Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c.

Thomas Luger

Thomas Luger

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences abroad since 2001

  • Hautklinik, Universitäts Klinikum Münster
  • Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institut für Zellbiologie und Immunbiologie der Haut

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Research Areas:

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Immunology
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Allergology
  • Dermatology
  • Oncology

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Selected Memberships:

  • Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina - Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Koreanische Gesellschaft für Dermatologie
  • Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Dermatologie und Venerologie
  • Französische Dermatologische Gesellschaft
  • Japanische Dermatologische Gesellschaft

Selected Prizes:

  • William Montagna Award of the Society of Investigative Dermatology
  • Kardinal-Innitzer-Würdigungspreis
  • Dr. h. c. der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität von Athen
  • New York Academy of Sciences, Certificate of Appreciation
  • Grünenthal Förderpreis Haut und Umwelt

Selected Publications:

  • Loser, K.; Vogl, T.; Voskort, M.; Lueken, A.; Kupas, V. et al. [..] (2010) The toll-like receptor 4 ligands Mrp8 and Mrp14 are crucial in the development of autoreactive CD8+ T cells. Nature Medicine, Bd. 16, S. 713-717.
  • Loser, K.; Brzoska, T.; Oji, V.; Auriemma, M.; Voskort, M. et al. [..] (2010) The neuropeptide alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone is critically involved in the development of cytotoxic CD8+ T cells in mice and humans. PLOS One, Bd. 5 (2) (e8958).
  • Kokot, A.; Sindrilaru, A.; Schiller, M.; Sunderkötter, C.; Kerkhoff, C. et al. [..] (2009) Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone suppresses bleomycin-induced-collagen synthesis and reduces tissue fibrosis in a mouse model of scleroderma: Melanocortin peptides as a novel treatment strategy for scleroderma?. Arthritis & Rheumatology, Bd. 60 (2), S. 592-603.
  • Shpacovitch, V.; Feld, M.; Hollenberg, M. D.; Luger, T. A.; Steinhoff, M. (2008) Role of protease-activated receptors in inflammatory responses, innate and adaptive immunity. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Bd. 83 (6), S. 1309-1322.
  • Brzoska, T.; Luger, T. A.; Maaser, C.; Abels, C.; Böhm, M. (2008) Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone and related tripeptides: biochemistry, antiinflammatory and protective effects in vitro and in vivo, and future perspectives for the treatment of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Endocrine Reviews, Bd. 29 (5), S. 581-602.