Dr. Filip Van Petegem (Research Group Leader)

WHAT WE DO

The influx of Ca2+ through Ca2+ selective channels drives the contraction of cardiac and skeletal muscle, and release of hormones and neurotransmitter. We study how these Ca2+ channels function, how they are regulated by different signalling events, and how disease mutations lead to channel malfunction. We employ a combination of structural biology, electrophysiology, and various biophysical methods.

LATEST NEWS: THE STRUCTURE OF THE RYANODINE RECEPTOR N-TERMINAL DISEASE HOT SPOT   

front page - Van Petegem Lab

Reference: Tung et al, Nature (2010) DOI 10.1038/nature09471.

Check out the video: CPVT mutations

 

 

 

WHERE WE ARE

We are located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the University of British Columbia.

Our lab is within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and part of the Cardiovascular Research Group, located within the new Life Sciences Centre.

  

 

 

a place of mind, The University of British Columbia

Cardiovascular Research Group
Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada

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