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BALOGH, Péter

BALOGH, Péter

MD, PhD

full professor , vice chair

Department of Immunology and Biotechnology

Telefon: 36524

Supervisor of the following TDK topics

Supervisor: BALOGH, Péter

A frequent model for the investigations of B-cell lymphomas relies on the studying of B-cell tumors in mice. We have identified in our department a novel spontaneous murine tumor displaying the characteristics of follicular lymphoma, which shows a preferential spreading via the lymphatic vessels. The aim of this project is to define the tissue partners of lymphoma cells and the signals providing survival stimuli.

Supervisor: BALOGH, Péter

Follicles in peripheral lymphoid organs (spleen, lymph nodes, etc.) play important roles in the survival of B cells and antibody-mediated immune responses, as well as in the propagation of B-cell malignancies and establishment of resistance to cytostatic therapy. In our studies we investigate the development of stromal cells and the developmental roles of B cells in vivo using  various mouse models.

Supervisor: KELLERMAYER, Zoltán

Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. BALOGH, Péter

Homing of regulatory T cells to the intestine is an important step in the development of tolerance against orally administered antigens (e.g. food proteins and commensal microbiota).  Homing to the intestine is mainly mediated by MAdCAM-1.  The object of the research is to investigate the effect of the absence of MAdCAM-1 on the inducibility of oral tolerance using various knockout mouse models.

Supervisor: BALOGH, Péter

Therapeutic depletion of various leukocyte subsets by monoclonal antibodies has become a routine clinical strategy; however, it is not known how its efficiency is modulated by the lymphoid microenvironment the target cells reside in. The aim of this study is to compare the efficiency of anti-T-cell monoclonal antibodies between various peripheral lymphoid tissues using mouse models, and to define how these tissue locations modulate the establishment of resistance against treatment.