A helminth-derived peptide is a novel prophylactic and therapeutic treatment for autoimmune disease [ 2015 - ]

Also known as: 5014367

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Researchers: A/Pr Sheila Donnelly (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Wayne Hawthorne Dr Stuart Mannering A/Pr Bronwyn O'Brien

Brief description Parasitic worms (helminths) secrete molecules that possess a remarkable ability to skew the mammalian immune system towards anti-inflammatory responses. We have expoited a novel peptide secreted by helminths, which offers tremendous potential for the development of novel prophylactic and therapeutic treatments for a range of immune-mediated conditions. The overarching aim of this project is to further elucidate the mechanism of action and to determine the peptide’s clinical application.

Funding Amount $638,660.00

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