Dendritic cells initiate adaptive immune responses to combat infections. C-type lectins are crucial in pathogen recognition and in shaping adaptive immunity. However, little is known about the molecular signaling pathways that are induced by C-type lectins upon pathogen binding. My research focuses on the identification of signaling pathways induced by C-type lectins and how these signaling pathways lead to pathogen-specific T cell polarization. Furthermore, we investigate whether these signaling pathways are involved in the induction of aberrant immune responses as observed during asthma or allergy.
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