Igal Louria-Hayon

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Influenza and its complications account for substantial morbidity and mortality, especially among the elderly. In young adults, immunization provides 70-90% protection, while among the elderly the vaccine may be only </=50% effective; hence, the need for new, more immunogenic vaccines. We compared the safety and immunogenicity of a novel, interleukin-2(More)
Synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) containing immunostimulatory sequences (ISS-ODN, also known as CpG-ODNs) have been shown to display in experimental models potent Th1-biassed immunoadjuvant activity upon parenteral or mucosal co-administration with a variety of antigens. In an attempt to potentiate adjuvant activity, and to reduce dose and number of(More)
Influenza and its complications account for substantial morbidity and mortality among young adults and especially among the elderly. In young adults, immunization provides 70-90% protection, while among the elderly the vaccine may be only 30-40% effective; hence the need for new, more immunogenic vaccines. We compared the safety and immunogenicity of a(More)
The Lnk (Sh2b3) adaptor protein dampens the response of hematopoietic stem cells and progenitors (HSPCs) to a variety of cytokines by inhibiting JAK2 signaling. As a consequence, Lnk(-/-) mice develop hematopoietic hyperplasia, which progresses to a phenotype resembling the nonacute phase of myeloproliferative neoplasm. In addition, Lnk mutations have been(More)
The hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) is a unique cell positioned highest in the hematopoietic hierarchical system. The HSC has the ability to stay in quiescence, to self-renew, or to differentiate and generate all lineages of blood cells. The path to be actualized is influenced by signals that derive from the cell's microenvironment, which activate molecular(More)
Although Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell (HSPC) proliferation, survival and expansion have been shown to be supported by the cooperative action of different cytokines, little is known about the intracellular signaling pathways that are activated by cytokines upon binding to their receptors. Our study showed that Growth factor receptor-bound protein 2(More)
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