The endosome at atomic resolution (2016–2019)

The transport of proteins is essential for controlling the interactions of a cell with its environment, and for regulating a huge number of cell signalling events. The retromer protein complex is a central mediator of intracellular trafficking in organelles called endosomes. It is vital for normal cell homeostasis in all eukaryotic organisms, and is an emerging target for treatment of human neurodegenerative diseases. This proposal will employ a combination of cutting edge X-ray crystallographic and electron microscopy approaches to develop a multi-scale, pseudo-atomic structure of retromer and key regulatory proteins to understand how this multi-component protein machinery is assembled to control intracellular transport.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council