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Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad KrozingenUniversitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad Krozingen


(Emmy Noether Young Investigator Group)

Our scientific interest lies in understanding the role of the innate and adaptive
immune system in cardiovascular disease and how modulation of the immune
response affects disease outcome. Inflammatory cells function critically in the
development of atherosclerosis and healing of myocardial infarction. Monocytes
infiltrate lesions and give rise to inflammatory macrophages that proliferate locally.T
and B cells can either promote or inhibit atherogenesis based on the subset. In this
respect cardiovascular disease progression likely results from an imbalance of pro-
and anti-inflammatory forces. Our goal is to identify ways to shift the balance
towards an anti-inflammatory immune response that slows or even reverts disease.

External Link: www.immunocardio.org

Nature Immunology, Mar2011, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p204-212

PD Dr. Ingo Hilgendorf
Tel.: +49 761 270-70081,-70380
Fax: +49 761 270-70089
E-Mail: ingo.hilgendorf@universitaets-herzzentrum.de

Klinik für Kardiologie und Angiologie I

Standort Freiburg
Hugstetter Straße 55
79106 Freiburg
Telefon: 0761/270-34411

Standort Bad Krozingen
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79189 Bad Krozingen
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