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Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. Currently, there is no medication that can cure this deleterious disease. NOD2 is the most frequently mutated gene in patients afflicted with Crohn’s disease. Our group has discovered the function of NOD2 in the intestines.

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MHC Class I

MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) is the most important molecule in modern medicine, for which the Nobel prize was awarded three times to 6 scientists. We discovered a master regulator of MHC class I gene expression called NLRC5 or CITA (MHC class I transactivator). This finding is important for infectious diseases, cancers and tissue transplantation.

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Koichi Kobayashi, MD, PhD

College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center

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College Station, TX 77843

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