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Screening of Substrates and Inhibitors for epoxide hydrolase from Trichoderma reesei

Grant number: 16/12859-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): April 20, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Biochemistry - Biochemistry of Microorganisms
Principal researcher:Felipe Santiago Chambergo Alcalde
Grantee:Gabriel Stephani de Oliveira
Supervisor abroad: Bruce D. Hammock
Home Institution: Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:15/03329-9 - Cloning and characterization of the enzymes epoxide hydrolases from Trichoderma reesei, BP.DD


Epoxide hydrolases (EHs) are enzymes that are present in all living organisms and catalyze the hydrolysis of epoxides to the corresponding vicinal diols. EHs have biotechnological potential in chiral chemistry and as a target for drug design. In the main Ph.D. Project (2015/03329-9), we have identified for the first time, an epoxide hydrolase enzyme from Trichoderma reesei fungus (TrEH) that was successfully cloned, expressed, purified and characterized as enantioselective, which is an important characteristic for chiral chemistry for industries. The aim of this Ph.D. internship abroad (BEPE-DD) at Hammock Laboratory in the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis, USA), is to identify substrates and inhibitors of TrEH, which facilitate the assessment of their roles in fungal metabolism. Understanding how this EH enzyme of model organism T. reesei responds to inhibitors may substantially contribute for the study of fungal metabolism and development of drugs for the pharmaceutical industry. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE OLIVEIRA, GABRIEL S.; ADRIANI, PATRICIA P.; RIBEIRO, JOAO AUGUSTO; MORISSEAU, CHRISTOPHE; HAMMOCK, BRUCE D.; DIAS, MARCIO VINICIUS B.; CHAMBERGO, FELIPE S. The molecular structure of an epoxide hydrolase from Trichoderma reesei in complex with urea or amide-based inhibitors. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, v. 129, p. 653-658, MAY 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE OLIVEIRA, GABRIEL S.; ADRIANI, PATRICIA P.; WU, HAO; MORISSEAU, CHRISTOPHE; HAMMOCK, BRUCE D.; CHAMBERGO, FELIPE S. Substrate and inhibitor selectivity, and biological activity of an epoxide hydrolase from Trichoderma reesei. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY REPORTS, v. 46, n. 1, p. 371-379, FEB 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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