Molecular Dissection of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Exocytosis Using Intravital Microscopy [ 2015 - 2019 ]

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Researchers: Prof Edna Hardeman (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Peter Gunning

Brief description The proteins actin and tropomyosin form networks in cells that are involved in all of the key processes that are hijacked when a cell becomes cancerous. We discovered that the tropomyosin is the key to the function of a network and have developed drugs that target the cancer-associated tropomyosin. We will examine how the drugs kill cancer cells using a novel method, developed by us, to visualize drug activity in real time, and validate their impact on the target filaments in living tissue.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,206,869.87

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Notes Standard Project Grant

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