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- 5Department of Chemistry
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- 3Department of Agricultural, Food, and Nutritional Science
- 1Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
- 1Department of Biochemistry
- 1Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
- 2Kurgan, Lukasz (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
- 1Ball, Ronald O. (Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science)
- 1Ballermann, Barbara (Medicine)
- 1Boekhoven, Job (Chemistry, Technical University of Munich)
- 1D. Jed Harrison (Chemistry)
- 1Dr. Jianping Wu, Department of Agricultural,Food and Nutritional Sciences
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are an emerging renewable and sustainable nanomaterial which has received increasing attention. They are abundant, nontoxic, biodegradable and chemically inert. CNCs have unique characteristics not met by traditional cellulose-derived materials, leading...
Adipose tissue plays an important role in the energetic balance, but it is also an important aspect of meat quality and animal productivity. However, the understanding on how fat metabolism is regulated in beef cattle is not clear. This research aimed at exploring how bovine adipose tissue is...
α-Synuclein has been implicated in the progression of Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. This work reports on the structural propensity and druggability of this protein using a combination of Monte Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, and Virtual...
Extraction of canola proteins and assessment of their applications: cruciferin for encapsulation of bioactives and napin as a chaperone-like moleculeDownload
Canola is a farm-gate crop in Canada. Canola meal after oil extraction is used mostly as animal feed with limited value-added applications. Canola proteins are known to have great potential for use in food and non-food applications due to their nutritional, biological and functional properties....
The development of rapid and bioorthogonal chemical reactions has expanded greatly the utility of bioconjugation chemistry in the service of site-selective protein labeling, even allowing molecular imaging in live cells or animals. âClickâ chemistry is particularly desirable due to its fast...
Chloride intracellular channel (CLIC) proteins comprise six members CLIC1–CLIC6 in mammals and mediate functions not fully known. Their founding member was isolated from bovine kidney using the chloride channel inhibitor indanyloxyacetic acid-94, so CLICs were assumed to be typical anion...
Intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs) in proteins lack stable three dimensional structure under physiological conditions. IDRs are prevalent in nature, functionally important, and difficult to characterize experimentally due to their unstructuredness. As a result, many computational methods...
This dissertation presents the preparation of functional bioinorganic hybrids from silicon-based quantum dots (SiQDs) and enzymes and the use of SiQDs and green fluorescent protein as ratiometric photoluminescent sensors for nerve agents. Chapter 2 discusses the preparation of water-soluble...
Development and Application of Protected Amino Acids for the Installation of Stable Post-translational Modifications Using Solid-Phase Peptide SynthesisDownload
This thesis describes the synthesis of non-canonical amino acid building blocks and their use in solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS) to explore peptidic drug analogues based on natural products. We replaced sensitive functionalities found in the structure of naturally produced peptides with...