Research in our group is focused on unravelling the functions of lung dendritic cells, innate immune cells, and epithelial cells in asthma and respiratory viral infection.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by eosinophilic airway inflammation, goblet cell metaplasia and bronchial hyperreactivity leading to sometimes irreversible airway obstruction and mucus plugging. A frequent cause of exacerbations is a respiratory viral infection. There is an epidemic of asthma in the Western world, of which the cause Is unclear, and for which novel forms of prevention and treatment are urgently needed. In allergic asthma, allergen specific Th2 lymphocytes cause inflammation, as well as formation of allergen specific IgE, also known as allergic sensitization. In other forms of asthma, airway epithelial cells and innate type 2 immune cells control disease.
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