Alessandro Desideri

Structural and Industrial Biochemistry (CL Industrial Biotechnology)

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The aim of the course is to furnish the basic knowledge of the structure of the biological macromolecules, focusing on proteins. The most important interactions necessary for their stabilization will be described. In detail, the role of the weak interactions in determining the protein stability and in defining the molecular recognition is explained providing experimental examples. The folding problem is discussed as well as the unfolding and the misfolding processes. Specific examples of molecular recognition are described such as the enzyme-substrate interaction for perfect and not-perfect enzymes and the specificity of the ion channels in selecting the transported ions.

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Estimated Time: 24 ore

Difficulty: Intermediate


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Alessandro Desideri Alessandro Desideri Author

Alessandro Desideri obtained his degree in Physics from the University of Roma La Sapienza (1975) and PhD in Chemistry from University of Leicester (UK, 1982). Since 1995, he is Full Professor of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Rome Tor Vergata. In addition to teaching.......

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