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STEM Lecture: Sam Lehrer: Proteins and How They Are Involved in Muscle Structure and Function

January 20 @ 10:30 am

The STEM Lecture series presents resident Sam Lehrer on Proteins and How They Are Involved in Muscle Structure and Function. Our body consists of more than 20,000 different proteins which are needed for the function, structure and regulation of all of our organs. Muscle (skeletal and cardiac) makes up about 75% of our body mass whose function can be described by the interaction of 4 main proteins: actin, myosin, tropomyosin, and troponin, controlled by Ca ions and ATP. Mr. Lehrer will discuss the properties of the proteins, illustrate how they interact to produce movement and force, and show how these interactions are regulated. Join us at 10:30 am in the Performance Hall and streaming.


January 20
10:30 am
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