Toward T cell protein-protein interaction activity relevant to alopecia areata.

Steven C. Neier, Stephen E.P. Smith, Tessa R. Davis, Diana Gil, Adam G. Schrum

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Abstract

Development of better therapies for the T cell-mediated autoimmune disease alopecia areata (AA) could be expedited by an improved understanding of the immunologic signals underlying its pathogenesis. To approach this, our group is mounting a new technological and analytical platform, multiplex immunoprecipitation detected by flow cytometry (MIF). MIF is designed to allow analysis of collections of protein-protein interactions that participate in T cell signaling webs. Early experiments suggest that MIF can detect the increased protein-protein interaction network activity that occurs under conditions of T cell antigenic stimulation. Future experiments will focus on application of MIF to T cells isolated from AA or control patient samples, to identify critical T cell signaling complexes associated with the disorder.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology

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