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Biochemistry Seminar of Special Interest: Dr. Scott Hansen (Scripps Research), "The molecular mechanism of mechanosensation and anesthesia; a unifying principle based on lipid/protein clustering and disruption."

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
academic, biochemistry
Sponsor
Dr. Aditi Das and Dr. Satish Nair
Location
Charles G. Miller Auditorium (B102 CLSL)
Date
Feb 22, 2019   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Scott Hansen
Cost
Free
Contact
Sherry Unkraut
E-Mail
sunkraut@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-2013
Views
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Originating Calendar
Biochemistry Department Seminars

Abstract:

The sensing and transduction of force, mechanosensation, occurs in every living cell. Local and general anesthetics pharmacologically block the effects of mechanical force. I will discuss a unifying mechanism for the regulation of ion channels by mechanical force and anesthesia. The molecular mechanism is based on the disruption of ordered lipid/protein clustering and the subsequent generation of potent lipid metabolites acting on ion channels.

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