SLAMF molecules are involved in the expression and regulation of multiple aspects of the innate and adaptive immune response. Work in mice carried out under the auspices of this Program have revealed important roles in the expression of autoimmunity, and more importantly, lupus-related pathology. Interestingly, disputed SLAMF-linked single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associations have been reported in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) while the expression of SLAMF isoforms and their modulatory role on immune cell function has not been studied systematically. We hypothesize that the expression of isoforms of SLAMF is aberrant in Immune cells in SLE patients and that their homotypic engagement leads to aberrant immune cell function including cytokine and autoantibody production. To test this hypothesis we propose experiments grouped in four Specific Alms.

Public Health Relevance

The significance of the proposed work is that it points out to the need to consider blockade of the homotypic SLAMF Interaction to suppress autoimmunity. This project borrows concepts from Projects 1 and 2 and provides direct feedback for murine preclinical studies.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
5P01AI065687-08
Application #
8733825
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAI1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-08-01
Budget End
2015-07-31
Support Year
8
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02215
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