Event Title

Interactions Among Myosin, Twitchin, and Troponin I in Caenorhabditis elegans Muscle Contraction

Presenter Information

Helen Rich, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A154

Start Date

4-25-2014 4:00 PM

End Date

4-25-2014 5:15 PM

Abtract

By studying the molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction and its regulation, we can learn more about a variety of health processes, from lethal heart disease to cellular trafficking. My research looks at specific mutations in different places throughout the head of the protein myosin, and how those mutations affect the protein’s interactions with two other proteins involved in muscle contraction in the nematode C. elegans: troponin I and twitchin.

Notes

Session III, Panel 12 - Risk, Regulation, and Response: Biological Studies of Muscle Contraction, Carcinogens, and Black-Capped Chickadees
Moderator: Marta Laskowski, Professor of Biology

Major

Biology

Advisor(s)

Taylor Allen, Biology

Project Mentor(s)

Taylor Allen, Biology

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Apr 25th, 4:00 PM Apr 25th, 5:15 PM

Interactions Among Myosin, Twitchin, and Troponin I in Caenorhabditis elegans Muscle Contraction

Science Center, A154

By studying the molecular mechanisms of muscle contraction and its regulation, we can learn more about a variety of health processes, from lethal heart disease to cellular trafficking. My research looks at specific mutations in different places throughout the head of the protein myosin, and how those mutations affect the protein’s interactions with two other proteins involved in muscle contraction in the nematode C. elegans: troponin I and twitchin.