Naveen Chandra Suryadevara

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Interleukin (IL-10), an anti-inflammatory cytokine, is known to have dual effect on the host immune system. One of these roles is that it provides an effective autoregulatory mechanism which protects the host from excessive inflammation and tissue damage which is in part initiated by the Th1 driven pro-inflammatory immune responses during infections (such(More)
In recent years, genome wide association studies have discovered a large number of gene loci that play a functional role in innate and adaptive immune pathways associated with leprosy susceptibility. The immunological control of intracellular bacteria M. leprae is modulated by NOD2-mediated signaling of Th1 responses. In this study, we investigated 211(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) is a transacting transcription factor which mediates immunomodulatory function and plays a key role in innate and adaptive immune responses through its ligand and polymorphisms in VDR gene may affect its regulatory function. OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of three VDR gene polymorphisms (TaqI rs731236, FokI(More)
Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous infection caused by the obligate intracellular organism Mycobacterium leprae. TLR2 plays a key role when activated by M. leprae lipoproteins initiating protective responses which induce bacterial killing and therefore control of disease spread. Microsatellite polymorphisms in intron2 of TLR2 gene have been reported to be(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms in TLR4 may change the function of the protein and alter the efficiency of immune response of host to infection. The high relevance of host gene polymorphisms with outcome of Mycobacterium leprae infection led us to study the genetic association of TLR4 G896A polymorphism in order to identify its risk among contacts of affected(More)
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