AMPK regulation of lipid metabolism

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Bruce Kemp Personal web page

Project Details

AMPK phosphorylates and inhibits acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) isoforms 1 and 2, key mediators of fatty acid metabolism. We have generated single and double knock-in mouse lines with Ser to Ala mutations for the individual AMPK phosphorylation sites on ACC 1 and 2 (Ser79Ala). These mice can no longer control cellular malonyl-CoA concentrations in response to AMPK signaling, nor do they respond to metformin when placed on a high fat diet. The project will aim to further characterize phenotypic changes associated with ACC knock in mice.

This project is conducted in St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, Protein Chemistry and Metabolism Unit.

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Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

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Honours application

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research

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