Lakshmi Jayashankar

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BACKGROUND Emergence of drug-resistant strains of influenza viruses, including avian H5N1 with pandemic potential, 1918 and 2009 A/H1N1 pandemic viruses to currently used antiviral agents, neuraminidase inhibitors and M2 Ion channel blockers, underscores the importance of developing novel antiviral strategies. Activation of innate immune pathogen sensor(More)
Key antigens of Leishmania species identified in the context of host responses in Leishmania-exposed individuals from disease-endemic areas were prioritized for the development of a subunit vaccine against visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the most deadly form of leishmaniasis. Two Leishmania proteins-nucleoside hydrolase and a sterol 24-c-methyltransferase,(More)
The age-related modulation of lymphocyte number and function was assessed in a nonhuman primate model consisting of healthy olive baboons (Papio cynocephalus anubis) of ages encompassing the entire life span of this species. The objectives of this study were to characterize an animal model of immunosenescence and to assess whether or not age should be(More)
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