Les séminaires ont lieu sur le Campus Montpellier SupAgro/INRA de La Gaillarde (2, place P. Viala Montpellier)
Jeudi 31 janvier 2008
Amphi 206 (Cœur d’Ecole) à 14h
Ion channel regulation – traffic jams and other diversions
Mike R. Blatt
Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biophysics University of Glasgow UK
In addition to their roles in membrane vesicle delivery and fusion, a few membrane trafficking (SNARE) proteins are known to interact with and regulate several ion channels directly. However, until now such interactions have been thought to be restricted to mammalian tissues and to contribute highly-specialised functions, notably in synaptic transmission. Here I review work that addresses the question of evoked traffic in plants and confirms entirely new roles for a SNARE as a structural component of a multi-protein assembly essential for inorganic K+ nutrition.
Contact : Lionel Verdoucq