Organisational unit: Research group

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Immunology in the medical area
  • Cancer and Oncology


Inflammation can be induced both by tissue damage and infection and the purpose of this physiological response is to repair damaged tissue and return it to normalcy. Inflammation is also a central component of both autoimmune disease and cancer. During such conditions, however, the inflammatory response is not properly regulated and the response becomes chronic and a component of disease. The “sterile” inflammation induced upon tissue injury has been shown to be due to be partially caused by the release of components from damaged and dying cells. These so-called DAMP (damage associated molecular patterns) molecules have been shown to be ligands of pro-inflammatory receptors such as TLRs and RAGE.

Recent research outputs

Gupta, S., Krug, S., Pokkali, S., Tomas Leanderson, Isaacs, J. T., Srikrishna, G. & Bishai, W. R., 2019, In : American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 199, 3, p. 386-389 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Fransén Pettersson, N., Deronic, A., Julia Nilsson, Hannibal, T., Hansen, L., Anja Schmidt-Christensen, Fredrik Ivars & Dan Holmberg, 2018 Sep 5, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 9, e0203228.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eva Källberg, Tahvili, S., Fredrik Ivars & Tomas Leanderson, 2018 Jun, In : Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. p. 564-568 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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