Nir Hacohen, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
It’s now relatively clear that the genes a person inherits can make him or her more susceptible to lupus. Identifying these genes and figuring out how they cause disease is a major challenge in lupus research today.
In his novel LRI research, Dr. Hacohen will individually switch off thousands of genes of the mouse and human genomes using a powerful cutting-edge technology—RNA interference—to reveal which control the response to DNA complexes that exacerbate the destructive lupus immune system.
Knowledge of these critical genes could also provide new lupus drug targets.
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- Cardiovascular System
- Cell Signaling
- Central Nervous System
- Dendritic Cells
- Environmental Triggers
- Gender Matters
- General Immune System Function
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- Lupus Pregnancy
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