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Transmembrane Signaling by GPCRs and Channels (B1)

Organizer(s) Oliver P. Ernst and U. Benjamin Kaupp
January 23—28, 2011
Sagebrush Inn & Suites • Taos, NM USA
Abstract Deadline: Sep 23, 2010
Late Abstract Deadline: Oct 25, 2010
Scholarship Deadline: Sep 23, 2010
Early Registration Deadline: Nov 23, 2010

Sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Summary of Meeting:
Cellular membranes present natural borders for signal transduction between cells and their environment. Nature developed different strategies to enable signals to cross the membrane barrier. The goal of this meeting is to discuss the molecular mechanisms of transmembrane signaling on the basis of three protein classes, i.e. G protein-coupled receptors, ion channels and transporters. Available protein structures together with biophysical and functional approaches will provide guidance to explore similarities and differences of the underlying mechanisms. Exemplified will be receptors and channels as well as proteins with dual or modified functions, such as channelrhodopsin. A comparative view is thought to bring researchers from diverse fields together and to stimulate further development of transmembrane signaling proteins in drug discovery and fighting disease.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: September 23, 2010 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
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