Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biomolecular Screening
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

Ezose Sciences Receives Grant from Michael J. Fox Foundation

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Bookmark and Share
Foundation to apply Ezose’s Glycan Map technology to investigating the role of glycans in Parkinson’s disease.

Ezose’s Glycan Map technology enables automated analysis of glycans, which attach to proteins in the body and affect their biochemical function. The speed, scope, and quantitative power of this technology ho ld the potential for discovering novel glycan changes associated with altered protein function during the onset and progression of wide - ranging diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. Glycan s could serve as novel biomarkers for guiding clinical management and drug development and provide insight into disease mechanism and novel drug targets. 

The research funded by the foundation will be performed in Ezose’s laboratories, where the Glycan Map assay will be used to compare glycan profiles in brain - stem tissue from rat models of Parkinson’s disease and control rats over time and with respect to development of symptoms. 

“The Michael J. Fox Foundation has brought a tireless sense of urgency to advancing research in to Parkinson’s disease,” said Ryuichi Kiyama, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ezose. “We look forward to bringing that spirit as well as our technical capabilities to this novel research project.” 

Mark Frasier, Ph.D., Vice President of Research Programs at The Michael J. Fox Foundation, commented: “Two important steps toward the development of a disease - modifying therapy for Parkinson’s are greater understanding of the underlying pathology of the disease and validation of a reliable biomarker. Ezose’s glycan analysis offers a new approach to serve those goals and bring us closer to a Parkinson’s cure.” 

Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 5,100+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Ezose Sciences Enters Glycomics Research Agreement with Kyowa Hakko Kirin
Kyowa Hakko Kirin to Fund Projects Exploiting Ezose’s GlycanMap® technology.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ezose Sciences and Hirosaki University to Collaborate in Glycomics Research
International study will focus on urologic cancers through use of Ezose’s GlycanMap® platform.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Scientific News
Mass Spec Technology Drives Innovation Across the Biopharma Workflow
With greater resolving power, analytical speed, and accuracy, new mass spectrometry technology and techniques are infiltrating the biopharmaceuticals workflow.
Less Frequent Cervical Cancer Screening
HPV-vaccinated women may only need one screening every 5 to 10 years with screening starting later in life.
Targeting Cannabinoid CB2 Receptors in the CNS
With endogenous cannabinoids considered as a potential target to combat CNS diseases, this article examines the role of CB2R could play in fighting some disorders.
Bacterial Genes Boost Current in Human Cells
Borrowing and tweaking bacterial genes to enhance electrical activity might treat heart, nervous system injury.
Cocoa Compound Linked to Some Cardiovascular Biomarker Improvements
The study highlights the urgent need for large, long-term RCTs that improve understanding of how the short-term benefits of cocoa flavanol intake on cardiometabolic biomarkers may be translated into clinical outcomes.
Untangling a Cause of Memory Loss in Neurodegenerative Diseases
The mouse study identifies a possible therapeutic target for a family of disorders.
New Pathway for COPD Biomarker Development
A study from Philip Morris International has highlighted multi-lipid profiling as a potential new pathway for COPD biomarker development.
Stiffening a Blow to Cancer Cells
Researchers develop a way to predict how a tumor tissue's physical properties affect its response to chemotherapy drugs.
Anti-Cancer Drug Uses Tumour mRNA to Identify Responders
Phase I study of novel anti-cancer drug uses tumour mRNA expression to identify patients who will respond to the drug.
New Strategy for Choosing Cancer Drugs
Device can predict tumor responses by measuring cell growth after drug exposure.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
5,100+ scientific videos