Paula B. Embury

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Activated microglia surrounding amyloid beta-containing senile plaques synthesize interleukin-1, an inflammatory cytokine that has been postulated to contribute to Alzheimer's disease pathology. Studies have demonstrated that amyloid beta treatment causes increased cytokine release in microglia and related cell cultures. The present work evaluates the(More)
Naturally acquired immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria in malaria holoendemic areas is characterized by the gradual, age-related development of protection against high-density parasitemia and clinical malaria. Animal studies, and less commonly, observations of humans with malaria, suggest that T-cell responses are important in the development and(More)
As noted in the introductory chapters of this book, neuritic plaques composed of accumulated amyloid β (Aβ) peptide are a hallmark pathological feature of the Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain. Compelling genetic data now implicate these plaques as key causative agents in AD onset, as all known mutations that lead to early onset familial AD (1-6) result in an(More)
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