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December 01, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 21)

Stephen White Laboratory at UC Irvine

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It has been a while since I reported on a lab specific site, and boy do I have a good one for you this time. Stephen White at UC Irvine hosts this informative collection of pages focused on the folding and stability of membrane proteins. Subsections include information on the structure of fluid lipid bilayers, membrane protein folding and stability, energetics of protein-bilayer interactions, and experimentally determined hydrophobicity scales. In addition, other sections cover 3-D membrane protein structures, a curated database (MPtopo) of membrane proteins with transmembrane segments, and the Membrane Protein Explorer (Java tool for studying topology of membrane proteins). This is an awesome collection of information and tools to be produced by one laboratory. I applaud their efforts.
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