Rahnuma Wahid

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Expression of the poliovirus receptor (PVR) on cells is a major host determinant of infection by poliovirus. Previously, the only immune cell type known to express PVR was the blood-derived monocyte, which is susceptible to infection at very low frequency. We demonstrate that professional antigen-presenting cells-macrophages and dendritic cells, generated(More)
The presence of poliovirus (PV)-specific CD4(+) T cells in individuals vaccinated against polio has been shown, but CD8(+) T-cell responses have not been described. Here, we functionally characterize the CD4(+) T-cell response and show for the first time that dendritic cells and macrophages can stimulate PV-specific CD8(+) T-cell responses in vitro from(More)
Compounds with the capacity to induce antigen-specific unresponsiveness in CD4(+) T cells can in some clinical situations be more beneficial than general immune suppressants. Newly synthesized ester, ester/amide, and amide derivatives of butyrate with the capacity to induce antigen-specific T cell unresponsiveness in vivo and in vitro were tested here. The(More)
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