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Open Access | Alterations in early cytokine-mediated immune responses to Plasmodium falciparum infection in Tanzanian children with mineral element deficiencies: a cross-sectional survey

May 18, 2010 - 13:04 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Mbugi EV, Meijerink M, Veenemans J, Jeurink PV, McCall M, Olomi RM, Shao JF, Verhoef H, Savelkoul HF
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:130 (17 May 2010)

In view of these results, the findings show plasticity in cytokine profiles of mononuclear cells reacting to malaria infection under conditions of different micronutrient deficiencies.

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Open Access | Plasmodium falciparum Infection Significantly Impairs Placental Cytokine Profile in HIV Infected Cameroonian Women

December 15, 2009 - 21:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Kfutwah A, Mary JY, Lemen B, Leke R, Rousset D, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 4(12): e8114

These results show that P. falciparum infection profoundly modifies the placenta cytokine environment and acts as a confounding factor, masking the impact of HIV-1 in co-infected women.

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