Application of helminth-derived concepts to treat inflammatory diseases

Project 6

Project leader:

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Susanne Hartmann

Freie Universität Berlin

Institut für Immunologie

Postal address:

Philippstr. 13

10115 Berlin

t: +49 30 2093 6450

f: +49 30 2093 6051



Application of helminth-derived concepts to treat inflammtory diseases. Helminths use immunomodulatory molecules to regulate the immune response. We could show that a helminth immunomodulator induced a specific population of macrophages (Mreg) which induced IL-10 in T cells and was able to suppress asthma and colitis in mice. In the next funding period we aim to elucidate the mechanisms of IL-10 induction in T cells by Mregs and verify the Mreg phenotype in the pig as large animal model as well as with human cells.

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