Thesis / Dissertation

Role of the chemokines CCL17 and CCL22 in the immune defence against Salmonella infection

Anna Belen Erazo, Richard Strugnell (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

The chemokines CCL17 and CCL22 are both ligands of the chemokine receptor CCR4, which is expressed on dendritic cells (DC) and a variety of different effector T cells including regulatory T cells (Treg). Both chemokines are mainly produced by DC, but also by macrophages. CCL17 promotes numerous inflammatory and allergic diseases, whereas CCL22 is rather associated with an immunosuppressive milieu. These differential roles are reflected by preferential recruitment of distinct subsets of T cells to site of inflammation. While CCL17 facilitates chemotaxis of effector T cells and supports DC-T cell interactions as well as DC migration towards CCR7-ligands, CCL22 induces chemotaxis of Treg cells...

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