Biological Characterisation of the Opiod Receptor Sigma 1 Gene in the Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neuron Disease [ 2008 - 2010 ]

Also known as: Characterisation of a new gene that causes FTD and MND

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Researchers: A/Pr John Kwok (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Brett Garner Prof Peter Schofield

Brief description Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and motor neuron disease (MND) are the two common causes of dementia and neurodegeneration. We have identified a new genes that causes familial FTD and MND in pedigrees affected with dementia and-or MND.This project will study the expression and function of this new FTD-MND gene to determine its role in the aetiology and pathology of this complex of neurodegenerative disorders.

Funding Amount $AUD 480,211.67

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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