Dancing Proteins: Cell Membrane Transporter Motion May Revolutionize Drug Therapies

Professor Emad Tajkhorshid and his collaborators have successfully simulated the molecular dance moves that a multidrug resistance membrane transporter undertakes as it pumps compounds out of a cell. This is the first time researchers have been able to simulate the motion of a complex membrane transporter in its native environment in full atomic detail and gives drug developers vital new targets to help combat drug-resistant cancers and other diseases. Tajkhorshid is a professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a faculty member in the Computational Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics group at the Beckman Institute.
  • Date Added:   12/02/13
  • Author:   BeckmanInstitute
  • Length:   00:05:07
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