2007 Program Grant - (Antigen Presentation, Recognition And The Immune Response)

Grant number: 454465 | Funding period: 2007 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

The early events in immunity require various molecular interactions. We will examine the structural and biophysical basis for some of these interactions, including those associated with transplant rejection and autoimmunity. We will explore the impact of variation in immune response genes on immune evasion and disease susceptibility. Our basic research will determine the mechanisms by which the immune system discriminates between different self and micro-organism associated determinants. We will address the structural and biochemical basis for operation of an immune molecule called tapasin and unravel the basis for how some viruses escape the function of this molecule, thus allowing their im..

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