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Medicina UPB ; 40(2): 41-49, 13 oct. 2021. tab, Ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1342180

ABSTRACT

La infección respiratoria causada por el SARS-CoV-2 fue declarada pandemia por la OMS en marzo 11 de 2020. Este nuevo beta-coronavirus, producto probablemente de la mutación aleatoria de un coronavirus infectante de animales, ha impactado la humanidad, creado una gran mortalidad entre la población, y también ha desestabilizado la interacción entre los seres humanos y su calidad de vida. El trabajo conjunto de investigadores que han analizado los casos de COVID-19, los mecanismos biológicos, los efectos en el ser humano y las posibles vías de intervención conducen a exitosos avances científicos en el entendimiento de la infección, la creación de inmunidad y el uso de ciertos medicamentos, además de una novedosa e histórica forma de creación de nuevas vacunas eficientes y seguras. No se puede olvidar el esfuerzo en medidas de protección personal como el lavado de manos, higiene de superficies, distanciamiento social y equipos de protección, entre otras. En esta revisión narrativa analizamos algunos puntos importantes en el proceso infeccioso, manifestaciones clínicas, diagnóstico, manejo y prevención de la enfermedad por coronavirus 2019, COVID-19.


The respiratory infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 was declared a pandemic by the WHO on March 11, 2020. This new beta-coronavirus, probably the product of the random mutation of a coronavirus infecting animals, has affected humanity, created great mor-tality among the population, and it has also destabilized the interaction between human beings and their quality of life. The joint work of researchers who have analyzed the COVID-19 cases, the biological mechanisms, their effects on human beings, and possible intervention pathways have led to successful scientific advances in the understanding of the infection, the creation of immunity, the use of specific medications, in addition to an innovative and historical way of creating new vaccines that are both efficient and safe. It is also crucial to note that the effort to produce positive results involves the continued used of safety precautions such as handwashing, surface disinfection, social distancing and protective equipment, among others. This narrative review will analyze relevant aspects regarding the process of infection, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, management, and prevention of the disease caused by the 2019 coronavirus, COVID-19.


A infecção respiratória causada pelo SARS-CoV-2 foi declarada pandemia pela OMS em 11 de março de 2020. Este novo beta-coronavírus, provavelmente produto da mutação aleatória de um coronavírus que infecta animais, impactou a humanidade, criou uma grande mortalidade entre a população, e também desestabilizou a interação entre o ser humano e sua qualidade de vida. O trabalho conjunto de investigadores que anali-saram os casos de COVID-19, os mecanismos biológicos, os efeitos no ser humano e as possíveis vias de intervenção conduzem a avanços científicos exitosos na compreensão da infecção, na criação de imunidade e na utilização de certos medicamentos, além de uma forma nova e histórica de criar novas vacinas eficientes e seguras. Não se pode esquecer o esforço em medidas de proteção individual como lavagem das mãos, higiene das superfícies, distanciamento social e equipamentos de proteção, entre outros. Nesta revisão narrativa analisamos alguns pontos importantes no processo infeccioso, manifes-tações clínicas, diagnóstico, manejo e prevenção da doença coronavírus 2019, COVID-19.


Subject(s)
Humans , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19 , Protective Devices , Signs and Symptoms , World Health Organization , Vaccines , Hand Disinfection , Mortality , Coronavirus , Physical Distancing , Immunity
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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(5): 464-467, July-Sept. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1288615

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Introduction: Immunity is closely related to health. When the body's immunity is strong, it is healthy. On the contrary, various diseases appear. Sports dance is an entertainment and fitness sports project that integrates sports, music, aesthetics, and dance, the body movement dance as the necessary content and two-person or collective exercises as the primary form of exercise. Studies have shown that long-term adherence to Tai Chi exercise can significantly increase the serum immunoglobulin IgA, IgG, and IgM levels. Objective: The paper explores the effect of physical dance exercise on serum immunoglobulin and T lymphocyte subsets of college students. Methods: The thesis randomly selected 16 male and female students in the first-grade physical dance optional course of public physical education as the experimental group. They performed physical dance exercises three times a week, 40 minutes each time, and the training intensity was controlled at a heart rate of 135-150 beats/min. Ten weeks; besides, 16 male and female students in the first grade were selected as the control group, and no physical dance exercise was performed; all the subjects were drawn from the elbow venous blood on an empty stomach at the same time before and after the experiment to measure serum immunoglobulin and T lymph Cell subpopulation content. Results: After ten weeks of sports dance training, the serum immunoglobulin IgG of both men and women in the experimental group increased significantly (P<0.01), and the CD4+% and CD4+/CD8+ ratio of T lymphocyte subgroups showed extremely significant and significant increases (P <0.01, P<0.05), serum IgM tended to increase, IgA, CD8+% tended to decrease, but there was no significant change. Conclusions: Long-term physical dance exercise can improve the body's immune function. Level of evidence II; Therapeutic studies - investigation of treatment results.


