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A cascade of cytokines mediates mechanical inflammatory hypernociception in mice.
The hypernociceptive effects of cytokines [TNF-alpha, keratinocyte-derived chemokine (KC), and IL-1beta] and their participation in carrageenan (Cg)-induced inflammatory hypernociception in mice wereExpand
Chemokines in Oral Inflammatory Diseases: Apical Periodontitis and Periodontal Disease
The inflammatory oral diseases are characterized by the persistent migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes, monocytes, lymphocytes, plasma and mast cells, and osteoblasts and osteoclasts. In theExpand
Tumor necrosis factor alpha mediates resistance to Trypanosoma cruzi infection in mice by inducing nitric oxide production in infected gamma interferon-activated macrophages.
Cell invasion by Trypanosoma cruzi and its intracellular replication are essential for continuation of the parasite life cycle and for production of Chagas' disease. T. cruzi is able to replicate inExpand
Interleukin 10 and interferon gamma regulation of experimental Trypanosoma cruzi infection
Studies were undertaken to determine whether interleukin 10, (IL-10) a cytokine shown to inhibit interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) production, was involved in Trypanosoma cruzi infections in mice.Expand
Kinetics of cytokine gene expression in experimental chagasic cardiomyopathy: tissue parasitism and endogenous IFN-gamma as important determinants of chemokine mRNA expression during infection with
We investigated the kinetics of parasite replication, leukocyte migration, and cytokine/chemokine mRNA expression in the heart tissue from animals infected with the Colombiana strain of TrypanosomaExpand
Regulation of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in mice by gamma interferon and interleukin 10: role of NK cells.
Gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) plays an important role in experimental Trypanosoma cruzi infections, presumably by controlling the early replication of parasites in host macrophages. In this work, weExpand
Nitric oxide is involved in control of Trypanosoma cruzi-induced parasitemia and directly kills the parasite in vitro.
This study was carried out to determine the role of reactive nitrogen intermediates in Trypanosoma cruzi infection. In vitro, splenocytes obtained during the acute phase of infection producedExpand
Evidence of the presence of T helper type 17 cells in chronic lesions of human periodontal disease.
INTRODUCTION Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation of the attachment structures of the teeth, triggered by potentially hazardous microorganisms and the consequent immune-inflammatoryExpand
The role of parasite persistence in pathogenesis of Chagas heart disease
Chagas disease (CD) is caused by the infection with the protozoan haemoflagellate Trypanosoma cruzi. This disease is still a great menace to public health, and is largely neglected as it affectsExpand
Trypanosoma cruzi–Infected Cardiomyocytes Produce Chemokines and Cytokines That Trigger Potent Nitric Oxide–Dependent Trypanocidal Activity
BackgroundThe pathogenesis of myocarditis that occurs in Trypanosoma cruzi–infected mice is still poorly understood. Therefore, it is important to know the mediators that trigger leukocyte migrationExpand