Tuesday 13 January 2015

Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Subsets in RA and SLE





Institute Research Student Seminars

Speaker:  Faye Cooles


Venue: Seminar room L2.5, 2nd floor, William Leech Building, Medical School

Date and time:  Wednesday 14th January 2015 at 12.30


Faye Cooles will present:


“Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Subsets in RA and SLE”

(John Isaacs, Catharien Hilkens and Amy Anderson: MRG)


Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are a relatively newly identified dendritic cell sub-type. They are the body's main producers of interferon-alpha and have been implicated in a number of autoimmune diseases, mainly systemic lupus erythematous (SLE). In this work we aim to dissect the implications of pDC subsets on interferon-alpha production and clinical phenotype in SLE and rheumatoid arthritis.


Key words: Interferon-alpha, Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells, Autoimmunity


Chair: Jenny Grant






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