Melanie Krüger

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The forkhead-box protein P3 (Foxp3) is a key transcription factor for the development and suppressive activity of regulatory T cells (Tregs), a T cell subset critically involved in the maintenance of self-tolerance and prevention of over-shooting immune responses. However, the transcriptional regulation of Foxp3 expression remains incompletely understood.(More)
The cytokines IL-6, IL-1beta, TGF-beta, and IL-23 are considered to promote Th17 commitment. Langerhans cells (LC) represent DC in the outer skin layers of the epidermis, an environment extensively exposed to pathogenic attack. The question whether organ-resident DC like LC can evoke Th17 immune response is still open. Our results show that upon stimulation(More)
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