Prof. Massashi Kawaichi, MD., Ph.D

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Our body has an immune system to fight against microbial pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. There are two arms of the immune system; innate and adaptive immunity. The innate immune system is the first line of host defense that detects invading microbial pathogens and plays a critical role in triggering inflammatory responses as well as shaping adaptive immune responses. In spite of its role in host defense, aberrant activation of innate immune responses is closely associated with exacerbation of inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Our aim is to uncover molecular mechanisms that control innate immune responses using tools of molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics and genetically modified mice, and seek a way to control immune diseases. Under Confirmation

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