Within this framework, in our laboratories, molecular mechanisms of the interaction between peptides and nucleic acids, the geroprotective action of peptides are studied; genetic mechanisms of the neuroprotective action of peptide bioregulators; mechanisms for the engagement of peptides in enhancing the adaptive capacity of the organism.
A comparative analysis of the effectiveness of the action of individual amino acids and short peptides on organotypic cell cultures is carried out. The role and importance of peptides and melatonin in the aging mechanisms and carcinogenesis are being studied.
The department conducts computer simulation and synthesis of physiologically active peptides followed by a broad research into their biological properties and optimisation of the test procedure for new peptide pharmaceuticals. A special area of research is the development of new biomarkers for the life-time diagnosis of diseases.
The department consists of the following units: