The CD to the lecture Biochemistry IV, summer term 2013 is now available. The CD contains all slides shown during the lecture. Copies of the CD can be bought in the departmental office (NC 6/171) or borrowed at the Fachschaft Chemistry and Biochemistry.
In the European Journal of Neuroscience we report on the functional properties of chimaeras and mutants of delta receptors. Delta receptors are considered members of the ionotropic glutamate receptor family because of structural similarities, yet they normally do not show ion channel function. We transplanted the ligand-binding domains from other glutamate receptors into delta receptors and thus obtained glutamate-activatable chimaeras that we could functionally characterise. Abstract