CRC 1526, Project B06: Targeting mitochondrial metabolism in pemphigoid diseases

  • Hirose, Misa (Principal Investigator (PI))
  • Vaeth, Martin (Principal Investigator (PI))

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

Project Details


The decline of mitochondrial metabolism in lymphocytes is tightly correlated with age due to an accumulation of mutations in the mitochondrial genome. Pemphigoid diseases (PDs) are typical autoimmune diseases of the elderly. However, it remains unknown how mitochondrial metabolism controls autoimmunity in PDs. In this project, we aim to define the regulatory circuits that connect mitochondrial metabolism, immune cell signaling and their effector functions in PDs and explore, if pharmacological modulation of selected mitochondrial pathways is a feasible strategy to treat the immunopathology in PD patients.
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