Immunoregulatory functions of the MARCH family of ubiquitin ligases
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
|Professor Jose Villadangosemail@example.com||(03) 9035 7684||Personal web page|
|Dr Justine Mintern|
Summary This project will employ biochemical techniques, microscopy, proteomics, and CRISPR-Cas9 technology to characterise the function of the MARCH family; identify novel MARCH substrates; and characterise the machinery involved in ubiquitination by MARCHs.
Protein localisation and abundance (proteostasis) are controlled in eukaryotic cells by regulatory pathways, which remain poorly understood. These pathways regulate changes in protein expression or localisation, in response to environmental cues such as the presence of pathogens. Addition of the small protein ubiquitin (Ub) to membrane proteins by the membrane-associated RING-CH (MARCH) family of ligases is an important mechanism of control of membrane immunoreceptors. This project will employ biochemical techniques, microscopy, proteomics, and CRISPR-Cas9 technology to characterise the function of the MARCH family; identify novel MARCH substrates; and characterise the machinery involved in ubiquitination by MARCHs. The MARCHs have also been shown to play an important role in control of infection by HIV and other enveloped viruses. Our goal is to develop novel therapeutic approaches to fight infection based on manipulation of membrane protein ubiquitination.
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