|Self-defense against invaded pathogenic microorganisms and foreign antigenic molecules is strictly controlled by the immune system. Our major research interests are to elucidate cells and effector molecules in innate and acquired immunity and inflammation. In particular, we are focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms of development and activation of B cells and IgH class switch recombination under the influence of T cells, cytokines, and adaptor proteins. Another interest is to elucidate cellular mechanisms of preferential induction of Th1 cells upon immunization with Mycobacteria peptide.||@||
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