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CD8+ T cells and Cytomegalovirus in ANCA vasculitis

posted on 2021-07-12, 21:05 authored by JULI JAW
Autoimmune vasculitis commonly and critically affects the kidney. This thesis finds that inactive cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection worsen the disease in experimental animal model. Additionally, in normal kidneys CMV infection also causes more kidney changes with ageing over time. This thesis also examines a potential new therapy that targets specialised immune cells, called memory cells. It dampens systemic autoimmunity, decrease inflammation in the kidney and may potentially reduce disease severity.


Principal supervisor

Arthur Richard Kitching

Additional supervisor 1

Maliha Alikhan

Additional supervisor 2

Joshua Ooi

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Medicine - Monash Health

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences