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February 26, 2020
PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTNRF2 activates growth factor genes and downstream AKT signaling to induce mouse and human hepatomegaly When uncontrolled and overabundant, a protein that protects against harmful oxidants appears to fuel liver enlargement and may be linked to host of metabolic conditionsIn a...
June 07, 2019
PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHT Choline Uptake and Metabolism Modulate Macrophage IL-1β and IL-18 ProductionTreatment with a choline kinase inhibitor prompts immune cells to clear away damaged mitochondria, thus reducing NLRP3 inflammasome activation and preventing inflammationIn a new mouse study,...
August 01, 2018
PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHT Researchers Pinpoint Molecule Fueling Liver Cancer DevelopmentStudy explains how carcinogens turn liver cells into cancer cellsNew research from our UCSD Superfund Research Center explains how liver cells with DNA damage manage to survive and divide, fueling liver cancer. The...
June 01, 2018
CENTER SPOTLIGHT Dr. Michael Karin gives talk for NIEHS Distinguished Lecture SeriesAs part of the NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series, Dr. Michael Karin (Project Leader, Project 1) gave a talk titled: "Metabolic and Immune Control of Liver Tumorigenesis", in which he discussed the sequence of...
November 08, 2017
PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHT Inflammation-induced IgA+ cells dismantle anti-liver cancer immunityStudy explains success of some types of cancer immunotherapy, provides new targets for the development of additional immunotherapiesResearchers from the UCSD Superfund Research Center in an impressive...
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