Molecular insight into oxygen sensing
Oxygen is an indispensable element of life especially for humans, where its lack can cause irreversible neurological damage in the brain. However, different animal species have evolved to adapt to and tolerate low oxygen levels in the environment. How is this tolerance mediated at the molecular level? The EU-funded OXYGEN SENSING project will use the round worm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism to investigate the mechanisms underlying acute oxygen sensing. The goal is to identify the factors that protect animals and allow them to survive low oxygen exposure. Results may pave the way towards novel interventions for the treatment of hypoxia consequences.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
901 87 Umea
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