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    SUS ingång 33, Jan Waldenströms gata 59

    20502 Malmö


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    Jan Waldenströms gata 59

    20502 Malmö


Unit profile


We mainly study two important aspects of human kidney disease. First, we study the cellular background for kidney regeneration. The traditional concept that the human kidney lacks a stem cell compartment has recently been challenged by an alternative view, stating that stem cells indeed are localized to the kidney. The issue is thus far from settled and we are currently researching this important area. We have discovered important markers and signaling networks, that characterize the regenerative cells of the human kidney and are currently following up these leads. Our second area of investigation concerns renal cell carcinoma. The various forms of kidney cancer all display a very aberrant cellular metabolism. We currently investigate the metabolism of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC). The goal is to exploit the pseudohypoxic cellular metabolism of this malignancy to identify novel therapeutic targets. Finally, papillary renal cell carcinoma, is also a focus for our research.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cancer and Oncology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology

Free keywords

  • Kidney cancer

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Collaborations the last five years

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