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Caffeine and aspirin have been suggested to be involved in neurologic diseases, such as schizophrenia, and previous data have revealed that abnormal expression of HERV-W elements may be an important factor in the etiopathogenesis of those diseases. In this article, we reported that caffeine and aspirin contributed to the expression of HERV-W env and gag in(More)
The current vaccine against tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis strain bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), offers potential advantages as a live, innately immunogenic vaccine vehicle for expression and delivery of protective recombinant antigens. Malaria is one of the severest parasitic diseases in humans especially in the developing world. No efficacious vaccine(More)
Human endogenous retrovirus W family (HERV-W) envelope (env) is known to be associated with neurological and psychiatric disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia. Previous studies showed that overexpression of HERV-W env could induce brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene expression. In human and rat cells, BDNF-mediated signal(More)
Strain bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) of Mycobacterium bovis has been used as a live bacterial vaccine to immunize more than 3 billion people against tuberculosis. In an attempt to use this vaccine strain as a vehicle for protective antigens, the gene encoding merozoite surface antigen 2 (MSA2) was amplified from strain FCC-1/HN Plasmodium falciparum(More)
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