Deciphering the role of intron retention in monocyte differentiation and function [ 2017 - 2019 ]

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Researchers: Dr Justin Wong (Principal investigator)

Brief description In 2013, we made a breakthrough discovery that certain parts of genes, previously considered “Junk DNA”, are actually carrying signals to control the amount of proteins produced in cells. We now wish to understand the roles of these signals in the development of a key immune cell called monocyte. Monocytes are important to fight infection and inflammation in diseases such as diabetes and cancer. We hope to advance our knowledge on how we can manipulate these cells for therapeutic gain.

Funding Amount $AUD 522,728.21

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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