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UNCOVERING PATHOGENIC MICROPEPTIDES FROM THE HUMAN GENOME

Project description

Human genome pathogenic micropeptides

Recent studies have discovered a striking number of regions of the genome that are capable of being transcribed and translated into short polypeptides. These micropeptides comprise less than 100 amino acids, and more than 160 000 different micropeptides have been cataloged within human tissues so far. The current hypothesis is that these genome products might participate in numerous physiological processes, yet the function of only a few micropeptides has been clarified. The EU-funded GENOMEPEP project aims to identify particular micropeptides participating in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases by analysing the genetic variation within the micropeptidome-encoding genome in correlation to existing common cardiovascular phenotypes in the population.

Coordinator

TARTU ULIKOOL
Net EU contribution
€ 213 289,92
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Estonia

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00