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Dr. Claudia Jessen-Trefzer

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Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stefan-Meier-Str. 19
79104 Freiburg

Phone: +49 (761) 203 8381
Fax: +49 (761) 203 8383 

  

 

The unknown cellular gates: managing traffic through bacterial membrane transporters

The study of how cells interact with their environment is a fundamental aspect of our understanding of life. Given the unique importance of membrane transporters, it is very surprising to note that they are heavily understudied, especially in pathogenic mycobacteria such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Recent research efforts point more and more towards the fact that transporter mediated uptake of small molecules such as drugs is much more prominent than initially thought. Starting from already approved drugs we would like to identify suitable solute transporters for drug uptake.