Study of the pathogenische/anti-pathogenische features of the p50 NF-kappaB comonent with African trypanosome infection as working model.

Project Details


During inflammatory immune responses against pathogens, the recruitment of immune cells to the site of infection is necessary. This infiltration can result in tissue damage by a continuing inflammatory. Therefor, it is important to understand the basic mechanisms of the recruitment and activation of inflammatory immune cells. Experimental infections with African trypanosome, an extra cellulary parasite who causes sleeping sickness at humans and nagana at bovine animals in sub-Sahara Africa, represents a valuable model to study liver pathogenicity and liver inflammation in common.
Effective start/end date1/01/0931/12/12


  • Applied Biology

Flemish discipline codes

  • Biological sciences