TSU is identifying the role of macrophages in disease progression

Scientists at the TSU Laboratory of Translational Cell and Molecular Biomedicine, led by Julia Kzhyshkovska, a visiting professor from Germany, working with colleagues from the Tomsk Cancer Research Institute and Cardiology Research Institute, are investigating the behavior of macrophages. These cells, called big devourers, can play opposite roles: to protect the body from foreign pathogens or to trigger chronic inflammatory processes that promote the development of myocardial infarction and malignant tumors.
The researchers intend to identify the factors that determine the inclusion of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ macrophages, which will enable developing new approaches to treating cancer and heart attack.
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