Exploring the therapeutic, diagnostic and research applications of anti-amyloid aptamers

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Inst of Molecular & Cellular Biology


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Bunka DH (2007) Production and characterization of RNA aptamers specific for amyloid fibril epitopes. in The Journal of biological chemistry

Description Project Grant
Amount £1,443,540 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 07/2013
Title RNA aptamer 
Description We generated RNA aptamers specific for various forms of beta2microglobulin, including its amyloid forms. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact WE used these results to apply successfully for much moer extensive follow on funding. 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact >100 members of teh genral public atrtending an evening lecture about bionanotechnology and participated in a discussion after the talk.

Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008,2009