Thu, Sep. 26, 2019, 4:30pm
Edward C Taylor Auditorium, Frick B02
Host: Greg Scholes
Activity-Based Sensing Approaches to Decipher Metal and Redox Biology
Traditional strategies for developing chemoselective imaging reagents rely on molecular recognition and static lock-and-key binding to achieve high specificity. We are advancing an alternative approach to chemical probe design, termed activity-based sensing, in which we exploit inherent differences in chemical reactivity as a foundation for distinguishing between chemical analytes that are similar in shape and size within complex biological systems. This presentation will focus on activity-based sensing to visualize dynamic fluxes of transition metals and reactive oxygen, sulfur, and carbon species and their signal/stress contributions to living systems, along with activity-based proteomics to identify novel targets and pathways that these emerging classes of chemical signals regulate.