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Maintenance of regulatory T cells during inflammation and tumor development by IL-33 [ 2016 - 2018 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1106378]

Researchers: Prof Axel Kallies (Principal investigator)

Brief description Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are required for preventing inflammation in tissues such as lung, fat and skin. We found recently, that the signalling molecule IL-33 is required for tissue Tregs and up-regulated during inflammation and tumor development. We therefore aim to determine the role of IL-33 in maintenance and function of Tregs and to identify molecular targets of IL-33 that may allow therapeutic targeting of Tregs in patients with inflammatory conditions or cancer.

Funding Amount $AUD 696,040.62

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