Characterisation Of The Antigen Cross Presentation Pathway In Dendritic Cells

Grant number: 1009307 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013

Completed

Abstract

T cells and Dendritic Cells (DC) are important components of the immune system. DC detect bacterial and viral infections and activate T cells to fight those infections. Our goal is to understand how DC communicate with T cells. This knowledge will allow us to develop new vaccines and to interfere with the mechanisms that enable infectious agents to escape detection.