Kirsa B Sommersted

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High-mobility group box protein 1 (HMGB1) is a non-histone nuclear protein that acts as a pro-inflammatory cytokine and is released by monocytes and macrophages. Necrotic cells also release HMGB1 at the site of tissue damage which induces a variety of cellular responses, including the expression of pro-inflammatory mediators. This study investigated the(More)
Acute exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) can suppress adaptive immunity. In this study, pre-exposure of Leishmania major-infected mice to TCDD caused a dose-dependent and unexpected decrease in parasite burdens on day 20 after infection. In contrast, TCDD-mediated lymphoid atrophy, suppressed antibody levels, and enhanced interleukin-2(More)
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