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A common property of allergens is their potential to generate type 2 cytokine responses. To understand the mechanisms involved in this phenomenon, we have evaluated the polarizing potential of a major allergen, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus 1 (Der p 1), in an heterologous immunization system using the glutathione S-transferase of the parasite Schistosoma(More)
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection are the major causes of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The resolution or chronicity of acute infection is dependent on a complex interplay between virus and innate/adaptive immunity. The mechanisms that lead a significant proportion of patients to more severe(More)
Antigenic stimulation of T cells initiates a complex series of intracellular signaling pathways that target and activate different cytokine genes. The participation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) in these processes has not been studied thoroughly and in some instances conflicting results have been reported. Here we have examined the role of(More)
The development of resistance to anti-cancer therapies in bones is a major hurdle preventing long-lasting clinical responses to anti-cancer therapies in hormone refractory prostate cancer. Herein, we present the major signal transduction pathways, which are activated in prostate cancer cells residing at bone metastasis microenvironment. These intracellular(More)
Immune response polarization is controlled by several factors, including cytokines, antigen-presenting cells, antigen dose, and others. We have previously shown that adjuvants and live vectors play a critical role in polarization. Thus, immunization with the Schistosoma mansoni 28-kDa glutathione-S-transferase (Sm28-GST) in aluminum hydroxide induced a type(More)
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