Immunosuppressive agents differently suppress T cell subpopulations

Prof. Dr. med. Sonja Schrepfer
(AG Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology (TSI)
PD Dr. Tobias Deuse
(AG Herz- und Lungentransplantation)

The recent discovery of a CD4+ T cell subtype characterized by the secretion of interleukin IL-17 (Th-17 cells) had a major impact on our understanding of immune processes not readily explained by the Th-1/Th-2 paradigm. We are investigating the efficacy of each member of the main immunosuppressive substance classes to specifically suppress activated lymphocyte subpopulations.

Laufzeit seit 2008


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