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Identifying Novel Inborn Errors of the Immune System by Elisabeth Salzer, ISBN-13: 978-3658167974

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Identifying Novel Inborn Errors of the Immune System by Elisabeth Salzer, ISBN-13: 978-3658167974

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  • Publisher: ‎ Springer (January 7, 2017)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 102 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 3658167971
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3658167974

In her study Elisabeth Salzer describes three novel monogenic diseases. For CD27 deficiency Elisabeth Salzer describes a large cohort of patients. Although all patients shared the same causative missense mutation, they displayed diverse clinical presentations. In another patient she was able to identify a mutation in PRKCD resulting in a primary immunodeficiency with severe Lupus-like autoimmunity. The patient exhibited increased mRNA levels of IL6. Therefore, treatment with Tocilizumab, a humanized anti-IL-6 receptor monoclonal antibody was suggested. In a family with a history of deaths due to inflammatory bowel disease she identified a missense mutation in IL21. She produced wild type and mutated IL-21 protein and demonstrated a loss of function phenotype. As IL-21 is in clinical trials, she proposed a potentially curative treatment option. These discoveries contributed to the understanding of the multifaceted regulatory mechanisms of the immune system and highlighted essential players in these complex signaling networks.
Contents

  • CD27 Deficiency-Description of a Large Patient Cohort
  • PRKCD Deficiency with Lupus-Like Autoimmunity
  • IL-21 Deficiency Results in Very Early-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Target Groups

  • Scientists and students in the field of pediatrics, immunology, gastroenterology, rheumatology and genetics
  • Pediatricians

Dr. Elisabeth Salzer works on the discovery and description of novel immunodeficiencies in children and adolescents at the CeMM Center for Molecular Medicine.

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