Project

Identifying lymphocyte homing receptors to facilitate canine food allergy diagnosis.

Duration
01 January 2016 → 31 December 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
Canine food allergy diagnosis Homing receptor
 
Project description

The diagnosis of canine food allergy is difficult and time-consuming. At first, this project will focus on the identification of homing receptors expressed by allergen-specific lymphocytes. Subsequently, we will evaluate whether purification of cells expressing these receptors can be used to develop a test that can quickly and reliably diagnose canine food allergy.