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2014-08-05 08:34:27

Supports progression of this first-in-class anti-TLR4 monoclonal antibody into clinical proof of concept study as a potential personalized medicine for rheumatoid arthritis GENEVA, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novimmune SA, a company focused on the discovery and development of antibody-based drugs to benefit patients with inflammatory, auto-immune disorders, and cancer announces today the completion of a comprehensive Phase I clinical trial investigating the pharmacokinetics,...

Scientists Solve Mystery Of How Sodium Controls Opioid Brain Signaling
2014-01-13 07:13:26

Scripps Research Institute The findings pave way for new therapies for treating pain and mood disorders Scientists have discovered how the element sodium influences the signaling of a major class of brain cell receptors, known as opioid receptors. The discovery, from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the University of North Carolina (UNC), suggests new therapeutic approaches to a host of brain-related medical conditions. "It opens the door to understanding opioid related...

Researchers Study Allergic Reactions To Cat Dander
2013-07-25 11:16:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Good news for those allergic to cats: New research from the University of Cambridge has helped unlock some of the long-standing mysteries behind allergic reactions to cat dander. The British research team has discovered which biological toxin and receptors are responsible for triggering an extreme reaction to the combination of a cat's skin flakes and saliva. It had been previously shown that a protein found in dander called Fel D 1...

2010-12-10 14:36:39

Silencing the TLR4 gene can stop the process which may lead to cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access Journal of Translational Medicine carried out a series of in vitro tests which demonstrated that TLR4 plays a critical role in hyperglycaemic cardiac apoptosis, and that silencing the gene using specific small interfering RNA (siRNA) can prevent it. Wei-Ping Min, from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, worked with a team of...

2010-06-24 15:48:36

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly malignant digestive tumor with a very poor prognosis. Hypoxia-inducible transcription factor-1ÃŽ± (HIF-1ÃŽ±) is involved in malignant progression in many solid tumors, including PDAC, upregulation of HIF-1ÃŽ± accelerates PDAC progression, but the exact regulatory mechanisms of HIF-1ÃŽ±in PDAC has not been unequivocally addressed. Recently, an increasing number of...

2009-05-06 09:35:51

Chronic inflammation, which is at the root of multiple diseases, links periodontal disease to increased incidence of cardiovascular disease.The activation of Toll-Like Receptors, which are essential components of the immune response to certain pathogens, promotes chronic inflammation in periodontal disease. Of these receptors TLR4 is one of a family of receptors that provides critical links between immune stimulants produced by microorganisms and the host response. It stands out because it...

2005-12-07 16:58:55

A new study finds that a gene which plays an important role in immune function, known as toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), may also play a critical role in suppressing chronic lung inflammation and tumor development in mice. "We know that chronic inflammation predisposes people to many types of cancer," says NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, M.D. "By using this new information we may be able to suppress chronic inflammation and reduce our Nation's cancer burden." In the December 7, 2005 issue of the...

2005-06-20 13:15:00

La Jolla, CA, June 20, 2005 - Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have solved the structure of a crucial human immune system molecule called TLR3, an acronym for Toll-like receptor three. In an upcoming issue of the journal Science, the protein is described as a large horseshoe-shaped coil composed of 23 leucine-rich repeats (LRRs). The structure reveals details of TLR3 that have never been seen before, an essential step toward fully understanding the critical role this...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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