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Systemic Lupus Erythermatosus (SLE) is a multi-systemic autoimmune disease. Approximately 20,000 cases are diagnosed each year. The causes of Lupus remain unknown, but both environmental and genetic factors are likely to contribute. The disease can affect the skin, brain, joints, kidneys and many other organs. Lupus can cause a patient’s own immune system to attack the body’s healthy tissue.


MMRI is focused on studying the effects of elevated protein activity in patients with lupus. We believe that an increased protein activity and one particular enzyme called SHP2 may cause increased Lupus progression and associated organ damage. One of the most important elements of our project is to develop targeted drugs for the treatment of SLE. MMRI hopes to create a drug that targets disease onset preventing lupus pathology.


Participate in MMRI’s Lupus Research Project at any level.

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M.W. Susanne Peckham
Grand Matron

M.W. Philip A. Trautman
Grand Patron

M.W. Karen Marshall-King
Grand Secretary

Bro. Alex Simon
Director of Development


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