Basic principles of immunology including the latest topics leading to novel therapeutic approaches.
Dr. Takeda, M.D., Ph.D. Professor, Osaka University, has been studying the intestinal immune system, which maintains homeostasis by discriminating between invasive pathogens and non-pathogenic environmental factors. A recent findings by his lab regarding colonic immunoglobulin A-secreting cells, were interesting in that it revealed a role of a lymphoid tissue in the appendix. He was selected as one of the “Highly Cited Researchers” by Thomson Reuters CO, USA.