Ameliorating fibrosis at the DNA and the Protein level.

Priyanka Toshniwal

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Despite the significant consequences of fibrotic diseases there remains no widely effective therapeutic approach. This thesis aimed to investigate changes in the genome and proteome that maybe targeted to treat fibrosis. A role for DNA G-quadruplexes and Lysyl oxidase (LOX) enzyme activity in regulating extracellular matrix deposition was investigated. In addition, RNASeq and metabolic tracing were used to better understand the dynamic changes in gene and protein expression linked to fibrosis. The study provided significant new insight in o the biology of fibrosis and evidence to support novel therapeutic approaches, for example the potential to target quadruplex formation, for treating fibrosis.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Smith, Nicole, Supervisor
  • Swaminatha Iyer, Killugudi, Supervisor
  • Fear, Mark, Supervisor
  • Wood, Fiona, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date7 Nov 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


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