Cytokine production and lymphocyte proliferation in patients with Nocardia brasiliensis actinomycetoma


IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-4, IL10 and IL-12 concentrations in the supernatant of peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) cultures and the in vitro proliferation of PBMC were studied in 25 patients with actinomycetoma caused by Nocardia brasiliensisand in 10 healthy controls from endemic zones. Cell cultures were stimulated by a N. brasiliensiscrude cytoplasmic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11046-004-3126-4


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