Tom Eirik Mollnes
Professor Tom Eirik Mollnes is the leader of the The Complement Research Group at the Department of Immunology, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
Complement is part of the innate immune system protecting the host against invading micro-organisms. Regulatory control mechanisms normally prevent the system from extensive and systemic activation, thereby protecting the host from self-damage. Under various disease conditions complement is improperly activated, either locally leading to tissue damage or systemically with risk of serious homeostatic disturbances. A primary research goal for the Complement Research Group is to elucidate the role of complement as a primary inducer of the inflammatory reaction and thereby form a basis for a future therapeutic approach in complement-mediated disease processes. In particular the crosstalk between complement and the co-receptor CD14 of the Toll-like receptor (TLR) family is in focus.
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