Chemical Biology Approaches to Membrane Homeostasis and Function
The study of membranes is at a turning point. New theories about membrane structure and function have recently been proposed, however, new technologies, combining chemical, physical, and biochemical approaches are necessary to test these hypotheses. In particular, the NCCR in chemical biology aims to visualize and characterize membrane microdomains and determine their function during hormone signaling.
Keywords: Chemical biology ; Fluorescent dyes ; Giant unilamellar vesicles ; Insulin receptor ; Membranes ; Microdomains ; Rafts ; Signaling ; Sphingolipids ; Sterols ; Gpi-Anchored Proteins ; Neuropathy Type-I ; Sphingolipids ; Mutations ; Subunit ; Domains
Record created on 2012-06-25, modified on 2016-08-09