Ludvig Sollid's group

Functional Immunogenetics

Ludvig Sollid<br>Group leader
Ludvig Sollid
Group leader

In the gluten induced enteropathy celiac disease, the main genetic and environmental risk factors are identified. Extensive knowledge on the intestinal adaptive immune response and development of reagents (MCH class II tetramers, labelled B-cell antigen) that allow for specific labelling and analysis of disease relevant effector cells, enables us to study these cells both at population and single cell level. The ability to study these cells over time in response to controlled antigenic exposure (gluten challenge) give us insight into how and why chronic (auto-)immunity may develop in celiac disease and possibly also other MCH class II restricted autoimmune diseases.

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  • High throughput DNA sequencing of T-cell and B-cell reseptors on single cell and population level
  • Transcriptome analysis of disease relevant effector immune cells (B cells and T cells)
  • Development of novel diagnostic tools; detection of disease specific effector cells in peripheral blood and development of serological assays for immunoglobulin detection
  • Characterization of models for breakage of B-cell tolerance by use of immunoglobulin knock-in mouse model
  • Characterization of the autoimmune B-cell response and biology of the autoantigen Transglutaminase 2

Contact information:
Group leader Professor Ludvig M. Sollid Centre for Immune Regulation Department of Immunology Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet PO Box 4950 Nydalen NO-0424 Oslo, Norway Tel: +47 23073811 Fax: +47 23073510 E-mail: