Biochemistry and biology of prokaryotic aspartic proteases (APs) and their role as potential therapeutic targets in pathogenic Bacteria
Biochemistry, biology and biotechnology potential of plant aspartic proteases (APs)
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Our group has a main interest on proteolytic enzymes and their role in regulating complex and highly dynamic protein networks, in addition to their degradative function and biotechnological potential. Our goal is to generate an integrated platform for the discovery, characterization (biochemical/structural/functional) and evaluation of “targetability” of proteases from different sources. We aim to explore the different nodes of the protease web – proteases, substrates, binding partners/inhibitors, function – and, thereby, contribute to assign proteases to biological pathways, provide fundamental insights on their in vivo biological roles and assess if/how these can be modulated. We aim to contribute for the development of a holistic system on prokaryotic and plant (aspartic) protease networks.