Birgit Mähnss

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In 1995, Candida dubliniensis was described as a new species in the genus Candida. Its close relationship to C. albicans has proved problematic in the identification of C. dubliniensis in clinical specimens. The objective of this study was to determine if reproducible differentiation between both species can be obtained by phenotypic assays. Therefore, 100(More)
The B7-1/B7-2-CD28/CTLA-4 pathway is crucial in regulating T cell activation and tolerance. Autoantibodies to surface molecules on lymphocytes have already been described in various immune conditions, such as autoimmune diseases, infections and blood transfusions. The objective of this study was to test sera from healthy individuals and from patients for(More)
Secreted lipases of Candida albicans are encoded by a gene family with at least 10 members (LIP1-LIP10). The expression pattern of this multigene family was investigated using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in experimental infections and in samples of patients suffering from oral candidosis. The findings illustrate that individual lipase(More)
The purinoreceptor P2X7 is expressed on subsets of T cells and mediates responses of these cells to extracellular nucleotides such as ATP or NAD(+). We identified P2X7 as a molecule highly up-regulated on conventional CD8alphabeta(+) and unconventional CD8alphaalpha(+) T cells of the intestinal epithelium of mice. In contrast, CD8(+) T cells derived from(More)
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