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Cias Zembe1, Eitel Mpoudi-Ngole2, Carolyn Williamson1,4 and Wendy A Burgers1*AbstractBackground: Cameroon, in west central Africa, has an extraordinary degree of HIV diversity, presenting a major challenge for the development of an effective HIV vaccine. Given the continuing need to closely monitor the emergence of new HIV variants in the country, we analyzed HIV-1 genetic diversity in 59 plasma s
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Combine to form a C5 convertase. Runaway complement activation is prevented by binding of Complement Receptor 1 (CR1) and a constitutively active membrane bound Decay Accelerating Factor (DAF, or CD55) which can prevent the complement cascade[51]. In patients with severe dengue, large amounts of C3a have been detected revealing a role for complement in dengue pathogenesis. This finding might be an
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Are unaffected by the virus. There are yet questions unanswered and the virus continues to spread unabated. However these immune components are several key elements attractive targets for study that hopefully can advance the field of research.12.13. 14. 15. 16.Competing interestsThe author declares that they have no competing interests.Authors' informationsDavid Gentry Nielsen was born 27, Septemb
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Er positive cells were stained with Ki67, they show definitive proliferation. The cells are also found to be 'massively' apoptotic as determined by TUNEL staining. The balance of apoptotic cells with proliferative cells may skew T cell responses toward a crossreactive phenotype. When looking at the specific T-cells involved in secondary infections with DENV1, many of the T-cells show a preference
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N, however, when cells were exposed to heterologus antigens they produced significantly higher amounts of TNF in relation to IFN[41]. During primary infections in mice, dengue specific CD4+ cells were low; however, in all four viral serotypes of a secondary infection there is a marked increase CD4+ response. Not only did CD4+ cells increase IFN production, but they increased CD8+ effector cell act
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Use tissues[47]. There is a high correlation between NS1 concentration in patient sera and high concentrations of anaphylatoxins which suggests a role for NS1 in complement activation. Further, anaphylatoxins are co-localized to the lungs and plasma in dengue infections. Co-localization experiments with membrane bound NS1 and NS1 specific antibodies showed the formation of complement attack comple

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