In order to improve the development of new diagnostic procedures and therapies in the fields of immune and inflammatory diseases (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and systemic sclerosis), biomaterial is being collected and stored in the biobank of the Fraunhofer Project Group TMP. This material will be made available to internal and external research partners involved in defined projects. In connection with this biobank, a documentation system has been developed to record clinical phenotypes and provide the basis for detailed classification of the diseases.

Selected Publications

Wagner A, Köhm M, Nordin A, Svenungsson E, Pfeilschifter JM, Radeke HH. Increased Serum Levels of the IL-33 Neutralizing sST2 in Limited Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis. Scand J Immunol. 2015 Sep;82(3):269-74. doi: 10.1111/sji.12317.

Hüffmeier U, Uebe S, Ekici AB, Bowes J, Giardina E, Korendowych E, Juneblad K, Apel M, McManus R, Ho P, Bruce IN, Ryan AW, Behrens F, Lascorz J, Böhm B, Traupe H, Lohmann J, Gieger C, Wichmann HE, Herold C, Steffens M, Klareskog L, Wienker TF, Fitzgerald O, Alenius GM, McHugh NJ, Novelli G, Burkhardt H, Barton A, Reis A.Common variants at TRAF3IP2 are associated with susceptibility to psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. Nat Genet. 2010 Nov;42(11):996-9. doi: 10.1038/ng.688. Epub 2010 Oct 17.