THE ROLE OF DOCK8 IN T CELL POLARITY AND FUNCTION
Grant number: 1079318 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018
Specialised immune cells, called cytotoxic T cells, circulate through the body, and kill infected cells to protect us from disease. We discovered that a protein, DOCK8, is important for the regulation of T cell function. Importantly, humans with mutations in the DOCK8 gene suffer from a debilitating, and potentially lethal, immunodeficiency disease. This project will therefore elucidate the role of DOCK8 in immune cells, to better understand the consequences of DOCK8 deficiency for immunity.
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