Professor Loi Do Seminar – Uni of Houston

1093 Shelby Hall 250 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa

Professor Loi Do from the University of Houston will present a seminar. Catalytic Agents to Detoxify Reactive Aldehyde Species Abstract Although the human body has natural defenses against reactive aldehydes species (e.g., α,β-unsaturated aldehydes, α-ketoaldehydes, dialdehydes, etc.), these systems are often impaired in patients with pathological conditions such as neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases, or cancer. Reactive aldehydes species can disrupt living systems by alkylating nucleic acids, crosslinking proteins, and consuming essential antioxidants. Although there are currently no FDA-approved treatments for [...]