OCEANUS SEMINAR SERIES | Mariana Barbosa | 19 FEV | 12h


Title: Addressing the biotechnological potential of brown seaweed polyphenols based on enzyme interactions


Name: Mariana Barbosa (REQUIMTE/LAQV-FFUP)


Phlorotannins are phloroglucinol-based phenolic compounds found in brown seaweeds (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae) that have been pointed out as potent modulators of several biochemical processes linked to the breakdown of homeostasis in major chronic diseases. Among their most promising biological features, phlorotannins have the ability to associate with proteins to form enzyme-inhibitor complexes, granting them the potential to interact with key-enzymes involved in many pathophysiological processes.
This talk will focus the effectiveness of properly characterized phlorotannin products on enzyme-based experimental models of disease, pointing their potential as candidates for different biotechnological applications.


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