Chemistry & Biochemistry

“Selenoprotein K Regulates Protein Palmitoylation in Immune Cells Thereby Modulating Their Function”

Peter Hoffmann, PhD
University of Hawaii
Cell and Molecular Biology Department Hoffmann_Laboratory/

The laboratory of Dr. Peter Hoffmann located in the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii conducts research in the fields of selenoprotein biology and
immunology. Our work has recently focused on selenoprotein K and its role in regulating immune cell functions. We have revealed a functional role for selenoprotein K as a cofac- tor in the catalysis of protein palmitoylation. The goals of our current research is to fully understand how as a micronutrient selenium in the form of selenoprotein K enhances the efficiency of the palmitoylation process and target proteins that rely on this for sta- bility or function.

219 Brown Lab
University of Delaware
163 The Green
Newark, DE 19716

Hosting Organization:
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Delaware

February 10, 2016

12:00 p.m.