Hotel Del Coronado
San Diego, California
Membrane Proteins have long been recognized as major drug targets, and
delineating their structure and function have been strong foci.
However, a smaller percentage of stalwart researchers have been
dauntless enough to tackle the challenges of extracting, expressing
and purifying these formidable proteins. In particular, removing
membrane proteins from their hydrophobic environment and keeping them
stable in an aqueous state is a significant accomplishment that will
be discussed in this meeting both through case studies and through
sharing of protocols. Though yields of membrane protein production
only reach into milligrams, this innovative work holds great promise
for future research that may subsequently result in new therapies and
drugs. Join this indepth exploration of how to obtain functional
membrane proteins, and learn more about this important protein class.