RESUMO Introdução: la inmunidad está estrechamente relacionado con la salud. Cuando la inmunidad del cuerpo es fuerte éste está sano. En caso contrario, aparecen diversas enfermedades. La danza deportiva é um projeto de entretenimiento y fitness que integra el deporte, la música, la estética y la danza, el movimiento corporal como contenido necesario y los ejercicios de das personas ou colectivos como forma principal de ejercicio. Los estudios han demonstraram que a adesão a largo plazo al ejercicio de Tai Chi pode aumentar também os niveles séricos de imunoglobulina IgA, IgG e IgM. Objetivo: O artigo explora o efeito do exercício físico de danza em subconjuntos de imunoglobulina sérica e linfocitos T de estudiantes universitários. Métodos: Para que a tese seja selecionada aleatoriamente, 16 ex-alunos e ex-alunos do curso optativo de danza física de primer grado de educação física pública como grupo experimental. Realizaron ejercicios de danza física tres veces por semana, 40 minutes cada vez, y la intensidad del entrenamiento se controló a una frecuencia cardíaca de 135-150 latidos/min. durante as semanas; además, se selecionar 16 alumnos y alumnas de primer grado como group de control, el que no realizó ningún ejercicio físico de danza. A todos os sujetos se les extrajo sangre venosa del codo com o estómago vacío, durante, antes e depois do experimento para medir o conteúdo da subpoblación de células T y de imunoglobulina sérica. Resultados: Después de diez semanas de entrenamiento de danza deportiva, la imunoglobulina IgG sérica de hombres y mujeres en el grupo experimental aumentó complementar (P <0,01), y la proporción CD4 +% y CD4 +/CD8 + de los subgrupos de linfocitos T mostró incrementos extremadamente provados. (P <0,01,P <0,05), la IgM sérica tendió a aumentar, la IgA, CD8 +% tendió a disminuir, mas nenhum hubo cambio projetado. Conclusiones: El ejercicio de danza física a largo plazo puede mejorar la función inmunológica del cuerpo. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudios terapéuticos: investigación de los results del tratamiento.


RESUMEN Introducción: la inmunidad está estrechamente relacionada con la salud. Cuando la inmunidad del cuerpo es fuerte éste está sano. En caso contrario, aparecen diversas enfermedades. La danza deportiva es un proyecto de entretenimiento y fitness que integra el deporte, la música, la estética y la danza, el movimiento corporal como contenido necesario y los ejercicios de dos personas o colectivos como forma principal de ejercicio. Los estudios han demostrado que la adherencia a largo plazo al ejercicio de Tai Chi puede aumentar significativamente los niveles séricos de inmunoglobulina IgA, IgG e IgM. Objetivo: El artículo explora el efecto del ejercicio físico de danza en subconjuntos de inmunoglobulina sérica y linfocitos T de estudiantes universitarios. Métodos: Para la tesis se seleccionaron aleatoriamente a 16 alumnos y alumnas del curso optativo de danza física de primer grado de educación física pública como grupo experimental. Realizaron ejercicios de danza física tres veces por semana, 40 minutos cada vez, y la intensidad del entrenamiento se controló a una frecuencia cardíaca de 135-150 latidos/min. durante diez semanas; además, se seleccionaron 16 alumnos y alumnas de primer grado como grupo de control, el que no realizó ningún ejercicio físico de danza. A todos los sujetos se les extrajo sangre venosa del codo con el estómago vacío, durante, antes y después del experimento para medir el contenido de la subpoblación de células T y de inmunoglobulina sérica. Resultados: Después de diez semanas de entrenamiento de danza deportiva, la inmunoglobulina IgG sérica de hombres y mujeres en el grupo experimental aumentó significativamente (P <0.01), y la proporción CD4 +% y CD4 + / CD8 + de los subgrupos de linfocitos T mostró incrementos extremadamente significativos. (P <0.01, P <0.05), la IgM sérica tendió a aumentar, la IgA, CD8 +% tendió a disminuir, pero no hubo cambios significativos. Conclusiones: El ejercicio de danza física a largo plazo puede mejorar la función inmunológica del cuerpo. Nivel de evidencia II; Estudios terapéuticos: investigación de los resultados del tratamiento.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Young Adult , Universities , Immunoglobulins/blood , Dancing/physiology , Immunity/physiology , Student Health Services , Time Factors , Lymphocyte Count
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Goiânia; SES-GO; 20 ago 2021. 1-6 p. ilus.
Non-conventional in Portuguese | LILACS, ColecionaSUS, CONASS, SES-GO | ID: biblio-1283937

ABSTRACT

De acordo com o Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) apesar dos avanços obtidos, nos últimos meses, no desenvolvimento de imunizantes para a COVID-19, algumas perguntas continuam sem respostas, como por exemplo, por quanto tempo as vacinas são capazes de proteger a população da infecção pelo SARS-CoV-2 (CDC, 2021), imunidade híbrida e a necessidade de booster, adicionado ao protocolo inicialmente proposto. Apesar de a maioria dos estudos utilizar os níveis séricos de anticorpos neutralizantes contra o SARS-CoV-2, ainda considera-se desconhecido o nível de anticorpos neutralizantes que garante proteção contra a COVID-19 (CALLAWAY, 2021; BENOTMANE et al., 2021). Por outro lado, embora existam outros mecanismos responsáveis pela resposta imune mediada por células T e B de memória imunológica, Khoury e colaboradores (2021) consideram que a concentração dos anticorpos neutralizantes após contato com o vírus (indivíduos convalescentes soropositivos) e/ou após administração de um imunizante seja capaz de predizer a resposta imune à doença.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), despite the advances made in recent months in the development of immunizers for COVID-19, some questions remain unanswered, such as, for example, how long are vaccines able to protect the population from SARS-CoV-2 infection (CDC, 2021), hybrid immunity and the need for a booster, added to the initially proposed protocol. Although most studies use serum levels of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the level of neutralizing antibodies that guarantee protection against COVID-19 is still unknown (CALLAWAY, 2021; BENOTMANE et al., 2021 ). On the other hand, although there are other mechanisms responsible for the immune response mediated by immune memory T and B cells, Khoury et al (2021) consider that the concentration of neutralizing antibodies after contact with the virus (convalescent seropositive individuals) and/or after administration of an immunizing agent is able to predict the immune response to the disease.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Vaccines/administration & dosage , COVID-19/prevention & control , Immunity
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Infectio ; 25(2): 94-100, abr.-jun. 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1250074

