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Atena Jabbari

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Dr. Atena Jabbari is a Post-Doc fellow at the Pharmaceutical Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Iran where she is developing a safe and effective drug carrier and characterizing the effect of aptamer functionalized graft polymeric micelles for targeted drug delivery in cancer therapy. In 2007 she was admitted to the National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET), at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.


Protein Prenylation Farnesylation Geranylgeranylation Farnesyltransferase Inhibitors Aminobisphosphonates Natural Products Prenylated Agents Biotechnology SAR Study QSAR Study Molecular Dynamic Protein Labeling

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Prenylation (also known as lipidation) is the addition of an isoprenoid unit of 5, 10, 15 carbons in length to a protein or organic compound. Prenylated proteins play important roles in cellular activities such as protein-protein interactions and protein-membrane interactions. Also, prenylation inhibitors could act as potential therapeutics against several diseases including cancers, parasitic diseases, aging, progeria, and bacterial and viral infections. Prenylation plays a key role in the diversification of aromatic natural products, such as flavonoids, phenylpropanoids, and coumarins. Among the prenylated natural compounds, prenylated flavonoids are of particular interest as lead compounds for producing new drugs and functional foods due to their beneficial effects on human health.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the Prenylation processes in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biology, and biotechnology that focuses on the most recent achievement in this critically extended and important field.

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Atena Jabbari

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Dr. Atena Jabbari is a goal-oriented and self-motivated Chemist with demonstrated research expertise in Organic Chemistry and strong academic background. Able to prioritize and manage different projects and tasks, and passionate to collaborate with other disciplines’ scientists to develop new skills and solve new challenges. Her research interests include synthesis of bioactive organic compounds, total synthesis of natural products, C-H and C-C functionalization, medicinal chemistry, structure-based drug design, chemical biology. Education: Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran Thesis: Design and Synthesis of New Derivatives of Cannabidiol and Coumarin as Potent 15-Lipoxygenase MSc, Organic Chemistry, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran Thesis: Design and Synthesis of a New Series of Amphiphilic Peptide-β-Cyclodextrine as Phase Transfer Carrier for Glucosamine. BSc, Chemistry, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

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