Welcome to the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP)

The FMP conducts basic research in Molecular Pharmacology with the aim to identify novel bioactive molecules and to characterize their interactions with their biological targets in cells or organisms. These compounds are useful tools in basic biomedical research and may be further developed for the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease.
To this aim FMP researchers study key biological processes and corresponding diseases, such as cancer, aging including osteoporosis, or neurodegeneration. They also develop and apply advanced technologies ranging from screening technologies over NMR based methods to proteomics and in vivo models.

Research Highlights

Entry from: 25.09.2015  
Category: Research Highlights

A synaptic governess

NEURON AND NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Protein AP180 plays a subtle role in neurotransmission. It ensures the efficient recycling of a synaptic vesicle protein during high neuronal activity. Loss of AP180 has astounding effects on behavioral patterns in animal (...)[more]

Entry from: 19.05.2015  
Category: Research Highlights

A new active substance inhibits the migration of cancer cells

PNAS Scientists from Berlin have invented a whole new class of active substances: the "proteomimetics" mimic certain structural motifs of large protein molecules and at the same time can penetrate cell walls. Researchers from the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare (...)[more]

Entry from: 09.04.2015  

Bacteria with a skeleton: the structure of bactofilin has been elucidated

PNAS The group led by Adam Lange has succeeded in elucidating the structure of bactofilin – an important element of the bacterial cytoskeleton – which was only recently discovered. Bactofilin, for example, gives Helicobacter bacteria the screw shape that enables (...)[more]

Entry from: 04.02.2015  
Category: Research Highlights

Synchronization in the brain: a potassium channel harmonizes neuronal activity

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Voltage-activated potassium channels dampen the excitability of neurons and act as set screws to fine-tune the inner workings of the brain. The role of a recently investigated channel subtype, potassium channel KCNQ5, was surprising: [more]

Entry from: 10.11.2014  
Category: Research Highlights

Protein Phosphorylation: Hunting the Phantom

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Proteins are masters of metamorphosis: they are transformed, activated or deactivated in the cells as required. These vital modification processes have been the subject of research for many years, but some have only become (...)[more]


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