U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Olga Protchenko

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-402-6024
Email: op12g@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Postdoctoral FellowLiver Diseases Section,  NIDDK, NIH2000–2005
  • Ph.D.A.V. Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Science of Ukraine1997
  • M.A.Lviv State University1988

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Olga Protchenko, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist, Genetics and Metabolism SectionLiver Diseases Branch
  •  Genetics/Genomics
  •  Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology/Cell Signaling
  • Chemistry/Chemical Biology
  • Microbiology/Infectious Diseases (non-viral)


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

Yuan X, Protchenko O, Philpott CC, Hamza I. Topologically conserved residues direct heme transport in HRG-1-related proteins. J Biol Chem. 2012 Feb 10; 287 (7; 287; 2012 Feb 10):4914-24. [Full Text/Abstract]
Shakoury-Elizeh M, Protchenko O, Berger A, Cox J, Gable K, Dunn TM, Prinz WA, Bard M, Philpott CC. Metabolic response to iron deficiency in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem. 2010 May 7; 285 (19; 2010 May 7; 285):14823-33. [Full Text/Abstract]
Protchenko O, Shakoury-Elizeh M, Keane P, Storey J, Androphy R, Philpott CC. Role of PUG1 in inducible porphyrin and heme transport in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Eukaryot Cell. 2008 May; 7 (2008 May; 7; 5):859-71. [Full Text/Abstract]
Philpott CC, Protchenko O. Response to iron deprivation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Eukaryot Cell. 2008 Jan; 7 (2008 Jan; 7; 1):20-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
Boretsky YR, Protchenko OV, Prokopiv TM, Mukalov IO, Fedorovych DV, Sibirny AA. Mutations and environmental factors affecting regulation of riboflavin synthesis and iron assimilation also cause oxidative stress in the yeast Pichia guilliermondii. J Basic Microbiol. 2007 Oct; 47 (2007 Oct; 5; 47):371-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
Protchenko O, Rodriguez-Suarez R, Androphy R, Bussey H, Philpott CC. A screen for genes of heme uptake identifies the FLC family required for import of FAD into the endoplasmic reticulum. J Biol Chem. 2006 Jul 28; 281 (281; 30; 2006 Jul 28):21445-57. [Full Text/Abstract]
Protchenko O, Philpott CC. Regulation of intracellular heme levels by HMX1, a homologue of heme oxygenase, in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem. 2003 Sep 19; 278 (38; 278; 2003 Sep 19):36582-7. [Full Text/Abstract]
Protchenko O, Ferea T, Rashford J, Tiedeman J, Brown PO, Botstein D, Philpott CC. Three cell wall mannoproteins facilitate the uptake of iron in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem. 2001 Dec 28; 276 (276; 2001 Dec 28; 52):49244-50. [Full Text/Abstract]