ABSTRACT

Resumen La infección por SARS-CoV-2 es hoy el principal problema de salud pública en el mundo. No es claro el papel de las citoquinas en la fisiopatología del COVID-19,que en algunos individuos presenta una progresión rápida, severa y mortal asociada con proinflamación sistémicos relacionada con coagulopatías y fallas multiorgánicas. En este estudio, evaluamos los niveles séricos de citoquinas y su correlación con IgM, IgG e IgA, en 24 muestras de individuos positivos y 8 muestras de individuos negativos, para SARS-CoV-2. Hallamos concentraciones significativamente menores de IFN-g, TNF, IL-2 e IL-4 y un aumento significativo de IL-6 en el grupo de infectados hospitalizados respecto a los no infectados, así como una tendencia significativa al aumento, para IgG e IgA en el mismo grupo de individuos, respecto a infectados asintomáticos. Nuestros datos soportan el papel de la IL-6 en la severidad de la enfermedad destacando su potencial papel como biomarcador en la prognosis de esta patología. También, soportan la hipótesis sobre la función de los anticuerpos en el control efectivo del patógeno; se observa una respuesta inmune humoral más débil, frente a la proteína de la nucleocápside viral, en individuos con un mejor curso de la enfermedad.


Abstract The emergency caused by the infection in humans of SARS-COV-2 and the clinical syndrome resulting from the infection (COVID-19) is a major public health crisis with global repercussions. Currently, the role of different cytokine profiles in the infection pathophysiology and its outcome remains unclear despite the coordina ted efforts of the scientific community. COVID-19 shows a rapid progression where the disease severity and mortality are linked to systemic pro-inflammatory pro cesses associated to a dysregulation in the cytokine production balance, resulting in blood clothing disorders and multiorgan failure. Here we evaluate the serum concentration for a cytokine panel as well as the antibody titers of IgM, IgG and IgA from 24 individuals who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR (divided into three separate groups according to disease severity) and eight RT-PCR-negative controls. Significantly lower concentrations of IFN-g, TNF, IL-2 and IL-4, and a higher production of IL-6 were observed in hospitalized COVID-19 patients when compared to SARS-CoV-2-negative individuals. Furthermore, a significant and sustained increase in the levels of IgG and IgA was found for the group of hospitalized patients compared to asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2-positive individuals. Our data support previous findings on the role of cytokines like IL-6 in the severity of the disease and highlight their potential use as biomarkers for the prognosis of COVID-19. Finally, we provide evidence supporting the potential function of the antibody response in the effective control of the virus, showing that a somehow weaker humoral immune response can be associated to milder forms of COVID-19.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Cytokines , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19 , Biomarkers , Colombia , Immunity , Anti-Inflammatory Agents
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Semina cienc. biol. saude ; 42(2): 236-242, jun./dez. 2021.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1293205

ABSTRACT

O sistema imune envolve diversos mecanismos de resposta imunológica que são fundamentais para o organismo se manter em equilíbrio e protegido. Dentre estes mecanismos, há a expressão de citocinas anti-inflamatórias e imunomoduladoras, como a interleucina-10 (IL-10). Esta citocina anti-inflamatória tem um papel crucial no sistema imune, uma vez que desempenha inúmeras funções biológicas. Estudos têm demonstrado que a terapia de fotobiomodulação (TFBM) tem sido eficaz na modulação da citocina IL-10, aumentando sua expressão, em várias doenças de caráter inflamatório. Apesar do mecanismo de ação da TFBM ainda não ser totalmente compreendido, esta vem se mostrando uma terapia promissora para estas doenças. Diante disso, o objetivo deste trabalho foi revisar estudos clínicos em que avaliaram a liberação/expressão da citocina IL-10 em diversas patologias em resposta à TFBM, e discutir as evidências atuais e potenciais da fotobiomodulação.


The immune system involves several immune response mechanisms that are essential for the body to remain in balance and protected. Among these mechanisms, there is the expression of anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory cytokines, such as interleukin-10 (IL-10). This anti-inflammatory cytokine plays a crucial role in the immune system, since it performs numerous biological functions. Studies have shown that photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) has been effective in modulating the cytokine IL-10, increasing its expression, in various diseases of an inflammatory character. Although the mechanism of action of PBMT is not yet fully understood, it has been shown to be a promising therapy for these diseases. Therefore, the objective of this work was to review clinical studies in which they evaluated the release / expression of the cytokine IL-10 in several pathologies in response to PBMT, and to discuss the current and potential evidences of photobiomodulation.


Subject(s)
Humans , Low-Level Light Therapy , Immunity , Inflammation
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Rev. bras. med. esporte ; 27(spe2): 39-41, Apr.-June 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1280088

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Grape proanthocyanidin is a good health product, without side effects and excellent biological activity, but research in the field of sports tonic is still relatively slow. Currently, the technology of preparation and extraction of grape proanthocyanidins is relatively mature. This fact laid the groundwork for sports tonic proanthocyanidin research. This study first described the biological structure of proanthocyanidin in grapes, and built the immune system of volleyball players before and after taking proanthocyanidin sports supplements. He then analyzed the factors that influence immunity. The results show that the primary index subsystem is consistent with the total system in each phase, but there are still few differences over time, which can be divided into four phases: development, recession, recovery and stability; at the level of scientific training it is reasonable. Male and female athletes take exercise supplements containing proanthocyanidin at each level of training. Regarding humoral immunity and cellular immunity, there was no adverse reaction. This study may offer some reference value for other athletes before and after taking proanthocyanidin as a sports supplement.


