[Jordan Hall, Room 1-17] Hosted by Kevin Lynch. Joel Linden, Ph.D., is a Professor, Division of Inflammation Biology at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Linden is a leading expert on adenosine receptors, which are important for regulating inflammation. He and his research team are focused on the study of adenosine receptors-proteins on the surface of cells that recognize adenosine and related compounds. Adenosine production by cells is increased when cellular energy utilization and the breakdown of adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP) is increased. Hence, adenosine levels are raised when a cell is stressed, activated, or when there is not enough oxygen in the cells, such is the case in ischemic heart disease and sickle cell disease.
Learn more: http://www.liai.org/pages/faculty-linden