Biochemistry Seminar: Kendra Frederick, "In-cell structural biology of proteins behaving badly"

Dates
Wed, Dec 04, 2019 - 12:00 PM — Wed, Dec 04, 2019 - 01:00 PM
Admission Fee
Free
Event Address
City College of New York
85 Saint Nicholas Terrace
New York, NY
Phone Number
212-650-8830
Event Location
ASRC Main Auditorium
Event Details

Kendra Frederick, Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics, Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Disease, University of Texas Southwestern, will give a talk titled, "In-cell structural biology of proteins behaving badly"

ABSTRACT The misfolded proteins associated with neurodegenerative disease can adopt a variety of different conformations, some of which are toxic. Because these proteins  have identical amino acid sequences, the cellular environment clearly influences the final state, yet most structural studies do not include the cellular context and, perhaps because we are not studying the correct conformation, not a single therapeutic strategy for these diseases addresses the underlying protein misfolding pathology. Using new sensitivity-enhancement technology for solid state NMR spectroscopy, we study protein structure in native environments - inside living cells - to reveal how both healthy and disease-relevant cellular environments influence protein structure.

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