Inhibitory Immune Receptors or Immune Switches? The Role of “Inhibitory” KIR Immune Receptor Interactions with HLA-Class I in Chronic Inflammation and autoimmunity. Lessons from HLA-B27 and Inflammatory arthritis.
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Chronic immune inflammation results from a failure to resolve persistent inflammatory stimuli. The resolution of inflammation is critically dependent on the carefully balanced orchestration of immune responses. “Inhibitory” KIR immune receptor interactions with HLA-class I have been implicated in diverse chronic inflammatory disorders including spondyloarthritis, Crohn’s disease and Pemphigus vulgaris. I will discuss how “inhibitory” KIR immune receptor interactions could promote inflammation using knowledge gained from our studies on HLA-B27 binding to immune receptors.
Date: 6 July 2015, 12:00 (Monday, 11th week, Trinity 2015)
Venue: Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Headington OX3 7FY
Venue Details: Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr Simon Kollnberger (Botnar Research Centre, NDORMS, University of Oxford)
Organising department: Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
Organisers: Sandra Lock (University of Oxford, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology), Wulf Forrester-Barker (University of Oxford, Nuffield Dept of Orthopaedics Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences)
Host: Dr Nikki Horwood (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford)
Part of: Kennedy Institute Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Sandra Lock