Chimeric small molecule tools to investigate glucose metabolism

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Natural Sciences & Env Sciences


Chemical probes using with chimeric molecules, such as ProtaCs, are rapidly becoming established as valuable chemical biological experimental or exploratory tools for understanding disease processes. Glucokinase (GK) is a critical glucose sensor in the liver and the pancreas for maintaining blood glucose homeostasis and is of great interest in metabolic diseases, such as diabetes. We will develop chemical probes for glucokinase based on chimeras of glucokinase activators and these will be used to study metabolic disease pathways in the liver.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S022791/1 01/05/2019 31/10/2027
2281869 Studentship EP/S022791/1 01/10/2019 30/09/2023 Alex James Hallatt