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Immunity to infection: Blood-stage Plasmodium berghei infection leads to short-lived parasite-associated antigen presentation by dendritic cells

April 19, 2010 - 13:09 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
RJ Lundie, LJ Young, GM Davey, JA Villadangos, FR Carbone, WR Heath, BS Crabb
Reference: 
European Journal of Immunology, Volume 9999 Issue 999A

Despite extensive evidence that Plasmodium species are capable of stimulating the immune system, the association of malaria with a higher incidence of other infectious diseases and reduced responses to vaccination against unrelated pathogens, suggests the existence of immune suppression.

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