One molecule, many targets

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Christina J. Groß (left) and  Ritu Mishra have succeeded in explaining some of t
Christina J. Groß (left) and Ritu Mishra have succeeded in explaining some of the effects of
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Imiquimod is a medication successfully used in the treatment of skin diseases. In addition to its known mechanism of action, it also triggers other processes in the body. Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have succeeded in explaining the molecular fundamentals of these additional effects. The results also shine a new light on other known molecular processes which could indicate an approach to the treatment of inflammatory illnesses.


The fact that a given medication has been approved for use doesn’t automatically mean that all of its mechanisms of action have been completely investigated and understood. ...
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