Thesis / Dissertation

Characterization of new regulators in TNFR1-mediated death signalling

Lin Liu, John Silke (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a master inflammatory cytokine that can, depending on the circumstances, promote survival and proliferation or induce cell death. Anti-TNF drugs have proven strikingly successful in treating inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) but it is still unclear exactly why. For a long time, it was thought that they work solely by preventing TNF induced transcription of other inflammatory cytokines, but more recently it has been proposed that one of their major anti-inflammatory functions is to prevent TNF induced death. Therefore, understanding the mechanism by which TNF induced death is regulated may ena..

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