Project

Study of the biological activity and physiological role of ribosome-inactivating proteins from fruits

Duration
01 March 2011 → 31 August 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • Plant biology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
Keywords
protein physiology stress biotechnology
 
Project description

Analysis of the available sequence data for e.g. apple showed that ribosome-inactivating proteins are expressed, especially under stress conditions. This project aims at a detailled study of these proteins to check whether they really possess ribosome-inactivating activity. In addition, their involvement in plant defense will be evaluated.