U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Martin Gellert

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-451-8168
Email: gellert@helix.nih.gov

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  • Ph.D.Columbia University1956
  • B.A.Harvard University1950

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Martin Gellert, Ph.D.

Section Chief, Molecular Genetics SectionLaboratory of Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry


A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

Grundy GJ, Yang W, Gellert M. Autoinhibition of DNA cleavage mediated by RAG1 and RAG2 is overcome by an epigenetic signal in V(D)J recombination. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Dec 28; 107 (107; 2010 Dec 28; 52):22487-92. [Full Text/Abstract]
Grundy GJ, Ramón-Maiques S, Dimitriadis EK, Kotova S, Biertümpfel C, Heymann JB, Steven AC, Gellert M, Yang W. Initial stages of V(D)J recombination: the organization of RAG1/2 and RSS DNA in the postcleavage complex. Mol Cell. 2009 Jul 31; 35 (2009 Jul 31; 35; 2):217-27. [Full Text/Abstract]
Grundy GJ, Hesse JE, Gellert M. Requirements for DNA hairpin formation by RAG1/2. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Feb 27; 104 (104; 2007 Feb 27; 9):3078-83. [Full Text/Abstract]
Jones JM, Gellert M. Autoubiquitylation of the V(D)J recombinase protein RAG1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Dec 23; 100 (2003 Dec 23; 100; 26):15446-51. [Full Text/Abstract]
Jones JM, Gellert M. Ordered assembly of the V(D)J synaptic complex ensures accurate recombination. EMBO J. 2002 Aug 1; 21 (2002 Aug 1; 15; 21):4162-71. [Full Text/Abstract]
Gellert M. V(D)J recombination: RAG proteins, repair factors, and regulation. Annu Rev Biochem. 2002; 71 (2002; 71):101-32. [Full Text/Abstract]