Membrane Proteins: Structure and Function
This course will discuss the structure and function of membrane proteins with an emphasis on relevant methodologies. Selected transporters, channels and pumps will be used as examples to illustrate the current state of the art of membrane protein biochemistry. Molecular aspects of disease processes linked to membrane proteins will be discussed, with an emphasis on how 3D structural information provides a basis for understanding function.
Course Next Offered
Course Time and Location
Fall Term (Sept. - Dec.)
Tuesday, Thursday 11am - 12pm
rm 4279 Medical Sciences Building
Yes — 80
Method of Student Evaluation
3 Assignments (total 30%),
1 Midterm (20%),
Final exam (50%)
We will be discussing current state of the art, and readings will be assigned from the current scientific literature.
Lecture notes will be provided in class and/or through portal.
Membrane Structural Biology 2nd Edition by Mary Luckey, Cambridge University Press (2014). (not required).
Additional Notes and Resources
BCH422 -2014 Syllabus
Includes lecture topics and schedule. The 2016 syllabus will be distributed in class in Sept.