Bacterial membrane protein complexes

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2009
End date: 31/12/2014
Funding: 4048000 SEK


Membrane embedded proteins carry out many pivotal roles in a cell. They control the uptake of nutrients and ions, they sense the external environment and they generate energy during respiration and photosynthesis. For almost all membrane proteins, one common theme exists: they function in complexes. The work we propose aims to understand the composition of these complexes and the way in which they are assembled, in bacteria. This knowledge will give us an insight into how bacterial membrane proteins function and how they are regulated. If we understand these processes, we can begin to manipulate bacterial membrane proteins for human health and disease.

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