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Kent L. Redman, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine Fort Wayne
IPFW Med Ed 111 MEDF
Fort Wayne, IN
Kent L. Redman PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne is studying the mechanism and biological function of the NOL1/Nsun family of enzymes that modify RNA (ribonucleic acid) by converting specific cytosine bases to 5-methyl-cytosine. NOL1/Nsun related enzymes are expressed by all forms of life and substantial evidence indicates that they regulate key aspects of cellular growth in mammals. His work revealed a unique enzymatic mechanism for the NOL1/Nsun family of enzymes and that discovery provided new insights into how these enzymes might act as biological regulators. It is anticipated that further investigations of the NOL1/Nsun family of enzymes could have medical relevance in areas ranging from bacterial food poisoning caused by Salmonella or E. coli to a better understanding of cell growth in cancer.