Functional effects of polymorphic variation of the aromatase (CYP19) gene on enzyme activity:relationship to disease [ 2008 - 2011 ]

Also known as: The effects of mutations of an oestrogen gene on disease

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Researchers: Dr Ian Dick (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Evan Ingley Prof Richard Prince A/Pr Scott Wilson

Brief description After menopause, oestrogen synthesis changes from an ovarian to an adipose source by concersion of androgens to estrogens, a process catalyzed by aromatase, the product of the CYP19 gene. We will generate mutants of the CYP19 gene that we have previously found in humans by site-directed mutagenesis and observe the effects of these mutants on aromatase function. This research will help with diagnosis and treatment of breast and other cancers and osteoporosis in humans .

Funding Amount $AUD 237,708.40

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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