Centre for Biological Signalling Studies

Prof. Dr. Carola Hunte

Prof. Dr. Carola Hunte

BIOSS and Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Freiburg
hired as BIOSS Professor

+49 761 203 5279


10 selected publications:

  • Structural basis for safe and efficient energy conversion in a respiratory supercomplex.
    Kao W-C*, Ortmann de Percin Northumberland C, Cheng TC, Julio Ortiz J, Durand A, von Loeffelholz O, Schilling O, Biniossek ML, Klaholz BP, Hunte C* (2022).
    Nat Comm 13, 545 *corresponding
  • Mechanistic insight from the crystal structure of mitochondrial complex.
    Zickermann V*, Wirth C, Nasiri H, Siegmund K, Schwalbe H, Hunte C*, Brandt U* (2015).
    Science 347,44-49.
  • Structural analysis of atovaquone-inhibited cytochrome bc1 complex reveals the molecular basis of antimalarial drug action.
    Birth D, Kao WC, Hunte C (2014).
    Nat Comm. 5, 4029.
  • Functional modules and structural basis of conformational coupling in mitochondrial complex I.
    Hunte C*, Zickermann V*, Brandt U (2010).
    Science 329, 448-451.
    *equal contribution
  • Structure of complex III with bound cytochrome c in reduced state and definition of a minimal core interface for electron transfer.
    Solmaz SR, Hunte C (2008).
    J Biol Chem. 283, 17542-17549.
  • Structure of a Na+/H+ antiporter and insights into mechanism of action and regulation by pH.
    Hunte C*, Screpanti E, Venturi M, Rimon A, Padan E*, Michel H* (2005).
    Nature 435, 1197-1202.
  • Lipids in membrane protein structures.
    Palsdottir H, Hunte C (2004).
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1666, 2-18.
  • Crystal structure of the yeast cytochrome bc1 complex with its bound substrate cytochrome c.
    Lange C, Hunte C (2002).
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99, 2800-2805.
  • Specific roles of tightly bound phospholipids in the yeast cytochrome bc1 complex structure.
    Lange C, Nett JH, Trumpower BL, Hunte C (2001).
    EMBO J. 20, 6591-6600.
  • Structure at 2.3 Å resolution of the cytochrome bc1 complex from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae co-crystallized with an antibody Fv fragment.
    Hunte C, Köpke J, Lange C, Roßmanith T, Michel H (2000).
    Structure 8, 669-684.