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Investigating the differential regulation of cell surface GAG in breast cancer: Using NGPD to isolate cancer cell specific peptides

Description
In this project, we propose to identify cell-type specific variants in breast cancer patient samples in a high-throughput manner using phage display-libraries (1010 phage) of GET peptides and next-generation sequencing (NGS) in a process called next generation phage display (NGPD).

Molecular and in-silico interrogation of novel modes of binding at G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)

Description
We have recently identified, through advanced molecular modelling methods, a possible novel mode of binding of experimental subtype-selective ligands to beta adrenoceptors.The aim of this multidisciplinary project will be to design, synthesise and pharmacologically characterise a library of ligands to test this hypothesis more rigorously.

MicroRNA regulation on the inflammatory response

Description
This project aims to understand miRNA regulation in the context of the inflammatory response, in which cells rapidly switch on the production of many mRNAs that encode inflammatory proteins.

Molecular approaches to understanding allosteric modulation at the M1 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptor (mAChR)

Description
This chemical biology-focused project will span the disciplines of synthetic chemistry and pharmacology to increase our understanding of the M1 mAChR. With increasing numbers of allosteric ligands being discovered for the wider G protein-coupled receptor family, the results will be of direct relevance to many other important receptors.

A ligand-guided strategy for fluorescent labelling of native cellular receptors

Description
We have an internationally recognized track record in the design, synthesis and application of fluorescently conjugated G-Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR) ligands. The hypothesis behind this project takes this concept and extends it to the design of molecules capable of covalently transferring a fluorescent cargo to a region of a GPCR distal to the ligand-binding site.
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