RESUMO A proantocianidina da uva é um produto bom para a saúde, sem efeitos colaterais e excelente atividade biológica, mas a pesquisa no campo do tônico esportivo ainda é relativamente lenta. Atualmente, a tecnologia de preparação e extração das proantocianidinas de uva está relativamente madura. Este fato lançou as bases para a investigação da proantocianidina desportiva tónica. Este estudo descreveu, em primeiro lugar, a estrutura biológica da proantocianidina das uvas, e construiu o sistema imunitário dos jogadores de voleibol antes e depois de tomar suplementos desportivos de proantocianidina. Em seguida analisou os fatores que influenciam a imunidade. Os resultados mostram que o subsistema de índice primário é coerente com o sistema total em cada fase, mas ainda há poucas diferenças no tempo, que podem ser divididas em quatro fases: desenvolvimento, recessão, recuperação e estabilidade; no plano de formação científico e razoável. Os atletas do sexo masculino e feminino tomam suplementos de exercício contendo proantocianidina em cada estágio de treinamento. Com respeito à imunidade humoral e à imunidade celular não houve reação adversa. Este estudo pode oferecer algum valor de referência para outros atletas antes e depois de tomar proantocianidina como suplemento desportivo.


RESUMEN La proantocianidina de la uva es un producto bueno para la salud, sin efectos colaterales y excelente actividad biológica, pero la investigación en el campo del tónico deportivo aun es relativamente lenta. Actualmente, la tecnología de preparación y extracción de las proantocianidinas de uva está relativamente madura. Este hecho lanzó las bases para la investigación de la proantocianidina deportiva tónica. Este estudio describió, en primer lugar, la estructura biológica de la proantocianidina de las uvas, y construyó el sistema inmunitario de los jugadores de voleibol antes y después de tomar suplementos deportivos de proantocianidina. Enseguida analizó los factores que influencian la inmunidad. Los resultados muestran que el subsistema de índice primario es coherente con el sistema total en cada fase, pero aun hay pocas diferencias en el tiempo, que pueden ser divididas en cuatro fases: desarrollo, recesión, recuperación y estabilidad; en el plano de la formación científica es razonable. Los atletas del sexo masculino y femenino toman suplementos de ejercicio conteniendo proantocianidina en cada nivel de entrenamiento. Con respecto a la inmunidad humoral y a la inmunidad celular no hubo reacción adversa. Este estudio puede ofrecer algún valor de referencia para otros atletas antes y después de tomar proantocianidina como suplemento deportivo.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Young Adult , Dietary Supplements , Proanthocyanidins/administration & dosage , Athletic Performance/physiology , Volleyball/physiology , Immunity/drug effects
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Mem. Inst. Invest. Cienc. Salud (Impr.) ; 19(1)abr. 2021. tab, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BDNPAR | ID: biblio-1337691

ABSTRACT

El embarazo es la única causa natural de inmunización contra el sistema de Antígenos Leucocitarios Humano (HLA). Durante la gestación hay paso de leucocitos fetales a través de la placenta, lo que puede desencadenar en la madre una respuesta inmunológica contra los antígenos HLA fetales de origen paterno, con la consecuente producción de anticuerpos. El objetivo del estudio fue conocer la prevalencia de sensibilización a antígenos HLA inducida por embarazos en mujeres paraguayas y estudiar las características y especificidades de los anticuerpos encontrados. Realizamos un estudio descriptivo, prospectivo, de corte transversal de 319 mujeres paraguayas, que acudieron al Laboratorio Central de Salud Pública entre abril de 2017 y abril de 2018 utilizando la tecnología LUMINEX para la detección de anticuerpos anti- HLA. Se encontraron anticuerpos anti-HLA en 46% de las mujeres multíparas. Se detectaron anticuerpos contra todos los antígenos testados. La gran mayoría de los sueros resultaron ser poliespecíficos. Concluimos que al aumentar el número de gestas no solo aumenta la probabilidad de una mujer de desarrollar anticuerpos anti- HLA, sino que también parece aumentar la cantidad de especificidades desarrolladas y el título de los anticuerpos


Pregnancy is the only natural cause of immunization against the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system. During pregnancy, fetal leukocytes pass through the placenta, which can trigger an immunological response in the mother against the fetus paternal HLA antigens, with the consequent production of antibodies. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of pregnancy-induced HLA antigen sensitization in Paraguayan women and to study the characteristics and specificities of the antibodies found. We conducted a descriptive, prospective, cross-sectional study of 319 Paraguayan women, who attended the Central Laboratory of Public Health between April 2017 and April 2018 using LUMINEX technology to detect anti-HLA antibodies. We found anti-HLA antibodies in 46% of multiparous women. Antibodies against all tested antigens were detected. The vast majority of the sera exhibited multiple specificities. We conclude that increasing the number of gestations not only increases a woman's likelihood of developing anti-HLA antibodies, but it also appears to increase the number of developed specificities and titers of antibodies


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Adult , HLA Antigens , Immunity , Antibodies , Pregnancy , Prevalence
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 50: 45-52, Mar. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1292328

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BACKGROUND: Lawsonia intracellularis remains a problem for the swine industry worldwide. Previously, we designed and obtained a vaccine candidate against this pathogen based on the chimeric proteins: OMP1c, OMP2c, and INVASc. These proteins formed inclusion bodies when expressed in E. coli, which induced humoral and cellular immune responses in vaccinated pigs. Also, protection was demonstrated after the challenge. In this study, we established a production process to increase the yields of the three antigens as a vaccine candidate. RESULTS: Batch and fed-batch fermentations were evaluated in different culture conditions using a 2 L bioreactor. A fed-batch culture with a modified Terrific broth medium containing glucose instead of glycerol, and induced with 0.75 mM IPTG at 8 h of culture (11 g/L of biomass) raised the volumetric yield to 627.1 mg/L. Under these culture conditions, plasmid-bearing cells increased by 10% at the induction time. High efficiency in cell disruption was obtained at passage six using a high-pressure homogenizer and a bead mill. The total antigen recovery was 64% (400 mg/L), with a purity degree of 70%. The antigens retained their immunogenicity in pigs, inducing high antibody titers. CONCLUSIONS: Considering that the antigen production process allowed an increment of more than 70-fold, this methodology constitutes a crucial step in the production of this vaccine candidate against L. intracellularis.


