Transcriptional Profiling in Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis Reveals a Broad Splenic Inflammatory Environment that Conditions Macrophages toward a Disease-Promoting Phenotype

@inproceedings{Kong2017TranscriptionalPI,
  title={Transcriptional Profiling in Experimental Visceral Leishmaniasis Reveals a Broad Splenic Inflammatory Environment that Conditions Macrophages toward a Disease-Promoting Phenotype},
  author={Fanping Kong and Omar Abdul Saldarriaga and Heidi M. Spratt and E Yaneth Osorio and Bruno L Travi and Bruce A. Luxon and Peter C Melby},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
  year={2017}
}
Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), caused by the intracellular protozoan Leishmania donovani, is characterized by relentlessly increasing visceral parasite replication, cachexia, massive splenomegaly, pancytopenia and ultimately death. Progressive disease is considered to be due to impaired effector T cell function and/or failure of macrophages to be activated to kill the intracellular parasite. In previous studies, we used the Syrian hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) as a model because it mimics the… CONTINUE READING
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