Poster 129: Markell Kolendrianos – Determining the molecular structure of zeaxanthin-GSTP1 complex

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Faculty mentor: Martin Horvath

The macula of the human eye is enriched in carotenoids, antioxidants capable of protecting against light damage. The carotenoid zeaxanthin and its protective functions is controlled by the protein, GSTP1. I am working towards determining the structure of zeaxanthin in complex with GSTP1 to reveal the molecular interactions critical for the protection of the eye and elucidate its role in the prevention of ocular diseases.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u0830989@utah.edu

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