Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Kursula, Petri
Organisation OY
Project title
Molecular structure and function within the myelin sheath
Decision No. 252066
Decision date 21.06.2011
Funding period 01.09.2011 - 31.08.2015
Funding 424 008
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Project description
This project aimed at elucidating the structural basis of myelination at the molecular level. A number of myelin proteins were studies using structural biology methods, and significant new information was obtained regarding the structure-function relationships in these proteins. The results will help understand the molecular biology of myelination and the etiology of demyelinating neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis.