Investigating the role of NR4A nuclear receptors in melanocyte function and malignancy (2008–2009)

Abstract:
Individuals with fair skin and red hair have a considerably greater risk of developing melanoma and skin cancer. Understanding the relationship that genes such as MC1R and the NR4As have to skin functions such as tanning and protection from sun damage, which is directly linked to melanoma, will provide a greater understanding of individual susceptibility of melanoma and will help identify new therapeutic targets for melanoma treatment.
Grant type:
Cancer Council Queensland
Researchers:
  • Professorial Research Fellow - GL
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Affiliate Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Principal Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Cancer Council Queensland