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Structural and mechanistic basis of MICAL regulation

Project description

Mechanistic insight into the regulation of MICAL signalling

MICAL enzymes are fundamental for many cytoskeleton-driven processes including axon guidance, cell morphology, synaptogenesis and neuronal plasticity. They directly bind to actin filaments and participate in their dynamic disassembly. The scope of the EU-funded MICAL project is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying MICAL signalling with particular emphasis on their activation and autoinhibition. Using state-of-the-art methodologies, scientists will elucidate the high-resolution structure of MICAL as well as other proteins, revealing important information on their molecular interactions. The project's results will unveil new possibilities in the manipulation of MICAL-driven signalling and help develop novel treatments for neurological disorders.

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Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 156 980,64