WELCOME TO THE UAB BIOINORGANIC GROUP WEBPAGE!

LATEST NEWS. January 2019

The UAB BIOINORGANIC GROUP wishes you a Happy New 2019, full of scientific success!

The research on MTs of our group appeared during the last year on the Spanish media: La Vanguardia!

“Learning to improve life”

Bioinorganic Chemistry is an interdisciplinary field that arises from a combination between Inorganic Chemistry and Biology/Biochemistry, which focuses on the role of metals in biological systems.

Bioinorganic chemistry pays attention on the natural phenomena involving metal ions as well as on the effects of artificially introducing metals (or metallic compounds) in organisms. Also, the study of models or mimics that imitate the behavior of metalloproteins is included in this field.

Our research is focused on the knowledge of relationships between biological systems (proteins/organisms) and metals, and their use to design rational biomedical and biotechnological applications. The study of the interaction of metal ions and metallic compounds with biomolecules (metallothioneins, other proteins, DNA, etc.), the synthesis of metallic compounds with putative specific functions (anticancers, target specific Tc-99m radiopharmaceuticals, CO-releasing metallosomes, drug-delivery systems) and the evaluation of the reactivity (in vivo and in vitro) of these compounds are part of our research.

Myoglobin

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