‘Trick’ steroid suppresses inflammation

Scientists have discovered a ‘trick’ steroid that they say has the potential to suppress inflammation without the usual side effects. The US researchers led by Dr. Jian-Dong Li, director of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State and colleagues found steroids also suppress inflammation by upregulating IRAK-M, a key negative regulator of inflammatory pathways. They suggest IRAK-M is ...

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