SWITZ / Zurich Project Center
Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a group of complex enzymes known for their role in ECM turnover and homeostasis. These proteinases additionally participate in many other biological processes, but when deregulated contribute to different pathological processes and diseases such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore MMPs require tight regulation of their activity. The focus of this project was to gain an understanding of MMPs and to synthesize different novel inhibitors aimed at MMPs and other biological targets.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Chemistry and Biochemistry