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New results from the Centre for membrane pumps in cells and disease

Protein crystallography provides a direct insight into the cell Biologia and medical science World at the atomic level. Proteins in cell membranes, such as the sodium pump described by Jens Chr. Skou in 1957, have long been not possible to study in this way, as they are fundamentally different in structure from normal proteins in the cell fluid. Over the past 10 years, this has changed dramatically and we are increasingly gaining insight into the fascinating world of the Cellemem industries.
For example, we have been able to show how the sodium pump and related ion pumps act as "molecular machines", thereby maintaining the cellular environment by, for example, building electrical potentials for nerve impulses, or pumping copper Cell. Membrane proteins are also highly attractive targets for applied research in "drug discovery" and biotechnology with great opportunities in the Danish innovation environment.

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New results from the Centre for membrane pumps in cells and disease

Date: 31. OCT 2011
Time: 19:30:00

Lecturer: Poul Nissen
Institution: Aarhus University
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The Lecture is held: Geological Museum

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