Deciphering the cellular defences against aggregating proteins in human disease [ 2012 - 2014 ]

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Researchers Dr Daniel Martin Hatters; A/Prof Anthony John Hannan; Dr Leonie Majella Quinn

Brief description Cells have inbuilt defences for coping with proteins that bend into abnormal sticky shapes that form toxic clusters. In many diseases, including Huntington's, the clusters severely damage nerve cells. This project will identify the genes and mechanisms cells use to protect themselves from toxic clusters, which could provide new therapeutic targets.

Funding Amount $345,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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