Event Name

G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Structural Dynamics and Functional Implications (Z1)

Start Date 30th Mar 2014
End Date 4th Apr 2014

G Protein-Coupled Receptors: Structural Dynamics and Functional Implications (Z1)

joint with the meeting on Frontiers of Structural Biology (Z2)

Scientific Organizers: Christopher G. Tate and Fiona H. Marshall

March 30-April 4, 2014
Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, Utah, USA

Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology

Meeting Summary
G protein-coupled receptors are essential for intercellular communication in multicellular organisms and they are also the targets for many drugs already in use or under development, for the treatment of, for example, cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer, neurological dysfunction and metabolic disorders. The field of GPCR biology has undergone a radical transformation with the structure determination of over 15 different GPCRs, including the first complex of an activated GPCR bound to a heterotrimeric G protein. This wealth of structural detail is now being translated into both a deeper understanding of GPCR function and into the development of new therapeutics. Structure is, however, only capable of defining atomic details of particular conformational states of a receptor. This meeting will focus on how an integration of structural data and information from experiments that study molecular dynamics in vitro, in vivo and in silico can be integrated to form an in-depth view of GPCR function. In addition, key therapeutic areas of cancer, inflammation and disorders of the central nervous system will be highlighted in relation to the development of novel therapeutics targeting GPCRs.
Location Snowbird, UT
United States
URL http://www.keystonesymposia.org/index.cfm?e=web.Meeting.Program&meetingid=1250

Category Conferences | Symposia
Topics Biological macromolecules