School of Medical Sciences

Cell growth regulations

Principal investigator


Dr Scott has a long-term interest in the roles of proteolytic enzymes and their inhibitors in cellular growth regulation. More recently, this has led to research on natural products which may act as inhibitors of proliferation of human cells, particularly in relation to cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. Many such substances are dietary components, so the research can overlap into areas of food science and nutrition.

Selected references

Scott G.K. (2000). Human proteinase inhibitors. To appear in: The Encyclopedia of Molecular Medicine, to be published shortly by Wiley. Scott G.K. (1999).

Proteinase-activated receptors: TRAPs for the unwary in PARsing cell growth regulation. NZ Bioscience 7:46-48.