Beni M. Sahai

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One mechanism by which the immune system develops the ability to discriminate self from nonself is the deletion of autoreactive T-cell clones during thymic maturation. The drug cyclosporin A (CsA) has been shown to interfere with this process, allowing the escape of normally 'forbidden' T-cell clones and the appearance of autoimmune disease. Recently, it(More)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a new, highly contagious, viral disease, emerged in China late in 2002 and quickly spread to 32 countries and regions causing in excess of 774 deaths and 8098 infections worldwide. In the absence of a rapid diagnostic test, therapy or vaccine, isolation of individuals diagnosed with SARS and quarantine of(More)
Several studies have suggested an association between human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) infection and multiple sclerosis. As HHV-6 is predominantly a T-cell tropic virus, we examined the frequency of detection of HHV-6 genome in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from relapsing-remitting (n = 32) and chronic progressive (n = 14) patients and from healthy (n = 17)(More)
A competitive, chaos-free, implicit, finite-difference method is developed and used for a novel deterministic model for the perturbation of HIV by combination antiretroviral therapy. The compartmental model monitors the interaction between HIV and CD4(+) T cells, its principal target and site of replication in vivo, in the presence of reverse transcription(More)
" Estimating the killing efficacy of cytotoxic T cells " 09:30 AM-10:00 AM Speaker: Stanca Ciupe " Mathematical models of T-cell development " " A unifying mechanism of clonal expansion leading to T cell memory " " Tregs and autoimmunity: deterministic and stochastic approaches predict a role of bystander suppression " 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Speaker: Vahid(More)
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