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Designing man-made enzymes to combat diseases

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22 July, 2020 | 1 min read

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Artificial Enzymes: Making Molecules with a Purpose
Designing man-made enzymes to combat diseases

Chemical synthesis, the making of new molecules, is at the heart of chemistry. The synthesis of new molecules in a laboratory is not very difficult, but making such molecules with a desired function is challenging. Rational design and synthesis of small molecules, peptides and proteins that mimic the function of human enzymes is important for the development of artificial enzymes with preferred biological activity.  Recently, the development of redox active small molecules and nanomaterials attracted significant attention due to their ability to combat redox imbalance in biological systems, which has been associated with diverse diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and neurodegeneration.

In this talk, Prof. Mugesh will discuss artificial enzymes, including nanozymes, that can combat oxidative stress, maintain the reactive oxygen species (ROS) homeostasis and regulate the redox processes in cellular signaling under disease conditions.

Speaker:-
Prof. G. Mugesh
Professor, IPC Department
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru   

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