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Class of 1996
Name
Almeida, Afonso
E-Mail
afonsoalmeida@fm.ul.pt
About the PhD
Field of Research
Immunology
Thesis Title
CD4+ T cell homeostasis: The thymus, the cells and the environment.
Supervisor(s)
Prof. Antonio Freitas
Co-Supervisor(s)
Prof. Maria de Sousa
University
Universidade Porto
Laboratory
Lymphocyte Population Biology Unit
City
Paris
Country
France
Date of Thesis Defence
2002-11-25
After the PhD (Current Situation)
Position
Post-Doc Researcher
Project
Role of RET in T cell function
Institution
Instituto de Medicina Molecular
City
Lisboa
Country
Portugal

Relevant Publications
CD4+ CD25+ Treg regulate the contribution of CD8+ T-cell subsets in repopulation of the lymphopenic environment.

Almeida AR, Ciernik IF, Sallusto F, Lanzavecchia A.

Eur J Immunol. 2010 Dec;40(12):3478-88. doi: 10.1002/eji.201040600. Epub 2010 Nov 11.
Almeida AR, Borghans JA, Freitas AA.
T cell homeostasis: thymus regeneration and peripheral T cell restoration in mice with a reduced fraction of competent precursors.
J Exp Med. 2001 Sep 3;194(5):591-9.
Almeida AR, Legrand N, Papiernik M, Freitas AA.
Homeostasis of peripheral CD4+ T cells: IL-2R alpha and IL-2 shape a population of regulatory cells that controls CD4+ T cell numbers.
J Immunol. 2002 Nov 1;169(9):4850-60.
Almeida AR, Rocha B, Freitas AA, Tanchot C.
Homeostasis of T cell numbers: from thymus production to peripheral compartmentalization and the indexation of regulatory T cells.
Semin Immunol. 2005 Jun;17(3):239-49. Review.
Almeida AR, Zaragoza B, Freitas AA.
Indexation as a novel mechanism of lymphocyte homeostasis: the number of CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells is indexed to the number of IL-2-producing cells.
J Immunol. 2006 Jul 1;177(1):192-200.
Almeida AR, Zaragoza B, Freitas AA.
Competition controls the rate of transition between the peripheral pools of CD4+CD25- and CD4+CD25+ T cells.
Int Immunol. 2006 Nov;18(11):1607-13. Epub 2006 Sep 20.
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