Our research group uses an integrated structural biology and biophysical approach combined with functional studies to understand the inhibition mechanisms of novel protein targets in human diseases and translate it to develop novel therapeutics.
We are interested in elucidating the molecular basis of the inhibition mechanism of novel drug targets. In collaboration with other groups in academia and industry, we are improving the potency and selectivity of inhibitors with biomedical applications.
– *Palencia, A., Li, X., et al. Discovery of Novel Protein Synthesis Inhibitors of M.tuberculosis That Target Leucyl-tRNA Synthetase. Antimicrob Agent Chemother 60(10):5817-27 (2016)
– Chopra, S.†, Palencia, A.†, et al. Structural characterisation of antibiotic self-immunity tRNA synthetase in plant tumour biocontrol agent. Nature comm 7:12928 (2016).
– Palencia, A.†, Crepin, T.†, et al. Structural dynamics of the aminoacylation and proofreading functional cycle of bacterial leucyl-tRNA synthetase. Nature Struct. & Mol. Biol. 19, 677-84 (2012).
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Palencia’s Group, Institute for Advanced Biosciences (IAB), Inserm, Grenoble
Contact: andres.palencia [ at] univ-grenoble-alpes.fr