Linda Hibbert

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Alpha/beta interferon (IFN-alpha/beta) is a key mediator of innate antiviral responses but has little effect on the established replication of dengue viruses, which are mosquito-borne flaviviruses of immense global health importance. Understanding how the IFN system is inhibited in dengue virus-infected cells would provide critical insights into disease(More)
We examined the effects of eight subtypes of human interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) and human IFN-beta on primary human B cells. In costimulation with antibodies to IgM (but not to CD40), some of these induced the cells to proliferate (but not to differentiate). Individual IFN differed greatly in their relative proliferative effects. IFN-alpha8 at 0.1-0.5 ng/ml(More)
This study investigates the effect of interleukin (IL)-4 mutant proteins and a monoclonal antibody to the IL-4 receptor alpha chain on IL-4 and IL-13 response by B cells from X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (X-SCID) patients in which the common gamma chain (gamma c chain) gene mutations have been fully characterized and no gamma c chain expression(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype-3a infection is now the dominant strain in South Asia and the UK. Characteristic features include a favourable response to therapy; the reasons for this are unknown but may include distinct genotype-3a-specific T cell immunity. In contrast to genotype-1 infection, T cell immunity to this subtype is poorly defined.(More)
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