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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (18/02/2014 02.47)

Development of an enzyme therapy for Lesch-Nyhan

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The study aims to explore the use of enzymes for

degradation of uric acid for the treatment of hyperuricemia caused by genetic deficiency of

HPRT. Three enzymes in mammals ensure the elimination of uric acid will be

produced in purified form and suitably modified through PEGylation for

allow prolonged use in the treatment of the disease. The use of a mouse model

make it possible to acquire information on the effectiveness and safety of the new treatment.

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Research Fields

Biological sciences

Programme Description
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
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Public research
PARMA - Italy