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Background Malaria elimination campaigns are planned or active in many countries. The effects of malaria elimination on immune responses such as antigen-specific IFN- γ responses are not well characterized. Methods IFN- γ responses to the P. falciparum antigens...

["Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2855
94 downloads
267 views

Background The involvement of multiple genes and missing heritability, which are dominant in complex diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), entail using network biology to better elucidate their molecular basis and genetic factors. We therefore aimed to integrate...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Immunology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2775
70 downloads
243 views

Background T cells play a pivotal role in the adaptive immunity that participates in a wide range of immune responses through a complicated cytokine network. Imbalance of T-cell responses is involved in several immune disorders. Neolitsea species, one of the biggest...

["Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Immunology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2758
69 downloads
341 views

Streptococcus pneumoniae is a pathogen that causes serious invasive infections, such as septicemia, meningitis and pneumonia in addition to mild upper respiratory tract infections. Protection from pneumococcal diseases is thought to be mediated mainly by serotype-specific...

["Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2737
51 downloads
300 views

Ficolins can activate the lectin pathway of the complement system that provides innate immune protection against pathogens, marks host cellular debris for clearance, and promotes inflammation. Baseline inflammation increases with aging in a phenomenon known as...

["Immunology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2705
62 downloads
324 views

Aims We have recently created an age-dependent hypertensive-mono-arthritic animal model from the stroke-resistant spontaneously hypertensive rat to model populations with autoimmune disease who are hypertensive and are prone to stroke. The model exhibits signs...

["Cardiology","Immunology","Pharmacology","Rheumatology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2608
122 downloads
401 views

Background Several genes and their single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with either spontaneous resolution of hepatitis C infection or better treatment-induced viral clearance. We tested a cohort of intravenous drug users (IVDU) diagnosed with...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2576
83 downloads
447 views

Antibiotics are a vital and commonly used therapeutic tool, but their use also results in profound changes in the intestinal microbiota that can, in turn, have significant health consequences. Understanding how the microbiota recovers after antibiotic treatment...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Immunology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2518
107 downloads
413 views

Ischemic stroke is a common neurological disorder and the burden in the world is growing. This study aims to explore the effect of sex and age difference on ischemic stroke using integrated microarray datasets. The results showed a dramatic difference in whole...

["Bioinformatics","Cardiology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2470
94 downloads
429 views

Objective The skin is an important immunological barrier of the body as well as an optimal route for vaccine administration. Gua Sha, which involves press-stroke treatment of the skin, is an effective folk therapy, widely accepted in East Asia, for various symptoms;...

["Dermatology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2451
238 downloads
681 views

Background The composition of the salivary microbiota has been reported to differentiate between patients with periodontitis, dental caries and orally healthy individuals. To identify characteristics of diseased and healthy saliva we thus wanted to compare saliva...

["Microbiology","Dentistry","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2433
2 citations
108 downloads
580 views

Cellular therapies with tolerogenic antigen-presenting cells (tolAPC) show great promise for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and for the prevention of destructive immune responses after transplantation. The methodologies for generating tolAPC vary greatly...

["Clinical Trials","Immunology","Translational Medicine","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2300
110 downloads
490 views

Background. CD8+ T lymphocytes are known to play a critical role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, systematic analyses of CD8+ T cell (Cytotoxic T cells, Tc) subsets in COPD patients have yet to be well conducted. Methods....

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Immunology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2301
168 downloads
754 views

Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play important role in the innate immune system. TLR15 is reported to have a unique role in defense against pathogens, but its structural and evolution characterizations are still poorly understood. In this study, we identified 57 completed...

["Bioinformatics","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2079
1 citation
232 downloads
1,126 views

Background. With 214 million cases and 438,000 deaths in 2015, malaria remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in tropical countries. Several species of the protozoan Plasmodium cause malaria. However, almost all the fatalities are due to Plasmodium falciparum,...

["Parasitology","Global Health","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1965

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