New Role of innate immune sensor: suppressing liver cancer

Drs. Hasan Zaki and SM Nashir Udden

UT Southwestern researchers Drs. Hasan Zaki and SM Nashir Udden have found that a protein in the body’s innate immune system that responds to gut microbes can suppress the most common type of liver cancer.  The study, published today in the journal eLife, determined that NLRP12, an innate immune sensor, has a protective effect against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a deadly human cancer associated with chronic inflammation.

For more information about this study please view the full write-up posted here.