Contact: Liz Williams
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Caption: A team of researchers from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have shown cell death by necroptosis could be the underlying cause of inflammatory disease.
This finding could lead to future treatments for inflammatory diseases including Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
The research team, including Mr James Rickard, Mr Joseph Evans and Ms Joanne O'Donnell (L-R), discovered that a previously identified molecule involved in necroptosis, called RIPK1, was essential for survival by preventing uncontrolled inflammation.
Credit: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
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