miR-342, a novel glucocorticoid-responsive miRNA necessary for Foxp3+ regulatory T cell function

Project: Research project

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Based on the compelling evidence, we propose the hypothesis that miR-342 is a Treg cell-specific, glucocorticoid-induced miRNA that plays a regulatory role in Treg cells’ ability to control inflammation. Two specific aims are proposed. First, we will determine the role of miR-342 in Treg cell functions. Two newly generated animal models in which Treg cells lack or overexpress miR-342 will be used. Second, we will examine the role of Treg cell-derived miR-342 in steroid resistance. Identification of the mechanisms by which glucocorticoid-induced miR-342 regulates Treg cell functions will open novel opportunities to develop therapies applicable to manage severe inflammatory conditions including steroid resistance.
Effective start/end date1/18/2312/31/24


  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (1R21AI172135-01A1)


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