Enrollment Update

Enrollment in the Natural Killer T-cell (NKT) Study

As of March 2015:

121 participants with sarcoidosis

64 participants without sarcoidosis

612 follow-up visits (participants returning at 6-month intervals)


Enrollment in the GRADS Study

As of study completion, August 2015:

60 participants with sarcoidosis

15 participants with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency


None of the work we have accomplished so far could have been done without our participants! Because of these studies, we are closer to understanding how a new type of T cell is regulated in sarcoidosis, and we are currently doing studies to understand the function of this T cell in sarcoidosis. In addition, we are performing experiments to identify blood markers that might track with clinical symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, cough or neurological symptoms.