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Sarcoidosis is characterised by the formulation of granulomas in the body. Recent research has identified what may cause these granulomas to form. SarcoidosisUK is actively pursuing further research into this topic with the hope of finding a cure for sarcoidosis. Find out more and how you can get involved below.

SarcoidosisUK mTOR Research

Research conducted in mice at the University of Vienna suggests that sarcoidosis granuloma are formed by the activation of a protein called mTOR. The researchers were able to use drugs to suppress the mTOR and remove the granulomas.

SarcoidosisUK now want to build on these findings and fund research into the equivalent mTOR sensor in humans. Luckily, mTOR inhibiting drugs belong to a group of medication already licenced for clinical use. This should mean the research process is much quicker and cheaper.

SarcoidosisUK are currently in talks with a number of research facilities which may be able to conduct this vital research into mTOR. Any research investigating the validity and safety of new drugs on humans is costly – world class researchers with top of the range equipment are necessary.

This is where we need you! We need around £160,000 to be able to fund this research. Every donation is doubled by our research partners and so is worth a lot to us. Please donate generously to help find a cure for sarcoidosis.

University of Vienna Research

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