METABOLICPOLYCOMBICS

Polycomb/Trithorax: Functional EpiGenomics Integrators for Metabolic Disease

 Coordinatore MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. 

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 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 1˙654˙430 €
 EC contributo 1˙654˙430 €
 Programma FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Specific programme: "Ideas" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call ERC-2011-StG_20101109
 Funding Scheme ERC-SG
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-12-01   -   2016-11-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: John Andrew
Cognome: Pospisilik
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 761 5108757
Fax: +49 761 5108220

DE (MUENCHEN) hostInstitution 1˙654˙430.40
2    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Martina
Cognome: Enderlein
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 761 5108341
Fax: +49 761 5108220

DE (MUENCHEN) hostInstitution 1˙654˙430.40

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regulation    epigenetic    pcg    regulatory    enriched    mouse    functionally    critical    obesity    genetics    disease    functional    tissue    regulators    biology    cell   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The last decade has seen an explosion of research into the epigenetic regulation of cell biology. Indeed, great efforts have been made to elucidate epigenetic regulation in stem cell biology, development, and within the plastic states of cancer. Current estimates place the prevalence of obesity in the range of 300 million to beyond 1 billion by the year 2030. As a critical risk factor for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, obesity currently represents one of the world’s chief economic and health care challenges. While studies have established a genetic framework for our current understanding of obesity, the contribution of several critical regulatory layers, in particular epigenetic regulation, remains poorly understood. We recently performed the first genome-wide RNAi screen for obesity regulators in the adult fly. Intriguingly, developmental regulators scored among the most enriched pathways (Pospisilik, Cell 2010). Systematic interrogation of the 500 candidate obesity genes by tissue-specific knockdown has now identified the Polycomb-Trithorax system (PcG-Trx) as the most enriched obesity-altering pathway. Here, we propose to translate these findings to the mammalian context through completion of three aims: i. generation and characterization of 8 PcG conditional knockout mouse lines, ii. dissection of the functional roles of PcG in adipose tissue differentiation, function and disease, and iii. building of a functionally interrogated unbiased epigenetic map of the PcG-system for murine and human obesity. To achieve these goals we will combine targeted mouse genetics, complex phenotyping and state-of-the-art integrative bioinformatics. Using this unique functional-genetics-to-epigenomics approach we will provide an unprecedented functionally validated genomics resource for obesity research worldwide, unravel an entire regulatory niveau in obesity, and if we are lucky, highlight novel therapeutic strategies for metabolic disease.'

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