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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 enels@illinois.edu.

    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