Brussels Center for Redox Biology


Welcome to the Brussels Center for Redox Biology

The Brussels Center For Redox Biology results from a collaboration between the groups of Joris Messens at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB Structural Biology Research Center, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Jean-François Collet at the de Duve Institute (Université Catholique de Louvain). Both laboratories are in Brussels, located 2 km apart from each other. The Center benefits from a combined expertise in biochemistry, structural biology and microbiology.

We investigate proteins that are involved in oxidative stress signaling, thiol-based catalysis mechanisms and oxidative protein folding. We want to understand the complex networks of interactions induced under cellular redox stress.


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Recent research published in Scientific Reports

Revisiting sulfur H-bonds in proteins: The example of peroxiredoxin AhpE.

van Bergen LA, Alonso M, Palló A, Nilsson L, De Proft F, Messens J.

Sci Rep. 2016 Jul 29;6:30369. doi: 10.1038/srep30369.

PMID: 27468924 Free PMC Article