Cep55 overexpression a potential mechanism for tumorigenesis

Start Year: 2008
Finish Year: 2010
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Kum Kum Khanna
Grant Type: Project Grants
Institution: Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Alternative Title: Cep55 and tumorigenesis

Defects in cell division underlie a number of major diseases like cancer and understanding this process has enormous implications for cancer. Associate Professor Khanna recently identified a novel protein that is involved in the final stages of cell division. There is some evidence that the protein is overexpressed in cancer.

Experiments are planned to study the level of expression of this protein in breast tumour samples and relate it to disease outcome.