Cross-regulation between the immune system and the extracellular matrix during lung pathology
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Communication between our immune system and the ECM is essential for tissue health and when dysregulated can be a factor contributing to pathology. In conditions like asthma, inflammation is often a predictor of disease severity. However, our lab has shown that allergen-induced ECM remodelling still occurs in the absence of chronic inflammation. Rather, we have discovered ECM changes are induced and sustained by chitinase-like proteins, immune-associated molecules highly upregulated in inflammatory and fibrotic diseases. More broadly, we have begun to study spatial changes of key immune cells/mediators and ECM organisation in the lung to understanding immune-ECM crosstalk during disease.
Date: 18 March 2024, 12:00 (Monday, 10th week, Hilary 2024)
Venue: Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Headington OX3 7FY
Venue Details: Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr Tara Sutherland (University of Aberdeen)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS)
Organiser: Doris Chan (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology)
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Host: Professor Kim Midwood (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology)
Part of: Kennedy Institute Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Doris Chan