Subject(s)
Animals , Swine Diseases/immunology , Bacterial Vaccines/immunology , Lawsonia Bacteria/immunology , Desulfovibrionaceae Infections/prevention & control , Swine , Swine Diseases/prevention & control , Bacterial Vaccines/administration & dosage , Vaccines, Synthetic , Cell Survival , Vaccination , Fermentation , Batch Cell Culture Techniques , Immunity
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Arch. latinoam. nutr ; 71(1): 61-78, mar. 2021. ilus, tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, LIVECS | ID: biblio-1283257

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Las infecciones de las vías respiratorios altas (IVRA), son debilitantes para el potencial deportivo de los atletas de élite. El ejercicio físico activa múltiples vías moleculares y bioquímicas relacionadas con el sistema inmune, sensibles a influencias nutricionales. Sobre este contexto, la inmunonutrición está adquiriendo una nueva dirección orientada a conseguir el equilibrio inmunológico, contraponiéndose con algunas de las teorías que han sentado las bases de la inmunología del ejercicio durante las últimas décadas. Objetivo. Investigar los aspectos nutricionales que puedan mejorar la respuesta inmunológica en deportistas de elite. Estudiar los posibles beneficios del equilibrio inmunológico para mejorar el rendimiento, analizar los factores nutricionales que contribuyan al equilibrio de la respuesta inmunológica y extrapolar la evidencia actual en recomendaciones prácticas de alimentación/suplementación para mejorar la homeostasis de la respuesta inmunológica en atletas de élite, teniendo en cuenta las limitaciones existentes.Resultados. La evidencia científica apunta que se puede potenciar el equilibrio inmunológico y la respuesta inmune a través de la modificación de factores nutricionales. Dentro de los cuales, la vitamina D, los probióticos, la vitamina C y el cinc son los que cuentan con mayor evidencia. Conclusión. Los avances científicos resultan prometedores y de interés para los atletas de élite, debido a que pueden disminuir la incidencia de IVRA, mejorando el éxito deportivo de los mismos. Se requieren más estudios para su validación y aplicación(AU)


Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) are debilitating for the athletic potential of elite athletes. Physical exercise in elite athletes activates multiple molecular and biochemical pathways related to the immune system, which, at the same time, are sensitive to nutritional influences. Based on this context, immunonutrition is taking a new direction aimed at achieving the immunological balance. Objective. To investigate the nutritional aspects that can improve the immune response in elite athletes. To study the potential benefits of immune balance to improve performance, to analyse nutritional factors that contribute to the balance of the immune response and to extrapolate current evidence into practical dietary/supplementation recommendations to improve the homeostasis of the immune response in elite athletes, considering existing limitations. Results. Scientific evidence suggests that immune balance and immune response can be enhanced through the modification of nutritional factors. Among which, vitamin D, probiotics, vitamin C and zinc are the micronutrients with most evidence. Conclusion. Scientific advances in this field are promising and of great interest to elite athletes since it could decrease the incidence of URTI and, as a consequence, it could improve their sporting success. However, more studies are still required for its validation and application(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Respiratory Tract Infections/immunology , Nutritional Status , Eating , Athletes , Exercise , Risk Factors , Immune Tolerance , Immunity
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ABCS health sci ; 46: e021306, 09 fev. 2021. ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1343364

ABSTRACT

Coronaviruses (CoVs) belong to the family Coronaviridae, which are enveloped and have a single-stranded RNA genome. The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is the seventh known coronavirus that can infect humans and cause serious illness, such as acute respiratory syndrome. The coronaviruses already identified have contributed to the understanding of the clinical manifestations caused by SARSCoV-2, as well as their associations with the immune system. The aim of the present study was to carry out a narrative review of the literature on the host's immune response to infection by the new coronavirus. The review contains basic and summarized information on the main mechanisms involved in the immune response to SARS-CoV-2. The characteristics of the infection were considered according to the following: from the initial contact with the host through binding to angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE-2); the recognition of the pathogen by innate immunity cells; its containment mechanisms, including the production of effector cytokines and chemokines important in the development of the inflammatory process; and the participation of the complement system until the activation of the adaptive immune response. The probable occurrence of a host dysfunctional immune response and the escape mechanisms of the virus were also addressed. Despite numerous studies on the pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, knowledge about the host's immune response in COVID-19 is not fully understood. The present work established the relationship between the new coronavirus and the immune system, but further studies are needed for all the mechanisms of the process to be elucidated.


Os coronavírus (CoVs) pertencem à família Coronaviridae, são envelopados com genoma de RNA (Ácido Ribonucleico) de fita simples e de sentido positivo. O novo coronavírus (SARS-CoV-2) é o sétimo coronavírus conhecido com capacidade de infectar seres humanos e pode provocar doença grave, como a síndrome respiratória aguda. Os coronavírus já identificados contribuíram para o entendimento das manifestações clínicas causadas pelo SARS-CoV-2, bem como suas correlações com o sistema imune. O presente trabalho teve o propósito de realizar uma revisão narrativa de literatura sobre a resposta imune do hospedeiro à infecção pelo novo coronavírus. A revisão contém informações básicas e resumidas dos principais mecanismos envolvidos na resposta imune ao SARS-CoV-2. Foram consideradas as características da infecção desde o contato inicial com o hospedeiro, por meio da ligação da Enzima Conversora de Angiotensina 2 (ECA2), o reconhecimento do patógeno pelas células da imunidade inata, seus mecanismos de contenção, incluindo a produção de citocinas efetoras e quimiocinas importantes no desenvolvimento do processo inflamatório, a participação do sistema complemento até a ativação da resposta imune adaptativa. Foram abordados também a provável ocorrência de uma resposta imune disfuncional do hospedeiro e os mecanismos de escape do vírus. Apesar dos inúmeros trabalhos sobre a patogenia da infecção pelo SARS-CoV-2, o conhecimento sobre a resposta imune do hospedeiro na COVID-19 não está totalmente esclarecido. O presente trabalho estabeleceu as relações do novo coronavírus com o sistema imunológico, entretanto, mais estudos ainda são necessários para que todos os mecanismos do processo sejam elucidados.


