BackgroundThe objective of this study was to explore the immunomodulatory effect of khat and its active component, cathinone, using mice.Materials and methodsFemale Swiss albino mice aged 7–8 weeks weighing 25-30 g were used in the study. Mice were randomized into eight groups of 6 each and oral treatment of khat crude extract and cathinone were gi...
Journal of international oral health : JIOH
The CD4+ count was decreasing the presence, and the severity of oral lesions was increasing in this study. The presence of oral lesions may lead to a positive diagnostic of HIV. Disease progression is characterized by increased prevalence of some oral lesions as candidiasis, hairy leukoplakia, and Kaposi sarcoma. The severity of oral lesions was mo...
Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment
It is suggested that T-cell mediate immune responses which may play a role in the etiopathology of postpartum depression. SJ Fang had an antidepressant effect on the immune system in rats with PPD.
This study provides new insights into the natural history of tropism alterations for CD4(+) T-cell subsets by C-HIV strains during progression from chronic to advanced stages of infection. Although not preferentially targeted, our data suggest that TSCM and other memory CD4(+) T-cells are likely to be viral reservoirs in subjects with X4 C-HIV infe...
Expert review of vaccines
Despite progress in managing TB, there were 8.6 million new cases in 2012. To control TB will require a more effective vaccine than BCG, new drugs and better diagnostic tests. Recombinant replication-defective adenoviruses expressing foreign DNA have been studied as vaccines. We developed and evaluated a recombinant replication-deficient human Ad5 ...
Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Our results suggest that not all Pooideae grass epitopes with sequence homology are cross-reactive. Non-cross-reactive T-cells with comparable frequency, phenotype and functionality to Phl p-specific T-cells suggest that a multiple allergen system should be considered for immunotherapy instead of a mono-allergen system.
BMC infectious diseases
Adherence to HAART remains pivotal to build up a good therapeutic outcome. Our results confirm that, according to our adherence system evaluation, less adherent patients have a higher risk of death and of inadequate CD4+ count recovery.
Cytometry. Part A : the journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
The study of T cell biology has been accelerated by substantial progress at the technological level, particularly through the continuing advancement of flow cytometry. The conventional approach of observing T cells as either T helper or T cytotoxic is overly simplistic and does not allow investigators to clearly identify immune mechanisms or altera...
This study demonstrates that in the patients infected with P. vivax the release of immunoregulatory molecules can be influenced by the parasitaemia level and the number of previous episodes of malaria. annexin-A1 is expressed differently in lymphocyte sub-populations and may have a role in cell proliferation. Furthermore, annexin-A1 may be contribu...
Journal of biological inorganic chemistry : JBIC : a publication of the Society of Biological Inorganic Chemistry
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prospect of using surface modified cobalt oxide(CoO) nanoparticles as carriers of cancerantigens to human macrophages. N-Phosnomethyliminodiacetic acid (PMIDA) was used for surface modification to overcome the toxic effect of CoO nanoparticles. Here, the phosphonate group of the PMIDA acts as a surface-a...