Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Metabolism –Turning the Sword Against Lymphoma

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Chronic inflammatory responses have been shown to promote cancer development at multiple stages[8].90% ofperipheral T cell lymphoma (PTCL)show overexpression of the membrane proximal kinase SYK[9]andin 17% of human PTCL, the recurrent translocation t(5;9)(q33;q22) generates a fusion protein containing the ITK and SYK kinases[10]. This ITK-SYK fusion protein induces antigen-independent TCR signalling that is directly associated with lymphoma formation[11, 12]. In metabolic active malignant cells tight regulation of ROS-detoxifying pathways is required[13]. The PhD candidate will investigatethe function of the antioxidant GSH-GCL complex in a clinical relevant model of PTCL in vivo.In a transgenic mouse model we will express the only known recurrent translocation found inPTCL patients (ITK-SYK). Thus, we are in the position to model the molecular events of human PTCL in a genetic mouse model. Elucidation of signaling and metabolic changes (caused by GCL-deficiency) in the context of PTCL might revealspecific targets for a therapeutic intervention, since currently, treatment options for PTCL are very limited
AcronymNEXTIMMUNE (Luana Guerra)
Effective start/end date9/01/178/01/21


  • FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche: €169,500.00


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