Maryam Waris

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Vaccination with formalin-inactivated respiratory syncytial virus (FI-RSV) caused excessive disease in infants upon subsequent natural infection with RSV. Recent studies with BALB/c mice have suggested that T cells are important contributors to lung immunopathology during RSV infection. In this study, we investigated vaccine-induced enhanced disease by(More)
To investigate enhanced disease associated with a formalin-inactivated (FI) respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine, we studied the pulmonary inflammatory response to RSV in BALB/c mice immunized with live RSV, FI-RSV, or combinations of the two. After RSV challenge, the number of granular cells, the ratio of CD4+/CD8+ lymphocytes, and the level of(More)
Three linear antigenic regions on the N protein from human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) subgroup A (strain A2) were identified by using peptides which reacted in ELISA with sera from humans with recent or previous RSV infection. The determinants were localized within three hydrophilic regions of the protein: Thr11 to Gly30 (N3 peptide), Ser231 to(More)
Three linear antigenic regions on the P protein from human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) subgroup A (strain A2) were represented by peptides that reacted with monoclonal antibodies and with sera from humans with recent or previous RSV infection. The determinants were localized within three hydrophilic regions of the P protein: Pro91 to Asp110, Ser161 to(More)
Primordial Germ Cells (PGCs) are the stem cells of the germline. Germline specification can occur through induction by zygotic factors, or through the inheritance of maternal factors called Germ Plasm (GP). GP first localizes to the Balbiani body (Bb) of primary oocytes and is later inherited in the cells that will become the PGCs. When PGCs are formed, the(More)
BACKGROUND The successful development of an RSV vaccine requires a better understanding of the pathogenesis of primary infection, susceptibility to reinfection, and the immunopathology of enhanced illness in children immunized with a non-replicating RSV candidate vaccine. The exact role of different immune parameters in RSV pathogenesis remains(More)
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