Severe asthma is a widespread disease in horses. The exact causes of the disease in horses have not been fully researched, so that no specific therapy is available yet.
In the funded project "Antigen Identification and Characterization of Adaptive Immunity in Severe Equine Asthma" Dr. Schnabel will investigate at our institute which molecules trigger severe equine asthma and how the immune system of the affected horses reacts in such a way that the disease develops. Specific antibodies and T-cells will be evaluated in detail. These analyses allow the characterization of the crucial mechanisms of the immune response in severe equine asthma that lead to the disease. Thus, the basis can be created to enable a specific therapy of diseased horses in the future.
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