Dr. Jamie Spangler is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins. Her lab implements a unique structure-based engineering approach to elucidate the determinants of protein activity and inform drug development. She talks about designing cytokine mimetics and how engineered cytokines could be used as therapeutics.
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The Immunology Science Round Up
Microenvironment Reprogramming in Cancer Progression – Researchers developed a high-resolution tumor microenvironment atlas for gastric adenocarcinoma.
Tregs and Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease – Co-transplanting Tregs with iPSC-derived neurons improves cell survival.
How Hepatitis C Hides from the Immune System – Flavin adenine dinucleotide capping of the hepatitis C virus protects RNA from RIG-I mediated innate immune recognition.
Mast Cells in Antigen-Avoidance – Mast cell activation in the stomach lining releases leukotrienes to affect food avoidance behavior.
Allergic Responses and Behavior Modification – Researchers showed that allergic sensitization drives antigen-specific avoidance behavior in mouse models of food allergy.
Image courtesy of Dr. Jamie Spangler