Biochemistry 151a: Mechanisms of Membrane Transport Proteins

K channel                                   Advanced topics seminar course Fall 2003

Instructor: Chris Miller   
Course information
    Use of RasMol Molecular Graphics

                                 

 Weekly topics and assignments                 What's the picture?
   
Week 1 & 2 (Sept 8, 15) -- The electrochemical potential, and Lipid bilayer structure
Week 3 (Sept 29) -- Forces governing membrane protein folding
Week 4 (Oct 7 -- TUESDAY!) -- beta membrane protein architecture
Week 5 (Oct 13) --   Aquaporins      
Week 6 (Oct 20) --   P-type ATPase ion pumps    
Week 7 (Oct 27) --   ABC transporters and multidrug resistance pumps
Week 8 (Nov 3) --    Major facilitator superfamily (symport and antiport)
Week 9 (Nov 10) --  Potassium channels -- ion selectivity            
Week 10 (Nov 17) -  Potassium channels -- gating
Week 11 (Nov 24) -  Exotic transport systems
Week 12 (Dec 1) --   Last meeting: S4 movement in K+ channels -- a hot controversy