Prof. Dr. Aymelt Itzen

Protein Chemistry


Research Areas

Our research is concerned with the biochemical and proteinchemical preparation of modified proteins that enable us to yield molecular insights into the regulation of cellular processes. Here, the application and investigation of enzymes from Legionella bacteria is of great interest to us, since these pathogens have evolved intriguing ways to selectively modify proteins and thereby obtain control over specific signaling pathways the host cell. These interesting enzymes and the protein modifications mediated by them provide means to analyze the molecular aspects of intracellular transport processes.