Discovery of a mechanism that regulates inflammation by the multifunctional exogenous protein, lactoferrin. A potential new anti-inflammatory drug alternative to steroids and immunosuppressants.
August 1, 2016
Keio University School of Medicine
A team of Keio University researchers led by Junichi Hirahashi MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Department of General Medicine, School of Medicine, Keio University, has identified a new mechanism by which lactoferrin, a multifunctional exogenous protein, regulates inflammation. They discovered the basic mechanism of inflammation in collaboration with a team of researchers from The University of Tokyo, led by Yasuteru Urano PhD, a Professor of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, who are well known for developing a new strategy for cancer-selective imaging.