Enzimologia applicata (2010/2011)

Codice insegnamento
Paola Dominici
Altri corsi di studio in cui è offerto
Altri corsi di studio in cui è offerto
Altri corsi di studio in cui è offerto
    Settore disciplinare
    Lingua di erogazione
    L'insegnamento è organizzato come segue:
    Attività Crediti Periodo Docenti Orario
    Mod 1 3 II semestre Paola Dominici
    Mod 2 3 II semestre Paola Dominici

    Orario lezioni

    II semestre
    Attività Giorno Ora Tipo Luogo Note
    Mod 1 lunedì 9.30 - 11.30 lezione Aula H dal 7-mar-2011  al 15-giu-2011
    Mod 1 martedì 11.30 - 13.30 lezione Aula L dal 7-mar-2011  al 15-giu-2011

    Obiettivi formativi

    Course Description: The course introduces fundamental tools and techniques currently used to engineer protein molecules. Covers the methods used to analyze the impact of these alterations on different protein functions with specific emphasis on enzymatic catalysis. Uses case studies to reinforce the concepts covered, as well as to demonstrate the wide impact of protein engineering research.
    Course Significance: Protein engineering is an interdisciplinary field where engineering principles and practices are utilized to generate molecules with novel properties.
    The applications of this technology can be found in diverse areas including: drug discovery,
    industrial chemical synthesis, transgenic plant research, and nanotechnology.


    1. Protein Engineering
    • General concepts
    • Which targets can be addressed?
    • How to choose between rational design and evolutive methods
    2. Generation of mutant libraries
    • Random mutagenesis, DNA shuffling, Error-prone PCR
    • Saturation mutagenesis, SeSaMmethod et
    • Examples for successful applications: Directed evolution of DCase; Directed evolution of alpha amylase
    • Site-directed mutagenesis. Mutagenic primer design.
    3. Emerging principles in protease-based drug discovery. Aspartate proteases inhibitors: inhibitors of HIV protease.
    4. The Tumor Suppressor p53: From Structures to Drug Discovery.
    Structure–function–rescue: the diverse nature of common p53 cancer mutants.
    5. Structure and catalytic mechanism of COX-1 and COX-2. From structure to rational design of selective inhibitors.

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