Research in the CTG

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The Cell Transformation Group is interested in the p53 tumour suppressor protein. Research revolves around studies on how p53 works; how another cancer-related protein called YBX-1 affects p53 function; and the mechanism of YBX-1 signalling. Projects include:

  • Importance of the proline domain in p53 dependent apoptosis.
  • Importance of the proline domain in tumour suppression by p53.
  • Role of the p53 isoforms in p53 function.
  • Disease predisposition and p53.
  • Interactions between Y-box binding protein (YBX-1) and p53.
  • Binding partners of YBX-1.
  • Investigation into BRCA-1 signalling pathway in ovarian cells.

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