Human Peritoneal Immune Cell Populations in Abdominal Injury and Disease


The goal of this study is to determine whether a specific type of immune cells which we previously identified in mice is also found in humans, and to investigate its possible role in health, during disease and after injury.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 100

Inclusion criteria:

• Patients undergoing procedures that would involve removing peritoneal fluid (intra-peritoneal abdominal surgery or large volume paracentesis ) for clinical reasons.
• Age ≥ 18

Exclusion criteria:

• Age <18
• Known pre-existing autoimmune disorder.


This study is not currently accepting expressions of interest via the website. Please see contact information below.

Additional information

Contact information

Recruitment is only through hospital/clinic admission.

Principal investigator:

Paul Kubes

Clinical trial: