Institute of Nephrology, School of Medicine
Senior Research Fellow
029 2074 8446
029 2074 8470
Relevant Key Words:
Inflammation, matrix turnover, UTR regulation
Research Expertise relevant to tissue engineering & repair:
I have studied the interaction of glomerular cells with the extracellular matrix proteins in order to determine what effect integrin receptor binding has on the regulation of these proteinases, and whether integrin expression is correlated with matrix metallo proteinase (MMP) expression.
I have also examined the role of ADAM (A Disintigrin and Metalloproteinase containing Molecule) in mesangial cell migration. The ADAM molecule can potentially both degrade the matrix (via the metalloproteinase domain) and inhibit cell binding (via the disintegrin domain) – so allowing cell migration to take place. At present I am studying the role of the 3’UTR of the TGFb gene in the control of transcription of this molecule.
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