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  • Cholesterol metabolite induces production of cancer-promoting vesicles

    Portrait of researcher.

    Molecular and integrative physiology professor Erik Nelson and his colleagues found that a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism causes some immune cells to spew out cancer-promoting signals.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Erik Nelson, email

    The paper “The cholesterol metabolite 27HC increases secretion of extracellular vesicles which promote breast cancer progression” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1210/endocr/bqab095