TPC1, an integral membrane protein channel, is seen in an endolysosome. An inhibitor shown in yellow prevents ebola infection.


The Membrane Protein Expression Center (MPEC) develops and applies the latest innovative methods that yield structurally and functionally intact membrane proteins for subsequent drug development, structural, and functional characterization. The MPEC focuses especially on eukaryotic membrane proteins since they provide many major drug target proteins. The MPEC accepts target genes for expression in functional form from client laboratories.