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Staphylococcus aureus is an important human pathogen which is implicated in a wide variety of diseases. Major determinants of the virulence of this organism include extracellular virulence factors. Staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs) are important causative agents in staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome and food poisoning. Our study identified a novel(More)
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with increased IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13 but decreased IFN-gamma production. This cytokine profile may account for the atopic features of this illness, including IgE upregulation. Recent studies have demonstrated that tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-beta is produced by Th1-like cells, but the cytokine modulation by TNF-beta and(More)
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