Project

Apoptosis, necrosis and autophagy: a comparative study of the impact dying cells on innate immunity

Duration
01 January 2010 → 31 December 2012
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
Keywords
apoptosis necrosis and autophagy immune system
 
Project description

Defective interactions of dying cells with the innate and adaptive immune system contribute to the development of cancer and autoimmunity. The main goal of the current project is to study in a comparative way the mechanisms of interaction and communication of different types of dying cells (apoptotic, necrotic and autophagic) with the innate immune system.