Felix Randow’s group, in the LMB’s PNAC Division, have discovered TECPR1 as a novel E3 ligase, which, when sensing sphingomyelin on damaged membranes, conjugates the ubiquitin-like autophagy protein LC3 to those membranes.
Patrycja Kozik’s group, in the LMB’s PNAC Division, find that the pore-forming protein perforin-2 is an effector of antigen escape in dendritic cells – a critical component to T cell mediated immune responses.
A collaborative study including researchers in Leo James’ group in the LMB’s PNAC Division and Bicycle Therapeutics has developed a new class of antivirals which can be combined together like building blocks to effectively immobilise COVID-19’s Spike protein and block infection.
Using high-throughput CRISPR screening, researchers in Andrew McKenzie’s group in the LMB’s PNAC Division have identified a previously unknown immune-related role for ADNP and identified the molecular mechanism by which it regulates IL-13 expression in allergic immune responses.
Researchers from Greg Jefferis’ group in the LMB’s Neurobiology Division have determined the highly specified neural mechanisms which allow Drosophila flies to identify and locate males by scent of a pheromone.
New pre-clinical research in Roger Williams’ group at MRC LMB, University College London and AstraZeneca discovers an activator of PI3Ka that can protect heart cells from dying in the case of injury and accelerate the regeneration of neurons