Dr Yann Gambin
University of New South Wales
Prion-like behaviour in immunity: super-sized signalling platforms?
National Health and Medical Research Council
Prions have been mostly associated with pathologies but recent discoveries show that prion-like behaviour may be beneficial, enhancing our immune response for example. To test this, we want to systematically explore all human proteins involved in the defence against pathogens, find new prion-like trends and probe their role in the innate immune response.