THE ROLE OF CD1-RESTRICTED T CELLS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

Grant number: 1144308 | Funding period: 2018 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

The human immune system requires T cells for survival. Specialised populations of T cells exist that patrol the body and target unwanted lipid molecules expressed by bacteria or by cells that have become abnormal or cancerous. I will identify these T cells in human blood and skin and determine their role in protection against disease. I will explore the types of lipids molecules recognised by these T cells and use this information to help prevent human diseases.

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