Immune-mediated pathology as a consequence of impaired immune reactions Research Program
Immune-mediated pathology as a consequence of impaired immune reactions
Immune-mediated pathology as a consequence of impaired immune reactions
Immune-mediated pathology as a consequence of impaired immune reactions

The goal of the CRC 1160

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1160. “Immune-mediated pathology as a consequence of impaired immune reactions (IMPATH)” is a research consortium of clinical and basic immunologists exploring the basis of diseases mediated by the immune system.

The CRC sets out to challenge the traditional idea that an “overreaction” or “deviation“ of normal immune responses is pivotal to immune mediated pathology and that, consequently, immunosuppression is the appropriate therapeutic strategy for such disorders. Instead, the conceptual basis of the CRC is the idea that impaired immune reactions constitute a major prerequisite for immunopathology. This is what we call the “IMPATH paradox”. This paradox implies that immune reconstitution and/or immune stimulation rather than immunosuppression represent appropriate therapeutic principles for these forms of immunopathology.

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Osswald L, Hamarsheh S, Uhl FM, Andrieux G, Klein C, Dierks C, Duquesne S, Braun LM, Schmitt-Graeff A, Duyster J, Boerries M, Brummer T, Zeiser R. 2021. Oncogenic KrasG12D Activation in the Nonhematopoietic Bone Marrow Microenvironment Causes Myelodysplastic Syndrome in Mice. Mol Cancer Res. 19(9):1596-1608. doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-20-0275.

Bernasconi R, Thriene K, Romero-Fernández E, Gretzmeier C, Kühl T, Maler M, Nauroy P, Kleiser S, Rühl-Muth A-C, Stumpe M, Kiritsi D, Martin SF, Hinz B, Bruckner-Tuderman L, Dengjel J, Nyström A. 2021. Pro-inflammatory immunity supports fibrosis advancement in epidermolysis bullosa: intervention with Ang-(1-7). EMBO Mol Med. e14392.

Salimi Alizei E, Hofmann M, Thimme R, Neumann-Haefelin C. 2021. Mutational escape from cellular immunity in viral hepatitis: variations on a theme. Curr Opin Virol. 50:110-118. doi: 10.1016/j.coviro.2021.08.002.

Chen Y, Graf L, Chen T, Liao Q, Bai T, Petric PP, Zhu W, Yang L, Dong J, Lu J, Chen Y, Shen J, Haller O, Staeheli P, Kochs G, Wang D, Schwemmle M, Shu Y. 2021. Rare variant MX1 alleles increase human susceptibility to zoonotic H7N9 influenza virus. Science. 2021 Aug 20;373(6557):918-922. doi: 10.1126/science.abg5953.

Haring E, Andrieux G, Uhl FM, Krausz M, Proietti M, Sauer B, Esser PR, Martin SF, Pfeifer D, Schmitt-Graeff A, Duyster J, Köhler N, Grimbacher B, Boerries M, Aumann K, Zeiser R, Apostolova P. 2021. Therapeutic targeting of endoplasmic reticulum stress in acute graft-versus-host disease. Haematologica. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2021.278387.

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