Protein Function Prediction (Differentiating Kinases for Targeted Drug Discovery)
Dhanashree Lokesh, Yumeng Li, Lara Brindisi
TEAM: The Phospho Force
"Unleashing the Power of Kinase Differentiation: Revolutionizing Targeted Drug Discovery"
Kinases, vital proteins in cellular signaling, play a pivotal role in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. Their significance in various biological processes has made them attractive targets for drug development. However, the challenge lies in distinguishing kinases present in prokaryotes, such as probiotic strains or pathogenic bacteria, from those in eukaryotes. By developing a project to differentiate these kinases, we can unlock many opportunities for designing highly specific drugs to combat eukaryotic diseases and infections caused by pathogens.