Ann M Dixon

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The folding of alpha-helical membrane proteins has previously been described using the two stage model, in which the membrane insertion of independently stable alpha-helices is followed by their mutual interactions within the membrane to give higher order folding and oligomerization. Given recent advances in our understanding of membrane protein structure(More)
Growth factor receptors are typically activated by the binding of soluble ligands to the extracellular domain of the receptor, but certain viral transmembrane proteins can induce growth factor receptor activation by binding to the receptor transmembrane domain. For example, homodimers of the transmembrane 44-amino acid bovine papillomavirus E5 protein bind(More)
Maintenance of energy homeostasis depends on the highly regulated storage and release of triacylglycerol primarily in adipose tissue, and excessive storage is a feature of common metabolic disorders. CIDEA is a lipid droplet (LD)-protein enriched in brown adipocytes promoting the enlargement of LDs, which are dynamic, ubiquitous organelles specialized for(More)
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