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Understanding NLRs and AIM2 cellular and molecular signalling in glioblastoma pathophysiology

Published in The American Association of Immunologists, Inc.
PMID: 1550-6606
Volume: 206
Issue: 1
Pages: 109.10 - 109.10

Gliomas are the most prevalent primary brain tumors with immense clinical heterogeneity, poor prognosis and survival. Gliomas arise from glial cells and are heavily infiltrated with innate immune cells. In India high-grade gliomas or Glioblastomas (GBM) account for 59.5% of CNS tumours. A key challenge for clinical management of GBM is its highly heterogeneous nature-between patients and within a single tumour-making current therapies ineffective. The nucleotide-binding domain, and leucine-rich repeat containing receptors (NLRs) and absent-in-melanoma 2 (AIM2) are innate immune receptors crucial for initiation and progression of several cancers. There is a dearth of reports investigating NLRs and AIM2 in glioma pathology.

We are interested in studying the cellular and molecular contribution of NLRs and AIM2 in malignant gliomas in the Indian subcontinent. We previously reported a data-driven approach …

About the journal
JournalThe Journal of Immunology
PublisherThe American Association of Immunologists, Inc.
Open AccessYes