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Semisynthesis of caged a-Syn

Objective

The overall objective of this proposal is to determine the effect of specific disease associated post-translational modifications, more specifically phosphorylation and nitration, on modulating the structural and biochemical properties of a-synuclein. In detail, we plan to assess the effect of these modifications on i) the structure of monomeric and membrane bound a-synuclein; ii) the oliogmerization and fibrillogenesis of a-syn; iii) subcellular localization and targeting of a-syn to specific cellular compartments. Towards this goal, we plan to use a combination of chemical biology and semisynthetic strategies to 1) synthesize a-syn variants that are modified at specific sites 2) make use of caged amino acids and fluorescent tags to allow temporal and spatial induction and control of post-translational modification in living cells.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/amines

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-IEF-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-IEF - Intra-European Fellowships (IEF)

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 180 801,44
Administrative Contact
Hilal Lashuel (Prof.)