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Dissertation

Synthesis of well-defined ADP-Ribosylated biomolecules

Promotor: G. A. van der Marel, Co-promotor: D. V. Filippov

Author
H.A.V. Kistemaker
Date
11 May 2017
Links
Thesis in Leiden Repository

The post-translational modification of proteins known as adenosine diphosphate ribosylation (ADPr) is involved in a wide variety of important biological processes and is also associated with carcinogenesis and the process of aging. Therefore, a better understanding of the biology of ADP-ribosylation is crucial for the development of novel therapeutics. To facilitate this research, the availability of well-defined fragments of mono- and poly-ADP-ribose is essential. This Thesis describes the development of new synthetic methodologies to achieve this and the successful synthesis of well-defined ADP-ribosylated biomolecules.