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Peritoneal infection with Taenia crassiceps cysticerci of naturally resistant (C57BL/10J and C57BL/6J) and susceptible (BALB/cAnN) mice induces a cellular immune depression. T-cell proliferation in response to concanavalin A (ConA) or anti-CD3 was significantly depressed in infected mice of all strains tested. However, in resistant mice, the diminished(More)
Current knowledge concerning the molecular mechanisms of the cellular response to excitotoxic insults in neurodegenerative diseases is insufficient. Although glutamate (Glu) has been widely studied as the main excitatory neurotransmitter and principal excitotoxic agent, the neuroprotective response enacted by neurons is not yet completely understood. Some(More)
Photochemotherapy offers a unique approach for the selective therapy of skin diseases. Hematoporphyrin derivative (HPD) in combination with visible light exhibits cytocidal activity in vitro and systemically has demonstrated applicability to the treatment of experimental and human tumors. This study was undertaken to investigate the phototoxic effects in(More)
Cyclosporine (CSA) is an effective immunosuppressive agent and is used in tissue transplantation. The present investigation was undertaken to determine the effect of topical delivery of CSA on allergic contact dermatitis in guinea pigs. Topical 15% CSA in an azone (1-dodecylazacycloheptan-2-one)-containing vehicle blocked local elicitation in previously(More)
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