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The lab of Medical Biochemistry studies peptidases for the development of new drugs. Main points of interest are the carboxypeptidases, prolyl carboxypeptidase (PRCP), carboxypeptidase U (CPU) and carboxypeptidase M (CPM); the prolyl oligopeptidase (PREP); and the prolyl-specific dipeptidyl peptidases (DPPs), DPP4, DPP8 and DPP9. 

Key publications

Acute ischemic stroke severity, progression and outcome relates to changes in dipeptidyl peptidase IV and fibroblast activation protein activity
Baerts Lesley   Brouns Raf   Kehoe Kaat   Verkerk Robert   Engelborghs Sebastiaan   De Deyn Peter Paul   Hendriks Dirk   De Meester Ingrid  
Translational stroke research - ISSN 1868-4483-8:2 (2017) p. 157-164

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Medical Biochemistry Campus Drie Eiken - Building S
Universiteitsplein 1
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Tel. +32 3 265 27 27

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