The importance of IgA in the protection and control of infectious diseases
- Research Opportunity
- PhD students, Masters by Research
- Department / Centre
- Microbiology and Immunology
- Doherty Institute
|Dr Amy Chungfirstname.lastname@example.org||(03) 8344 9938||Personal web page|
|Professor Stephen Kentemail@example.com||(03) 8344 9939||Personal web page|
Summary This project aims to further explore the mechanisms behind both the protective and immunomodulatory role of IgA in the control of HIV-1 and other infectious diseases.
The human body produces more IgA than any other immunoglobulin, especially in mucosal secretions. However, the importance of IgA in both protection from HIV-1 and control of HIV-1 disease progression is highly controversial. Results from the only protective human HIV vaccine trial associated plasma IgA with reduced vaccine efficacy. In contrast, recent studies suggest that mucosal HIV-specific IgA may be protective. This project aims to further explore the mechanisms behind both the protective and immunomodulatory role of IgA in the control of HIV-1 and other infectious diseases.
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PhD students, Masters by Research
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