A recombinant (r)65-kD protein from Mycobacterium leprae, at levels far in excess of those present in whole mycobacteria, was unable to induce arthritis. Even when combined with a synthetic adjuvant, CP20961, to mimic the peptidoglycan adjuvant component of the mycobacterial cell wall, the r65-kD protein failed to induce arthritis. Pretreatment with as… (More)
The excessive release of glutamate following brain injury is responsible for the phenomenon of glutamate excitotoxicity, mediated through glutamate receptors, resulting in apoptotic cell death. KDI ameliorates excitotoxicity and regenerates damaged nerve cells.