Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Intestinal Regeneration

Research theme 4

Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Intestinal Regeneration

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are chronic diseases arising most likely from an inappropriate inflammatory response to commensal gut microbes.

It is a relative lack of in-depth studies of disease mechanisms in human-derived experimental models. Theme 4 studies the IBD inflammatory process and its consequences at a mechanistic level with hypotheses generated from clinical material.

Our Ambitions

  • Utilize colonic organoids, and establish permanent cultures of small intestinal epithelial organoids from healthy and IBD mucosa to test hypotheses generated from transcriptome and initial protein network analyses.
  • Develop the collaborative Yale/NTNU project, by integrating human NTNU models with ongoing focused microbiome studies in mouse models at Yale.
  • Penetrate further, on a detailed mechanistic level, the most promising leads on the inflammatory process in IBD such as the roles of e.g. ISG15, NGAL and CCL20/CCR6.
  • Finish collaborative work on Setd7 and the Wnt pathway, and the studies on Lsd1 and Mmp17 in intestinal inflammation and regeneration.

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Theme leader

Arne Kristian Sandvik
Professor
arne.sandvik@ntnu.no
+47-72825161