Characterisation And Development Of Type-2 Nkt Cells

Grant number: 1145373 | Funding period: 2018 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Humans defend themselves from foreign pathogens by mounting a protective immune response. Type-2 NKT cells recognise foreign lipid molecules and play a key role in immunity. This project is designed to understand to how Type-2 NKT cells develop within the body, how they recognise lipid molecules and how they carry out their immune functions. This work will have important implications in understanding the role of NKT cells in human health and disease.