshall, C., & Janko, K. (2015). Lifestyle and ice: The relationship between ecological specialization and response to Pleistocene climate change. PLoS ONE, 10(11), e0138766. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138766

Hawes, T. C., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2014). A 9kDa antifreeze protein from the Antarctic springtail, Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni. Cryobiology, 69(1), 181-183. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2014.07.001

MacKenzie, A. L., & Marshall, C. (2014). Polysaccharidases in the crystalline styles of selectively bred greenshell mussel (Perna canaliculus Gmelin) families. Journal of Shellfish Research, 33(3), 687-694. doi: 10.2983/035.033.0303

Thorne, M. A. S., Kagoshima, H., Clark, M. S., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2014). Molecular analysis of the cold tolerant Antarctic nematode, Panagrolaimus davidi. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e104526. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104526

Raymond, M. R., Wharton, D. A., & Marshall, C. J. (2014). Nematodes from the Victoria Land coast, Antarctica and comparisons with cultured Panagrolaimus davidi. Antarctic Science, 26(1), 15-22. doi: 10.1017/S0954102013000230

MacKenzie, A. L., & Marshall, C. (2014). Proteins in the crystalline styles of the marine mussels Perna Canaliculus Gmelin and Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck. Journal of Shellfish Research, 33(3), 673-685. doi: 10.2983/035.033.0302

Raymond, M. R., Wharton, D. A., & Marshall, C. J. (2013). Factors determining nematode distributions at Cape Hallett and Gondwana station, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 25(3), 347-357. doi: 10.1017/S0954102012001162

Van de Putte, A. P., Janko, K., Kasparova, E., Maes, G. E., Rock, J., Koubbi, P., … Marshall, C. (2012). Comparative phylogeography of three trematomid fishes reveals contrasting genetic structure patterns in benthic and pelagic species. Marine Genomics, 8, 23-34. doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2012.05.002

MacKenzie, L. A., Selwood, A. I., & Marshall, C. (2012). Isolation and characterization of an enzyme from the Greenshell™ mussel Perna canaliculus that hydrolyses pectenotoxins and esters of okadaic acid. Toxicon, 60(3), 406-419. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.05.005

Hawes, T. C., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2012). Ultraviolet radiation tolerance of the Antarctic springtail, Gomphiocephalus hodgsoni. Antarctic Science, 24(2), 147-153. doi: 10.1017/S0954102011000812

Hawes, T. C., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2011). Antifreeze proteins in the Antarctic springtail, Gressittacantha terranova. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 181(6), 713-719. doi: 10.1007/s00360-011-0564-4

Janko, K., Marshall, C., Musilová, Z., Van Houdt, J., Couloux, A., Cruaud, C., & Lecointre, G. (2011). Multilocus analyses of an Antarctic fish species flock (Teleostei, Notothenioidei, Trematominae): Phylogenetic approach and test of the early-radiation event. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution, 60(3), 305-316. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.03.008

Wharton, D. A., Selvanesan, L., & Marshall, C. J. (2010). Ice-active proteins from New Zealand snow tussocks, Chionochloa macra and c. Rigida. CryoLetters, 31(3), 239-248.

Wharton, D. A., Pow, B., Kristensen, M., Ramløv, H., & Marshall, C. J. (2009). Ice-active proteins and cryoprotectants from the New Zealand alpine cockroach, Celatoblatta quinquemaculata. Journal of Insect Physiology, 55(1), 27-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2008.09.007

Wharton, D. A., & Marshall, C. J. (2009). How do terrestrial Antarctic organisms survive in their harsh environment? Journal of Biology, 8, 39. doi: 10.1186/jbiol142

Isely, N., Lamare, M., Marshall, C., & Barker, M. (2009). Expression of the DNA repair enzyme, photolyase, in developmental tissues and larvae, and in response to ambient UV-R in the Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri. Photochemistry & Photobiology, 85(5), 1168-1176. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-1097.2009.00566.x

Smith, T., Wharton, D. A., & Marshall, C. J. (2008). Cold tolerance of an Antarctic nematode that survives intracellular freezing: Comparisons with other nematode species. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 178(1), 93-100. doi: 10.1007/s00360-007-0202-3

