Cariosa M Noone

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Infection with influenza virus strongly predisposes an individual to bacterial superinfection, which is often the significant cause of morbidity and mortality during influenza epidemics. Little is known about the immunomodulating properties of the virus that lead to this phenomenon, but the effect of the viral components on the development of immune(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) matured with helminth-derived molecules that promote Th2 immune responses do not follow conventional definitions of DC maturation processes. While a number of models of DC maturation by Th2 stimuli are postulated, further studies are required if we are to clearly define DC maturation processes that lead to Th2 immune responses. In this(More)
Umbilical cord tissue represents a unique source of cells with potential for cell therapy applications for multiple diseases. Human umbilical tissue-derived cells (hUTC) are a developmentally early stage, homogenous population of cells that are HLA-ABC dim, HLA-DR negative, and lack expression of co-stimulatory molecules in the unactivated state. The lack(More)
Malaria is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide with over one million deaths annually, particularly in children under five years. This study was the first to examine plasma cytokines, chemokines and cellular immune responses in pre-school Nigerian children infected with Plasmodium falciparum from four semi-urban villages near Ile-Ife, Osun(More)
Human parainfluenza virus type 3 (HPIV3) is a major respiratory pathogen in humans. Failure to induce immunological memory associated with HPIV3 infection has been attributed to inhibition of lymphocyte proliferation. We demonstrate that the inability of mixed lymphocytes to respond to virally infected antigen-presenting cells is due to an(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are critical to the outcome of many viral infections. Questions still remain as to the relevance of artificially generated DCs in models of in vivo immune responses. We compared different DC generation pathways, in terms of phenotypic expression, cytokine production, apoptosis, and T cell proliferation, following viral infection.(More)
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