Genomic analysis of DNA binding and gene regulation by the chromatin remodelling factor UBF

Grant number: 1043143 | Funding period: 2013 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Synthesis of ribosomes, the cellular protein synthetic machinery, is the major anabolic event of a growing cell and is frequently dysregulated during disease such as cancer. This grant will examine a protein termed UBF that we think plays an important role in orchestrating the cellular response to dysregulated ribosome biogenesis. By understanding how UBF functions we hope to uncover novel therapeutic approaches to treat diseases associated with ribosome stress .