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Programming T cell Homing to Induce Gut-Selective Immunity

Federica Marelli-Berg of Imperial College London in the United Kingdom will test the theory that using "homing factors" as vaccine adjuvants will induce the development of memory T cells, thereby generating site-specific immunity against pathogens in the gut. This project's Phase I research demonstrated that helminth infection in the presence of a homing factor led to an enhanced immunological effect. In Phase II, Marelli-Berg, now at the Queen Mary University of London, aims to develop this observation into a vaccination protocol for clinical application in this and other infections.

More information about Create New Ways to Induce Mucosal Immunity (Round 3)

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