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Scientists uncover marvel molecule that could lead to treatments for inflammatory diseases

Scientists from believe that the marvel — MCC950 — could one day be used to treat a myriad of these diseases

MCC950 and ASC
Fluorescent imaging shows the cellular target (the red spot) for marvel molecule MCC950.


The study was a major collaboration between six institutions, including of Queensland, Michigan, Massachusetts and Bonn.

The work in the O’Neill laboratory was supported by and the European Research Council.

A small-molecule inhibitor of the NLRP3 inflammasome for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Nature Medicine(2015)doi:10.1038/nm.3806

Trinity College Dublin