Project 9


Metabolic Syndrome: reactive oxygen species-mediated proinflammatory signaling via the ER in macrophages during impaired wound healing

Principal Investigator:

Prof Dr. Stefan Frank
Institute of General Pharmacology and Toxicology
Goethe University Frankfurt / Main

Research Area:

Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, Dermatology


Obesity represents a chronic inflammatory disease, which functionally determines a pro-inflammatory macrophage (Mφ) phenotype within the affected organism. Adipose tissue-activated Mφ cause severe wound healing disorders in obese mice. Our project investigates endoplasmic reticulum-mediated functional roles of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the activation of pro-inflammatory signaling pathways in Mφ, as this organelle enables the integration of metabolic conditions and pathways of innate immunity.


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