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D4: Molecular Structure, Function, and Dynamics of Membranes and Membrane Proteins – 17002

(2 hrs/week; 2 CP; Spring 2021)

Sebastian Hiller, Camilo Perez

Biological membranes are composed of proteins and lipids, which can both be glycosylated. Together these molecules form a functional unit. The lecture series leads towards the understanding of the structural and functional aspects of biological membranes. It gives insight into the diversity of membrane constituents and into their structural analysis by xray, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and electron microscopy. Moreover, the thermodynamics and kinetics of lipid-protein interactions monitored by means of different biophysical techniques are discussed.