CRC 1526, Project B07: Characterization and targeted modulation of the gut - skin axis in pemphigoid diseases

  • Ibrahim, Saleh (Principal Investigator (PI))
  • Baines, John F. (Principal Investigator (PI))

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

Project Details


Recent clinical and experimental evidence suggests a critical role of gut microbiota in modulating systemic immune cell functions and inflammatory responses. Yet, their involvement in pemphigoid diseases (PDs) has not been investigated. In this project, we aim to examine the connection between gut microbiota and skin inflammation using human PD patient biomaterial and murine PD models. A second major aim is to identify gut microbe-derived mediators as potential therapeutic options for PDs.
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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