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Gideon J. Davies

University of York | United Kingdom

EMBO 2010

Structural enzymology of carbohydrate-active enzymes

Our laboratory probes the biological chemistry of carbohydrates: from enzymes and their reaction mechanisms through to in vivo applications of chemistry. We use protein crystallography, enzyme kinetics, calorimetry, enzyme inhibition and imaging to study the structural enzymology of proteins involved in the synthesis, modification and degradation of diverse glycoconjugates, oligo / polysaccharides and glycoproteins. We have a strong current interest in the O-GlcNAc modification and its subversion.

Keywords: Carbohydrates / glycobiology / 3-D structure / enzyme mechanism / drug design

Subject area(s): Molecular Medicine | Proteins & Biochemistry | Structural Biology & Biophysics