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Elucidating variable immune responses regulation through non-coding RNA-target interactomes

Morenikeji, Olanrewaju (2022) Elucidating variable immune responses regulation through non-coding RNA-target interactomes. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022.

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Non-coding RiboNucleic Acids (ncRNAs) are small molecules involved in modulation of gene expression. There is very scant information on how they are involved with our body’s response to infectious diseases. A better understanding of how our immune system is regulated through these ncRNAs in the presence of germs would significantly benefit disease surveillance and design of new drugs for diseases like COVID-19. There is major variation in host-pathogen relationships leading to balanced or unbalanced immune responses. Since these small molecules can bind multiple gene targets simultaneously to regulate their expression, they are also important as diagnostic markers. This project aims to manipulate ncRNA-targets to circumvent negative regulators of the immune system. Elucidating these small molecules in the context of immune response and associated cytokine storms in the case of coronaviruses is highly pertinent.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Morenikeji, Olanrewajuobm3@pitt.edu0000-0003-2608-3302
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2022
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/mgth-6623
Schools and Programs: University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seeding Grants - Engineering, Technology, Natural Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences
Other ID: 5069
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 19:57
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 21:32


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