Control of Skin Immunity by Non-Immune Cells
Immunonology IG Seminar The skin is a barrier organ that is a frequent site of entry for numerous pathogens. The skin is able to resist infection through a variety of mechanisms including innate and adaptive immune responses. Resident memory T cells (TRM) are a recently appreciated subset of memory T cells that reside in the skin and are required for optimal protection against previously encountered pathogens. These cells also participate in a number of cutaneous autoimmune diseases including vitiligo, psoriasis and alopecia areata. The skin also contains several populations innate immune cells that provide pathogen protec...
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Genetics and immunology of alopecia areata
NIH Director ’ s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series For the past 20 years, Dr. Christiano's research has focused on understanding the molecular processes that lead to inherited skin and hair disorders in humans. Her research career began with the discovery of genetic mutations associated with epidermolysis bullosa, a skin disease that causes severe blistering. Dr. Christiano's recent work has focused on the investigation of the underlying genetic causes of and identification of potential therapies for alopecia areata, an autoimmune form of hair loss.For more information go tohttps://oir.nih.gov/walsAir date: 3/1/20...
Source: Videocast - All Events - February 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Upcoming Events Source Type: video