Tissue Engineering and Reparative Dentistry, Extracellular Matrix in Repair & Remodelling Group
Cardiff University School of Dentistry
Lecturer in Protein Biophysics
029 2074 2639
029 2074 4509
Relevant Key Words:
Extracellular Matrix Structure, Function and Proteins
Research Expertise relevant to tissue engineering & repair:
Structure, folding and assembly of multidomain proteins, specifically those of the extracellular matrix (collagens, laminins, nidogen, tenascins, matrilins); alpha-helical coiled coils; protein sequence/structure relationship.
Circular Dichroism (CD) spectroscopy: An AVIV CD215 with a 5-cell thermostated cell holder is available. CD spectroscopy can be useful to
a) estimate the secondary structure of proteins
b) determine whether mutations affect the structure, stability or binding interactions
c) determine the thermodynamics of folding of proteins, peptides and DNA
d) determine the kinetics of folding or drug binding.
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