Jeeva Jagannathan

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Iodine is an essential micronutrient. The human requirement of iodine is 150 mcg/ day. About 90% of this comes from food while 10% from the water. The most commonly used method of prophylaxis against iodine deficiency is via fortification of salt with iodine. At the beneficiary level iodised salt containing 15ppm of iodine is supplied. However, very few(More)
Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth organism that infects ~50 to 100 million people worldwide. Despite its widespread prevalence, very little is known about the immune response that characterizes human S. stercoralis infection. To study the systemic cytokine profile characteristic of Strongyloides infection, we measured the circulating(More)
BACKGROUND Th9 cells are a subset of CD4+ T cells that express the protoypical cytokine, IL-9. Th9 cells are known to effect protective immunity in animal models of intestinal helminth infections. However, the role of Th9 cells in human intestinal helminth infections has never been examined. METHODOLOGY To examine the role of Th9 cells in Strongyloidis(More)
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