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.

Membrane Protein Biogenesis - protein folding and insertion into the membrane will be discussed

Course Next Offered

September 2016

Course Time and Location

Fall Term (Sept. - Dec.)
Tuesday, Thursday 11am - 12pm
rm 4279 Medical Sciences Building



Enrollment Limit

Yes — 80

Method of Student Evaluation

3 Assignments (total 30%),
1 Midterm (20%),
Final exam (50%)

Recommended Reading

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.


Gil Privé

Gil Privé

Room 4-302 PMCRT
101 College Street


Last Updated 2 September 2016