Open access structure solution of human proteins and compound development for target validation
SGC Oxford seeks to generate high quality reagents to accelerate the discovery of new medicines and place them into the public domain without restriction. Using 3D structures of human proteins and the reagents generated as part of the structure determination process as well as the chemical probes identified, we work with organisations within Oxford, the UK and the rest of the world to further the understanding of the biological roles of these proteins. We have particular interests in human protein kinases, metabolism-associated proteins, integral membrane proteins and proteins associated with epigenetic.
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