Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE150101863 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Dr Justin Chalker

Brief description This project aims to introduce strained alkenes as probes for cysteine sulfenic acid, a poorly understood biomarker for oxidative stress. This probe will enable rapid detection of cysteine sulfenic acid and meet an urgent need for tools to map cysteine redox signalling. Moreover, since many enzymes feature a cysteine sulfenic acid at their active site, the strained alkene probes will also serve as useful inhibitor probes of these enzymes. Such inhibitor probes will provide critical information for potential therapeutic applications in human conditions associated with oxidative stress such as ageing, cancer, and heart disease.

Funding Amount 372000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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