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Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kürten


Institute of Neuroanatomy

Medical Faculty, University of Bonn University Hospital of Bonn Venusberg - Campus 1 53127 Bonn

+49 228 732601


Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) and the most frequent neurological disease in young adults, leading to irreversible clinical deficits and premature retirement. On the one hand, my group focuses on the contribution of B cells and autoantibodies to the immunopathology of MS. Next to understanding the mechanisms of B cell-driven disease, we aim to develop novel therapeutic options and biomarkers for patients with MS. On the other hand, we are concerned with developing strategies to promote neuroregeneration and remyelination in the CNS. In addition, my group is concerned with studying the involvement of the enteric nervous system (ENS), dietary factors and food antigens in MS.

Recent publications

  • Immune monitoring of SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell and B cell responses in patients with multiple sclerosis treated with ocrelizumab.

    Frontiers in immunology

    Authors: Elina Groß-Albenhausen, Alicia Weier, Markus Velten, Thorsten Heider, Rittika Chunder, Stefanie Kuerten

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  • A Dual Role of Osteopontin in Modifying B Cell Responses.


    Authors: Rittika Chunder, Verena Schropp, Manuel Marzin, Sandra Amor, Stefanie Kuerten

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  • The prevalence of IgG antibodies against milk and milk antigens in patients with multiple sclerosis.

    Frontiers in immunology

    Authors: Rittika Chunder, Thorsten Heider, Stefanie Kuerten

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