Studies on the stereospecific interaction between aldose reductase and inhibitor

  • El-Kabbani, Ossama (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

There is no therapy specific for treatment of diabetes complications accepted worldwide. The enzyme aldose reductase has shown promising results as a drug target for preventing or delaying the onset of the complications. The structures of human aldose reductase holoenzyme in complex with stereoisomers of the potent inhibitor Fidarestat will be determined at high resolution in order to elucidate the binding modes responsible for the differences in their inhibitory potencies. The results may lead to the design of better inhibitors of the enzyme for the treatment of diabetes sufferers, at least until better methods for maintaining metabolic control are developed.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0531/12/06

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD85,814.00
  • Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho Co. Ltd.