Molecular machines

June 18, 2020 | Duration: 1 hr 12 mins.

Many of the most complex molecular machines can be found within cells as multi-protein complexes that facilitate a number of biological processes. In this virtual event, researchers summarize their work with macromolecular machinery in cell biology, including enzymes involved in heme biosynthesis, the membrane symporter lactose permease, molecular systems responsible for viral attachment and molecular chaperones important for cell survival.

The talks in this virtual event were originally programmed to take place as an in-person Spotlight Session at the 2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting.


Chair: Breann Brown

Structure-based insights into control of heme biosynthesis
Breann Brown, Vanderbilt University

The molecular mechanism of cellular attachment for an archaeal virus
Martin Lawrence, Montana State University

The plasma membrane translocation of HspA1A, a stress inducible 70-kDa heat shock protein, depends on its interaction with membrane lipids
Larissa Smulders, California State University, Fullerton

Kinetic effects of inside-positive membrane potential on the lactose efflux of LacY
Xiaoxu Jiang, University of California, Los Angeles