Subject(s)
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19/immunology , Immunity
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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 119(1): 56-61, feb. 2021.
Article in English, Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1147089

ABSTRACT

La leche materna provee microorganismos que colonizan el intestino y programan el sistema inmunológico para desarrollar tolerancia oral. Entre los 6 meses de lactancia materna exclusiva y los 2 años de lactancia prolongada recomendada, la alimentación complementaria conlleva una reducción progresiva en el ingreso de microorganismos vivos al ecosistema intestinal. Esto se debe a que los alimentos en general -a diferencia de la leche materna- o se encuentran desprovistos de microorganismos o, si los poseen, suelen inactivarse durante la cocción. Los alimentos fermentados y los probióticos podrían constituir una estrategia nutricional valiosa, dado que garantizarían la provisión de microorganismos vivos ante la reducción o interrupción anticipada de la lactancia. Los términos "alimentos fermentados" y "probióticos" no son sinónimos. La identidad microbiológica, la inocuidad y la existencia de estudios clínicos de eficacia para unos y otros son claves para entender sus diferencias y decidir una eventual recomendación alimentaria


Breast milk provides microorganisms that colonize the gut and program the immune system to develop oral tolerance. Between the 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding and the recommended 2 years of prolonged breastfeeding, complementary feeding leads to a progressive reduction in the entry of live microorganisms into the gut ecosystem. This is because foods in general -unlike breast milk- are devoid of microorganisms or, if present, they are often inactivated during cooking. Fermented foods and probiotics could be a valuable nutritional strategy, as they would ensure the supply of live microorganisms in the face of a reduction or early cessation of breastfeeding. The terms "fermented foods" and "probiotics" are not synonymous. Microbiological identity, safety, and the existence of clinical efficacy studies supporting both are key to understand their differences and decide on an eventual dietary recommendation


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Fermented Foods and Beverages , Yogurt , Probiotics , Microbiota , Immunity , Infant Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
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Rev. Eugenio Espejo ; 15(1): 89-105, 20210102.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1145505

ABSTRACT

A finales de 2019 una nueva cepa de coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) ocasiona una notable crisis mundial. Los esfuerzos del personal sanitario se han centrado en conocer la novel enfermedad y buscar la manera de frenar las curvas de contagio para en un futuro contar con inmunidad por vacunas. La inmunidad ante la primoinfección mediada por Linfocitos B ha reportado pérdida de inmunoglobulinas en cuestión de semanas. Estas características en el genotipo de la enferme- dad abren la posibilidad de reinfección por cepas distintas. Contados reportes a nivel mundial describen reinfección, los que tuvieron curso clínico leve al determinar algún factor protector luego de la primoinfección. La real posibilidad de volver a enfermarse por COVID-19 enciende las alarmas sobre la respuesta en el control de la pandemia, con las vacunas que están cerca de expenderse y representa un nuevo campo de estudio en la presente emergencia sanitaria.


At the end of 2019, a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causes a notable global crisis. The efforts of health personnel have focused on learning about the novel disease and finding a way to slow down the contagion curves to have immunity from vaccines in the future. Immunity to primary B lymphocyte-mediated infection has reported loss of immunoglobulins in a matter of weeks. These characteristics in the genotype of the disease open the possibility of reinfection by different strains. Counted reports worldwide describe reinfection, which had a mild clinical course when determining some protective factor after the primary infection. The real possibility of getting sick again from COVID-19 raises the alarms about the response in the control of the pandemic, with the vaccines that are close to being distributed and represents a new field of study in the current health emergency.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Coronavirus Infections , Pandemics , Immunity , Vaccines , Health , Disease
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Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 170-177, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880966

ABSTRACT

Nanosecond pulsed electric field (nsPEF) is a novel, nonthermal, and minimally invasive modality that can ablate solid tumors by inducing apoptosis. Recent animal experiments show that nsPEF can induce the immunogenic cell death of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and stimulate the host's immune response to kill residual tumor cells and decrease distant metastatic tumors. nsPEF-induced immunity is of great clinical importance because the nonthermal ablation may enhance the immune memory, which can prevent HCC recurrence and metastasis. This review summarized the most advanced research on the effect of nsPEF. The possible mechanisms of how locoregional nsPEF ablation enhances the systemic anticancer immune responses were illustrated. nsPEF stimulates the host immune system to boost stimulation and prevail suppression. Also, nsPEF increases the dendritic cell loading and inhibits the regulatory responses, thereby improving immune stimulation and limiting immunosuppression in HCC-bearing hosts. Therefore, nsPEF has excellent potential for HCC treatment.


