Volume 93 Issue 15 | pp. 39-40
Issue Date: April 13, 2015

Chemists Explore Ways To Manipulate The Immune System

ACS Meeting News: New chemical agents activate or suppress immune responses through nuclear factor-κB
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: immunity, immune system, nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), IKKα/β, toll-like receptors

The immune system may protect our bodies, but it isn’t immune to chemical manipulation. In fact, in recent publications and in presentations at last month’s American Chemical Society national meeting in Denver, chemists reported new chemical ways to prod and probe the human immune system.

Much of this work has focused on a family of immune system transcription factors collectively called nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB). Receptors in the immune system, such as toll-like receptors, generate signals . . .

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