Laboratory of Membrane Biology

Laboratory of Membrane Biology

Seoul National University
Laboratory of Membrane Biology

Laboratory of Membrane Biology

Seoul National University
Laboratory of Membrane Biology

Laboratory of Membrane Biology

Seoul National University

Publications+ more

(2017) Molecular insights into the m-AAA protease mediated dislocation of transmembrane helices in the mitochondrial inner membrane, J. Biol. Chem.
(2017) Refined topology model of the STT3/Stt3 protein subunit of the oligosaccharyl transferase complex, J. Biol. Chem.
(2015) Use of carbonate extraction in analyzing moderately hydrophobic transmembrane proteins in the mitochondrial inner membrane, Protein. Sci.
(2014) The Sec62/Sec63 translocon facilitates the Cout orientation of membrane proteins, J. Cell. Sci.
(2014) Membrane topology of transmembrane proteins: determinants and experimental tools, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.
(2014) Mode of membrane insertion of individual transmembrane segments in Mdl1 and Mdl2, multi-spanning mitochondrial ABC transporters, FEBS Lett.
(2014) Live-cell topology assessment of URG7, MRP6₁₀₂ and SP-C using glycosylatable green fluorescent protein in mammalian cells, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun.
(2014) Structural and functional profiling of the lateral gate of the Sec61 translocon, J. Biol. Chem.
(2013) A short C-terminal tail prevents mis-targeting of hydrophobic mitochondrial membrane proteins to the ER, FEBS Lett.
(2013) Sec62 protein mediates membrane insertion and orientation of moderately hydrophobic signal anchor proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), J. Biol. Chem.

Welcome to the
"Laboratory of Membrane Biology"

Greetings! Welcome to our homepage!

How do proteins translocate and insert into correct subcellular organelles and membranes? How do translocation machineries and interacting components mediate these processes? These are the questions our group pursues to answer.

As of August 2017, the core member includes seven graduate students, one part-time administrative personnel and PI. For each semester, one or two senior undergraduate students participate on research internship.

If you have visited our homepage to know more about our research, please go to Research where our current research interests are described, and under Publications our works through the years are found. Also, each student’s current research project can be found in People.

Research in basic sciences is to find out how the nature works. Although it requires much reading, thinking, sharing ideas, dedicated work, most importantly it offers unparalleled joy in finding things out whether it is a small or big discovery. We are here to find that Joy.

Joy Kim