María Cristina Pistoresi-Palencia

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Neutrophils play a crucial early role during the innate response, but little is known about their possible contribution when an adaptive immune response is installed. A robust neutrophilia and a T helper 1 (Th1) immune response are present after immunization with Complete Freund Adjuvant (CFA). We show that when FITC-labeled OVA was injected into the(More)
We have previously demonstrated that subcutaneously administered ovalbumin (OVA) plus synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides containing immunostimulatory CpG motifs (CpG-ODN) as adjuvant stimulate cellular and humoral immunity and promote T helper cell type 1 differentiation in aged mice. The present study assessed the ability of CpG-ODN to induce an OVA-specific(More)
Infection with Trypanosoma cruzi is characterized by hyporesponsiveness of the immune system during the acute phase of infection. To better understand the immunological mechanisms affected by T. cruzi, we studied if a reduced T cell proliferative response could originate from an inability of T cells to proliferate or a functional deficiency at the level of(More)
We examined whether CpG-DNA could be used as adjuvant to induce a T helper cell type-1 (Th1) immunity in aged BALB/c mice that showed a Th2 polarization. Bordetella pertussis and complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) were used as well. Immunization with ovalbumin (OVA)/CpG-DNA showed that the immunoglobulin G (IgG)2a/IgG1 ratio and OVA-specific T cell response(More)
Experimental autoimmune prostatitis (EAP) is an experimental model of autoimmune disease, developed in Wistar rats against prostatic components. The 12-and 18-month-old rats with EAP show a higher cellular autoimmune response and lower humoral autoimmune response compared to 3-month-old rats. The analysis of NO(.) and O(2)(-) production by peritoneal(More)
The aging process is accompanied by altered immune system functioning and an increased risk of infection. Dendritic cells (DCs) are antigen-presenting cells that play a key role in both adaptive and innate immunity, but how aging affects DCs and their influence on immunity has not been thoroughly established. Here we examined the function of conventional(More)
The development of an effective antitumor immune response to control tumor growth is influenced by the tumor cell itself and/or by the tumor microenvironment. Tumor invasion and tumor cell spreading require a finely tuned regulation of the formation and loosening of adhesive contacts of tumor cells with the extracellular matrix (ECM). In our laboratory, a(More)
During ageing, autoimmune disorders and the higher susceptibility to infectious have been associated with alterations in the humoral immune response. We report that splenic B lymphocytes from aged mice exhibit lower level of apoptosis induced by B-cell antigen receptor (BCR) ligation in vitro. Respect to B cells from young mice the anti-mu stimulated aged B(More)
To date, eight assemblages of Giardia lamblia have been described, but only assemblages A and B are known to infect humans. Despite the fact that the genomic, biological, and clinical differences found between these two assemblages has raised the possibility that they may be considered different species, there is relatively limited information on their(More)
During aging, there is an increased rise in susceptibility to infectious diseases. However, it is still unresolved whether standard vaccine adjuvants are efficient in the elderly. We report that immunization with OVA plus synthetic oligodeoxinucleotides containing immunostimulatory CpG motifs (CpG-ODN) stimulates specific Th1 response in aged mice. The(More)