Programming the subcellular localization of enzyme inhibitors

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


Background The vesicular compartments of our cells contain a plethora of enzymes, however their function is dependent upon colocalisation with the correct substrates. Because of this, many enzymes with similar catalytic function can be found distributed in the cell and because of their similarity it is challenging to specifically inhibit a particular isoform of an enzyme.

Objectives In the project we will develop a strategy to deliver broad spectrum inhibitors to defined compartments in the vesicular system. The successful delivery of the small molecules will be assessed by fluorescence imaging of the delivery system and direct profiling of cellular metabolites using mass spectrometry.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
BB/M011151/1 01/10/2015 30/09/2023
2272058 Studentship BB/M011151/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023
Description Findings can not be discussed yet.
Exploitation Route Findings can not be discussed yet.
Sectors Chemicals,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology