Growing co-crystallized fragments to ligands of the transcription factor brachyury (T)

In order to develop ligands addressing different possible binding sites of the transcription factor brachyury, fragments co-crystallized with this protein should be developed into ligands by using the program SparkTM (Cresset®). Brachyury (T, TBXT) is an essential regulator of the notochord development. Brachyury is primarily expressed in the embryo but not in the majority of normal Read More …

Introducing the team: The Gileadi Group in Oxford.

Hi! I’m Opher Gileadi, I head a group at the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) in Oxford. For many years, we’ve been looking at proteins involved in human. We’ve looked at a wide variety of proteins: from DNA repair enzymes and transcription factors to enzymes involved in signalling. In most cases, we focus on early work: Read More …

Screening EGFR and GAK Inhibitors in Chordoma

A major therapeutic avenue for chordoma is targeting the receptor tyrosine kinase, EGFR. Its ligand, EGF, is overexpressed as a transcriptional target of Brachyury and polysomy of EGFR’s region of chromosome 7 is frequent in chordoma. To this extent I, in collaboration with SGC-UNC’s post-doc Chris Asquith, am working on the profiling of a number Read More …