First structure of an SLC16 family transporter homologue with bound substrate and inhibitor.
Please see our recent publication: Bosshart et al. (2019), Nature Commun.
The Fotiadis Lab
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Please see our publication in International Innovation (2013).
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Structure and function of membrane proteins
We investigate the structure and function of membrane proteins with a special focus on membrane transport proteins. The methods of choice are high-resolution microscopy techniques (electron and atomic force microscopy) and X-ray crystallography.
Our methods of choice for the structure determination of membrane proteins are electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography. In addition atomic force microscopy is used to image membrane proteins embedded in lipid bilayers under near-physiological conditions.
Our mission is to assess the structure and function of membrane proteins in the detergent-solubilized state and in their native environment, the lipid bilayer.
Our target membrane proteins consist mainly of membrane transport proteins and receptors.
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March 26, 2020:
Check out our latest publication within the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering:
Cryo-electron microscopic and X-ray crystallographic analysis of the light-driven proton pump proteorhodopsin reveals a pentameric assembly
Congratulations Stephan !
March 4, 2020:
Check out our latest publication:
Cryo-EM structure of the prefusion state of canine distemper virus fusion protein ectodomain
Congratulations David !
June 14, 2019:
First structure of an SLC16 solute carrier family transporter with bound L-lactate and inhibitor: www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10566-6
Thank you and congratulations Patrick, David and Sara - you did a great job !
February 25, 2019:
Volta phase plate cryo-EM: A first look at the structure of the heterodimeric human amino acid transporter 4F2hc-LAT2 under close to native conditions
Please see the latest publication from the FotiadisLab/NCCR TransCure:
February 21, 2019:
New publication of the FotiadisLab within the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering:
Greetings to our collaborators in Basel !
December 3, 2018:
New Sinergia Project at the IBMM
The SNSF has granted a Sinergia Project to Dimitrios Fotiadis (UniBE) together with the laboratories of Philippe Plattet (UniBE) and Rainer Riedl (ZHAW) entitled “Morbillivirus cell entry machinery: mechanisms, structures and drug discovery”.
June 18, 2018:
New publication of the FotiadisLab within the NCCR TransCure:
Greetings to our collaborators in NYC !
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