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Karin Öllinger


The lysosome as a therapeutic target? The aim of our research is to map and understand the function of lysosomes in order to treat and cure diseases where the function of lysosome is affected, e.g. cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

The Role of the Lysosome

Lysosomes are central hub of many cellular processes such as degradation, nutrient sensing, cell death, antigen presentation and repair of ruptured plasma membrane.

The function of the lysosome is altered during several diseases including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. This makes lysosomes attractive targets for treatment strategies and the design of novel therapeutic compounds.



Selected publications

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Ida Eriksson, Sangeeta Nath, Per Bornefall, Ana Maria Villamil Giraldo, Karin Öllinger (2017)

European Journal of Cell Biology , Vol.96 , s.99-109 Continue to DOI

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Kyriakos Orfanidis, Petra Wäster, Katarzyna Lundmark, Inger Rosdahl, Karin Öllinger (2017)

Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research , Vol.30 , s.243-254 Continue to DOI

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Petra Wäster, Ida Eriksson, Linda Vainikka, Inger Rosdahl, Karin Öllinger (2016)

Scientific Reports , Vol.6 Continue to DOI

Latest publications in DiVA


Ida Eriksson, Karin Öllinger (2024) Lysosomes in Cancer-At the Crossroad of Good and Evil Cells, Vol. 13, Article 459 Continue to DOI