BMP7 regulation of telomerase

Lead researcher

A/Prof Jun-Ping Liu


Monash University

Years funded


This project determines the role of growth factor BMP7 in regulating the size of chromosome end (telomere) and thereby cell lifespan. Preliminary data showed that BMP7 inhibits breast cancer cells by causing telomere shortening. Further studies will establish specificities and mechanisms of action of BMP7 through BMP7 receptors in breast cancer cells.