Epigenetic regulation of thyroid function [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: A/Pr Scott Wilson (Principal investigator) Prof Frank Dudbridge Prof John Walsh Prof Timothy Spector (Participant)

Brief description Thyroid hormones are regulators of development and metabolism. The lack of concordance of thyroid function and disease in identical twins suggests that environmental effects have a significant role. Quantifying epigenetic modifications, such as DNA methylation, has the potential to identify causal effects from the environment. This research will provide a comprehensive database of DNA methylome alterations that will contribute important insights into thyroid function in health and disease.

Funding Amount $AUD 893,202.37

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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