Subject(s)
Animals , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/therapy , Cell Line, Tumor , Immunity , Liver Neoplasms/therapy , Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880116

ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the effect of expression level changes of monocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells (M-MDSC) to related immune function in the patients with primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).@*METHODS@#Peripheral blood samples were collected from 53 newly diagnosed ITP patients and 30 healthy volunteers. The quantity of M-MDSC, mRNA levels of Arg-1 and iNOS were detected. CD4@*RESULTS@#The count of M-MDSC in peripheral blood of newly diagnosed ITP patients was significantly higher than that in the control group (P < 0.01). However, the expression level of Arg-1 in peripheral blood was not significantly different between the newly diagnosed ITP group and the control group. But the expression level of iNOS in the newly diagnosed ITP patients was significantly higher than that in the control group (P < 0.01). After treatment, the count of M-MDSC in the patients with ITP was significantly lower than before treatment (P < 0.01), which showed that M-MDSC could significantly inhibit the proliferation and secretion of IFN-γ in CD4@*CONCLUSION@#M-MDSC may be related to the disorder of immune tolerance in the patients with ITP, and may become a new index to monitor the curative efficacy of ITP patients.


Subject(s)
Flow Cytometry , HLA-DR Antigens , Humans , Immunity , Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells , Purpura, Thrombocytopenic, Idiopathic
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J. venom. anim. toxins incl. trop. dis ; 27: e20200155, 2021. graf, ilus
Article in English | ID: biblio-1250253

ABSTRACT

Infection with vector-borne pathogens starts with the inoculation of these pathogens during blood feeding. In endemic regions, the population is regularly bitten by naive vectors, implicating a permanent stimulation of the immune system by the vector saliva itself (pre-immune context). Comparatively, the number of bites received by exposed individuals from non-infected vectors is much higher than the bites from infected ones. Therefore, vector saliva and the immunological response in the skin may play an important role, so far underestimated, in the establishment of anti-pathogen immunity in endemic areas. Hence, the parasite biology and the disease pathogenesis in "saliva-primed" and "saliva-unprimed" individuals must be different. This integrated view on how the pathogen evolves within the host together with vector salivary components, which are known to be endowed with a variety of pharmacological and immunological properties, must remain the focus of any investigational study dealing with vector-borne diseases. Considering this three-way partnership, the host skin (immune system), the pathogen, and the vector saliva, the approach that consists in the validation of vector saliva as a source of molecular entities with anti-disease vaccine potential has been recently a subject of active and fruitful investigation. As an example, the vaccination with maxadilan, a potent vasodilator peptide extracted from the saliva of the sand fly Lutzomyia longipalpis, was able to protect against infection with various leishmanial parasites. More interestingly, a universal mosquito saliva vaccine that may potentially protect against a range of mosquito-borne infections including malaria, dengue, Zika, chikungunya and yellow fever. In this review, we highlight the key role played by the immunobiology of vector saliva in shaping the outcome of vector-borne diseases and discuss the value of studying diseases in the light of intimate cross talk among the pathogen, the vector saliva, and the host immune mechanisms.(AU)


Subject(s)
Parasites , Heel , Vaccination , Inflammation/immunology , Immunity
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J. venom. anim. toxins incl. trop. dis ; 27: e20200149, 2021. graf, ilus
Article in English | ID: biblio-1154771

ABSTRACT

Skin lesions of patients affected by non-ulcerated cutaneous leishmaniasis (NUCL) caused by L. (L.) infantum chagasi are characterized by lymphohistiocytic inflammatory infiltrate associated with epithelioid granuloma and scarce parasitism. However, the in situ cellular immune response of these patients is unclear. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to characterize the cellular immune response in the skin lesions of patients affected by NUCL. Methods Twenty biopsies were processed by immunohistochemistry using primary antibodies to T lymphocytes (CD4, CD8), NK cells, B lymphocytes, macrophages, nitric oxide synthase and interferon-gamma. Results Immunohistochemistry revealed higher expression of all cellular types and molecules (IFN-γ, iNOS) in the dermis of diseased skin compared to the skin of healthy individuals (p < 0.05). Morphometric analysis performed in the skin lesions sections showed the predominance of CD8+ T lymphocytes in the mononuclear infiltrate, followed by macrophages, mostly iNOS+, a response that could be mediated by IFN-γ. Conclusion Our study improves knowledge of the cellular immune response in non-ulcerated or atypical cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by L. (L.) infantum chagasi in Central America and pointed to the pivotal participation of CD8+ T lymphocytes in the host defense mechanisms against the parasite in patients with NUCL.(AU)


Subject(s)
Immunohistochemistry , Dermis/injuries , Immunity , Leishmania , Infections
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Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. (Online) ; 58: e175224, 2021. ilus, tab
Article in English | ID: biblio-1343348

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In dairy cattle, supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is considered to be an important tool to decrease the negative energy balance of periparturient dairy cows and improve the reproductive and immune systems. The most common PUFAs added to ruminant diets are omega 3 (n-3 PUFA) as linolenic acid and omega 6 (n-6 PUFA) as linoleic acid. This paper aims to review the potential effects of n-3 PUFA. We consider the effects of n-3 PUFA on the bovine immune system, especially on immune cells, and on in vivo and in vitro reproductive parameters, emphasizing how n-3 PUFAs act as modulators through one or more molecular mechanisms. The incorporation of n-3 PUFA in the dairy cow diet has positive effects on animal fertility and immunity. Future research on n-3 PUFA should be more explored concerning reproduction and immune function, starting from the investigation of basic biology to their potential for application in the clinical and preventive medicine fields.(AU)


