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Prof. Dr. Christian Kurts

Member, Steering-Committee Member

Institute of Molecular Medicine and Experimental Immunology (IMMEI)

Medical Faculty, University of Bonn University Hospital of Bonn Sigmund-Freud-Strasse 25 53105 Bonn

+49 228 28711050


Prof. Kurts and his group are interested in the mechanisms governing antigen-presentation and the ensuing immune response in the defense against infections and in immune mediated disease. Their main research projects focus on the mechanisms of antigen cross-presentation to cytotoxic CD8 T cells, peripheral immune tolerance of T and B lymphocytes against self antigens, and the role of dendritic cells in diseases, especially in kidney disease.

Recent publications

  • Multidisciplinary recommendations for the management of CAR-T recipients in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era.

    Experimental hematology & oncology

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Weiwei Tian, Shuang Wei, Xinyi Lu, Jing An, Shaolong He, Jie Zhao, Zhilin Gao, Li Li, Ke Lian, Qiang Zhou, Huilai Zhang, Liang Wang, Liping Su, Huicong Kang, Ting Niu, Ailin Zhao, Jing Pan, Qingqing Cai, Zhenshu Xu, Wenming Chen, Hongmei Jing, Peng Li, Wanhong Zhao, Yang Cao, Jianqing Mi, Tao Chen, Yuan Chen, Ping Zou, Veronika Lukacs-Kornek, Christian Kurts, Jian Li, Xiansheng Liu, Qi Mei, Yicheng Zhang, Jia Wei

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  • Stimulation of Immune Checkpoint Molecule B and T-Lymphocyte Attenuator Alleviates Experimental Crescentic Glomerulonephritis.

    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN

    Authors: Paul Diefenhardt, Marie Braumann, Thomas Schömig, Bastian Trinsch, Claudio Sierra Gonzalez, Janine Becker-Gotot, Linus A Völker, Lioba Ester, Amrei M Mandel, Daniel Hawiger, Ali T Abdallah, Bernhard Schermer, Heike Göbel, Paul Brinkkötter, Christian Kurts, Thomas Benzing, Sebastian Brähler

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  • Fate mapping reveals compartment-specific clonal expansion of mononuclear phagocytes during kidney disease.

    Kidney international

    Authors: Junping Yin, Qi Mei, Marco Prinz, Zeinab Abdullah, Ulf Panzer, Jian Li, Sibylle von Vietinghoff, Christian Kurts

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