Ito, Ayaka

Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Nagoya University *Profile is at the time of the award.

2021Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Elucidation of significance of cellular lipid metabolism in systemic lupus erythematosus
Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue in various parts of body, and are caused by autoantibody production and inflammation. We have recently reported that cholesterol accumulation in immune cells is a causal factor in autoimmune diseases. The goal of this study is to understand the molecular mechanism by which fatty acid composition in immune cells influences autoimmune diseases.


By clarifying the crosstalk mechanism between lipid metabolism and immune response, we aim to propose new dietary strategies to prevent or treat autoimmune diseases.

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