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Activation of GPR15 and its involvement in the biological effects of smoking

Kõks, S. and Kõks, G. (2017) Activation of GPR15 and its involvement in the biological effects of smoking. Experimental Biology and Medicine, 242 (11). pp. 1207-1212.

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Smoking is one of the most significant modifiable environmental risk factors for many diseases. Smoking causes excessive mortality worldwide. Despite decades of long research, there has not been a clear understanding regarding the molecular mechanism that makes smoking harmful to health. Some recent studies have found that smoking influences most significantly the expression and methylation of GPR15. GPR15 is an orphan receptor that is involved in the regulation of the innate immunity and the T-cell trafficking in the intestinal epithelium. Further studies have confirmed that GPR15 is very strongly involved in smoking and smoking-induced molecular changes. Therefore, the altered expression and epigenetic regulation of GPR15 could have a significant role in the health impact of smoking.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Copyright: © 2019 by The Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
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