Assessment of endoplasmic reticulum stress and mutations in mucin oligomerization domains in ulcerative colitis (2008–2010)

Ulcerative colitis affects 0.2% of Australians causing chronic or recurrent health morbidity and affecting employment. In severe cases it is life threatening. Its pathogenesis remains poorly understood. We have exciting and novel preliminary data from humans and informed by our unique animal models that make us propose that the disease is caused by Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress due to misfolding of mucin. We have designed fully powered prospective clinical and lab studies to test this hypothesis
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council