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BHD syndrome projects
Studying the protein networks of Folliculin
Professor Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, Professor of Cancer and Cell Biology at the University of Cincinnati, leads a team studying the interactions of Folliculin with other proteins to determine its role in the cell.
Investigating the molecular basis of BHD
The work of Professor Eamonn Maher’s group at the University of Birmingham is extensive, from investigating potential chemical therapies to understanding why tumours develop in BHD. Read more about Professor Maher’s work.
Determining the structure of Folliculin
Dr Ravi Nookala at the University of Cambridge is currently solving the structure of proteins involved in BHD syndrome, and using structure knowledge to define Folliculin’s role in the cell. Learn more about Dr Nookala here.
Examining the effects of a cell lacking Folliculin
Dr Andrew Tee of Cardiff University leads a research group investigating the changes that occur in a cell without Folliculin to enable identification of possible therapies for BHD. Find out more about Dr Tee’s project here.
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Renal gene therapy
Professor Andrew Baker, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Glasgow, is taking his pioneering gene therapy research and adapting these studies to develop renal gene therapy with the aim of curing hereditary kidney disorders.
Renal gene therapy with non-viral vectors
Dr Richard Harbottle at Imperial College, London, is leading a team developing non-viral vectors which contain the Folliculin gene as a potential therapy for BHD syndrome. More details about the Harbottle lab are available here.
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