Presenter Information

Mohammed SyedFollow

Major

Biology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

The operations of the proteins encoded by the HIV-1 virus are highly coordinated within the human host. The coordination derives from mutual information expressed in the primary structures. These are the amino acid sequences encoded by the viral genome that carry the requisite information about folding pathways and chemical functions. This project examines the information-convergent properties of HIV-1 proteins that underpin the overlap and reinforcement of functions. The goal is to identify proteins of the virus that express the highest degree of information coordination. These proteins pose compelling targets for small-molecule drug and cocktail therapy and vaccine engineering.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Daniel J. Graham, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Information Convergence and Divergence of Protein Primary Structures Encoded by HIV-1

The operations of the proteins encoded by the HIV-1 virus are highly coordinated within the human host. The coordination derives from mutual information expressed in the primary structures. These are the amino acid sequences encoded by the viral genome that carry the requisite information about folding pathways and chemical functions. This project examines the information-convergent properties of HIV-1 proteins that underpin the overlap and reinforcement of functions. The goal is to identify proteins of the virus that express the highest degree of information coordination. These proteins pose compelling targets for small-molecule drug and cocktail therapy and vaccine engineering.