Jillian Richmond

Jillian Richmond

Worcester, MA

University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Thanks Jacci!!
Mar 09, 2018
How do chemical exposures trigger autoimmune diseases?
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Thank you for your support and enthusiasm Fahad!
Feb 11, 2018
How do chemical exposures trigger autoimmune diseases?
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Dear Shona, Thanks for your interest in our project! I agree that this would be an interesting future study! However, to date there have been no studies definitively linking glyphosate exposure to vitiligo or Hashimoto's thyroiditis, whereas scientific evidence is much stronger for monobenzone-induced vitiligo (monobenzone is a tyrosine analogue and binds tyrosinase in melanocytes) and PDBE or BPA-induced thyroid disease (these chemicals can alter expression of thyroid hormone receptors). That is why we chose to study those drugs and tissues for our preliminary study. Once we have a better understanding of how known triggers induce autoimmunity, we can begin examining other triggers of autoimmune diseases. Hope that helps! Best, Jillian
Feb 06, 2018
How do chemical exposures trigger autoimmune diseases?
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