Disentangled in Four Dimensions – Switching Behaviour of Membrane Receptors

Jena/Schmalkalden/Düsseldorf/Jülich, 20 July 2021 – A research team comprising Jena University Hospital, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), and Forschungszentrum Jülich were able to decode the switching process of a membrane receptor that occurs in olfactory neurons. Their scientific findings were recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). In the article, the team presents a thermodynamic profile for the interactions of the ion channel’s four subunits using an analysis method that can in principle be transferred to other membrane receptors.

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