Lecture on “Regulation of Exocytosis by inhibitory GPCRs and Gbg subunits” at Leipzig University
Biochemical Colloquium – Special Topics in Biochemistry:
Prof. Dr. Heidi Hamm, Vanderbilt University Department of Pharmacology, Nashville, TN, USA
Date July 13, 2016 / 3 PM
Venue Departments of Bioscience, Pharmacy and Psychology, Institute of Biochemistry, Small Lecture Hall (1st Floor), Brüderstraße 34, 04103 Leipzig, Germany.
Prof. Hamms work is focused on understanding the molecular basis of signaling mechanisms mediated by G proteins, which are switch proteins. G proteins are normally inactive, but a receptor that has received a specific signal can activate G proteins, leading to changes in the activity of enzymes that produce second messengers such as cyclic AMP and calcium. The resulting changes in cellular activity underlie a large number of physiological processes. G protein-mediated signalling cascades are key regulators of many physiological processes, including processes of development, differentiation, and regulation of cell division.
The lecture is open for students, phds, postdocs or group memebers and are cordially invited to attend.