Characterising the physiological role of phospholipase C X-domain-containing (PLCXD) proteins in the zebrafish (Danio rerio).

University of St Andrews

Past award

Student: Ben Fox : University of St Andrews

Year Award Started: 2016

Phospholipase C X-domain-containing (PLCXD) proteins are part of a larger family of proteins that are involved in cell-cell signalling. Very little is known about the specific cell signalling function of these proteins, but they are known to be expressed in all life forms; everything from bacteria to Man. Some of these proteins may be involved in disease processes, but in order to find out how they act in disease we must first find out their normal function. Only when we do this can we discover how to act on and treat such diseases.

Research area: Other conditions


Dr Gordon Cramb
School of Medicine