Investigation of lipid-protein interactions of mechanosensitive ion channels [ 2013 - 2015 ]

Also known as: Lipids and mechanosensitive channels

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Researchers: Prof Boris Martinac (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Ben Corry Dr Charles Cranfield

Brief description Living organisms are imminently exposed to mechanical stimuli such as gravity, touch or sound. Sensing mechanical stimuli is therefore crucial for survival. One biological tool for sensing mechanical stress are the mechanosensitive ion channels that open in response to tension in cell membranes. We will study the interactions and coupling between membrane lipids and mechanosensitive ion channels. These interactions are essential for the function of these fascinating sensory biological molecules.

Funding Amount $AUD 409,785.44

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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