Kumble, K. D., Demmer, J., Fish, S., Hall, C., Corrales, S., DeAth, A., … Luxmanan, S., Marshall, C. J., & Wharton, D. A. (2008). Characterization of a family of ice-active proteins from the Ryegrass, Lolium perenne. Cryobiology, 57(3), 263-268. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2008.09.005

Janko, K., Lecointre, G., DeVries, A., Couloux, A., Cruaud, C., & Marshall, C. (2007). Did glacial advances during the Pleistocene influence differently the demographic histories of benthic and pelagic Antarctic shelf fishes? Inferences from intraspecific mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence diversity. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 7, 220. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-220

Wharton, D. A., Wilson, P. W., Mutch, J. S., Marshall, C. J., & Lim, M. (2007). Recrystallization inhibition assessed by splat cooling and optical recrystallometry. CryoLetters, 28(1), 61-68.

Lamare, M. D., Barker, M. F., Lesser, M. P., & Marshall, C. (2006). DNA photorepair in echinoid embryos: Effects of temperature on repair rate in Antarctic and non-Antarctic species. Journal of Experimental Biology, 209, 5017-5028. doi: 10.1242/jeb.02598

Wharton, D. A., Downes, M. F., Goodall, G., & Marshall, C. J. (2005). Freezing and cryoprotective dehydration in an Antarctic nematode (Panagrolaimus davidi) visualised using a freeze substitution technique. Cryobiology, 50, 21-28.

Wharton, D. A., Barrett, J., Goodall, G., Marshall, C. J., & Ramløv, H. (2005). Ice-active proteins from the Antarctic nematode Panagrolaimus davidi. Cryobiology, 51, 198-207.

Wharton, D. A., Mutch, J. S., Wilson, P. W., Marshall, C. J., & Lim, M. (2004). A simple ice nucleation spectrometer. CryoLetters, 25, 335-340.

Wharton, D. A., Goodall, G., & Marshall, C. J. (2003). Freezing survival and cryoprotective dehydration as cold tolerance mechanisms in the Antarctic nematode Panagrolaimus davidi. Journal of Experimental Biology, 206, 215-221.

Wharton, D. A., Goodall, G., & Marshall, C. J. (2002). Freezing rate affects the survival of a short-term freezing stress in Panagrolaimus davidi, an Antarctic nematode that survives intracellular freezing. CryoLetters, 23, 5-10.

Denton, M. J., Marshall, C. J., & Legge, M. (2002). The protein folds as platonic forms: New support for the pre-darwinian conception of evolution by natural law. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 219(3), 325-342.

Sharp, M., Love, C., & Marshall, C. J. (2001). Lactate dehydrogenase from the Antarctic eelpout Lycodichthys dearborni. Polar Biology, 24, 258-269.

Sharpe, M., Love, C., & Marshall, C. (2001). Lactate dehydrogenase from the Antarctic eelpout, Lycodichthys dearborni. Polar Biology, 24(4), 258-269. doi: 10.1007/s003000000206

Denton, M. J., & Marshall, C. J. (2001). Laws of form revisited. Nature, 410, 417.

Denton, M. J., & Marshall, C. J. (2001). Laws of form revisted. Concepts, 410, 417.

Piotte, C. P., Hunter, A. K., Marshall, C. J., & Grigor, M. R. (1998). Phylogenetic analysis of three lipocalin-like proteins present in the milk of Trichosurus vulpecula (Phalangeridae, Marsupialia). Journal of Molecular Evolution, 46, 361-369.

Marshall, C. J. (1997). Cold-adapted enzymes. Trends in Biotechnology, 15(9), 359-364.

Piotte, C. P., Marshall, C. J., Hubbard, M. J., Collet, C., & Grigor, M. R. (1997). Lysozyme and α-lactalbumin from the milk of a marsupial, the common brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula). Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: General Subjects, 1336(2), 235-242. doi: 10.1016/S0304-4165(97)00033-0

Cutfield, S. M., Dodson, E. J., Anderson, B. F., Marshall, C. J., Moody, P. C., Sullivan, P. A., & Cutfield, J. F. (1995). The crystal structure of a major secreted aspartic proteinase from Candida albicans in complexes with two inhibitors. Structure, 3, 1261-1271.

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