Research Advances in the Treatment and Management of Lupus


May 10, 2011

LRI National CoalitionPresented by
Lupus Foundation of Southern California

6:00 p.m.

United Way Building
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123

About this event

Here is a special opportunity to hear encouraging news from a person in the know about lupus research. Dr. Dwight Kono, a lupus researcher from Scripps Research Institute, will speak at our next seminar. Dr. Kono speaks in terms easily understood by the lay person.

Dr. Kono is a Rheumatologist who treated lupus patients. He started working for Scripps Research Institute just to get some research experience, but found he enjoyed that work and has been with them for the past 30 years.

Dr. Kono along with other Scripps research scientists have found a new genetic mutation that halts the development of lupus. The lupus-suppressing action is the result of what is known as a nonsense mutation of the Coronin-1A gene (Coro1a) required for the development of the disease. "The mutation reduced symptoms of the disease by interfering with the development and activation of T cells and other immune responses," said Dwight Kono, "These findings solidify the critical role of Coronin-1A in normal immune responses, and identify it as a potential therapeutic target for lupus."

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