The interaction of sugars with proteins initiates many biological processes. We can achieve control of these processes using sugar-like structures to antagonize the natural ligands at the protein receptor level. Our group is using chemical knowledge and computational techniques to design and synthesize sugar mimics, based on known structural properties of bioactive oligosaccharides and of their protein complexes.
Last Update: 28/11/2016
Our work on benzofuran synthesis has been recently published on Eur. J. Org. Chem.
Professor Anna BERNARDI
Università degli Studi di Milano - Dipartimento di Chimica
via Golgi 19 - 20133 Milano
Tel: +39 02 5031 4092