This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. The subproject and investigator (PI) may have received primary funding from another NIH source, and thus could be represented in other CRISP entries. The institution listed is for the Center, which is not necessarily the institution for the investigator. My laboratory is interested in structural aspects of cell-surface receptor/ligand interactions with relevance to human health and disease. We are engaged in expression and crystallization studies of numerous receptor extracellular domains both alone and in complex with their ligands. The receptor systems we study are primarily in the immune and nervous systems, with a special emphasis on understanding cross-reactivity in molecular recognition. Most of our projects are critically dependent on the ability to collect x-ray data at a synchrotron facility due to the generally small and moderate quality of the crystals which we can grow of large and heterogeneous protein complexes. In-house x-ray sources are not sufficient to measure useful data on most of our crystals, which are often few in number and extemely labor intensive to produce from the mammalian expression sources we utilize to make recombinant proteins.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biotechnology Resource Grants (P41)
Project #
5P41RR001209-27
Application #
7370402
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-BPC-E (40))
Project Start
2006-03-01
Project End
2007-02-28
Budget Start
2006-03-01
Budget End
2007-02-28
Support Year
27
Fiscal Year
2006
Total Cost
$4,077
Indirect Cost
Name
Stanford University
Department
Chemistry
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
009214214
City
Stanford
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
94305
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