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Research Briefs: University of California-San Diego

Superfund Research Program

Control of Toxin and Obesity Induced Liver Fibrosis by B Cells

Project Leader: Michael Karin
Grant Number: P42ES010337
Funding Period: 2017-2022
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Research Briefs

  • 284 - Researchers Pinpoint Molecule Fueling Liver Cancer Development -- Karin
    Release Date: 08/01/2018

    New research out of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center explains how liver cells with DNA damage manage to survive and divide, fueling liver cancer. The study highlights the importance of a family of molecules called CD44 proteins, which are located on the surface of cells.

  • 278 - Chronic Inflammation Suppresses Immune Cells that Fight Liver Cancer -- Karin
    Release Date: 02/07/2018

    Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) showed that chronic liver inflammation can promote cancer by suppressing one of the body's natural mechanisms to fight cancer development. The study, funded in part by the Superfund Research Program (SRP), explains the success of some types of cancer immunotherapy and suggests novel targets for new therapies.

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