Aarón Silva-Sánchez

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Probiotics are microorganisms that have demonstrated beneficial effects on human health. Probiotics are usually isolated from the commensal microflora that inhabits the skin and mucosas. We propose that probiotics represent the species of microorganisms that have established a symbiotic relationship with humans for the longest time. Cultural practices of(More)
Following pulmonary inflammation, leukocytes that infiltrate the lung often assemble into structures known as inducible Bronchus-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (iBALT). Like conventional lymphoid organs, areas of iBALT have segregated B and T cell areas, specialized stromal cells, high endothelial venules, and lymphatic vessels. After inflammation is resolved,(More)
Cytotoxic cellular responses are crucial for clearing intracellular pathogens and generating host resistance. Experimental pulmonary tuberculosis is associated with an early delay in T cell responses and with elevated lung bacterial burden during chronic infection. In this study we quantified the in vivo cytotoxicity and the mycobacterial burden from two(More)
To ascertain the in vivo role of mycobacterial lipids phthiocerol dimycocerosates (PDIM) in experimental murine tuberculosis (Tb), airways infection was used to compare the parental virulent clinical isolate MT103 with its mutant fadD26, lacking PDIM. Lungs were assessed as the Tb-target organ and mediastinal lymph nodes as the corresponding lymphoid(More)
Airways infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is contained mostly by T cell responses, however, Mtb has developed evasion mechanisms which affect antigen presenting cell (APC) maturation/recruitment delaying the onset of Ag-specific T cell responses. Hypothetically, bypassing the natural infection routes by delivering antigens directly to APCs may(More)
Variability in the developing antibody repertoire is focused on the third complementarity determining region of the H chain (CDR-H3), which lies at the center of the antigen binding site where it often plays a decisive role in antigen binding. The power of VDJ recombination and N nucleotide addition has led to the common conception that the sequence of(More)
Complementarity Determining Region 3 of the immunoglobulin (Ig) H chain (CDR-H3) lies at the center of the antigen-binding site where it often plays a decisive role in antigen recognition and binding. Amino acids encoded by the diversity (DH) gene segment are the main component of CDR-H3. Each DH has the potential to rearrange into one of six DH reading(More)
Lymph nodes (LNs) have evolved to maximize antigen (Ag) collection and presentation as well as lymphocyte proliferation and differentiation-processes that are spatially regulated by stromal cell subsets, including fibroblastic reticular cells (FRCs) and follicular dendritic cells (FDCs). Here, we showed that naïve neonatal mice have poorly organized LNs(More)
BACKGROUND Actinic Prurigo (AP) is a chronic pruritic dermatosis of unknown cause affecting sun exposed skin in defined ethnic groups with characteristic MHC alleles. However, the cutaneous dendritic cells have not been assessed. OBJECTIVE To assess in situ the epidermal Langerhans Cell (LC) status in Actinic Prurigo. STUDY DESIGN Fresh skin samples(More)