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Centre for Misfolding Diseases

2nd year PhD student in the Dobson/Kumita group. My research focuses on how post-translational modifications alter the biophysical characteristics of aggregating proteins.


The N-terminal acetylation of α-synuclein slows down its aggregation process and alters the morphology of the resulting aggregates
R Bell, RJ Thrush, M Castellana-Cruz, M Oeller, R Staats, A Nene, P Flagmeier, CK Xu, S Satapathy, C Galvagnion, MR Wilson, CM Dobson, JR Kumita, M Vendruscolo
– Biochemistry
Assessing the impact of N-terminal acetylation on the aggregation of alpha-synuclein and its disease-related mutants
R Bell
Modulation of the interactions between α-synuclein and lipid membranes by post-translational modificat
R Bell, M Vendruscolo
– Frontiers in neurology
Evaluation of cerebrospinal fluid proteins as potential biomarkers for early stage Parkinson's disease diagnosis
MCT Dos Santos, D Scheller, C Schulte, IR Mesa, P Colman, SR Bujac, R Bell, C Berteau, LT Perez, I Lachmann, D Berg, W Maetzler, A Nogueira da Costa
– PLoS One
miRNA-based signatures in cerebrospinal fluid as potential diagnostic tools for early stage Parkinson’s disease
MCT Dos Santos, MA Barreto-Sanz, BRS Correia, R Bell, C Widnall, LT Perez, C Berteau, C Schulte, D Scheller, D Berg, W Maetzler, PAF Galante, A Nogueira da Costa
– Oncotarget
Recent developments in circulating biomarkers in Parkinson's disease: the potential use of miRNAs in a clinical setting.
MC Teixeira Dos Santos, R Bell, AN da Costa
– Bioanalysis

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