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The importance of immune complexes in the pathogenesis of malarial nephritis is well established. The expression was studied of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and class II antigens and the infiltration of inflammatory cells, with their possible roles in cellular immune reactions in the pathogenesis of nephritis in a murine malaria model.(More)
Malaria infections often cause glomerulonephritis (GN), and multiple factors have been implicated in the pathogenesis of glomerular injury. The role of cytokines in malaria associated glomerulonephritis has not been clearly defined. To study the importance of cytokines in malarial nephritis, we investigated the expression of tumour necrosis factor-alpha(More)
We examined the circulating levels of the proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin (IL)-1 alpha, IL-6, granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), and the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10, and their expression in kidneys acutely infected with murine malaria parasite P. berghei ANKA in C57BL/6J mice.(More)
Mice deficient of functional interferon regulatory factor-1 (IRF-1-/-) by targeted gene disruption infected with a lethal murine malaria strain, Plasmodium berghei ANKA survived longer than its wild-type littermates despite the inability to induce appreciable amounts of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and nitric oxide. In addition, infected IRF-1-/- mice(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is a short-lived biological mediator which can be induced in various cell types and is able to cause many metabolic changes in target cells. Inhibition of tumor cell growth and antimicrobial activity has been attributed to the stimulation of NO production by transcriptional upregulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase. In the present(More)
The expression of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), the ligand leucocyte function antigen-1 (LFA-1, CD11a), and complement receptor type 3 (CR3, or Mac-1, CD11b) has been studied in murine kidneys acutely infected with the fatal malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei ANKA. Thirty-six kidney sections from five groups of C57BL/6J mice on day 5, 10, 15,(More)
INTRODUCTION Ghrelin is a hormone which has effects on the secretion of growth hormone, gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, cell proliferation and reproductive system. The present study we focused on the relation between ghrelin and GHS-R1a gene expression and the regulation of their expression in the testes of diabetic rats. MATERIAL AND(More)
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