CRC 1526, Project A07: Cell subset-specific roles of FcRn in regulating autoantibody generation and activity in pemphigoid diseases

  • Nimmerjahn, Falk (Principal Investigator (PI))
  • Sadik, Christian (Speaker, Coordinator)

Project: DFG ProjectsDFG Joint Research: Collaborative Research Center/ Transregios

Project Details


Immunoglobulin G (IgG) autoantibodies are major drivers of inflammation and tissue destruction in pemphigoid diseases. While lowering IgG half-life via generally blocking FcRn function is a promising strategy to diminish autoantibody pathology, this approach is non-selective and also results in a reduction of protective antibody species. Thus, the main goal of project A07 is to understand to what extent cellular neighbourhoods in the skin, consisting of immune and non-immune cells, contribute to autoantibody-triggered skin pathology via FcRn. Understanding FcRn function locally may allow a more specific targeting of FcRn in the future.
Effective start/end date01.01.22 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)
  • Centers: Center for Research on Inflammation of the Skin (CRIS)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 204-05 Immunology
  • 205-19 Dermatology

Funding Institution

  • DFG: German Research Association


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