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The 'Hygiene hypothesis', a cornerstone model to account for the role of exogenous pathogens and later of endogenous microbiota in immune disorders, is currently presumed to operate at the innate immunity and metabolite levels to properly 'educate' the immune system....

["Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3237v1
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Prevailing immunological dogma dictates self-nonself discrimination, meaning to respond or not, and effector class regulation, meaning choosing the most effective response, are two separate decisions the immune system makes when faced with a new antigen. Representing...

["Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3081v1
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Chlamydia trachomatis is usally isolated only from humans and is often infected together with other sexually transmitted diseases(STD). C. trachomatis is a serious disease which infects 500 million people per year globally and causes blindness in 7 to 9 million...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3056v1
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BACKGROUND: 2’-4’ Dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB) induced contact hypersensitivity is an established model of contact sensitivity and leukocyte migration. Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 (PECAM-1) deficient mice were used to examine the role of PECAM-1...

["Cell Biology","Dermatology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2947v2
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Cytokines are fundamental for a functioning immune system, and thus, potentially serve as important indicators of animal health. Quantitation of mRNA using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) is an established immunological technique....

["Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2735v1
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“Omics” studies generate long lists of genes, proteins, metabolites or other features which can be difficult to decipher. Feature set enrichment analysis utilizing annotated groups/classes of features (such as pathways, gene ontology terms or gene/metabolic modules)...

["Bioinformatics","Immunology","Statistics","Metabolic Sciences","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2420v1
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In aggressive solid tumors like melanoma, a strategy for therapy personalization can be achieved by combining high-throughput data on the patient’s specific tumor mutation and expression profiles. A remarkable case is dendritic cell-based immunotherapy, where tumor...

["Bioinformatics","Dermatology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2385v1
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Snakebite envenomings represent a neglected public health issue in many parts of the rural tropical world. Animal-derived antivenoms have existed for more than a hundred years and are effective in neutralizing snake venom toxins when timely administered. However,...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Toxicology","Immunology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2364v1
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Different types of stem cells are targeted by a number of cytokines that alter proliferation, differentiation, or other properties of stem cells. Stem cells are known to express various cytokine genes. As IL-12, IL-14, G-CSF, and GM-CSF expression is lost after...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2347v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1918v1
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Introduction Age is the primary risk factor for major human chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disorders, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. Chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation is associated with aging and the progression of...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology","Geriatrics","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1754v1
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Genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) are of great interest to molecular ecologists due to their role in the immune response and the complex evolutionary mechanisms affecting their abundance and distribution. Next generation sequencing (NGS) offers...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Zoology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1662v1
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Biomedical knowledge is growing exponentially; however, meta-knowledge around the data is often lacking. PubMed is a database comprising more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE and additional life science journals dating back to the...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Cardiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1446v1
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Current strategies to improve graft outcome following kidney transplantation consider information at the HLA loci. Here, we used exome sequencing of DNA from ABO compatible kidney graft recipients and their living donors to determine recipient and donor mismatches...

["Genomics","Immunology","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.854v2
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Background. Epigenetic influences have been implicated in the development of autoimmunity. While such mechanisms have been linked to mouse models of intestinal inflammation, and to human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the involvement of epigenetic mechanisms...

["Molecular Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1391v1
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