Project

DR3 – a Novel Inducer of Necroptosis and Mediator of Intestinal Inflammation and Pathology

Duration
01 October 2017 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
Keywords
Necroptosis DR3-TL1A signaling Death receptor 3
 
Project description

Necroptosis is an inflammation-inducing process of induced necrosis. Death receptor 3 (DR3) is much less studied compared to other Death receptors. DR3-antibody inhibition in different mouse models of colitis leads to weakening of disease. This project aim to investigate whether DR3 is involved in Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and whether DR3’s induction of necroptosis is a mechanism in its pathogenesis.