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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