Barry Willardson, professor at Brigham Young University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be delivering a seminar, Chaperone-mediated assembly of G protein complexes on May 29th, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in the John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium on the 1st floor.
G proteins play a fundamental role in sensory signaling processes including vision. To perform these signaling func8ons, G protein complexes must be assembled from their individual subunits. The assembly process is par8cularly challenging for obligate dimers such as Gbeta/gamma and Gbeta5/RGS9. I will be presen8ng recent gene8c as well as structural work that has revealed a protein chaperone network that brings these obligate dimers together.