Neeta Thawani

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Low reticulocytosis, indicating reduced red blood cell (RBC) output, is an important feature of severe malarial anemia. Evidence supports a role for Plasmodium products, especially hemozoin (Hz), in suppressed erythropoiesis during malaria, but the mechanism(s) involved remains unclear. Here, we demonstrated that low reticulocytosis and suppressed(More)
Consistent with their seminal role in detecting infection, both mouse bone marrow-derived and splenic CD11c+ dendritic cells (DCs) exhibited higher levels of uptake of Plasmodium chabaudi-parasitized RBCs (pRBCs) than of noninfected RBCs (nRBCs) as determined by our newly developed flow cytometric technique using the dye CFSE to label RBCs before coculture(More)
BACKGROUND The contribution of pro-inflammatory cytokines to the pathogenesis of malarial anemia has been studied extensively but the roles of Th2 cytokines remain unknown. Here, we investigated the role of signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)6-mediated responses in erythropoietic suppression during acute malaria infection in mice. (More)
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