Mark McNamee

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Professor Emeritus

Offices and Labs

1141 Life Sciences Addition


1973 PhD Physical Chemistry Stanford University
1968 BS Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Structure and function of nerve membrane proteins, particularly the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR). Effects of membrane lipids on nAChR conformation, ligand binding, and ion permeati

Teaching Interests

General biochemistry. Membrane biochemistry. Cellular biochemistry.


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  • Lasalde JA, S Tamamizu, Y-H Lee, and MG McNamee. 1999. Alteration in ion channel function of mouse nicotinic acetylcholine receptor by mutations in the M4 transmembrane domain. Journal of Membrane Biology. 170:157-164
  • Kim J and MG McNamee. 1998. Topological disposition of Cys222 in the a subunit of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor analyzed by fluorescence- quenching and electron paramagnetic resonance measurements. Biochemistry. 37:4680-4686
  • Tamamizu S, MG McNamee, G Guzman, J Santiago, LV Rojas, and JA Lasalde. 1999. Functional effects of periodic tryptophan substitutions in the alpha M4 transmembrane domain of the Torpedo californica nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. Biochemistry. :(