Monolayer crystallization of membrane proteins (2003)

Abstract:
Membrane proteins comprise 25-40% of all proteins and conduct a myriad of finely tuned reactions in every cell. Despite their importance and diversity only ~40 membrane protein structures have been solved, due to the difficulty of producing high quality 2D and 3D crystals. We propose to develop and use the new monolayer crystallization technique, which employs a lipid monolayer as a crystallization template for 2D crystal production. A number of important membrane proteins are available for these structural studies including ABC transporters, Caveolin-3 and the N
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professorial Research Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
  • Head of School
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliate Professor
    Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
    Affiliated Professor
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Funded by:
Australian Research Council