Nathalie Berbiguier

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We have studied the effect of natural and recombinant human interferons (HuIFN-alpha, -beta, and -gamma), and interleukin 1 (IL-1) on development of sporozoites of Plasmodium falciparum in cultures of functional hepatocytes. HuIFN-gamma inhibits hepatic schizogony of P. falciparum at very low concentrations (0.1 to 10 international units/ml), the target(More)
We have evaluated the in vitro biological activities of antibodies directed against sporozoites and compared them with their capacity to protect against challenge with both human and rodent malaria. The anti-Plasmodium falciparum antibodies evaluated with the test included monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) NFS1 and NFS2 as well as polyclonal antibodies contained(More)
The biological stains, methylene blue and its metabolite azure B, were evaluated as anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory agents. Azur B, administered in drinking water to tumor-bearing mice, inhibited the growth of transplanted tumors and the growth of primary tumors induced by methylcholanthrene. Inhibition of growth of primary tumors was observed only in(More)
Dear Editor: The disease caused by erythrocyte-infecting Plasmodium falciparum parasites is characterized by destruction of RBC and anemia which is disproportional in its intensity when compared to the low percentages of infected RBC (14). One of the most striking features of Plasmodium falciparum infection is the sequestration of RBC in capillary beds,(More)
Primary cultures of human hepatocytes, a culture-derived clone from the human hepatoma Hep G2 line, and cultured rat hepatocytes were inoculated in vitro with Plasmodium ovale sporozoites extracted from Anopheles stephensi, An. gambiae, and An. dirus mosquitoes. Penetration and differentiation of P. ovale sporozoites into trophozoite stage parasites(More)
In the present work, the hypothesis that individuals naturally exposed to Plasmodium falciparum malaria infection in endemic areas produce antibodies directed against non-repetitive epitopes of the circumsporozoite protein was investigated. Using a synthetic peptide reproducing the non-repetitive group-conserved region I sequence, we have shown that(More)
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