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16 Apr 2008

Immunity to Distinct Sand Fly Salivary Proteins Primes the Anti-Leishmania Immune Response towards Protection or Exacerbation of Disease

When a sand fly transmits leishmania parasites it also injects biologically active salivary. It is a possibility that a vaccine that acted against the saliva might protect against leishamaniasis. In this study researchers found that one salivary protein protected while another exacerbated Leishmaniasis major infection, suggesting that the type of immune response induced by specific salivary proteins can prime and direct anti-leishmania immunity
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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16 Apr 2008

Lower Expression of TLR2 and SOCS-3 Is Associated with Schistosoma haematobium Infection and with Lower Risk for Allergic Reactivity in Children Living in a Rural Area in Ghana

Inflammatory diseases such as atopic disorders are a major health problem in the Western world, but their prevalence is also increasing in developing countries, especially in urban centres.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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22 Jan 2008

Schistosomiasis And Immunity

Our recent findings clearly indicate the presence of genetic factors that can predict the prognosis of schistosomiasis japonica.
Source: WHO/TDR
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