Decoding the trafficking of immune receptors
- Research Opportunity
- PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
- Department / Centre
- Biochemistry and Pharmacology
- Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute
|A/Prof Justine Minternfirstname.lastname@example.org||83442976||Personal web page|
|Professor Jose Villadangosemail@example.com|
Summary This project will investigate the role of ubiquitin in the tagging and trafficking of immunoreceptors. Specifically, it will investigate the MARCH family.
Ubiquitin is a protein tag that once attached to a substrate has important implications for its fate. Attachment of ubiquitin can change the intracellular trafficking route of the protein with important consequences for the cell. The ubiquitin chain attached is often termed a ubiquitin code and will differ for individual proteins. This project will investigate the role of ubiquitin in the tagging and trafficking of immunoreceptors. Specifically, it will investigate the MARCH family. MARCH are membrane associated E3 ligases that are responsible for attaching ubiquitin chains to substrate proteins embedded in membranes. How MARCH participate in controlling the intracellular trafficking of critical immune molecules in different immune and non immune cell types will be examined. In addition, this project will examine new MARCH substrates, how MARCH are regulated and determine the ubiquitin code generated by distinct MARCH family members. This project will use CRISPR/Cas9 methodology, flow cytometry and mass spectrometry to examine the role of ubiquitin in shuttling key immune molecules to specific destinations in the cell.
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PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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