Class C G-protein coupled receptors as protein sensors - the science behind the high protein diet
15 November 2012
Professor Arthur Conigravefrom the School of Molecular Bioscience is a leading authority on the molecular mechanisms that underlie nutrient-sensing, especially sensing of L-amino acids in cellular and whole body responses to dietary protein. His primary contributions have included the identification of a sub-group of class C G-protein coupled receptors as amino acid sensors, identification of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) as a target for aromatic and small aliphatic L-amino acids, together with the development of the theory relating to GPCR-mediated actions of amino acids in macronutrient-sensing in the gastrointestinal tract.
He is currently working with Professor Steve Simpson (Charles Perkins Centre) on the origins of protein appetite in animal and human models.
This event is proudly brought to you as part of the 2012Boden InstituteSeminar Series.
Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Lecture room 143, Medical Foundation Building
Cost: Free, all are welcome
Contact: Melanie Symons