THE ROLE OF AMYLOID PROTEIN PRECURSOR IN MAMMALIAN COPPER TRANSPORT

Grant number: DP0664068

Abstract

The knowledge gained from this investigation will help us to develop new medicines for the treatment of debilitating and ever more prevalent age-related neurodegenerative diseases and will help us to illuminate the role of metals in the ageing process itself. Apart from the obvious economic and social benefits in extending the productive lifetime of its citizens, the outcomes of this project have clear commercial applications. We anticipate that there will be patents that will ensue from the programme, which will be licensed to Australian interests, and contribute to the national revenue in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sector.

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