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UNC team describes novel inflammatory protein function

  • Posted: August 7, 2012

A majority of the NLR family of proteins function as activators of inflammation. However, scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center report that a newly identified NLR protein, NLRC3, was able to inhibit a major inflammatory pathway that is controlled by a protein called NF-Kappa B. NF-Kappa B activation has been long associated with inflammation and cancer promotion. Their article appears in the August 5, 2012 online publication of the journal Nature Immunology.

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