Associated TP6: Impact of diet on autoimmunity

In modern developed countries prevalence of autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases is 5-8%. These diseases strongly affect the life quality of patients and lead to a high socio-economical burden. In spite of modern therapeutic options, autoimmune diseases are still difficult to treat or cause severe complications. It has been shown, that some intrinsic factors (gender, HLA-haplotype), but also environmental factors (diet, infections, exposure to toxins etc.) can modify autoimmune diseases.

Hence we will here experimentally adress the impact of diet on the manifestation of autoimmunity.

Artem Vorobyev graduated in 11/2016.