Joana Duarte

Luis Graca2
José Pinto-Gouveia2
2Luis Graca
2José Pinto-Gouveia
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  • Joana Duarte, Prakash Deshpande, Vincent Guiyedi, Salah Mécheri, Constantin Fesel, Pierre-André Cazenave +3 others
  • 2007
BACKGROUND There is an increase of serum levels of IgE during Plasmodium falciparum infections in individuals living in endemic areas. These IgEs either protect against malaria or increase malaria pathogenesis. To get an insight into the exact role played by IgE in the outcome of P. falciparum infection, total IgE levels and functional anti-parasite IgE(More)
BACKGROUND Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune mediated disease associated with deregulation of many cell types. It has been reported that different T cell subsets have opposite effects in disease pathogenesis, in particular Th17 and Treg cells. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS We investigated whether non-depleting anti-CD4 monoclonal antibodies, which(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (mAb) have been shown effective in inducing immune tolerance in a range of animal models of autoimmunity, allergy, and transplantation. We investigated whether CD4-blockade, effective in inducing transplantation tolerance, could prevent systemic immune responses leading to anaphylaxis. We found that treatment with a non-depleting(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study we used a mice model of chronic arthritis to evaluate if bone fragility induced by chronic inflammation is associated with an imbalance in bone turnover and also a disorganization of the bone type I collagen network. METHODS Serum, vertebrae and femur bones were collected from eight-month-old polyarthritis SKG mice and controls.(More)
The Forms of Self-criticizing/Attacking and Self-reassuring Scale (FSCRS) is a self-report questionnaire that assesses the forms of self-criticism and self-reassurance. The aim of this study was to explore the latent structure of the FSCRS in nonclinical and clinical samples. Data from 381 participants from the general population and from 304 participants(More)
UNLABELLED Research has robustly shown that early negative parenting experiences are associated with psychopathology and self-criticism in adulthood. This study investigates recall of personal feelings of perceived threat and subordination in childhood and its relation to psychopathology. In addition, we explore the mediator role of self-criticism in this(More)
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