Ashita Singh

Role of lithocholic acid-induced cell signalling in oesophageal cancer progression model

Školitel: RNDr. Bořivoj Vojtěšek, DrSc.

Instituce: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Obor: PřF MBBI Molecular and Cellular Biology


O mém projektu

Oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) is an aggressive and predominant type of oesophageal cancer. Majority of OAC cases arise from Barrett’s oesophagus caused by bile acid reflux. Molecular mechanisms that drive this transformation remain obscure till date. In this project, I propose to study the role of Lithocholic bile acid in Barrett’s transformation using CRISPR/Cas9-edited Barrett’s cells and by combing whole-proteome and genome-scale gene knockout approaches in pursuit of better therapy.