Chemistry and Molecular PharmacologyLaboratory of Molecular Biophysics

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

A high resolution description of the structure and dynamics of proteins is a very useful tool to study the properties and the function of these important biomacromolecules and, most importantly, to understand how changes in sequence or environment can lead to disease. The research work carried out at the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics aims, on the one hand, at developing methods to probe the fluctuations of the structure of proteins by combining experimental data and molecular simulations and, on the other hand, at understanding how changes in such motions relate to the molecular recognition of proteins, to their function and disease.

Slebe F, Rojo F, Vinaixa M, García-Rocha M, Testoni G, Guiu M, Planet E, Samino S, Arenas EJ, Beltran A, Rovira A, Lluch A, Salvatella X, Yanes O, Albanell J, Guinovart JJ and Gomis RR.
Nat Commun, 7 11199 (2016)
Fenwick RB, Orellana L, Esteban-Martín S, Orozco M and Salvatella X.
Nat Commun, 5 4070 (2014)
Candotti M, Esteban-Martín S, Salvatella X and Orozco M.
P Natl Acad Sci Usa, 110 (15), 5933-8 (2013)
Fenwick RB, Esteban-Martín S, Richter B, Lee D, Walter KF, Milovanovic D, Becker S, Lakomek NA, Griesinger C and Salvatella X.
J Am Chem Soc, 133 (27), 10336-9 (2011)
Mossuto MF, Bolognesi B, Guixer B, Dhulesia A, Agostini F, Kumita JR, Tartaglia GG, Dumoulin M, Dobson CM and Salvatella X.
Angew Chem Int Edit, 50 (31), 7048-51 (2011)
Esteban-Martín S, Fenwick RB and Salvatella X.
J Am Chem Soc, 132 (13), 4626-32 (2010)
Mossuto MF, Dhulesia A, Devlin G, Frare E, Kumita JR, de Laureto PP, Dumoulin M, Fontana A, Dobson CM and Salvatella X.
J Mol Biol, 402 (5), 783-96 (2010)

This group is financially supported by the following:

  • Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
  • European Commission (EC), Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), "Una manera de hacer Europa"

     

Group news & mentions

<p>The image shows interactions between the androgen receptor protein (AR) and the TFIIF protein in red. (Author: Paula Martínez-Cristóbal)</p>
12 Dec 2017

In most cases, prostate cancer is cured by surgical removal of the tumour and/or by radiotherapy.

<p>Xavier Salvatella (Photo: Battista/MinocriIRB Barcelona)</p>
12 Dec 2017

The Catalan Media Corporation, La Razón and Aldia.cat have highlighted a study conducted by Xavier Salvatella, ICREA researcher at IRB Barcelona, and published in the journal Structure early in Dec

<p>CPEB4 liquid-like droplets in the cell cytoplasm (J. Guillén-Boixet, IRB Barcelona)</p>
21 Nov 2016

Liquid-like droplets are highly dynamic cytoplasmic aggregates of proteins with no apparent structure.

Upcoming events

27 Jul
Aula Fèlix Serratosa, Parc Científic de Barcelona
Speaker:
Evripidis Gavathiotis, PhD – Associate Professor – Department of Biochemistry – Department of Medicine – Center for Experimental Therapeutics Albert Einstein Cancer Research – Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute – Institute of Aging Research – N