Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Franz-Josef-Strauß-Allee 11 - D-93053 Regensburg

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer.nat. André Gessner

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Characterization of bactericidal/permeability increasing protein expression and function based on newly developed transgenic mouse models

Bactericidal/permeability increasing protein (BPI) belongs to the highly conserved family of lipid-transfer-proteins. BPI is synthesized early during myelopoiesis by granulocyte precursor cells of the bone marrow and is mainly stored in primary granules of neutrophil granulocytes and to a lesser extent in eosinophil granulocytes.  More recently, expression of BPI could be shown in mucosal epi...

Regulation of T cell responses in Leishmania major mouse models

Leishmaniasis is caused by intracellular protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania; more than 12 million people are affected each year, and more than 350 people live in high-risk endemic regions. Leishmania are spread by sand fly vectors of the subfamily of Phlebotominae; both vector and parasites are spreading over the south of europe. Leishmania cause a spectrum of diseases summarised as leish...

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