Em rebanhos leiteiros, a suplementação com ácidos graxos poliinsaturados (PUFAs) é considerada uma ferramenta importante para diminuir o balanço energético negativo de vacas leiteiras durante o periparto e contribuir para a reprodução e sistema imunológico. Os efeitos da suplementação com PUFA sobre estes sistemas têm sido pouco explorados na literatura. Os PUFAs mais comuns na dieta dos ruminantes são Ômega-3 (n-3 PUFA) como ácido linolênico e Ômega-6 (n-6 PUFA) como ácido linoleico. Esta revisão abordará os aspectos gerais do n-3 PUFA, seus efeitos mais relevantes no sistema imune, principalmente seus efeitos nas células imunes, bem como seus efeitos na parte reprodutiva, tanto in vivo como in vitro, enfatizando a ação do n-3 PUFA através de mecanismos moleculares. A incorporação de n-3 PUFAs na dieta de vacas leiteiras exerce efeitos positivos na fertilidade e imunidade. Mais estudos a fim de explorar a função do n-3 PUFA na modulação do sistema imune e parâmetros reprodutivos, desde a investigação da biologia básica até a aplicação a campo de modo clínico e preventivo, devem ser requeridos.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Female , Cattle , Reproduction/physiology , Fatty Acids, Omega-3 , Linoleic Acid , Fatty Acids, Unsaturated/analysis , Immunity , Immune System
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Rev. colomb. menopaus ; 27(1): 6-7, 2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1283525

ABSTRACT

Hoy en día se enseña a los médicos jóvenes a formular calcio en las diversas etapas de la vida desde la mujer embarazada para prevenir la aparición de preeclampsia, en los jóvenes, en la mujer que busca un embarazo y en la transición a la menopausia y menopausia. Se habla de los efectos pleiotrópicos que tiene la vitamina D y su deficiencia se ha asociado con algunas enfermedades como la diabetes tipo 2, las enfermedades autoinmunes, la enfermedad hepática no alcohólica, la enfermedad cardiovascular y el cáncer. Se han descrito los efectos de esta vitamina sobre la respuesta inmune implicándola tanto en inmunidad celular como humoral y mediando procesos inflamatorios. Es por ello que recientemente se publicó que la población con niveles deficientes tenía peor desenlace con la infección por Covid-19. Hay que ser cautos y críticos con la administración masiva de fármacos.


Today young physicians are taught to prescribe calcium in different stages of life from pregnant women to prevent preeclampsia, in young people, in women seeking pregnant and in those in menopausal transition or menopause. It is spoken of the pleiotropic effects of vitamin D and its deficiency has been associated with some diseases such as type 2 diabetes, autoimmune diseases, non-alcoholic hepatic disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The effects of this vitamin over immune answer have been described, implicating it in celular and humoral immunity and mediating inflammatory processes. That is why recently was published that the population with deficient levels had worst outcomes with Covid-19 infection. We mast be careful and critic with massive administration of pharmaceuticals.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Vitamin D , Calcium , Immunity
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Med. interna (Caracas) ; 37(1): 3-12, 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, LIVECS | ID: biblio-1253881

ABSTRACT

La fisiopatología y la inmunopatología del COVID-19 están íntimamente relacionadas entre sí y son dependientes la una de la otra. La complejidad de ambos procesos puede desencadenar daños multiorgánicos, producto de la toxicidad viral directa (la cual es dependiente de la expresión del receptor de enzima convertidora de angiotensina 2 o ACE2), del daño de las células endoteliales y tromboinflamación (induciendo endotelitis en múltiples lechos vasculares), y de la desregulación de la respuesta inmune y del sistema reninaangiotensina-aldosterona (SRAA), lo que se traduce en efectos citopáticos virales con daños en órganos diana. La enfermedad se caracteriza por presentar reacciones hiperinflamatorias que pueden desencadenar una liberación exacerbada de citoquinas proinflamatorias, proceso denominado "tormenta de citoquinas". La desregulación de la respuesta inmune produce linfopenia (de los linfocitos T CD4,+ CD8+, y B) así como un aumento de la relación neutrófilos-linfocitos. También se evidencia un claro incremento de marcadores inflamatorios, como los reactantes de fase aguda(AU)


The physiopathology and immunopathology of COVID-19 are both related and dependent on each other, The complexity of both processes has the potential to unfold multi-organ failure, product of the endothelium inflammation in multiple vascular beds, also viral toxicity (which depends, as well, on the expression of the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 or ACE2), the damage on endothelial cells and thrombo-inflammation (inducing a dysregulation of the immune response and the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), with cytopathic viral effects and damage on target organs. This disease also presents hyperinflammatory reactions that can lead to the exacerbated release of proinflammatory cytokines, a process known as "cytokine storm". The dysregulation of the immune response also generates lymphopenia, and a higher ratio of the neutrophils-lymphocytes ratio. There is a clear increase of the inflammatory markers, including the acute phase reactants. The understanding of the physiopathology and immunopathology is crucial in order to comprehend the bases of COVID-19, its treatment and prevention(AU)


Subject(s)
COVID-19/physiopathology , COVID-19/immunology , Immunity , Pharmaceutical Preparations , Communicable Diseases
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Rev. patol. trop ; 50(4)2021.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1353043

ABSTRACT

Leishmaniasis is a neglected disease that affects millions of people around the world, mainly socially vulnerable populations and is considered a serious public health problem. Caused by several species of the flagellated protozoa of the Leishmania genus, it is transmitted to man through female sand fly bites. The disease can present the cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral clinical forms, varying according to the parasite species and depending on host immune response. Depending on its evolution, the disease may pose serious risks to the afflicted individual's health. In general, treatment for Leishmaniasis is with pentavalent antimonials, in use for approximately 70 years. However, the existing treatment for Leishmaniasis presents drawbacks such as high toxicity, several side effects, cases of resistance, highlighting the need for new efficient therapeutic approaches. Given all the problems that involve the current treatment of leishmaniasis, it is of paramount importance to seek and screen new molecules that have leishmanicidal activity, meet the safety criteria, while presenting low toxicity, low cost, easy administration and that cure efficiently. This review presents some considerations on the leishmaniasis situation, its treatment and the current panorama for the development of new therapies.


Subject(s)
Leishmaniasis , Therapeutic Approaches , Neglected Diseases , Immunity
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