Principal Investigators

    Prof Andrew Hill


    La Trobe University

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    How do small extracellular vesicles contribute to the development of prion disease

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 390,993

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Prion diseases are transmissible neurodegenerative disorders associated with the misfolding of the prion protein. This proposal will investigate how cells release the infectious agent responsible for prion diseases in small nanovesicles known as exosomes. We will characterise the novel processed forms of the proteins involved in these two neurodegenerative diseases within the exosomes and investigate whether the genetic content of exosomes has diagnostic potential.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
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