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Transplant recipients on calcineurin inhibitors are at high risk of invasive fungal infection. Understanding how calcineurin inhibitors impair fungal immunity is a key priority for defining risk of infection. Here, we show that the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus impairs clearance of the major mould pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus from the airway, by(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a life-threatening systemic fungal infection in immunocompromised individuals that is caused by Aspergillus fumigatus. The human serum opsonin, L-ficolin, has been observed to recognize A. fumigatus and could participate in fungal defense. METHODS Using lung epithelial cells, primary human monocyte-derived(More)
In a retrospective, double-blind study, paraffin-embedded renal biopsy sections from 44 children with haematuria were examined to see whether a mouse monoclonal antibody (MCA-P1) against glomerular basement membrane (GBM) could identify a subgroup of patients with hereditary glomerulonephritis (Alport's syndrome) in whom the Goodpasture antigen was(More)
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