Theranostics 2020; 10(17):7836-7840. doi:10.7150/thno.48022
Interleukin-22 acts as a mitochondrial protector
Laboratory of Liver Diseases, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
Hwang S, Feng D, Gao B. Interleukin-22 acts as a mitochondrial protector. Theranostics 2020; 10(17):7836-7840. doi:10.7150/thno.48022. Available from http://www.thno.org/v10p7836.htm
Interleukin (IL)-22 has been increasingly recognized as a promising therapeutic option for various types of diseases. This commentary summarizes the novel mechanistic aspects of IL-22 for the treatment of liver diseases including the study by Chen et al. published in the recent issue of the Theranostics that elucidated the novel function of IL-22 as a mitochondrial protector for the adaptive defense against liver injury.
Keywords: Interleukin (IL)-22, mitochondrial protector