LA JOLLA—Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have received a new grant of more than $2.3 million from the National
T cells are central to almost all immune responses. The CD4 subset is capable of directing B cell responses and
The Contribution of Central and/or Peripheral Tolerance in Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease (CD) is an autoimmune-like inflammatory disease induced by aberrant immune responses initiated by MHC class II restricted CD4
Mucosal CD4- CD8- T Cells
One large subgroup of specialized T cells is encompassed by the intraepithelial T cells which are located in the epithelium
Role of Pre-TCR Signaling in Central Tolerance and Autoimmunity?
Autoimmunity is a self-destructive disease condition mediated mainly by pathogenic selfreactive αβ T cell receptor (TCR) expressing T lymphocytes. Self-tolerance
CD4+ Cytotoxic Lymphocytes
MHC class-II restricted CD4+ T cytotoxic cells (CD4 CTL) are among the best examples of extreme measures the immune system
T Cell Function
We are now trying to elucidate the regulatory functions displayed by the self-specific agonist selected T cells and their role
One large subgroup of these specialized T cells is encompassed by the IEL which are located in the epithelium of
PKC enzymes play critical roles in the differentiation and proliferation of many cell types, including T cells, and in the response to diverse stimuli.
Sonia Sharma, Ph.D., and her lab members lead unbiased, genome-scale approaches to unravel innate immunity, the body’s early immune response to microbial pathogens and neoplastic cells.