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Bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) or endotoxins are potent triggers of the cytokine (CK) cascade. These CKs are immune mediators which produce many biological effects and could play a detrimental rather than beneficial role in the host. In this review emphasis will be placed on the participation of two CKs, tumor necrosis factor [TNF-alpha and interleukin(More)
Lipophosphoglycan (LPG), a surface glycoconjugate of Leishmania promastigotes, has been reported as playing an active role in protecting the parasite within phagolysosomes, by an impairment of monocyte oxidative responses. In this study the effect of LPG on the oxidative burst of human peripheral monocytes, eosinophils and neutrophils was evaluated. Our(More)
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