Surface-Bound Membrane-Mimetic Assemblies: Electrostatic Attributes of Integral Membrane Proteins
Final rept. Nov 87-Mar 91,
TSI MASON RESEARCH INST WORCESTER MA BIOCHEMISTRY DEPT
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The objective of this project was to develop a system for investigating stimulus-induced displacements of charges associated with integral membrane proteins. A technology was developed for incorporating membrane receptor proteins into matrices that mimic a natural lipid bilayer but which are bound to the surface of solid electrode materials. The focus of the investigation was on the photoreceptor protein, rhodopsin, as a model for a broad class of membrane receptor proteins.
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