Dr. Jose Antonio Poveda Larrosa

Professor of Physical Chemistry, Universidad Miguel Hernandez


Molecular and Cellular Design


Structure-Function Relationships in Membrane Proteins

Structure-function relationship of potassium channels

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  • Structure-function relationship in membrane proteins.Structure-function relationship in membrane proteins.
  • Lipid-protein interactions.
  • Modulation of ion channel structure and function.


  • Previous positions: 
    1.- Predoctoral Fellowship from Ministerio de Educación y Cultura of Spain, University of Alicante. Department of Neurochemistry. 1997-2000.
    2.- Assistant professor, University Miguel Hernandez, 2001-2005

  • Postdoctoral position: 
  • PhD with Honors at the Neuroscience program, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (Director: Prof. José Manuel González Ros and C. Reyes Martínez Mateo, 2002) 
  • Degree in Chemistry.


Poveda J.A., et al. (2014)

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2013.10.023

Lipid modulation of ion channels through specific binding sites.

Giudici A.M., et al. (2013)

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2012.09.020

Detergent-labile, supramolecular assemblies of KcsA: relative abundance and interactions involved.

Renart M.L., et al. (2012)

Biochemistry, DOI: 10.1021/bi201497n

Contribution of ion binding affinity to ion selectivity and permeation in KcsA, a model potassium channel.

Renart M.L., et al. (2010)

Biochemistry, DOI: 10.1021/bi101235v

Ion binding to KcsA: implications in ion selectivity and channel gating.

Triano I., et al. (2010)

Biochemistry, DOI: 10.1021/bi1003712

Occupancy of nonannular lipid binding sites on KcsA greatly increases the stability of the tetrameric protein.