Amino Acid and Peptide Radicals in Biochemistry and Synthesis

  • Easton, Chris (PI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    The aim of this research is to develop a better fundamental understanding of biochemical free radical reactions of peptides and proteins, particularly those involving superoxide radical anion and thiols, and peptide radicals in enzyme-catalysed reactions. Knowledge gained through this work will be used in the synthesis of physiologically active amino acids and peptides, as well as to establish ways to regulate biochemical free radical processes. The ultimate goal of the research is to develop methods and pharmaceutical compounds to prevent and treat human disorders associated with these reactions, and to underpin commercial exploitation of peptide and protein biomaterials.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/05

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$255,000.00

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