Erkan Karakas

  • Vanderbilt University

    Collaborative research yields new protein structure

    Structure of a caveolin-1 complex obtained using cryo-electron microscopy. A protomer, or a structural unit, is highlighted in magenta. The image was cropped to focus on panel A of Figure 1 of the paper, modified and published here in accordance to a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. Read More

    May. 16, 2022

  • Vanderbilt University

    Cryo-EM reveals the molecular mechanism of IP3 receptor channel opening

    Research led by co-first authors Emily Schmitz, a graduate student in the Chemical and Physical Biology program, and Hirohide Takahashi, a research instructor in molecular physiology and biophysics, identified the structure of the human type-3 inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate, or IP3, receptor in several conformations using cryo-electron microscopy. Schmitz and Takahasi, who… Read More

    May. 9, 2022