The immune system helps in elimination of the invading microbial pathogens in the body through a series of defense mechanism. The innate immune response of the body provides first line of defense against the pathogens which is fast and non-specific response while adaptive immune response is specific and slow. The study of immunopathogenesis allows us to explore the disease transmission process, pathogen-host interactions, immune defense against the STD pathogens. This allows us to understand the pathological condition and progression of the disease and also the genetic factors influencing the immune defense against STD transmission. The genetic factors influence can be used for the development of gene therapies that triggers immune reaction against the disease causing pathogens in the body.
- Track 1-1 Disease Transmission
- Track 2-2 Pathogen-Host Interaction
- Track 3-3 Innate Immune Response
- Track 4-4 Adaptive Immune Response
- Track 5-5 Genetic Factors