Validating human transgenic mouse models for lupus therapeutics development
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- PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
|Professor Fabienne Mackayemail@example.com||(03) 8344 2726||Personal web page|
|Dr William Figgettfirstname.lastname@example.org||(03) 8344 1589||Personal web page|
Summary The project will utilise FACS, ELISA, microscopy, and ex vivo culture of B cell activation, to assess experimental therapy in the humanised and conventional mouse models of lupus.
BAFF is a key survival factor for B cells yet excess BAFF can lead to autoimmune manifestations such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease with limited treatment options. We generated mice where the murine version of a new therapeutic target is replaced by a human version of the molecule. This project aims to evaluate the expression and activity levels of the humanised protein in these mice to validate the mice for preclinical therapeutics testing. Experimental treatments targeting the humanised protein will be tested for therapeutic effect. The project will utilise FACS, ELISA, microscopy, and ex vivo culture of B cell activation, to assess experimental therapy in the humanised and conventional mouse models of lupus.
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PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
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