Advances in Membrane Proteins

Building, Signaling and Malfunction

  • Yu Cao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Xian-Cheng Jiang
    Pages 1-30
  3. Vanita D. Sood, Alec W. Gross
    Pages 49-65
  4. Xiajing Tong, Yan Zou
    Pages 67-83
  5. Kai Li, Shi-Qing Cai
    Pages 85-109

About this book


This book reviews recent advances regarding the biochemical and biophysical properties of membrane proteins and their applications in biomedicine. Divided into two thematic parts, this second volume addresses proteins’ formation, signaling and malfunctions. It covers a number of important membrane proteins including receptors, cell adhesion molecules, single-transmembrane proteins and viral membrane proteins, and discusses their structures, functions, related diseases, and roles in drug discovery in detail.

In turn, the book elucidates the lifecycle of membrane proteins, including their synthesis and facilitated folding process, as well as QC procedures for their production. Additional topics include fundamental concepts, the latest findings, and critical puzzles yet to be solved. Given its scope, the book will appeal to a broad readership in the field of membrane structural and functional biology. Junior scientists can use it as an introduction to the field, while advanced scientists will find a broader view of the field beyond their area of specialization. 


Membrane proteins Structure and Function Related Disease and Drug Discovery Biosynthesis and Folding Receptor and signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Yu Cao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Institute of Precision Medicine, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Orthopaedic ImplantShanghai Ninth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of MedicineShanghaiChina

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