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Bibek Gooptu

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Leicester
United Kingdom


professor professor

Research Interest

Diseases mediated by protein misfolding and conformational change, in particular serpinopathies Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic targeting of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease (ILD), familial dementia (FENIB) and hepatic fibrosis Multi-platform studies integrating X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, cryo-EM, computational biology, native mass spectrometry, proteomics, biochemical studies, cell biology and observations in human disease in/ex vivo


  • Defining the mechanism of polymerization in the serpinopathies. UI Ekeowa, J Freeke, E Miranda, B Gooptu, M Bush, J PĂ©rez, J Teckman, CV Robinson, DA Lomas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 2010, 107:17146-17151.

  • B Gooptu, UI Ekeowa, DA Lomas. European Respiratory Journal 2009, 34: 475-488.

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