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Research Abstracts Online
January 2008 - March 2009

University of Minnesota Hormel Institute

PI: Zigang Dong

Computational Biology and Computer-aided Drug Discovery

These researchers are using Supercomputing Institute resources for multiple projects supporting their work concerning new treatments of cancer. The projects include: homology modeling of the RSK2 N-terminal protein and virtual screening of a natural products library in search for possible inhibitors; homology modeling of TOPK protein and virtual screening of the National Cancer Institute database to search for possible inhibitors; and investigating the structural basis for inhibition of the CRP78 protein by EGCG.

Group Member

Angelo Pugliese, Research Associate