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6th Workshop in Immunology

6th Workshop in Immunology

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University of Aveiro, 14 Mar 2018

Concluding remarks

  • Functional link between protein aggregation, inflammation and autophagy in human pDCs allows the development of novel therapies against inflammatory conditions.
  • Modulation of immune cells and its interactions with other cell types allows to take advantage of immune responses for novel regenerative therapies.
  • Functional intersection between autophagy and TLR signaling in human pDCs function enables development of novel therapies against infections or to treat autoimmune diseases.
  • CAL-1 cells are a good cell model for pDC activation with immune complexes.
  • The interaction between vMIA and MFF at the peroxisomal membrane is essential for vMIA’s-dependent inhibition of the antiviral immune response.
  • Flow cytometry is a complete tool to analyze different parameters at single cell level, are used as biomarkers of disease progression.
  • The pro- or anti-inflammatory action of modified amino-phospholipids appears to be related with its molecular species and type of modification.
  • Targeting lipid-related pathways is a promising strategy to modulate macrophages phenotype towards enhanced pro-resolving activity.
  • Metabolism targeting should modulate macrophage polarization.

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