Published in Cancer Weekly, April 26th, 2005
According to published research from Japan, "We previously demonstrated that CD1d knockout mice were resistant to ultraviolet (UV)-induced immunosuppression. Because immune suppression is a critical factor in the development of UV-induced skin cancers, we investigated the response of wild type (WT) and CD1d(-/-) mice to UV carcinogenesis. We found that although 100% of WT mice developed skin tumors after 45 weeks of UV irradiation, only 60% of CD1d(-/-) mice developed skin tumors."
"To investigate the mechanisms involved in the resistance of CD1d(-/-) mice to UV-induced...
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