Project

Interaction of apoptotic, necrotic and autophagic cells with innate immune system: a comparative study

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Physiology
    • Immunology
    • Physiology
    • Immunology
    • Physiology
Keywords
apoptosis autophagy innat immune system necrosis
 
Project description

This project is aimed to investigate in a comparative way the interaction and communication of different types of dying cells (apoptotic, necrotic and autophagic) with the innate immune system. In particular we will analyze mechanisms of their recognition, interaction and sensing by the innate immune system and will perform identification of molecules involved in their immunomodulatory properties.