Project

Molecular characterization of the follicle associated epithelium and the M-cell

Duration
01 January 2007 → 31 October 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Genetics
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Molecular and cell biology
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Gastro-enterology and hepatology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Molecular and cell biology
Keywords
ileum M-cells follicle associated epithelium
 
Project description

Peyer's patches (PP) are organized lymphoid tissues found in the small intestine that act as inductive sites for adaptive immune responses. The aim of this project is to characterize the follicle associated epithelium (FAE) that covers the Peyer's patches and to identify specific markers for human M-cells.