Akiko Yonekawa

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Mycobacteria possess various immunomodulatory molecules on the cell wall. Mannose-capped lipoarabinomannan (Man-LAM), a major lipoglycan of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has long been known to have both inhibitory and stimulatory effects on host immunity. However, the direct Man-LAM receptor that explains its pleiotropic activities has not been clearly(More)
Dear Editor, Individuals infected with human T lymphotropic virustype 1 (HTLV-1) are susceptible to opportunistic infections with other pathogens. Although such infections are thought to result in part from changes in immune function of the host [1, 2], the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Here, we describe a Japanese patient with smoldering adult T(More)
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